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“Well situated hotel with staff who make you feel welcome” 4 of 5 stars
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Las Arenas Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Antonio Machado 22, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain   |  
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Ranked #5 of 47 Hotels in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Swansea
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Well situated hotel with staff who make you feel welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

Our second visit to Las Arenas and we were not disappointed.The welcome was as warm as before and , blessed with reasonably good weather , we enjoyed Christmas and New Year without the stress you get in the UK. The food is good but not 4 star, there being always something to choose from in the evenings and the breakfast is very extensive.You'll not go hungry but the meals will not be memorable.The problem seems to be that they try very hard to suit the British tastes and sometimes it doesn't quite work. That's a minor criticism though. The staff in the dining room are pleasant and helpful and wine is reasonably priced. Well placed for walks after dinner along the promenade to the Marina and visits to Paloma Park and up to the town and regular markets.Worth making use of the trains to Fuengirola and Torremolinas-clean and cheap.Relaxing,clean and comfortable with some evening entertainment.Patronised by the older visitor ( including us ) during our stay but would think it ok for families and younger visitors during the good weather.We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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braunton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a month starting on Feb 6th.
We were very impressed with the consistently high standard and variety of food.
The service was very good, and the staff were very courteous and friendly. The location is very good, being close to the sea front, and is a pleasant 1 kilometre walk along the promenade to the magnificent award winning marina. If you should desire some refreshment along the way there are lots of cafes offering a pint of beer ranging from 1 euro a pint to 1.60, also a coffee and brandy (about a triple measure ) for 2.50 euros. There are lots of shops in the area specialising in leather goods at discounted prices.
This is a great winter resort and we will certainly go back and stay at the same hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Glasgow
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

The hotel was a very pleasant surprise. The room we had was overlooking the pool (423) and although we did not get much sun on the balcony we did have a good view of the sea and "bil bil Castle". The food was of good standard and the staff very friendly. We took a bus from just to the right outside the hotel into Fuengerola, the fare was 1.40euros each - which took us to the bus station, where we were able to look round all the shops. The hotel is in a great position,as you only have to cross the road and a short walk takes you to the promenade, where you can walk to the marina in about twenty minutes. There are lots of cafebars along the way to est your weary feet. We will certainly be returning to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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71 hotel reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Room 210.
Stayed here 23rd January for one week and really enjoyed the hotel. All the good comments I had read about the hotel I can agree with. Excellent location, although the busy 24/7 road outside can be a bit intrusive especially if you are a light sleeper.

The rooms although not over large are perfectly adequate, so too are the bathrooms,the main point is they are very clean. All furnishings looked in good condition, I particularly liked the glass tops on the dressing unit and the bedside tables. Mirrored wardrobes with plenty of storage space. Plenty of clean linens and towels changed at regular intervals.

The food was good, always something to suit most palates. We left the hotel on our last day an hour before the restaurant opened but because we had requested an early breakfast it was opened up just for the two of us and a full selection (except full English) was available.

The public rooms are charming and beautifully decorated.

The evening entertainment was good, there were two bar/lounges so if you didn't want the entertainment there was always somewhere to sit. There was a daytime entertainment program too so that if the weather was not good there was no need to venture out.

As most people comment, the staff were very good, polite, helpful and cheerful.

The hotel is about a mile along the promenade from the Marina which is nice to visit with plenty of cafes bars and shops along the way. Buses run either along the coast to Torremolinos in one direction or Fuengirola the other from a stop about 100 metres away from the hotel.

For supplies such as water, beer and milk there is a mini market immediately behind the hotel. Further afield up the same road through the charming Paloma Park exiting at the top gate and further up the hill is a large supermarket for anyhing else you could wish for.

The only slight criticism I have of the particular room we stayed in was the fact that it was overlooked by the office building next door, floors higher than the second would be OK. There was no view to speak of only a side view of the sea and the office workers could look straight into our room. The window would benefit from a net curtain. Also right outside this building and shining straight into this room was a large bright street light. No problem if you wanted the curtains closed but if you wanted fresh air from the open balcony door rather than AC it was.

We will return to this hotel and go equipped with an eye mask and earplugs then it will be fine.

All points considered I would recommend this hotel and definately return.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2011

Stayed for a week after having an op in the nearby hospital

Room was nice n clean, one downside was state have sky tv, they only have bbc1 & sky news, Walls r also thin as could hear guy snoring next door

Food nice but not much choice.
Staff really friendly and were very helpful in my recuperation

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire, UK
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

Food was not that good...much of it very over cooked. Although there was water at breakfast they charged €1.50 for a small bottle of water in the evening...making a huge profit. Plus no coffee available in the restaurant after your evening meal, you had to go to the bar to buy one. Staff were very pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford West Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

Stayed at Las Arenas over Christmas & New Year. Wow! We had a brilliant time. Most of the guests were returners and we could see why - the staff were there to please you 24/7. The Gala Meals were first class and the rest of the holiday the buffet meals were to a very good standard. The hotel is an excellent position for the local buses - from Marbella to Malaga to Mijas. All well worth visiting and very reasonable too. The beach was literally across the road and the lovely promenade/park were both less than five minutes walk away. Lots of local bars, cafes, etc. and prices were good. A great choice for a winter break.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Avenida Antonio Machado 22, 29630 Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
#2 Family Hotel in Benalmadena
#2 Romantic Hotel in Benalmadena
#3 Luxury Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Las Arenas Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Las Arenas Hotel is located in front of the Bil Bil Castle, in the heart of Benalmadena-Costa, with shops and restaurants around. It is located in front of Santa Ana's beach and 8 kilometers from the airport. The Torrequebrada Golf Course is located approximately 2 km from the hotel.The hotel was renovated in 2004, has a main building with 7 floors and 174 rooms with views, 15 family rooms with bathroom, telephone, Wifi free, air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and terrace. The Facilities include a lobby with 4 lifts and a reception open 24 hours a day with currency exchange desk and a café, Wifi free in common areas..The hotel has a restaurant with buffet and show cooking at lunch and dinner, room, bar and parking. Free Wifi in common areas and Internet point (surcharge).In the outdoor complex there is a swimming pool and a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers. You will be able to play table tennis and golf (golf course 1 km away). At your disposal is a program of activities and entertainment (seasonal), with live music in the evenings. ... more   less 
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