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IPV Palace & Spa

To put it quite simply – this venue is an absolute gem! If you’re looking for sunny beachfront hotel, away the tourist crowds, but with a very business-like meeting spaces, then look no further. Perfect for small, medium or large standalone conferences including the option for your group to dine outside. This hotel has more meeting room options than you can think of – perfect in every way. Couple that with very friendly and efficient staff, refurbished bedrooms, fantastic food, a great locations (25 minutes from the airport) and you’re onto an absolute winner.

A fabulous conference hotel in a stunning Costa del Sol sea-front setting

Address: Ctra. A7. Km. 207, 29640 - Fuengirola (Málaga)

Website: www.hotelipvpalace.com/en/

Conference Sales Contact: Auxi Sanchez (at the hotel)

Tel: +34 952 92 20 00

Email: [email protected]

Or their UK representative: First Choice Marketing – Felicity Berry

Tel: +44 (0)208 395 4448

Email: [email protected]

Distance from Malaga airport:

31.00 km - 25 Minutes by taxi

Official rating: 4-star hotel

First impression: Very impressive! You drive along the coast road from Malaga airport with an amazing view of the Mediterranean until you reach the lovely IPV Palace at the southern end of Fuengirola. On stepping out of the taxi to enter the hotel, you can’t help but notice how close the hotel is to the sea-front as well as the impressive Sohail Castle and its lovely gardens situated right next to the hotel.

Parking: There is a large free car park at the hotel.

Coach / Bus pick-up location: There is plenty of space outside the entrance to the hotel for coaches to wait for dinner transfers etc. Loading your guests onto them would be straightforward and safe, as its located on a semi-private road.

Lobby: The first thing that strikes you is the size of the magnificent lobby. What an amazing space! Especially for large groups. There are so many places you could locate a welcome desk, hospitality desk, group check in, etc. The other thing that strikes you is how the hotel and lobby has a business feel to it, definitely more so than a tourist feel – despite the gorgeous seafront location. The hotel is privately owned and you will see throughout the lobby, and the rest of the hotel, lots of different art pieces as the owner is a keen collector.

Bedrooms: There are 285 bedrooms including a handful of suites, split into four blocks. The first thing that strikes you is the size of the bedrooms. Apart from the suites, each one is 32 Sq.M, which is very spacious! To compliment this, the bedrooms have been very recently renovated and feel definitely business-like, with excellent flat screen digital TVs, very nice bathrooms and each one has a balcony overlooking the sea. Importantly, every bedroom has a sea-view, which saves us from having to deal with that old problem of who to put in the 'city-view' rooms!

Wi-fi: All I can say is Wow!!! Definitely the best wi-fi I have ever experienced in a hotel – no matter where you were in the property or round by the pool, the signal was super-strong and super-fast! And best of all, it was free as well! Brilliant!

Number of bedrooms: 285

Fitness gym: There is a fabulous gym with newly installed equipment located on the ground floor next to the spa.

FACILITIES

Fitness gym: There is a fabulous gym with newly installed equipment located on the ground floor next to the spa.

Spa: There is a gorgeous spa in the hotel offering many different treatments to fit your needs. It is a space designed for rest, well-being, beauty and total relaxation. As well as numerous facial and body treatments, there is also "Initivm" hydrothermal circuit which includes: dynamic indoor swimming pool equipped with different underwater jets, a swan neck jet, waterfall and jacuzzi, and an exclusive dry area with different types of baths, including a sauna, Roman bath and Turkish bath.

Swimming pool: There is a large private swimming pool outside, on the beach side of the hotel, complete with lifeguards and bar.

Location:

This hotel is located in the perfect place at the southern, and quieter, end of Fuengirola. Walking along the promenade (8km the longest promenade in Spain) is a must as you can go right along to the town centre with its harbour, full of interesting restaurants and things to do. Definitely recommended!

STAFF

Reception staff: On checking in, the receptionist could not have been more courteous – politely asking me to wait and taking care of my case, whilst my room was being readied (I arrived early!) and then giving out lots of pertinent information. The staff service was perfect and they spoke excellent English – definitely better than my Spanish!

