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Imogen and I had also purchased a football (soccer) guernsey for the Barcelona team which we noted along the trip that he wanted. To source the correct size we had told him in Barcelona that I would be buying one for my brother who was a similar size to him ;).
All packed up i was feeling a mix of excitement and nostalgia, it would be strange to travel on without Ruben and Mette who I had been with for 3.5 weeks.
... sorry.. We got given a big fury jacket and chucked into the ice room. It was pretty funny, quite small, a cooler with an extra room pretty much haha. Wasn't too cold, had to wait awhile for drinks, the guy was in no rush to serve anyone, he was mostly busy mopping the floor. Finally got a "cocktail" each and our shot. Weren't too bad, no ice cups tho. Just paper Pepsi ones haha. We drank those drinks then lined up for the next ones, I had no idea what the guy was saying to me but ...
... it is just the same. The streets are packed with people drinking and chatting. A large portion of these people are under 18; it's easy to get away with underage drinking at feria. You turn down an alleyway to find a young couple making out. 5 metres away, there is a drunk guy ******* against the wall. By the early afternoon, the streets are lined with filth, **** and rubbish. ...
... kind of way. Parts of me are slightly envious of this way of life. In another life I could have been a hippy..... as it is, I lead a normal existence with a nomadic hippy slant on occasion.The Garganta del Chorro with Rio Guadelhorce flowing below is an awesome sight. The gorge itself it 4 km long, up to 400m deep and as little as 10 metres wide. The gorge is famous for the Camino del Rey, a 1 metre wide boardwalk built into the cliff edges. It closed in 2000 after a ...
... for Northern Europeans, but I don’t see any outsiders here in town. It’s really an inspiring sight to see such a beautiful ancient village being preserved by the locals, for the locals.
I don’t usually get audiences for my park bench concerts in these rural areas, but after playing a song, a couple ladies chatting in front of their house some 40 yards away applaud… so I guess that could count as having an “audience, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Las Arenas Hotel Benalmadena
Just returned from a week's stay at Las Arenas. Haven't done the "package" thing for a while so did not know what to expect.
I and four other mature mixed group have just returned after a wonderful week at the Las Arenas. The hotel is well positioned, directly opposite the beach with all amenities, shops bars etc very close by. The accomodation is to a high standard, everything you would expect from a four star hotel. The hotel was completely refurbished in 2004 and is kept up to a very high standard of cleanliness. The food is very good and varied, buffet style. Every department of this hotel, including the attitude of the staff is very friendly and very professional. The weather was very kind to us, which was an added bonus. We only had one critisism, that was the entertainment, only really aimed at the local needs. Having said that it no way spoiled our holiday.
Have just returned from a short 5 night beak at this hotel. Can only agree with the comments from other reviews. Hotel was first class, very clean, good food and friendly staff who were there to help if required.Rooms are of a good size of good standard, cleaned everyday, towels changed each day with bedding changed after two days. The only problem with the hotel would be if you wanted to spend the day by the pool. Due to the position of the pool, it gets very little sun and by noon gets no sun at all, even the area set aside for sun loungers, has limited sun shine in the afternoon.However the beach is directly over the road (Main Road)so this did not seem to be a big problem.
We stayed at this hotel over the New Year for 5 nights. Its a very clean Hotel opposite a lovely beach and within good walking distance to the fantastic Marina. You can get a bus about 300 metres along the road into Fuengirola for only just over 1 euro. There was only one bad point about this hotel that even though the waiters were very friendly the food in the Restaurant was only just fair, it was nearly always lukewarm at breakfast and dinner, so we ate out in Fuengirola quite a bit. There are a few nearby places to eat if you like English themed places, recommend going to Sopranos restaurant in Benamadena Pueblo..about 7 euros by taxi, worth it, lovely small old village.
All in all, good value and the rooms were very clean, modern and comfortable.
I've spent 4 wonderful days in Las Arenas with my husband when travelling to the city because of a wedding. The hotel is certainly worth the money:
spent a week at the Las Arenas (6 - 13th july 05 ) and found the hotel to be good value for money with one of the quietest air con units ever. The food was reasonable but if you wanted a change then cross the road outside the hotel, turn left go down the steps any there are a row of restaurants overlooking the beach which are well worth a visit.
Nearly four star
Had an enjoyable two weeks at this Three Star plus hotel.
Good quality rooms, food and very pleasant and attentive staff.
The pool area is adequate but lacks towels for the guests and could be improved by the introduction of a poolside bar and cafe.
All in all a good place to visit and value for money.
Excellent 4* Hotel
We have just returned from the Las Arenas Hotel, Benalmadena. This is an excellen 4* Hotel, clean, friendly and the food is first class. Service is second to none and the hotel is situated just over the road from the beach. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Excellent situated near the beach about 20mins walk from the Marina
via the promenade,
and to the Railway station (uphill); very good Hotel facilites.
One point however- if one is booked to a single room it may be too small,
especially the bathroom (no bath only a shower) so ask for a double room.
Exelent hotel,very clean and friendly.
Hotel las arenas has good facilities and is very friendly especially for young families. I would highly reccomend this hotel to anyone who wishes to enjoy a fabulous holiday by the sea, right oposite the beach it has very high standard rooms and excellent food. The staff are very friendly and some of the views from the higher rooms are great, it has a swimming pool and bar, a patio and a restuarant/living area.However when we were there there was no evening entertainment.The pool is never crowded so you can enjoy a swim with apool nearly entirely to yourself.