We arrived at the hotel and were checked in early and upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite - really kind of the hotel but it was not what we wanted - the 2 bedroom suite had a full sea view, some road noise and most importantly for us the sun set was not visible and there was no sun on the balcony after 3pm. The room was also very dusty - but more of that later. The hotel was busy as there was a big party and they could not move us to a suite with a pool and side sea view until the next day - but the staff were happy to do this and we moved the next day....much quieter room with warm sun on the balcony until 9pm.
Back to the dust - the hotel is very modern. Lots of glass and chrome. The cleaning was not adequate - the surfaces were wiped with a cloth rather than being polished. The hotel would be very hard to keep shiny and clean but why design something that you cannot maintain.
We stayed for 5 nights in total and the last 4 days were very quiet at the hotel. It was low season so the pool bar was not open - except for the party on the first night - for the rest of our stay the debris from the party littered the pool area - I guess it was no ones job to clean it??
Breakfast was continental and adequate - I would say the hotel wanted to limit wasted food so small quantities were put out at a time - leaving plates empty if you arrived at the wrong time. Great coffee and fresh orange juice and most mornings nice croissants and rolls - bit of a shortage of cornflakes one morning!
You will need a car - the hotel is on a large complex called Holiday World and it takes 13 mins to walk to the gate to get out of the complex. Local buses do run into Benalmadena and Fungerolia but they stop running about 8pm - a cab cost us 15euros
The hotel is probably too classy for its location and we were disappointed it was not adult only
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Hydros Hotel Benalmadena
- Holiday Hydros Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain