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Overview
The Sol Principe is part of a complex with 623 rooms in three inter-connected blocks and part of the interior decoration is in Arab style. The Sol Principe is part of the Melia Hotels International group and is situated on the promenade at Playamar in Torremolinos, right on the sea front. The city of Malaga is just 12 km away.

How far is the nearest beach?
This accommodation overlooks the beach.

Distance from Airport
The hotel is approximately located 7 km from Malaga airport

Rooms
The bedrooms are spacious and comfortably and have a terrace and side view to the sea. Each has a complete en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, telephone, safety deposit box, air conditioning in summer (from July 01 to September 30) and heating in winter.

Food & Drink
The restaurant offers magnificent views over the sea and a complete hot and cold buffet service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also two cafeterias with mixed dishes and snacks, two pool bars in summer, and a night bar (until 02:00am) El Turco piano bar. Note that Half board can be either breakfast & lunch or breakfast & dinner.

Sports & Entertainment
Numerous activities are offered. These include 5 outdoor swimming pools surrounded by large gardens and terraces, 1 of which is a New swimming pool-lake of approximately 1500m built in 2008, and two new specially for children, a heated indoor pool (closed in July and August), table tennis, aerobics, bowls and darts, Sossport(Spinning, aqua gym, etc). Children facilities include the Baby Rock for up to 4 years old (May - September), the Bam Bam Club for children of 5 to 8 years (January - October with minimum of 5 children), and the Roca Sports Club for children aged 9 to 13 (May - September). The Principito terrace offers a lively show each evening in summer. There is also an entertaining show every evening in winter.

Kids club
Perfect for families with children. The Flintstones Theme started in 2004, since then children have enjoyed themselves making photos with the Flintstones family. Playing in the Flintstones theme park or having breakfast with Fred in the restaurant Playamar. Let yourself be surprised and have fun!

Facilities & Services
The hotel offers a 24-hour reception, reading room, new conference facilities up 2009, commercial gallery with shops and boutiques, hairdressers and a laundry room.

Disabled Facilities
Disabled facilities include wheel-in showers, grab rails and shower seats and toilet raisers. Doors are 70cm wide. There is reasonable access to the surrounding area and good access throughout the hotel. Please contact our sales support department for details of how to book a disabled room at this hotel.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 1647 reviews
 

Excellent, but very large hotel

29 June 2015

Stayed between 15th and 25th June 2015 with wife, daughter, her fiance and 19 month old granddaughter. Check in was long and not needed after a long journey, but handled quickly and efficiently when...

Stayed between 15th and 25th June 2015 with wife, daughter, her fiance and 19 month old granddaughter. Check in was long and not needed after a long journey, but handled quickly and efficiently when were dealt with. Our room was on the 9th floor of one of the buildings and the views of the sea were stunning. Room itself was very basic with small bedroom area (two single beds pushed together). The bathroom however was a decent size. Good size wardrobes with plenty of coat hangers. TV was out of the ark and didn't work so we reported it but all the available channels were still "snowy" with very poor reception. Didn't bother with further reports. Air con was old but appeared to work but turned off in the middle of the night for a few hours. We worked out that there was probably over a thousand people staying in the hotel and as a result any criticisms of the hotel revolve around queues and the general overcrowding around the pool and restaurant areas on several occasions. When you go for your meals you provide the staff member at the entrance with your room number and that's it, you are then left to your own devices. On a couple of occasions we, along with others spent an age searching for a table. It also meant that they kept running out of food, Accidents with cutlery and crockery became more common and the customers' tempers were becoming frayed. We went from 15th June outside school holidays and the second week was definitely busier. I would not like to go in the summer school holidays. One thing I was surprised about was that the majority of guests appeared to be Spanish and Irish. Having said that surely if the Spanish are flocking to the place then that is a recommendation for the hotel. Despite these little criticisms we had a great time. The entertainment was excellent (especially for the kids), the rooms are cleaned every day and the food in the restaurant is very varied with lots of choice and for the most part of very good quality. We went all inclusive and we are glad we did. The expense we would have incurred if we hadn't would have been quite substantial. The hotel location is right on the sea front with a long promenade stretching in both directions. It has plenty of seating areas and bars and is built over such a large area that, apart from the occasions around the restaurant and some not surprising overcrowding around the large family pool area you never actually felt that other people were on top off you. We would definitely consider returning.

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nice hotel that needs some minor points addressed.

28 June 2015

Just returned after a week all inclusive stay with my wife and 4 year old daughter.First impressions were good as hotel looked spotless with cleaners outside picking trash up on arrival.We had a...

Just returned after a week all inclusive stay with my wife and 4 year old daughter.First impressions were good as hotel looked spotless with cleaners outside picking trash up on arrival.We had a priority check in but to be honest had around 40 minutes to get checked in,even though i had messaged the hotel and booked in online with my melia rewards card .We were dissapointed as had asked for a room high up and was quieter as my daughter has a disabiliity and wanted a quiet room away from a lot of the noise at night,our first room was next to the lifts and was had only 2 single beds pushed together for us to sleep all of us, as i had paid for a sea view room i was not very happy when i was told they would squeeze another single bed,to be fair ,after around an hour we were moved to another room which was massive with 2 double beds but no sea view.We unpacked and decided to get on with our holiday but when returning at tea time my daughter wanted to watch tv,but due to the room having no satellite signal there was none.After contacting reception once again and this time getting a hold of Alberto the general manager,we were eventually offered a new upgraded room with a pool view .We moved the next day and to be honest were impressed as the new rooms are beautiful with 2 seperate areas and very modern.The power shower in the bathroom was great,both rooms had a tv with mainly foreign channels as the signal was not that great .My advice would be if not happy with your accomadation is speak to alberto as he was very apologetic,sincere and was only interested in making your stay there as comfortable and enjoyable as possible,a credit to SOL with him at the helm of there operations.Due to our earlier problems we were surprised the next day to come back into a free bottle of champagne and fruit on our anniversary ,was a very nice gesture and much appreciated.Our impression was the hotel was mainly geared to families and older couples.The food was nice but with a 4 year old who has some disabilities we decided to eat out as was too noisey for her,no fault of the hotels,in fact when returning would probably go room only.A special mention to Pedro who always greeted us and made my daughter feel special on her holiday when at the bar ,he is another asset to the principe.All in all we had a great time and would definetly return. Pros = New block of pool view rooms are best,lovely pools and grounds,entertainment team and childrens club brilliant.Food nice and entertainment spot on with children. Cons= Waiting time at pool bars and could do with more staff on to avoid this at some points only one serving ,would be a nightmare in july/august i would imagine ,room cleaning staff do a good job in rooms but need to remeber outside on balconies as for whole week we were there was not cleaned,more control of people using empty beds with towels who never appear and spoil it for others trying to get a sunbed. As said i would recommend the principe as solved my issues straight away and Alberto is a genuinely nice guy who has his hotels guests requests and comforts whilst staying with him in his first priority.We will see you next year.

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Good Hotel

27 June 2015

Stayed here for one week in June, hotel is very nice. Be prepared for waiting a long time at check in as the Queues can be long and the service is slow. Rooms were good, beds made each day and fresh...

Stayed here for one week in June, hotel is very nice. Be prepared for waiting a long time at check in as the Queues can be long and the service is slow. Rooms were good, beds made each day and fresh towels provided. We stayed on the bed and breakfast option and the choice and quality of the food was excellent. Something there for everyone and a special word for Antonio who made our omelettes each morning. It is nice to be greeted with a smile, thank you. Entertainment was adequate, everyone tried their best. WiFi very expensive, 5 euro for one day or 20 for a week, it would be ok to pay that but the reception was slow and sporadic and only worked in certain places.

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Great hotel!

27 June 2015

What can I say. Stayed in the hotel with my boyfriend for a week and wouldn't hesitate to go back. The large lagoon style pool was definitely a great selling point. It was beautiful. However despite...

What can I say. Stayed in the hotel with my boyfriend for a week and wouldn't hesitate to go back. The large lagoon style pool was definitely a great selling point. It was beautiful. However despite signs everywhere saying not to reserve sunbeds everyone still did, obviously! My boyfriend had to get up at 7 in the morning so we could get one and even then it was a slim picking! Breakfast was okay and so was lunch and dinner. I can't really say it's bad as it is abroad so it's going to be different. Lots to choice from though so something for everyone. A lot of people are saying how "over priced" the drinks were. We didn't drink massively but it would be well worth going all inclusive if you plan on drinking. However I have been to places where drinks cost a lot more! Great hotel for family's we loved being around all the children playing etc, however a lot of elderly there as well, and in the resort itself so if you want a more party atmosphere don't go here. Rooms were very outdated but didn't really bother us. Rooms were cleaned every day. Mini fridge was great. No iron and ironing board which seems a little unusual but we had a travel iron anyway. TV very old older than me and didn't work (not that we used it). Staff were okay most I never saw smile and some found it very hard to understand English. It is in Spain so can't really complain about that. There was some building work going on. We heard the odd bang and drill but didn't affect our stay. Overall there is pros and cons to the hotel.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Madrid
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Golf
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Golf
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

Weather

Beautiful sunny days, and mild nights are what Torremolinos holidays are famed for. Typical summer temperatures can hit 30° Celsius or even higher, so bring plenty of light, airy clothes and extra sunscreen! Water temperatures are also very mild, in the low twenties, so paddling or swimming is particularly pleasant during the summer season when holidays in Torremolinos are most popular.

Jabs

As UK, Courses or boosters sometimes advised: hepatitis A (not normally for package tourists).

Electricity

European Style 2-Pin Sockets, 220/225V

Visa

No visa is required for a stay of up to 3 months