Written on: 04/11/2010 by STRAWBERRYMOUSEMAN (1 review written)
The Yaramar in Fuengirola is a Thomson Gold hotel and there is no guest under the age of 16.
The pool area is large with ample sun bed's and there is an outdoor Jacuzzi at the far end. The pool is over looked by some apartments on one side and also at the end of the pool area by another apartment block. The pool and Jacuzzi's were cleaned daily and the water quality was also checked.
The hotel is very large with several seated lounge areas. There was a bar at the end of the 2nd floor which is also the restaurant level. There are 4 lifts in the foyer, they represent rain drops and the table and chairs in the ground floor bar lounge area represent clovers.
The restaurant area is very large and very clean with helpful members of staff, it has an a la carte menu that is booked separately, the choice of food was good and they also had theme night menus. There is a poolside caf that serves snack meals but it was seldom used apart for getting drinks, at the back of the hotel there are a variety of small cafes that most people seemed to prefer to use for snacks. The pool side area is used some nights for entertainment depending on the weather, there is a basement bar with stage and seating area with a projector screen for those seated at the sides, typical Thomson rep acts with special guest star nights. Both bars had a happy hour. The rooms were cleaned daily by a very efficient staff and they work all day, they are all very polite and nothing is too much trouble. There is no 13th floor. There is a gym area with sauna and indoor Jacuzzi.
The balcony views are good. the road next to the hotel is busy with a very long promenade, there is a restaurant opposite that is owned by the hotel and I believe it is discounted to hotel user's and is also used by the public, The beach is clean and protected by life guards and the green / red flags fly to inform when safe to swim. Behind the hotel is a railway I think this goes as far as Malaga. I found the night time to be quiet and it is a good walk up to the harbour area, were there are some bars & restaurants.
There is midweek market that we found to be poor very crowded but poor.
Take a local bus ride to Mijas rather than the Thomson excursion, its cheaper and more of a scenic ride. Mijas is a small white walled village of beauty that is set in the mountains behind Fuengirola. If you have a hired car the parking is all pay and display along the front but the hotel has an under ground car park for a fee that was a cheaper option we paid '80 for 14 nights I was pleased with that.
We had a good trouble free holiday and we were able to relax we would go back again.
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Written by indyshepherd