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Benal Beach Complex
1.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Av de Rafael Alcaide | Apartamentos Benal Beach 2-215, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain   |  
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Would go back to benal beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We have just returned from benal beach, the pools were great for the 3 kids, the big slide closed the last couple of days we was there though, but having other pools didn't spoil it. The apartment we was on was the 10th floor over looking the pool, aircon never worked so it was very hot at nite which was a pain. the only thing that was dissapointing was NO enterainment what so ever at nite which was one of the reasons i booked the apartment so it kept the kids entertained at night, so the website we booked with really needs to update it, as there hasn't been entertainment for some time. All in all i would definately go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We have just returned from a two week stay in Benalmadena. The first week we spent at the Benal Beach complex in a ROC apartment. It was amazing! The only slight downside was it was right next to the lifts so was sometimes noisy at night.

The apartment must have been recently refurbished as it was top class. We had an excellent washing machine and dishwasher, a proper oven and hob, microwave and toaster. All the cutlery and crockery looked new and clean and there was plenty of it. The living area had a comfy sofa, an iPod dock, DVD player and flat screen TV that showed UK channels, a table and four chairs. In the bedroom we had another flat screen TV and iPod dock/alarm clock. There was plenty of wardrobe space and the bed was super comfy (and proper pillows not those horrible sausage shaped things!). The bathroom was clean and modern. The patio doors in the bedroom and living room had fly screens and lovely voile curtains as well as proper curtains and we had an amazing sea view. Best of all we had remote controlled air con which was great. ROC didn't charge us for electricty which was a bonus. Just a note of warning, the reception for ROC is at Pubelo Quinta which isn't too far away but don't bother asking the reception at Benal Beach for anything as they can't or won't help.

The gardens at BB and the pool area are excellent but very busy. I didn't see any chickens in the garden and the tribe of cats that live at BB were only out at night and all very friendly and healthy looking (the kittens were seriously cute). The restaurant looked good but we didn't use it. The apartments blocks are huge but it isn't hard to find your way around.

All in all we had a great week here and I would not hesitate to return.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Arrived & the staff were really rude & our rooms were not ready & we were told to come back at 2pm.The room was like a sauna & had no aircon. we had to rent a fan for €50.We were giving a ground floor apartment after requesting a beach view room.very noisy at night.noisy spanish!room very basic but was first time staying in a studio.Kitchen was small with two rings, a broken pot &one fork!Spent every day at the beach which was lovely.had one day at the pool were you had to pay €3 a bed which i thought was crazy.pool area crawling with chickens hens etc.Recommend to go marina for dinner to SAKURA chinese and the ANGUS steakhouse.I would not recommend anyone to go here unless its a private booking.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This was our 8th year at Benal Beach and again had an amazing time, this year 8 of our friends came with us and they all want to come with us again in 2013, all of our apartments were good although reading other reviews on here it does seem to depend on who you book with to how good your apartment is, we stayed with Diamond Resorts and our friends booked with private owners via the internet. The pool area is fantastic and you never have trouble finding somewhere to sit as the grass area is so fast, there is a great pool bar which gets very lively with the spanish on a fri and sat evening, the majority of the people there are spanish as alot own some of the apartments but we have always found them to be very friendly, it is not the place to stay if you want a really quite holiday, but it is great for families.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The apartments were adequate, clean, albeit shower went all over bathroom floor. Facilities, pools, bars, etc were fine, the big drawback was the staff, they were unhelpful, surly and at times down right rude. I was waiting for a package to be delivered and they could not have been more unhelpful. A lesson in customer service would make the world of difference in this place.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed for one weekin July.we are a family with 3 children 7 ,10 ,13.They had a brilliant time.A beautiful resort with fabulous pools & gardens.lovely family atmosphere with little animals popping up now & again- of course kids LOVED this.A great place for family holiday.we booked private from owner .apt was lovely & clean.we will return.(midlands Ireland)

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Where to start.We had a one bedroom apt, with our 2 teenage kids, 15 and 13. The apt wasnt too bad basic but clean. We where in block 4 which meant we had to go down in a lift ,outside , along a path and up in a lift,just to get to our apt. This proved to be a pain but the view from our balcony over the beach was worth it,only you had to stand up to see the view because of the wall.Main complaint about the apt, no air con!!!!!.Hardly had any sleep the 9 nights we where there as it was so hot. Also no toaster,Ido like my toast in the morning.There was no way you could cook a meal here, 2 electric rings that was it, very small kitchen area.fortunatly I dont cook when i,m away. We did go to reception to ask for a fan, but they said they did,nt have any. The pools are great, sunlounger,s if you want them. 3 euros each per day. If you want to get a perticular speck around the pool you have to queue up about 9.45 with your pool pass and at 10 when it opens , run like hell to get your space. It does get very busy around the pool, mainly spanish, who aren,t the friendliest of people. they can,t talk , they shout. Nothing going on for the kids, they got a bit bored after a few days. More suited for younger kids. The food at the snack bar is very nice and reasonable. All in all not bad, could do better. I would not stay here again. There are much nicer and friendlier places to stay, try sunset beach, we have stayed there and really liked it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av de Rafael Alcaide | Apartamentos Benal Beach 2-215, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Benal Beach Complex 1*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BENAL BEACH APARTMENTS The privileged location of Benal Beach in one of the most beautiful holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol, Benalmadena Costa, make it a symbol for this beautiful city and one of the most stunning resorts of the Costa del Sol and Spain. Communication: It is well connected by National Highways, Roads, Port and Airport, this city has commuter train station located 500 m. Benal Beach complex, this train runs daily coastline of the Costa del Sol from the railway station of the city of Malaga to Fuengirola stopping at all intermediate cities included its airport, the grand Plaza Mayor Shopping Park and back to Malaga 7.00 hours to 23.00 hours with a frequency of about 30 minutes in both directions, there are bus stops within 50 m of Benal Beach with free anywhere you want to move and there is also a taxi stand right next to the door entrance to Benal Beach Complex. Location: Benal Beach is located 12 Km. From Malaga and 10 Km. From the airport, so it is walking about 15 minutes from Puerto Marina (Benalmadena) and the center of Arroyo de la Miel, just opposite the resort is the immense " Parque La Paloma "with over 200,000 square meters long, where a variety of species of domestic animals live in complete freedom to delight children and adults, a wonderful place where you can enjoy pleasant and relaxing walks through this huge park. Contrasting with this environment forest nature, we have the distance to the beach is only 100 m. where activities are obviously very different, you can choose how, when and where to enjoy your time. Benal Beach has within its walls over 15,000 m² of gardens and artificial lakes, four spectacular pools communicated all through exciting slides that create an aquatic park of 2000 m² of water surface, including a separate pool for children small. Services at Benal Beach: 24 Hour Reception, Bar-Hawaiian (summer), optional sunbeds and mattresses, cafe-restaurant, self-service, game room, mini supermarket, Internet zone optional payment, private security, video surveillance, etc. The facilities are Gymnasium Athens is one of the gyms at greater length and relevance of the Costa del Sol, with a spacious spa with heated pool, jacuzzi, squash, sauna, steam room, fitness room, massage, relaxation etc. All this gym services are optional and particularly management (often make special prices for residents and tenants in the complex). ... more   less 
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Benal Beach Benalmadena
Benal Beach Complex Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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