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“roobear” 4 of 5 stars
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Sensimar Riviera by MedPlaya
Ranked #3 of 46 Hotels in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“roobear”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

just returned from fortnight at riviera been there many years thought refurbishment excellent bedrooms very comfy staff very friendly and helpful breakfast choice very good especially the addition of omlettes. walked into reception on arrival and when wow but it needs a bit more furniture overall in the time they had an excellent job done we will be back next year

Room Tip: non pool side get lots of early evening sunshine
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank dee g
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at Sensimar Riviera by MedPlaya, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for reviewing Medplaya Hotel Riviera and for sharing your recent holiday experience.
We are delighted to hear that you had a great time at the hotel and that you found it to your liking.

Thanks again for your comment and we hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had 2 weeks here at the end of May, it was very good just been refurbished rhe rooms are 5 star standard. The food excerlant plenty of choice and a standard it is more expesive than before but well worth every penny. We ate out at lunchtimes for a snack we found Pinoccios very good and Chesters Bar both good fresh food cooked to order. Also Chesters do a great quiz we are not into quizzes but it is so much fun no wonder it is hard to get a seat on these nights! The Pueblo and Mijas make a nice day out on the bus. The bonus also they do not take children.

Room Tip: Try to get a room more to the sea than the road
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We have just returned home on the 13th June, the make over at the hotel is suberb the bedrooms with a walk in shower is great. I have walking problems and this was a bonas. I cannot understand some of the complaints people have made the food was excellient and the choice realy good always something that you could choose, never had to wait for a table there were three of us as our daughter came with us for the first time, the staff would always put two tables together for us, All staff were very friendly with a smile on their faces. I admit the entertainment could have been a lot better, The Switch were good and played a selection of music and the singing was ok. The pool area was good with new sunbeds and the Bali beds were very comfortable on the terrace. Look forward to returning again later in the year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank hazle764
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

just got back from a fortnight at the hotel Riviera and found the refurbishment of the hotel superb.The rooms are quite lovely and the maid service is as always very good.Loads of choice at mealtimes but sometime the food could have been hotter especially breakfast the bacon was like it had been in the oven all night very well done and so hard your fork wouldn't pick it up.We can't comment on the entertainment because we like to have a wander up to the village and have drinks in the local bodegas in the evenings.Bars are less expensive up in ebensa square and loads of people about to chat to.Can't think we'll rush back for a while because I think it's gone far too expensive towards the other four star hotels in the area.One thing we missed out on was a visit to the a la carte restaurant because unless you go to the welcome meeting no one tells you its free to all guests once a week.We visit the area loads of times so we don't attend the meetings now and I just think it should be advertised somewhere in all the bumph they leave in the room or through the rep.

Room Tip: all rooms are up to the same good standard now
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank sybil e
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Medplaya, Guest Relations at Sensimar Riviera by MedPlaya, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear sybil e,

We thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Riviera as your accommodation during your holiday in Benalmádena Costa. We were very pleased to read that you appreciated the hotel amenities and assistance of our staff. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our valuable customer are satisfied with our service as it is what we strive for everyday.

Thank you for your feedback and we hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Costa del Sol
Medplaya.com
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cardiff
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Recently refurbished rooms, very modern look but the finish is poor you can see it's been rushed. In the public areas they've given a lick of paint and new soft furnishings. The food was tasty and fresh but a bit repetitive, there was a new tapas bar nice but not authentic. All public areas were spotlessly clean but this was not the case in the bedrooms. Staff were excellent, very friendly and allowed to show their personalities and interact with guests. Rooms have a minibar and safe but you have to pay extra to use them not what you expect from four star.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank coral C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed at the Riviera last week and had a lovely time. Food was good and a great location. Highlights of our stay where the Lionel Richie act and the Duo 'Te Switch'. Was great to stay in the hotel and have such great acts brought in to entertain us.

Other Entertainment was not great but seemed to be improving after speaking with other guests about previous weeks! Needs more variety, its great to listen to the duo but there is only so much music I can take would love more events that had audience participation!

Hopefully everything gets sorted out but overall a very pleasant holiday!

Well done all.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Martin S
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

just back from the riviera,ahotel we have stayed in many times, and always rated it very highly,this time, standards have slipped, very disappointed.food very poor and mostly cold it was cold coming out of the kitchens,tastles and poor quality,plates mostly cold.bacon at breakfast looked like it had been warmed up from the night before,it was nearly burnt.tables not getting cleared,cleared our own table,several times,not enough staff for the layout of the dining room.entertainment,was terrible,shouting, not singing,its time the managment,goot there heads together and sorted it out.this is not 4star food.all the staff wonderful, and work very hard and always smiling and helpful.come on riviera get your act together.

Room Tip: choose a high floor room suth side
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank coolkitty030
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Property: Sensimar Riviera by MedPlaya
Address: Avda Antonio Machado 49, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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#1 Spa Hotel in Benalmadena
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sensimar Riviera by MedPlaya 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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