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 996 reviews

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  • 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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Lovely stay

I visited here in September 2013 but could not put that option. I visited with my parents, sister and her boyfriend. We stayed for one week and we had a lovely time. The hotel was nice and clean, staff lovely and chatty. Food delicious. Right opposite the beach with a lovely beach bar. We went out and about on the local buses. Stops found right by the hotel. Bonanza square area a short cab ride away for lovely bars. Would visit again More

Stacey L, London, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel

Just returned from a 2 week stay,the 4th time we have stayed in this hotel.everything about this hotel is brilliant ,the reception staff go out of their way to accomadate you,the bar staff the cleaners and the entertainment staff all do an excellent job.the food is the best you will get in any hotel and the dinning room staff are so lovely and very helpful,love them.i would really recomend this hotel .cant wait to go backMore

kathd388, rotherham


Had a most enjoyable stay at the Las Arenas. Location is excellent.From the moment we arrived we felt at ease the reception staff where friendly and efficient. The rooms are of a decent size and clean.The food was plentiful and well cooked something gor everyone. Bar fully stocked. In fact cannot complain about anything. Thomson Rep was pleasent and helpful young man. Would I stay here again most definitely.Thankyou to all the Las Arenas staff for a brilliant two weeks.xxMore

Helenspr, Scotland

As usual an excellent experience - 1-2 issues to address moving forward

First of all the "rant".............................every day at this time of the year the hotel during the day is empty, the terrace area is empty, the pool is empty - WHY ? because of the lack of things available at this cooler time of the year to keep them in and around the hotel during the day. Hmmmmm what could they do ??? HEAT THE CURRENT OUTDOOR POOL !!!!!!!! - Why do I hear you ask ? because.................. 1 You have no space for an indoor one. 2 You have no space to enclose the current outdoor one. 3 90% of customers are of an elderly age and swimming is an excellent exercise for them. 4 You will keep more customers in and around the hotel during the day spending more money inside the hotel at the bar - meaning more revenue for the hotel. Its a no brainer but the more people mention it the more stubborn you seem to get ? can you not spare the investment because of the new hotel you are refurbishing further up the road at Benalmadena ? dunno but instead of fobbing people off come back with a reason why - not its been passed on - just a reason why. Apart from that excellently cleaned hotel, superb staff throughout the hotel and excellent food - nothing is too much trouble - thank you for a wonderful stay - BUT sort the above out no more empty waffling just do it !!!!!!!!!! Brian O'MearaMore


Another good holiday

We visited the Las Arenas again for 2 weeks from 14 December 2014. We last stayed in April 2014. As we have now been here 6 or 7 times, we knew what to expect and we weren't disappointed. The age profile of visitors is certainly 50+. We emailed in advance for a 6th floor room on the west side and although we were advised that rooms couldn't be reserved in advance, we were allocated a room as we had asked for. Thank you. We arrived in reception about 11.00am and by 11.30am we were booked in and unpacked ready for the rest of the day. Salva and the restaurant staff were as welcoming as usual and we were greeted as returning guests. As usual the food quality and variety was wide ranging and excellent and on one occasion Rabo de Buey (Oxtail) was on the menu. Absolutely superb, and a favourite of ours. You cannot go hungry here! The bar staff were as effecient as ever and soon get to remember your order. Happy hour is from 5 to 6 pm giving 2 drinks for the price of one. Drinks prices are very reasonable. From room servicing to reception and restaurant to bar, all the hotel staff are courteous and efficient and nothing is too much trouble. We made good use of the local bus services whch are cheap and frequent and can get you almost anywhere locally. Buy a payment card from the tabac near the windmill roundabout and you will get about a third off bus fares using the card. An hourly bus to Marbella stops just up from the hotel and a trip takes about an hour. Worth a visit if you haven't been. So too is Malaga, a quite compact city, well worth a trip or two or more. Buses to Malaga, Fuengirola and Torremolinos all run from stops close to the hotel. Up the hill to the rear of the hotel is Arroyo de la Miel, where the train station is. The hill is quite steep so the bus might be better for some. The stop is outside the tabac and this is where the buses to Benamadena Pueblo and Mijas leave from. Arroyo is a very nice town with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars. The Plaza de Espana on the south side of the town towards the station, but behind the shops, is a great place to have a coffee or beer and while away the time in the sun. The train service to Malaga and Fuengirola and other places including he airport is excellent. Get a "gold card" for pensioners obtainable from the station and you can get about 40% of train fares. Also to the rear of the hotel, halfway up the hill is Paloma Park, again worth a visit. I suppose we should try other areas and resorts in Spain but the Las Arenas is a very well run hotel and good value for money. It's difficult not to look it up when checking for holidays that are available. Once you look at it and see its reasonable prices it's quite difficult not to book it up! I expect we will return again.More

Michael W, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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