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Palia La Roca Hotel-Club
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Nicely situated hotel”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

My friend and I stayed in this hotel 9-19 June 2014. I had read the information and told the charge for all inclusive wristbands was 40 euros refundable at the end of the holiday, this turned out to be ten euros. We were on the 6th floor and the view was lovely i.e. we were over the pool and had view of the beach. Hotel was clean and yes nearly all French guests who were extremely noisy at mealtimes. Meals were average. The entertainment team worked all day providing different activities in and around the pool. The evening entertainment wasn't that good. All inclusive drinks very limited and finished at ten thirty p.m. If you wanted a cocktail you had to pay 2.15 euros towards it. Overall it was a nice hotel and the majority of the staff were lovely.

Room Tip: Fabulous view from 6th floor
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Just got back from a nice week at this hotel.

The rooms were clean and tidy, with a nice balcony. Staff very friendly, and the pool area is nice.

Yes the hotel does have a majority of French visitors, but we did not find that a problem.

I found the food OK, not fantastic, and did get a bit monotonous after a few days so we chose to eat out on a couple of occasions.

I would recommend rooms with a pool view if you go to this hotel.

The bar opposite, The Bus Stop, is very good, cheap, and friendly, and offers free Wi-Fi (the hotel charges 15 Euros for 3 days).

This hotel is in a good location, opposite the beach, and about 20 minutes walk from the lovely marina. Similar walk to 24 hour square but I would only recommend that if you don't mind being swarmed with PRs trying to get you into their bars!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a week at Palia La Roca. As some of the reviews suggest there is a large French contingent at this hotel but this was fine. Food was good quality and the staff were really friendly. Great value for money and we would all recommend the hotel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We have just returned from a 10 stay at La Roca starting on 3rd June 2014. We read the comments on Tripadvisor prior to booking & prior to travelling. We therefore travelled with an open mind. Having been a Hotel Manager here in the UK I have quite high standards, Hotel La Roca easily passed any test that I mentally set for it. Cannot believe how petty some comments are, if you want British cooking, using British items etc then book into one of the many British type hotels found here in Benalmadena. If you want good quality food with plenty of choice, excellent service & the chance to move slightly away from the Britain on holiday attitude then book into La Roca. We will return to this super hotel without taking our own bottle of water!!! We had relatives staying at the hotel, they normally stay in 5* all inclusive hotels, & they struggled to find fault. Can one find fault with La Roca, of course one can, but one would have to look bloody hard for it. Great holiday thanks to La Roca!!!

Room Tip: We were on the very front which gave us super views over the med. Would suggest not having room over...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Hotel just above average jesus about the best barman well worth a trip across the road to the bus stop bar nice and friendly atmosphere did a nice pukka pie there any type you want just ask and its there next day beach nice and clean thrill seeker's go into trivoli either by taxi (about a fiver) or take the train jump on cable car go up the mountain fantastic views and they put a good bird show on all in your price which was about a tenner back to the hotel very frenchy in fact lots of them there entertainment based around them so dont hold your breath about being involved they also try to limit you on what you drink got to push for them over all not a bad place close to all whats going on so give it a blast

Room Tip: Try to choose rooms at front of hotel
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Workington, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

just got back from this hotel all inclusive . I would say its not all inclusive as its stops at 10.30 every night plus when you arrive you have to pay 10euros deposit from your band each witch is returned when you leave .the food was not the best the bacon was rock hard that you could not eat it .they catered more for the French not even a English sausage for brackfast .the entertainment was not the bests the rooms where ok but watch when you put aircon on there is a load of dust comes out first. the snacks you got where pancakes burgers chips . if you want bottle water take your own bottle as you just get a cup to put it in . I don't think I would go back .the views at the front off the hotel is lovely one off the best things about it .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I really could not fault this hotel, it has everything going for it. For my first time ever I had the all inclusive option and even though I did not eat or drink to capacity I still felt I got more than my money's worth. My room had been upgraded and had the most brilliant shower, I could have stayed there all day. I would have just a little suggestion to the hotel owners that some drawer space would make life a little easier, but this is not a complaint, just a suggestion. The staff were brilliant, from the time you arrive in reception you just know that there's going to be no problem with anything. All in all a fantastic stay and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have super sea view but bear in mind you have the noise of traffic at night
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Palia La Roca Hotel-Club
Address: Carretera Cadiz Km 221.5 | Playa Santa Ana, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Palia La Roca Hotel-Club 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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