Hotel Riu Nautilus  

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.

This place had a total refurbishment for 2013. Rooms are dressed in plum and silver colours, and accessorised with modern prints, revamped bathrooms and big balconies.

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  • 293Rooms
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Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With sun terrace, snack bar, sunbeds, parasols and pool towels. Plus there are sea views.

Buffet restaurant

With cooked English breakfast, show cooking and weekly themed evening. There are 2 sittings for dinner and you'll have the same table every night.

Snack bar*

Lunch is offered from 12.30pm to 3pm.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed when needed. Can be sold as single.

twin with limited sea view

Twin with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed when needed.

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Lovely Hotel with fantastic staff

Just back from a short break at the Nautilus to celebrate my 60th Birthday. The hotel is very similar to the Yucatan in Mexico for those who have been there, a purple palace. It is very modern but a little too much purple for my taste. The rooms are really nice and the beds are very comfortable also the hotel is scrupulously clean. The staff are fantastic especially the reception staff, nothing was too much trouble, also as it was my birthday the hotel left a bowl of fresh fruit in my room along with a note wishing me a Happy Birthday, very thoughtful of them. The restaurant staff were also very friendly and helpful although I do feel the food in the dining room was more geared towards the European palate. There were lots of Germans in the hotel. We used the indoor leisure centre quite a few times and although the jacuzzi was lovely and warm the pool was a little on the cold side. This is the third Riu hotel I have stayed in and once again I was not disappointed with the standard. There was no animation team at the hotel and the evening entertainment was a little bland and finished at exactly 11pm which suited most of the hotel guests who I must say were mostly over 70. This meant that we went out most nights. If you go out of the hotel using the back gate turn right to Benalmadena Harbour this is much nicer than going in the other direction. The only problem we had was that when coming back into the hotel after 11pm we could not get access into the hotel even though we had access through the back gate. We had to go back out and walk all the way around. There was free Wi Fi but you had to use it for 90 mins consecutively and then you had to pay. Come on Riu give free access all day as was the case in the Playacar in Mexico. Would I recommend this hotel? Yes most definitely for a quiet break but not if you are looking for a more lively holiday.More

CarolLiverpool, Liverpool

Excellent hotel

We have just returned from a fortnights break at this excellent hotel for senior / couples looking for good food, spacious rooms, very friendly helpful staff, with appropriate entertainment every night. The indoor health centre with its heated pool and spa. With a poolside bar and plenty of sun beds for everyone. Easy access to the promenade via a gate for the daily constitutionals, with many shops in the town. Bus stop nearby. free wifi in the lounge or you can pay for overall coverage in the hotel via a machine in the foyer. We have already booked for a return in December as we enjoyed it so much.More

Barry S, Derby, England, United Kingdom

Fantastic Hotel

We have just returned from a brilliant holiday at this amazing hotel. Everything was fantastic from the minute we arrived. The staff throughout the hotel were truly superb and couldn't do enough for us but we would like to make a special mention to Marco and Roeco in the Restaurant who, despite being really busy, always had time for a quick chat and to ensure we were happy and had everything we needed - the hotel management should be very proud of their staff. We were also spoilt for choice in the restaurant at both breakfast and dinner the food was delicious and the best we have ever had at even 5 star hotels. The room we were allocated was lovely and we were delighted with the fantastic walk in shower, which was enormous. We will certainly be returning.More

Ray W, York, United Kingdom

Classy Hotel

As soon as you walk into this hotel the feeling is good, calm colours, and pleasant staff. We got the room we asked for, high floor part sea view. great we thought, but on the second night we couldn't stand the droning noise keeping us awake, we had no problem changing to a lower room. The two sittings in the dining room was inconvenient, on the second sitting we felt we were being rushed the food was being cleared away on the buffet, sometimes the main course food was not always available at 2030hrs,we like to have four small courses and take our time, by the way the wine was a little over priced compared to other ****hotels in the same resort by 50%. Entertainment not great and was repeated over our 4week stay. would we go back Hmm I would consider it but hubby had more issues than me he didn't like the dining tables being too close together.More

Pauline R, Preston, United Kingdom

Wonderful 65th birthday celebration

My husband Bill and our two friends Andy and Lisa went to the Riu Nautilas to celebrate Bills big birthday, first time to the Nautilas and certainly won't be the last. Champagne on arrival and the Lovely greeting from Marcel and all his staff was second to none, they gave us such a great time, Everybody throughout this perfect hotel made sure our stay was memorable. The restaurant was the best, food exceptional and ohhh so many choices. On the day of my husbands birthday our table was set extra special with lit candles. The habitacion our room was spacious and welcoming The walk in shower was great, every attention was thought of, the decor was first class as it was throughout this hotel, everywhere was spotlessly clean, we could certainly give our short stay at least 5 star plus. Thank you Marcel and all your most friendly staff and Antonio the Matre di for giving us such a memorable time. We definitely will be returning very soon. Bill and Gill.More

Gillian B, West Sussex

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