We stayed here for 6 nights at the end of September and we would rate our stay as very average. There is nothing special about the Balmoral, the downstairs communal areas are in desperate need of modernisation. The route from the main road around the corner to the hotel entrance is littered full of smelly bins. We know this is beyond the hotel’s control as they belong to the restaurants on the front but in the heat the smell was rather unbearable. Even on the side of the hotel (opposite side to the pool), this area was full of hotel bins, skips and the tarmac was disgusting, this was the view down from our balcony, a bin shed would be a suitable solution to this issue.
Our room was good, cleaned to an acceptable standard. There is air con in the room, you need to pay a €20 refundable deposit for the remote control.
The breakfast was rather uninspiring and we struggled to find anything tasty. The eggs were cooked to the point where they tasted like rubber (I’m sure they would bounce) and you are seated on plastic chairs. We only ate in there twice, I dread to think what the evening meals are like. We would recommend the Panda Restaurant on the seafront at the end of the promenade for breakfast, the setting is wonderful and the food is delicious.
We usually stay at the Las Arenas but we booked a last minute break and it seemed they were full and so thought we would try the Balmoral as it is a similar location. We won’t be returning, it just wasn’t for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Balmoral is located in Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol, just 50 metres from the beach and a short distance away from the Port of Benalmadena , which is a fantastic complex of bars, shops and restaurants surrounding the marina . Nearby is also the Paloma Park which is a wonderful green large park ideal for strolling through or relaxing in the lovely climate of the Costa del Sol. The hotel is ideal for both families , friends and couples, and has 210 rooms distributed over 7 floors , with the vast majority of the rooms having excellent views of the Mediterranean sea. The Hotel Balmoral has two swimming pools, one for children and the other for adults. The attractive swimming pool area has sun beds for guests along with tables with umbrellas for relaxing by the pool and enjoying the bar service available. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel. The hotel's restaurant offers buffet style dining with a wide range of regional, Spanish and international dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Balmoral Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol