After a week spent at the hell hole that was the "sentido punta del mar" we'd have to have visited the depths of Mordor to have a similar trip. Glad to say Holiday Village was a vast improvement. Brief summary:
Reception - big, bright, staff helpful and efficient.
Bedrooms - we were on the fifth floor, fantastic apartment. Large bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen a bonus and a massive balcony. Makes a perfect start to your holiday to arrive at such a great room. Safe and fridge, tv with UK channels on.
Pool area - plenty of room so never any problems getting a sunbed or parasol. Definitely geared up for the children (as is the whole hotel to be fair) so kids entertainment all day. Not our cup of tea (and the only reason we wouldn't go back) but not totally overbearing and such a big pool area so you can sort of get away from.
Restaurant - food adequate (why oh why can Europeans not cook bacon.......), decent variety and plenty of choice. Slight issue here with their idiotic seating system - for some reason they don't like you to pick your own seats and try and herd you into the corners all together (while vast swathes of seats sit empty). Suggest being forceful early and telling the staff where you want to sit otherwise you'll be pushed into a crowded area with screaming kids.
Bars - beer great, staff great, spot on (spent some time here....)
Beach club - over the road and despite the fact it's actually only about 50m away it will take you a bit of time to get to as you seem to go through a maze. Great bonus pool area.
Overall - good hotel, probably more geared to people with kids. I'd suggest it would be nice to have some adult only areas as everywhere is swarmed with children and it's difficult to get way from them. Wouldn't go back but only because there's far too many children.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Benalmadena Holiday Village