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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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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With sun terrace, snack bar, sunbeds, parasols and pool towels. Plus there are sea views.
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.
Lunch is offered from 12.30pm to 3pm.
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An epic Christmas week at the Nautilus!
It was a second visit to the 'Naughtiness' for us after a few years away, and our first family Christmas abroad. The Christmas week prices were very good, and the gods were smiling at us because the weather was lovely and everything at the hotel ran smoothly. The staff were uniformly lovely, helpful and welcoming always with smiles. The refurb looks great, and the style is now quite urban and funky. The rooms are spacious and we were more than happy with our main building second floor side sea view 'standard' rooms on the second floor - very spacious, spotlessly clean, fantastic shower(room) with two basins and separate toilet, loads of wardrobe space, comfy beds and balcony. The single room was the same as the double but for single use and well worth the 2/3 of the price. Food was very good overall, plenty of choice, cooking station options, good quality salads and meats, and plenty of choice and help with gluten free options. For Christmas day evening buffet they went to extra effort with langoustines, turkey, steak and very generous free cava and wines that we took advantage of. Breakfast offered plenty of choice with a decent attempt at 'an English' as well as a full continental selection (of course), warmed gluten free rolls on request, and cava on Sundays! Most days were warm enough to lounge by the pool and the lovely 'terrace' overlooking the pedestrian promenade for at least a few hours each day, and the location is just perfect with a gentle stroll along the same lovely promenade taking you to either the marina or La Carihuela village. The main bus routes are also easily accessible by means of a 5-10 min stroll uphill to take you to Mijas, Marbella etc. and we made full use. The only downer was the disappointing evening entertainment - very much lowest common denominator stuff and a sterile old-age atmosphere in the lounge bar. That doesn't worry me as I don't bother with hotel entertainment, except that some of the other family members do like to do that sort of thing so I got dragged along! The indoor pool is small and a little cool but nice to have that facility in the winter. All in all, a blinding stay in a very well maintained hotel in a great location, with smiley staff and good food. I'll be back!More
deeboy, london, UK
Classy beach front hotel
Recently refurbished this hotel is as good as the pictures plus very pleasant staff. We stayed at the start of January and were lucky with excellent weather. It was good enough to sunbathe around the nice outside pool before moving to the indoor pool and jacuzzi as it cooled. Fitness fanatics could make use of the modern gym but I just looked at it! Food at this hotel is excellent and the large dining room has views straight out to sea with an outside veranda for eating when it's warmer. Also there is a small a la carte restaurant which offers a limited menu but made a nice change. The bar and entertainment area is good. Our room was very clean with daily service, a super power shower and large flat screen tv. The hotel has direct access to the promenade with Banaldemena harbour only a 5 minute walk. The other direction is a 20 minute walk to Torromolinas all along the prom with plenty of beach bars. Highly recommended.More
Ray J, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Just returned from a week at Riu Nautilus with 2 friends. Really delighted with standard of hotel. We each had sole use of twin room which was extremely clean and comfortable. (Beds were, in my opinion, in Premier Inn league. I slept so well!) Lovely hot power shower. Food was delicious and freshly prepared. We were invited to eat in the a la carte restaurant one evening at no extra charge, but were disappointed at limited choice and would not recommend. Drinks in the bar and restaurant were very reasonable prices. Impressed with Marcel, Deputy Director, who made a point of introducing himself to us on the first night and advising us that we should speak with him if we had any concerns.( We didn't but we liked his attitude). He and his superior were very much in evidence keeping an eye on what was going on. Good location with access directly from the garden to the promenade. Plenty or shops and bars within walking distance. Only 15 mins by taxi from Malaga airport.More
christinaBergerac, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
All I can say is this was the best hotel I have ever stayed in, the staff ,food, location, distance from the airport, spa, cleanliness, rooms, people just everything was perfect. Simply AMAZING Thank youMore
Beautiful Hotel, shame about location
Cannot fault the hotel for facilities, recently refurbished to a wonderful standard but it just lacked for things to do during the day and of an evening especially when the main entertainment act went off or indeed before it actually began. 4 Tops were highlight of week! Food not particularly my taste but there was always something to eat. Staff attentive as was the rep. Wouldn't stay again due to location but if you like to have a quiet holiday with very little to do, this is perfect!More
poohbear149, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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