Holiday Village Hotel
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... strop after our first stop at the reservoir because we were meant to get Breakfast at our first stop! But due to the language barrier we had our breakfast on the last stop at the citrus farm! Bit tricky!, we had freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade bread with fresh marmalade and a pork terrine spread. Was yummy even if it was 1pm! The orchard owner was a real character, had an old vest on like Craig's Drizabone ...
... it will be easier to traverse across the right hand side. Neither is particularly attractive and progress is now at a snail's pace. It's becoming a choice between stretching across large limestone steps (while balanced precariously on one foot on top of a knife-edge piece of rock), or taking a slightly lower route which is obstructed with prickly bushes and small trees, mostly holly oak, at any and every point where you want to put your feet. Slowly the ...
... br> I mentioned I packed quickly to get my luggage set out on purpose as an excuse for inadvertently leaving my iPad and Kindle on board! I left them sitting right next to the TV. Luckily, the cruise line has them in Lost and Found and once the ship is back in port in Barcelona, they'll be shipped to me. I guess I really am lucky! Who needs that extra $3K. You can't take it with you! ...
... br> We stayed on the bus past the circles with beautiful fountains and statues, old forts and mansions, shiny new marble buildings, and numerous parks with trees and shrubbery of all species and textures. This was my favorite city so far on the cruise. We walked back through the parks after shopping, and of course coffee!
I think I'm finally getting better at ordering coffee.
On our walk back to catch our tour ...
... for a low price. €13.95 (nz$23, £11.50) for two courses, and the food is superb- reminded us of London’s Ivy restaurant for the ability to do the best of British cooking superbly and at a reasonable price. Perfect examples were my very different corned beef hash with a poached egg, served on spinach in a little frying pan, followed by perfectly cooked pork belly topped with ...
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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.