Recently returned from a week in Benalmadena staying at the Kingfisher club apartments. Taxi fare from the airport is €25 and takes 10-15 mins. The Kingfisher club is in fact part of a much larger complex called Benal Beach, so there is no signage as such for Kingfisher club. Booked through Booking.com paying €400 for 1 week for a 1 bedroom apartment. Check in was swift and found our apartment to be ready quite early which was handy as we had our baby with us. Apartment was quiet large 627, spacious and very clean on arrival. Separate bedroom was spacious with a double bed and lots of storage space for luggage and clothing. A travel cot was there as requested which cost €12.50 to rent, despite having a wobbly leg I still kept it as bed was not roomy enough for baby too.
The veranda was very large with 2 sets of tables and chairs with a view of the sea. There were sun loungers there but they were chained to the wall requiring payment to use. Kitchen was small but well equipped with cooking utensils and all supplies needed included cleaning equipment and ironing. Apart was quiet at night which was a relief with the baby.
The pool area is large with many different pools on levels and slides, none of which appeared to be in use. We were using sun loungers when a staff member requested payment of €8 per chair, we immediately got off them as we thought it was very cheeky to ask for payment of loungers that are permanent fixtures on the property. Many others obviously felt the same way as they had towels on the grass. The other thing was that there were cigarette butts in the grass and should have been cleaned up especially with young children around.
Overall the property was good and location was close to a lovely park, selwo Dolphin aquarium, the beach and main boardwalk and supermarkets. The only issue we had was the extra charges which we deemed greedy as there is no need to charge this, and €4 an hour for internet usage is disgraceful in this day and age.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kingfisher Club is situated in the Benal Beach resort in Benalmadena-Costa and offers an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. The complex also includes a large, private water park. Featuring simple decor, the functional accommodation comes with a terrace with views of the sea, mountains or gardens. Apartments and studios also have a kitchenette and lounge area with satellite TV. The complex offers a range of facilities, including a fully-equipped gym with sauna, steam room, hot tub and heated hydrotherapy pool. This has an extra cost, but guests receive a 20% discount. Kingfisher Club is 20 minutes by car or train from Malaga Airport. The villages of Arroyo de la Miel and Benalmadena are within walking distance and there is direct access to the beach from the accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Kingfisher Club Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol