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 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.
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.
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Just back from hotel had lovely time,food and staff were fab. Room was great 335 we had lovely view but no sun. All staff were very helpful and really enjoyed evening meals. The only negative was a couple of the acts for the entertainment, very dated which was a shame as it was to cold to go out at night . Will return tho . More
Very, very nice
Location and rooms excellent. Some rooms have poor views but that's the way it is. Very clean, gardens and pool area spotless too. Food has good choice and the management are very visable and approachable. Drinks are reasonably priced including the wine. Good enough for us to return in December and book for March. More
What a lovely location. Close to the sea front and a few minutes from the Benalmedina Marina. Plenty of good walking with the promenade accessed from the pool area of the Hotel. We could walk for an hour either way with no traffic to bother about other than plenty of people also taking advantage of the walkway. No shortage of bars and Cafes, in fact we were staggered by the number but it is obviously very busy later in the year. The Hotel itself is typical RIU with plenty of loungers in the reception area and a lovely sun lit bar which also housed the evening entertainment. I did not find the Reception area as welcoming as some although no problems with the Staff who manned it. Our room was very good with a superb view of the sea over the pool area. We were on the 2nd floor in the Main Tower block. We also had the added bonus of a double bed rather than the usual 2 large singles pushed together. It was little bit on the hard side and would have preferred a foam topper but was informed that they were not available. It was OK for me but my Wife used one of the extra thick blankets under the sheet to improve the comfort. The AC worked very well and we were able to control the temperature to suit us. It did go very cold at night, for Spain that is. I think we experienced 5 degrees one night, so it was a bit like the UK. Even had snow on the hills in the middle of our first week. Enough space for clothes, a superb bathroom with a lovely walk in shower. Far better than having to climb into a bath to take a shower. And loads of hot water any time of the day. We had a very good house maid who kept the room spotless. Never had a problem with food at a RIU and this was no exception. Breakfast was excellent with everything from Porridge, cereals, yogurts, fruit, eggs how you like'em, and all the usual sausage, bacon, beans, tomatoes etc. Loads of variety in the Evening although to be fair we stick mainly to fish and there was always a good variety. Loads of starter salads, soup and plenty of vegetables plus the uaual array of cakes and sweets and ice cream if you had any room. The chefs and waiting staff were very good with a ready smile and empty plates were removed from your table in double quick time. We have been critical of the table layouts in some of the refurbished RIUs and I did find them a bit close in this one, just like the Monica in Nerja. It does resemble a canteen and we did enjoy our 2 evenings in the Ole restaurant where it was more tradional in terms of seating. We enjoyed the lounge bar for our mid morning Coffee and also our pre dinner drink but was disappointed with the entertainment but put that down to the time of the year. Had a look at the gym but found the equipment dated and no floor mats. The indoor pool looked ok but quite small and with limited changing facilities did not appeal. It was too cold for the outdoor pool. Although we had plenty of warm sun there was always a cold wind and the water felt really cold. I dont think I would return in January although we were unlucky with it being colder than usual. There were a good number of Brits in the Hotel which was pleasing but it was mainly an older group of people rather like ourselves. But we did have plenty of sunshine and only a couple of cloudy rainy days which was much more than they had back home. The Nautilus is certainly worth a visit.More
Well worth the visit
This is the 2nd time we have visited this hotel and feel the same that it is well worth the visit. Room was good, housekeeping excellent. Resturant and public places well kept and staff very helpful. Only thing was the weather and no one has control of that.More
Stayed here for week before Xmas and thought out to be the best hotel I've stayed at for quite a while. The room was spacious and comfortable,shower room was large, daily towel and bed change(service was impeccable). The food,although buffet style,was excellent-plenty to choose from and all fresh. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble ,pool area was roomy with plenty of sun beds--would definitely use this hotel again, highly recommendedMore
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