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Avenida Salvador Allende 39 Torremolinos - Malaga, 29620 Torremolinos Spain
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The Adults Only Hotel Riu Nautilus opens all year round and is located just off the promenade, right on the beautiful La Carihuela beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent amenities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal due to its proximity to Malaga airport AGP (8 km) and Benálmadena (1 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 293 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the fitness center. 1 outdoor pool, 1 indoor pool. Evening entertainment with live music and shows. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, a Spanish specialty restaurant, as well as 2 bars.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Adult pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
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Massage
Salon
Adults only
Baggage storage
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Desk
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Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
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Sofa
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Stephen L wrote a review Yesterday
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Myself and my wife are absolutely enjoying staying here for our wedding anniversary . Antonio at reception was the first person we met . He was extremely professional as were all the staff we have met . We are staying in a lovely large bright bedroom with a balcony overlooking the pool and the sea beyond . No complaints about the food which is excellent and varied to suit most tastes . The hotel has numerous facilities . A mixture of good family sryle entertainment available every night . As the hotel is situated on the promenade it offers the opportunity to stroll along and enjoy the scenery . We are here right now in january but are already planning to come back in the spring . Thank you to the management and all the staff for making wonderful memories of our stay .
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Debbie W wrote a review Aug 2022
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Stayed 1 week in August. If you're looking for a peaceful, spotlessly clean hotel with friendly staff, good food and excellent sea front position close to beautiful marina, look no further. Great value for half board. First time at this hotel but definitely not the last. We hope to go again next year. We had a wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kirsten younG wrote a review Yesterday
Irvine, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulous hotel just back from my 3rd trip in 6 months this hotel is in the perfect location and the food is amazing. I’m a fussy eater and the food is stunning staff are so helpful and friendly. Can’t wait to be back again soon x
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Davies family wrote a review 25 Jan
My parents are currently staying here and I emailed the hotel with a special service request. They couldn't have been more helpful and I know my parents are delighted with the hotel too. Muchos gracias
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Liz A wrote a review 18 Jan
Glastonbury, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
This was our second time at the Riu Nautilus and we were not disappointed. The hotel is well located, spotless and the staff are friendly, professional and could not be any more helpful. We spent New Year’s Eve there and the gala dinner the hotel organised was fabulous. Well done Nautilus - we will return again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Twotoneskaman wrote a review 18 Jan
Chatham, United Kingdom2564 contributions456 helpful votes
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Transfer We took a taxi from the airport which took approximately 15 to 20 minutes and cost 22 Euros. Check-in / reception We arrived at 12 noon and were warmly greeted by Javier with a glass of Cava and orange juice which was a nice touch and overall check-in was friendly and efficient. We were told that our room would not be ready until 2:30pm, so we left our cases in the secure luggage room and headed out for lunch. We returned at 2:30pm and as promised our room was ready. We had requested in advance by email direct to the hotel reception a room on a high floor with sun on the balcony in the afternoon (rooms facing right looking towards Benalmadena with the sea in front of you). The reception area is a large bright open area with plenty of seating and a useful large touch screen electronic information board situated by the lifts. The Room We appreciated having been allocated a room on the 6th floor (in the main building) but unfortunately it was facing Torremolinos so it did not get any sun on the balcony at all during January. Our room was directly over the rear service entrance and recycling bins and had views to the left of the mountains in the distance, the Buensol Appartments directly opposite and great views of the sea to the right. Our room was bright and in good order, had lots of storage space and two comfortable single beds. There was a good size safe (at a charge of 2.25€ per day) in the wardrobe that was big enough for a 11.6” laptop. A table with 2 chairs, fridge, kettle with tea and coffee making facilities etc. and a full length mirror (that could really do with a light above it). The WIFI was very good although we only used it for browsing and checking emails. The cleaning / maid service. We thought that the standard of cleaning of our room was excellent, a special thanks to our maid Carmen who did an excellent job (we noticed the difference on her days off!). Our room was thankfully very peaceful with no noise from the neighbours. The Bathroom The bathroom was a good size with two sinks and included a miniature conditioner, body milk, soap and a hair dryer. The lovely large walk-in shower had disappointingly poor water pressure and could be quite slippery. There was a pump dispenser with shower / hair