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 919 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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Good - but could do better

This was our second visit to Las Arenas and we were happy to return having had such a good first impression last year. However, the start of our stay didn't get off too well. We had a room on the 4th floor (422), with an uncomfortable mattress and not too nice a smell from the drains. We had to keep asking reception over a period of two days to resolve this, but even so it was not really solved, so we were then moved to another room. This was very comfortable with even better views (512). Apart from the issue mentioned, overall the accommodation is good - decent sized rooms with great views, if you are on floors three or higher, on the side opposite the pool, which is also quieter (go for rooms with even numbers). The food is good, although if you have any allergies or intolerances, such as with lactose, gluten and nuts, you won't fair too well, as they don't label anything and don't do anything to address the issue, even if you forewarn them before you arrive, as friends of ours found out. We enjoyed the majority of the evening entertainment and did appreciate having the Spanish lessons provided at the hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful.More

Ian L, Edinburgh

Autumn Break

This hotel was great. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The staff in the restaurant were always cheerful and helpful. Whilst the decor is a bit dated the hotel is bright and cheerful. The lifts are a bit small as well. Pool area is good and there is activities each day if you want them. The restaurant food is very good with a large varied selection each day. Bar is fresh and the patio area is bright. All the outside areas seemed to be washed and cleaned every day. Rooms also Only down side is it can be a bit noisy as it fronts onto the dual carriageway that runs between the hotel and the beach front. The beach is great and is also cleaned most days. Plenty to see and do around here ,so go explore. We'd go back !!!More


Fantastic hotel

we have just come back from a two week stay at the hotel las arenas,we first came across the hotel at new year and decided we wanted to stay here,on booking i requested a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the sea,didnt think there would be any chance but was pleasantly surprised and pleased,we got our room,which was imaculate ,the food at the hotel was lovely and far superiour than most of the other hotels in benelmadena,the staff couldnt do enough for you and that was every single member,the hotel had the feel of a small family run hotel,the position is also fantastic with the beach just across the road,we would just like to thank all the staff for giving us two fantastic weeks,and we will definatly be returning, thank you hotel las arenas.More

Stevel467, Ashburton, United Kingdom

Somewhere to unwind!

We stayed here at the end of a quick tour of the area, having visited Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Ronda. We wanted somewhere to simply relax and unwind and had been recommended to Las Arenas by friends who had stayed here on a number of previous occasions. The Hotel staff, in particular in the restaurant and bar, were ever helpful and always smiling. Food was a plentiful buffet at breakfast and dinner. Always a wide selection but not much spicy food. Happy hour in the bar between 5 and 6pm was a pleasant surprise! Our room on the 4th floor facing away from the pool got the evening sun was quiet and comfortable although we suffered with a few problems with the plumbing that the hotel finally sorted out after a number of complaints from us. The pool gets sun until about 1-2pm and is very hot there. The umbrellas can provide shelter but it was difficult to achieve a balance of sun/shade to suit us both. In the evenings there was always cabaret with a variety of singers usually. During our week there were two that stood out as being very good. The location of the hotel we thought was good, very near the beach (just across the road, which has a crossing with lights), just away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre and marina, but close enough to walk in. Ample small shops and eateries nearby. Easy parking in the hotels own car park underground. (Note - the lift from the car park comes out in a separate area to the main lifts and reception, so there are some steps to negotiate with your cases between car park and check in desk!) Whilst staying there we also enjoyed the cable car ride up the 2500ft mountain behind Benalmadena with the falconry display at the top, and also took a trip to Mijas which we would strongly recommend - very picturesque! Overall we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a Thomson Hotel too and is geared toward older guests, we are late 50's/early 60's so it suited us fine.More

Verysadoldgit, Brockenhurst, United Kingdom

Good hotel

Visited this hotel last week & had a very enjoyable holiday. Hotel was spotlessly clean everywhere. Room was bright & got afternoon sun as we asked for a room on opposite side from pool & this request was granted. Food was very good with lots of lovely salads, fresh fruit etc. we did eat out a couple if times but this was not because we didn't enjoy food it was because we were visiting Benalmadena Pueblo & stayed there to eat. Only disappointment was the pool area, only because a lot of sunbeds were in shade most of the day & there is no pool bar. If you wanted a drink by the pool you had to go downstairs to bar & carry drinks back, not a terrible problem but a small bar would have been a nice extra. All in all we had a great holiday & would recommend this hotel. We will return in the future. More

Jane C,

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