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And out towards Africa .........a space to dream in.......
Apartment 91. wraps around the beach front and side of the top, ninth floor of the shorter, Ronda 3.
The paddling and swimming pool area, looking towards the sea.
The pool area, where the gardens are totally enclosed, so it's very  safe for children.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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LindaCumb...
Cumbria
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“" Must finish the "on going work before renting out again"”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We have returned from holiday in Fuengirola just a week ago, and we had a brilliant holiday.

We rented apartment 91, Ronda 3, and were met by Gael, who owns the apartment.She had a welcome pack of a few groceries for us to start our stay which was very nice.

After she had shown us around she left, and we started looking around for things to familiarise ourselves with.

The apartment was very spacious, light and airy, the kitchen was fairly new, but someone
had had a meal , because there was grease on the tray in the oven and hadn't cleaned it.
Nor had anyone checked it over.

The tiled floor was gritty, and there was dust on tables and shelving.

We were amazed that there was carpets on the bedroom floors, shagpile on the twin roomed floor, none too clean either. It looked "manky".

The balcony had been decked and some of the planks were loose, and of the 3 spot lights built in 2 didnt work.

There were bare wires hanging from walls, and some electric sockets which were dangerous, especially if there had been young children staying there.

The patio doors were dodgey, as were the larder mirrored doors, which screeched when opened, but as Gael said it was "on going work to be done".

Lots of little things like that, which could of been corrected, but weren't. We couldn't sit out at night, not the same in the pitch black.

Apart from these things, it was a lovely spacious apartment, and the amount of books in
the library was amazing ,we read quite a few in our month there.

After we thoroughly cleaned the apartment out , and the lads hoovered those carpets, we felt better , and cleaner.

The apartment wants some TLC, the seating wants to be rid of, because none of it was comfy, and made us itch, and the electrics need some serious attention.
If all these "little" things were done, it would be a 1st.class rental.
We went and viewed a few other apartments & Hotels whilst we were there, and found to
our dismay, we had payed on what you would call over the odds.

So I would say get all these things sorted, and updated, and you would have a little palace
to rent for many years to come, for its in a good location, facing the lovely beach, and there are some good restaurants around, as well as other kind of shops.

All in all we all had a FAB holiday.

The Crawfords. May18th - June 14th 2014.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jul 2014
The "Crawford Family", two sets of couples, were a lovely, cheerful lot......who seemed to enjoy themselves mightily.

The baking tray.....I did check the oven, obviously not closely enough !
I'm sorry about that.....I'd just treated the oiled wood worktop, in the not quite one-year-old kitchen, ( they need a quick coat, a couple of times a year, it does take a short while to sink in ) but they were certainly clean, as was everything else.
As the next, later review, by the same family ( wrongly attributed to our other apartment ref. 174303 ) suggests, the floors and surfaces can seem a little dusty, or gritty.....by the time they wrote the second review they had realised it's wind-borne sand, carried up from the beach, only a few meters away. It's not building up in drifts, just a fine layer.......so unless the apartment has been swept, mopped and dusted, just before folk arrive, ( as opposed to say the day before )
it does start to collect again. It's so fine, I don't even notice it any more, (it's a "trade-off for being so close to the beach ) but it does happen......
Carpets in the bedrooms.....I agree, I think they're daft too....
they were there when we bought the apartment.......but my Mum and Dad like them, find them "comfortable"......if it was up to my Da, he'd have both apartments carpeted through-out, thinks the tiled floors "slippery"......and they're an odd colour as well, dim beige.....
but again, they were all vacuumed and clean.

The on-going jobs, are nearly all finished now, and there's nothing dangerous, we have kids too, and I'm surprised you didn't find the furniture comfortable..... it sends me to sleep.....
( but then neither of us are in the first bloom of youth !)

As for "paying over the odds", I really don't agree, not at all.
It's a three bedroom apartment, converted to two, which is why it's so very spacious and airy......I think it very reasonably priced.

What else.....oh, yes, the balcony lights......there's a little table lamp, which gives a lovely soft light, perfect ( to me ) for lazy evenings people watching, and drinking in the views...???

We're doing our best, and it's improving all the time.
It's not a palace, but it's a great apartment, in a fantastic location,
I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves !!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Suzy W
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful, charming and convenient apartment”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We had a lovely weeks stay. The apartment was stylish, comfortable and convenient. Gael greeted us with a wonderful welcome pack of eggs and bread and champagne! The apartment comes with everything provided so there is no need to pop out and buy loo roll or olive oil, its a home from home. There were also beach balls ,body boards , floats and deck chairs to borrow so need to buy these for your stay! The flat was charming and comfortable and clean with lots of books to borrow should you forget your holiday read. We shall definitely be back. Five Stars for a great holiday break!!!

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Liked best: The location and convenience and friendly greeting
Liked least: The kitchen hob was difficult to use as it was convection heated
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Nov 2013
I'm so glad you all had a good holiday, and enjoyed it "as it is",
A FAMILY HOLIDAY HOME.......

Nothing pleases us more than that the folk who come to stay should love the apartment, and everything in it, as much as we do !

You are a lovely family, I do hope you come back many times,
you are all most welcome.
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Bryan L
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2
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Standing proud of neighbouring developments it is true to say that this apartment is as close as you can get to the Mediterranean sea without getting your feet wet! Uninterrupted views in both directions of the resort from the ninth floor of this possible late 80's built small apartment block. (Three private apartments on each internal accessed floor.)

If you are looking for a homely, clean, spacious, handy for all the shops and restaurants, close to the centre of the resort, overlooking the blue med with a wide beach just across the prom' outside the front door, and being able to sit in piece on the large corner balcony listening to the breaking waves on the sand, then this is definitely the apartment for you. This apartment is all accurately described by Gael in the speck as well as the candid photos shown. In fact the apartment is larger than the photos show.

Gael is a genuine and gracious host who made for a trouble free arrival and departure by coordinating and communicating with both our and the other guests departure and arrival.

We had no problem settling into this amply spaced and well equipped privately owned property. Our family of two middle ageing adults, it comes to us all!...and our two growing teenage children.... and their grandad aged 85 ..Bless!... soon relaxed into the evenings of regular UK program's on the TV and watching the rest of world go buy, from the balcony over a glass of wine....or two!

Like any accommodation it takes a while to develop a routine and work with the unfamiliar equipment and kit provided. The kitchen kit: pans, plates...more like your Ikea and not Royal Doulton...baking trays etc, were ample for all choices of culinary delights, even down to place mats, candles matches, cocktail sticks etc... Really it was everything you would expect to find in your own kitchen drawers at home.Tin foil, sandwich bags, etc...i am quite sure that the kit was not counted as in some other establishments. Gale invited us basically just picked up where the last people left off and we obviously replaced it as you went along. As a young family we often stayed in a friends house in Norfolk. Likewise this apartment also contained many family items.

(If your are looking for high expectations and five star accommodation then one of those pretentious, sterile, new builds way behind the resort overlooking lawns of plastic grass and paying a ridiculously high price...with maid service etc... will suit you better).

We have stayed four times recently in the not so grand apartments Neuriasol behind the municipal football ground. In August they cost much more for a much smaller apartment with a very small balcony and to be honest, dated, basic fittings and furnishings.

This apartment is safe and secure with key access to the main apartment blocks front entrance. There is also key access to the lawned gardens and pool area behind, as well as a further key to the separate lift lobby of these apartments which can be accessed from the main building.

We were fortunate that we had the opportunity to stay for nearly two weeks in this apartment. Needless to say we had all the windows wide open to catch the breeze and the Spanish holiday atmosphere during the day and closed the mesh doors at night just in case of an insect. (None ever seen not even a house fly!).

As we stayed for nearly the whole of August in the resort, all that troubled us on very blustery nights with winds blowing in from Africa, were gossamer like fluff balls blown up on the sea breeze from the seeding shrubs way below the balconies. The independent mesh doors covering most of the open windows and patio doors, prevent most of this down and fine Sahara sand from entering the properties. We did not find any of that "old fashion" dust that builds up on top of your wardrobe....heaven forbid! Needless to say we had our daily wet dusting and sweeping routine established soon after we arrived. Just like the Spanish neighbours!

Gael, that double bedroom on the front is magical! Every morning we were awoken by the warmth of the sun across our faces as it inched its way above the sea/ horizon as the moon did at 3.00 am while we were there.....! Enough of that!

Yes, the decorations fittings, fixtures and layout might not be to everyone's taste but the kitchen and two bathrooms are newly fitted and spotlessly clean even down to the still very white grouting.


Yes...to recap...we would gladly recommend this apartment. Value for money, in a prime location, safe and a home from home even though not all the furnishings are completely brand spanking new. Thank you Gael for your hospitality. We would love to stay in you home again in the future.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Oct 2013
This is in response to the same family's review as the last one.
Because we did not have one apartment available for the month of August, they swopped over, from 93. to 91. ( we have two out of the three apartments on the ninth floor of Ronda 3. ) halfway through their holiday.

They were extreemly helpful and easygoing,
( to the extent of washing and ironing the sheets, before they left 93.!)
and actually offered to stack their luggage in the hallway, if the folk in 91. were leaving later than the people in 93. were arriving !

Because almost all the people, coming and going, were most helpful about responding to inquiries, by email, well before their arrival, about their arrival and departure times, this was not needed, and the transitions went very smoothly.

Even the people who wrote the two "Terrible reviews" were able to drop off their luggage, direct from the airport, and within an hour, were installed in the apartment, which was ready for them, dispite ignoring my inquiry, as to their arrival time, till almost the last moment.

With the best will, it's impossible to make perfect arrangements if people fail to tell you when they arrive.
If everyone coming and going has a little natural consideration about "the other people".....there is no problem.

This lovely family, like 99% of our holidaymakers, enjoyed the apartments, for what they had to offer, excused the "blips" in a reasonable and cheery fashion, and embraced the good.

They have gusto and imagination.

Let's put it this way......
If you have taken time to read all the reviews......
With whom would you imagine it would be very pleasant to spend some time?

Reviewer's ( same group)"terrible" 1 and 2......
or the authors, and families, of the last three ?

I sure know whom I should pick........
Again, welcome back any time !
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54Jules60
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This apartment really is in the most fabulous location right across the road from the lovely beach and with stunning views along the coast. Los Boliches with all its lovely tapas bars and restaurants is only a gentle 5 minute walk and it was great to be able to just tip out of the apartment and be amongst it all.

Fantastic security in the apartment block - felt very safe. As the previous reviewer mentioned, Gael is in the middle of some refurbishments but to be honest it did not interfere with our enjoyment at all. We did have some minor problems but Gael responded extremely promptly to everything and we found her very helpful, especially when sorting out pick up from the airport.

OK the apartment is not perfect but in all honesty, we have never ever stayed somewhere which was so well provided with kitchen staples, soaps, loo rolls etc.

Gael's clothes are in some of the cupboards but that is because she lives there when the apartment is not rented and we were sharing her home. It's not perfect but we were more than happy with our experience and found it very good value for money.

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
4 Oct 2013
How heartening !
I'm very glad you enjoyed staying in 91 !
No, it's not "perfect", but it is super airy and bright, with amazing views.
As mentioned, there are family clothes ( not just mine ) in a wardrobe, in the hallway......
Built in,glass fronted, it looks like a huge double mirror when it's closed.
I'm getting a lock fitted to the sliding doors....bye-bye clothes !
Out of sight is out of mind. Must try and fit the vacuum cleaner in there too.

For the first time, in months, we have a few days vacant, so all the "little bits" that still need doing, can be finished off.

I'd like to think you'll come back again to enjoy it.
I hope then it will be perfect !
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sharon r
Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid this apartment. If you want somewhere nice and clean to stay....”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Arrived at Ronda 3 apartments and waited patiently for owner to arrive. Once in apartment the things we saw were other people's cases and belongings on the floor and before would even sit down the ower said you should go for a drink for at an hour or so and I will ring you when the other people have gone. This was the beginning of a disastrous holiday at this apartment. Inspected the rooms once we were allowed in the apartment. Kitchen> we had to wash all the cups etc before using them. Plates etc chipped. Cooker hob, fridge freezer not working properly. Bedroom with twin beds had a dirty ironing board cover on it and a Hoover in the room. Most of the cupboards were full of the owners belongings. The carpet needed hovering and cleaning. There was a electric fan which was full of dust. Living room area> the electric fan light didn't work due to bare electric wires. The balcony was like a junk yard full of wooden flooring stacked on the side. There appeared to be Cement bags on the floor etc. No lighting on the balcony. Handle fell off from the balcony door and wasn't repaired even though reported this. It appeared the ower came into the apartment when we was out and left a dusty lamp on the floor to light up the balcony area at night and the Hoover was removed from bedroom. I could go on forever but this apartment did not spoil our holiday when we were out and about. We did talk to the ower about these issues but to no avail. All in all wasn't expecting five star but didn't expect one star.

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Liked best: The view of the beach
Liked least: The apartment
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
25 Sep 2013
This is the same person, writing a second "terrible" review......
I've already answered the "claims", in my response to the first one.

Extraordinary !
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