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TRH mijas a poor excuse for a hotel
wow was spain great and this hotel was the opposite of great. rude ignorant people. took us 2 days to just get them to give us a bus schedule. dirty leaky roof and overpriced internet pay as you go. this is area of spain is wonderful do not spoil it by staying here.
Second visit to TRH Mijas - no change!
Spent five days at the Hotel Mijas in September 2005. At that time TRH had not taken over the hotel. We thought we would give it a try to see if certain aspects had improved. Nothing had changed!
We stayed at the hotel this time for three nights and got a good price for B&B from a German hotel booking website (58 euros a night)
We requested a room overlooking the tennis court similar to the room we had last time and our request was honoured - probably because the hotel was not full.
The barman and reception staff were the same and generally pleasant and helpful although there was a waitress in the restaurant who was brusque.
Breakfast was dire. Tinned fruit (apart from the melon and orange), runny scrambled eggs, greasy fried eggs, undercooked bacon, stale pastries and no tortilla! Yes, the bread and cold meat selection was okay but that's about all. Coffee, tea and hot water all came from a machine and the hot water wasn't really that hot at all - more like luke warm. I have had better breakfasts in 2 star hotels. Needless to say, we didn't bother with breakfast again while we were there.
Still no mini bars in the rooms and room service menu is tragic although the hours have been extended to midnight (instead of 10.30 p.m. when we were there last ).
On the plus side, the hotel is in a good position in Mijas and there are some very good restaurants and a supermarket nearby. Only a short walk into the village as well.
I would stay here again because the hotel isn't too bad if you don't bother with eating in the hotel but I would not rate it as a 4 star. Its more like a 3 star.
Hotel Mijas (4 star) is surrounded by pine trees and situated in the lovely pueblo blanco of the same name in the foothills of the Sierra Mijas. The hotel has lovely views and great lounges which take full advantage of the views. They serve an excellent buffet style breakfast with both traditional Spanish offerings along with hot English style breakfast. The rooms are decorated in typical Andalucian style and I was particularly impressed with the tiled bathroom. My room was air conditioned and had a safe. My only criticism is that sound traveled between the rooms, and if the occupants of the next room were watching TV the sound seemed to come right through the walls/doors (try to get a room without an adjoining door to next room). Also my room was on the ground floor close to the lifts and reception area and it could be quite noisy as folks came in at night. So, my advice would be to ask for a room on one of the upper floors. I found the staff helpful. One of the great advantages is that there is bus stop to Fuengirola less than 50 meters away and the drive to the train station in Fuengirola is just 8 kms. Buses start to operate at 7:00 a.m. from Mijas and the last bus from Fuengirola is approx 10:30 p.m. I used the bus service to connect to other lines and trains from Fuengirola for all of my day trips. The hotel serves good food, and you can easily find a variety (Chinese, German, etc.) of equally good food in restaurants within walking distance. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay there.
Great rooms...terrible food and service
Like many guests who visited the hotel in September we were dissapointed!! We had used hotel Mijas for several years in the past with no problems. However this time we ate in the dining room. There were no staff available, tables were not cleared, but left cluttered with left over food and plates. The hot food was overcooked, and not replenished (fruit and cereals were OK though). Complaints to the reception (as no dining staff were available) were met with indifference. Stay at the hotel if you want but dont eat there. There are many excellent places to eat in Mijas!
A touch of class
For those who do not wish a holiday in a high rise area or by a busy main road the Hotel Mijas is for you. It is located in the lovely white washed house village of Mijas in the mountains. However not remote and it is easy to reach places such as Malaga and Marbella if you wish.The village has plenty to offer lots of shops an english tea cafe ( The Lemon Tree) Donkey rides and Horse and Trap. The Hotel is the only one in Mijas and has great views and is a split level The lounge areas are spread out and comfortable. The room we had was on level one and nicely furnished with a small patio which was ideal however I noticed that some rooms had a very small balcony and were not suitable for sitting out. The hotel has a good pool and a small spa plus tennis courts. We were on a full board rate and the food was not great however we always found something on the buffet we could eat . You know the saying you only get what what you pay for make sure your tour operator books the right room for you. Would we go Back? Yes
My husband and I spent 4 nights at Hotel Mijas. Our first impression of the actual hotel - ambience, bedroom and leisure facilities was positive. However, we found some of the staff to be grossly rude, ignorant and unhelpful.
We noted that the buffet breakfast was available up to 10am. Our experience is as follows:
1) Three mornings out of the four (BEFORE 10AM) a member of staff approached us as we were accessing tea and toast, having ALREADY consumed part of our breakfast. He pushed two fingers at me and exclaimed that we had TWO MINUTES left to access the tea and toast. His manner was both RUDE AND AGGRESSIVE and certainly not in keeping with what our understanding of hotel service and manner of staff should be. We neither enjoyed the remainder of our breakfast nor appreciated the abuse, considering that we were PAYING CUSTOMERS! WE EXPECT MORE THAN THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
2) In trying to access the remainder of our breakfast, cups, saucers and milk were not available BEFORE 10am!!!!!!!!
