If you have restless children or teenagers who bore easily, then La Fonda is not for you! This hotel exudes tranquility and restful calm - it has an almost spiritual feel about it, and certainly has a very unhurried ambience.
Set in the delightful small town of Benalmadena Pueblo with its quaint, narrow, flower-bedecked streets, La Fonda is a small but high quality hotel. It has a small car park to the rear of the hotel (not that easy to locate if you are visiting for the first time). The staff on reception and elsewhere are very pleasant and willing to be of assistance.
We were allocated a standard room with a sea view - which whilst not enormous was very tastefully and individually decorated and more than adequate as a double room. If we were staying again I'd be tempted to upgrade to a superior room for the private balcony/terrace.
The breakfast room served a superb array of fresh fruit, cereals, bacon and eggs options, breads with oils, meats, cheese etc (and a number of less recognisable alternatives to me which I'm sure satisfied the more adventurous palate).
It was lovely to stay in a hotel where the sunbed haggle didn't apply. We spent considerable sun-time on luxuriously padded beds, located on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views overlooking the Med. From there it was an easy descent either by stairs or lifts to the small but adequate pool a couple of levels below for a cool refreshing dip.
The hotel is situated on the side of a steep hill (those who find hills a problem might want to bear this in mind although the hotel has considered its disabled access very carefully. Its location is definitely boosted by its close proximity (about 10 metres) to the excellent restaurant La Fuente where we had the most beautiful and very special meal.
I would find it hard to fault this hotel - I just hope it maintains its unique charm as its popularity and fine reputation inevitably increase in the future. I would hope it won't be too long before we return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Fonda Hotel is situated in front of Mediterranean and in the most charming village of the cost of Málaga, Benalmádena Pueblo. Designed by famous artist Cesar Manrique canary, with which we can experience the sensation of being in an oasis La Fonda Hotel is your starting point to discover this charming Andalusian village, the mountains, sea and all the peoples of the coast. After a full restoration and decoration with the most advanced techniques, your new property has got a magical hotel. The use of wood, the harmony of spaces and the soothing sound of her sources have created an atmosphere present in every detail of the hotel, this is complemented by personalized service is key to his philosophy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Fonda Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain