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 Wi-Fi* in your room, minibar 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, satellite TV and Wi-Fi*. Rooms can be sold as a single.
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Very good hotel
My wife and I have stayed here two times the staff are very friendly lovely rooms the first time we stopped we thought the food was lovely we were half board the second time we stayed we thought the food wasn't as nice we thought the tables were very close to each other breakfast is crazy very busy people just walking into each other but a lovely hotel we have enjoyed it both timesMore
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just returned from a weeks holiday at the riu nautilus I can not give one negative comment the hotel and staff are brilliant check in was very quick we was given a room one the side of the hotel overlooking the pool the room was massive with two large beds huge walk in shower and a large balcony the meals all very good plenty of choice even down to porridge in the morning location good plenty of bars and mini supermarkets near by we will come back again thank youMore
Great hotel in prime position on the promenade, fabulous staff really helpful and cheerful. The food was of a good standard and catered for all tastes and nationalities. front desk staff were very efficient and polite . The drinks in the main bar were reasonably priced for this standard of hotel. All the rooms are of a good size with really comfy beds, the bathrooms well fitted with a large walk in shower. Do when booking note that most of the rooms with a pool view do not get sun on the balcony the rooms on the other side of the corridor do get the sun and a part sea view but you also overlook an apartment block. We would happily stay here again for a spring break.More
An honest review........
Just spent a week at the Riu Nautilus, it was recommended to us by a Thomson rep in our local shop. This is an honest opinion of the hotel, Good Points:- Hotel is spotlessly clean , rooms light and airy , lovely walk in showers with excellent pressure . , also fridge in room which is free . Location : hotel centrally located on a nice promenade which takes you to either Belamadena or Torremelinos, lovely pretty marina a ten minute walk away well with going with shops, restaurants etc. You will also find loads of shops in Torromelinos with quaint little streets. Pool area lovely, plenty of sunloungers, Pool and snack bar, excellent , great food and good prices . Food excellent, particularly evening meal, loads of choice, well presented and gorgeous desserts, can't fault it. Now for bad points :!!! If you are a Thomson UK guest, you will definitely be allocated in the annexe part of the hotel. And if you've booked a standard room , you will definitely be put on he ground level or possibly first floor , and you will look directly onto a hedge and trees . Not good sorry , and depressing . if you email the hotel before you go which I what I did and ask for a high floor in main building, you will not get it if you are a Thomson guest, this I can confirm as the Thomson rep at the hotel actually told us that the hotel only allocates the annexe rooms to Thomson UK guests. It would seem I'm sorry to say that guests from the UK are treated differently from other nationalities which was very obvious. I emailed the hotel requesting high floor in main building, they did not honour this, and as I was a Thomson guest I was put in the annexe , I enquireed at the reception desk for a change and the lady was very rude to me and basically said it was full and we'd only booked standard room, so in other words I was lucky they had put us on second floor and we could just about see the sea , well a small glimpse ! Having looked around the hotel, the best rooms for a view is either main building which overlooks the pool and sea, don't bother with the rooms on sides of main building as they look onto another high rise building or the annexe part of the hotel. As for the annexe the best rooms which are only a handful are located directly over the beach and poo area think it's 228-236 or same third floor. Don't accept rooms in annexe on ground or first floor, as earlier stated no view whatsoever, depressing ! And don't accept rooms on other side of annexe which looks onto a high rise building !! Make sure you request pool and beach side !! Bathrooms :. No bath in room , only shower . Safe is chargeable , think it should be free in four star hotel . No coffee/tea making facilities Dining room: is extremely overcrowded, it's like going into a noisy canteen , too many tables , hardly any space to walk around , and as other reviewers have said they have sittings , 6pm and 7.45. We were lucky to have the second sitting, but I did email the request to hotel before I went and this was granted . 6pm far too early and I know other guests couldn't change to later times. My view is if your on holiday staying in a four star hotel you should be able to eat when you want too and not get told . Also , on the first night you will be shown to a table which you will keep for the duration of your stay in the evening meals ( you can sit anywhere for breakfast ) , the tables are so close together , and I mean a few centimetres apart so you are extremity close to the next table , therefore there is no privacy , literally on top of people ! The only decent tables which offer a little more privacy are by the window , we asked if we could be moved there as we didn't like where we were seated initially and we were told there was a waiting list !! Again we noticed that priority was given to the NON British guests , and others were given these tables . Very unfair treatment. We eventually were given another table which was a little better and a few centimetres extra from the next one !!! Good tip at breakfast, times are from 8-10.30 , if you want it quiet you need to go either 8am when it opens or later at 9.45 anytime between these times it's utter chaos and it's like a cattle market !!! You will hate it ! We did enjoy the holiday , but I think the hotel needs to make some changes which I've already mentioned . If you are going to this hotel, please feel free to email me with any other questions and I will give you an honest answer , happy holidays !More
This was my 1st time at this fantastic hotel. We were greeted by very friendly staff on arrival and first impressions the atmosphere and decor was very pleasing. The room was clean and comfortable, the shower cubicle was so massive, you could swing a cat around it! The beds were so good,its the best nights sleep I have had in any hotel. Onto the dining room. One criticism the tables are too close together, which you could not keep your conversation private if wanted. The food was excellent, plenty to choose from and always hot. The dining room staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The pool area is good and has plenty of sun beds to choose from. The hotel is adults only, with majority of the clients being of the mature age group. If you you want a quiet relaxing holiday this is for you. Finally the room maids are very friendly and work their socks off. I will booking up again. More
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