I stayed at this hotel for a week with myself and my partner and my friend and her partner. I went all inclusive and got this hotel as a last minute deal in the travel agents who told me that it was amazing, however after reading some of the reviews I was concerned about going. The reps were very helpful from the moment we landed and we managed to get on the transfer bus fairly easily and it was about a 20minute bus journey where you fill in a form on the bus so its quicker to check in when you get there. We were in our rooms by 10pm and all the resturants to get food were closed which was rather dissapointing but there was a meal in the fridge from the hotel but if im honest it didnt look all that nice, so we left it and just got snacks from the vending machines. We woke up the next day and went down to breakfast and despite the reviews about the food, it was very nice and there was so much to choose from and it was the same for lunch and dinner always alot of choice and the food was nice! There is also a snack bar which is very useful if you want a snack, they do pizzas, hotdogs, toasties and so forth which was all good too. We went around the last week of september and the weather was amazing! it rained our first full day there but it certainly became hotter as the week past despite the hot weather, the pools were freezing, but the hot weather made up for it, the beach club is great! we also payed to go in the VIP zone which was a great day as you get drinks brought to you every 45 minutes and free bottle of champagne, we got a deal on it and it was 30euros for 4 of us for the hole day untill the beach club closed. The one thing about the beach club is that you have to take your room key with you everythime you want to get a drink, which is abit of a pain but they let people from spain pay to get in for the day so i guess it makes sense. The buses over there are cheap, however we used taxis the majority of the time and it cost about 11euors to get from the hotel to the belemadena marina! which i would definetley reccomned to anyone as its lovely there! The rooms were huge and were clean, the maid comes in everyday and put extra towels if we needed, toilet paper etc and made the bed, which was great! We did have a problem with our aircon however we alerted the hotel staff (who are amazing) and fixed it right away! The resort reps were amazing! with both adults and the children and were very helpful throughout our stay! any problems just go to them! We didnt go to the mexican resturant after reading the reviews but we went to the italian and the food was amazing! if your looking on going i would definetly go if you have children however if you dont and you dont want children running round then this hotel is not for you! Also if you were going to go i recommened you go all inclusive as you drink and eat so much and it is quite expensive if you have to pay, also another point is that all incluisve ends at midnight which is a bit of a pain as you would expect it untill later at least. Overall we had the best time and would defiently recommned it to anyone, the hotel is great and the staff are amazing! and we had the best time so dont be put off by the bad reviews!
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Benalmadena Holiday Village