Right on the beach promenade, the Riu Nautilus serves up great sea views and sand just footsteps away.
The adults-only Hotel Riu Nautilus is right on Torremolinos' restaurant-spotted promenade, just footsteps from the sandy beach. Benalmadena's upmarket marina is a few minutes' walk away, too.
Rooms are dressed in plum and silver colours, and accessorised with modern prints, revamped bathrooms and big balconies.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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Sea views and a wraparound sun terrace laced with sunbeds, parasols and snack bar make this an ideal place to take a dip or relax. Pool towels are available with a deposit.
Meals here include cooked English breakfast, show cooking and weekly themed evenings. There are two sittings for dinner and you'll have the same table every night.
Lunch is offered from 12.30pm to 3pm.
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Twin Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms are bright and modern with striking décor and complementary soft furnishings. There's a balcony or terrace if you enjoy some outside space and from there you'll have a limited sea view. Rooms are fully air-conditioned to keep them cool during the summer months. You'll also find free Wi-Fi in your room, minibar*, safe* and satellite TV.
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
These twin rooms have a contemporary, striking décor with complementary soft furnishings. They're fully air-conditioned to keep the rooms cool and you can also find fresh air if required from the balcony or terrace outside. Other extras include minibar*, a safe*, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms can be sold as a single.
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Just spent 10 days at this great hotel. Staff are all helpful a good variety of food on offer something for everyone. The Nautilus is situated in an ideal area shops and bars all around and a back gate onto prom. Will be going back.More
On the whole a good holiday. Hotel very well placed for beach shops,bars and restaurants. Great bars for drinking coffee and people watching. Trips from marina to furgerola and dolphins watching. Don't get the hop on hop off bus in benalmedina head phones don't work and not worth the money. Food in hotel plentiful and good variety. Hotel have changed times of evening meal to 6.30 and 8.15 pm. You are given a choice of sitting on arrival. Supermarkets at both sides of hotel one on the right does fresh baggets to order. This is a adult only hotel but majority of guest 60+ ,entertainment at night caters to this group. Staff at hotel excellent cold not do more to help you.More
The hotel was brilliant. Rooms were lovely with comfy beds. Food was excellent and all the staff were friendly. A little trouble with towels on lounges by the pool but they were actively trying to stop it. Entertainment was disappointing just an hours turn then nothing! Not even background music. Only thing that let it down. Really enjoyed our stay there apart from the lack of entertainment. More
A star too many.
As our first trip to a RIU hotel we were unsure what to expect, other than an adults only resort. On arrival we found a clean and tidy lobby area, possibly recently refurbished. Indeed all public areas were clean (though cleaning equipment littering public areas after 9am is almost unheard of at most other hotels), as was the room which though basic was adequate. There was a mini bar at extra charge but no tea/coffee making facilities though Wi-Fi was free throughout. There's also a mini gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi & steam room (water spray didn't work) at basement level, accessed by several steps so access for PRM is difficult. This facility was unsupervised, probably why flip-flops were not uncommon in the gym! So much for Health & Safety! The hotel asks guests not to take room towels to the pool but that would be pointless in any case as the towels were small, thin and really suitable only for single use; even so some guests appeared to think it didn't apply to them. The hotel is located on the promenade and within easy reach of shops, bars and the marina, well suited to the large majority of middle aged to elderly guests, many of whom appeared to think bikinis were compulsory around the pool (not a pleasant sight). The pool too was very clean, though it soon became clear that the hotel simply didn't have the facilities to cater for the number of people there. The pool deck was akin to a John West factory; sunbeds squashed uncomfortably close together, and in limited numbers. A lie-in on holiday would be nice but it wasn't possible at Nautilus if there was to be any chance of getting a sunbed. On more than one occasion we were woken by the 06:45 stampede along the corridors to be first to the pool deck! By 07:15 70% of sunbeds were taken (many of which weren't used for several hours); even though the hotel says they can't be reserved. The old jokes about Germans and sunbeds must have originated at this RIU. Arrogant! And if you wanted a parasol often running repairs were needed first. Pool towels are another thing. They could only be exchanged (at reception) between 9am (not 8:58) and noon, precisely when most people are using them. This certainly discouraged changes, thereby saving the hotel expense. Another example of money saving is the air con, which only operated between noon and midnight, irrespective of room. RIU said it's because some guests find it cold. Hello… has no-one thought of using the off switch!! Out of AC hours cooling was via a ceiling fan, 1 speed, turbo so sleeping with the noise could be a problem. RIU money saving again. In fact money saving is at the heart of RIU Nautilus. Whether this is just hotel or RIU group policy we couldn't be sure but previous RIU guests lead us to think it the latter so is extremely bad news. Nautilus gives a new dimension to self-service buffets, as the only thing served by staff are the initial drinks at dinner (these being chargeable), everything else, and I do mean everything, has to be collected by guests. Anyone who thought the M25 was congested should try the Nautilus dining room! In fact the hotel uses 2 sittings at dinner simply to accommodate the numbers there, with guests allocated the same table for their entire stay, and with some tables as close together as 6 inches you'd better hope you like your neighbours. The food was at best adequate, at times barely reaching that level (at 4* it needs to be more than just adequate) but what you see is what you get, no variations particularly at breakfast. Often in the evening we got the feeling of “eat up and move on” as dining space is at a premium. There's officially a dress code for men at dinner but in practice it appeared to be optional! It was also common to see senior staff members eating in the restaurants along with guests, something I've never seen at any other hotel! Security was another aspect of concern. Reception view of the front entrance is obscured by lifts so anyone entering from the street is visible only on CCTV, if it happens to be monitored at the time. Speaking of lifts, the main lifts though rated for 6 people often showed overload with only 4 in, meaning even then someone had to get out!! More RIU cost cutting it seems, in the form of low spec equipment. Rooms are opened by now outdated conventional keys, as are the (very small) safes, but keys are clearly labelled with room numbers, so don't leave keys on view or others will know just which rooms are empty! Hotel access from the promenade was via coded gate, though it was easy for passers-by to see the code entered. It was difficult however to understand how people could unlock it then walk away leaving it open for anyone to enter. During our stay not once did we see any security personnel. Some must like it judging by the numbers there but clearly people's standards differ. IMO no way does it reach 4*. First impression looked good, however this is one book that should definitely not be judged by its cover! It's not all bad but enough to mean we won't be visiting this or indeed any Riu hotel in the future. Footnote: Surrounding streets full of dog cra!, beggars pestering customers in bars/restaurants!More
Often walked past this hotel while having a walk on the promenade and finally got round to trying it. The reception staff were all very friendly and helpful, our room wasn't ready when we arrived but we were offered an alternative which actually was better for us. The decor in the rooms and the public area was really clean and bright and very modern. The only downside for us was the food, we didn't really enjoy it. It didn't look that appetising and just wasn't to our taste. We would probably return to the hotel in the future but would probably have breakfast More
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