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Vista de Rey
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Guadalmedina s/n | Urbanizacion Torremuelle, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain   |  
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Ranked #31 of 48 hotels in Benalmadena
lymm cheshire
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“Excellent 6 day stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Returned a few days ago from Vista de Rey Torremuelle and really enjoyed our 6 day stay.We found the staff excellent nothing was too much trouble, the Manager was extremely helpful as were all Reception staff..
We had superb room 321 and were very lucky to be allocated this and thanked them very much..All corner rooms have 2 balconies which makes these rooms slightly bigger and lighter..There are lifts to the top floor so you dont have to climb the stairs every time. The only comment would be the walls were a bit thin but that also depended on who your neighbours are as does most hotels
We travelled by train from Malaga Airport to Torremuelle - the hotel a few yards from the station. We used the train every day and went to different beach areas and enjoyed the Tapas Bars in different areas - one being Los Boliches on the train line before Fuengirola. This was very pleasant and much quieter than Fuengirola. If you get the local paper from Reception it tells you about local areas and different Restaurants etc. We used the local Restaurant La Lucena which we found excellent for Tapas and larger meals too. The local Supermarket was useful for odd shopping and was down the hill but a drag coming back We found cutting across the waste land was quicker and not so steep..
The hotel pool was good though was cool hadnt warmed up very much, there were sunbeds but we tended to go out, we like the beaches better.
Overall it was an excellent week and i would definitely recommend it to other people.

Room Tip: Corner rooms 321 was good
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

a group of 12 adults travelled to these apartments on 26th of june for a week the apartments are really nice very well maintained and the staff are very friendly and helpful me and my partner travelled alone earlier in the day than the rest of the group and made the mistake of booking a return transfer [30 euro ] then discovered that the train leaves from Malaga airport and leaves you directly outside the hotel for 1.90 euro per person a lot cheaper and a lot faster this hotel would be perfect for anyone renting a car for the week and looking for a quiet base for us it was a bit too remote although you could get a train to benalmadena fuengerolia or torremelinos from outside the door 1.70 per person each way we had a great week and loved the hotel but probably wouldn't sray there again because of the distance from everything there is a big british supermarket 5 minutes from the hotel and a lovely little bar [ le chique] plus a beautiful resteraunt close by too but that's it if booking you will love your stay here but be aware of how far it is from the actual resort thanks again to the staff in the hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed in the Vista de Rey for a week on 7th May we got the train from Malaga to Torremuelle which was aprox 1.90 euro we found it fast and much better & cheaper than other transfers the train stops about 100 yards in front of the hotel (don’t worry they are extremely quiet ) arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a young receptionist who I found much friendlier than the other Larger woman we were asked to wait to ensure our room was ready as we did arrive at about 11am we were then given room 316 the room was Open plan &spotless and had a comfy sofa 2 comfy beds a flat screen TV (which we didn’t bother using) The bathroom was clean and modern but did have a bit of a wobbly showerhead the Kitchen was modern and clean with clear instructions on how to use the new electric hob there is a full size larder fridge and we had everything we needed if we wanted to cook a full meal i.e. utensils pots & pans / cutlery there is not much to do in the hotel (due to it being early season)the pool is small but ok as so is the hotel there is a option to have breakfast in the hotel in lower ground floor but we never tried this there is a local supermarket down a hill to the rear of the hotel which is very expensive its cheaper to jump train 1 stop to benalmadena and go the Mercadona shop with the convenience of the train we went to torromolinos for a day / night out which was great with lots of lovely places to eat I found it much nicer than fuengirola which was more town / city like with lots of traffic to get to the seafront of Benalmadena we walked (mainly downhill) took about 1 hour & half (stopping for a drink on route) there is a nice Indian restaurant called The Mint Leaf and rather reasonable too we tried a bar called Buzbys which was run by Mad Terry (from a group called black lace ???) apparently a voice impersonator of singers (sorry I didn’t recognise one voice or recall the group he was in back in the day ) needless to say we didn’t stay long !! don’t be fooled by the girl on the corner called Dion giving out scratch cards not surprising we won 1st prize but she tried to get us to spend a whole morning looking around the Sunset beach club (which she said was being promoted by low-cost airlines for s/c holidays) she said we would get a 1000 euro for this 1st prize I told her we would go on the day before we leave but checked on internet for this SCAM and as I thought the good old timeshare reps are at it again all she wanted was her 50 euro for us to be dragged around this hotel SORRY DION no 50 euro for you ….lol …. all in all IWOULD go back to the vista de rey for a peaceful week its not ideal for kids or people with walking difficulties though

Room Tip: Upper floor have balcony suntrap room 316
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This hotel is right in front of the train that runs up and down the coast to Malaga so that is really handy. The room was fine with a little kitchen and also heater and air conditioning. There was a pool for warmer months and the staff was fantastic. The economy is bad in Spain so remember to tip the staff from time to time as they really appreciate that kindness and consideration. You can get to the hotel directly by train from the airport which is so great. There is a grocery store nearby and beaches up and down the coast. The price was the very best I saw on the coast.

