very good overall
I stayed here last week (checked out 20/5) with my partner and 3 yr old son for 7 days. The hotel was fairly cheap for a 4* and was in a very good location so we were sold. We asked for a high floor to escape the noise of the traffic and they gave us the top (10th) floor which was what we asked for albeit I have a 3 yr old son and the top rail of the balcony was his head height so this was a bit daunting @ first but made sure every time he was on the balcony, we were too. you're right opposite a main road (to the beach) which is very busy hence asking for a high floor but you don't need to cross over the main road to get to the beach. you can walk through an underground tunnel which takes you right there.
The hotel was very clean and well maintained & the staff were always friendly & helpful. The garden area with a main pool and baby pool was ok with an outdoor bit of the restaurant so you can eat outside. The restaurant itself was adequate. The food was hit & miss really but don't get me wrong, it was never bad, just sometimes a bit strange i.e. Simmered meat, lamb with broad beans, garden peas instead of scrambled egg for breakfast, fruit with a savoury salad etc. However some things e.g spag bol, pasta, rice, chips, salads, ribs were all quite nice. The breakfasts were as expected All the basics were there, i.e. bacon, tomato, egg, baby sausages, continental breakfasts, hot/ cold drinks etc. What I'm trying to say is, there was always, breakfast or for dinner, something edible to eat. It's not the best but certainly not the worst.
For the price, it was really, really good and for the same price again, I would mostly likely do it again.
P.S there is plenty to do around Fuengirola and the surrounding areas. There Is the Biopark Zoo, Aquapark (I think it's called), a theme park which is much better than I expected and of course the beautiful beaches they have on offer, all over the costa del sol with play areas, and bars, restaurants all scattered along the beaches.
(speak to the hotel about any of these things an they'll give you more info on them and book tickets for you. We even got a few extra drinks & ice-cream when booking with the hotel for the waterpark)
Well worth it!