This lack of facility was contrary to what the sign displayed in the foyer. On asking for cups and milk, a female member of staff stormed to the kitchen and abruptly and ignorantly banged the cups down on her return to us THE CUSTOMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3) At 10am on the third morning we witnessed a male member of staff endeavouring to TAKE FOOD BACK from a lady who was returning to her table to have her breakfast. This was because of the fact that she would be EATING the food after 10am!!!!!!!!!!!
We found these situations objectionable and unprofessional.
4) When we tried to access a complaint form from the reception we were advised that they were all out of forms!!! No other form of making a complaint was offered nor was there any enquiry as to what the complaint might be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our comment is - that no matter how nice a hotel is, it does NOT make up for ineffective, ignorant and objectionable staff!!!!!!!
Stunning views. Peace and tranquility.
This hotel has the perfect setting for a quiet, tranquil holiday in the sun. Despite arriving high season (English school holidays), all areas of the hotel were peaceful and calm.
The pool was lovely; uncrowded with plenty of sunbeds and a bar.
Our room was small but comfortable, with a good balcony offering uninterrupted views to the coast.
Breakfast was extensive, and although we generally arrived towards the end, there was still plenty of choice although some items were in short supply. Fruit juices were not so good, of mixed quality, and often very dilute.
Staff were generally helpful, but we arrived early (10am) and our room was not ready. The reception staff were slow to help us at check in, but were helpful and accommodating thoughout the rest of our stay.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for travellers wanting a quiet, relatively child free break away from the coast, but within easy access of the beaches.
Hope very much to visit again
Shame on Mijas
We were looking for a convenient good 4* hotel for our last two nights in Spain before departing from Malaga. This hotel is in an excellent setting with some of the best views we have seen for a long time.
The decor and furnishings are very good, there is a good size pool and some very large patio areas. The location just outside the village of Mijas was far enough away from the late night entertainment but near enough for a pleasant walk into town for drinks, dinner and a stagger back.
The room was a comfortable size with a balcony (plus chairs and table) overlooking the hotel's green lawns and the sea 7Km away. There was a wedding party in the hotel on the same weekend but there was no noise that disturbed any sleep so sound proofing must be fairly good.
This is an excellent hotel in a good location but with its 4* status severely undermined only by the attitude of the staff.
The reception staff appeared to be totally disinterested on check-in and also subsequently when asking for other services. They would speak in English but when they they did not want to answer they would then claim that they did not understand.
The bar staff were rude and aggressive and the waiter at breakfast could have given lessons to Manuel from Fawlty Towers. This waiter went around the restuarant one morning telling everybody that the buffet closed at 10.00 and that we should go! (breakfast from 07.30 - 10.00). He then removed all the serving utensils. He so annoyed other people that we thought that one man was about to administer corporal punshment. Did we complain? See above about the reception staff!
We never tried dinner in the hotel because of the information we received from so many people in the village when they asked where were we staying.
Now retired, in my 40 years of international travel I have never ever stayed in a 4* hotel with such apalling bad mannered staff.
Neither have I ever felt it neccessary to write a review about a hotel before. Have I got the balance wrong? The Hotel cost Euros 112 for BB and parking for two per night
And check-out? Well, in fairness, the same lady attended to us and she was far more amenable. Unfortunately, too late, the damage had been done.
Nice hotel - shame about the staff
Need to advise potential visitors to avoid the dining area - staff were very rude and food was of very poor quality.
Have never before in 30 years of travelling felt inclined to comment publicly on any facility - the dining room staff wer just plain rude.
Reverted to speaking with the general manager about his staff - he was not available over weekends and on the weekend of my stay did not have a deputy on duty.
Stay for the views - avoid the food and those presenting it.
Lovely Hotel in a Beautiful Part of Spain
This was another one of our last minute deal bargains and for the price we paid including flights (£150 per person for 5 nights) we were not disappointed. The rooms were fine, the staff ok and the pool area always quiet. We ate out every lunchtime and evening and had breakfast by the pool every morning so cannot really comment on the food or service in the restaurant. Fabulous tennis court for anyone who feels energetic enough to indulge in a game and a spa for anyone tempted by a massage. The hotel is within an easy walk to Mijas for shops, bars and restaurants and all in all we had a good time.
Torremolinos to Mijas Service 121
The shrine of the Virgin of the Rock: entrance
end station in Mijas
Flamenco in Mijas, Spain
The Ferria in Mijas
We stay at Mijas pueblo every year and love it. We normally go in June for two weeks. This year we are planning to go in September ( The 4th until the 18th). However someone has told us that the Ferria is on at this time - which sounds ok to me but they tell me that it ruins the peace in Mijas and that lots of places are shut. We would be staying at La Ermita for the first week and the hotel Mijas for the second. We like to see plenty of people but like to eat out on the evening in the villages restaurants. Anybody know anything about the Ferria before I book up.
RE: The Ferria in Mijas
Not sure about Ferria? Mijas pueblo is a beautiful small village. We had been there 3 times already. We can't see that they will be shut. It will be peak toirist season. Even if they are shut , you can visit elsewhere for a change.