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Overview
Marconfort Griego Hotel is located in Torremolinos, between Malaga and Benalmádena, in one of the most established touristic locations in the Costa del Sol. The hotel offers guests a half board or all inclusive option and a range of on-site leisure venues and family friendly entertainment. Featuring an outdoor pool and kids club.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located 8km from the beach.

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 7km from the airport.

Rooms
The air-conditioned rooms at the Marconfort Griego Hotel All Inclusive feature tiled floors and a private balcony. Each one comes with satellite TV, a safe and a private bathroom.

Food & Drink
The hotel’s buffet restaurant serves international food, and there is also a bar.

Sports & Entertainment
The Griego Mar Hotel offers a large outdoor swimming pool along with a sun bathing area. Leisure facilities include a fitness gym, a kids playroom, a reading room with a library, a TV lounge, a card games room and a games room with darts, pool tables and table tennis. The entertainment team organise various activities including aerobics and aqua fit, boules, pool games and Spanish lessons. There is also a kids club for children aged 5-12

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 354 reviews
 

There are so many nice things to be said about the Griego

29 August 2015

What a super, super hotel with loads of excellent all inclusive benefits. 10am-12pm. I loved the vast choice and quality of the food in the main restaurant and the chilled atmosphere in the evening...

What a super, super hotel with loads of excellent all inclusive benefits. 10am-12pm. I loved the vast choice and quality of the food in the main restaurant and the chilled atmosphere in the evening at the specialist Gioconda restaurant. (One evening visit for 7nts all in guests). The little snack bar offers basics between meals but we rarely used this extra as the main meals were more than enough. Also there were crisps, nuts, little sponge cakes, ice cream tubs and ice poles available from the bars! There is a lovely comfortable lounge next to the cafe bar. We spent after dinner outside with the gentle breeze enjoying the best coffee ever. It would have been lovely to have this facility open earlier in the day as the pool bar could get too busy! Our room was first class, comfy beds, fluffy towels, home TV channels, three power points near a large mirror and dressing table and with every day's temperature 32-35C the best air conditioning system was a necessity. Very good wi fi in the bedroom is a plus too! We requested to overlook the pool and this was fulfilled - so used the balcony first thing in the morning, in the afternoon after siesta, when the terrace was very busy we watched the entertainment from here and much later for a restful last evening drink before going to bed. I'm not sure if it would have been used as much if the views had been restricted! The staff are all highly efficient- Carl,(management), has a personal touch giving his own time even though obviously so busy, David at reception has superb language skills, cleaners, chefs, waiters, bar tenders (special mention to smiley Sandro and Joseba), the management have chosen well and I commend the team that make all the guests hols so enjoyable. There were points made previously and we found them not to be a problem. I was prepared to get up early to get sunbeds and a parasol, there was a high percentage of Spanish but one actually stopped my daughter to compliment her singing in the previous nights karaoke and on another occasion another while sitting close by used a translators app to also communicate with us! I feel the hotel can not be judged harshly on one or two guests behaviour. While on holiday it's not worth getting in a tizz about! There was one or two things I would have liked to just make things perfect- a thick mattress cover for the sunbeds and a low calorie lemonade on offer. A more impossible task would be to give the animation team a large area to develop a proper sports based day time activity programme. On the other hand as we did not get involved in the games we were out and about much more than normal. If you head on the local buses along the coast there are stops nearby but if you want to go further eg to Marbella (5€), you will have to go to the main stop at the bus station and buy the ticket beforehand. The reception has a bus timetable. I am planning to return very soon as a lone guest and will feel perfectly happy to be staying here by myself.

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not too bad a hotel - overall !!

28 August 2015

We arrived around lunch time. Rooms were not available till 2pm so we were able to go straight into the restaurant at 1pm when it opened for lunch. The staff in the restaurant were friendly and...

