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 Traveller Rating

Based On 1037 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

We visited in march, and the weather was loverly, although chilly in the evening. We had a mid floor room, the view not too good except for the partial sea view. The room was nice, had mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. We found it to be clean and more than adequate for our needs.the breakfasts were good and varied. The evening meals again were varied. The only problem was queing behind people who just wanted soup or salad.we didn't stay in the hotel in the evenings, or use the pool so can't comment. The staff were very friendly and efficient.More

hilary h, Bolton, United Kingdom

A great find

Have just returned from this hotel after spending 2 weeks there with my hubby. We chose this as we were looking for a good hotel at a great price. The hotel is very clean and welcoming. The rooms are average size, with good bathrooms which are kept spotless. The rooms are comfortable, even though the beds, as mentioned by others are a tad on the firm side. We sleep on a firm bed at home, but these were verging on rock hard at times!!! Much better than soft worn beds though. The food was first class - would highly recommend the fish - we loved the choices and the way the fish was cooked. The salad area was always replenished with fresh tasty treats as was the remainder of the dining room. Neither of us bothered with the sweet cakes and puddings, but were more than satisfied with the wonderful array of fresh fruit on offer which was of a really good standard. Only criticism was the size of the dining room - not really big enough to accommodate a full hotel. We just made sure we were down a little early to join the queue. This might put some people off, but it was a minor irritation and the quality of food, service and cleanliness more than made up for this. We would definitely return here if we were in the area. Make sure you go to the tobacconist to right of hotel and buy a green bus card for 1 euro 80 cents (which is refundable). You simply put money on this card and each time you use it you save 7 cents per person - all fares are 1 euro 65 cents whether you go one stop or from fuengirola to Malaga!!!! Save you a great deal!!! Ask for a high floor with an even number for pm sunshine.More

angela h, Whiston, United Kingdom

Friendly Clean Hotel

Having read the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and having a bargain through Thomsons, we decided to go ahead with the booking. The hotel was pretty full, and we were given a room on floor 7 which we requested beforehand. The room was good and away from the road noise. We viewed lovely sunrises which meant no sun in the afternoon as we were an odd number (709). The room had a fridge(free) and a safe(payable). There were no tea making facilities there, and also no hotel information or area pack which you get at good hotels. We had to catch 2 lifts to get to floor 7 which wasn't a problem. The maid service was daily and the room was kept spotless. The main selling point for us was the excellent food reviews, and I agree wholeheartedly with them! Plenty of choice for breakfast and evening meal - you would not starve here! Drinks were reasonably priced and cash was the preferred option after each drink was bought. All of the hotel staff were professional, friendly, efficient and very helpful. The hotel entertainment was good - dependant on taste. My wife and I are on our forties and were a bit younger than most of the guests. We enjoyed the music which varied from 60s, 80s, Lionel Richie & Katherine Jenkins tribute acts. Also there was a popular artist called Ricky Lavanza who interacted well with the guests and sang well. The Thomson holiday reps were excellent, Thankyou Mario and Adam for being there and helping us throughout the week in assisting us with bus times / trips / advice etc - always smiling! The weather was lovely for walking (early 20s) although windy at times. The public transport system was easy and cheap to use . We caught a bus to Mijas and a train to Fuengirola. The nearby Palomas Park was enjoyable to walk through, and the cable car trip looked good(every time we tried to use them, it was closed due to high winds) - next time eh! I would have given Las Arenas 5, but felt the location near the busy road was not ideal and I think the rooms allocated is a bit of a lottery and noticed a few people wanted to change their rooms and couldn't as the hotel was full. (Maybe everyone wanted the sun on their balconies in the afternoon?) We would probably not return,(unlike most of the guests!) but had a lovely holiday and cannot thank Las Arenas enough for making our holiday truly memorable. Gracias Las Arenas. More

welshbookie, south wales

" Excellent Hotel in seafront Location "

My daughter and I have just returned from our fourth visit to the Las Arenas. The hotel is located straight opposite the beach and the marina is approx a 20 minute walk. All the staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The food is good with an extensive choice. The rooms are comfortably furnished and all have their own balcony. There is entertainment on offer every evening with the most popular show being Ricky Lavazza so, get there early if you want a good seat. I can thoroughly recommend the Las Arenas as a comfortable base for anyone who is considering visiting Benalmadena. I am certain that we will be returning at some point in the not too distant future.More

Louandmart, Filey, United Kingdom

Excellent hotel

We have just had 5 days at this little gem of a hotel. Food was excellent with friendly and efficient staff in all departments.We had a front room that got the sun all day long. Evening entertainment was excellent and drinks reasonable prices.We would definately return.More

Michelle B,

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