As seen on TV, this hotel features in the Channel 5 show ‘All Inclusive Holidays: Is it really worth it’. On the Beach sent a family off on an All Inclusive break to The Puente Real hotel to explore how the trip matches up to an independent family holiday. With tips from travel experts, presenter Alexis Conran compares holiday packages to find the best value options for families.

The Puente Real hotel is ideally located on the beachfront in the lively resort of Torremolinos, a popular area of the Costa del Sol. With its friendly atmosphere and vibrant surroundings, this hotel is the perfect choice for families and couples looking for a fun-filled break in the sun.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is situated on the beachfront in Torremolinos.

Distance from Airport
The hotel is located 8km from Malaga Airport.

Guests can choose from Double Rooms, Double Superior Rooms and Spanish-style Andalusian Rooms. The Andalusian Rooms offer one bedroom, a living room with two sofa beds, a private terrace and a bathroom. Each bright, spacious room features a TV, hairdryer, safety deposit box (optional), Wi-Fi (optional), centralised air conditioning (available from 15/06 – 15/09) and a telephone.

Food & Drink
The Buffet Restaurant offers a wide selection of delicious international dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily show cooking and panoramic sea views. As the sun sets, guests can experience a true taste of Italy and enjoy the unbeatable views at La Farfalla restaurant. At the Pool bar, guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails, tasty snacks and ice creams in the sunshine.

All Inclusive Gold guests will benefit from a new 24-hour All Inclusive service with non-alcoholic and international branded spirits and snacks. Gold guests will also have access to one dinner at the seafood barbecue, one dinner at the La Farfalla restaurant (both of which require advance bookings), FREE high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, pool towel service (under deposit), priority check in (12pm-8pm) and water and wine on arrival. Guests will also receive exclusive access to an area for Gold customers in the lobby bar, pool bar and drinks on the terrace at the beach club (limited).

For the little ones, there’s a kids welcome gift, game experience room, themed children’s dinner with branded juices and special ice creams and a unique horse riding experience (advanced booking required).

Sports & Entertainment
The Puente Real has two large swimming pools and a children’s pool. Each pool is surrounded by spacious terrace areas for guests to relax and enjoy the sun. There are many sporting activities on offer such as tennis, archery, volleyball, darts, aquagym, surfing and sailing. There is also a complete entertainment programme including a kids club for the little ones (ages 4-12) and shows every evening that provide exciting entertainment for the whole family. Guests can also make the most of the hotel’s prime location and explore the beautiful beaches surrounding the Torremolinos resort. Other facilities include 24-hour reception, parking, rent a car, currency exchange, tennis courts, a multi-sports court and a fitness suite.