A holiday to Costa del Sol guarantees you hot weather, good times and broad sandy beaches. After all, the name translates from its native Spanish to mean the Coast of the Sun.
It’s a savvy holidaymaker who knows that the hotel you stay in is just as big a part of your break as the place to choose to jet off to. Some of the best in the business come from RIU, and their offerings in the Costa del Sol don’t skimp on either your little luxuries or your opportunities to save some spending money.
Here’s a brief rundown of our favourite Costa del Sol RIU hotels for you to take a look at.
Club Riu Costa Del Sol Hotel
Tucked in historic and lively Torremolinos, this hotel has plenty to say for itself, and all of it’s positive. Refurbished in April 2017, it’s been winning plenty of praise for its design and facilities.
A canny combo of two adjacent RIU hotels makes the Club Riu Costa Del Sol Hotel nowadays. Indeed, Hotel Riu Costa Lago and Hotel Riu Belplaya once had friendly tussles side by side for holidaymakers’ custom, but like with all good things, they’ve discovered during 2017 that they’re better together.
What the bigger and better hotel means is that there are three gorgeous pools to enjoy, for starters, together with the beach beckoning you from five minutes’ walk away.
Kids get their own pool playground to enjoy, making for a nice way of keeping them busy if you’d rather languidly while your days away by the pool. When it’s time to dine, you’ve got plenty of Mediterranean favourites to tuck into in the buffet restaurant, and come evening it’s live music and quiz nights galore.
Riu Monica Hotel
We’re off to Nerja for this lovely hotspot. The distinctive pool and its sea views amid a glorious green lawn is sure to impress.
Post a few pics of the scene on social media and your nearest and dearest will be envious of your location in the Spanish sun. If you’re taking a winter break though, don’t fret, as a heated indoor pool ensures that even that unlikely Spanish rain can’t dampen the fun.
The beach is a couple of minutes’ walk away at this hotel, and the town centre is similarly close at hand.
At mealtimes, you’ve got the world at your feet if you choose, or at least on your plate, although you’ll delight in knowing that a decent fry-up is easily had thanks to the buffet spread.
Style and elegance simmers in every corner of RIU Monica Hotel, yet prices are low enough to convince you you’ve stolen a deal unlike any other.
Riu Nautilus Hotel
Let’s turn our eyes back on Torremolinos once again as we round off our look at RIU’s finest hotels in Costa del Sol with this modern venue.
Sleek white minimalism flavours much of this hotel, with more perky raspberry-purple accents in the lounge bar. The exterior of the hotel is similarly committed to being easy on the eyes, and if you wander through the well-kept gardens you’ll soon emerge right on the beach, which rests adjacent to the hotel grounds.
Poolside al fresco tapas keeps mealtimes both laid-back yet decadent, and with spa facilities including a sauna and a Turkish bath, you’re definitely here to be pampered.
The pool occasionally gets to be the centrepiece of some aqua-aerobics sessions, and for evening drinks there are a selection of bars, one of which is decked out in a pub motif sure to remind you of home.
Costa del Sol has no shortage of excellent hotels for savvy travellers, yet RIU offers some pretty impressive ones.
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