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Playabonita Hotel
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Bratislava, Slovakia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very good”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Very nice hotel for a family holiday, all rooms have sea view so you dont have to pay extra for it. The beach was lovely and right in front of the hotel with enough beach beds- only you have to pay for them (4,5 euro for one).
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
You can get to Malaga by train within 1/2 hour, the train station is 10 minutes walk from the hotel, or by bus- 1 hour.
The WIFI in the hotel -lobby is free only for 1 hour per day.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank erwine19
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear Guest,

First I would like to thank your comments, as it is through them the best way we can improve the quality of our service, understanding the perception of our product and what is most important the quality and friendly service.

We stay in your entire disposal and hope that you return to visit us in other occasions, meanwhile we will continue working in achieving our goal that is that our guests enjoy their stay along their holiday in our establishment.

Best Regards

Abel Garcia
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

A cleverly designed hotel where all rooms face the stunning sea view and private beach. The roo m we had was tastefully decorated and kept spotlessly clean as was the whole hotel. The ladies at recept were multilingual and extremely helpful. I found the staff generally very pleasant and efficient. The private beach is lovely as is the pool. The food is very reasonable for this price range. All in all a lovely week !

Room Tip: Don't worry people - they all face the sea !
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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9 Thank raymondcompton
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your comments given towards our establishment, and our staff, I will take this comment to them personally, because is in our interest, that all of our guests leave the hotel with a wonderful memory of their vacation.

We stay in your entire disposal and hope that you return to visit us in other occasions, meanwhile we will continue working in achieving our goal that is that our guests enjoy their stay along their holiday in our establishment.

Best Regards

Abel Garcia
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

we had room on 9th floor beautiful sea view which we paid extra for until got there to realise all rooms had sea view!! We had b&b breakfast buffet hot and cold was ok. has first lunch on terrace by bar and paid for the worse food i had tasted in ages so if that what the all inclusive was like i would not recommend it. On good side has some beautiful restaurants within walking distance and staff very helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Sharon M
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2013
Dear Guest,

First I would like to thank your comments, as it is through them the best way we can improve the quality of our service, understanding the perception of our product and what is most important the quality and friendly service.

We very much in mind your impressions and work on improving the points marked so that in a future visit their perception of the product received is totally satisfactory.

Best Regards

Abel Garcia
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Middelkerke, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We booked a midweek, very clean hotel, very nice staff.
the food is not good, not so many different Food, the hot Food was colt..
All inclusieve is half inclusieve, you have to pay supplements, and à lot.
We leave the hotel at 6 pm and the all inclusieve stops at 12 am??
Good for once, never see us back

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Loesschel
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. I am certainly disappointed that your stay was not all what it could have been.

I regret not meeting their expectations in terms of our all-inclusive service, as it corresponds to the information we offer in our brochure and on our website. As will be shown, we have a wide range of drinks including premium brand, both in bars and in the restaurant, except for some products (stocks, specialty beers, ice letter, Matutano potatoes) that you can enjoy for a small fee. In addition to meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) you can have snacks "tapas" at the pool bar and light afternoon meal. The rest of the services we offer them with a small deposit that we give you back at the end of use (pool towels, play equipment) and other low pay (parking, safe, minibar). The sunbeds at the beach are of a private provider from outside the hotel, and we offer, for free, the ones located in pools.

Concerning your comments about the variety of food, we would like to inform you, that our menus have a 10-days cycle, in which the salads and fittings could be repeated but not the main plates. Also we include the “Show-Cooking”, where you can find different kind of fish, meat, vegetables, Crêpes, pasta, and the typicalSpanish“paella”.

We thank you for your comments to which we will bear your impressions in mind, we will work in improving the marked points in order that in a next visit your perception of the products received is totally satisfactory.

Diego Aquaro
Playabonita Hotel
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Our expectations were not high having read mixed reviews. We were very pleasantly surprised!
First impressions were excellent due to the very friendly and helpful guy on the check-in desk. We arrived very late but were directed to the restaurant where a salad and some water had been left out for us. The room was lovely and the view out to sea is as good as it gets. All the staff were very friendly and we loved the beach front location. It is a 5 minute walk down from the train station and a bit longer back up the small hill. We had a lovely time and will be returning soon.

  • Stayed June 2013
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Please Know that it is our aim that you spend the best days of your holidays with us and this is what we are working for and trying to improve every day.

We stay in your entire disposal and hope that you return to visit us in other occasions

Diego Aquaro
Playabonita Hotel
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We have just returned from a lovely all-inclusive week here at Playabonita. It is a lovely hotel, although have to be honest, is in need of some updating in parts; it's in a good location with a lovely beach frontage and pool area; all rooms have a sea view. One evening around 7pm we just happened to be sitting on our balcony and spotted Dolphins swimming close by in the bay, a lovely sight. We had a Superior Bedroom on the 9th Floor which was spacious, immaculately clean and with twin double beds which were very comfortable and clean with complete mattress covers under the sheets as well as pillow protectors under the pillow cases; an essential requirement in our standards. Sheets etc were changed regularly in just the 1 week we were there. If you like the hustle and bustle of night clubs, bars, restaurants and shops, this is not the area for you. It is located in a quiet area just outside Benalmadena but the local buses run every half hour into all the resorts, eg Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, etc. with fares only costing around 1.50 Euro each way; we found it to be a good service with the bus stops just outside the hotel. Taxis are also available. As well as the Hotel shop, there is a local small supermarket which also sells souvenirs, and there are a couple of small quiet bars just a short walk from the hotel as well as a restaurant on the beach area if you needed anything. From our own experience of staying in 4* hotels, unfortunately we did not find the choice of buffet food to be of 4*quality. Some days there was a reasonably good choice, others were not so good but at least we didn't starve as there was plenty of salad choice and sometimes good cold meats selections available as well as fruit and nice desert choices. There is also a separate area where the Chef cooks fresh fish and chips, pork steaks and pasta dishes etc., and will also cook a crepe or omelette of your choice, but we found there was inevitably a long queue of people waiting to be served as there was only 1 Chef on at any one time who always seemed to be multi-tasking and juggling with various dishes. The chips were usually cold and inedible as they were cooked then left to stand for so long. To be honest breakfast was adequate with the usual cereal choices, cold meats/cheeses, pastries etc., as well as the chef cooking a plentiful supply of fresh bacon and eggs. Unfortunately the choice of fresh fruit for breakfast was very poor although they did have fresh orange juice, etc. and the coffee was always hot. We found most of the staff to be very helpful and pleasant and always spoke to us in English despite our feeble attempts to order our drinks in Spanish; there were only one or two who didn't meet the required good standards. There was a wide variety of nationalities staying in the hotel when we were there, lots of British people, and we applaud the staff on their ability to be able to cope with so many different languages and cultures. We do think the Wifi provision could be improved upon for all guests, only 1 hour free per 24 hours is inadequate, in our opinion. All in all, a lovely relaxing and quiet holiday for my husband and I, just what we needed.

Room Tip: The Superior rooms are an excellent choice and worth paying extra for.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
DearGuest

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel. I am certainly disappointed that your stay was not all what it could have been.

We will have very much in mind your impressions and we will work to improve these points marked so that in the next visit your perception of the product received is entirely satisfactory.

We regret not covering your expectations and we will be delighted if you offer us the opportunity to return to have you back in any of our establishments.


Diego Aquaro
Playabonita Hotel
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Dear Senor Aquaro, We have been looking at the reviews for the hotel and are pleased to see that most of them are very positive. We are looking forward to being with you all again on 5th August, our 11th holiday at the Playabonita. We have not missed a year since 2004. Your teams of staff have always made us feel very welcome and we are looking forward to seeing them again.We like the location of the hotel. It is tranquil and relaxing, exactly what we are looking for and look forward to.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank madrid11Linlithgow
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
DearGuests,

All the staff at Playabonita Hotel are waiting for you and hope you a good trip. We will try to offer, once again, the best possible holidays.

Diego Aquaro
Playabonita Hotel
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Property: Playabonita Hotel
Address: Crta. N-340 Km. 217 - Urbanizacion Torremuelle, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
#14 Luxury Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Playabonita Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 334
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The Playabonita Hotel enjoys a beachfront location, next to the pedestrianised seafront and 600 metres from Benalmadena train station. ... more   less 
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