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... time. Wouldn’t Mum have loved both of our adventures this year ? X
To John’s mum and my father for their support and encouragement (he has also been looking after my car battery..!)
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... irritable particularly as the taxi driver charged us €20 to go 500m to the hotel. We are peregrinos, we know how far 500m is and this guy ripped us off! But we got there, a clean bed and our own facilities even a room kettle. The Holiday Inn Express has never seemed so plush. Up earlyish and a train to Benalmadena ensured that we were outside of family's apartment before 9:30. Big mistake! They weren't there! After choosing to stay nearer to work because of car problems we ended ...
... so a huge achievement/relief! Also the Bagdad foot (cut/munted feet from time boozing in Bagdad) an black lung (flemy cough that was impossible to shake) have seemingly cleared up for everyone! Also has been the realisation it's already been a month on the road now! Time flies but feels like nz was a very very long time ago now.. Just soo much been happening an everyday is full on. Love it! Which also means 1 month underwear free as per VT rules, can't imagine ever going ...
... to cool off. ;) The rest of us spent the day reading and swimming. The girls whooped the boys at shuffle board in the late afternoon. In the evening we went to downtown/old town Malaga. It was vey picturesque! A quintessential Spanish town. We enjoyed our last tapas dinner on a beautiful patio! - ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Benal Beach Complex Benalmadena
Just come back from 2 Nights in the BenalBeach Hotel, Benalmadena. Fantastic Views of the Sea and gardens. Room very clean, Hotel very well kept. Facilities second to none, the pools were great, although the swim up bar wasnt open yet, as it wasnt in season! Just a short walk down to the beach and the lovely Marina. Very friendly staff, they couldnt do enough for you. Didnt see any vandalism at all while we were there. We will definatly be returning very soon. Brilliant Holiday.
me and my two friends have just arrived back from a week staying at benal beach. on arrival we were very impressed with the standard of the building.we were shown to our room which was very basic and needed up-dating but liveable. went to have a shower that evening and there was no hot water,so we showered cold not a problem.next morning awoke to cock-roaches two under living bed and one over turned on its back. complained to reception and was moved to other side of building to a different room,where on entering the room the seetee was crawling with ants,back down to reception was moved across the hall,the key wont open the door so the man on reception came and opened it evenually,he told us that we would stay in that roomand just have to struggle with the key.the pool area is lovely clean area and ideal for children and adults,i just wish that the rooms were (having the cleaner come in the day before we go).I was also disappointed that the pool bar wasnt open as it is advertised as a key feature,and having waited 6 years to stay at benal beach was really pissed off. all in all not the best place i have stayed bring it up to date and fumigate it and it will be ok.mind you the four lads next door were very impressed and said after a few beers they didnt mind what they slept with!!!!!!
Hated this hotel
This is by far one of the worst hotels i have stayed in.Stayed March 2006 as a member of Sunterra would only rate at 2star.There was no restaurant open,pools were shut if you wanted to use health club on sight you had to pay extra.We stayed in room705 block 1 the room is the only reason i would give it 2 stars,because that was clean and tidy,all the lifts were working when we stayed so being on the 7th floor did not matter,Had to check in at La Quinta about 250yards away and you could use facilities there.Very suprised that Sunterra are letting clients stay at Benal Beach because they sell you on 5 star accomadation
Really bad hotel
i went to the benal beach during new year we went up to our room and while we were walkin down the corrider a spainish came out and told us to be quiet we weret even noisey it moustly timeshares we got to our room unpacke our stuff and my daughter started to dry her hair the electricty kept on goin out so we askt he maids she siad it was a fault we packed our stuff up and moved it was the same AGAIN there were goin to move us again but we knew people who stayed at the bali so we went there bali is really good we didnt get our money back but this hotel is really dated and looks like its nees a good clean the reception is the only nice bit about it
Perfect for Hen weekend!
I originally booked in at a different hotel up the road, but due to problems there we were moved to Benal Beach. This hotel was closer to the beach and amenities in the resort, and was only 15 mins from the airport (20 euros for a cab is about right). We stayed in block 3 on the 6th floor. It was out of season so the pool and slides were empty, but the room was clean and pleasant, and considering we paid just over £20 for the 3 nights we stayed, it was fab. The hotel shops were shut, again because of the time of year, but if you are wanting somewhere to simply crash and get ready for nights out, then i would recommend this as a place to stay. 11 of us stayed there on a hen weekend and for this purpose it was fine, and we didnt get any complaints about the amount of noise we made either!! AND to top it off, the weather was fabulous, it was 26 degrees!!
block 1 room 1007.top floor,great views very clean,but very dated&shabby,only paid £20 a night so what do you expect.staff great,a smile,ola,por favor,gracias goes a long way. the park across the road is a great place to catch the last of the sun with a coffee after a long walk from torremolinos along the prom.hotel has no left luggage room.so if you have late flight you leave bags in front of reception desk!!!word of warning, look out for women on prom who try to force flowers in to your hands they are pickpockets!!!we cought them as they opened our bags!!they did'nt get anything...except a few bruises.
Not bad at all!
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Benal Beach Aug/sept 2005 for 10 nights and had a very pleasant trip. We were only 19 and it was our first trip abroad and we thoroughly enjoyed benal beach. I knew what to expect really because I'd read reviews and seen pictures but having been to spain lots of times this was by far a nice experience compared to some.
The shop downstairs is really handy..lots of cheap beer and everyday things (some items can be pricey though!) the bar was 2for1 7-8pm....which we didnt find out about til the end of our stay..THANK GOD!
Everything else is pretty much standard...we were self catering so I can't moan about food or service but everything was clean and safe.
The best thing was the pool! At first I thought it was cramped but if you hit it at the right time of day its really relaxing. There are 4 pools...one where the slides end up (very fun!!)..one for everyone, one for the kids and one with the poolbar..very refreshing beer!
The hotel is near the beach (never got round to spending a day there) and has a taxi rank which is handy. All the action is down by the marina which is a 30min walk or 5mins in taxi. We went to the local market which was just up the hill, the aquamrine dolphin park is next door and a massive park/lake is across the road...lovely turtles!...the best thing ofcourse was GIBRALTAR...a day there with coach journey and tour of the rock was 22euro...money well spent!
Benal Beach is great if you're expecting a 3*.....if you're expecting more, pay more.
Avoid at all costs
Myself and my boyfriend stayed at these apartments last summer and what a complete varce.
Firstly we were located on the top floor which was a pain as only one elevator worked which always seemed to occupy the first floor!!!!
The room i have to say was spacious but the house keep rarely came...when it did come towels were not changed and the bed linen was changed once...
As for the balcony....lovely view but nothing but pigeon droppings all over the place...when we arrived there was piles of it....disgusting..
everytime we had a shower the bottom of the bath leaked causing a huge puddle in the middle of the floor....
No tourists at all....didnt speak to any tourists at all as it seemed to be occupied by mainly spanish...
Pool i have to say was excellant and brilliant for kids....and the bar in the middle of the pool was great and equipped with a very nice bar man..
Forget about any activities...
Forget about talkin to any receptionist about taxis etc as they were never behind the desk and when they were didnt speak any english...
If you do decide to go to benalmadena tivoli world is a must see other than that thats the highlight as far as attractions go
Definitely will not be goin back....Good luck to anybody who decides to go here..
2* you must be kidding
Just returned JAN 1ST from these apts 1 WEEK STAY 6 DAYS TOO LONG,dirty room dirty hotel no maid no help from any staff if you could find anyone 1 good thing about benal beach apts NO MICE OR RATS SEEN ! COLONY OF CATS LIVING ON THE GROUNDS
Benal Beach Apartments - Mixed review
Stayed here at the Benal Beach Apartments. I booked this apartment through a company called Flamingo Rentals via the Internet but they are located in Benalmadena. The internet company was very efficient, returning my e mails promptly and e mailing photos of the apartment. The apartments they rent out are all privately owned.
The apartment we had was on the 10th floor of block 3, number 1007. It had one very large balcony with table, chairs and 2 loungers leading off the living room and a smaller balcony leading off the living room. The unfortunate thing with the big balcony is that it got the sun in the morning but not in the afternoon and it would have been nice to have sat on the balcony with the last of the sun.
Our apartment had a bathroom with a shower which I have to say could do with a new shower surround. The actual shower itself was very powerful with constant hot water but the cubicle was pretty gross, with black mold at the bottom.
The apartment, apart from the kitchen area and bathroom had recently been refurbished albeit very cheaply but it was clean. We had a bedroom with 2 single beds which we pushed together. The beds could have down with being renewed. We had plenty of wardrobe space and drawer space.
The kitchen was sufficient, with a two ring eletric hob, kettle, microwave and toaster. It was sufficient to prepare a breakfast and make a cup of tea etc. You could not prepare a proper meal. Lack of space and cooking facilities. One downside was that the frying pans were awful. Very very old and all the non stick coating had been rubbed off.
The actual front of the apartment was quite impressive, shame about the dirt lying around. They could not have cleaned the pavement leading up to the steps in an age.
There was a bar in the block but we never used it. Everytime we passed (night time) it had people in with young children running around. Bit like a Butlins camp. Not our cup of tea.
All in all the apartments were ok, and deserve their 2 star rating and for a price of £190 for 8 days I cannot complain as you pay for what you get. Having said that if I can afford something better next time I will not return to the Benal Beach Apartments.