Holiday Village Hotel
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On the way we stopped at Mijas for a bit and than drove through the mountains to Marbella. The weather was rather strange, a lot if wind and temperatures of around 25 which is pretty cool for here at this time of year. We walked through the little streets of the old town which was real nice and walked down to the boulevard following the beach for a bit. But as the wind was to fresh we went back up and had some lunch on a little square before ...
... where there as well. I hadn't seen Mary for about 40 years so it was really great to see her again. What a nice family !! We had a great time chatting away and we past the afternoon till 6 pm on their terrace and than watched Germany beat France with 0-1 and at 10 pm Brazil winning with 2-1 agains Colombia. Andrea real happy !! :-) after that we celebrated Riet's birthday at 12:00. We stayed up having fun till 2 am and than went to bed. 5th ...
... strange – his friends and the shop assistant guided him through the lengthy process with animated discussion while we tried to look the other way.
That evening we were determined to have the huge meat kebabs that the 'chiringuitos' barbequed to perfection! Our restaurant was right on the beach – beautiful setting, beautiful weather!
... to park their wee yachts and the streets are full of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Merc’s, Beamers etc but THE car for me was a little old Fiat 500 Arbath... a gem.
Trish met an old chum and after a night on the tiles, the balcony is tiled as is most of the apartment....didn’t I mention that.... we decided to “drop Gra home” this meant calling into the “White Towns” in the hills outside ...
Phew! We're exhausted! We're just back from our first real hike in the Sierra mountains above the village of Mijas Pueblo. For our first jaunt out, we'd decided on the red trail, supposedly the easy one - just 2 hours long. We climbed up to the hermitage/church which had been used as a home for old Carmelite monks, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Village Hotel Benalmadena
We went to this hotel for two weeks between 25th March - 8th April. We had read the reviews previously, and going self catering thought we new what to expect. The on site shop is, as previously described, hideously expensive. However, we did think that it may be possible to get some form of decent food in one of the restaraunts on site. This turned out to be mainly slops - we were thouroughly shocked at the low standard of food.
This hotel has a four star rating but believe me it's certainly not a four star hotel it's more like a three star , please read my full review it's worth it. I will tell you the good points first. All the staff are pleasent and helpful. The rooms are excellent and the the hotel is generally lovely and clean.The main piano bar is nice and friendly.The pool area is nice there are two pool areas one is on the other side of the road and access to it is over a bridge although we didn't go there as my gilfriend and her son suffer from vertigo and the trip over the bridge was a bridge to far. Now the bad points...
Hotel accomodation was very good with a decent kitchen containing kettle,microwave and hob. Small lounge area and large bedroom. It was extremely windy when we visited and inside the hotel in the area where all the entertainment,bars and restaurant are located the air-con was on full! It was so cold everyone was well wrapped up with coats and trousers. It mean't not spending time in the bars and going back to the hotel room early to get warm. Everyone was complaining and we were told by the rep that a management meeting had been held and they were trying to turn the air con off as it was on some sort of programme that couldn't be altered???!!!
Just came back from the holiday village 2 adults +1 child aged 11 we booked self catering as ive a special diet , this complex is great for A/L but not for s/c as shop very expensive and limited in supplies . We could have up graded to A/L at 42 euro per person per night making another 1106 euro for the week as we dont like to be restricted to the hotel and like to go on day trips this we desided was not for us. the weather was bitterly cold and we only had 2 half days of sun shine. there was'nt much to do in the hotel and some of the kiddy club night i had to pay 5 euros for per night they had a craft night and chocloate night these things you pay for if they attend . Also if you go out of the hotel take your room card with you as you will be asked for this to allow you back in through the security gate . and friends are not allowed in to visit you they have to remain outside . We also found that it was much cheaper if you booked your trips in town and not at the welcome party in the hotel as Gibralta was 11 euro per person cheaper in benamedina than through first choice . We definatley would'nt go back there . in the last 12years we've taken 14 holidays in different contries this was the worse
We visited the Holiday Village in September 2006, and it was so good that we've just booked to go back again at the end of April.
Holiday Village is the place to go with the kids! ! !
It is a very friendly place to go staff and holiday makers, the rooms are lovely and very clean. The food is nice and the choice of visiting the two restaurants is great too They have an Irish bar for those who want to carry the night on after the family room or you can relax with a night cap in the piano bar. The entertainment staff are brilliant not forgetting Bingo Bobby!
The pool areas are great especially as you have a choice of pools and there are always plenty of sun loungers no need to set your alarm clocks like some! yeah its true they do shut them down maybe once per day but it is only for hygene reasons which who should complain about that!
You have to go its great!
We visited this hotel in May 2005 and it had only just recently opened so lots of problems. We decided to go back this year to see if it had improved any. Well the answer is, yes it has, we requested the room we had in 05, room 520 overlooking the Stupa 'Buddhist temple' which is stunning when lit up at night [--] We were asked to wait for a while and they would see what they could do, The receptionist apologised they could not give us room 520 but had to give us 521 instead, how's that for service. The bar had sufficient staff to cope this year and were friendly and polite and Ramon did his usual dancing around the bar. The food was extremely good, this was also the case in 05 and the waiting staff very friendly. The room was very clean and the view spectacular. All in all I would recommend this hotel and will definitely go back again as it's such good value for money. The only downfall is its location you can walk into Fuengirola but it is a bit of a trek not a problem for us who like to walk off all that food! Benal you cannot walk to as the road runs out but the bus stop for both locations is right outside the hotel and its only costs a couple of Euro's each way.
Accom excellent, but location out of the way
Overall the room was of an excellent standard. Very spacious, clean and tidy as was the hotel. Plenty of choices of pools and things to do for kids. Night time entertainement could have been better for adults. we were S/C so found drinks and food a little expensive. The supermarket in the complex is very expensive. Location is a taxi ride of €12 to either Fungerola or Benalmadena. You are in the middle of nowhere with regards pubs or restaurants.