Some hotels in the Costa Del Sol have been around for 50 years plus, so they’re experts in what they do. Catherine Roberts explores a few of the classics…
Thomson Gold – 4T
The Hotel Angela is full of regulars. Maybe it’s the front row spot on Fuengirola’s sandy beach that keeps them coming back. Or the chilled-out pool overlooking the sea. It could even be the Michael Bublé soundalike who pops up on the evening entertainment rota. (I admit it. I did a double-take.) But I reckon it’s because Hotel Angela is a pro at the make-over. Take the brand new bar – plush sofas and a Spanish wine list will make you forget there‘s life beyond the hotel lobby.
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Simply – 4T
Believe it or not, the Costa Del Sol isn’t all about lovely, long beaches. Head for the hills and you’ll dig out country towns like Mijas. And off-the-wall hotels like Hotel Hacienda Puerta del Sol. This place has been a mainstay for Costa Del Sol-philes since the Eighties. The owner told me a Frenchman designed it, which explains why it looks like a grand country manor – Juliet balconies included. But the views from the main pool are my favourite bit – you can see right over Fuengirola to the sea.
Have a look here.
Thomson – 4T
This is one of the originals, and it’s got the photos to prove it. On the gallery of VIP guests lining the lobby walls, I counted off Spanish kings, Sophia Loren and Sean Connery. So basically a who’s who of Sixties darlings. Even Ol’ Blue Eyes gets a tribute in the Sinatra-themed snack bar. And down at the restaurant, things get even more swish – pressed linen, polished cutlery, and Spanish champagne, oh my.
Check it out here.
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Published: September 13, 2013
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