Stayed at the end of July with husband and grandson aged 7. Usually holiday 4* in Greece but thought we would return to Spain this year, what a disappointment!
The hotel, although clean inside, and the rooms were very clean, was very run down,shabby and basically dirty outside. No outside space really at all-some torn and delapitated crazy golf,,and an outside cattleshed with basic tables and chairs for evening entertainment ( if thats what you can call it - very poor and in Spanish - no attempt made for English speaking guests at all) .
The outdoor pool area - set aside from the hotel opened at between 09.00am and 09.30am despite saying on the gate 10.00 - the battle on a morning was not for sunbeds, but umbrella,s, which all disappeared incredibally quickly. The pool area was very small and very dirty, it was never washed down all week as the same stains remained - one morning sick of cigarette butts around the sunbeds, i took the brush myself and started sweeping up as i couldn,t stand it any longer, much to the surprise of the male cleaner who brought the brushpan over to collect the pile i had swept!
I booked this hotel for my grandson who usually enjoys the kids club on holiday - waste of time - no one spoke English - no one took the time to try and include him in miniclub, or in any activities - basically if you,re not Spanish forget it!
The dining room was nice and the food was ok, no better or worse than we usually get on holiday.
The friendliness of the staff didn,t bother me,they were neither friendly or unfriendly, the receptionist was basically disinterested, just doing her job then moving on to the next client, English was poor but not a problem.
The beach was on the doorstep and the views from the room really nice, but it got very busy with Spanish families and half their house contents that used to descend, especially at the weekend.
All in all, i would never return to this hotel, in my opinion a very basic 3* hotel!.
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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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- Also Known As:
- Playabonita Hotel Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol
- Hotel Playabonita