OK so it wasn't a 5 star hotel, but then we didn't pay 5 star rates. Reading some of the reviews it seems some people had very high expectations for a very cheap hotel. We booked on holiday nights.com and paid £58 for 2 people for 3 nights in Nov.
The Playa Aloha is situated at the Fuengirola end of the resort, and is very close to lots of amenities. The marina is the other end of the resort, about a 30 - 40 min stroll at a slow pace.
The complex is a mixture of holiday lets and private apartments. Reception staff friendly and helpful. The hotel is definitely a little bit down in the mouth but is very clean. The studio we stayed in had 2 twin beds (we asked and there are no double beds at all and the twin beds are different heights so not easy to make a double). Bathroom was very clean and looked quite new. Kitchen was very small and I wouldn't recommend cooking but there are lots of reasonably priced restaurants nearby.
In November the communal areas and pool were deserted.
For a cheap, winter break this was an excellent choice. Breakfasts are available nearby at The Last Resort, Shakespeare's etc for around 4 euros each. For dinner and something more traditionally Spanish for dinner try the restaurants on the promenade in front of Playa Santa Ana - The Waterfront was very nice. Expect to pay around 50 euros for dinner for 2, 2 courses and wine. There are a lot of cheaper English places in the resort but do you go on holiday to have a roast dinner and apple crumble?!
So main points:
- Go self catering
-It's cheap and cheerful, if you want 5 star, pay for it
- Less than £10 per night each
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel Hotel Benalmadena
- Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Aloha Playa Benalmadena