On Location – Classic Hotels In The Costa Del Sol
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…
Hotel Angela, Fuengirola
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.
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Hotel Pez Espada, Torremolinos
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.
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Have you got a favourite hotel in the Costa del Sol?