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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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The rectangular pool is set in a paved terrace with sunbeds and parasols.
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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Good to stay fora weeks holiday
Stayed there for a week in August First of all Food is great..if you book half or full board. First time in Spanish hotel I have to say it was really good. It was a buffet style but trays were never empty always full of food. The choice was amazing and very tasty..Restaurant staff especially lady MIKI were fab.Very clean restaurant spotless.Bedrooms were ok too small for me but nice and clean..airconditioning didn't work in our bedroom.Hotel doesn't look good from the outside but looks good from the inside. Great outside area for coffee or drink...Drinks prices were really good same as the supermarket so go for it..coffee 1,50E ,beer 1,80E..reception ok helpful. Swimming pool area was small swimming pool very very small.Good thing not alot of children so you actually can relax. would recomend it and would go back for sureMore
40th wedding anniversary
This was our 6th visit to Las Arenas and we simply cannot find fault with the hotel or the staff. We were greeted back as old friends, the room was lovely, the staff friendly, food nice, fresh and varied. We are already planning to visit again in May 2015. We stayed in May 2014, apologies for the late posting.More
well run hotel with elvis
just come back from a week stay at las arenas hotel . meals just one restaurant show you to your table .breakfast tea and coffee comes to your table with seconds .dinner was ok .plenty off good staff .rooms we had 3 beds in room . but this was bit tight not much room. swimming pool bit small.but you could always find sun beds late on. entertainment now this was 5star entertainment with some one doing elvis .we loved the entertainment here .even the bingo was good here .i never thort i would say that .entertainment man made us laugh with the table tennis and water polo. with is yellow card and red card .is was very good .bar area is very good. hotel is in a good position next to bus stops.and near to the restaurants .down side no tea and coffee in room .got to bring your towel around the pool.More
andrew m, Sheffield, United Kingdom
A most enjoyable stay
We stayed at this hotel just over thirty years ago and promised ourselves, at some point, we would return. Little did we know it would be so long but we are so glad we returned. The Las Arenas suited our every need. We stayed for a week with our 17 year old daughter who thoroughly enjoyed herself. The staff are outstanding. We were always greeted with a 'Hola' and smile from all members of staff. Our drink requirements were remembered by restaurant staff. Resort queries at reception were dealt with thoroughly and efficiently. The food is plentiful and varied. The rooms are cleaned daily and thoroughly. An early breakfast provided for our very early departure. Pool towels available from reception on request for a refundable deposit and changed whenever we requested. Reasonable bar prices with a daily happy hour. All in all a relaxing and stress free stay.More
123caf123, Gwehelog, United Kingdom
Clean, friendly hotel in good location
The hotel was clean and the staff friendly. Our double room had a hairdryer, safe (key can be obtained for 2 euro per day + 5 euro deposit from reception), air conditioing, good wardrobe space with hangers, a tv and a fridge. Each room has a balcony and depending on what side of the hotel your room is whether you get the sun in the morning or night. You can see the sea from all rooms I think. The hotel is straight across the road from the beach where 2 beds and a parasol are 9 euro per day if you wish them. The pool is on a deck level with the 1st floor and has clear views to the sea. There can be a nice breeze from the sea with no obstuctions which is great when the temperature reaches mid 30s. There are free sunbeds at the poolside and there was always beds available when we went there. There was some poolside entertainment for kids (and adults) for a short period each day such as a table tennis tournament and water polo, however generally it was a peaceful clean pool. The breakfast and lunch selections were excellent and the food always seemed fresh. You only have to pay for lunchtime drinks if you are not all inclusive. Breakfast seems to be very busy at weekends but the staff work tirelessly to keep things moving. We always like out go out for evening meals and so didn't eat in the hotel. If you turn left out of the hotel, cross the road and head towards the marina along the promenade there are some beachside restaurants where the food is excellent. There are about a dozen restaurants side by side and you have to run the gauntlet of waiting staff trying to get you into theirs. If you want to by-pass the majority of them then you can walk along the high level pavement till you reach a set of stairs down onto the promenade. The marina is about a 20 minute stroll and is very busy. there are some nice restaurants but it is quite commercialised. Turn right out of the hotel and right at the roundabout there are lots of bars. Turn left out of the hotel and left at the roundabout then you will come to Paloma park which is nice for a short stroll around the lake. It's not far from the airport, about 20 minutes or so, and the bus drops you off about 50 yards from the hotel as there is no stopping place on the main road outside the hotel. The bus picks you up from the same place, not an inconvenience at all. There is entairtainment most, if not every, night with singers and dancers and there is plenty of opportunity to join in on the dancefloor. There is also bingo early in the evening if that's your kind of thing. If you are a wheel chair user the hotel is accessible, with lifts and the promenade is level for a couple of miles. May have to arrange special access to the poolside (no sure). In summary, the hotel is in a good location, is very respectable and we will book there again if returning to Benalmadena.More
Slimsy, Glasgow, Scotland
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