gel and a separate area with a bidet and toilet. As others have mentioned the towels are thin and far from luxurious but did the job. The Balcony Good size and very private from the neighbours, with 2 chairs, small table and a useful pull out clothes airer. Upon arrival one of our chairs was badly split which we reported to reception and was replaced by a polite maintenance guy within a couple of hours which was impressive. The Restaurant The restaurant is large and we found the main area very noisy, even in January. Fortunately there was a very nice quieter heated Alfresco dining area which we really liked especially at breakfast with lovely views of the sun rising. We thought that the food was of a very good standard for both breakfast and dinner and there was also a microwave available for those who like their food hot. We found all of the restaurant staff very polite, helpful and efficient. Special thanks to Raul who served us for most of our stay. Drink prices were reasonable at approximately 10.50€ for a bottle of house red, 3.70€ for a pint and 2.20€ for a bottle of water. The only slight criticism was that we noticed a lot of the crockery was chipped. Ole Restaurant One visit to the A La Carte Ole Restaurant per week is included in your stay. This is very popular and we would recommend booking when you arrive as there are only about 10 tables. The food was ok and included buffet starters and waiter service for both mains and dessert. However there was very little atmosphere and the kitchen service door kept on slamming shut with a loud bang every time staff went back into the kitchen area which ruined the ambience and our dining experience. In our opinion this could be greatly improved with a little background music and a soft close hinge on the service door. Outside pool area and spa Lovely well kept gardens and great views. It Looked as though there were more than enough sunbeds but it was difficult to tell in January, however some idiots were still reserving them first thing in the morning! The outdoor pool looked very clean. The spa area had a small gym, sauna and a pool big enough to do lengths. Entertainment and bar area. With the exception of the Abba & Elvis tributes who were ok we thought that the entertainment was very poor and consisted of keyboard players, guitarists and singers all of which relied heavily on pre-recorded electronic backing tracks rather than raw talent (as did Abba & Elvis). The bar service was very good even when they were busy. The prices were also reasonable. Location This hotel is in an excellent location. Just steps from the beach and a few minutes walk to Benalmadena Marina and within a 45 minute walk to the main shopping area of Calle San Miguel in Torremolinos town centre. There are plenty of supermarkets, bars and restaurants close by including a Lidl that is a 5 minute walk away. The bus links to Benalmadena Pueblo, Mijhas Pueblo and Fuengirola are also excellent and cost just a few Euro's. To sum up. A lovely hotel, in a good location with fantastic staff. Comfortable and spotlessly clean. A decent sized well appointed and quiet room. Every member of staff was helpful and friendly. Plenty of seating areas. Although Covid-19 restrictions have eased it was good to see plenty of hand sanitizer stations were available and always topped up. We would not hesitate to return.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Kevin H wrote a review 17 Jan
Abergavenny37 contributions67 helpful votes
We spent a week here, over the New Year period. The hotel is 3 minutes walk from Benalmadena Marina, which was beautiful. We walked into both Torremolinos and Benalmadena and much preferred the marina. Lovely sea front promenade outside the rear of the hotel leads to both towns, but 30 minutes walk into the main areas of both towns. The hotel itself was very nice. I cannot fault the service, from reception, to house cleaning to the restaurant and waiting staff. The NYE meal was exceptional. The meals provided in the restaurant were superb, in my opinion and the staff exceptional. The outdoor pool is very large, but obviously very cold this time of the year. Bravely a few people did swim, but very cold. The indoor pool was also very cold, but I used it daily for a swim. Nice steam room in the pool area. The gym was poorly equipped, with a multi gym that only had 3 of the 4 apparatus working. Two different cycles , a cross trainer and treadmill. Adequate but nothing special. The entertainment was OK, nothing special in my opinion. EL DIVO, I had seen before at Riu Monica in Nerja and are brilliant. In the marina there are some nicer bars, cafes and restaurants. Overall a very relaxing holiday and I would recommend. One negative, for those needing WIFI. WE both had a problem with wifi on our Iphones. The staff managed to sort my phone out, but couldn't sort my wife's, more modern Iphone out, so she had no Wifi all week. The staff tried hard, but say some Iphones and Ipads do not work with the hotel wifi!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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scmScotland wrote a review 12 Jan
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions16 helpful votes
Poor poor service , poor rooms all is very average don’t waste your money better places for less in Torremolinos. Staying here just now sat for 20 minutes at bar and staff passed us by 23 times with us having empty glasses on table, complained and manager shrugged his shoulders. I have been a riu class member for 15 years and never have had such poor service in a riu hotel . Rooms dated and dark and dingy, only bright light is staff in restaurant they are very good,would like to single out Antonio he is excellent. Have 3 days left here and will not spend another euro in this crap hotel also will now rethink my riu membership, have been to Torremolinos every winter for the past 15 years(covid aside) and never had such a poor experience
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Nautilus
Responded 1 week ago
