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 pool 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.
Wanted a short break in the sun. A friend told us bout this hotel. Well we have really enjoyed our stay. Food very good, room clean, staff could not do enough for you, lovely position,entertainment every night in two separate areas of the hotel. Happy hour every day at various times. Next to the beach plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance. Never been to mainland Spain before. Will certainly be coming back here. Not too expensive for a week.
Brilliant. Weather around 20 C but we do not like it too hot. Better than home.More
Arrived at Hotel lunchtime 15.04.2016. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. We were directed to our room on the 7th floor and had a beautiful seafront / pool view. The room was a little small but adaquate with a good size bathroom. The room was in need of updating but clean.
The pool is small for the size of the hotel and in the height of summer there would not be enough sunbeds.
The hotel has happy hour in the snack bar from 12 - 2 every lunchtime. 7 - 9 in the main lounge, 9 -11 in the disco lounge and 11 -12 in the marine bay bar.
The food was nice very British and nothing out of the ordinary. Would not say 4 star though.
The hotel had entertainment every night. In the main lounge usually a singer or organist playing ballroom type music. At 9 in the disco lounge there was some good acts. Comedians singers dancers.
At this time of year this was necessary as there were some pubs open but very basic and most closed by 10.30pm. One good act in the hotel was Senza a tribute group for Ildivo. Fantastic. Only on once a fortnight. The hotel is set to go platinum in May through Thomson. I would say the hotel is 3/4 star but definetly not platinum. More
denise b, 186394
Good hotel, great location,needs little work
Nice clean hotel. Rooms are absolutely fine yes could do with a refurb but are clean and tidy. Bathrooms are good size, shower did leak ever so slightly from tray, and if you put shower on full you soaked the floor. Nothing major although although could be a hazard for older clients possibly? Food is good plenty of choice and aimed towards us English with a roast readily available every dinner. Be sure to bring some long bottoms as they don't allow shorts in restaurant. Drinks can be tad expensive but always a happy hour on one of the bars, but a bottle of water is â¬2.20 from the restaurant. Swimming pool is nice, on small side but this hotel is for older clientele and not rowdy youngsters. If you want a good sun lounger get up early and stand in a que ready for when they open the doors. If Holiday came up again at right price I'm pretty sure we would book here again. It's in a great location, staff are friendly and always helpful. Again this hotel caters for the older crowd, we didn't mind one bit and met some lovely people. Not 4* but overall a good hotel!More
Food glorious food
We've just stayed for a week and this hotel had the best food we've ever had in European hotels.
There was an abundance of choice, with fruit bursting with flavour, local produce including pineapple, kiwi fruit,mango, strawberrys, Melon, grapes, bannanas and oranges.
The fish was amazing with a couple of choices each evening, including Seabass, Sole,Grouper, Tuna steaks, cod, Swordfish, Whiting, Seabream and salmon.
There was a great salad bar with an abundance of fresh salad ingredients, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, sweetcorn, beetroot, carrot, onions etc plus ready prepared salads such as potato salad and coleslaw.
Mains included steak, lamb chops, chicken portions, chicken breasts and a carvery every day such as roast beef, turkey, pork and lamb.
There were also paella, fresh prawns, mussels and sushi
There was a great selection of potato and vegetable dishes and the deserts were fabulous with various cakes, 5 different types of icecream, almonds, fruits and mousses. I also tried a lot of good soups including pea, vegetable and pumpkin.
For breakfast there were beans, tinned and fresh tomatoes, bacon, sausage, hard boiled, fried and scrambled eggs, porridge, omelettes, 5 types of cereal, different breads, jams and honey, cakes, freshly squeezed orange juice, yoghurts and good coffee machine
Examples of drink prices in the dining room are small bottles of water 2.30 euros and large 3.30, the cheapest bottle of white wine was 9 euros, and soft drinks were almost 3 euros, bottles of san miguel were 3 euros.
You could have a very healthy week here due to the wide range available, or like me you could thoroughly enjoy the fish and wonderful deserts and strawberrys. Will need to diet now I'm home but the food was too good not to try!
We had a lovely room on the first floor, it had everything we needed with tea and coffee making facilities, a good range of TV channels, a bath and overhead shower and a wonderful view of the beach. Complimentary items were shower caps, shoe shine sponges, shower gel, shampoo, combs, packets containing a toothbrush and a small mini size toothpaste, all which were renewed.
The wardrobe also had proper coathangers, not those I find so awkward which are attached to the overhanging rails.
