This beautiful complex is situated in the picturesque fishing village of Los Boliches, which is a part of the famous coastal town of Fuengirola. The airport is about 15 minutes’ drive away. At a walking distance is the long golden beach and crystal clear water runs from the Mediterranean Sea, where guests can practice a multitude of different water sports or simply relax under the nice sun. Just around the corner, visitors will find supermarkets, charming restaurants and cafés. To enjoy a sunny day, guests can rest and relax in the outdoor pool area. For the sports enthusiast, there are many excellent golf courses in the area. The rooms are decorated with soothing colours and are equipped with all the amenities deeded for a memorable and pleasant stay.
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So nice to be back after 2 years. Hotel quiet and easy to get sun beds, limited to 42 at moment due to social distancing. Apartment spotless and equipped with everything we needed including welcome air conditioning.
We were given the same apartment as before and a bottle to celebrate partners birthday...
Well stocked supermarket just few feet away, gentle 10 minute walk to seafront. It's in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle but easy walking distance of bars etc.
Stayed for Xmas and new year, arrived and had requested a room on pool side for my arthritic mum who finds walking difficult so she could sit in sun and read, got opposite side, so not a good start as no sun at anytime of day. After first week paid €30 to move to sunny side and it was great and worth it. The apartments were roomy and well equipped, freezer, washing machine...
unlike another couple we had no problems, they had loads. Reception staff were lovely and very helpful. Restaurant and bar closed for the holidays which I found weird, apart from 31 Dec but guest were not welcome, so there was nowhere to sit and meet other guest, we did not speak to one person for the whole 2 weeks there. Lastly I have never stayed in a place sooooo noisy starting late evening doors banging (I mean banging, woke my deaf mum, and scrapping furniture until early hours ( usually 2-3 am) of the morning. This was my 6th time in Fuengirola, first and last here, not worth the extra money. So back to Fuengirola Beach Apartments it is.
Reviewing on the basis of travelling as a family of 3 with a 21 month old.
Having stayed in the area in various places over the past 5/6 years I am confident I would not stay here again. Most recently we stayed in the Nuria Sol apartments across the road - these are much better for families and generally much more accommodating and friendly...
The area itself is great for everyone, Los Boliches is our preferred part of town and everything really is on your doorstep.
On to my reasons not to stay in this particular accommodation -
1 - emailed in advance of our arrival to request a cot and a high chair for the room, to be told they are charged INDIVIDUALLY at 5euros per day = 100euros for a 10 day break! I have never been charged anywhere else. When we arrived I politely conveyed my upset at this to the Manager and concierge on duty, both of whom were very nice but explained it is company policy so nothing could be done. I have never encountered this issue anywhere else and this is my main reason for not recommending to families. Imagine having more than one child? You'd be a week's spending money out of pocket on arrival!! I was told this is mentioned on the website but we booked via JET2 and it is not clear - it should be called out explicitly in my opinion. Luckily for us we ended up not paying for either as a family friend living in the area offered to lend us both items.
2 - you're only given one key, 5euro for a second one, 30euro to replace if lost (fair enough). WIFI is free but limited to 2 devices so can't both be on your phone and log in another device, eg an ipad for the kids, without one of you logging off. Extra charge for another passkey.
3 - given apartment on the first floor on a level with the pool. I realise they have to give someone these apartments but i don't recommend them (especially given the ones on the poolside of the building are smaller, FYI.) The sunbeds are right up against your balcony - not great for siesta for adults nevermind toddler napping! It also had only a shower cubicle when, with a toddler, a bath is a must. This was our main reason for requesting a change, along with wanting an apartment higher up with a view. 30euros to change, pretty fair. We were given an apartment on 8th floor on the streetside the next day. The apartments on the street side of the building are much bigger and have a bath, which was perfect.
4 - attitude. Second day (when we were moving) we were told could move from approx 3pm - no problem. Went to reception and was given key to new apartment, then told we could take our time moving - baby, cot, cases etc. Great, thanks. 10 mins later, mid move, knock on the door from a very rude dark haired woman from reception, impatiently requesting that we moved faster so they could clean the room. I explained we were going as fast as possible with the baby and all our stuff and were told we could take our time (I wasn't expecting to take more than half an hour but 10 mins was pushing it!) She was very abrupt and rude.
Once we moved to the new room I realised we didn't have a sheet for the cot. The previous night it was too late to do anything about it. I called down to reception and spoke to the same lady to ask for a sheet for the cot. I tried to explain my request, met a couple of times with "I don't speak English" and eventually got her to understand, only to be met with a rude "no". I couldn't tell whether or not this was to do with it not being their cot, but one i had brought myself, but nevertheless it was clearly not something she was willing to do. I then said ok what if i want an extra sheet for the bed, to which i was also told no.
By this time we had already nicknamed the place the '5euro hotel' and so i was half expecting a charge but not an absolute, and rude, no. I hung up.
5 - there are no brushes or mops in the apartment, cleaning/sheet changing is every 4 days so with a toddler to clean up after this wasn't great. we did our best with kitchen roll and wet wipes but would have preferred to be able to clean a bit more.
6 - 2 calls to maintenance, one because there are no instructions for the washing machine and one when the air con stopped (both dealt with promptly and the maintenance guy was lovely).
All the other staff we spoke to were lovely apart from the particularly rude brunette.
I was definitely disappointed overall and like i say, wouldn't stay again.
It won't stop us going back to the area though as it is our favourite place.
Great apartment. Great pool area. Great hotel cafe...
However, guests are saving pool beds so hotel staff need to tour the area and remove towels from saved beds. Guests are smoking in the pool area instead of the hard floor pool area. Guests are being intimate in the pool so hotel staff should really do a tour of the pool area for example once an hour. Just a suggestion.
Arrived at our hotel... Room was ready perfect.. Just what we needed after an early morning flight...
Reception wanted credit card details upfront very strange anyway we proceeded.. We were THEN told that dinner (evening meal) will only be served until 5pm? This was not advertised, had we known this week would not have gone. Then the problems began! Breakfast lovely but minimal 1 of each items and not much choice for kids - muslei for cereal. Evening meal we got back for 430 to then be told it is too late and we would not be accommodated if it will always be this time - this is when we went to rep, it wasn't suitable for us at all we don't leave the beach or have long days out till gone 6! The offer was to prepare something for us then to warm it up in the room. Rep gave us the option to go b&b with refund - suited us better so this is what we did. Breakfast following morning...very very off with us made us feel uncomfortable therefore we did not return. My 2year old was expected to eat from our plates bearing in mind we were getting one of each item. We didn't return for the duration.
The fold up sofa bed in the living room. - we were never shown how to put this away! This resulted in my 2 year old falling and cutting his head opening... Hospital trip!
Its very quiet is area which is nice but a long walk from the beach. The half board option has now been removed from our providers. Many of the staff were lovely and the young receptionist who called a taxi for us to go to hospital could not have helped anymore genuinely concerned and really made an effort with the kids. To us not family orientated especially not younger kids. Nothing in the area for kids either unless your willing to walk..
Don't get me wrong the rooms are big and suitable if your willing to go on holiday and cook. But it was not suitable for our family at all