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The area of the hotel had already undergone refurbishment with new carpets to the corridors and redecorated rooms. We stay at this hotel regularly for its laocation and competitive prices and the buffet breakfast is excellent. The rooms are good as they have a separate lounge area.We tend to stay for one night at a time and suspect our experience would be different for a longer stay. Unfortunately we have found many Sol Melia hotels in Spain a little tired. But this is often reflected in the pricing
We stayed at the Aloha Puerto...
We stayed at the Aloha Puerto Sol, the rooms were
spacious and comfortable and the food was good. I have no idea what the rooms cost becaus they were
included in the tour along with breakfast and dinner.
The whole package including bus to Pittsburgh, the
flight to Malaga, bus to Torremolinos and hotel was
only $1750.00 U.S.
We have just spent two weeks at the Sol Aloha Puerto. We loved it there. The staff when we got there were very helpful as we had four children with us who were tired and naggy but they soon had them lauthing.
The food in the hotel was good. There was alot of variety
and the staff in the resturant were great.
Most of all i would like to praise the entertainment staff Ashley and Carmen. They were amazing. My kids followed Ashley round the whole time and he was great with them. They broke their hearts the day they left.
I recommend this Hotel. We will definatly go back soon.
Not bad but be aware...
The Sol Aloha Puerto is well located near the marina and almost all rooms have good sea views. The entertainments' programme is also very good and varied, with a comfortable bar and good service. However, this hotel does have significant weaknesses. For instance, as a regular user of Sol hotels I was surprised to have to argue with the Assistant Manager on arrival, in order to obtain the 2 rooms we had booked: He felt we only needed one room, in spite of having a print-out of the on-line reservation booking 2 rooms and paying more! In both rooms the patio windows were hard to open and close and could not be locked! Also, they rattled loudly whenever the wind blew, keeping us awake at night. There were also dangerous, loose electrical sockets with exposed wires and the radios in both rooms never worked. The food was always 2* at best with little choice and was always cold or luke warm. I would rate this hotel overall, as being a below average 3* with a good location.
Very Good Hotel , Well recomended
We have just returned from our annual holiday, this year We stayed at the sol aloha puerto. We had a fantastic time, the hotel itself was clean and well maitained and the surrounding areas were all very pleasant. The staff at the hotel cant do enough for you, when we arrived in a taxi, a porter came rushing out the hotel and took our bags inside as if we were royalty. The room in the hotel was very nice, it was split into 2 sections and a terrace. In 1 section was a lounge With a sofa bed and unit with a Tv and radio built into the wall. The other room had the beds and bahroom wiith a dressing table and wardrobes. We were on the fifth floor and looking at the positions of some of the lower rooms i would recomend you ask for a room above the second floor. There was a fridge in the room altho this is only switched on when you ask in the reception( for this service you have to select 10 drinks from a list and pay the total,once you have paid for that the fridge is on for the whole of your stay, it cost about £15 but well worth it). Onto the food, the food in the hotel was of high standard and excellent quality, there was a wide variety of food ranging from all types of fish dishes to pizzza and salads. The food was replenished all the time and was always very hot. There was also champagne for breakfast omletes made to order with what you like. The only bad side was that the menu only varied very slightly everyday.Pool/beach towels are available for a 10 euro deposit(ask the lifeguard at the pool!). The beach is only 10 yards away from the hotel and 2 beds with an umbrella and really thick matresses only cost 7 euro all day. Altho the hotel is in torremelinos it is right on the border to benalmadena and the benalmadene marina. The marina is full of resteraunts and bars and gets quite lively at night. We would definetly recommend this hotel to couples and families, We would deffinetly return.
Good hotel excellent location
Stayed at the Aloha Puerto for a week in early October. Its location is excellent right on the beach overlooking the Marina at Benalmadena. Food was very good and rooms were spacious with separate lounge area, hotel and rooms could probably benifit from an upgrade. Sunbeds were difficult to find around the pool area so dont know what it would be like in high season. Overall a good hotel and I would return.
4 star? and dangerous.
For a 4 star hotel the grounds were very dissapointing. Very few sunbeds. Pool was not clean. Access to hotel from the promenade is past the pool and was very poorly lit at night and no protection to stop anyone falling into the pool.
The stairwell (fire escape route) had no lights on at night- a recipe for disaster.
Thr rooms were a good size and sound insulation between rooms was good, however if you are unlucky and have a room overlooking the path that is used by the locals to access the marina area then you will be disturbed regurlarly between 2 and 6 in the morning.
Food- good for fish, meat was tender but tasteless, not enough variation.
Just returned from the Sol Alhoa Puerto. Never again would we use this hotel.
The room we had ( 3087) was dirty. The carpet wasn't hoovered during our whole stay. The shower gel was empty when we arrived and never replaced.
An electric socket was hanging dangerously off the wall. The toilet seat was broken. Remainder of last occupant's hairs were still in the wash basin.
We could go on and on about this. We complained to reception who just shrugged their shoulders and said sorry - cannot move you the hotel is full.
Since we have been back we have e-mailed the Sol group three times about this and have had not reply.
The food was tasteless, and the waiters couldn't be bothered. We cleared our own table most of the time
This is never a four star - 2 star would be too good.
We have at least 4 holidays abroad each year and this has got to the be very worst we have ever stayed in being the in mind the price we paid of 92 euros per night.
We stayed the at the Puente Real down the other end of Torremolinos for only 26 euros per night in May and this hotel was far superior in every way.
Come on Sol you can do better than this!!!
4 Stars, not on your life.
Never again, thats my opinion of this hotel.
No porter to help with lugage into the rickety lift.
The room? dont get me started on the room, the patio door required the muscles of a he man to open and close, they wouldn't lock, all the furniture lacked comfort and needed refurbishing and the wardrobe doors were very dificult to use.The beds were like rocks and gave us backache all the following day.
Although the food on the whole was good and they had a good choice of wines but, when given the bill for drinks during dinner it was flung onto the table.
The whole area was tatty and in need of refurbishment and in all honesty this place rates two stars only.
We will not be back.
Torre In November
Me and the missus are thinking of coming to Torremolinos for a week around the
middle of November. Are there many bars still open or is does the town close
down for the winter?
We are looking at staying in the Sol Aloha Puerto. We usually have goto Palma
Nova in Majorca but fancied a change!
Thanks in advance for your help.
Re: Torre In November
You will be surprised at the number of bars, restaurants and cabaret bars still open and busy. Your hotel does has some entertainment, but right behind the hotel is one of the best restaurants on the Toorremolinos coast, The Spanish Garden. It is best to book and each night has a different special apart from the normal menu. Thursday night is lobster night - favourite for me. For a fun evening with live acts try Bailey's Bar almost next door, a small and vefry British spot - try and catch Ricky Lavazza - best singer on the Costa. You are also virtually next door to the Benalmadena Marina, winner of the best Marina in Europe for 2 years out of the last six or so. If you are driving cities such as Malaga, Ronda,Granada, Sevilla and cordoba are all within a days outing, coach companies do run regularly if you do not want to drive.