If you like a bit of old-school glamour, look no further – Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren used to stay here.
This was the Costa del Sol’s first luxury hotel. Back in the Fifties, it attracted the likes of Sophia Loren and Sean Connery. And it lives up to its famed history with a huge pool and great buffet dining scene.
The hotel’s right next to Torremolinos’ prom. It’s a five-minute walk to Benalmadena’s chic marina, and just a few minutes’ stroll to La Cariheula, the Spanish quarter known for its tapas bars.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool here is set into well maintained lawns and garden with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around. Pool towel are available too.
Breakfast and dinner are available here with a wide variety of Mediterranean and Continental dishes to choose from. There are weekly gala dinners with sparkling wine, too. Just so you know, there is a dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers.
Frankie's is next to the pool and garden offering all kinds of drinks and sandwiches. In the evenings, musicians play from 9pm to midnight. Open in July and August.
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superior double room with sea view and balcony
There's a cool and stylish feel to these sea-view double rooms. They come with a lounge and a balcony, plus 1 extra bed in the bedroom when sleeping up to 3. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are included, too.
Single rooms here come complete with a flatscreen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a minibar and air-conditioning.
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Fourth visit to this hotel and always feel the same. Excellent food , staff,location etc. Highly recommended. Will be back next year or maybe sooner. We had a club room overlooking the pool this time which was smashing. It's a hotel for the more mature holiday maker as the entertainment shows. I loved it. More
Stayed for 1 week at this hotel from 12th March and could not fault it, we made a special request to them by e-mail which was answered promptly and request was met, great room with sun all day, and more, service and attention to detail first class, we were told about building work going on at hotel, and advised it wouldnt interfere with us ,and it didnt ,we didnt even notice it. this hotel deserves 5 stars.More
Lovely friendly hotel
Love this hotel we have stayed here over 20 times and no matter when you go you always meet someone that you know from previous holidays. The Dining room is one of the best we have stayed in the staff are wonderful. Reception staff, waiters and waitresses, and the maids we know them all. Juanitta you do our rooms beautifully. Angel and Louis You run a prefect dining room and what can I say about the reception staff. All excellent and there to help you if you need help. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.More
This was my and my husband's first visit to this hotel and will not be our last. As with all hotels there are good and slightly less good points to mention. Firstly the good points - food was very well cooked, lots of variety and if you cant find something to eat then you are very fussy. The food is kept well stocked and any mess is cleared up immediately. The restaurant staff are very efficient and polite. The hotel is in a fabulous position - right on the promenade. The entertainment is the best that we have experienced and over 14 nights only 2 acts were repeated. Monika of the entertainment team was the most hard working of them all and very cheerful. The bar staff were also hard working (especially during happy hour) and courteous. Our room was pool view and was of a good size with a balcony (the bathroom was a little dated but serviceable). The bad points (if you can call them that) is that the Reception staff are rather curt and some acknowledge you but most don't. The safe is a little on the expensive side at 21 euros a week. In our view the Happy Hour (held 3 nights a week) is slightly misleading in that you cannot order a cocktail and the glasses are changed for smaller ones and really you are only getting the same amount of liquid for your euro. One thing to bear in mind, we feel, is that the Club Rooms are on the cooler side (ie no sun) of the hotel so if you want sun ask for a standard pool view room. Club rooms also have smaller balconies with no privacy. Also the non pool and non club rooms are now overlooking the new addition of junior suites and these rooms have a "balcony" which is really only big enough for someone to stand to have a cigarette. All in all no of the "negative" points would be a reason not to return to this hotel and we are looking forward to our next visitMore
Debbie G, 186250
Stayed here last summer and had a wonderful holiday. As many others have said it really is perfectly located. The gates from the pool lead on to the promenade/beach and you can walk to some wonderful shops and restaurants in Torremolinos, kinda wish we were bed and breakfast as we would have like to eat out more. It is also a 10-15 min walk into Benalmedena Harbour which is a great place to visit day or night, make sure you visit the Pueblo in the hills a bus will take you there, lots of buses at the top of the roundabout (5 mins walk) which take you to Benalmadena, Fuengirola or further or into Malaga, lovely cool buses and very cheap. The hotel itself we were very pleased with would have given a higher rating but our room was a little small for 3 of us and a little dated, however this did not in any way effect our enjoyment of the holiday. Breakfast was lovely, so much to choose from, nice touch having the coffee/tea pots on your table, dinner too was enjoyable, free cava every friday! only one night in two weeks I was a little dissapointed, great array of salads which we loved. Huge pool and lots of sun loungers, another smaller pool at the top which we were initally unaware of, spent most of our time swimming and sunbathing up there as it was quieter. All in all a great holiday, would deffo return but perhaps only bed and breakfast (if they do that?) as there was so many amazing local restaurant to try.More
Doreen M, 186356
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