Room Tip: Rooms on first level get more sun.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Just returned from the Vista De Rey, nice clean hotel, helpful receptionist the nearest beech is approx 10 mins walk there are some local bars close by with good prices for beers and wines i didn't like the local supermarket next to the british college the staff followed you around acting like we were shoplifters so we went to the supermarket next to the beech the train service is excellent every 20 mins 1.70 euro's per journey the bus service is also good 1.50 euro per journey there are some british channels but you do need the remote control ask the receptionist and they will show you how to get the channels. Be aware that it is not in Banalmadena so you cant walk to the centre also the location is quite steep if you want a no fuss quiet location then this is the place for you i would recommend

Room Tip: ask for room 301 it has two balconies and fantastic views
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed at the Vista de Rey for 8 days in mid May. It's about a half hour drive from the airport and is right outside the Torremuele railway station. Don't worry, as the trains are electric and virtually silent! The hotel is a five minute walk from the small beach- the whole coastline is a mix intermittently sandy and pebbled coves- it's also at the top of a hill, with a couple of nearby small mini-market shops, which had handy opening times.

Our room was a self catering apartment and we managed to cook easily with the two hobs and microwave, kettle and toaster.The fridge had a decently sized freezer, enough to cool two bottles of wine quickly!

The whole room looked quite newly decorated and was clean and tidy. The beds were very comfy and the cleaner came twice during our stay and did a thorough job. There was plenty of crockery, though if you like a big mug of tea/coffee of a morning you'd be advised to take your own cup. I'd also take a corkscrew if you can, as none of the rooms seemed to have one in, but the ever helpful receptionist uncorked bottles of wine for us without a fuss.

The bathroom was also newly decorated and hot water was very hot and plentiful whatever time of day. Our balcony got sun of a morning, and was shaded in the evening, so we ate al fresco.

My partner tried the small-ish pool and we did a fair bit of lounging round beside it. There was a bar of sorts, and a lot of people sat out during the evening, but we didn't sample it, or see anyone having the breakfast offered as most supermarket beers, wines and spirits in Spain are inexpensive compared to the UK.

There is an underground car parking facility at an extra 4 euros per day, along with the air conditioning and safe. We didn't bother as most locals seem to park in the street without a problem. There was a nice flat screen TV in our room, but again, it offers only Spanish language viewing.

We very much liked the Vista de Rey as it was out of the way, though if you are expecting loads to do nearby, then perhaps this isn't the place for you. Minor gripes aside with the cutlery, we couldn't recommend it enough, if you're after a quiet self catering break.

Room Tip: Rooms on the left get sun during the evening- on the right during the day.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Stayed here end of April to 9th of May this Hotel is an excellent base as you have Train right outside and bus is 5 minutes downhill.There is a supermarket owned by Andy who is a great guy and the prices are cheap no matter what you have read , as he has to import a lot of goods that we Brits want. I ran out of wine one nyt and Andy gave me another bottle free of charge which was very kind of him. His staff are lovely girls too and very friendly. If you have walking difficulties this Hotel could pose a problem as it is up a very steep hill although you do have train most of the stops would require a longish walk downhill to most locations apart from Arroy de Meil which is the next stop towards Torremolinos. If you are staying here dont book transfers as Train runs from Airport right to the front door for €1.90 and takes about 20 minutes. The hotel staff are nice except for one lady and the owner is a lovely man they even let us check out two hours late as we had an evening flight although i would like to say i think a 10.00 am check out time is a bit unfair as you csnt check in to 4.00pm. The rooms are comfortable but the cleaner misses the dust on floor and a lot of people noticed this but it wasnt a big issue to us as you can stay here for a very good price but that is probably down to its location. Before you jump into a Taxi check price as the Taxi men are con artists even the Spanish dont like them i had a couple of arguments with them and then i just stopped using them as they rip you off. They even have a holiday rate for us Brits ! If they charged a fair rate they would be busy all the time but they are that thick they would rather charge extortanate rates and sit about doing nothing as very few people use them. All in all a great holiday food great and drink cheap , depending on what you drink. Would stay at this Hotel again no problem but di be aware it is out of the road but you can get anywere on the transport.
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  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Vista De Rey Hotel
Vista De Rey Benalmadena
Vista De Rey Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Address: C/ Guadalmedina s/n | Urbanizacion Torremuelle, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 48 hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista de Rey 3*
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