If you’re looking for a fun and friendly place to stay on the Costa del Sol then the Hotel Ritual is an excellent choice, situated in the heart of southern Spain’s LGBT capital.
This stylish adults-only hotel is designed specifically with the LGBT traveller in mind, though with an ‘openly friendly’ ethos that is welcoming to all. Facilities include a well-equipped spa and a rooftop nudist pool - perfect for topping up that all-over tan!
The hotel is in a fantastic location in the centre of Torremolinos, overlooking the broad sweep of Bajondillo beach, and you’re just steps from the vibrant gay nightlife of La Nogalera.
Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in October 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.
- Stylish adults-only hotel
- Fantastic choice for gay travellers
- Attractive main pool & rooftop nudist pool
- Overlooks Bajondillo beach
- Spa with hydromassage pools, sauna & steam room
The Hotel Ritual enjoys direct access to Bajondillo beach, an attractive stretch of sand that backs onto a promenade with plenty of restaurants and bars.
You’re just a few minutes’ walk from the neighbourhood of La Nogalera, the centre of the local LGBT scene, where you’ll find many of the best gay bars in Torremolinos. There are also a few places worth checking out in the Pueblo Blanco area, again just a short walk from the hotel.
For a glitzier night out you can head west to Marbella and the swanky marina at Puerto Banús, a 30-minute drive along the coast. In the opposite direction lies the lovely city of Málaga, which has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years and boasts a burgeoning arts and foodie scene.
Torremolinos has a reputation for soulless and poorly designed hotels, but the 189 rooms and suites at the Hotel Ritual are tastefully furnished in a simple and contemporary style. All rooms have a private balcony, satellite TV, WiFi and mini bar, and many also enjoy sparkling sea views.
The attractive main pool area has plenty of space for sunbathing, while up on the rooftop you’ll find a nudist area with a gorgeous infinity pool, fabulous views over Bajondillo beach, and a cocktail bar that stays open till the sun comes up.
Other facilities include a gym and a spa with hydromassage pools, sauna and steam room, plus a restaurant serving both international and local cuisine.
Amenities & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Centre
- Room Service
- Beauty Treatments
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Steam Room
Torremolinos came to prominence in the 1960s as a rare bastion of liberalism and risqué behaviour, in a country still under the oppressive yoke of Franco’s dictatorship. Bajondillo beach became the first in Spain to permit bikinis (and later topless sunbathing), and in 1962 Tony’s Bar opened in La Nogalera, the country’s first ever gay bar. As tourism exploded on the Costa del Sol throughout the 1970s and ‘80s, so the LGBT community in Torremolinos flourished, and La Nogalera remains at the heart of the scene today, playing host to Spain’s third largest Gay Pride celebration at the beginning of summer.
How to get here...
You can fly direct from various UK airports to Malaga with carriers including British Airways and easyJet. Flight time is approximately 2 hours.
The hotel is located on Bajondillo Beach, a short 15 minutes’ drive from Malaga airport. Shuttle or private transfers can be arranged upon request.
We cater to your individual requirements. Please complete the enquiry form (by clicking on the link below) and someone will be in touch soon.
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