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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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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These twin rooms with their striking décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three with twin beds, plus an extra bed when needed. They can be sold as a single.
twin with limited sea view
These twin rooms with a limited sea view come with striking décor and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three with twin beds, plus an extra bed when needed.
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restaurant a nightmare
A good clean, friendly hotel. The staff are lovely even the manager marseille get involved.Same old problem with sunbeds if you dont go down very early in the morning and put your towel down YOU WONT GET ONE. It does state do not reserve sunbeds, But nobody takes notice of this, We stayed here for 11 nights and never once got a sunbed. We spoke to a couple who said "there were three sunbeds next to them that were reserved next to them from 7.00am the people turned up at 3.30 pm and picked up there towels and went". HOW SELFISH. But worse than this is the restaurant there are 2 sittings we had the 6.30 meal time, well its a nightmare people pushing in etc you think the food was going to run out the way they carry on, There is just too many people in the restaurant at one time. You go up and get your meat served to you by the friendly chef and by the time you manage to get your veg etc the food is cold. it should be a friendly calm time, but you end up wound up by the time you get back to your table.we decided in the end to eat out somewhere else in the end instead of with the ANIMALS.More
steve k, Upton St Leonards, United Kingdom
Second visit and not the last !
Spending our last day here again at the hotel! We've had a fabulous week with excellent service, lovely food which we have come to expect with the Riu standards! We haven't experienced any problems in the restaurant and also had a lovely table outside for dinner as the weather has been very hot this was very pleasant! All in all another great holiday at the Nautilus and we will be returning in September!More
Very modern hotel, continually cleaned throughout the day,even up to 9.30 at night!. All staff very friendly and welcoming nothing was too much trouble, special mention to Laura who kept the coffee coming at breakfast! Bedroom was very clean, fresh towels every day,super walk in shower. Dining room was very hectic at the 6.30 sitting, you just had to muscle in the best way you could which I found a bit off putting to be honest. The pool area was clean, didn't get the chance for a sunbed not getting up at silly o'clock when I am on my holidays! Would have enjoyed a sit around the pool area in the shade if that had been an option. WiFi very hit and miss. Entertainment was average.More
stephen m, Manchester, United Kingdom
We have just returned from our 7 night stay at the Riu Nautilus. The hotel is fantastic. We had an early flight and arrived at the hotel at 11am, and was offered champagne or fruit juice upon our arrival. We had to wait an hour for our room to be available which we cannot complain about as check in is meant to be at 3pm. Our room was so clean and well presented, with a massive double bed, huge shower, his and hers sinks, and sea/pool view from our balcony. The hotel is adults only, but we found the majority of guests to around retirement age. We are a young couple, most likely the youngest who was staying there, so we did feel a bit outnumbered and got a few funny looks from other guests.. that isn't the hotels fault though. It didn't bother us but it might be something to think about if you are considering staying here. The majority of hotel employees were so friendly, always smiling and saying hello. The manager was very present throughout our stay, introduced himself at dinner and at the Thomson rep meeting and was always there if we had any questions or concerns. You can tell he takes great pride in the hotel. Meals were on a half board basis - breakfast and dinner. Breakfast offered hot food such as omelettes, eggs, bacon, beans, sausages, pancakes, etc. There was also fruits, yoghurts, toasts, cereals, and much more. Drinks were included at breakfast, offering tea, coffee, fruit juices, and even one morning prosecco! Dinner had a different menu of main dishes every night, with side dishes remaining similar throughout. There was always plenty of different options, such as cooked meats, pizzas, pastas, salads, sea food, and side dishes such as rice, chips, soup, vegetables, and much more. I am quite a fussy eater and I had no issues at all finding food I liked, there was honestly so many options I couldn't possibly cover it all. There was 2 sittings to choose from, 6:30pm or 8:15pm. We ate at 6:30 and saw it was busier than the 8:15 sitting. Also, for dinner drinks are at an extra cost, you can either put in on your room bill or pay for it when you leave dinner. The chefs and waiters were very friendly and always smiling. One small complaint would be that some people would queue up for food, and others would just jump in - it was a bit of a free for all which gave it a bit of a manic feeling. I think if the hotel put something in place so people would queue up it would make meals a bit more relaxing in my opinion. The pool area was lovely and maintained well. There was enough sunbeds but the good ones were reserved quite early from 6:30-7:30am, which is the case at any hotel really. I donât think there was enough umbrellas in proportion to sunbeds, but we did not have any issues with this. You can get one pool towel per person at reception. The pool was a bit chilly but was nice and refreshing after laying under the hot sun. There is also an indoor pool area with a few sunbeds which we used when the weather was a bit iffy. We did use the jacuzzi in the indoor pool area once however for the rest of our stay it was having maintenance. There is also a small gym with good equipment however we did not use it. There was entertainment each evening, which was not to our personal taste but it seemed like many others enjoyed it. It was defiantly catered towards the older guests, which makes sense as they were the majority. On hotter days we found the entertainment was in the outside part of the bar, so if you get a room facing the pool you will probably hear this in the evenings. This didn't bother us too much but it was a little bit annoying when we had to be up early for our return flight home and it was still going on past 11pm. The hotel is located right on the beach promenade, which has shops and restaurants. Then down a few steps and you are on the beach. There is a small supermarket not even a minutes walk out the hotel, very convenient. Also a cash machine not far past the supermarket shop. If you need to know where anything is locally, the receptionists were very helpful and had good knowledge of the area. There is free Wifi available for 90 consecutive minutes in the hotel lobby, if you want wifi in your room and around the hotel and pool, it cost 20 euros for 7 days. Also there is an additional charge to use the safe in the room, which is 15.75 euros for 7 days. We are already planning our holiday at the Riu Nautilus for next year as we loved the hotel so much! Would 100% recommend.More
A very nice hotel with fantastic staff
Enjoyed seven nights at this hotel. A very well designed room with a fantastic sea view. A restaurant that provided a choice of food of high standard that choosing was a problem at times. The staff in the restaurant were exceptional, being efficient whilst always smiling. The pool and area is also a credit, these being in pristine order, the staff being as above. In all, this hotel is a classic Riu & we would gladly repeat our stay.More
erictwiss, Nottingham, United Kingdom
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