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“Hotel is 4* but the location isn't the best.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel & Spa Benalmadena Palace
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Camino de Gilabert s/n, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain   |  
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Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Benalmadena
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Hotel is 4* but the location isn't the best.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Advantages:

1. Massive Hotel
2. Great Food
3. Lifts and a shop in the hotel.
4. Restaurant and Pub in the hotel with live shows every night(very entertaining)
5. two very nice swimming pools.
6. Gym
7. Games room, great for the teenagers.
8. Beach is 200M away.
9. Staff are very nice.

Disadvantages:

1. Hotel is on top of a hill
2. Internet is a rip off
3. Very Expensive food and games room.

There is a zoo, waterpark, crocodile park, dolphin shows nearby.
If staying at Benalmadena Palace you can also get a free trip to either NERGA OR JIBRALTAR, you only have to sit through a 60 minute presentation.

The hotel has a Thomas Cook REP called Terry, he's great.

Overall the hotel is great, so is the location, but the downside is that the hotel is on top of a hill. but overall 4 stars.

"Rocio" is a very nice staff member, who deals with the games and archery/air rifle activites all free of charge. There are activites every day.


I visited: 3-10 April 2011

Good Value
2. The pool machine steals your money sometimes.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the 3rd floor, in the middle and nice pool view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We're just back from a week at the Benalmadena Palace, Spain. The hotel is superb for families. Rooms were spacious and quiet (and I was nervous because we were placed on the 4th floor which I'd read reviews of here as noisy), reception staff were very helpful, restaurant staff were lovely and the Kids Club staff were outstanding. There was so much for our little girl to do, she didn't want to come home. The food in the hotel was so delicious, and had such variety, that we decided to upgrade to half board on the second day, and it was the best decision we made. Excellent value for money.

The only negative aspect of this hotel is the steep hill leading up to it, but as has been mentioned in other reviews, you can cut this short by entering and leaving through the car park.

Big big big thank you to the Kids Club staff, Nadia, Sandra and Tadeo who put on a fantastic mini-disco every night for the kiddies. They made the holiday for our little girl, and so, for us. I'd highly recommend this hotel for anyone with children and will be returning next year.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This hotel was by far the best hotel i ever stayed in.

The Staff are so friendly and they do so much with the kids and there is also entertainment every night.

The rooms was cleaned every day and fresh towels.

Buffet in hotel was absolutely incredible and well worth the €15.

On arrival at the hotel we were greeted with a warm welcome and in our room were sweets and a bottle of water. This was a great touch.

BEST HOTEL EVER!

Room Tip: Sea view was lovely & Also the view at the back looking onto the hill.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Just returned from four night stay at the Benalmadena Palace Hotel. Found all hotel staff very helpful especially Trevor on reception. Food ( Half board ) was excellent with a good choice every day. Facilities were very good but the room although clean was a bit tired. we stayed in a studio but from talking to others it seems apartments may be better. The hotel is situated on a very steep hill although there is an entrance at the back which is not so steep but this is shut after eight P.M. Good views from balconies both at front and back. Hotel is situated quite a long way from the marina shops and station. Taxi from station seven euros. Train fare from airport one euro eighty per person. Enjoyed stay.

Room Tip: Good views of sea on pool side of building.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Just back from benalmadena. Hill is not bad take a short cut thru the car park. Maxi supermarket is beside hotel. Short cut is by the path by the tennis courts. Apartments are small but very clean. Kids club staff great thanks a mill Sandra and Laura. Entertainment tad was great with bingo and karoke. The're is entertainment every nite the best was Whitney and Motown tribute on Wednesday night. The indoor pool was great bonus as the outdoor pool was cold. Definitely recommend this hotel for family's. The only thing is the marina is about 30 min walk away. Lookin forward to goin back next year. Thanks again to tad,Laura,Sandra for a great holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Stayed for seven nights on 15 05 2013 first time at this hotel
very nice hotel staff all very polite & helpfull.
N'ice pool area & indoor pool this is a hotel mainly for families with young children,
Not suitable for people with walking problems as it is situated on a very steep incline.
They have a kids club from 10.30 am till 4pm and the girls that look after the kids really look after them,no need to worry any problems and they contact you immediatly.
I can really recommend the girls that take care of them laura sandra nadia .
we will certainly use this hotel again with my daughter her partner & grandaughter,
A special thank you to the girls from paco & sophie not much entertainment for adults but what there was very good. frank l

Room Tip: we were in room 101 on the first floor overlooking the snack bar & pool area no noise at all...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I stayed for 10 days in may, hotel rooms were nothing special but clean and tidy so can't complain there. Meals were decent enough, was full board and always found something to eat. However juice was provided with breakfast but no drinks provided with lunch or evening meal so we ended up buying cokes which added to costs, being full board and spending as much as we did. Would of been nice if they provided squash or something for free with the option of buying drinks like coke, lemonade etc. Always something to do for kids in hotel, kids club was good, kids really enjoyed and were never board, staff really friendly and evening entertainment good also. A few noise drunks in room down corridor on last few nights but had that a lot in low cost hotels! I think I will be going back to this hotel next year!

Room Tip: Get a pool view room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Camino de Gilabert s/n, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Benalmadena
#3 Best Value Hotel in Benalmadena
#6 Family Hotel in Benalmadena
#6 Luxury Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel & Spa Benalmadena Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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