English buffet breakfast, international favourites and dinner with show cooking stations are all on offer here. 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.
Nice hotel for the more mature guest. Lovely room with a pool view. Upper floors and near the back are quieter as there can be a bit of road noise.
Stayed on half board and found food to be of a very high standard with plenty of choice. Wine reasonably priced and of a decent quality. Loved the happy hour 2 for 1 with a great choice of yummy cocktails. Evening entertainment definitely geared up to the more mature clientele, but of a good standard.
Plenty of bars and places to eat nearby, especially on the lower promenade to the left.
20-30 minute slow walk will bring you to the marina, again plent of places to eat and drink. Buses cheap to get you to neighbouring resorts. Pleasant walk through the park behind the hotel takes you to Arroyo where there are lots of typical Spanish tapas bars at very reasonable prices.
Would return any time to this hotel, has many returning guests. Great value for money.More
Sue186394, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We went for a weeks holiday in August 2015 as a family of four (2 x children, aged 14 and 9) and had a really lovely holiday at the Las Arenas
Our room was on the 2nd floor and had a lovely view of the beach / seaview, we were pleasantly surprised to find two sleeping areas; two single beds for the children in the first section and two beds in the second section separated by the bathroom which meant when the children went to sleep we could watch TV in bed and all of us had our own space. There was lots of closet space for our clothes with hangers, the room was bright, spacious and clean, there is a safe that you can purchase a key from reception for a small amount for the week. The cleaners came in every day to bring fresh towels, refresh the complimentary toiletries and the beds were changed during our stay. Our room was peaceful and we had no disturbance of noise and slept well the whole week - we did have to request a second pillow as they are quite low but reception were happy to help with this request. We also got free Wifi that worked throughout the hotel
All the staff here are so helpful and everyone is welcoming, from our arrival at reception where we were checked in within minutes and up in our room, to the bar staff and dining staff we were always greeted with a smile. Even when we seemed to have a run of the kids accidentally smashing glasses in the bar they never made us feel like we were any trouble.
The dining experience here was the best I have ever experienced on holiday, the choice is huge, from cold salads, separate fish section, meat section, pizza, fresh breads and loads of desserts, there is something for everyone - even the fussiest eater would have no problem finding something they like. In our week stay they also had two paella evenings which was a great way to try the local dishes. Breakfast is the same quality, cereals, breads, cakes and hot food. You will never go hungry at the Las Arenas!
The pool area is compact but we never had any trouble finding a couple of sunbeds, it is a friendly atmosphere and our children spent most of their time in the pool with varied inflatables. Pool volleyball is fun to watch each afternoon for 30 mins as the entertainment guy is very funny.
There was entertainment in the day from pool tournaments and pool volleyball to darts matches and every evening there was something on - mainly singers but that suited us to sit an have a drink with the children, play a couple of games of pool and relax. There are lots of books you can borrow to read and reception have some games and cards so the kids sat there playing dominoes with their non alcoholic cocktails whilst we relaxed looking out over the sea from the front of the hotel.
We went with Thomson and our rep Adam was a great knowledge of the area and very helpful when we wanted to book to the water park. The location of the hotel is on the sea front and is close to a supermarket, chemist and Mcdonalds but there isn't a shopping area at this end but not far from a wander along the promenade.
I have nothing negative to say about the Las Arenas, we had a fantastic holiday and already looking to book again next year!More
travellerh239, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
mags & i
stayed at LAS ARENAS 4/5 TIMES Never been disappointed once STAFF,FOOD,& accomadation where excellent. be going back again,marina is very good nice day out boat trips whale watching, can be busy or quiet, your choiceMore
peter b, Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
We have just come back from a week's stay at Las Arenas. I booked this hotel largely going on reviews here and we weren't disappointed. We had 2 rooms next to each other as family of 5 on the 7th floor with lovely views of the beach and promenade one side and mountains on the other. Also sun in the afternoons which was great for sitting out on the balcony.
Rooms were cleaned daily and towels changed, very clean. Rather small with 3 beds together in one of the rooms. Air con worked well which was great as very hot in August about 33 degrees. Hairdryer very small and took a while to dry long hair.
Safe was â¬12 for the week with a â¬5 deposit.
Food very good with buffet style breakfast and dinner. Tea and coffee served at your table. Waiting staff friendly and very efficient. Bar drinks served to you at your table in the bar which was good, saved a big queue at the bar.
Sorry but we thought entertainment was lacking for children, one pool table and ping pong table. The pool was quite small but we went off during the day and tended to use it about 6pm as sun was still hot. Mostly singers at night but they were very much the same and sang old songs, not our cup of tea but quite a few older customers liked them.
Would recommend the open top bus for sightseeing which does a circular route in Benalmadena, tickets valid for 48hrs. Also Palhoma Park which is behind the hotel and has a lake and a couple of bars, the Delfinarium is good with the dolphin show, the cable car to the top of the mountain is worth doing. Also we booked Aqualand water park through the little excursion place just past McDonalds, better value than gate prices and bypass the queues when get there! Free Wifi in hotel, just need to get password from reception for the week, my boys were glad it worked in the rooms.
The location of the hotel is great as the beach is just across the road and bus stops to Torremolinos and Fuengirola just a short walk away.
No poolside snack bar although ice creams were on sale in the bar. A good little supermarket is next to the petrol station, left out of the hotel.
Special mention to Estefania on reception who was very helpful with all my questions!More
nikki076, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Just returned from a week in benalmadena staying at las arenas.
Hotel positives: very clean
Friendly staff especially restaurant staff
Excellent food and choice
Great spot opposite the beach
Hotel negatives: very quiet; to the point of boredom
Pool too small at peak time and freezing
No entertainment for children
No music accept for the poor entertainment at night
Now don't get me wrong if your looking for a very quiet holiday or your elderly and don't want noise then this is a fab hotel. As for families or younger people this might not be for you. My husband and I are late forties early fifties and for the first couple of days we loved the quietness but after that we started to struggle. I think the resort as a whole is quiet and there is very little to do. Las arenas is about the nicest place to have a drink at night. Also if you do book this hotel don't go on the free trips. We spent two hours being bullied to buy bedding that was around Â£1000 stay well clear everyone was fuming about this. Staff at las arenas are so hard working and will help you in anyway they can. A lovely hotel just not for meMore