Stayed here September 2017. Booked for 11 nights but had to move out after 2 sleepless nights. Knew the area well as we had stayed in Benalmadena a number of times and we were aware of the bars in 24 hour square.
They weren't a problem as they were far enough away. What we didn't know was there was a bar directly below the apartment that opened at 4 am and only closed at 9 am. So for two hours we had music below, lots of people talking, chairs moving, crates of bottles being moved etc. Also from 5 am both nights the neighbours above seemed to spend the night moving the furniture.
The bar, MJs, has been there since at least 2010 so its obviously not a new bar.
Should add also that there are 2 lap dancing clubs besides MJs where the girls stand outside. Not exactly family friendly!
Luckily we got a full refund from the credit card company when we applied for a chargeback.
Can only describe trying to sleep here was like sleeping in your bedroom at home while there was a loud party going on in the living room and garden.
Walking distance to Puerto Marina, near the bus stop and shops + restaurants. Good connections (by bus) to Malaga and Fuengirola. Train station appr. 1 km away.
Working WiFi connection (3 Mbps) and 32" TV are a plus for a foreigner.
Comfortable bed was good enough for me. Washing machine was included, it was needed for my 5 weeks´ stay.
Both East and West side balcony, always in the sun. ;-)
Good apartment, if you are not too picky!