Hotel Angela can be noisy, but....
Spent a week in June at the Hotel Angela after reading good reviews. I cannot really fault the hotel as it was spotlessly clean, very friendly and very hardworking staff who could not do enough for you. The food was very good, well cooked, well presented and plenty of it, so no need to go hungry at all. Three happy hours throughout the day made the bar prices reasonable for this standard of hotel and the bar staff worked really hard and were very friendly. We didn't actually spent much time in the entertainment room, but what we saw was fine. We would have had an excellent time if our room had been on a higher floor and facing the poolside, as the third floor facing the side road is very noisy, due to the road and bar on the corner having entertainment until 1am most nights. The worst part of the holiday was the fact that 10,000 Harley Davidson Bikers descended on Fuengirola during the week for their annual convention. OK if you don't mind the roar of motorbikes all day and most of the night. What a nightmare it was, with no warning that this was to happen that week. The noise was just horrific although the machines were quite spectacular, but this really did spoil what could have been a lovely holiday. So beware the hotel is fine if you get the right room, but very noisy if not.
3 times here at the angela
Just arrived back today from the hotel angela.
Flights delayed with thomson fly on departure and arrival, hotel not changed in 3 years, although the dinner choice was slightly the same every night, breakfast lovely, take your own cereal though there not kelloggs the corn flakes tasted of bacon!!
Now let me tell you about the 9am sunlounger fights every morning, people pushing in the queue for a lounger, I felt like I was queuing at alton towers for a ride, really stupid,then there is the mossie bites, everyone there got bites from the little critters, my sister got 17 in total, we think it was because of 1 the stinky river, it had stagnent water, and 2 it being so hot.
You can get antibiotic cream from any chemist for 7 euros. and it works.
Myramar shopping centre still brilliant and only 90 cent each way from back of the angela, we ate out alot went to valparasio in mijas well words cannot describe that night, read my review on it in the fuengirola forum..you must go, also a quite new tapas bar called tipi tapa near the church in the centre near fish alley, very cheap and delicious food, then there was moochers in fish alley still great food and lovely setting, we also went to malaga for the day and it was amazing a great day out, and great for shopping, amazing tapas bars also.
went in the dolphin pub most nights in fish alley and bar latino in los boliches which was owned by a pleasant guy and I think a couple who were really friendly and we saw shane richie in there having a few bevvies.
Los boliches is the best part of fuengirola and I have to mention a big thank you to the lovely staff at the english cafe bar think it was run by a guy and his wife, hi to daisy, and the manchester girl who made me laugh they gave us a free drink because we were going home, food in there is lovely cheap and fresh there jacket spuds are to die for.
back to the hotel, great belly dancer on twice and an excellent duo the girl had the most amzing voice, the comedian downstairs wasnt so good.
Happy hours, 3 times a day, which is a bonus.
Just one last thing when we were at malaga airport today waiting to board our flight, we saw rick parfait from status quo, think he must live in marbella, anyway I have ranted on, we are hoping to go back to fuengirola next year, but not to the angela, try somewhere different maybe the florida spa or the yaramar, if not Im heading to santorini.
Enjoy if you go.
A lovely hotel, friendly helpful staff, nice food, but the Christmas Gala dinner a bit dissappointing, would have been better if they stayed with a traditional one, as most of the guests were English and of a more mature age. We are in our sixties but felt quite young compared to most of the guests, who I gather have been going back there for years. Maybe we would go back in another ten years time.
We have just returned from a week at the angela over easter i must say we really had a great holiday the hotel is very well run by an experienced mature group of staff . the food was 1st class with plenty of choice and the cleanliness of the bedrooms was excellent . We booked a double room and actually got a double bed that is rare in spain. the angela is very well situated in the quieter end in los boliches away from the buzz of the noisy bars we found the hotel mainly catered for the more mature market but they didnt treat us any different we are late 30s we will certainly return to this hotel on our next visit to fuengirola well done to all the staff for making our time here warm and welcoming.
Not 4 star!
We would not go back to this hotel or Fuengirola. The resort was old, shabby, and felt dirty everywhere. The hotel was the same, with a pool area and restaurant in serious need of a makeover. Beach nice though, and weather perfect.
Excellent all round holiday
From the moment we arrived at the hotel we found all the staff to be exceptionally friendly and helpful. Our room was beautifully clean and comfortable. The tea making facilities were well used by us and replenished daily, as were all towels and toiletries.
I can honestly say that I have never seen such conscientous cleaners before, even the balcony floors, furniture and railings were cleaned daily.
The food was excellent with so much to choose from. There was food from different countries on some evenings and the staff wore clothes to complement these. They seemed to make such an effort to make everything enjoyable for us.
Fuengirola was a lovely place, plenty of flat promenade to walk along which made it very suitable for the disabled or less mobile.
Public transport was excellent and extremely cheap and a local ferry took you around the bay to Benalmadena, a lovely port and town.
Yes, as previously stated by others, the hotel was mainly occupied by older people who were very entertaining and should not put off younger people from going. There was entertainment each evening with 3 happy hours a day and plenty of bars,cafes and discos if needed.
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday to be recommended.
Not too bad, but take some ear plugs.
We have just returned from a two week stay at this hotel, I agree with the majority of comments.
The hotel rooms are well kept and have individual a/c controls in each room, our towels were changed every day and the rooms were of a good standard and more importantly kept clean.
A free safe is included in the room but a charge of 15 euros a week is made for a small fridge, I cannot understand why you have to pay for a fridge that is plugged in anyway?
The reception staff were very helpful, the restaurant staff a little overworked at times due to insufficient tables at busy times but the food was of a reasonable standard (although at breakfast, I would have liked fresh orange juice instead of it being syphonated).
The entertainment was a little hit and miss some exceptional singers a reasonably funny comic and some other poor acts.
They have a happy hour in the entertainment lounge from 8.30 to 9.30 then this stops and continues in the upstairs bar from 9.30 to 10.30 why! All people did was to go upstairs after 9.30 and bring their drinks downstairs if they wanted to stay and watch the acts, why do they not just have a two hour happy hour then everyone would really be happy!!
The room we had was on the side of the noisy bar (seventh floor) and as previously reported Elvis is alive and well singing in the bar opposite until after 1.00am.
The rooms are not well sound proofed so you have been warned if you get a room number from 1 to 8 or from 26 to 30 on any of the floors.
The other disappointment for us was the rather small pool area, it was quite funny to watch the pool olympics at 9.00am as the door to the pool area was unlocked and various ages became involved in trying to bag their usual sunlounger. Shame really as the hotel sits opposite a lovely beach which is 5 miles long!
Even through all of the above we would still return to this hotel as it has clean rooms, friendly staff and is in a lovely position opposite the beach.
Just came back from a 1 week stay there and it was the best. All the staff were happy to help, and they were all very friendly. There was always lots of food so you never went with out and there was always lots to choose from. The hotel was always being cleaned and the rooms were of a high standard cleaned each morning with fresh bedding and towels. I will go back in the future!
My partner and i returned to the Angela after first visiting in 2004. We found that the hotel seems to have improved since last time and to be honest we have no real grumbles. The hotel seems to be primarily Thomson guests with no children under 16 allowed. The food was pretty good and the service excellent. The bedrooms were clean and had air conditioning. There are nine floors and three lifts for easy access. Drink prices are'nt too bad and they have happy hours every day. The hotel is in an excellent position on the sea front and you can view the sea from most bedrooms, obviously some better than others. There is always someone on reception and they are pretty good. Entertainment is'nt too bad and there are various tours and in-house things to do. There are countless bars and cafe's all around the hotel and it is ideal for walking as the area is totally flat. Have a look around the town as there are plenty of shops and supermarkets. Beware the touts who jump out of cars and try to get you to go to various places. All-in-all we had a good ten days.
We going to be staying at the Hotel Angela in mid Jan (2011) for the first time.
What are the transport options to get to Gibraltar on a day trip, apart from car hire?
Re: Dave Kinnafick
Bus with Portillo - Fuengirolla to La Linea - http://www.ctsa-portillo.com/horarios.html and walk across the border.
Sorry, years since I was in the vicinity so I do not know where your hotel or the bus sets off in Fuengirola.
Re: Dave Kinnafick
There are several transportation means available to get there like Buses, Taxi.
Re: Dave Kinnafick
A seventy mile taxi ride (there and back)!
Re: Dave Kinnafick
go to any travel agent cost about 15 euro
warning though gib is quite boring just like being in england