Cervantes Hotel, Torremolinos
Reviews - Cervantes Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Young Couple
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Sun Seeker
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Cervantes Hotel
Service Not Includedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Average to good hotel in great locationfrom efetters
adequate, but would not stay againfrom mbengero
good!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Pleasantly surprisedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We returned monday, after a weekend break, and have to say we thoroughly enjoyed it.
We found the hotel very pleasant, clean, some building work still being carried out on modernising some rooms, but they were very considerate in the times work was done.
We had a great balcony view of the pool, sea and main square.
I have to admit on the comments about the breakfast, it wasn't the best I have had, but there was alot of spanish staying at the hotel who all seemed to enjoy it, it certainly didn't spoil the break.
We will definately consider staying at this hotel again for a weekend break, even if it is just for location..... for little over a euro on train from the airport and timeframe of 7mins, you can't get much better.
Very good valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Parking could be a problem but generally we were very satisfied.
One happy bunnyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We travelled Easy Jet (cheap as chips and as always excellent..thank you visionary Stallios). As always we were early!
Leave the airport , walk to train stop and one Euro gets you to Torremolinos station, walk out of station and Cervantes is there!
Liverpool 6.30am gales,hail,grey skys and a ----- Tuesday ahead 3 hrs later we are asking reception if we can check in early.
The very friendly receptionist asked which room we wanted, we chose room 712 and I rapidly sat on a balcony overlooking the Med and the Bay of Malaga with the clearest blue skies which lured Hemmingway to the south of Spain and I am a happy bunny.
Like a lot of things in Spain such as the Goudi Cathedral in Barca, the Andalucian coastline is still under construction and the view from room 712 would appeal to any 'Bob the Builder' afficianado. But I like Bob!
Torremolinos is a vibrant, growing cosmopolitan mish mash of a town grown from severe poverty derived from heat and mosquitos and the whole area has pulled it's finger out and created a sea frontage without compare. The infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired for busy periods a half hourly train is inadequate even in low season.
To see the dark side of Torremolinos/Benalmedina go 200mts up at Montemar.
Strictly as a hotel review the Cervantes has an excellent situation.
Cleanliness and the overall smell of the place is good.
The staff are friendly and really accomodating (Can I leave my bag here and pick it up at 4.00pm no problem).
The hotel has a swimming pool both on the roof and downstairs it is central,and walk outside to the buzz of Torre.
Big screen TV, a 5 star bar and what ever previous reviewers have said the breakfast is not bad, in fact it is very good.
Look out for Milano salami,churroz and the hot chocolate from the machine.
If you want bacon egg and beans they are there and why not try a sticky bun.
Oh yes don't eat the strangled egg!!! and perhaps the reconstituted bacon and the baked beans are a bit dodgy, forget the weiners! But you can make your own toast.
I am a bit peeved with previous reviews about this hotel.
I am well travelled and have stayed in many 4 star hotels eg. Madrid, Paris, Barca, Tampa, Athens, Birmingham, London, NY, and this hotel is Fine not 4 star but fine.
It is not the Savoy but at 80 Euros it is not going to be.
Prior to leaving the hotel 14/01/05 we met 8 Irish lads on the binge I hope they behaved themselves!
My wife nearly cancelled our holiday after reading prior reviews on this site. I would say that in January when the hotel is well below capacity it is a fine place to stay and discover Andolucia.
In high season I think the whole ambience of the hotel would collapse due to the heat and the propensity of the multicultured ragamuffins wandering the streets of Torre and the ability of the overworked staff to say no!
I hope future reviewers prove me wrong.
I enjoyed my stay.
Great for off season weekend breaksfrom croppedboy
This dump has WALLS OF CARDBOARD !from chriscork
I didn't care about the dated room decor, or lack of 4 star hotel facilities, what I really wanted was a good night's sleep. The bed was like something you get in low end student digs, also, two singles not the double as requested.
However, all this would have been ok were it not for the CARDBOARD WALLS. A couple was next door yapping all night. At 0330 I couldn't take it any more and hammered my fist on the wall a few times. Thankfully this lead to a sudden silence rather than someone knocking my door down and I went back to bed, unable to sleep because I was so ---- off with this crap hotel.
I don't normally bother to review hotels online but during my sleepless night I swore to myself that I wouldn't let this go without letting the world know.
I really couldnt recommend strongly enough to stay away from this hotel. If you're considering a stay in Torremolinos you would do yourself a big favour by choosing an alternative itinerary.
Poor room and food qualityfrom pete1212
We were there 5 nights in january 2005 and were very disappointed by a "4 stars" hotel because of the following problems:
- the food is terrible, being the breakfast buffet OR the evening buffet (despite the price: 20 Euros). After 5 breakfasts, we almost find out the comestible stuff out of the breakfast buffet.
- you can hear everything what happens on the floor (discussions, shower...). By the way, refuse any room with an adjoining room if you don't need it, because the separation door is really poor.
- we could also hear noises from outside (street work) altough we were on the 4th floor
Those were the biggest problems. Other things which should prohibit the hotel to have so many stars, but which are less annoying:
- cleanness of the room seems acceptable but is far from perfect (don't look under your bed)
- TV (36cm, from last century, with almost 10 channels)
- furniture (quite old and not so nice)
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Stay elsewhere if you like the beach If you want to stay on the beach, forget this place. If you want a nice, friendly, helpful front desk staff, forget this place. If you want a quiet hotel, forget this place.
Other names for Cervantes Hotel
- cervantes hotel torremolinos
- cervantes hotel
- Address: Las Mercedes, s/n - Torremolinos - 29620 - Spain
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