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.
We stayed at Las Arenas for the first week of April and could not fault the hotel. The rooms were comfortable and clean, we had a side sea view with a sunny balcony. We stayed on a half-board basis and found the food to be varied and good quality, well-cooked and constantly replenished. All of the staff were fantastic, helpful and friendly, and very approachable - a real asset to the hotel.
The location of the hotel is good, a pleasant and easy stroll along to the marina, and handy for bus routes to several other resorts. The hotel is also close to Arroyo de la Miel railway station, which we used to get to and from Malaga airport very easily for Euros 2.10 per journey, a brilliant rail service.
We spent a lovely morning at Benalmadena Pueblo (the old town), very picturesque. From there, you can take the lift (free) to the church at the top, and to get lovely views. Just ask at reception, as we did, for bus information, it's so easy to get to but could be overlooked if not aware of it.
We would definitely recommend Las Arenas for a relaxing holiday.More
Janet2158, Hertford, UK
Hotel Las Arenas Benelmadena Nice Hotel but not 4*
Nice Hotel but not 4*
First the cons:
No shaving mirror, no toilet brush, no bin in the room, only one chair in the room, noisy dual carriageway at the front, sloppy scrambled eggs and either cremated or raw bacon at breakfast.
There is a safe in the room but it is on the floor of the wardrobe near the bed. Bad enough that it is that low but next to the side cabinet you need to be an extortionist to access, also 12 euros for seven days. Why do all hotels in Europe charge for this??
Secondly the pros:-
Plenty of choice at breakfast with fruit and full English or cold meats and cheese.
Evening meal is good with plenty of choice.
Position is good only a short walk to Torremolinos and a bit further to Fuerengirola. The bus stop is right outside the hotel, bus 120 0r 110, but be aware if you want to go to Mihas you have to turn left out of the hotel past the roundabout with the windmills to the bus stop as the 121 bus turns up the hill there past Tivoli and does not go past this hotel.
The Marina in Benelmadena is worth a visit but be prepared to be visited at the lovely Marina by many âlooky lookyâ gentlemen.
The staff are helpful but do not expect a smile with it. Would we go back no because of the area not the hotel.More
John W, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Well done Las Arenas!
We have been to Benalmadena on three previous occasions but this was our first stay at Las Arenas. It was brilliant - it was clean, food was excellent, staff were very courteous and ready to help at all times. Centrally located. Special mention to Mica (I think this was her name), an asset to the bar staff team.More
Judith51, Durham England
Pleasant stay in Las Arenas
Stayed in a clean, spacious and comfortable room with Wifi access and a really useful fridge to keep drinks and snacks cool. Took a travel kettle for hot drinks and the only thing missing was a clothes line on the balcony which would have been useful to dry beach towels and swimwear.
Great location and extremely pleasant and helpful staff who are a credit to the hotel.
Breakfasts adequate and delicious evening meals with plenty to choose from.
Highlight of our holiday was the cable car trip up to the Calamorro Mountain with the amazing views and wonderful bird of prey show.
A great holiday in a well run hotel I would like to return to. More
ideal short break
This is a chill out hotel favoured by mature groups . We asked for a seaview and got it - 4th floor room for 4, - wife said if I started snoring ,I'd get sent in there.! Staff are excellent - very helpful - even helping my poor Spanish skills - always something tasty to eat and Ricky as Tom Jones did a good job at pleasing his audience.This is our 4th visit as the hotel is ideally placed for beach or trips. We use it as a base for seeing places such as Orroyo and Mijhas. Not really much for younger kids in Benal as it's more a walk and see places.
Was our 4th visit and will probably return as you know what you are getting.More