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Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel
Ranked #32 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Value, Bit Noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2006

I was worried when i booked and then saw some of the terrible reviews, but this place was actually not bad at all. If you are looking for 5 star luxury - then pay more and go somewhere else. We stayed at the Aloha Aug 2 - 13th. The rooms were basic but clean and the food was good quality with plenty of choices on offer, although i'd advise eating out occasionally to add variety. There were a lot of spanish holiday makers staying here, when we went there were probably only 2 or 3 other english speaking families, and the entertainment was in spanish, but we were quite happy. The staff were very friendly and helpful although the pool closed at 7 on the dot. There is a large building project going on behind the hotel which is likely to go on for many months, although the work is noisy, we weren't too bothered by it when we were out the front of the hotel by the pool or inside the room. I would recommend hiring a car if you'r e here for more than a day or two, we visited Mijas, Nerja, Marbella, Gibraltar - we took a minibus tour from Gibraltar town up the rock, saw magnificent views, the Barbary apes, caves, its worth every penny but do haggle.

Stayed August 2006
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2006

After reading the reviews about this hotel I was a bit apprehensive, however I found this hotel to be excellent value for money, extremely clean and the staff very friendly. I had a studio apartment which had 2 beds plus a sofa bed in the living area. Small seperate kitchen with everything that was needed and good wardrobe space. Good location with a bus stop just metres away from the front door.

  • Stayed January 2006
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2006

What a horrendous aparthotel, it is like a run down council flat block - in fact I would say that is quite a compliment for it. We were situated on 13th floor of sheer terror, the bed was next to the glass window panel with no protection and a sheer drop to the pool 13 floors down. The rooms were dirty, scruffy and not cleaned for 5 days and no towel change whatsoever. There was no bar open or the buffet restaurant (not that we would have dared to eat here). Take my advice and give this aparthotel a wide wide berth unless you like staying in a dump!! The lifts were installed in circa 1970 and boy you know about white knuckle rides when you go from reception to floor 13. This hotel is not worthy of a 3 key rating, in fact it should be bulldozed and re-built.

  • Stayed December 2005
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2005

No one is going to make this place their dream hotel but it was clean, cheap and functional. We were there in low season and so occupancy was low which meant there was little buzz, but for a quiet weekaway from work it was fine. the resoirt itself is not what you would describe as upmarket. but if Lager chips and Karaoke are your thing, you should be fine.

If you want pampering, complete silence and fine dining , go somewhre else. but for late availability value for money, this place was fine.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2004

My fiance and i went to the aloha playa on the 10th june expecting a lovely hotel going by the pictures we saw but on entering our room it was very basic with some much needed renovations. Into our second week and we awoke to drilling and hammering, complaints to the reception only brought a shrug of the shoulders!
The worse thing is the birds nests above every balcony where they excrete onto the balcony floor disgusting!! The food was resonable but the kitchen staff are so dour. Poolside was the only joy with good clean surroundings and nice pools but that aside this is a complete no no . I urge you not to go to this hotel ...You have been WARNED!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2004

When me and my fiancee decided to go on holiday. I had never been abroad before and my fiancee had only been once.

The Sol Aloha Playa didnt offer anything that was stated. We was told there was food on the premasis with regards to a restaurant, tennis courts, heated pool and much more. The hotel looks lovely from the outside. We went into our room ready to start our holiday when we realised big cracks all over the wall. So we thought we would go out for a walk and came back to realise that they was doing building work directly above us. This started from about 7AM untill 7pm and was very loud, long bursts of grinding noise. When we went down stairs to ask the hotel staff how long this was going to go on for. They told us that they didnt even know this was going on.

The kitchen was no where near cookable in due to the fact that we had one pan and no kettle what so ever.

There heated pool had no water in and the other pool was no where near the standard that we was told.

We asked where the resaurant was and got told that it was closed untill the 20th March.to which we got told that it was open all year around.

We was delighted to find that they had a tennis court but GUESS WHAT!!! NO RAQUETS.

The only reason that made us happy for going is one bar about 50 yards away which was called, Coco's Bar and Karaoke.

All in all the holiday was terrible and if any one is even thinking about going to such a disgraceful hell hole. THINK AGAIN!!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2004
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2004

We recently stayed at this hotel (25Feb-3Mar04) It is much like a dorm room or a room at camp. Very basic. Tile floors, plain beds, however it was very clean and the front desk help was nice. It is definately a not frills place but the price was cheap. It worked great for us because we did some overnigiht trips to different towns and didn't mind paying for two hotels on the same night because this hotel was so cheap. Not bad.

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Additional Information about Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel

Property: Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel
Address: Avenida Antonio Machado | Ctra de Cadiz Km 221, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
Hotel Class:3 star — Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel 3*
Number of rooms: 228
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Sol Aloha Playa Aparthotel Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
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