We have just spent 19 nights in this excellent hotel. Refurbished in 2013, the hotel is smart, modern and comfortable. It has a prime position between the promenade and beach, (access to which is made easy by a lift if you can't walk down through the garden levels) and the coast road where you can get on the local bus to Malaga or Fuengirola or even further afield.
Before leaving the UK, l e-mailed the hotel to ask for a room on a high floor, sunny side of the hotel. When we opened the door of the room on the 7th floor which we were given, the view was stunning - lots of sea, beach, promenade and expensive villas besides sun from early afternoon. The bathroom has two sinks and a walk-in shower, the bed is enormous and there was ample clothes storage. The furnishings and decoration, plus laminated wood floor completed the comfortable room.
The dining room overlooks the sea and there is a good variety of tasty food and even a special tapas corner. There is also an 'a la carte' restaurant' which guests can use once a week.
The entertainment room is large and comfortable. We saw three outstanding professional acts whilst we were there, together with other very good performers. There is a varied daytime entertainment programme as well. The pleasant helpful staff deserve a mention; one of the receptionists was very helpful in changing my daughter's room - there was nothing wrong with it other than it was on the ground floor and we were on the 7th floor. Cristina, the Thomson rep, Caz and Danny, the entertainers, are three really nice helpful people who do their best to look after and entertain guests.
There was a mix of ages whilst we were there, but the last 7 days the hotel was full and l wonder how many other hotels were full the last week of February.
Lastly Medplaya has an Amigo card scheme. Guests receive points according to their length of stay which can be exchanged for gifts or services.
Hopefully, we will be back at the Riviera soon! lt is on our favourite hotels list!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riviera Benalmadena
- TUI Sensimar Riviera By MedPlaya Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain