Las Piramides

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C/ Miguel Marquez, 43, Paseo Maritimo S/N Fuengirola, Málaga, Costa del Sol, 29640, Spain

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    Newly reform Las Piramides

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    Las Piramides Hotel is a 4 star hotel located at the end of the Paseo Maritimo of Fuengirola. Is a very good location because is near the centre, near a bus station, and surounded by many good restaurants like "El Sultan" (arabic), "Hermanos Alba" (fish), ... IT HAVE A LOT OF YEARS BUT IT HAVE BEEN NEWLY REFORM AT SUMMER OF 2002, so it must be in very good conditions. The beachs in front of the hotel are very good ones, and not so full in summer

    Unique Quality: Newly reform

    Directions: End of the Paseo Maritimo

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A Good Holiday at Las Piramides

by TripAdvisor Member Deborah22

We stayed at the Las Piramides between the 27th July and 4th August 2006.

After a very long transfer with Mytravel the first impressions of the hotel were very good (be aware though that the transfer bus doesn’t pull up outside the hotel, it stops in the middle of the adjacent street), the reception area is big bright and airy, with plenty of comfy sofas and chairs.

The man on reception was friendly and helpful, checking in was quick and he informed us that there was a selection of cold food ready for us as we had missed the evening meal that night. This was a pleasant surprise, and very welcome at 12:30am having not had a lot to eat for most of the day.

The room we were allocated (No 331) was a suite, consisting of two large bedrooms, a reasonable sized bathroom and a very large double balcony with lovely views over the beach, pool and promenade. We didn’t pre-book or request a suite, but there were three of us in the group so they may be reserved fro larger parties.

Throughout the week we were there our room was cleaned thoroughly every day, with new towels being provided daily. The room décor was quite modern, but different from that in the brochure. The bathroom again was always very clean, but could do with some modernisation (particularly the tiles).

We stayed on a half board basis and were really impressed with both the selection of food available and the quality at dinner. If you like your food plain, simple and British this probably isn’t the place for you, however, if you like trying new things and are a fan of fish, you’ll love the buffet.

There’s a wide selection of salads, cold meets and cheeses and also a choice of two soups for starter. Main course comprises of lots of different fish dishes in a variety of sauces, meat in Spanish style sauces, a different pasta dish every night and contrary to previous reports chips are available every night! Sweet leaves a lot to be desired and is the usual selection of fruit, ice cream and some very strange cakes. Beware though; drinks are expensive (we stuck to bottled water at 2.50 Euro).

We felt there were two main areas that let this hotel down and made it more of a three, rather than four, star. Firstly the arrangements for breakfast were totally chaotic. The room breakfast is served in is different from the main dining room and is far too small to accommodate over 600 guests. There is a small buffet table in the middle of the room surrounded by tables and chairs and this leads out onto the terrace were most people eat breakfast.

If you come down for breakfast at about 9:15 it is absolute chaos, people don’t queue, there’s no room to get round the buffet due to the tables and chairs in the way. It’s just a case of take your tray and barge in where you can! However, the quality of food at breakfast couldn’t be faulted, plenty for everyone to choose from, both English and Continental. And again, contrary to previous reports the tea and coffee were always very nice!

Secondly, the pool and surrounding terrace area was far too small to accommodate the number of guests. The pool doesn’t open until 9:30am every morning and unless you are down there with your towel queuing at least an hour before you have no chance of getting a bed. It’s the same old case of people putting there towels down first thing in a morning and not coming back for hours. There are simple not enough beds for the size of the hotel. Also the pool area does look quite scruffy. There is an indoor pool in a sort of greenhouse type thing and a very small gym in a hut next to the pool

A big advantage of staying in this hotel is it’s proximity to the beach, you literally walk out the front doors, turn left and walk to the bottom of the road (20 metres), then across the road is the beach. The beach is lovely with plenty of sun beds and parasols available to hire, with two beds and a brolly costing 8 Euros.

However, a few things to be aware of, the sand gets really, really hot after mid day so flip flops are needed to walk down to the water. The sea is very cold, whatever time of day it is and is very stony near the shore. The water can get a bit choppy, so children need to be supervised and at certain times (particularly weekends) the water is full of rubbish.

The hotel is at the quieter end of Fuengirola, however there are still plenty of bars and shops nearby and a large supermarket situated about 5 minutes from the hotel. We felt the location of the hotel was ideal, there was everything you needed right on the doorstop, but the centre of the resort could be reached within 5/10 mins.

Some places to visit on a night if you don’t fancy walking into town include:

Magnums Bar: it is literally round the corner from the hotel. It’s owned by a couple of British blokes and the drinks are very reasonably priced, (Gin and tonic 4 Euro, with very generous measures of gin!), with friendly and efficient service. It does get quite busy later on, so make sure you get there early!

