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“Lovely gardens, good food and excellent staff”
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Hotel Palmasol
Ranked #25 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Reviewed June 23, 2011

We are regular visitors to the hotel and have written other reviews. We feel compelled to write again in order to stress the excellent value the Hotel Palmasol represents for those of us who appreciate it. For those who do not enjoy good food, the efforts of hard working staff and relaxing gardens it is better that you leave the hotel to the regular guests who do. The only downside to our recent stay in May was the sudden influx of Icelandic students some of whom behaved appallingly, we sincerely hope that the new management take a different view in the future to such large groups of unsupervised students.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank LeicesterBethany
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Our trip was good. Andalucía is great, hire a car and ride it from east to the west. Beaches are also ok.

But not this hotel. Most of the windows are looking to the street which is awful. MAKE sure you have pool-view! Bathroom is unbelievable tiny. And food and drinks - thats a story! Cheese is not cheese (but the cheapest butter-like one), ham is not ham (but junior-salami), bacon is not bacon (but soya), pasta is awful, everyday fish is without any taste and - believe or not - "grilled steak" is nothing else than spam (yes - lunchmeat). I had to laugh.

Message to the cheif: please do spagetti with olive oil, garlic, chilli and parmigianio just like other normal hotels.

The hotel has nearly everything it shold have. It should be definitely cheaper though. Dont expect much and DO NOT order All Inclusive. You will hate the food after 2 days. Go out and get some decent lunch in the port or somewhere else. Or even better - get only breakfasts if possible.

Internet? No way. 6 E per 24 hours.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

We have just came back from Benalmadena and stayed at the Hotel Palmasol the general state of the hotel is fine but the view at the front of the hotel looks like Beirut.
The building opposite has been in the process of demolition for the last two years but on this visit it actually looks alot worse.
The location of the hotel is great just up from the Marina and not far from the tacky 24 hour square.
Next year i wouldnt be taken my clients there again.

Room Tip: Avoid the 24 hour square as its shady
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank timsc-62
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Stayed at this hotel for 10 days, the food was terrible, and most of the staff, with the exception of the bar staff, were rude. The lobby staff were exceptionally rude.
The hotel security didn't speak any English at all and their standard response to everything was absurd hostility towards guests.
The cleaning staff repeatedly left out parts of the room and over the course of the trip our room got dirtier and dirtier. The balcony was never cleaned.
The rooms were very small and the view from our room was of a broken down apartment building where homeless people slept and drug dealers sold drugs.

At one point the door handle was sprayed with shaving cream from the outside so in order to get in we would have to dirty our hands in it. I went down and asked the lobby staff to send someone up to clean it, I then went out for food and when I came back, 2 hours later, nothing had been cleaned. I talked to the lobby staff again and they said "The cleaning staff went home half an hour ago". I repeated the fact that I had asked for this 2 hours ago and after a series of rude comments like "Do I look like I'm a cleaner?!" eventually they said they would send someone up. Half an hour later we borrowed some towels and cleaned it ourselves.

The bottom line is that as far as the hotel goes our stay was thoroughly unenjoyable and I would not go back.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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9  Thank spilastokkur
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Arrived at hotel to be given a poor room so were moved two days later to a room overlooking the pool. Then loads of students arrived who spoilt our holiday. Running up and down corridors all night with alcohol, banging doors and shouting. Then we heard them being sick in a bin outside our room. We told the management who came up but nothing changed apart from the students phoning our room at 5am two mornings running and laughing. The dining room reminded me of a really busy canteen with so many people mainly the students and food very average. Loved the area but will never go back to the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank fenham85
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

we read all the reviews before going but were pleasantly suprised. We had a great time
hotel staff very freindly rooms clean, beds a bid hard though. The food was good. what do you one for your money 5 star if so go to anther hotel. Yes we had the Icelandic students arrive when we were there and the managment dealt with them.
Could not fault the hotel. Would definitely go again. the location is perfect.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

if you want a relaxing and quiet holiday this is most definately not the place for you. whatever possessed SAGA to send guests here is totally incomprehensible. we arrived tuesday to be greeted with several hundred icelandic students who were noisy and extremely rude. they went home (big sigh of relief) when we were inundated with 3 boys football clubs of varying ages. friday afternoon they spent running up and down the corridors, screaming, shouting and banging on doors. they kept us awake until 1.30am despite several calls down to reception it took a very long time before anything was done. whilst using the restaurant they were totally out of control, in fact i dont know who was supposed to be looking after them and we nearly got trampled underfoot. Its sunjday evening now and we have another week to go and are expecting the same next weekend. am going to request vallium from the SAGA rep just to get me through the next week. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MARGE99
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Address: Avenida Mar 7, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range: $71 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palmasol 3*
Number of rooms: 269
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Also Known As:
h10 Palmasol Hotel Benalmadena
Hotel Palmasol Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain

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