An infinity pool with views of the Mediterranean and a beach on tap are just two reasons to stay here.
Location-wise, this hotel is just across from a sandy beach, with shops, bars and restaurants spilling out on the doorstep. And if you want to go further afield, central Fuengirola is a 15-minute walk away.
The new pool, added for 2013, is the centrepiece – it’s an L-shaped infinity design overlooking the sea. Elsewhere, there’s a buffet restaurant serving up Brit favourites and a lounge bar that hosts dancing.
The main restaurant offers buffet breakfast and dinner in a family friendly atmosphere. There's also an à la carte menu, weekly themed night and a weekly gala dinner in the winter months. Gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers and shirts - not T-shirts, for dinner and jackets and ties on the gala nights.
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I went to the Angela Hotel for a week in August with my mother. We booked a Thomson package holiday and Thomson claimed this hotel to be a four star hotel and listed it as one of their 'Platinum' hotels. It was very clear upon arrival that this was not the case; the hotel looks very tired, the room was clean enough and the staff were very friendly and helpful but the hotel is not as luxurious as advertised.
The pool is very small and is not an infinity pool as advertised (it may have once been but it appears they have added a ledge to it for health and safety reasons). The hotel prides itself on its 'no reserving sunbeds' policy. However, every day we were there all of the beds were taken up before the sun even hit the pool area. We only managed to get a sunbed once in the whole week because all the others were reserved by beach towels.
We moved rooms after the first night because we were placed on the first floor, this meant we were right next to the pool area and people could see right into our room. Also, the entertainment is very loud at night and on the first floor it can be quite annoying. We were moved up the the 4th floor for an extra 6 euros per day. This room was a lot better.
Thomson's package holiday was not ideal and it will be the last time I go on one - however, this is due to personal preference. I am sure their services suit other people better. We went on a pre-arranged trip by Thomson so Seville for the day. Although the city itself is beautiful, the organisation of the day itself was very clumsy. The bus ride is very long (over three and a half hours) and the first tour guide was not very good. He would sometimes forget to translate sentences into certain languages for other tourists and even when he did, he didn't give a decent explanation of the places we were visiting. The tour cost 65 Euros each and consisted of stops to a free entry building (this building was never properly explained to us) and to a Cathedral (this part was over an hour long) then we got two hours to explore the city for ourselves. By this time it was 2pm and we had not had lunch so we really only had an hour to explore.
Overall, the Angela Hotel is certainly not a bad hotel. The staff are pleasant and the rooms are clean. The food is very good and is arguably better than any of the restaurants surrounding the hotel.
However, it is not a four star hotel. It will suit you nicely if you plan on just using the hotel to sleep in and plan on exploring the area around it. Do not expect a luxurious service.More
Rebecca R, Wishaw, United Kingdom
"Moderate stay at the hotel Angelo, definitely not 4 star"
Stayed there for 10 nights 11/08/15-21/08/15. I will start with the only thing my partner & I did not moan about, the pool! This is a lovely quiet area of the hotel. The food, breakfast was fine but evening meal not so good,got to the stage where it All tasted the same so spent more money than anticipated on going out to restaurants. The rooms, only good if you are no taller than 4ft and the balconies are really small too. The hotel needs updating, I felt as though I was back in the 70's only thing missing was 70's music, in fact that would of been really amusing & funny. Entertainment on a night was moderate.More
Mr. Ronen Ghose and Rita Ghose
Superb hotel. Great air conditioning and exquisite breakfast and dinner. The Chefs and dining room staff excellent and so were the cleaning ladies for our room. The Bar and evening entertainment- second to none.
To enjoy the facilities of this hotel you have to book your holiday through Thomson's. The tour excursions were well organised especially to Nejra and Gibraltar. More
Mother (49) and daughter (21) one week half board Breakfast and evening meal package holiday through Thomson adults only hotel. Returned 21/8/15.
Staff: friendly. Dining staff perhaps too effective in removing plates from tables.
Room: Very small, dated and in need of refurbishment. Bathroom ok but not the cleanest when we first arrived.
Pool: Not an Infinity Pool as advertised, a lot of talk about towels on beds not being tolerated but the full week we were there we could not access a bed near the pool. We witnessed from our balcony people leaving their towels on beds first thing and not returning until 12.00pm (when the sun hits the pool area). We used the beach in the morning and could only access chairs in the pool area later in the afternoon to make use of the pool, again this was due to towels on beds with nobody using them.
One pool is too small for the size of the hotel. Pool was very clean but the area around became untidy due to used paper towels and plastic tumblers getting blown about and their were few staff to clear the area.
Thomson reps: Friendly but one staff member seemed a little inexperienced which proved correct when booking our excursions,(more about the excursions later).
Food/Meals: Breakfast and evening meal excellent, plenty of choice for everyone, we ate out a couple of times around the resort but the food in the hotel was as good if not better that the others places we tried. Breakfast commences at 7.00am/10.00am, dinner 6.00pm/10.00pm
Excursions: We visited Seville expensive around 65 Euro per person, tour was awful, the tour guide often forgot to explain in English areas of interest, the seats on the bus were hard and uncomfortable and the bus broke down on the way back to the resort, go and seek alternative excursions out with Thomson, they are cheaper and better value. Butterfly park is a fantastic visit but ask the Thomson reps to give you clear instruction on the trains, bus and taxis that get you there.
Entertainment: truly awful, but it seemed to suit the over 60s British customers, it was not for us!, I now know where the entertainers who were prevalent in local clubs and pubs in the 1970s have moved to!
Tips: if you have been allocated a first floor room get it changed! the view is limited and the noise from the pool area especially if there is entertainment is very loud.
We asked for a move the next day and were moved to the fourth floor at a cost of 6 euro per night but it was worth it.
Various happy hours around the hotel during the day the wine was not to my taste but the beer and cocktails were great as were the bar staff.
Beach: Good in the morning very busy after 11.00am beds and umbrella 9 Euro per day. By the end of the week the water was looking scummy and littered.
Conclusion: This is NOT a four star Platinum hotel and it should not be advertised as such I can only surmise that it is the quality of the food that stretches Thomas to categorise this as four star Platinum!. I don't think we would return to the hotel or the area but we could see that a certain age group do return and like this hotel for all the reasons we did not! Old fashioned package type holiday!More
voodoo_12, Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
Lovely stay at hotel Angela
We visited hotel Angela for one week during August.
The hotel itself was very clean but as others have said the rooms are on the small side and the decor is a little outdated. The rooms were however very clean and comfortable.
The staff at the hotel were very polite. The food was excellent and there was something different every night to try.
The swimming pool was small but it was fine as there was never a lot of people in the pool at one time.
We always managed to get a sun bed every day.
The location of the hotel was convenient for the shops and the beach was just across the road.
We had a lovely stay and would not hesitate to stay here again. More