Hotel Riu Nautilus  

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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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

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.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Snack bar*

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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Lovely Hotel with Excellent Staff

Just returned from a four night stay at the Riu Nautilus and were very impressed with this hotel. Lovely clean rooms with the most comfy beds. Fantastic bathrooms with complimentary toiletries but the towels were awful!! thin and tiny! The rooms have been refurbished and are of a high standard but can't understand why a four star hotel has no tea/coffee facilities in rooms which was a let down! The staff in the dining room were great - really friendly and yes it was busy at times but they were always there to assist and have a chat with you. The food was excellent and I particularly loved the Salad Bar.We visited the A La Carte and it was lovely and felt really spoiled. The hotel is in a good position right on the beach and close to the shops with lots of bars and restaurants near by. Plenty of sunbeds so no need to reserve and a beautiful pool but unfortunately not heated but you could use the one in the Spa which had some great facilities. Transfer time from airport was also very good approx 35 mins and I have to say could not fault Thomson holidays from start to finish. The only downside for us were some of the clientele - as the majority were 70+ and I have to say a minority of those were really rude who seemed to spend all their time talking and staring at the other guests but hey perhaps they have forgotten how to enjoy themselves - felt quite sorry for them!! but at least hotel nice and quiet at night so I suppose you can't have it all. Would have no hesitation recommending despite the age group clientele.More

PATRICIA W, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Smart and Handy

Located right on the seafront not far from the Marina and overlooking the beach. There is easy access to the delightful promenade from a secure-access gate. The hotel has been here many years, but has a bedroom annexe added at one side linked into the original hotel building. There is a spa below this annexe. The pool area is spacious with many sun-loungers on the large terraced area overlooking the sea. The entrance hall/reception is impressive and spacious with lots of places to sit and people watch the constant arrivals and departures. The main entrance opens onto a street with cafés, shops and bars within easy strolling distance. The main road with a good bus service is a seven minute walk uphill. Our room was on the third floor in the annexe where the rooms are modern, spacious and beautifully and simply decorated. The bed was very large and comfortable and we overlooked a quiet side street with a side view of the beach and sea. Some trees can obscure the view from certain bedrooms. In early November we had sun on our balcony from late morning until early afternoon before it went behind the rather grim looking apartment block across the street. The room was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was spacious with a large walk in shower with detachable head. The towels could be better, but were acceptable. There was plenty of draw/storage space and the wardrobe was huge. The glass tops on the flat surfaces were always clean but had sharp corners and you had to be careful. The dining-room was disappointing for a four star hotel. It was always very busy and at certain times can only be described as a milling throng. The tables were close together making access to your table with a plate of food a challenge. I guess it is the original dining space before the large annexe was added. To allow for this there are two sittings for dinner and a long period for breakfast. You are allocated a sitting and table on arrival for dinner. Breakfast is open seating. I did not find eating a relaxing experience. I did not wish to tarry. The food was good with plenty of choice and the trays are replenished regularly so the food has little chance to go cold, but there is always a queue for popular items. There is a carvery meat selection each evening and some themed special evenings. The drinks service in the dining room is good and a good selection of wines is available at reasonable prices. The lounge/bar area is pleasant and the service is good. There is some live entertainment most evenings. There is a lovely terrace area off the bar/lounge overlooking the pool and views out to sea. The clientele is from many parts of Europe with British and German predominating when we were there, but also Belgian, French, Spanish and Scandinavian.More

JamesS627, Leeds, United Kingdom

late holiday for are wedding anniversary

we arrived to a glass of champagne ,very nice touch ,are room was lovely , and ready when we arrived ,also good , as the weather was not so good on arrival , we at least could unpack ,and get sorted out ,weather picked up so from then on all was first class ,food ext very good ,could not fault this hotel ,More

Carol W, Rhosneigir, null, United Kingdom

Could not have been better

Recently returned from a 7 night stay at the Riu Nautilus - we have been before but this was the first time that we had been able to return since the hotel was refurbished - we were not disappointed. The hotel has been well done throughout with good materials and design. We upgraded to a side sea view room ( small surcharge) we had a good view from our room which had more than enough wardrobe and drawer storage space and a brilliant and good sized shower. A positive for this hotel is the very friendly and hard working staff and we've never seen as many cleaners throughout the day as we saw here - the hotel was immaculately maintained. Food selection was excellent with a friendly chef on duty every night to serve you at the carvery. If you go look out for the solo guitarist , on some nights entertainment, not just a guitarist but a great entertainer. The hotel grounds and pool bar/restaurant have also been upgraded to a high standard. There is also free wi fi in the reception area and you can also pay for access in your room.We will certainly be back.More

John S, Johnston, United Kingdom

Nice Surroundings, not such wonderful service

This is a beautiful hotel and it is kept spotless. There is a lovely pool area, and a very good indoor pool, Jacuzzi, spa and gym, again all kept very clean. The rooms are spacious, and, again, clean. However, if the weather is bad, apart from the indoor pool area, there is nothing to do. No entertainment of any sort during the day, however, there is some evening entertainment. The food is OK, but geared very much to German taste, not surprising, as the majority of guests are German. We were disappointed with the service in the restaurant, on several occasions, having to wait a long time for coffee to arrive, and on one occasion, being given a half empty pot, obviously just cleared from another table. We had to go and change it ourselves. The service gets worse if you complain. There are very few British channels on the TV, and you only get 1.5 hours of free internet, in the lobby (not in the room), and you have to take that in one block i.e. you cannot have 90 minutes in the morning, and 90 minutes in the evening. Something else I was surprised at, was having to pay 2 euros per day for an in room safe, and 2 euros for water with dinner!More

joyce j, Holywell, United Kingdom

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