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First Flatotel Internacional
london UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Our third year”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just back from our annual golf trip to the Costa Del Sol and our third stay at the Flatotel. We have always found the rooms to be exceptionally clean, large and excellent value for money. The views are superb and the staff helpful and friendly. We will definately be staying there again next year. I agree that it is out of the resort but a bus stop immediately outside and 1.20 euros to get into town or an 8 euro cab fare sorts that problem. Went with 16 golfers this year and everyone said they wanted to stay there again next year, which says everything.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room as they are enormous and have fantastic dual aspect views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear customer,

Thank you very much for recommending our accommodation. As comets Flatotel International is one of the best value options of Benalmadena. The location is perfect for a few days of rest, next to the golf course and the beach and with a bus stop nearby. We would love to see you again in our facilities.

Greetings from Benalmadena
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just arrived home from a 3 night stay at the Flatotel. Staff very friendly and always will to help. Rooms cleaned everyday.We stayed in a 3 bed apt for six adults and they were very spacious, clean and well equipped. Bar food was very good but the brealfast was a disgrace which is puzzling seems the bar food was so good. Bus stop just outside the hotel and easy to get taxis ordered as well from reception. Just outside the town but would definatley go back. Overall experience very good.

Room Tip: Views from 6th Floor excellent.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Hi Brian,

We are happy to share your experience Flatotel. We look forward to seeing you soon at our facilities. We will note your comments about the breakfast and will do our best to improve this. Thank you very much for your feed-back.

Best Regards,
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dublin ireland
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

the hotel is a little out side the resort ,however a taxi around a fiver thats that problem sorted .we travled out of season so the hotel was in winter mode ,the bar was exceptional but the only food in afternoon was a toastie a bit poor but its out of season. for a irish hotel the breakfast was bad bad .frankfurthers .beans eggs ,and the scrambled eggs would not suit a dog even disguisting to look at .and then pay extra for tea and toast ,now i know there is a recession worldwide but i am not funding it (ha ) over all its a very pleasant hotel but the food needs to come into the 21st century.

Room Tip: huge bed rooms we had an apartment to sleep 6 and the rooms were enormous all with there own bathroo...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank noelcowzer
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear customer,

As comets is very easy to get to our accommodation, as taxis are very economical center. We will take note of your comments in order to provide the best service to our huéspedes.Pasaremos your comments to the appropriate department.

Kind Regards,
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I've just got home from a 4 night stay here & there were 10 lads staying over here for a golf trip. The rooms we had were fine. Loads of wardrobe & drawer space & the kitchen area with sink, fridge, hob, iron etc was a bonus. The rooms were spotless & cleaned twice while we were there. The pool,area was good with plenty of bed or tables & chairs to use & the bar serviced our needs both liquids wise & snack wise. The one major problem we had everyday was at breakfast & this is so easily solved they need to have more than one guy working in the restaurant.

Every day the same young lad was cooking breakfast, clearing tables, re-filling the bread baskets, topping up the cold meats & cheese cabinets, washing the dishes etc so there were times when there was no bread for toast & there could be a 20 minute wait for this or we were waiting for 20 minutes for butter, that really isn't acceptable especially when you have a timetable to stick to as we did as we had a minibus booked each morning to take us to play golf. The only other slight problem was the location in an ideal world it would be a bit closer to the main bar/restaurant area but it is only €10 in a taxi. Overall a decent enough stay but the breakfast debacle would put me off staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear customer,

We appreciate your review on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you soon with us and we inform you that we will take note of your comments about breakfast. The feedback from our guests is important to keep improving every day. We are glad that you are satisfied with our facilities. Thank you very much for your trust :)

Kind Regards,
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a good value hotel, with good standard of accommodation, and amenities. This is a no frills hotel but good quality, clean and attractive common areas. Pool side snack bar does excellent snack food (pizzas, burgers, salads etc.) & a good selections of drinks.
We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a 2 bed apartment (no studios were available), we were impressed with the size and cleanliness (pics included). Staff were very accommodating and friendly. The gym is well equipped.

The only downside is that this hotel is at the end of the resort area, and a good 15 min walk to the nearest supermarket (although there is a small shop about 10 mins walk for basics). However, there is a bus stop right outside the front of the hotel with runs every 20 mins (number 110) to bring you in the middle to Benalmadena, or even Torremolinos for 1.45 p/p. We used this every day. It is a 20 min walk to the main area, and the beginnning of the sea front promenade of Benalmadena. About a 40/45 min walk to Benalmadena Port.

Room Tip: Floors 6 and upwards have the best views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank mrsflavin
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Dear customer,

We appreciate your recommendation on TripAdvisor and we are delighted that your stay with us was satisfactory. As you comment our facilities are comfortable and spacious and there are many combinations of transport. As for the food we appreciate your feedback. Communication with our customers is very important for us. We wish to see you soon at Flatotel.

Best Regards,
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Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Just back from a week in the hotel, the apartment was clean and spacious and the staff friendly. The location, while more than the 2km advertised away from the town was well served by public transport and the beaches close by were nice. However the hotel came recommended as being accessible to people with disabilities but this was not entirely the case. The pool was up a minimum of 12 steps(having first gone up a steep incline) and the front entrance to reception had a ramp that very few people in wheelchairs could get up( there was a side door to the hotel with a more accessible ramp)

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear Aidan,

Thanks for posting your review on Tripadvisor. As you comment there is side access for people with disabilities. The beach belongs to the government, so we are not responsible for accessibility. We will take note of what you mention for improvement. We hope to see you again.

Best Regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Nice spacious self catering flat for a family of four. Can't complain at an amazing price. Great view of the sea. There is a supermarket. Guests are mainly British. The only negative was that there was nudity on the premises. We know it happens on the beaches but we were not expecting it in the apartment pool which was quite embarrassing for the family. Would probably pay more next time to stay with a more "classy" crowd.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank Ibn_Butoota
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FlatotelCostaDelSol, Community Manager at First Flatotel Internacional, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate your comments about our hotel, we unfortunately have to say that Spain is not prohibited topless is not the same thing as nudity, which is regulated and limited, it is also a rather unusual behavior in our establishment. Sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to see you again in our facilities.

Kind Regards,
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Property: First Flatotel Internacional
Address: Calle Ronda del Golf Oeste 75 | Urbanizacion Torrequebrada, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — First Flatotel Internacional 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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Flatotel Internacional Hotel Benalmadena
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