Myself and my wife stayed for a week in late October. The hotel has undergone a good refurbishment throughout, with all the outdoor furniture looking very modern and the carpets and very clean. It was good to have different levels to the rear of the hotel overlooking the promenade to sunbathe in as these were quieter and more secluded than round the pool.
The rooms were spacious with large bed and a modern bathroom with double sinks. As commented by others the balcony, although small did have a thick glazed door which kept out the noise from the busy road at front of hotel.
The restaurant was nice overlooking the sea at one end and with the option of taking a drink to the outside pool area, but sometimes struggling to cope with the amount of people, having to wait a few minutes to be escorted to table, and sometimes the one juice machine ran out, always at breakfast you were escorted to table and sometimes then left with out tea or coffee being served as is the norm.
The tappas section was a very good option, allowing people like me, who do not usually eat the local food, an opportunity to try different things.
We did find the lifts sometimes a bit slow and small more than 4 people and they were cramped.
However what let the hotel down mainly was, the quality of entertainment with the resident duo singer acting as if she was better then she was, and sometimes at the pool bar the staff acted as if they 'had to be there' with no service with a smile.
Overall we thought this was a good hotel but the location in Benalmedena which is quite dirty, let it down.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riviera Benalmadena
- TUI Sensimar Riviera By MedPlaya Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol