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Hotel San Fermin
Ranked #29 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“villa soll”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

this hotel is very good value for money.stayed for nine nights found the food too be o/k for the money paid for H/B.You have to pay for sun beds in some ways it was good idea has you can get one at any time with out getting up early to but your towel on the bed the price is two euro.there was a lot off Spanish and french arriving in .coaches making the dinning room a bit noise The bed room was clean and tide have stayed at this hotel before and found it a good value hotel,

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Found this Hotel exceptionally good value, room wasd basic but very clean with free air conditioning, public areas were also very clean, we found the staff pleasent and helpful, we were on a half board basis and food was both varied and plentifull with a good choice of both salads and hot food, pool area was very nice and yes you do pay 2 euros a day for a sunbed but by doing this you were guaranteed one, they did not all have towels on by 8am in the morning and remain unused for most of the day !!!!!. Overall we were very impressed with the quality of this Hotel for the price we paid and I would deffinately stay there again and recommend it, it is not luxurious but both comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

we took a flight from barcelona to Malaga and then took a bus from outside the airport. The bus drops you right outside the road leading up to the hotel. Please beware that you need to climb up about 100 mtrs up a steep hill to reach the hotel.

the best part about the hotel is its proximity to a lot of eateries on the main road. all types of cuisines can be found on the road. the beach is literally 10 mins walk and is pretty clean. the cable car is also a walkable distance away- about 15-20 mins. the cable car was the best thing we experienced in benalmadena.

the hotel pool was also nice and clean.

all in all we would recommend this hotel for families and couples. nice quiet clean place!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks with my wife, and anything we requested from our travel agent was fulfilled by the hotel, including sea views and top floor.
On the second day, we asked if we can upgrade the bed and breakfast to bed and lunch, and we were asked to pay a very small price difference for the 2 weeks duration. A price that we were more than happy to pay, for the variety of food that was on offer, in the form of a buffet.
The room was very clean, towels changed 7 days a week, staff were very helpful and friendly, and the entertainment was enjoyable.
The adults swimming pool was large, there is also a childrens swimming pool, and the garden was mostly grass, nicely decorated and big. There were plenty of activities for the adults, including, Tennis, Footbal, Shooting, Archery, Table tennis and water polo (on the shallow end).
Brian the entertainment manager, in particular, worked very hard, to get all visitors to participate in all the activities that the hotel offered, and was very popular. He spoke perfect English too. When Brian was not around, Marie, his helper, did her best to cover.
The evening shows, arranged by Brian and Marie, were very entertaining , we particularly enjoyed the comedy sketches and Flamenco show.
There were also plenty of activities for the children, including evening shows, such as magic and parrot shows.
The hotel is only 10-15 minutes walk from the marina, and less than 5 minutes from the beach, with a lovely walk by the sea all the way to the marina.
Some negative points, the hotel is located on a rather steep hill, but only for a very short duration. The beds, though seem to be new and firm, are very squeaky, but did not bother us too much, as we were comfortable in the room.
This year, our kids were on their own holiday , next year however, we have decided to bring them with us, to stay in this hotel ,now that we know , it is child accommodating for them as well.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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yorkshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

I stayed here the summer of 2010, the hotel inside is very nice, clean and sophisticated looking. The room was nicely decorated and the gardens were nice to suinbathe in. The choice of food was good, especially breakfast which can be poor abroad. The walls were very thin so take earplugs if you don't want to be woken very early by families going for breakfast around 7!The downside was the area, I did not like benalmadena as the resort is basically situated along a VERY busy road, so on an evening you can't enjoy a relaxing drink as it is noisy. The marina area is lovely though, definitely the place to be, unfortunately we didn't find this until towards the end of our trip.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Koscierzyna, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

(July 2012) It's not a bad hotel. The good points: a good swimming pool (quite deep - so good for swimming, but not for children), clean rooms, tasty food, friendly staff, the lift. The bad points: to get to the hotel from the beach you have to walk about 0,5 km uphill, so it's not definitely for elderly people (too tiring, however, for the young, they might lose weight...:)...).Unfortunately, the animation is not very interesting, and mainly for the Spanish. However, I liked the animators and I appreciate their work. The price for water in the hotel too high - 1,5€ for a bottle.
The hotel is situated in Benalmadena, quite close to a very beautiful port (in fact, fabulous....!!!). You can walk from the hotel to the Teleférico - the cableway, which will take you to a peak; spactacular views on the way and it's not very expensive). Tivoli Park - I don't recommend it.
You can take a bus to get to La Línea (but only from the one bus stop where you can buy tickets), the city next to Gibraltar - worth visiting.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Killarney, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We stayed at the San Fermin for 10 days in July ( two friends in our twentys). Accomodation is basic, we found it quite claustrophobic, it is rather cramped, however spotlessly clean.Bathroom is fine with plenty of hot water and a hairdryer.Rooms were cleaned daily & towels changed,I thought it appalling that during our 10 day stay the bed linen wasnt changed once.This hotel is totally aimed at spanish tourists , the television had only 1 english channel and this was news. The nightly entertainment again all spanish which is fine for music but anything that requires audience participation is out if you dont speak the language.On that note, if you plan to have an early night this place is out of the question as the music is extremely loud and dosent finish until after 12, so if you have young kids beware. The garden and pool area is great, kept spotless and well maintained, you do have to pay 2 euro for a lounger but people should know this before they go,anyway its quite handy as there isnt the usual early morning push for loungers.The food is fine, something for everyone, it can be repetitive but plenty on offer.The staff are very helpful and all have good english. The hotel is located at the top of a steep hill which we didnt find a problem, I could see how it may be a problem for the elderly during peak sunshine hours. As for the area itself I wont be going back, we found the nights to be on the boring side and no real entertainment or live music in the area for what is supposed to be peak season. Overall this hotel is fine for a cheap sun holiday, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel San Fermin
Address: Calle San Fermin 11, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Fermin 3*
Number of rooms: 316
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