The Hotel Yaramar offers sea views from the swimming pool, sundowners on the beach, and first-class evening entertainment.
The Hotel Yaramar is just a few seconds' walk from the beach, plus it's surrounded by bars and restaurants.
Sea views are a given at the Hotel Yaramar – you can glimpse the Mediterranean from the pool, the restaurants, and the room balconies.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool here is located on the first floor and comes with views of the Mediterranean sea. Sunbeds and parasols align the wraparound terrace. For your comfort it's heated in winter.
La Sirena buffet restaurant
Buffet breakfast and dinner are on offer here. There's a dress code here, and gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers for dinner. Special diets for allergies, gluten free and vegetarians are available on request.
You'll find cardio machines, free weights, sauna and whirlpool bath here.
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double room with limited sea view and balcony
superior double room with sea view, pool view and balcony
These superior doubles are much more spacious than the standard rooms. There's lots of light and fresh air courtesy of the double doors. And outside from the balcony you'll have a pool view and sea view. You'll find tea and coffee making facilities and satellite TV too. There's air-conditioning in your room from May to October and heating is provided from November to April. Rooms are available for over 16's.
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The pool isn't heated it's cold therefore not many people are using it, the pool area isn't very clean to be honest and the room needs decorating there's mould in the bathroom. 10 euros deposit for a pool towel is a bit steep considering they're thin and well worn. Next time I think a different hotel is in order in the main due to the pool and the children, I don't want children around me which is why I book gold, was unaware of the Spanish law, which I fully respect but feel Thomson should state somewhere at the point of booking. Harry and Stephanie and the two reps are excellent, but as previously said by someone else the reception staff do need a bit of smiling trainingMore
Value for money...but needs updating
We went to this hotel as part of a Thomson Gold package. Despite Thomson claiming the hotel as adult only the hotel does accommodate children, but there weren't many when we stayed. The hotel is located about a kilometre and a half from the main bar and restaurant area of Fuengirola, behind the El Puerto hotel. It is a pleasant 20 minute walk on a level paved promenade to and from this area. The hotel is over a fairly busy road from the beach, but there are ample crossing points, and our experience is cars always stop for pedestrians. Directly opposite is the Rivera Beach Club where sunbeds are available at a discounted rate on production of your hotel card. The reception is large and area with a bank of elevators to one side. Check in was quick and efficient and reception staff helpful, the Thomson rep at the airport said we couldn't have our rooms until 2pm, but when we got to the hotel just before noon they were ready. We were on floor 14, what a view! (there is no 13 button in the lift) and I was concerned about waiting for a lift but it was never an issue any time of day. Our room was a good size with plenty of wardrobe space, a free safe and air con. The beds were comfortable and clean linen was provided at your request via a card you left on the bed. There was a tv and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom was large with free toiletries, refreshed daily, but it was in need of renovation, there was grout missing from tiles, the shower head either pummelled you or treated you to a fine mist and the handrail over the bath was a hindrance to getting in and out rather than a help. Drinks in the hotel were reasonably priced especially if you took advantage of the frequent happy hours throughout the day. The hotel bar was large and had some limited musical entertainment, but the main place for general evening entertainment was the Aquarium lounge where the Thomson Gold staff did their thing, quizzes, bingo, a resident singer saxophonist and 'guests?', tribute acts and a comedian. It was mostly good quality entertainment and the hosts Harry and Steph excellent (they move to other resorts soon). The pool deck was large clean with big pool and Jacuzzi, but wear something on your feet, the hotel loan rubber sandals, the tiled surface is slippery. Poolside entertainment again by Harry and Steph. The pool has a 'can't reserve sunbeds' policy but have no one to enforce it so we had the spectacle of people leaving hotel towels on beds for the morning and only coming back after lunch to use them. The subsequent squabbling when these towels were moved by other guests looking for beds was quite amusing. Pool bar was good and sold food and snacks. The restaurant was a good size, you rarely struggled to find a table and the food was varied and good quality. The staff in the hotel were all excellent, always helpful and efficient. In conclusion this hotel is good, dated in places, however without the Thomson Gold input wouldn't represent the same value for money in my eyes, but it would still provide a good base for a Fuengirola holiday however.More
Clean, functional, no frills hotel
Booked the hotel via Trip Advisor - best deal - and had some pre-stay contact which was very well dealt with. The hotel itself is a bit dated but is looked after and everything worked so I'd see that as a positive. Great views of the sea and the immediate coastline. Plenty of restaurants around and a really good mix of choices. Staff were friendly though some of the reception staff should go on a customer care course. All in all, good value for money and we enjoyed it. PS there were 3 children there and they we very well behaved!More
every thing perfect, just got back (april) but for your information, there were children there although Thomson said it is adults only, so many rooms are put to one side for families if the travel agents were honest then you could make an informed decision then it is up to you ,the rep explained this applies to all hotels in spain at least she was honest about it great hotel great staff will go backMore
I have visited the Yaramar on several occasions before. This last holiday was a big disappointment. Here are the good bits: Rooms are comfortable and well equipped. The fridge kept our drinks cool and the free safe is a bonus. Nice towels and bathrobes. All the staff are very hard working and helpful. Hotel is immaculately clean. If you like a peaceful sleep at night then you won't be disappointed. Great location - close to shops and plenty of bars and restaurants. Now the bad bits: Children. We both work in schools and always opt for adult only hotels. The Yaramar is no longer an adult only establishment. There were several children and toddlers for the week that we were there. Whilst they were generally well behaved, this holiday was sold by Thomsons as adult only. It isn't. Lager louts. There was a group of 5 men who thought it was funny to get very drunk around the pool during the day, make lots of noise, dominate the pool and jacuzzi and to swear ( in front of those children too ). Not what you expect at a Thomson Gold hotel. The food has deteriorated significantly and is very much aimed at Brits who dislike flavour or garlic. Labelling was poor. No idea what was in many of the 'salads'. Same old cheese and fruit and dessert selection every day. Very repetitive. I do not think that we will be returning to the Yaramar. Thomson is mis selling this hotel. I understand that under Spanish law that hotels cannot refuse to accommodate children. Thomson (or Tui as they will soon be rebranded as) need to state this at the time of booking. More
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