The only issue I had with the room was the airconditioning wasn't strong enough. Not sure if they are programmed this way and will be better in the summer but it was too hot for me on a night even in April, We also had an incident when the water went off for almost 2 hours. Luckily I had finished bathing but my partner had to get washed for dinner using bottled water heated up in the kettle and wet wipes. I was just pleased I hadn't been half way through washing my hair when it went off as I'm sure some people would have been. Luckily after dinner the water was back on and my other half could get a shower. I'm sure this is just a one off incident
There is free very effective Wifi
All the Staff were exeptionally friendly and helpful. A guy wasn't very well and the head guy made sure he was okay. I was impressed by their caring and helpful natures
Happy hours and Entertainment
You could get a happy hour most of the night ranging between the lounge or entertainment bar.I think it would be better if they just had the happy hour throughout the hotel because people ended up walking up and down the stairs with their drinks when the happy hour changed to the entertainment room. Drinks were fine at happy hour but not so reasonable at full price e.g vodka and a small bottle of coke over 6 euros and rum and coke over 8 euros.
The entertainment wasn't our thing, but we knew in advance it would be catering for an older clientele. Upstairs there was usually a solo artist or duo singing and it was great to see the guests up doing line dancing or formation dancing, throughly enjoying themselves. They were a lot fitter than me and knew their dances. One night an Il Divo tribute performed and they were pretty good, the best of the week. It was a shame they were so loud though as the table at the back of the room had to speak louder so they could hear themselves over the singers!!!! Sarcastic I know, but why this table felt the need to disturb the enjoyment of the almost 100% of the rest of the guests by talking over the artists was annoying.
Another night they did have a young band on who played for a few hours and were good at what they did, with a lot of people dancing
We watched the singers in the entertainment room twice A duo started badly but actually were pretty good when they started singing more up beat songs, with a few people getting up to dance. A couple in their 50s had most people taken aback when the man seemed to think his wife's back was a lot lower than it was. She looked like a rabbit caught in the headlights and it was the most uncomfortable Dad dancing we've ever seen!
There is an electronic information board near to reception which is brilliant, with lots of information and tickets available as well as discounts for some locations.
The hotel has a revolving door which can cause issues, as I found when a lady in front stood stock still and the door was swinging round and would have hit her if I hadn't reached out to stop it. She looked at me as if I was something the cat had coughed up but I'd just stopped her from getting a whopping bruise from the door.
There is a lovel pool area, but while we were there it was like a wind tunnel. We stayed for around an hour and couldn't stand it any longer, however in peak of summer we would probably appreciate the draft.
There is a games room on the same floor as the pool area, which contains jigsaws, various games, card tables, book and a TV. Nice for a relaxing visit or to play cards
Out and around
We went on a blanket trip which included a trip to a ranch and was an excellent day out. The lady stands outside reception on a morning and you can book the trips then.
We had some lovely walks around the Marina and along the promenade and old town and found a fabulous bakery called the Granier which has one in Los Boliches and one in the centre. It's very popular with locals and tourists and does lovely sandwiches, cakes and bread
We visited Sams bar and Marinas on the Marina which we'd seen on TV and were pleased both businesses seem to be doing well
We also had a visit to Fish Alley one night and that was the liveliest place at this time of year with lots of people visiting for meals or a drink. The Irish bars seemed to have the most atmosphere.
During the day we had a lovely day in Benalmadena strolling along the promenade next to the beach and visiting the Marina, which was fabulous
We also went to Malaga on the train and enjoyed the vibrant city with lots of cultural sites and wonderful parks and an interesting port.
We visited the market on tuesday and were really impressed with the vast array of fruit and vegetables, silk scarves, jewellery, clothes and one stall had some wonderful oil paintings at give away prices.
Near the hotel there are a lot of good shops including hairdressers, bakeries, bars and clothes shops with some bargains to be had
For a lovely relaxing holiday we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I personally can't understand why some people would be put off because the hotel attacts an older clientele. They were very friendly and full of life. It has no bearing on any of my holidays how old the other guests are.
I would recommend this hotel, but as others have said I suspect prices will rise when Thomson make this platinum.
One last thing to mention is that hand luggage was being weighed at the airport for a number of people and thomson have a weight limit of 5 kilos, and I imagine if you are over the weight limit the cost per kilo could be quite substantial.More
We stayed for 10 days & had to change rooms after the first night due a putrid sewerage smell and a dirty bathroom / shower. Our new room was much better but we were once again blighted by nightly noise from the occupants of the next room. The food in the hotel was very good although the deserts were the same most nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable but the bathrooms in particular need a make over. Road works were being carried out at the side of the hotel so you couldn't enjoy sitting on the balcony. The location of the hotel is excellent given it proximity to the flat promenade that runs for some 8km by the beach which is a lovely area. The hotel is rated locally as 4 star but in our view it's no more than a 3 star. Entertainment was OK but we didn't stay to listen to all the acts except an Il Divo tribute which was excellent. We liked Fuengiola very much and will return but will not stay at the Angela! More