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Best Siroco
Ranked #10 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“will not returning to this hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

this hotel is dirty and old our room was small with no seating area outside it was on the ground floor which was very noisy with staff waking us up early and people walking down the corridor.

we paid for bed and breakfast but only ate in the hotel one morning as the food was disgusting.

We had 3 electricity cut in one night.

my advice look for another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank dd4780
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

I stayed at Hotel Sirocco with my husband and our young son and would definitely go back again. The hotel was clean and the gardens well maintained.Our room was cleaned every day and towels changed.
There was a problem with bird poo on the balcony but I can not see how you can stop birds sitting on the hotel roof when you are so close to the sea.
Food was excellent. It did get a bit repetitive to the end but this is what I have had in the past from a buffet restaurant. The staff worked hard to keep the dining room clean and tidy and were all friendly.
My only one suggestion to the hotel is that there is little to do for young children. Most of the daytime activities were pool games, rifle shooting and ping pong so my little boy did not have much to do during the day. Also 9:30 is a little late for a mini disco and when it was on it only lasted in one case about 10 minutes and on the last day seemed to drag on for over 2 hours.
I would definately return to Benalamdena and would certainly consider the Hotel Siroco.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank missizzy03
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

We stopped here for 14 nights through a Thomas Cook package, and really enjoyed our stay. There were three teenagers staying with us, 17, 15 and 13, as well as our cousins, who came and joined us for the second week once they heard how much we were loving it - they have two lads of 10 and 12.

The check-in was simple and straight forward, but because we arrived at the same time as loads of other coaches there was quite a queue. We stayed half board, dinner and breakfast were very nice - the hotel is very popular with Spanish tourists, so was great to see what they eat in the morning, as some foods we didn't understand why they were provided! Dinner had a good range, not quite 4 star food, which I assume is what prevents it from reaching this status, but overall very good. There was also two chefs on hand to cook fresh foods, which were AMAZING!

The room itself was good, we stayed in two, all the rooms have balcony's, which is great, and most are well shaded by the hotel gardens - the only issue is the walk from reception to the rooms, most of which are at the 'back' of the hotel. To cut down the time it took, we, and other guests, started to use the cleaning staffs stairways! Rooms have air-con - we had an issue with the remote, and the electricity in each room is powered by the door key, so when you leave the room, leave some other swipe card in it, so that the room doesn't overheat for when you come back!

Beds were comfortable, fridge available for a small fee, would defiantly upgrade next time though, for a bigger balcony, more space, and more modern rooms!

Hotel itself has so many facilities, two pools, and a toddlers pool, a 'games' area, two bars (only one was open whilst we were there though), gorgeous gardens - plenty of shade! - two lounger areas, a gift shop and a gym.

The pool was a major factor for us, and it was brilliant, there's always loads of activities going on, run by the staff to keep everyone entertained, and one pool is always left for people who just want to relax - no inflatables when it is busy though!

Although we hardly found the need to visit, the beach is a stones throw away - the hotel has a entrance by the pool area - only opened by a room key though, so safe from people trying to walk in off the street. Once out of the door, go under the road through the subway - this leads straight down to the beach promenade, so only a five minute walk in the boiling weather!

The hotel is up a slight incline, however, unless you are in a wheelchair, or have severe mobility problems, it's not a problem, takes two minutes at the most. for the more disabled visitors, the entrance from the road to the pool area only has on small flight of stairs, so is easy to get up!

Loved our stay, the staff enhanced it, and given the chance we would definitely return - it even catered for the miserable teenagers!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank GeorgieGee
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west midlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

worst hotel I have ever stayed in!
staff were unhelpful & rude,the hotel in general was exceptionally tired & in desparate need of a revamp,the food was very greasy & poor in quality,no air con in main areas eg. dining room,all facilities were not in working order,lights in corridors to rooms were turned off,glass in balcony doors in room not secure in door frame,room meant for 4 adults not even suitable for 2 adults & 1 child.
I have stayed in many hotels in Benalmadena & this is by far the worst!
I have been visiting Benalmadena over the last 25 years & I will not be returning as like the hotel,the town has deteriorated.The streets are no longer cleaned to a good standard & the tiled pavements are damaged,making it unsafe & unsuitable for more older & infirm people.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ltomma
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MACPOP
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41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

I went here for a last minute booked honeymoon as we didn't have a lot of money. We didn't have great expectations of the hotel but we were quite surprised. The hotel was fully booked when we got there so no choice of room but the one we were given was ok. Small but fine for 2 of us. The rooms were cleaned every day, if you left a do not disturb sign on the door they popped a note under the door explaining that if you needed clean towels etc to go to reception, which i thought was very good.

The food choice was quite big, both for breakfast and dinner. It was all fresh. For dinner there was plenty of salad choices including cold meats and cheese's, soup, pasta & rice dishes, around 5 hot meat choices, veg, chips and another potato dish. There were also burgers and hot dogs cooked fresh for each person and another meat. For dessert you had many choices of fresh fruit, yougurts, ice cream, cakes and lots of other things. The breakfast choices were just as good. I think the food was better than 3 Star food.

The pool area was quite large with 3 pools. Not enough sun beds but we did notice that on our last day they had bought some new beds so this should solve that problem. The pool area is right next to the main road so it is very noisy. Another problem with the pool area is that people seem leave their towels down on the sunbeds all week so its quite hard to get a sunbed.

The resort is fab, great for shopping, walking and really good places to eat. I will go back!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MACPOP
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

Just arrived home, stayed at Siroco for past 5 years now, hotel, food, all good.
Most staff helpful, rooms clean, can recommend

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 190832Alan
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

Room very basic. Mosies hanging from cobwebs in bedroom. pool area dirty and never saw it cleaned in the week we were there. People reserved sunbeds the day before and the pool attendant turned a blind eye to this. Never seen this done before! food ok for a 3 star hotel. resort itself in need of an upgrade, again not very clean. Will not return to hotel or benalmadena again. Much nicer places to visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scottishcouple57
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Property: Best Siroco
Address: Carril del Siroco s/n, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Siroco 3*
Number of rooms: 405
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Siroco hotel is located at the tourist center of Benalmadena, at 200m from the beach (which is accessible through an underground tunnel) and the marina. ... more   less 
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