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“Great May relaxing holiday”
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Hotel Villasol
Ranked #29 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed at the hotel in May, and prior to arriving had requested a sea view front facing room, which we had to pay extra for, around 80 euros for the week, but it was well worth it, we had room 511, brilliant sea views. The room was clean and tidy and cleaned daily. We booked half board, the breakfast was ok, plenty of choice, and the evening meals were also fine, although not always hot, but there is a microwave available.however we did eat out a few times anyway. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool is small, however the beach is only a few minutes walk away, down the steps, with plenty of sunbeds to hire.The Marina is a 15 minute walk away, and is a great place to stroll, shop and has plenty of great bars and restaurants. We also booked a half day out on a boat trip, during which we went swimming and also had a go at fishing on the way back, a great trip. Also a must do is the cable car trip from near Tivoli fun park, and the free Birds of Prey show at the top of the mountain. also a trip from the Marina to Fuengirola on the ferry, a nice day out to visit the market.There are miles of promenade to walk along and take in the sights, and also a smashing local park a short walk away which has a small lake and Cactus garden and places to eat, worth a visit. Overall a great place to visit, and we will be definitely returning in the future.

Room Tip: We had 511 which was a front facing sea view, any from 411,412. 511,512,611,612 will have great view...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in and can't believe some of the favourable reviews. Albeit the public spaces are acceptable the whole hotel, especially the bedrooms are dated, shoddy and in need of a refurb. The bedroom was small and squalid with dodgy electrics and cheap faded and battered fittings.the bathroom was just about passable but seedy, dated and an archaic shower. The food was terrible, flavourless, luke warm and poor quality. The location at the top of a steep, dirty and smelly pathway to the beach is not ideal. We paid a good dealof money (not cheap) for this poor hotel- can't believe that jet2.Com offer it. On the positive side the weather throughout our 4 night
stay was great and we enjoyed Benalmadena.My advice is come to Benalmadena but DON'T stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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2  Thank Swissball
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Stayed for a short break in the Villasol last week. We asked for a top floor room and that is exactly what we got. However, as it was on the corner next to the road, it was really noisy on the balcony as the road is really busy, but the view was fantastic (even from the bed you could look straight down to the sea!

The room was not the cleanest to be honest. There were wine splodges on the floor from the previous guests that weren't mopped up for a couple of days, and during our 4 night stay, the ash tray was only emptied on the last night. There was also no bin in the room which is a bit weird.

The room was comfortable but compact. The beds were very comfortable, and there was plenty of storage, but no fridge (and no British channels on the TV if this bothers you - we only looked out of a matter of interest).

The breakfast was pretty standard selection for a Spanish 3 star, but, everything was completely cold. They even have a microwave in the dining room - I am sure not meant for warming your food that is meant to be hot up but I found that quite amusing!

The staff were friendly and helpful, the pool area pretty small.

Definitely make an effort to go to the Marina, it is lovely and lots of great bars and restaurants

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I came with my daughter for 4 nights to this lovely hotel. On arriving at reception we were upgraded to a lovely sea view room without us asking!!
The staff were all friendly, the hotel was lovely and clean and our room was serviced daily.
The only problem we had is we are both vegetarians and had booked half board, when we should really have only booked breakfast because there wasn't a veggie option on at dinner.
We stayed in room 208 and the view was amazing.
Benalmadena is a lovely place, we got a 48 hour ticket on the hop on hop off sightseeing bus and it was well worth the e13.
From the lovely marina we took a trip on a yacht which was good and we even got champagne onboard!!
Its a really nice walk from the marina to Torremolinos with lots of bars and restaurants along the way.
All in all (apart from dinner) we had a lovedly holida.

Room Tip: room 208 has a great sea view.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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vandamed, Relaciones Públicas at Hotel Villasol, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear BabsMachester,

Thank you for choosing Medplaya Hotel Villasol. We are delighted to here that you liked your stay in our hotel and that we could exceed your expectation. Looking forward to your return visit, next time you visit Benalmádena Costa.

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Five night holiday, cost less full board than we paid for 3 nights b and b in Chester! Greeted with a smile by Hazneth on arrival. She really is a gem, helped sort return transfer confirmation. Room 412 lovely sea view sunrise. Food great as usual. Hotel is Spanish and full of Spanish seniors, but make an effort to smile and be polite and they appreciate it. Drinks reasonable price for hotel and service with a smile. Sorry to hear head restaurant greeter poorly at moment, good wishes to him for a full recovery. Thanks again Villasol brill time.

Room Tip: Higher floor better view. rooms ending 10,11,12, sea view, if you prefer afternoon sun try 14,15,16...
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with this hotel , a fantastic location for us being near the beach , local bars, shops , and a ten minute walk to the marina. Follow the marina round to the left and a short walk and you will be on the strip down to Torremolinos , which has loads of lovely bars and restaurants . Also torremolinos old town is very pleasant with great shops and restaurants , with a steep walk up . The hotel serves good quality food with plenty of choices , there are safety deposit boxes in your room, friendly staff , and a nice mix of Spanish guests were staying in April. Take the bus to mijas pronounced me as and you will not be disappointed , very beautiful old Spanish village . enjoy...

Room Tip: sea view room 510
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank matt p
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Each year we have a small group of five taking a golf trip over to Benalmadena just before the Christmas festivities. Two of the hotels that we have previously stayed in were closed for the Winter. They weren't such a miss as they were pretty poor in terms of value for money. Cheap and cheerful is one thing, but being eaten alive by Mosquitos in a hotel bedroom in Spain in the middle of Winter is not my idea of fun.

Hotel Villasol is situated in an ideal location next to the sea and the room rates offered exceptional good value. Check-in was painless and the hotel has a secure car parking facility which although not free, saved us having to take our golf clubs to the room each night.

The reception staff spoke excellent English and upgraded our rooms to a sea view position without us asking; nice touch. The bar is well stocked and again with staff who spoke English extremely well.

The buffet breakfast was plentiful and carried a good choice of food. Well done Hotel Villasol, you have the perfect place to stay, keep up the good work.

We will certainly be back again as there is no point in thinking about booking elsewhere.

Room Tip: Try and pre-book garage parking direct with the hotel as it might be difficult to get a place in the...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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vandamed, Guest Relations at Hotel Villasol, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Barrie S,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Villasol and for reviewing our hotel. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time with us. As you said, the hotel has an excellent location, friendly staff and always strives to work efficiently.

Once again, thank you for choosing us for your recent holiday and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Kind regards,

Vanda Lehnerova
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels

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Address: Avenida Antonio Machado 43, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range: £44 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villasol 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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