Dear ScmScotland, Thank you very much for choosing us and sharing your opinion. We will address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team for improvement and we hope to host you again in the future for a more positive experience. Best Regards, Hotel Riu Nautilus Online Reputation Management
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eMBieAntwerp wrote a review 3 Jan
Antwerp, Belgium2185 contributions347 helpful votes
Beware, this hotel has much more different room types than the ones you can book on their website. Rooms are different in size, views, location and sunny/not sunny at all side. When booking we could choose between standard room or room with lateral sea view...that's it ! You can't book frontal seaview, sunny side rooms, nor the (few) suites. We booked a lateral sea view room because that was the best we could choose from. We requested (by email) a sunny room on higher floor. We are RIU Class members and on arrival we were assigned a room with the most awful view on a dump side (container) of the hotel on the other side of the street. Sea view was negligible and no sunshine at all hence the tall hotel building on the opposite side of the street. According to reception the hotel was fully booked (the standard answer in such cases). The next day we were able to change room...a generous gesture according to the reception staff because no other hotel would change the room (What ???) This room was practically half the size of the previous room and came with a small "one at the time" bathroom. We think this was a single room that was transformed into a double room. Personally we think that this hotel has it's favorite guests, probably returning guests. We saw drinks returning to the bar to ad extra toppings, once a waiter reserved a table by telling other guest not to take place there... until the favorite guests arrived... Very high level of noise in the restaurant, one could barely speak to your partner, eat outside on the terrasse or in the Olé restaurant if possible. Thin walls resulting in lots of noise from neighbours...television, shuffling of chairs, walking with high heels, snoring guests, coughing guests, even using the toilet, you could hear everything The good things : Lovely staff in restaurant and cleaning, great location, food is good, Christmas and New Years diner was very good although the free drinks that came with those two diners were only moderately refilled ... (by our waither) and they also came in much smaller glasses than on the other (not included ays) days. Would we go back ? No
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Nautilus
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Dear eMBieAntwerp, We would like to thank you for having chosen our hotel for your stay. We always kindly recommend to leave the full name on feedbacks, so the company you are referring to can do the proper follow up of what you are stating and assist you when applicable. In regards to the room, please note that the information provided does not clarify with whom the reservation was made. When reservations have been arranged and charged by a third company, it is the guest’s booking channel who is in charge of the reservation. Regrettably, we cannot reply on their behalf. We appreciate you took the time to leave your impressions regarding your recent stay with us. However, it is disappointing to read that despite our efforts we could not meet your expectations in some areas. It is surprising to read a member of staff would be less than attentive, please note that, it is very important to us that all our guests feel welcome at our resort and treated with respect. However, it is pleasant to read that our staff did fulfil your wishes, as they always do and they were able to find availability to move you into another room. Needless to say, finding a room is always subject to availability. Our reception staff did everything possible, according to availability and were able to move you to another room, in the meantime they made sure that the room was in perfect condition before handing over the keys to you. Nevertheless, we will take note of your observations for future arrangements. Best Regards, Hotel Riu Nautilus Online Reputation Management
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john wrote a review Dec 2022
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This hotel is supposed to be 4 star, the rooms are very basic and are desperate for an update, food in the restaurant was always just warm, staff were told but we're not interested. Vomit was on the pathways around the hotel I told the staff but again not interested.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Nautilus
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear fyiujn, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hotel Riu Nautilus and providing your honest feedback on Tripadvisor. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations. This unfortunate incident does not represent at all the high standards and level of service that we provide daily to our guests. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you may have experienced. Your feedback is vital to us improving the quality of your stay and we will share your message appropriately with our management team. We do hope you give us another chance as most of our guests do really enjoy our property and we strive to take good care of them. Sincerely, Hotel Riu Nautilus Online Reputation Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Nautilus
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Nearby attractions include Styles Music Bar (0.2 km), Rumours Bar (0.1 km), and Toms Tavern (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a bidet, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Conveniently located restaurants include BelGuNa, The Carvery, and Restaurante El Trillo de Torremolinos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Nautilus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Nautilus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plaza de Toros de Torremolinos (2.1 km), Villa Romana De Los Molinillos (6.5 km), and Pimentel Tower (2.5 km).
Does Hotel Riu Nautilus have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Nautilus accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.