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Hotel Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Ranked #6 of 45 Hotels in Benalmadena
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Had excellent week in hotel with room 242 giving us a sideways view of the sea and very good view of the pool. Room was comodious and comfortable, only problem was the shower head kept tilting until I locked it in place with a sliver of plastic.
The food was accepatable although repetative but the cheese and ham toasties we had every lunch time at the hotel were the best we have had.
There is an excellent café/bakers called La Tahona on the left into Torremolinos about 400 metres past the first tourist information centre; they serve excellent baguettes and custard slices.
This was our first holiday in Benalmadena but we are unlikely to go back as there was just not enough for us to do.
We went with Jet2 and found their service accepatable - would use them again.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

Stayed here for a week in mid October 2012 with my husband. Beautiful immaculate hotel, only 4 floors so no trek in lift to get to room. We were greeted on arrival with glass of champagne and felt very welcome. Our room was on top floor with view of courtyard and pool and room was spotless, cleaned really well every day, lovely bright bathroom. Great choice of foods from salads to mains and lovely sweets for after. Staff very professional and hardworking, all the staff lined up in the
doorway of the restaurant every evening to greet you in. Lovely sunny terrace around pool with plenty of sunbeds and cushions, hotel dont allow towels to reserve sunbeds. Location couldnt have been better, across road from marina and five minute away from lovely prom, which went for miles, we know, we walked it, and lovely beach. Plenty of shops on marina and along prom to main shops in Torremolinos. Although central, hotel was very quiet and felt relaxing. If I had to find a minus drinks in hotel were twice the price of outside and on the week we were there hotel had a lot of Germans staying, although they were also quiet. Resorts of Benalmadena and Torremolinos were both lovely, excellent for walking or for just chilling on beach, also we had beautiful weather.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with pool or courtyard view as rooms round the front and back of hotel look out onto...
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3  Thank xbeachdonkeyx
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

My husband and I have just had a really good holiday at Riu Peurto Manrina Hotel, Benalmadena (where we have not travelled to before). Arrived on 28 September 2012 (44th wedding anniversay) for a celebratory holiday. It was teeming it down with rain and it had obviously been raining for a few days judging by the small lake on the roundabout outside hotel. The evening was dry and thankfully the rain stopped on the Sunday 29th and then we had fantastic temperatures.

On entering the hotel we were greeted by really pleasant staff and a "welcome" glass of Cava - how nice!! We checked in and when we were advised of our meal sitting (2nd) I wasn't too happy but the receptionist very kindly changed it immediately to 1st sitting. We were given our key and proceeded to our given room but on opening the curtains once again I was disappointed as there were loads of trees blocking our view from the balcony. I love sitting on the balcony of an evening sharing a drink or two with my husband. I went back to reception to ask if there was a possibility of changing the room - no hesitation, the young man was very kind and pleasant and changed it for a room overlooking the square. We enjoyed many evenings on the balcony watching all the people coming and going on their nights out (after we had been out ourselves & returned back to hotel).

Now the hotel itself - the room was spacious with lots of drawer and wardrobe space. There was air conditioning but it did not seem to have any effect on the temperature of the room and the ceiling fan just rotated the warm air - but we do go abroad for the heat don't we? Clean and light bathroom with hairdryer and towel change when requested. The cleaners were very friendly, worked hard and greeted you every time you met. The restaurant was large and we were shown to a table just inside on our first evening but after the meal the head waiter asked if we were happy with the table and I requested a table further into the restaurant as there was a lot of walking about to get the food. This second table was the one allocated to us for the duration of our holiday which I think is a good idea as you know where you are sitting each evening. Breakfast was a "sit where you like" meal. The food was varied and we could always find something we liked. I was very pleased with the choice of fruit for dessert. The restaurant staff were also very friendly but did rush around a lot so you had to be careful not to collide with any of them. There were lots of sunbeds and there wasn't any rush in a morning to get one - this could be because of the time of year. There was a parasol for every two beds. The resort itself is very clean and the location of the hotel meant that you only had to walk a few yards down the promenade and you were in Torremolinos. It was a lovely long promenade with lots of shops which we walked down many days, in fact the whole area is wonderful with the marina, little trains, tour bus, lots of bars and restaurants and Sealife. The marina is fascinating and we just seemed to walk and walk every day. We are not lovers of the beach or sea but we do love to go walking around to see all of the area. We did seem to have quite a few mosquitos around (probably due to the rain before we arrived) so we were both nibbled quite a lot. Because we weren't expecting this we had left our sprays etc at home so had to buy some more.

I can honestly say that we had a lovely time at this hotel and think that the staff were all great. They were friendly, smiling and always trying to please. I always think that if you are pleasant with people then that is what you receive in return. I would love to return to this hotel or any other Riu hotel and so I have applied for the Riu card in preparation for this.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

Stayed here from 3rd October-8th October.I can't agree with some of the reviewers re the staff. I didn't find them particularly friendly, apart from 1 lady in the restaurant who was always smiling and friendly. The staff in the dining room seemed be under pressure most of the time. I think the problem was the hotel was fully booked and not enough staff to cope with the number of guests. In the morning when we went for breakfast it was nearly impossible to find a table that was cleared for us to use. I do agree with the reviewers that the hotel is spotless and food good. I emailed the hotel and got a room overlooking the pool on the 2nd floor and they did oblige. This hotel is closing in April and opening under another brand. I think this is a pity as the Riu brand stands for quality. This just leaves the Riu Nautilus which is closing in November until March for upgrade

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

We haved just returned from Riu Puerto Marina (Benalmadena) and have nothing but praise for everything about this hotel. The place is spotless, food varied and theres an excellent variety to choose from. The staff are so friendly and very efficient. The hotel is in a perfect location just minutes from the beach and the Marina.

The pool isnt that big but there was never any problem with sunbeds even although the hotel was full. No loud blaring music at the pool. For a 10 euros refundable deposit you can have a fresh beach towel each day so need need to pack towels.

Each room has a mini bar which is well stocked and not too expensive. The staff dont handle money as everything is put on a tab for you which you settle before checking out.

Its a great place to stay and we would love to go back. One little complaint is that there was no courtesy room available for a shower etc when we checked out. We had 3 rooms which we wanted to keep on until 6pm but none of them were available with the hotel being full. We were told to use the shower at the pool area, not very satisfactory !! Another guest kindly offered us the use of her room. All in all though a great break.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room with a partial pool view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Hotel facilities were clean and comfortable. All staff we came into contact with were helpful and acknowledged our questions with courtesy and a smile. We e-mailed the hotel prior to arrival asking if at all possible for a 3rd floor room overlooking the pool. We received a reply that they would do there best, and they duly did. Comfortable single beds pushed together, fridge, T.V. plenty of draw/wardrobe space, W.C. bidet and shower over a bath. The room has A/C and ceiling fan and a balcony furnished with a patio table and two chairs.
Food on offer and choice at both breakfast and dinner was very good. If you can't find something to enjoy then you deserve to go hungry. Eat inside or outside at breakfast and at your allocated table for dinner. If your not happy with your table for dinner, request a change and they will do their best to oblige. Dress code for gentlemen is long trousers at dinner, which is taken at two sittings, 6.30pm or 8.15pm. Again, if you want to change your sitting time, ask.
Location superb - marina with varied boat trips(boats,shops,restaurants,bars) and beach/promenade (sunbeds & brollies,beach bars) within 200 metres walk of hotel. A large beer varied between 1.5 - 3 euros approx. Usual holiday resort type shops to browse in.
At the time we were there ( Sept) I would guess that the overall hotel clientle were mature in years which suited us fine as all we intended to do was just to chill out.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank MrJ692
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

This hotel is spotlessly clean and very well managed. The staff are exceptional. They are always helpful and are very efficient. The food is very good and well presented.

The hotel is very conveniently situated for the beaches and the port.

We had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank intel_11
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Additional Information about Hotel Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena

Address: Avenida Del Puerto Deportivo S/N, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benalmadena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Benalmadena
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Benalmadena
#6 Luxury Hotel in Benalmadena
Price Range: £60 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena 4*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beachfront 4-star hotel Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena, with free WiFi, is located on the beach front and next to the marina, with its lively atmosphere and night life.The Malaga airport is also less than half an hour's drive away.This 4* hotel is ideal for breaks for couples in the Costa del Sol, offering 272 large rooms with terrace. The area of Benalmadena offers also the possibility to practice sport such as tennis, horse riding, bike renting, squash, aquatic sports, etc, but it is also well known for the 10 golf courses in the area. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Riu Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Hotel Mac Puerto Marina Benalmadena Costa Del Sol

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