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Gran Hotel Benahavis
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Benahavis
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We live in Mijas Pueblo and this was our first time to Benahavis. This hotel came well recommended and certainly exceeded our expectations. The location is just perfect and made it such a tranquil retreat. We thought all the staff were not only very efficient and were happy to ensure you had service with a smile. We arrived early and Angela, the receptionist, processed our check in very quickly, and kindly gave us (we think), the best suite in the hotel. It was fabulous. The Spa was well run and organized, carefully limiting the number of people in at one time. Paricular thanks to the Pool bar staff, Narcisa, just never stopped smiling. One of the evenings the entertainment was Duo Rafael y Tatiana and they made sure the late night guests had a memorable night.
All in all excellent weekend away. We will definetly be back in the not too distant future. Thanks to all!

Room Tip: I just asked for a nice suite with good views and I got that and more!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Nice location with good outside areas pool and bars ( they were open in September!!) Very spacious room - despite being an engineer I could not get the air con to work, bathroom soap dish and shower head holder fell off the wall when touched but hey, its a bit tired it could do with a revamp and it really should not advertse itself as a four star but despite all the it has a certain charm and if the Amannhavis is full I will stay here again

Room Tip: Book in the Ammanhavis ( Park in the Gran Hotel)
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

The hotel is in a nice location within a short walk to the local village with some great eateries.
The hotel itself is nice with varied clientele including locals. The rooms are ok and the food particularly the breakfast is good. We have an eight year old daughter and although not a package holiday hotel there were other children for her to play with.
The slight disappointments considering it is a 4* hotel include; no English TV channels, no porters so you get your own bags to your room, there is a mini bar in the room but if you put anything of your own in the fridge they charge you 5 euro per day and the kids menu is limited.
All in all a relatively good hotel just lacking in some detail.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Good pool side bar? This is the 3rd time that we have stayed.the view from the bed room was not very good as we where at the back of the hotel, but it was ok. We did not have an evening meal in the hotel as we all went to the village which had a lot of restaurants to pick from.

Room Tip: Don't put water in the fridge yon will have to pay.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We live in Gibraltar and regularly spend a weekend away in Andalusia, more often than not we opt for the hustle and bustle of the Costa Del Sol. This time we chose to go inland and found the lovely town of Benahavis - the Gran Hotel stood out (#1 on Tripadvisor) so we booked a long weekend.

We have a pet dog, usually one of our friends will mind him when we go away - but I noticed something quite unusual when booking - 'Pets Accepted'. I gave them a call to make sure it was true - they said the have 'Pet friendly' rooms available and they would love us to bring our dog along. There was a small cost (€20/night) but the room was perfect for him. A small terrace outside and plenty of room for his huge blanket inside (he's a Labrador).

There were other dogs in the hotel too so we fitted right in, although you could tell that some people are not used to seeing dogs walk through a hotel lobby. There is a huge field outside with ample 'poop' bins - and the other dog owners (and dogs, thankfully) were very nice too. The area has some fantastic areas to explore on foot so ideal for taking your pet along.

We only ate in the hotel for snacks and one evening meal. When we arrived on Thursday night we had a quick drink at the bar and asked for a bar menu - we were told that they stopped serving at 10.30pm but they would happily provide a cheese or ham sandwich. We declined gracefully and decided to head into Benahavis instead. Shortly afterwards the waiter arrived with Cheeseburger & Chips which had apparently been 'ordered in error' - we think it was his own dinner and he offered it to us - an extremely nice guy! The evening meal we ordered was the barbecue (Saturdays) - a bit pricey at €26/each but 'all you can eat' and very nice.

Our last night was spoiled by a couple upstairs/next to us who decided to row from around 2am until 9.30am - yes 9.30 am - shouting at the top of their voices. Not the kind of thing you would expect from a couple on holiday - but I hope you both enjoyed your night and your holiday as whole - but next time please keep your arguments to yourself!

Would definately visit again and hope the lovely couple have booked elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Mark Q
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We stayed at the Gran Hotel for 5 nights - it's the second time we have stayed. The room was one of the cabin rooms next to the pool - ours was very pleasant because we had the end room but the other cabin rooms are very dark. Excellent bathroom and both bathroom and bedroom had great views of the mountains. Beds were very comfortable and the airconditioning worked OK, if a little slowly and hesitantly when it go really warm. They make an additional charge for wifi and the signal was almost non-existent so unless you're in the main building I wouldn't bother - use the internet cafe in the village. We took the breakfast-included package - excellent choice and quality, really good value for money.

We had dinner once in the hotel, which was indifferent and a little overpriced.

The hotel is very attractive and has two very large and very clean swimming pools.

Drinks at the bar are predictably expensive and the service is a little slapdash - trying to pay the bill was occasionally a challenge, and getting served when the hotel was busy was often near-impossible.

This is more than compensated by the people-watching opportunities, since the hotel is used as a training base for lots of football teams and is also a major wedding-venue. While we were there Barnsley Football Club were having a training session, when they left they were replaced by Portsmouth.

It really does offer outstanding value for money.

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

We spent 3 nights at Gran Hotel Benahavis and it was nice enough. It's quite a big hotel and therefore rather impersonal, but is in a nice location on the outskirts of the town (5-10 min walk away), comfortable and friendly enough. We'd view it as a decent 3* hotel rather than 4*.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Benahavis

Address: Huerta de Rufino S/N, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benahavis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Benahavis
Price Range: £49 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Benahavis 4*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the exclusivity of this unique hotel 4* SPA located in Benahavís, a natural heaven. The Gran Hotel Benahavís SPA is the perfect place for those who want to forget it all and immerse themselves in elegance, comfort and luxury. With 4 stars rating the Hotel offers many facilities and services beyond guest’s expectations. Let our idyllic gardens and outdoor pools seduce you, savour its exquisite cuisine, rest in its large rooms and pamper yourself in our SPA. ... more   less 
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