Sabor: A cocktail bar a bit further up the street from Magnums, run by a German lady who is very quick to take you order, a bit too quick in my opinion! Does really nice cocktails (try the Bora Bora), however, slightly on the pricy side, which could explain why it wasn’t very busy!

Sal’s Place: This is a very small jazz bar also near the hotel. It’s only open a few nights a week but it does have some really good live acts on. Apparently Smoky Robinson was on the week before we arrived. Sal was a backing singer for many of the big motown/blues acts in the 60s.

Gelatia 900: an ice cream parlour on the corner of the street opposite the hotel. Does ice cream cones to take away – literally hundreds of flavours. Also does coffee and cakes and film star themed ice cream to eat on the terrace. Quite expensive, but the Bom Bom and the Burt Lancaster are a must! Gets very busy late on a night ant doesn’t; shut while about 2am.

The centre of Fuengirola is very British (particularly along the front), with lots of English bars and cafes serving traditional English food. On a night it gets very, very busy, and personally we thought it became quite tacky and a bit like Blackpool in the sun! However, if you want something a bit more Spanish head off into the winding back streets, particularly ‘Fish Ally’. On a night this street is full of restaurants and bars and has a really nice atmosphere to it. There’s also some really nice shops in this area, independent boutiques and some more familiar names such as Zara and Mango.

We went on three trips to:

Marbella: caught the bus from the bus station in the centre of town, about ten minutes from the hotel. A bus is also available outside the supermarket that, for 90 cents, will take you to the bus station. The buses to Marbella leave every 20 minutes and single costs 2.20 Euros. The buses are packed at this time of year, and being in Spain, there is no queue, just get stuck in like the locals do! The bus does take a very long time as there are tons of stops along they way and the driver tended to stop at each one, getting Marbella took about 1 ½ hours. Don’t make the same mistake as us by getting off at the bus station, its miles away from the centre, instead get off near all the shops. You can also get back on here, and again the buses to Fuengirola are regular.

Marbella is a really nice resort, particularly around the marina area there are some lovely cafes and restaurants. There are plenty of shops to see in the main street, with lots of names familiar from home. However, the rich and famous that once frequented the resort seem to have moved up the coast to Puerto Banus, you can get a bus there from most stops in Marbella, or get a taxi as its not far.

Mijas: This is a small town up in hills above Fuengirola full of quaint whitewashed buildings. Again you can catch the bus from the station, it costs 1.50 Euro one way and the buses are about every 20-30 minutes. Mijas is a nice half day trip, there are plenty of craft shops to see and a great viewing area where you can see Fuengirola and neighbouring resorts (you can even see the pyramids on the roof of the hotel)! There are also plenty of reasonably priced cafes and tapas bars for a spot of lunch.

Gibraltar: Booked this trip through our rep, there are four different trips you can go on; the rock tour, dolphin spotting, a tour of the WWII tunnels or just a shopping trip. They are all different prices, with the tunnels being the most expensive. We chose the rock tour (30 Euros each); this consisted of a trip up the rock on a minibus with an English speaking and very informative guide/driver. The trip included stops at various different vantage pints for photographs, the best one being on the way up where you can see Gibraltar town, Spain, the coast of Morocco and on a clear day the coast of Africa. Once up the rock you get to go in St Michael’s caves and also stop at the ape den. The apes don’t bother you unless you have a plastic bag of food, which they will come and take off you, so leave your lunch on the bus!

You also get two hours free time in Gibraltar to go shopping etc. Can’t say I was particularly impressed with Gibraltar itself, I though it was really grubby. Not many bargains to be had unless you smoke or drink spirits, with a bottle of gin coming in at £3.50 and a pack of 200 cigarettes for about £4. They have all the famous British shops (Next, BHS, M&S) and you can pay in sterling or Euros.

The situation at customs on the way back is ridiculous, everyone has to get off the bus then walk through customs like at the airport where most people’s bags are searched. However, if you have too much stuff they will confiscate it and fine you, there are tight restrictions not only on cigarettes and booze but on other items e.g. clothes as well, you are only allowed to take back a certain value of goods (I think it was 175 Euros). However, if one person on the bus is stopped you can have a long wait; we were waiting nearly an hour because two people on our bus had bought loads of pairs of jeans!

Not what I was expecting, but you’ve got to go if you come to this part of Spain!

