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Overview
Set on a hill and surrounded by wonderful flowering gardens and palm trees, this ideally placed hotel offers many places to enjoy the pleasant views and peaceful atmosphere. It is a ten minute walk to the exciting Puerta Marina in Benalmadena with its lively atmosphere of bars, restaurants and clubs mixed in with coffee shops and snack bars.

How far is the nearest beach?
It is only a 500 meter walk to the beach

Distance from Airport
The hotel is found 20km from Malaga airport

Rooms
There are 269 standard twin rooms available from 1st May – 31st Oct which sleep up 3 x adults (extra camp bed can be made available) and have TV (satellite news channels), telephone, air conditioning (from 15/06 until 15/09), safety deposit box (small charge). The hotel has 121 superior rooms available until 1st May which include 2 x queen sized beds and sleep up to 4 people and all have Satellite TV (news channels), telephone, air conditioning (from 15/06 until 15/09), safety deposit box (small charge), fridge, hairdryer and balcony or terrace. Please note no extra beds can be added into superior rooms. Superior rooms and twin rooms cannot be requested together due to location of rooms.

Food & Drink
HB board consists of breakfast from 08.00 – 10.00 and dinner from 18.30 – 21.30, please be aware that all clients must ensure to be well dressed (long trousers) during dinner. All breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the main restaurant in a buffet style complete with show cooking facilities, with snacks and drinks available at the poolside bar in summer open from May-Oct weather permitting and in the indoor bar open from 11.00-24.00 hours daily during the winter months.

Sports & Entertainment
The hotel offers table tennis (bats available from the bar). There is varied evening entertainment 3-4 times weekly ranging from flamenco, parrot shows, music and other entertainment which are advertised in the hotel. Two swimming pools are the main feature of the well kept gardens with their relaxed atmosphere, there is a gift shop for souvenirs, sunloungers and parasols are free of charge around the pool, there is a gym with limited equipment along with sauna and steam room for the more active which are open from 10.00 – 14.00 (both the sauna and steam room are payable at reception), currency exchange facility, limited car parking, poolside bar including pool table and air hockey, serving snacks and drinks from May–Oct weather permitting. There is a doctor based in the hotel visits are from 10.45-11.15 daily and internet services with a local charge.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 891 reviews
 

Superb hotel, but I wish the weather had been better!

17 April 2015

Well, let’s get the best part of the holiday out of the way. The hotel was absolutely brilliant. I stayed here in October of last year as a single occupant. This time I returned with my wife. We...

Well, let’s get the best part of the holiday out of the way. The hotel was absolutely brilliant. I stayed here in October of last year as a single occupant. This time I returned with my wife. We stayed for a week from 9th to 16th April. The hotel was very clean, the staff at the reception, restaurant and cleaning were all lovely people, and greeted you with a smile, especially when I tried to communicate in Spanish. We upgraded our room after two days from room 308 to 409, where we had a larger room, but more importantly a super view on the sea, pools and part of the marina. The people at reception were excellent at changing the room and more importantly allowed us the opportunity to view the room before we agreed to take it. The food was superb. There have been quite a few reviews where the main complaint being the food was not hot. This certainly was not the case during our stay. The food was hot, especially the soup, and the choice was top drawer – we stayed half board. Entertainment is geared up the same as all the other hotels in this area, as long as you know this, you will not be disappointed, it is predominantly for the Spanish folk, but that is the same as holidaying in England where it is tailored for the Brits. The beds in both rooms were large, almost doubles, so you there was plenty of room. At reception we asked for an extra pillow for both of us, which arrived whilst we were out and about. The rooms were cleaned every day if you wanted it; we choose to have it cleaned every other day. The gardens and pool area are very nice and there were plenty of sunbeds. Now the bad part. The weather was overcast for 5 of the 7 days, but it was still around 20 degrees which allowed you to go for long walks along the front – mile after mile, and to the park. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be returning in May.

