Hotel Las Arenas  

This sea-view hotel has a beach across the road and a pool back at base. The restaurant puts on a good buffet, too.

Las Arenas is just across the road from Bil Bil Beach, so it gets sweeping views of the Med. It has its own pool, too, plus a buffet restaurant and a lounge bar with live entertainment.

Benalmadena town starts just behind the hotel, and there are shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep. There’s also a pretty promenade that runs all the way through a marina to Torremolinos.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 922 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 1Building
  • 9Floors
  • 174Rooms
  • 4Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

The rectangular pool is set in a paved terrace with sunbeds and parasols.

Buffet restaurant

For English buffet breakfast, international favourites and dinner with show cooking stations. The restaurant hosts gala dinners on Wednesdays and is open until a later time of 9.30pm in high season. Early suppers can be arranged for the little ones.


The lounge bar hosts a daily happy hour.

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twin with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3. Cots are available.

twin room with limited view

Twin room with limited view sleeps up to 3. Can be sold as a single. Cots are available.

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First visit

This hotel had been recommended to us as we were taking my 84 year old Mother with us. The bedrooms were clean and the towels were changed frequently even if we didn't leave them on the floor. My Mother found the bed a bit too firm, but asked for another pillow which was in her room within an hour. The staff are just fantastic. They work hard but are always happy and smiling. Great choice of food - my husband would prefer a warm plate for hot food, but appreciates that as it is self service, health & safety is a concern. The entertainment is good. A couple of hours of nostalgia. The spanish dancers were fantastic. The description of having to walk to the hotel from the bus stop is accurate and not a problem unless it is raining (which is was on our departure day). Perhaps reception could have a few umbrellas available and a staff member could walk to the stop and take the umbrellas back. It is not much fun to get on a coach dripping wet! We plan to go back again in AprilMore

Alison H,

A superb choice....

This was our 2nd holiday here at Las Arenas.....The staff are all so helpful and friendly. The entertainment is really very good...Ricky the singer made it for us he was a very good Elvis impersonator and really got the show off to a good start... The food was very good for meat and fish eaters but NOT for Vegetarians.....plenty of salad and pastas but would like to see more Vegetarian dishes....etc Vegetarian Lasagne or Omelettes......The selection of fresh fruit was superb.....The sweets were soooo many we could not eat all that was on offer ! We did not hear one bad comment on this holiday in fact some people had tried other Hotels in the same resort and concluded that Las Arenas was the best....We have already decided we will be back again next year as this Hotel has such a friendly "feel" to it. They have a lovely staff who all seem to be happy in their work....More

val964, Taunton, United Kingdom

good holiday

We arrived on 9th OCTOBER we had 4th floor room which was clean and towels changed every day service was very good ,I asked for extra pillows no problem they were sent up imediatly .I asked for bath mat again no problem .The bath was my only moan about as I'm 5ft8 and found it bit short but I managed .Most of the residents were Thomsons so therefore british so food was very good variety was excellent . Whilst visiting we took a ride on the cable car it is a must ,you will not be dissapointed but beware do not book with thomson they say its cheaper with them and its not they charge €12.99 and if your a pensioner you can get it at the cable car ticket office for €10 so beware !! Staff in dining rooms are excellent friendly and nothing to much trouble .Thanks LasArenasMore

kathsuter49 .,

Good - but could do better

This was our second visit to Las Arenas and we were happy to return having had such a good first impression last year. However, the start of our stay didn't get off too well. We had a room on the 4th floor (422), with an uncomfortable mattress and not too nice a smell from the drains. We had to keep asking reception over a period of two days to resolve this, but even so it was not really solved, so we were then moved to another room. This was very comfortable with even better views (512). Apart from the issue mentioned, overall the accommodation is good - decent sized rooms with great views, if you are on floors three or higher, on the side opposite the pool, which is also quieter (go for rooms with even numbers). The food is good, although if you have any allergies or intolerances, such as with lactose, gluten and nuts, you won't fair too well, as they don't label anything and don't do anything to address the issue, even if you forewarn them before you arrive, as friends of ours found out. We enjoyed the majority of the evening entertainment and did appreciate having the Spanish lessons provided at the hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful.More

Ian L, Edinburgh

Autumn Break

This hotel was great. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The staff in the restaurant were always cheerful and helpful. Whilst the decor is a bit dated the hotel is bright and cheerful. The lifts are a bit small as well. Pool area is good and there is activities each day if you want them. The restaurant food is very good with a large varied selection each day. Bar is fresh and the patio area is bright. All the outside areas seemed to be washed and cleaned every day. Rooms also Only down side is it can be a bit noisy as it fronts onto the dual carriageway that runs between the hotel and the beach front. The beach is great and is also cleaned most days. Plenty to see and do around here ,so go explore. We'd go back !!!More


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