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El Greco
Ranked #41 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Reviewed 24 July 2014

as all the other reviews I agree . the rooms were tiny but well thought out we were on the 7th floor stunning views but the balcony was not straight so when you walked out off the room you felt as though you had to hold onto the rails they slanted forwards made you feel as though you were falling forward . the food was cold the bar staff were not happy as we payed for all inclusive they served the Spanish first always until I put them right . the building needs updating . wont be going back

Room Tip: 7 th floor but not the end rooms
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

We just came back from a weeks stay at this hotel after booking through ice lolly (also i dont recommend one bit ) we was the only english people in this hotel and we found because of this the staff were quite rude. We stayed in a double room and it was 2 single beds pushed together one was very hard and uncomfortable and one very soft. The air con everytime you turned in on blew out the awful smell of stale smoke and it also dripped alot of water all over you when sitting outside on the balcony. All in all there was about 7 sun loungers for the whole hotel and a small pool which infact had dirty fag butts in. I had underwear taken from my room ive no idea why the cleaners would do this but all my underwear was taken. We paid for a sea view room when infact we could only see about and inch of the sea from out room. The walk from the hotel to the lively and nicer part of the beach was about a 2 mile walk and the walk isn't pleasant have dirty over flowing smelly bins almost outside in the heat aswell the smell was awful. I really do not recommend this hotel to anyone we didnt sleep hardly and we never stayed in the hotel for more than 6 hours at a time and that was for the little sleep we had and a shower well as for that the water was only luke warm and every time i turned the shower on it feel on my head, i slipped in the shower everyday due to it being positioned in the middle on the bath :/ and we had a chair that i sat on which collapsed baring in mind i only weigh 8 stone which left i nice bruise on my leg for the rest of my holiday. Considering the amount we paid to stay here we expected much more and for a little extra id suggest to stay else where.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

We stayed at El Greco for a long weekend. Both other hotels in suma group closed. This was a cheap weekend away and you get what you pay for. Read the other reviews and were really dreading this, however, the room was very clean and the bed linen and towels changed daily. We only had bed and breakfast, the breakfast was adequate, not bad, not brilliant. Found the staff to be polite but spoke very little English.(but we are in Spain) Had a balcony overlooking the pool and gardens, which were kept in good order and pool area and drive hosed daily. Easy walk to the beach and Benalmadena is lovely with plenty of places to eat. Wouldn't rush to stay there again, but if it was cheap enough just might go again for a short break and only b&b. Wendy Devon.

Room Tip: Balcony with sea glimpses and overlooking pool
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

Well! What can I say??? Lets start with the positive... the room was nice and clean and the maid service was good. Great location. As for the rest, I can honestly say I have never seen or tasted such awful food in all my life! It wasn't cooked properly, it was stone cold and after skipping luch (as we couldn't face it anymore) we were served a mouldy cheese sandwich as a snack. After complaining we didn't even get an apology, in fact we were told there was a mcrowave to heat up our food! Hardly any of the staff could speak English, either that or they pretended not to so they didn't have to serve us or answer any questions! We lived on bread, chips and pasta and ate out alot, which is annoying as we were all inclusive.I am appauled at the rudeness of the staff and the poor quality of the food, it ruined our holiday and I would never stay in this hotel again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank sue o
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

unfit for purpose never heard of fresh bread, one morning found packet of bread on the servery with thick black mould , offered a bottle of wine as hush money.

No entertainment, no fridge in room, no English T>V., no English spoken by waiters,,unsafe electrical swich hangin of wall. One night we were the only people in the whole hotel. Food was not cooked in the hotel but brought in by a van, unloaded before 7 p.m. for dinner between 7.30 and 10p.m consequently impossible to get a hot meal. the f ood was below inferior quality.
access to the hotel was 400 yards from the main road leaving an uphill walk for the last 100 yards.
Never again------- beware you are warned.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank EugeneWigan
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

Where to start ............!
Hotel was allocated on arrival from co.op holidays.
We booked for torremolinos and got changed 3 days before we were due to go.
Hotel was very poor to say the least !
Three hotels in total with this Summa Los Pintores hotel range. When we stayed only this hotel was open so we were stuck with this. The only plus side was that the hotel room was clean, as was the bed. The room was tatty and the balcony was small. The bathroom was very very smelly and you could not sit properly on the loo because there was less than a foot WIDTH between the loo and the bidet. There was NO entertainment at all at this hotel while we were there. There was no bar just a cafeteria which when we went it had no-one manning it at all. I complained about entertainment and was told "do you not want to go down the road"? When I said "what to the other hotels" I was told no they are not open- they meant the town. Food was very very poor. Concrete was falling off the balconys and was roped off. There was only 11 or 12 sun beds to service the whole hotel and most of those were broken. Sun area was unkempt and shower area tiles were broken. This is one of the most worst hotels I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

The summa hotel group have three hotels Goya, Velazquez und Greco.s all within 50 meters of each other called Los Pintores Hotel
My wife and I stayed in this hotel Greco for one week. It looked shabby on outside very dated on inside. TOO QUIET. We are both 52 years of age. This is a hotel for low budget holidays 2 star maybe.
Breakfast -very limited did not cater for vegetarians not that we are limited choice but tasteless
Room - Comfortable. Towels changed every day. Shower very poor with lukewarm water anytime we took a shower.
Noise - Can hear every movement from your room. Not a great night’s sleep
Staff - Ok but with very little English
Pool – very small little area for sun beds only saw six maybe 8
Overall feel - No atmosphere at all. Just came back there to sleep.
Entertainment - OAP style in SPANISH
Balcony - Tiny overlooking another hotel -- no scenic view whatsoever apart from a little of the sea.
TV - Spanish. Didn’t watch it all week but no choice like other hotels in area
At least 1500 meters from sea in residential area

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mervyn54
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Address: Calle Torrealmadena, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #41 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range: £56 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 96
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