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Want a place to Relax and unwind as soon as you arrive? This apartment is Centrally situated for the best the Costa Del Sol has to offer. The apartment is a short walk to the Beach and is Ideally situated for the Lively Bars & Restaurants of Benalmadena, less than 10 mins steady walk away. Paloma park is close by for the kids to play. Also Selwo Marina (Dolphinarium). The Town centre of Arroyo, with its quieter selection of traditional Bars and Restaurants, is just a 5 minute walk away.Internet/Wifi available Free of Charge and Unlimited download.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VFT/MA/01814
The location is perfect close to the beach and the beautiful Paloma park. The shops and bars are also on your doorstep. The apartment itself is like home from home its very well equipped lovely private balcony overlooking the pool. The host is very helpful always prompt in answering any queries however big or small. We enjoyed it so much we have booked it again for next year. Thanks a million Russ for all your help.
Visited February 2022
Written April 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
An immaculately clean and spacious 3 bedroomed apartment in a wonderful location. We absolutely loved being next to the beautiful Paloma park - it really is delightful - lovely walks, feeding the animals, relaxing in a nice park café - you feel like you are in a quiet oasis. However, on your doorstep you have a vibrant town, numerous shops, restaurants, bars galore, excellent transport (and cheap) and a mercadona supermarket about 50 metres from the apartment. The pool is quiet and well maintained and you do not feel like you are in a major resort. The owner is so very helpful. This accommodation ticks all the boxes - will would highly recommend and love to re-book.
Visited August 2019
Written August 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your kind words, really glad you enjoyed your stay in our "home from home". I will pass your comments on to our cleaning team too. Thanks again.
Russ & Shirley
Written August 25, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I can’t speak highly enough of this holiday apartment or of Russ the owner. Anything you need to know about Benalmadena or further afield Russ can answer for you. He was extremely helpful both before we travelled and whilst on holiday.Communication was prompt and always most helpful. I was amazed by the attention to detail in the apartment in terms of information and recommendations on restaurants, bus times, train times, maps and tours.
The photos and description of the apartment online are accurate. It is a clean, comfortable well appointed apartment with an excellent base. We travelled as a family of four and loved having all the space. It was great that the children had a bedroom each and their own bathroom to share, whilst we had an en-suite room with a lovely balcony where I loved to read. Talking of reading, the apartment is well equipped with a wide selection of books. Not that we got time to use them but the apartment also had games, playing cards and binoculars. It was also equipped a number of resources that would be useful to families with young children e.g pram, high chair, sunshade tent, balls, woggle for the pool etc.
The bathrooms come equipped with towels and there is a covered utility room where you can wash and dry laundry. With the heat clothes dry very quickly. We needed to bring beach towels only or you can buy some locally for around €5.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook should you wish to do so. There are plenty of crockery and utensils. There are also spices and oil etc in the cupboards. We not only prepared breakfast and lunch but also made a few evening meals too. With a large supermarket right on the doorstep it was sometimes tempting to stay home and enjoy the apartment after a day’s sightseeing. There is plenty of choice in the Mercadona and it is very reasonably priced. The living room and dinning room comes equipped with a family table and chairs and there is also the option to sit outside on the balcony which also has table and chairs. There was no need for us to bring or buy tea towels, washing up liquid or dishwasher tablets as these were all provided.
The location of the apartment is superb. It is based right next to Paloma Park which we all loved. There is a park for the children, outdoor sports equipment, a lake to walk around and various animals to see. My children enjoyed going down to feed the birds regularly. There is also a stunt park next door, where kids skate board and use scooters. Some of the kids are very talented and it is enjoyable to watch. There is also a climbing wall which my children tried out but it was challenging.
There are so many restaurants, cafes and bars close by Parkview. You can choose to eat along the beachfront, walk up to the marina or 24 square in Arroyo de la Miel was right on our doorstep. We would vary between eating in each area but preferred going up hill to Arroyo. The ice rink, Tivoli World and the Cable car ride is also within a short walking distance of the apartment. You are spoilt for choice in terms of things to do.
Best of all for us was avoiding the battle to get a sunbed at the pool. You could go down to the pool at any time and always find a lounger. Most people are considerate and take their belongings with them when returning to the apartment. We got to know a few of the locals who were very friendly and shook our hands to wish us all the best when we were leaving. The pool area is very safe as it is gated and a lifeguard is on duty at all times. The pool is salt water but was a lot warmer than the sea which was surprisingly cold for the time of year. The only disappointing aspect regarding the pool was the opening times. This summer it was 11.30-8.30. This is subject to ch age each year and is outside of the control of the apartment owner. We are early birds and missed not being able to use the pool early morning. However, the beach is not far away and Paloma Park is right beside the apartment block.
