The adults-only Hotel Riu Nautilus had a total refurbishment for 2013 and can be found on Torremolinos' promenade, just footsteps from sandy Montemar Beach. It's a 10-minute taxi ride from the town centre's shops and bars, while Benalmadena's upmarket marina is a few minutes' walk away. You've also got a handful of restaurants and shops right on the doorstep. The hotel comes with a big outdoor space. In the middle of the palm-dotted gardens you'll find a large swimming pool, which is framed by a sunny terrace. The whole area looks out towards the sea, so great views are part of the package. At mealtimes, you can look forward to pan-global dishes in the hotel's buffet eatery. The cooked English breakfasts are especially popular. Weekly themed nights are also laid on, offering up specialities from around the world.
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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.
Lunch is offered from 12.30pm to 3pm.
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.
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Excellent location in Torremolinos
Spent three days in this beautiful hotel close to the beach in Torremolinos. The room was very good, clean, neat, small safe and fridge with drinks, looking onto a side street, small balcony, very little noise. No tea or coffee making facility in room. Foyer and entrance to hotel very pleasant, staff helpful and friendly. Dining room was huge and busy but the food was very good at both breakfast and dinner. Short walk down to beach and lots of beach side cafes. Parking was just OK. Did not use any of the facilities so unable to comment. Brochure said there was free wifi throughout the hotel but this was not the case. Wifi only in reception area and it was not very good. Would recommend this hotel.More
TJC2811, Belfast, United Kingdom
A nice place to go chill out and relax
This was last minute booking for just a week away from the relentless UK rain. This is our second time to the Riu Nautilus. We were there some 3 years ago prior to its refit. The refurbishment has been very well done and provides a bright and clean feel to the hotel. . Our bedroom was large, well furnished but as on the ground floor of the Annex there was not really a view. Food was very good, although the restaurant at breakfast could be a bit busy. The hotel is handy for a walk either along the promenade to either the centre of Torremolinos or to Benalmadena Marina. Alternatively it is a great place to chill out and relax. The staff were friendly and helpful. The evening's entertainment was a bit mixed, but that did not really bother my wife or myself.More
ChrisJL_2005, Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
Lovely Hotel, but
We returned on 16th Feb after a 4 week stay at this modern hotel, booked through Thomson Holidays. We were allocated room 252 in the annex and second sitting for dinner, despite an email to the hotel last March, plus a further email in November to confirm, requesting 1st sitting and a room on a high floor with a sunny balcony. After talking to the restaurant manager we were eventually allocated a table on the first sitting. Our room received very little sun, only between 9.am and 10.am at this time of year and the outlook was appalling and very noisy, directly opposite an 11 storey apartment building, where refurbishing was on going the whole of our stay. When we asked for a change of rooms, we were advised that there would be a 10 euro additional charge per night. !!!! It seems that Thomson guests are allocated in the annex whilst our continental cousins are housed in the main building with the sunny rooms, as they tend to stay 2-3 months at a time and are Riu Gold and Platinum card holders, therefore they get to pick which rooms they want and qualify for free upgrades. The room itself was decorated in the basic modern style, akin to a Premier Inn, in the U.K, but with tiled floors and a well stocked mini bar. There is also a large flat screen t.v. but unfortunately the only channel broadcasting in English is Sky news and BBC world news. However, for long winter stays, there is a USB port where you can play pre-recorded MP4/Divx films from a memory stick. The hotel foyer is open plan style, giving the feel of space, tiled floors and modern features, but can be a bit on the cold side if the weather outside is cool. Also due to lack of furnishings, carpets, curtains etc. it can be quite noisy. The dining room is decorated in the same theme and again can be quite noisy. There was quite a lot of choice of dishes for dinner, on most nights at least 4 fish and 4 meat dishes for main courses. including smoked salmon, mussels and langoustines, plus salads and soup, but the vegetables were on the over cooked side. the only bad meal we had was the beef steak, which was extremely tough and the roast chicken which was over cooked and very dry. There was plenty of choice for breakfast, A good variety of breads, pastries, cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts, fresh fruits, together with bacon, sausages, tomatoes, omelettes, fried, scrambled or boiled eggs. Some mornings one of the chefs would make fresh smoothies and on Sundays there was a complimentary glass of Cava. The complimentary A la Carte meal in the Andaluz restaurant, where we dined 4 times, was excellent. The choice of desserts were served more like petite fours on the same plate. We thought this was quite a novel idea, for a restaurant in Spain. The pool area was kept immaculately clean, with plenty of sunbeds, but as it was very open, there was no shelter on a sunny but cool breezy day The staff were very polite and friendly and the Director was on duty most days from 8am until 9pm, and welcomed guests to the dining room on most nights. The entertainment was much the same all the time we were there, keyboard players, a Motown trio and once a week Flamenco dancers. Our favourite was Mario, whom we have seen many times before, he seems to be able to get the audience dancing. All in all an excellent break, but I don't think we would go back to the Riu Nautilus.More
Another good Riu hotel
Have just returned from a 4 week break at this smart and contemporarily furnished hotel. We couldn't fault the staff - reception, cleaning, waiting and management - all were friendly and helpful at all times. Our bedroom was large, well furnished and had a great view (room 240 in the annexe). Tea and coffee making facilities would be a bonus but you can always use a travel kettle so this wasn't really a problem. The public rooms were a bit on the noisy side (too many hard surfaces). The dining room did feel rather over-crowded at meal times but the choice of food was excellent if you love fish, not quite so good if you prefer meat, also the deserts were too sweet for my taste but there was always the option of fruit or cheese and biscuits! During the day only the poolside bar is open - the bar inside does not open until 5.00pm - seems a silly thing to do during the winter months when the sun is not always shining and you would prefer to sit inside! Overall this was a pleasant stay at a very good hotel in a nice position on the promenade although why the address is Torremolinos and not Benelmadana is beyond me!More
VAR1948, Norwich, United Kingdom
Good hotel but could be a great hotel
The Hotel's refurbishment has been tastefully done and upon arrival the colour scheme certainly aids relaxation with an airy and spacious lobby / communal sitting / games area. The room we had (145) was large, airy and scrupulously clean. The twin beds were really 3/4 beds and so were very comfortable. Bathroom fittings were good and all worked well. The only "criticisms" of the room were, 1) the chairs were more like dining chairs, rather than chairs to relax and read or watch TV in. A shame as it spoilt our enjoyment of our room. No doubt done to discourage guests from relaxing in their rooms as then you are not availing yourself of the bar and beverage service. 2) Likewise it always disappoints me to find no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms - again no doubt to encourage guests to spend money on purchasing at an unreasonable cost tea and or coffee through the bar service. Personally, this turns us off and we actively look for (more often then not) cheaper nearby establishments with the added benefits usually of free wi-fi! 3) the air conditioning was not available as it was winter, yet we found our room very warm at night. Food in the restaurant was good albeit a little fish focused but as meat lovers we found something to eat every night. The spa is excellent, although you have to entre from outside which can be discouraging if its cold and rainy and I agree with an earlier comment, closing at 6pm is too early especially for those guests on late dining at 7.45pm. The location is good, although the "walk" to the nearest metro station is nearer a mile and uphill all the way, so my advice take a taxi. So if the hotel introduced easy chairs in the rooms, tea and coffee facilities and free Wi-Fi in rooms it would be a great hotel and I wouldn't have any hesitation in going back there.More
Jan T, Keighley, United Kingdom
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