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.

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Based on 896 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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Right near the sea

Hotel was clean and staff friendly especially the dinning room staff Towels changed every day and roomed cleaned however we did have a constant problem with ants in our room Food was excellent and a good choice of savoury and sweet Good location right near the beach and harbour about 20 minutes awayMore

Ann W, York, United Kingdom

happy holidays

just returned from an 11 day stay at the las arenas cant fault the place at all from reception, cleaners, bar staff and restaurant all 1st class,food was extremely good the only gripe i have is the soup,most of our stay it was vegetable thick thin and see through,it became a joke but if this is the only moan i have it shows what a good place it is. Also the blanket trip lady doesnt like you saying no to the trip which we did and after that when we came out of the life she completely ignored us but never mind. Thank you las arenas for a lovely stay sorry for the little moan but it did not spoil our holiday one but.More

jacqueline g, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Back again

Great to return to this hotel, Have been many times allways happy to return good food Staff and rooms allways spotless , The Pool is ok but not easy to enter , Great Entertainment most nights Thankyou once again for a great holiday .More

SomersetMaz, somerset

Great Hotel

Have stayed in this hotel twice yearly for the last four year's .Clean comfortable accomodation with a lovely dinning room run very efficently with manuel head waiter and staff food of good quality and varied menu.Reception staff very plesant especially Stephanie who is charming and very helpful,also cleaning and bar staff.Located in a superb area just across the road fromSanta Ana Beach,.Bus stop just along from hotel regular service.what more can i add will be returning next year May and Sept as usual which must suggest something.Keep the standard's going Las Arenas .!!!!!! .well done.More

Lorna M, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Superb Holiday

Bus stops about 100metres from hotel entrance at a bus stop.A flat walk so no problem. Reception very pleasant and efficient. We were on 7th floor so given clear directions to 3lifts up a ramp. We had to go to floor1 then walk corridor to end where another lift takes you to floor7. Room was immaculate with views of sea and mountains from balcony .Exactly as photographs on brochure. Thanks to staff for a superb room. Nice size bathroom with bidet .bath and overhead shower. Good size vanity unit,The cleaniness everywhere was up to a very high standard. The cleaners throughout the hotel work non stop from morning to night always with a smile. Bedding immaculate and clean towels evey day.Free fridge and 1 bottle of water on arrival which was really appreciated. No tea making facilities and no line on balcony. Pleasant dining room where the Maitre De greets you and shows you to a table. We were always down early so he knew where we liked to sit where we met the same diners so it became a very friendly atmosphere to have our meals. At breakfast you are served your choice of tea or coffee at the table. Good choice for breakfast and evening meals with plent of fresh fruit. Spoilt for choice. Congratulations to all the staff of the dining room. Water at evening meal 1.50euros. Pool doors not opened until 9.0am so no early morning rush to put towels down. Of course some will put them down and were not seen all morning. Children were well entertained in morning -a delight to see. In afternoon water polo which always seemed such good fun with so much laughter. Happy hour 5-6pm on terrace with a pleasant sea breeze. Everyone so friendly and well attended. Waiters so very pleasant and welcoming .We made the effort to be there every day. Entertainment some of the best we have had in many hotels. Must see Rickie Lavazzo,Spanish Ballet and Laura Bought bus card from Tobacconist for 1.85 and put 20 euros on. Bus worked out at 1.08 a trip saving about 30%. On bus swipe twice for 2people and last ticket tells you how much you have left on card. Did Fuengirola market on Tues. on early bus and walked to bus station for return journey. Can do Benlmadena Pueblo same day as Mijas. Well worth a visit. Bus to Malaga takes about 40mins. from bus stop further on than Windmill roundabout on beach side. We had a bus about 9.30am using the bus pass. Excellent value. Train to Malaga about 2euros but a walk up a hill. Palomino Park first left from hotel with a small market on a Wed. Arroyez de Miel just a little further up on exit from park. Lovely shopping centre. Opposite hotel Bil Bil Castle .Arabic style red building. Saw several weddings on week end in the evening. Worth going inside to see. We had a 8.30am pick up on day of departure so thought we would have a continental breakfast. Arrived at dining room 7.40am which was already open and to our amazement the cooked breakfasts were already available. Well done Las Arenas. Our Thomson Rep. Dannii was such a pleasant and informative person and always available when she said she would be. Always approachable . Looking forward to seeing you all againMore

malannSwansea, swansea

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