We are just back from a week staying at the Flatotel. The apartments are fantastic. A huge living room area with windows; a master bedroom with ensuite and a smaller bedroom; decent sized kitchen and hall area. The flat was spotless. There is a balcony off the master bedroom and a small balcony off the kitchen. The staff at reception were extremely pleasant and helpful and couldn't fault them.
The only downside was that we had requested a low level apartment as I hate lifts and got a room on the 8th floor, so thanks for that! Also we arrived there at 12:30pm and the apartments are not available until 5pm :( However, we just lazed about around the pool and it was ready for 4:30pm.. The pool itself is quite small for the size of the Flatotel and the usual problems with getting sunbeds but you will get them eventually.
I was aware that the location was 'out of town' but we were disappointed that a supermarket was not closer by or that the flatotel itself didn't have a small shop, simlar to other apartments we have stayed at. However, the bus stop is right outside and four of us went into town for just over 5 euros. Get the 110 bus (Its too long to walk) and they come very regularly.
The marina is a lovely location to spend the evening just sitting at a bar watching the world go by. We ate out every night and were disappointed with most of the places we went to apart from Mad As, an Irish Pub. THe food and service was spot on. Ended up there three times!
We also went to the Waterpark which is in Torrimolenus so just get the bus into there and a short taxi ride (around 5 euros) or a taxi back to the hotel costs around 13 euros. We also went to Tivoli World (Taxi 9 euros) which is in Benalmadena and it is a theme park open from 5pm to 1am. It was a good place particularly if you had infants as there was more for them to do. OUr two teenagers had enough to amuse them but don't go on the dodgems, they are mental.
All in all Benalmadena is a very nice location. The Flatotel we couldn't fault at all in terms of space and cleanliness and pleasant staff.
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- Also Known As:
- Flatotel Internacional Hotel Benalmadena
- Flatotel International
- Flatotel Benalmadena
- First Flatotel Internacional Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol