This was our 2nd time staying in the Palmasol hotel. We chose to go back to this hotel due to the location. It is situated across the road from the Marina and beach. It is also very close to the 24 hour square.
Last time we stayed at this hotel it had a H10 status which it now no longer has. The reviews are true that it has gone downhill but only in the food department (in my opinion). Regarding the food I would suggest eating out. The breakfast was ok offering the usual cooked food, hard bread and some fruit but the evening meals were dreadful. I found myself most nights just eating chips and some pasta. Due to the loss of it's H10 status (and now no longer being run by Thompson) the hotel seems to cater for spanish/ german guests rather than English.
The rooms are basic. There are 2 pushed together single beds, a flat screen TV and cupboards. Not many English channels and only 1 plug socket. The bathroom was nice but occasionally had a smell of the drains. The maid often forgot to leave us with any towels so we did have to chase her and ask for them most days. The hotel has air conditioning as well. Most rooms have a view of the sea. Our room faced onto the side street even though we did ask for a pool view room. The initial look out is onto a run down building but to the left we had a beautiful view of the Marina and sea. Unfortunately at night it was very noisy due to people using the hotel's street as a cut through from the square and beach. It was very bad especially on Friday and Saturday night and seemed to last up until the early hours. There is also a walk way from the pool to the marina which was accessible until 1am.
The pool area was clean and very nice. There is also an outside jacuzzi and a gym. Inside the gym was an indoor pool but it was not in use when we stayed here.
There is a mcdonalds in the square and a burger king on the front. The area itself is lovely. It does get very busy at night but there are plenty of shops and bars.
A few tips: don't bother with Tivoli World, it has gone downhill. Defiantly go on a boat trip, we enjoyed a 2 hour day trip on Topcat with drinks included. The ice creams in the marina are lovely, try some. Aqualand is good fun but look out for 3 euro discount in hotel lobby. Avoid Maracas bar the drinks they gave us had no alcohol in them. Look out for Buddy's bar down in a little square opposite mcdonalds.
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- Also Known As:
- h10 Palmasol Hotel Benalmadena
- Hotel Palmasol Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol