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“recommanded for a family with young child”
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Playabonita Hotel
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“recommanded for a family with young child”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We took demi-pension package from LuxairTours. Overall, we are satisfied though there is something the hotel could improve. I'll start with good part:
1. Good food: a lot of choices, warm/ cold buffet and freshly-cooked meat and fish on plancha. There's always new dishes every day. They even have a corner of baby food. Fresh milk is always available in the fridge for self-service during opening hours of restaurant, which is helpful for us with a 2.5yr boy. Restaurant staff are very friendly.
2. Comfortable room with good view: all the rooms face the sea and the balcony has a practical rack dryer.
3. Isolated location away from crowds: since this hotel is not in city center, the beach is quieter and less crowded.
4. Mini Club proposed activities to children 4-11yr every day, free to charge. Though we couldn't leave our 2.5yr boy there for a break, we could accompany him to participate the activities together. Club staff are very friendly.

My only complaint is about the reception staff. They are not very friendly though they were not rude. They just didn't smile and answered to our request/question in the way like "leave me alone". It happened twice that the same lady at reception desk always turned her back to me when I was approaching reception (some other staff also at reception and no other customers). The staff who treated our check-in didn't explain us how to find gym and indoor swimming pool. He used less than 3 minutes to send us away, but he spent almost 10 minutes to check in another LuxairTours customers.

Conclusion, we recommend it to the family with small children.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.
Sorry for the bad impression we gave you in the hotel reception, we will do everything necessary for it does not happen again.
We remain at your beck and hope you return to visit at any other time.

Yours sincerely

Manuel J. Tomé
Playabonita Hotel Manager
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

hotel playa bonita was a staff friendly hotel,clean rooms,a terrific selection of food.a good selection of escursions.all rooms had sea views.beach 25yards away.a really good all inclusive deal with jet2.com. one downside was entertainment was non existent for adults.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.
Sorry your comments on the entertainment industry, our hotels are focused on family-friendly not forgetting the other guests, and we will review the plannnig necessary corrections.
We remain at your beck and hope you return to visit at any other time.

Yours sincerely

Manuel J. Tomé
Playabonita Hotel Manager
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I arrived at the hotel to find our booking had a mistake we had to wait for over an hour for my room to be ready. I had pushed 2 cases 2 hand luggage and a wheelchair from the bus drop off, when we got my mums key no directions were given to our room, and no help was offered, i had to struggle into a tiny lift with my mum and wheelchair go to her room and go back up to collect my luggage from the floor above. When i eventually got my room, i was very happy with it. and the lovely sea view.The hotel was very clean. The cleaning ladies came every day and did a good job. The bar staff and waiters were lovely and friendly, and knew our drinks after a couple of nights, waiter service was good on an evening as i was with my mum in a wheel chair. The food was average, i have had better at a 3 star hotel, The rooms were great all with a sea view. Reception were not very helpful. No bus time tables, no leaflets for things to do. The hotel was miles from anywhere, only a couple of small bars and a little shop just down the hill from entrance. Although we didnt find them for a few days.Entertainment? id rather have watched paint dry, Bus service every half hour, very rude bus drivers. If you have difficulty walking or in a wheelchair this is not for you. very steep hill down to pool and beach. also no ramp to bar terrace in main hotel, i had to lift wheel chair up a step every night.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Please understand that it is our goal is that you spend the best days of your holiday with us and this is why we work and trying to improve every day.
We regret that a reservation had a mistake and we made him wait.
We are available and happy to return to again enjoy his presence on your next vacation.

Kindest regards from all staff.
Manuel J. Tomé
Playabonita Hotel Manager
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Stayed here a couple of nights while on a tour. Presumably a typical Costa del Sol hotel but very nice with all the bedrooms facing the sea with good balconies. The staff were all friendly and helpful and service was quite speedy for such a large hotel. On our departure morning we had to have breakfast very early but plentiful supplies were left out for us and good packed lunches provided. There seemed to be plenty of parking at the hotel but there didn't seem to be much to do in the town and you were a little distant from the larger resorts, but all the same, a good place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Guest,
It is our pleasure to receive your comments, surely words like yours help us to continue working hard so that our guests' experiences at our hotels are enjoyable ones. We hope to see you again in our hotel or any other our chain.

Yours sincerely

Manuel J. Tomé
Playabonita Hotel Manager
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This was our 6 the visit to the hotel the last time was six years ago and we were pleased to see not much had changed even most of the staff were still the same, we were given two rooms next to each other we did request a connecting room but this wasn't given which meant due to the age of the children we had to sleep in separate rooms. The rooms were disappointing one room the door looked as if it had been broken into at one point as the whole framed moved when you opened it plus the safe didn't work in that room, then we discovered the bath had a huge crack running right along the back base of it which was not safe for the children to use ( the hotel obviously knew about the problem with this because when we asked for a late check out we were told we could only have the other room as that one needed some repairers and they weren't joking as we prepared to leave they had pulled out the bath and was replacing it in my opinion we should have not been given a room that needed this much work done) the second room was a little better although the door to prevent sound from the hallways didn't close the toilet constantly dripped and the underneath of the bed was rotten and torn. We wasn't going to spend the week complaining so we decided to make the best of it. Thankfully the rest of the hotel was fantastic the food was wonderful as we're the staff so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The beach and pool are amazing and overall we had a fantastic time I would recommend this hotel but maybe a little reluctant to return considering the room quality is not up to standard

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Dolni Brezany
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed in the hotel 7 days in May 2014. Hotel is big and old, not so much renovated. The advantage is that all rooms have see view. Service was not on high level, two people on reception were not able to manage all requests and the queue was almost all the time. Some waiters spoke only Spanish, time to time not easy to make an order. Rooms were clean and maintained properly. In general we found average value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Guest,
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.

Yours sincerely,

Manuel J. Tomé
Playabonita Hotel Manager
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Frome, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

the worst holiday ever went with ON THE BEACHES who did not pay for my room 2 adults 6 year old and a 14 year old girls in one small room with 2 double beds hotel locked us out of our room demanding us to pay the bill that on the beaches should of paid in the end they let us go back to our room at 22.00

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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P-Stor, Gerente at Playabonita Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your comments about our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience we have caused you, but we gave the room type you had booked with 2 beds of 135cm x 200cm.
Again I apologize fart, I personally do not know any Hotel where you pay at the end of the holiday.

Yours sincerely
Manuel J. Tomé
Playabonita Hotel Manager
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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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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