Hotel Carmen, in Cala de Mijas, on Spain’s Costa del Sol, is 100 yards from the beach and just over six miles from Fuengirola.
Soundproofed rooms are modern in design, en-suite and include a flat-screen TV. Some have a private terrace with sea-views. Free Wi-Fi is also featured in the rooms - and throughout the hotel.
Hotel Carmen provides a 24-hour front desk service, in addition to: luggage storage, lift, laundry and ironing services, safe deposit box, air conditioning and assistance with excursion tickets. There is a communal lounge and TV area.
A buffet breakfast is served in the cafe/bar. There are numerous alternatives for lunch and dinner. These include: The Royal Restaurant, Restaurante El Cortijillo and Chiringuito Arroyo.
In addition to a number of impressive golf courses; the mountains of Sierra de Mijas are less than 15 miles away. It is a 30-minute car journey to Malaga Airport.
The hotel is so close to the beach - and to the bus stop; so visits to Malaga and Fuengirola are easy and cheap. In addition to the hotel's café/bar (*breakfast is really, quite good here), there are numerous alternatives; all within easy walking distance.
Good bar food.
At breakfast and at other times, bar food is very good and appetising. Staff members are friendly. Another option (*and very cheap) is Centro de Mayores, just behind the beach. Well worth a visit. For cheap snacks, there are plenty of convenience stores within strolling distance.
A basic, but clean and friendly hotel.
Rooms are pleasantly decorated and kept immaculate by members of staff who are friendly and helpful. Air conditioning is good, Wi-Fi; less so. There's always plenty of hot water in the shower though.It's well worth planning ahead and specify the need for a room, with balcony, on the top or higher floors ... and at the back of the hotel. The sea views are stunning.
A telly turn-off
Unless you have a deep understanding of the Spanish language, forget about the TV; there are no English speaking channels whatsoever.
Fancy a coffee? You'll be lucky
You don't appreciate it, till it's not there … but there is no (much needed) tea and coffee facility in the room. Neither is there any complementary water; something which is fairly standard these days.
They cut back on a lot of things that we now take for granted and expect to be provided. For example ‘complimentary toiletries'. There aren't any here!
Direct beach access
WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi in public areas
Hand sanitizer provided
New safety protocols
Balcony (upon inquiry)
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Boulevard La Cala 7 , 29649 , Mijas , Spain Telephone: +34(952)49 40 14 | Official Homepage