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Some things need to change

12 April 2015

I stayed for a week with my husband day after I got married 3rd to 10th April. I have stayed here with my children a few times not for a few years. Positives - clean rooms, maids in every morning an...

I stayed for a week with my husband day after I got married 3rd to 10th April. I have stayed here with my children a few times not for a few years. Positives - clean rooms, maids in every morning an very friendly. Breakfast a good choice and nice. Gardens and pools an reception area nice. Bar staff and reception staff nice and friendly except for older bar man who is rude. I was bitten about 30 times and my husband too in the room of hotel,which is a problem. I asked when booking for sea view told when arrive have to pay €5 each per person per night stay. Safe extra €2 per night. Stayed half board evening meal was repetitive same things to eat every night. Not very nice. Need to change it. The entertainement was poor a few years ago. Now it is even worse. Bingo and a quiz by someone dressed in wizard outfit and singers in Spainish.The main guests are old Spanish people feel like you are in a old peoples home. who are rude and just stare at you. Who have no manners if you held lift or opened a door open. The location of hotel is great few min walk to marina and beach. The cocktail of day for €2.90 is a good idea. Entertainment needs changing, gym equipment needs fixing half of it broke..

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Very Disappointed

10 April 2015

The staff were all great and very helpful, however the front of house staff aren't the problem here. Before I go into my gripes about this hotel please bear in mind that around Easter in these types...

The staff were all great and very helpful, however the front of house staff aren't the problem here. Before I go into my gripes about this hotel please bear in mind that around Easter in these types of hotels they run differently to other times of the year. So the review; The food was without exception the worst I have experienced in a 3 star European hotel. I am well-travelled but have never been faced with the dilemma of cold food on the hot servery and such a low standard of cooking and ingredients used. I guess everything is relative and to some people the food is probably better than what they would normally eat. Even breakfast was disappointing and I do not expect to have to queue 8 persons deep to get a cup of coffee from a machine that only produces muddy puddle water. The Wi-Fi is useless in the rooms, either ridiculously slow or no signal whatsoever. No mirror on the dressing table. TV has Bbc Worldservice as the only English speaking channel. Towels are old, tiny and over-softened, therefore they don't remove the water from your skin, they merely redistribute it. The hotel evening entertainment was not my idea of entertainment but when the majority of guests are Spanish and over 60 yrs you can imagine what it was like. The front entrance sliding glass electric doors were sticking shut the entire time we were there and I had to prize them open to leave or enter reception. One of the 2 lifts also out of order the entire time. Lots of mosquitoes, even in the dining room. I'm sure the hotel manager will have the usual measured response and these points may be minor in isolation but when you add them together they make for an unpleasant experience. It's strong management, effective reactive maintenance processes, staff training and attention to detail that makes a great hotel.

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Enough for us

9 April 2015

I went with my family a week which inlcuded Thursday and Friday of Easter week. At the begining the hotel was full of elderly people due to the Imserso. And oddly the food changed when the weekend...

I went with my family a week which inlcuded Thursday and Friday of Easter week. At the begining the hotel was full of elderly people due to the Imserso. And oddly the food changed when the weekend came because before it wasn't the best they could offered us. The swimming pool was clean and quite big and enough hammocks for every users. The hotel was very clean and the service good. The parking pretty cheap and if you had the luck to park quite comfortable. Well located, five real minutes from the beach. Good place in relation price-quality.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Madrid
  • Language Spanish
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cots (On Request)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Turkish Bath
  • Whirlpool
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Tourist Information

Weather

Year round, Benalmadena enjoys a mild, humid climate with hot, dry summers that typically range from 26 to 32° Celsius from May until August. The water temperature rarely drops below the low twenties in the summer, making it the ideal climate to catch a few rays or enjoy the clarity of the warm, blue waters off the coast.

Jabs

As UK, Courses or boosters sometimes advised: hepatitis A (not normally for package tourists).

Electricity

European Style 2-Pin Sockets, 220/225V

Visa

No visa is required for a stay of up to 3 months