Stayed here a week from the 29th june and was very excited. Travelled with my partner and son (11 years old).
Positives; Weather was fab, quick transfer, amazing size rooms (we had a 1 bed apt for 5 with sea view) so very impressed with those, Kids facilities were fab-as standard with all the Holiday Villages and these are run day and night-son loves them! however im not one to palm him off al the time haha. Kids entertainment on an evening good if your under 9. Hotel staff, Cleaners and all other bar staff and entertainment were lovely and polite.
Negatives; apart from kids clubs, entertainment wise not a lot on for kids over the age of 9 and once entertainment on evening is finished their is not a lot to do-saying that it is the same staff that do activities all day so credit to them where it is due however maybe should have a rota for other staff to be animation team only for a family as a whole?
Food, altho it was edable and fine as were not so fussy, it was very bland, repetative and not hot, i think a decent meal should be hot. A la carte restaurants, not great. I could have made better myself.
The pictures online and in brochure are misleading as the complex itself is not as big as it is made out, the pools are very shallow which i suppose is great for those who have small children or those who can't swim (so a partial positive in that respect) the beach club can be done in a day, the rings their are 20e deposit for a single one for the day and cost 6e-i think this cost should be stated in brochures, i know it mentions supplements payable locally but for a big family that could add up and they may not have enough money if their all inc and on a budget, something to think about. Pools could do with a bit of a clean, drink selection was not great nor was the snack bar by pool, flies on food....still, we didn't take bad so it wasn't too damaging and cant be helped, people just need to be aware and cover the food back up properly after making use of something.
Overall lovely holiday and enjoyed time in benalmadena, would i go back? no. Maybe i have been spoilt by other Holiday Villages, defo the worst one i have stayed in...Would i recommend? I would mention the bad points however would advise to those with small children who may be in bed early and not bothered about certain things however as i also work in Travel i definately think it is overpriced and could get better for your money. Fortunately i got a good deal with working in travel without naming company, but it didn't justify what i paid let alone a standard paying customer.
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Benalmadena, Costa Del Sol
- Benalmadena Holiday Village