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MedPlaya Hotel Villasol
Ranked #26 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“villasol hotel”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

my husband and I are just recently back from this holiday. We were on the third floor and although the room was very clean, it was also very small. We were staying for 9 days and could have done with more space. the pub across the road, The Bees knees was excellent and Mike made our stay very enjoyable. We stayed half board but stopped eating in the hotel after a couple of days as the food was cold and disgusting. this added to the cost of our stay as we had to eat outwith the hotel. kath s perth

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is definately a 3*** as regards its facilities ( cf the Riviera next door ) but we had a very pleasant stay there. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful and the food was good Spanish home cooking with some English dishes thrown in. There were salads and cold meats and cheeses and always a vegetarian option. Breakfast was very good indeed and they even had an allbran substitute!
We did not have a sea view but we would pay for one next time as although we looked across at the marina and had a couple of hours sun in the morning ( room 406 ) it was noisy from the road and the direct view was the Riviera. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean, ditto the bathroom. ( The shower head falls off its fitting but we fixed it on with an elastic band!! We have now told the hotel and hopefully they will fix it. )
There is satelite TV which gets the main 2 BBC channels and 3 ITV ones. There does not appear to be any live entertainment and people seem to go next door to the Riviera for it. ( The hotels are in the same group. )
We shall stay there again as it is good value for money and we enjoyed ourselves. The location is spot on, being half way between the marina and the windmill roundabout ( close to Paloma Park ) with a bus stop for Torremolinos straight outside and the other direction across the road.

Room Tip: Rooms on the two sides are noisy from the road and have poor views unless you can get an 06 which is...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Villasol, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Dear daisymay1906,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a feedback on your recent stay at the Medplaya Hotel Villasol. We are pleased to receive your comment and to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Our staff daily strives to deliver a high quality service and fulfill customer expectations.

Thanks again for your sincere comment and we look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I stayed at the Villasol for 6 nights, great location, with a amazing view from the room. The room was basic but clean, fine for a short stay.

The food was average but cold and always required a minute or two in the microwave.

The negative point I have is that when having a late departure I was told I could have a late check-out for 27 euros, following day went to pay and was advised that this was no longer the case. I then asked if they had a courtesey room to shower and change in and there was nothing available. MOST DISAPOINTING being unable to freshen up before going home. If the hotel were to provide thsi for guests with late flights home it would have gien a good end to a great holiday.

Room Tip: Rooms are basic but clean, some have great views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Villasol, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Anne N,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Villasol as your holiday accommodation and for providing us with your comment. We are sorry to hear that in certain aspects the hotel did not meet your expectations. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused regarding the late check out. Habitually the hotel offers an option to keep the room until 6pm if it is not the case of full occupancy.
We appreciate each comment because they help us to improve our services and make your holidays even more enjoyable.

Thanks again for your stay and for leaving your feedback. We hope we will have a chance to serve you better in the future.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Just got back from a 5 night stay. The room we were allocated was ok at best 5th floor overlooking the hotel riviera. I would disagree with the comments about noise from the road or lifts but we did pay to upgrade to a room facing the sea & harbour after the 1st night as there wasn't one available the day we got there. The receptionist was great, patient & very helpful we were given a choice of which room we preferred.
Our room was cleaned daily to a very good standard & all public areas of the hotel were spotless.
The food was to a fairly high standard with a reasonable choice at breakfast & dinner considering the hotel is quite small
The staff to a man (& woman) were faultless in their manner etc & nothing was too much bother for them on fact they really did "go the extra mile" when asked for help or advice.
The only real negatives for us were 1) the pool was tiny, in a bad position. Not at all inviting so we didn't use it. 2) there is nowhere to take or buy a coffee to sit outside after breakfast because the terrace area (nice as it was) had all the seats locked to the tables & that bar was closed until 11am or so.
Would we stay at this hotel again ? Regretfully no purely based on the 2 negatives given as they are important to us & it really is a shame because of all the positives.
Would we visit Benalmadena again ? Yes without doubt. We use this area for a short october break every year. For anyone who has not been here I would advise a little research because there is far more to it than you could possibly imagine.
I will offer 1 tip you will see Mijas advertised everywhere & if you've never been to a white village I suppose it's worth a visit, but use the local bus service it's only €1.45 each way. However, if you want to see a similar but more genuine & less touristy village go to Benalmadena Pueblo !!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

First time stayed in 3 star hotel in Spain and pleasantly surprised. The hotel general areas were very clean and pool area maintained well. Quite a small sitting area for pool and some mornings a rush to get chairs and towels were put out early. Pool does not open until ten but people putting towels out by nine. Management should try to stop this. Bedrooms were very clean and sheets and towels changed regularly. Decoration and fittings a little 'tired'.Restaurant food good and quite varied. Wines and drinks very reasonable. All staff were very pleasant. Great views of sea from bedrooms at front of hotel - worth paying the extra. Convenient location for shops, walks to marina and to the sea promenade. Would stay here again if wanted a reasonably priced holiday.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Villasol, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear SusanT51,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Villasol for your holidays in Benalmádena and for sharing your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. We very much appreciate your comment and really makes us happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. Our hotel aims to offer an excellent service for a reasonable price.
Our staff strives to delived the best service at all times.

Thanks again for your comment and we hope we can welcome you back to the hotel Villasol again very soon.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

This was a last minute booking so was a bit wary, I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG,
Hotel Villasol is Lovely, great value for money, lovely helpfull staff, everywhere clean, just can not fault it. We stayed on B&B and food was good, we spoke with guests on H/B & they were all satisfied with evening meals. I very seldom go back to same hotel, but i will go back here when next down in November. Thank You to the Manager & Staff of The Villasol.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Villasol, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear David c,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Villasol for your holidays and for sharing your sincere comment with the Tripadvisor community. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the hotel met your expectations.

Thanks again for your comment and we hope to welcome you soon again.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed at this hotel 23rd. to 30th. september 2012. We had booked seaview rooms a few days before we were due to arrive I had a call from hotel stating they had overbooked and we would have lateral view rooms and upgraded to half board, I agreed as at a late stage i was not sure if I could get alternative hotel. The rest of my party were not best pleased with me and I emailed back the hotel stating that my party were not to be allocated rooms near the front of hotel as there is a main road outside and the noise from traffic was the last thing they wanted to hear. the hotel emailed back that they had a cancellation and we would revert back to original booking and one room would be upgraded to a suite, this turned out great for my daughter and their new son (3 months old). The staff at Hotel Villasol are very good, pleasant, welcomming, smiling etc. The food in the restaurant is of excellent standard and plenty of it freshly cooked and replenished regularly. The only gripe I had with the restaurant was the water is not boiling for the tea, tea bags will not draw unless the water is boiling, drank orange juice for the week. The rooms are cleaned daily linen changed mid-week. There are a lareg number of steps down to the beach (not the hotels fault) this should be stated for less abled body clients, the noise from the road should also be stated again (not hotels fault). the bar closes at 11 pm a bit early for holiday makers with young children or older clients that want to get back to hotel early and have a night cap and relax. General this is a excellent located hotel by the beach with lovely sea views, walkable to the local sights and restaurants. like all hotels little things need looking after but if guests dont report these faults they will not get looked after. The pool area is clean and pool cleaned daily sun beds are available for use. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: MedPlaya Hotel Villasol
Address: Avenida Antonio Machado 43, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
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Hotel Class:3 star — MedPlaya Hotel Villasol 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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