We arrived around lunch time. Rooms were not available till 2pm so we were able to go straight into the restaurant at 1pm when it opened for lunch. The staff in the restaurant were friendly and polite. We got our keys and were on the 3rd floor , the balcony overlooked the pool, the room for 4 of us was plenty big enough. The bathroom as standard and served its purpose - shower was pretty decent. We were left a big bottle of water on arrival. From the bar it was 60c to replace this if required. The room was cleaned daily and we had clean towels daily - couple of days we were only left 3 instead of 4 but then the following day it went back to normal. Air conditioning in the room was ok but we did have a leak one day, we did advise reception and after the 2nd time that day they did sort that out. The food in the hotel was lovely, cant complain about that in any way. Plenty of choice, and plenty of it to have as much as you want. We never queued once for the restaurant - we went for breakfast at 9am, lunch 1pm and tea 7.30pm these seemed to be times to avoid peak times. Plenty of tables to choose where to sit and staff regularly clearing the tables. Alot of spanish staying at the hotel poss 70-30 ratio with english. Alot of the spanish people were rude and felt they could push into the queues for food or drinks. Having told them on few occasions they did go to the back and queue like the english. The pool was the downside - having to go down to the pool around 7am to get a spot for your sunloungers as we needed 6 was ridiculous !! The sun loungers were unlocked at 9am and then after being in a q for 15 mins, you had get your sunloungers and take them back to your spot. Sometimes it was quite manic trying to get round people who had already laid out their loungers and you were unable to get past. English would move to let you past but the spanish would just look in disgust. Once you had your spot we thought great until someone would squeeze into a small space next to you which meant we were packed in like sardines and no walkway to get out to the bar !! Wifi was a bit hit and miss at time but if you have ever been to Haven on holiday you will appreciate that this was luxury in comparison. Entertainment was average and staff spoke mostly in spanish but the english did join in. All in all we enjoyed our holiday, I dont think I would go back mainly because of the pool size and it is quite a way from the beach although there is a regular bus service during the day.

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Don't believe everything you read about this hotel!!

26 August 2015

We stayed here from the 18th August for 1 week - family of 7. We arrived early afternoon and although we could not check in we were given a room to store our luggage and given AI wrist bands so we...

We stayed here from the 18th August for 1 week - family of 7. We arrived early afternoon and although we could not check in we were given a room to store our luggage and given AI wrist bands so we could use the facilities. Rooms were adequate overlooking the pool on the third floor. Towels were changed every day and room cleaned. Food was lovely, can't see how anyone could complain as lots of variety & really lovely. My only criticism was the pool - not big enough for the number of guests staying. Although there were enough sun beds if you didn't get up from 7am onwards to place chairs where your sun beds were going to go when unchained at 9am you wouldn't have got one. However I think this happens at most hotels not just at this one. Staff were very polite & friendly. Not sure if I would visit this hotel again though as quite a way from the beach even though a bus was laid on several times a day.

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2nd visit in 12 months.

26 August 2015

Came back yesterday and as last year I will try to be as helpful as possible to you with my review. Firstly get a taxi from the airport. 14 euros for a car and 19 for a minibus. The trains are cheap...

Came back yesterday and as last year I will try to be as helpful as possible to you with my review. Firstly get a taxi from the airport. 14 euros for a car and 19 for a minibus. The trains are cheap, clean and quick but to leave Torremolinos station there are alot of steep steps to climb. Not good with heavy cases or small children. There are no lifts or escalators. As for the hotel we had one of the larger rooms that sleep 6 very comfortably so if you have a larger family like me ask to upgrade when you book.It was cleaned every day. Yes the pool could do with being a bit bigger but we had no problem at all sitting by it mid afternoon.The food was good and varied and there was a good selection of drinks and the introduction of the restaurant is a good idea and the food was excellent.However to introduce the restaurant something had to go and it did have a bit of an impact with us. The restaurant is now where the games room used to be so gone are the pool tables, air hockey and the video games. Our two boys used that room alot to meet new friends last year and even the two pool tables near reception have been taken away to make way for the new shop. So if it is your idea to not leave the hotel and go out and explore and you have children then be prepared for the boredom factor to set in because it will. The wi fi is better than last year and in general the hotel is smarter and better than last year. We have stayed there twice now and on our last day there found a hidden gem. If all you want to do is lie there, child free and sunbathe then you can. On the roof of the main building is a roof terrace that is just wonderful. You aren't allowed to play ball games but there are plenty of sun loungers and it is quite simply a sunbathers' heaven with wonderful views of the hills at the back of the hotel. You will have to take drinks up but it is that quiet up there you won't mind. As last year I cannot be any more candid. Will we be going back? Yes! As for the hotel being full of Spaniards as people have complained about, what do you expect! We love it at Griego Mar and will be back for longer next year.

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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Library
  • Lifts
  • Living/ Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Shops
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • TV Lounge
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