This is a nice hotel but a little bit of a walk to the shops and restaurants. The staff was great, friendly and helpful. On-site parking and a great breakfast buffet for the money. If you are a light sleeper, this may not be the hotel for you. I stayed on the 11th floor and could hear people talking from the other end of the hallway because there is no carpet in the hallways to absorb sound.
We had a four night stay in February which far exceeded our expectations. Close to the beaches and restaurants and bus stop opposite, for us it was ideally placed. We walked from the hotel to the Marina in 20 minutes - a flat walk along a promenade lined with restaurants catering for all tastes. Our room was spacious with a lovely sea view and well appointed balcony.
The indoor pool, though we didn't use it, was a good size and had hot tub and disabled access to pool. The on site restaurant was being refurbished so we can't comment on the food but the situation, next to the pool and reception was ideal. There is also a small supermarket attached to the hotel.
The staff were, without exception, friendly and always pleased to help.
It is one of the most comfortable hotels we have stayed in and one we intend to revisit.
This is one,if not the best hotel i have stayed in.However it loses the top mark due to it`s accessibility.It is neither children or older generation practical due to the hill you have to get up to get to it.Although both Torremuelle & Carvajal train stations can be walked to the hotel,it is definitely not advisable especially with children or luggage.Furthermore we found taxis scarce..We were there 4 nights.3 of those nights we had to walk back after going out and up the hill,as no taxis came by.It is definitely an all inclusive hotel,unless you either want to keep fit or you have a car.That said and done,it is a lovely hotel,with staff who are very friendly and very helpful.I have some beautiful pictures from the room with the view i had overlooking the sea.Would like to go back again but would ensure i sorted out getting to and from the hotel.Very nice though
Easy to find near beach. We found free parking on road as it was off season (November). 4 star but we did not eat there. We used kitchen facilty in room a lot. Supermarket nearby for cheap but nice Rioja wine. Staff were always friendly and helpful. I printed my Ryanair return boarding passes courtesy of the hotel staff. I booked a double but did not realise it was for single beds. I booked in a rush but did not recall an option to say we needed a double bed for me and my wife.
I did use the pool once for a refreshing November swim but the sun was still warm enough in November for me to doze off in a sun chair amongst a number of beached whales.
Quiet (we went in February) 2 mins to the beach which was almost desserted and only 30 mins to the marina with a lot of bars and restaurants. Several local bars and restaurants within 5 mins walk and local buses cheap and frequent (get a travel card from the local tobac shop for €1.80 and just top up as and when you need it). Seafront is flat but quite hilly if going up into town where a lot of the shops and more restaurants are located. Overall very nice place but a lot of attractions and places closed during low season but worth a visit to the butterfly park which is open all year as is the crocodile park in Torremolinos.
Benalmadena divides into two discrete parts: five kilometres inland is the original quiet, traditional, whitewashed village; on the coast is the new seaside resort of Benalmadena Costa, featuring a lively glitzy marina. The latter adjoins the less frenetic end of Torremolinos, with its sandy beaches, myriad family attractions and good water sports facilities.