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“10 euro to hire kettle”
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Hotel Best Triton
Ranked #11 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
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Cork, Ireland
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“10 euro to hire kettle”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

spent a week up to nov 16. food fair but rabbit on menu wouldnt do much for me .having to pay 10 euro to hire a kettle is crazy would be standard in any basic b n b .location great and saves a lot on taxis . one last point only 1 english speaking tv channel bbc news 24 so brush up on your german.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

hotel was great . rooms very clean. credit to the maids. dining room staff need lessons in manners. food just acceptable. we went half board. great location veiw from our room fabulous. entertainment poor. one week was enough. on the good side the hotel was very quiet no one walking around rooms in high heals . no noise from other rooms . only down side they allow smoking on balconies if like us you get a cigar smoker up at 7am very unpleasant you have to keep the patio doors closed.

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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We stayed at this hotel the beginning of October, and although some of the public rooms are a little dated, the bedrooms seem to have been newly refurbished and are quite acceptable. The food in the restaurant was palatable and varied, with enough variety to suit anyone's taste. The average age of the guests whilst we were there was 65 plus, although it wasn't peak season so perhaps younger people go there at other times. We found the big drawback was all of the steps and stairs that you had to go up and down to get anywhere in the hotel, we were staying in the annex building and the only way to get into it was through the main building and up and down lots of stairs, which isn't much good with all your luggage! We managed because we are younger but I don't know how anyone elderly or disabled would manage to get around the place as there didn't seem to be any assistance available. We hired a car whilst we were there and had to pay for a parking ticket every time that we wanted to go out, so if you went out three times over the course of the day it was very costly, it would have been much better to charge a daily tariff if you were staying at the hotel. We have stayed in much more upmarket hotels and not been charged for parking. The location is very good, right on top of the beach and lots of little bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We were looking for a last minute holiday last half term and the travel agents were literally running out of holidays. The Triton looked nice in the brochure and seemed in an ideal location (for Costa Del Sol). I thought it was a bit pricey but, there again, we were prisoners of the half term.

Good bits -
Pretty gardens and pools.
Good location - right on the promenade, next to the beach and a ten minute stroll to the harbour.
Attractive communal spaces - big sofas, nice conservatory type bit, pool bar etc. and all seemed clean.
Reasonable prices within the hotel - drinks, food.

OK bits -
Decoration / maintenance - a bit tired looking on close inspection, in hotel room and around the hotel.
Entertainment - day activities seemed OK but only two nights of evening gigs were bearable.
Accommodation - a family room consisted of two double beds in one room - no privacy/peace for one week!
Nice clientèle

Bad bits -
The food in the restaurant - I am surprised there hasn't been an outbreak of food poisoning. All hot food was kept at a tepid temperature, all chilled food was also kept at a tepid temperature - dangerous. The food was set out nicely but was either tasteless or tasted foul. The anxiety about getting ill prevented me from trying potentially lethal food like paella and soft cheese. We ate out four nights out of seven so it was false economy booking half board.
Cleanliness in the lounge bar - smelly, dirty glasses every night.
The staff - not exactly unfriendly but not overly welcoming and easily agitated. Attempts to get food cooked properly were met with harassed looks and god forbid you sat on an unlaid table....
The pool was FREEZING - the children were blue and shivering all week.

I would go again, merely for the location and pool area, but I would go 'room only' and ensure I knew where the nightlife was.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Hotel was lovely, rooms were cleaned everyday clean sheets and towels.
Food not always hot and no lunch time food on offer. Plenty of sun loungers always available and it was half term for schools.
Entertainment poor.
Very dissapointed in guests having to pay to park their cars in the hotel car park every day.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

This is my seventh time to Benalmadena and this hotel was the best out of all of them for locality (no steep hills), food, service and cleanliness. The room was large clean and more modern than I have stayed in before in Benalmadena. The hotel is large but it is very friendly and the staff are more than helpful. The food was excellent, tasty and a massive choice to choice from.

The location is ideal for young and the elderly, the front of the hotel brings you on to the main road where you can get the local buses which are very reasonable in price. The back of the hotel brings you on to the beach, it is a very short walk to the marina.

I find it is getting a bit expensive to eat round the marina this year but we found the small restaurants just out the back gates of the hotel very reasonable. We got a lovely lunch for under 10 euros.

At night we spent most of our nights in Tapas wheel and punters which is owned by Iian and his staff are really friendly, good mixture of ages in the bar and a good atmosphere. Sangria large jug 7 Euros, pints 1.50Euros and spirts 2.50Euros. Free jukebox which was great (turn left out of hotel just up the road on the opposite side).

The spa was wonderful for 7 euros with steam room, sauna and swimming pool would loved to have a facial but at 67euros they were too expensive it put people off from treating themselves. If they would bring the price down they would have got my business. We used the spa for three days and it was empty everyday, it made my holiday having this luxury well worth the money.

Overall fantasic break, I will be be booking this hotel next year for sure.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

arrived at triton hotel check in great ,room very clean well furnished , staff very friendly ,plenty of choice at meal times, bar was a bit slow but your on holiday so no rush,,great views from room lookinkgout to sea plenty ot sun beds by pool,entertainment not very good ,would go there again no hesitation

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Property: Hotel Best Triton
Address: Avda Antonio Machado 29, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
#9 Luxury Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Best Triton 4*
Number of rooms: 380
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the well known "Costa del Sol", at the tourist centre of Benalmádena and facing the sea. It's just a few metres away from the harbour. Comfortable rooms with terrace, fully fitted bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, security door lock, telephone, fridge, heating, air conditioning and optional safe-deposit box. Buffet restaurant with show cooking, national and international cuisine. ... more   less 
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