A couple of things to be aware of in Fuengirola: the ‘Lucky-Lucky’ men are a bit of a pain, especially on a night when you’re trying to have a drink, however if you just say ‘no’ they do go away. Also the time share touts, aka the people with scratch cards, they are apparently a particular problem in this part of Spain but we only saw a couple (probably because we were in the quieter part of town). If they approach you don’t stop, because they will actually scratch the card off for you, just say ‘no thanks’ and move on. They may tell you it’s not a con but it is, please don’t let them ruin your holiday!

Overall, we all had a really great holiday, the weather was lovely and we came back with very nice tans! The hotel was good, great location, really tasty food, good service and high standards of cleanliness. However, the pool and the breakfast situation do let it down, and it doesn’t really deserve four stars.

Fuengirola is great for people of all ages; there are different things to appeal to families, couples, young and old. It’s great that the resort is so big because you’ve got the noisier/lively side if that’s what you’re into and there’s the quieter, more Spanish area if that’s what your looking for. It’s a great place to come for a short break, however, staying for a fortnight a think you would get a bit bored. However, I personally feel that once you’ve seen Fuengirola you’ve seen it and there was nothing there that was outstanding enough to draw me back for another visit, and personally for me the same applies to the rest of the Costa del Sol.

Beachlife

by rachel_sun

Favorite Thing:
I went to Costa Del Sol on my first trip to Spain.It was my first hol ever with my husband.We went on a package holiday to Fuengirola.Fuengirola is in south-east Spain and it has plenty of bars and life.Malaga and Marbella are close by and Fuengirola has high rise buildings lining the beach.The beach is 4 miles long and the promenade runs almost the entire length of the beach.All along this are high rise blocks.We went for one week half board in a hotel called something like Las Piramides.

EXCELLENT VALUE

by TripAdvisor Member suedee

Just got back stayed at Las Piramides for 5 nights wish it was for longer the Hotel was very clean, helpful staff, the room was ampil space for 3 beds were very comfortable and very clean and serviced daily our room was a side room with plenty to see and sea views on our right.The shops bars and restaurants were 2 mins walk from the hotel and 2 mins from the beach this is an ideal central hotel. We will definately go back to this hotel. And would recommend it.

Good value

by TripAdvisor Member alexyoung36

Our fourth stay at Las Piramides and we enjoyed it as usual.
Breakfast was the usual choice of fried,boiled or scrambled eggs, bacon beans,sausage, tomatoes etc and there was a great choice of fresh fruit such as figs , prunes,plums with yoghurt and a cold meat and cheese section.Dinner had fresh home-made soup a choice of meats at least two choices of fresh fish and a large choice of salad dishes.If i had to find something to complain about i would say that the television in the bedroom was a bit small but I don't go abroad to watch television! I would recommend the hotel without hesitation.

Well worth the money - gog o Gymru

by TripAdvisor Member Portmeirion

We stayed at the Las Piramides the last two weeks of August 2006. The hotel was very clean, the staff were very helpful and happy. The room was not ready when we arrived but after a couple of halves in the bar we move to the room and everything was in order. The cases were there ready for unloading.

The pool area was quiet and clean. Plenty of sun chairs available throughout the day. The indoor pool was well worth the visit as well. This has a jacuzzi.

Food was excellent. Plenty to eat. Breakfast had a varied choice and available until 10.30 daily. The cafeteria/bar was open all day and serving good valued meals. The restaurant for the evening meal had plenty of choice - fish was a speciality. Sometimes eating too much was a problem.

The beach was within one hundred yards of the hotel and of a good quality.

A walk along the beach in the evening was an option even though it became busy further along the beach. Plenty of places to eat from all over the world.

Travelling to Torremolinos or Malage is easy with a train. The station is aprox 500 meters from hotel. A very cheap option. Fly into Malaga and then talke a train to this hotel.

A very good hotel and worth a visit be it during the summer or winter. Not suited for children unless the like being beside pool or beach all week. But for everybody else please visit

Nice grub shame about the "entertainment!"

by TripAdvisor Member fusspot54

The best quality Hotel I have ever stayed in. The room was well equipped and decorated to a high standard. But oh those beds! it was like trying to sleep on an ironing board! My wife and I spent our first waking minutes walking round doubled up.
The staff were superb in all aspects especially the hard working room cleaners. The food was excellent and I was never stuck for choice though because of its quality I tended to overeat!
One downside was that you were quite a way from the Town centre, not good for aged/dodgy legs.
The Hotel nightly entertainment was, to be blunt, rubbish with third rate disinterested Flamenco dancers and "singers" the usual fare. Outside was not much better unless you were a drinker.
Daytime the Zoo, Castle, train/bus stations were within a reasonable walking distance. Don`t order a taxi through reception as it was more expensive than using the taxi rank just outside.
Our 14 days was far too long and in retrospect 7-10 would have been sufficient.

typical

by TripAdvisor Member yuk65

stay at Las Pyrimides from 20th August to 25th.
hotel quite nice and the rooms are very clean.
The staff could have smile a bit more but then thats the Spanish for you. Location I really liked, great sea view from the hotel room and air conditioing that was sufficient to keep us cool.
Food was average and I suggest going out to eat as there are many good eateries around.
Would go back again.

