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Parque Dona Sofia, Fuengirola
Beautiful location - great apartment! - Jen Humphreys. Date of travel: Sep 2007
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We had not been to Fuengirola previously and so didn't really know what to expect. We booked through Click4HolidayHomes and right from the start things went well. We stayed in Block 6, on the 7th floor - with the most wonderful view you could imagine. The only thing that kept us awake at night was the lapping of the waves! We were met at the airport - thanks Katie! (Arranged by Marghita in whose apartment we stayed). The apartment was just out of this world. It was modern, clean, nicely furnished and absolutely fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. Friends came to join us for one week of our fortnight and there was plenty of room - including two bathrooms making everything easier. The location was perfect. The apartment is literally one minute over the road from the beach. It was far enough from the hustle and bustle, but only a 5 to 10 minute walk to all the restaurants. Our favourite lunchtime snack bar was Magnums on the front - and of course we walked every evening up to 'Fish Alley' to pick a restaurant for our evening meal. Just two small grumbles: he street traders are absolute pests. We just don't understand why they are allowed to bother people - especially when people are sat trying to eat a meal. The other was the noise made by the binmen early in the mornings. But the resort was kept very clean - so we can't have it all ways! Thank you Marghita for everything - and thanks to Steve and Katie for the lifts. Hope to meet you all again one day.
Parque Dona Sofia - Lennie & Marie Burt. Date of travel: Feb 2005
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Parque Dona Sofia
Over the last few years , my family (wife and 6-year-old daughter , sometimes wife's parents too) have stayed in Dona Sofia at various times. We've stayed in blocks 1, 4, 5 and 6 and had generally had good experiences, but this was our first taste of DS-32 in block 3 and our first time in one of Scott's apartments. This short review is from our two week vacation at the end of July , 2005. Airport pick-up: OK – taxis are not difficult to find at Malaga airport , but for the price of the usual taxi fare to Fuengirola (35 euros) Scott can meet you, provide an extra pair of hands for cases, tell you what's going on in the area events,restaurants etc.) and is able to park beneath your apartment. This does make a difference, especially if your Spanish isn't great and the taxi driver doesn't know the area and best of all you're IN THE SHADE. Apartment readiness/cleanliness: Because of a late checkout of Scott's previous clients, we had the pleasure of meeting Scott's cleaning team who are a nice British couple who are very thorough. Balcony areas in this area can get a little dusty/sandy in the course of a week, so it was easy to see that this place was pretty spotless when we arrived. Apartment equipment level: This was a real positive – almost home from home. We usually remember to bring a few dishwasher tablets and some washing powder/tablets , but we needn't have bothered – it's all here. Also enough glasses, cutlery, crockery, pans, sharp knives (a strange thing to mention , but you'd be surprised how many blunt and broken ones you see in apartments and you can't really bring your own anymore…..) and a corkscrew. Not to mention ; patio furniture, buckets and spades and other kid's beach toys, ironing board. Bedrooms: Two bedrooms, all beds comfortable , even for me (6 ft. 4 ins.) and Julie (6ft 1in.) , and we are not what you call light-framed. Plenty of hangers in the wardrobes and storage space. The patio window locks work too (not all apartment window locks do in our experience). Air conditioning unit works effectively, but instructions are not clear, so make sure that Scott gives you a demo to avoid unnecessary call-outs. Bathrooms: Shower units both met my wife's high standards (I don't need to take 2 bottles into the shower any more so am much easier to please). Everything worked fine and there are plenty of towels too. Lounge: Air-con unit very good. Furniture comfortable and functional. TV /DVD player (with some titles provided to be played) and hi-fi unit both work, although channel 4 would have been nice for the first test match from Lords. Maybe Scott has fixed this up by now….. Kitchen: Dishwasher and washing machine easy to use (some previous flats have had units which have been a black art to work) and a nice large fridge/freezer. There's also an ironing board and an iron , whatever they are for…….. Outside: One of the treats of staying in Dona Sofia is to sit on the balcony in the evening or late at night with a relaxing glass of something. The only thing to watch out for is that the gardens, which are beautiful and get daily attention, get watered by spray in the evening, so it can get humid – but it's no big deal. In summary , everything works , there's just about everything you need, so you can travel lighter than you'd normally expect and have a thoroughly relaxing time. We recommend this apartment to you and we'll certainly be back.
 
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