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“dirty and poor entertainment.give it a miss”
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Hotel Palmasol
Ranked #25 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“dirty and poor entertainment.give it a miss”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

i visited this hotel about 4 years ago ,and went back in september 2012,this hotel has went downhill,pigeon droppings over seats on the outside seating area,and were hot cleaned till the last day of a 9 night holiday,the room was cleaned but not to a good standard,entetainment was poor ,the food in the dinning room was a good choice but sometimes the food was not warm .afraid i will look at other hotels in benalmadana in the future ,im not a fussy person ,but sadly this hotel needs to have a good look at its self and bring there standards back up.beware of sunbeds to say they are dirty would be an under statement

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lincolnshire
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

My friend and I have just returned from a week at this hotel and we found it perfect for us. Our room was on the second floor overlooking the road, (but had afternoon sun) and a good view on the left handside of the balcony of the lovely port. Okay there is a derelict building opposite, but that is not the fault of the hotel. Our room had two double beds which were very comfy and there was plenty of wardrobe space. It was kept spotless by the friendly cleaners and we had clean towels every day which we did not ask for. We thought the food was very good, something to suit everyone. Breakfasts were great if you like a full English and there was plenty of other meat, cheeses, loads of bread, rolls, croissants and preserves to die for if you didn't. I will admit the elderly Spanish seem to take over the hotel and expect to get preferential treatment, which they probably did and were not the most friendly, but on the whole we found the staff very friendly if you made the effort to talk to them and most had a sprinkling of English so it was fine.
I do not understand why the people who expect 5 start treatment don't go to a 5 star hotel, as far as we are concerned we have no complaints so don't be put off by negativity from moaners. I have stayed in other hotels in Europe that are not as good as the Palmasol and they cost a lot more and were not all inclusive.
The pool and garden area is lovely, alright some of the beds have seen better days, but they are only used for a while so does it really matter all that!
My advice is to anyone visiting the Palmasol, chill out and enjoy. We did!

Room Tip: We asked for a high room but got one on the 2nd floor which was okay.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Good points- rooms clean, pool area ok.

Bad- the service was awful, too many issues to go into in detail but they really are a 3 star hotel trying to be a youth hostel. Staff were very rude and unfriendly, and everything was too much trouble.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

My Stay - 31/08/12 - 08/09/12
Where do I start? If your room is at the front of the hotel you have a lovely view of a derelict hotel... graffiti included.
The majority of staff are very slow at serving at the bar, and half of the time there are no glasses, so you end up with plastic.
The hotel itself is clean, and the food is perfectly fine... if you get to the restaurant as soon as it opens, otherwise you end up in a huge queue.
The hotel seems to be a retirement home for the Spanish! I wouldn't advise goung all inclusive, as if you stay at the hotel in an evening it is extremely boring, the only music played is Spanish.
Also, if you stay at the hotel during the day, be wary of the sunbeds, they are in desperate need of replacement!!!!!

Good Points - Close to the beach.
Room cleaned daily

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

31/08/2012 to 08/09/2012 party of four.
To be honest I was really mixed on going to this hotel due to comments that had previously gone on, however note to everybody going do NOT listen to all the negatives that everybody has put about it cause to be honest it really isnt as bad as some people make out.
The room was basic but clean 99% of the time when we first arrived it had hairs in the bathroom but since that it was always clean. The hotel isnt modern but its a typical spanish hotel isnt that why you go to spain? Food was excellent really could not fawlt. Swimming pool was fab. Location AMAZING so much to do also.
The only two negatives I could say would be not all staff were friendly infact some were really rude, this hotel has potential but it deffinatly needs to train its staff in customer service. A certain bar staff member "tut"ed when we asked for drinks which was really disappointing.
Secondly we were unfortunatly the unlucky ones who got the view of the derelict building but what can the hotel do about that?!

Room Tip: pool view in order not to get the derelict building.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Just returned from a very enjoyable week at the palmasol hotel. Being all inclusive I was a bit aprehensive about people being drunk and rowdy but was pleasently supprised.
The room can only be described as clean and basic.The room had a code safe in the wardrobe which cost €3.00 per day and a €10.00 deposit which was returned when you returned the internal key and deposit slip, a small price to pay for peace of mind. If you wanted fridge you had to pay for one. There were 3 single beds in our room which was designed for 2 so a little cramped but we didnt spend much time in there anyway. The bathroom looked as if was very recently refurbished and they gave you complementory shampoo, soap and a cologne. We overlooked the pool and patio area but this did not affect our sleep. Nice pool and patio area.
We thought the food was great, always plenty of choice and varied.
The staff were nice and friendly. The lifts are tiny (4 person) so if you rely on a mobility scooter it could be an issue.
The hotel is in an excellent position, right by the Marina. Not too far from the beach either.
A very short walk takes you to the main road where you can get a bus to several locations.
Taking all into account very good value for money and thoroughly enjoyed it, would go back again.

Room Tip: Try not to get a room with 3 beds.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

I have visited hotel Palmasol twice and price-quality it's very fine! Hotel food is good (not excellent) , nice pool and location in benalmadena is good (near marina)
don't expect a luxury hotel , impossible with the price you pay , but overall nice for a little trip to benalmadena

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Palmasol
Address: Avenida Mar 7, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #25 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Palmasol 3*
Number of rooms: 269
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