Stayed from the 6th - 13th August. The hotel is on the outskirts of Benalmadena in a quiet location. Bus runs every 30mins to Benalmadena costing 1.80 euro's each. The Marina is lovely and 20 Euro's for 2 gets a lovely 1 hour boat trip with free drinks.
The Hotel is above average. We were first confused as you are given a swipe card instead of a wrist band for your all inclusive. The swipe card is also your room door entry card.
Tip. If you want anything over and above your all inclusive deal i.e say a Jack Daniels you will sign a receipt to be charged to your room so no sign no additional cost. You can even ask for a bottle of house wine with your meal at no cost, remember no sign no cost. The restaurant offers exceptional views on the 7th floor and one morning we seen the dolphins during breakfast. Comfortable lounge area on the 8th by reception. Food varies and caters for all, we enjoyed the lamb and steaks and all very hot. Loads of room with no waiting for tables, as soon as you sit down the waitress asks what you would like to drink during lunch and evening meals, I opted for the bottle of red wine at no charge. When we arrived we were told the hotel was fully booked and even though we paid for a superior with sea views we were given a room on the fourth floor with no sea view, we were told we will be moving the next day to a top room which they did and given a free safe for the week saving 20 Euro's.
Pool nice but busy and if you want a sun lounger on the beach is 9 euro's for 2 people.
Just be careful of the rocks in the sea i cut my feet on sharp rocks so if i was with kids i would get them wear sandals.
We only went to the entertainment twice, it's really only geared up for kids and not english.
After reading mixed reviews i would honestly say it's very good value especially when booked through jet2
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- The Playabonita Hotel enjoys a beachfront location, next to the pedestrianised seafront and 600 metres from Benalmadena train station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playabonita Hotel Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Hotel Playabonita