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“Hotel BINmoral” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Balmoral
Ranked #22 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
England
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Hotel BINmoral”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

For a 2 star hotel,it was excellent.
Rooms were of a high standard,better then some 4 star hotels that i have stayed in!!
Clean and very modern. Flat screen tv`s and remote air con.
Free internet in reception area.
Only let down was the food,was of a very low quality.....really.
Try and have BB only.
But never mind as there were restaurants galore just outside.
Beach is just across the road.
And if you really need to have a Mac Donald's.... its about 50 yards from the hotel :)
Would i stay here again?......Yes. This is my 2nd stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view......you also get a sea view if you are on a high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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aberdeen
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Checking out my password i have tried quite a lot of times to give my holiday report and for some reason your system will not accept my password have you altered anything in your system recently it is so frustrating as i keep losing my reports

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Was NOT disappointed. Read varying reviews beforehand. Extremely clean, room cleaned daily. Food filled us every day, always choices of salads, meat and fish. We thought that the dining area was not used to its best, as buffet display tables were left empty which led to people wondering around one area.
Staff on the whole friendly, pool very well lifeguarded and open later than other hotels we've been to, and why not.
We did also notice the vast majority of people were middle aged plus. Also, that most were Spanish. Not a problem, just an observation.
Lovely area to be in, very central, bus stop about 50 metres from hotel on the seafront, cheap. Malaga worth a trip, we had a horse and carriage ride which was about 45mins long and very well worth 30€. Also, sunbeds on beach 9€ for the day are very strong and well worth a relaxing day. Nice bar "Way Kiki" opposite the seafront restaurant, breakfasts huge, coffee and liquor or cake cheap and lovely, and served with a big smile.
Would consider going again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Our small group of golfers make use of this hotel as a base for the numerous courses along the Costa Del Sol. This was our second stay at the Balmoral and we are trying to book again for this coming November.

The hotel has a mainly Spanish customer base of mature age and really only caters for that market as a whole. That said the hotel is clean and the beds are comfortable for the price. However, give the breakfast a miss - it reminds me of Butlins in the sixties. There are several cafés nearby.

There is however one major niggle - Keycards; they have a habit of losing the information on the strip and you cannot gain entry to your room. This is particularly frustrating late at night and when your room is on the 6th floor and you have to go back down to reception to get the card re-set.

Another area which let's this hotel down is their Website. You cannot book online or receive any form of response from emails that are sent to them.

At the end of the day, it is cheap although the prices shown on the usual hotel comparison sites are wrongly priced as you would find a better grade of hotel for the same money.

Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Staying at the Balmoral from 16 September for a week, this was a way above average 2 Star Hotel.

Arriving very late from a (delayed) well known Irish Airline flight, we got a warm welcome from the night Receptionist, the room was spotless, with a flat screen TV, the safe (extra charge) and a spotless Bathroom.

The bed was comfortable, when we woke the next morning, we had a great view of the beach and local area, we had a 7th floor room, down to breakfast, which was excellent! Mostly Spanish visitors, with a sprinkling of Russians, there were some British visitors, mostly middle aged.

Close to bus stops, for trips to Malaga and to the other resorts, all the buses were very low cost, the local area is packed full of things to do, great value is the Dolphinarium, with the public park next to it. Surprising are the domestic animals living in the Park, abandoned by their owners, due to Spain's financial situation.

We went half board, the evening meals were good, with a wide range of hot and cold options, all in all a good Hotel, can recommend it.

Tried to find out if the rumours of permanent closure at the end of the Season were true, but no one can or would say,

We both hope that it does reopen in March 2014. We both plan to go back in May or June, a lovely clean nice Hotel, can recommend it totally.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel last year for a week on my own and loved it - so much so that I went back this year and found it just as good as I remembered if not better! It is in a great location, less than a minute's walk to the beach and about 15 minutes walk along the promenade to the wonderful Marina. The Reception staff are probably the friendliest I have met on the Costa del Sol - and most of them can speak English very well. The food was great - plentiful and quite varied which was quite important to me as I booked half-board as I don't like eating dinner 'out' in the evenings on my own. Yes, there were mostly Spanish people staying at the Hotel both times but I loved this! I found the constant chatter really amusing and quite entertaining and they were very friendly towards me especially when they could see I was on my own. I had very little Spanish and most of them had no English whatsoever but we got along famously - lots of smiles and some unofficial sign language! I hope to go back again next year - great location, friendly staff and amazing value for money!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Balmoral
Address: Calle Albatros 1, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balmoral 2*
Number of rooms: 210
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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