Just returned from Holiday Village, Costa Del Sol. Hotel was lovely and clean, check in was fantastic had our keys on arrival (was on a 6.00am flight from Gatwick). Had room 143 with sea view, our room over looked the bar but noise was not a problem as music stopped by 11.00 every night, and the bar shut at midnight. Maids tidied our room every day and made the beds, however the sheets were not changed at all in the 7 days we were there.
The food was much better than expected, breakfast was everything you could want ,but be warned, get there early unless you want to queue to get in. Lunch was basic hot dogs, burgers, chips chicken nuggets and maybe a pasta dish unless you wanted to walk over the bridge (which is nothing major and will take less than 10 minutes) to the main lunch restaurant. Dinner was nice with a different menu every night.
Drinks were all local brand, if you want anything else it is chargeable. Soft drinks are free and on tap, but only come in small plastic cups. If you want bottled water you have to buy if from the shop at almost 2 euros for a small bottle.
The First Choice reps and entertainment team are fantastic, there is always something going on, however by the 5th day I was going stir crazy being stuck in one place and needed to get out. Outside the Hotel there is absolutely nothing, not even a shop, so if you want to go shopping you will need a bus or a taxi.
This was my first All Inclusive holiday and sadly my last, but this is not due to a bad holiday its just that I prefer self catering. If you like a busy holiday with great kids clubs then this is not a bad place to be.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol
- Benalmadena Holiday Village