RESTAURANTS & BARS

Number of restaurants: 4

In total there are 4 different restaurants in the hotel: The Beach Club, Doña Lola, La Alacena Restaurant & Bar La Taurina. I managed to eat in the Beach Club and Doña Lola during my stay and both were excellent. Both can be used for large groups on a private or semi-private basis with the Beach Club lending itself very well to al-fresco dining options for your group - including grilled sardines which the chef cooks on a quirky BBQ boat! Overall there is plenty of scope for different dining options for your groups at this hotel – without any problem whatsoever.

Number of bars: 2

The hotel has a bar in the lobby where you can relax in the large lobby or out on the lovely balcony, and also a nice open air option on the ground floor in the shape of the Beach Club.

The IPV Palace & Spa has a total of 10 meeting rooms (approx. 1400m2) which can accommodate between 50 and 1,000 people. Some rooms can also be combined to make larger spaces. They are very well designed - open plan and free of columns. Each one has plenty of natural light, VERY high ceilings (up to 6m) and some even have views of the Mediterranean and Sohail Castle. In a nut-shell, it has amazing meeting space, something for every type of client and meeting. The area that the majority of meeting rooms are on (all except the Reales rooms) are located one floor up from the lobby – accessed via a lovely staircase or lifts. The conference rooms area is really spacious with a fantastic pre-function area which overlooks the sea with a terrace. It’s very bright, very inviting and is the perfect accompaniment to the conference rooms.

Reales I, II & III:

This huge room (with huge ceiling height!) can be divided into three large separate sections, each of which as a very grand entrance from the floor above, down an impressive staircase. Could be very good for an awards evening as well as a large conference.

Natural light: Yes

Size: 572 Sq.M

Theatre: 720

Classroom: 500

Cabaret: 235

Dinner: 470

Reception: 610

Location: Ground Floor

AV Equipment included: No.

Real I (can be hired separately)

Natural light: Yes

Size: 206 Sq.M

Theatre: 190

Classroom: 150

Cabaret: 90

Dinner: 170

Reception: 220

Location: Ground Floor Access and then room is on -1 level

AV Equipment included: No.

Real II (can be hired separately)

Natural light: Yes

Size: 160 Sq.M

Theatre: 170

Classroom: 130

Cabaret: 70

Dinner: 110

Reception: 170

Location: Ground Floor Access and then room is on -1 level

AV Equipment included: No.

Real III (can be hired separately)

Natural light: Yes

Size: 206 Sq.M

Theatre: 210

Classroom: 160

Cabaret: 90

Dinner: 170

Reception: 220

Location: Ground Floor Access and then room is on -1 level

AV Equipment included: No

Cordoba, Jaen & Granada

This large combined room (with huge ceiling height!) can be divided into three large separate sections. Could be very good for a mid-large sized conference as all self contained in a conference area on the first floor.

Natural light: Yes

Size: 366 Sq.M

Theatre: 560

Classroom: 350

Cabaret: 170

Dinner: 330

Reception: 390

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Cordoba

Natural light: Yes

Size: 134 Sq.M

Theatre: 160

Classroom: 90

Cabaret: 70

Dinner: 110

Reception: 140

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Jaen

Natural light: Yes

Size: 127 Sq.M

Theatre: 140

Classroom: 80

Cabaret: 70

Dinner: 110

Reception: 130

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Granada:

Natural light: Yes

Size: 105 Sq.M

Theatre: 110

Classroom: 70

Cabaret: 50

Dinner: 80

Reception: 110

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Huelva & Cadiz

This medium sized combined room can be divided into two large separate sections. Could be very good for a small conference drinks reception.

Natural light: Yes

Size: 168 Sq.M

Theatre: 160

Classroom: 70

Cabaret: 50

Dinner: 100

Reception: 180

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Cadiz

Natural light: Yes

Size: 84 Sq.M

Theatre: 60

Classroom: 40

Cabaret: 30

Dinner: 50

Reception: 90

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Huelva

Natural light: Yes

Size: 84 Sq.M

Theatre: 60

Classroom: 40

Cabaret: 30

Dinner: 50

Reception: 90

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Sevilla

Natural light: Yes

Size: 174 Sq.M

Theatre: 200

Classroom: 100

Cabaret: 70

Dinner: 140

Reception: 180

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No

Almeria

Natural light: Yes

Size: 84 Sq.M

Theatre: 80

Classroom: 40

Cabaret: 30

Dinner: 50

Reception: 90

Location: First floor conference area

AV Equipment included: No