Awful, more like 2 star.

by TripAdvisor Member Jason555555

Hotel was not 4 STAR as described, the rooms were in a very poor & tired state, ours was certainly not anything like the suite shown on the website. The TV in our room must have been in since the hotel was built 1970. The pool area was OK but beware of the poolside cafe. The 2 lifts are like something out of the stone age, so slow and small there twice were queues of 30 people & luggage waiting, we had to take the stairs up to our room on the 9th floor. Breakfast was awful, both the selection and quality of food, the first day we were there 2 guys argued over who had waited longest for the bacon to be replenished (15 minutes) by which time their eggs were cold, it was like a comedy show. All in all a very poor experience, not what I expected at a 4 star hotel. The only saving grace was the location to the beach and promenade, thank god we were only there 4 nights, I would not recommend this hotel. We had family staying at the YARAMAR hotel which was also 4 star, but completely different, great staff, great pool area, fantastic rooms.

Fuengirola in the Spring

by Dutchman76

"From a small harbor town to a resort"

The Town of Fuengirola was a small town 20 years ago.
Its now a city with nightlife and great beaches, the best on the Costa del Sol.
Don't forget to visit the marketplace on Sunday in the harbor and on Tuesday on the Calle Mendez Nunez (Behind Hotel Las Piramides)
Best weather in June, July August.
many clowdy days in March

Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, in the heart of the COSTA DEL SOL, thanks to its good communication infrastructure (new motorways, railways and proximity to the airport), Fuengirola is still one of the favourite touristic destinations for Spaniards and foreigners, any time of the year, who find here a quiet town, with great leisure facilities and an excellent climate.

In spite of the great achievements in tourism infrastructure, the city of Fuengirola still maintains its traditions and its nature of an Andalusian village.
Its Phoenician, Arab and Roman remains prove that this privileged spot captivated all who arrived here, since distant times.
Its semi-tropical climate and its eight kilometres of wonderful and well cared for beaches of fine sand, with all the services and bordered by a magnificent Promenade, make this a place that is both an obligatory place to stay and the starting point for a large variety of excursions and for the practice of all types of tourism: Historical-cultural, Active, Rural, Nature, etc.
Fuengirola offers everything from visits to the Zoo - the only one on the whole Andalusian coast-, to tours of the city on the tourist train, from the animated and varied entertainment areas of night time Fuengirola to romantic rides in horse-drawn carriages.
The Casa de la Cultura offers visitors and residents year-round a long list of cultural and leisure activities that are characterised by their variety and quality. Exhibitions, concerts, plays and musicals, puppet shows, dance?.
The city has the Teatro Variet?s, the only theatre in Andalusia that is managed and directed by foreign residents -who are a numerous and important part of Fuengirola - where spectators can enjoy all year many top quality shows in English. Fuengirola, a city of services and shopping centre of the Costa del Sol, is visited every Tuesday by thousands of people who come to the popular "street market" that is set up at the Fairground (Temp on C/ Mendez Nunez)

This was the first plaza in Fuengirola, named in 1841. The only live witness to that moment is the centenarian ficus tree, popularly called the "Arbol de las pelotillas" (Little ball tree) which is situated across from the Rosario Church, also on the square. Along with the neighbouring streets this is a charismatic centre for the inhabitants and visitors; it is also a popular shopping area, where the better shops and franchises have found their place beside traditional shops, not forgetting the many restaurants that are grouped together in the area known as "Calle del Hambre" (Hunger Street).
It is possibly the nature of the city, with tourism year-round and providing services for the whole area, that there are always people strolling around the centre of Fuengirola, even on Sundays and bank holidays.

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Train Service

by HeatherPaq

What is the name of the Train Station in Fuengirola, Spain and is it located close to Las Piramides Hotel?

Re: Train Service

by chrisrobo

Its called fuengirola and you turn right when out of station and follow main st for about 1km (to end) then piramedes is on seafront to left

Re: Train Service

by stewmcrat

Its a decent walk from that Hotel to the Station.

Too far for me!

Would suggest you get the bus. Its only One Euro to the main bus station and then just go one block (away from the sea) to the station.

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Address: C/ Miguel Marquez, 43, Paseo Maritimo S/N Fuengirola, Málaga, Costa del Sol, 29640, Spain