We really enjoyed a relaxing time here and would highly recommend the apartment as a base. As I already said Russ is fantastic and couldn’t do enough for us. Even on check out day he helped us with storing luggage as we had a late flight home. This meant we were able to make the most of our last day.
Visited July 2019
Written July 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Really glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. The pool times are one of the downsides of an apartment in mainly residential blocks. Our Spanish neighbours wont pay for the lifeguard to be on duty longer, as they seem to prefer to use the pool late afternoon rather than earlier in the morning. As you say, at least the beach is close by lol.
Written July 29, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Before we even left home Russ was in touch with lots of helpful information and tips. He answered all of my queries quickly and with good humour.
Our taxi transfer struggled with the apartment address and was not sure where exactly it was - though we showed them the directions provided by Russ and they got us there without a problem.
Access was straightforward- the apartment complex is very secure and the grounds are beautiful.
The apartment itself was lovely. Very clean and well equipped. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 kids and had plenty of space. The kids slept on the sofa bed which they found very comfortable.
The pool did not open until 11:30am but this gave us an excuse to lie in and take it easy getting ready in the morning. There was no fight for sun beds - plenty of them and the lifeguard was very strict about no towels being left on sun beds - even if popping up for lunch etc.
The local area was excellent. The Paloma Park great for the kids, the beach a 15/20 minute walk down hill after the park. The local centre Arroyo de Miel was great to eat out with lots of traditional Spanish bars and restaurants and some lovely shops. The train station was also located here and only a 10 minute walk from apartment- going straight into Malaga airport and the city - which is beautiful.
We will definitely return- could not pick any faults.
Thanks for a great holiday!
Visited July 2018
Written July 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for the review Lorna, really glad you enjoyed your stay. We`ll be glad to have you back anytime.
Written July 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lovely apartment and very well equipped with everything you need. Large supermarket right outside. Location very central to all areas of Benalmadena. Pool and gardens very well maintained. Make sure you have comfortable shoes for walking. Some steep hills.
Visited July 2017
Written August 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Really glad you enjoyed your stay and found all the amenities to your satisfaction. I`ll get the hills reduced for you someday lol.
Written August 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lovely apartment ideally situated. Unfortunately when we arrived the air conditioning coin meter had been removed and replaced with a digital controller which was not working. Both myself & my brother, who lives locally contacted, Russ but to no avail. Eventually on our third day he sent one portable ac unit at 21.45 for three bedrooms but this did not have all the components required to allow the unit to operate correctly.
We requested he either get additional units or repair the system. We even gave him the contact details for a local AC company that my brother deals with who were willing to come out that afternoon but he did not bother to contact them. I sent further e-mail on the fourth day but we have not heard back & are now back in the UK. Quite frankly the response to the issue was appalling when you consider we had two young children with us and temperatures were low 30s !
If you are visiting ensure the AC is working
Visited July 2017
Written July 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Partially correct unfortunately. The Coin meter was removed from AC unit to comply with the latest Tourist licence requirements. And yes the AC controller was not functioning correctly during this guests stay, due to a manufacturing fault (new unit on order from the UK). However this only affected night time settings and the AC still worked on the movement sensors fitted in the apartment at all times, turning off 30mins after the last movement detected. Starts back up for further 30 mins when movement detected again. Window sensors also turn off the unit if windows left open. I have no control over guests leaving windows open. We tried to address this issue by hiring in additional portable AC units however local suppliers were unable to supply anything during the week of this guests stay. My cleaning team did manage to purchase one unit locally, at a cost to me of 279€, and installed the unit in the kids bedroom. The company the guest refers to were fully booked when i spoke to them but offered an appointment on the day of the guests departure. However they would not have been able to source a new control unit any quicker. The new unit has now been fitted (29th July) and aircon remains free to use. Unfortunately maintenance issues do occur occasionally and subject to parts being available are addressed as soon as possible. On this occasion parts were not readily available. We find AC too be too cold and generally use the ceiling fans fitted in all rooms with windows slightly open to create a through flow of air and sleep far more comfortably this way.
Written August 4, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Stayed for a week in October and thoroughly enjoyed the location and the accommodation. Great size and lovely views, its equidistant from the town centre and the beach. Supermarket was excellent and is attached to the complex. There is an immaculate sports centre across the road with Great 25m pool and gym for 4 euro entry. Russ was great to deal with and responded immediately to any correspondence. Would definitely return.
Visited October 2016
Written November 15, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks very much for your comments Fergus. great guests, welcome back anytime.
Written November 15, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This apartment is lovely and very clean was really nice to sit on balcony in the evening's. The pool was open Monday to Friday and very welcoming as was very hot. Everything is walkable if you are ok health wise.
Would stay here again
Visited September 2016
Written October 2, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for your comments, the pool should have been open weekends too until the end of Sept. Glad to have you stay again.
Written October 3, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Having visited Benalmadena many times over the last few years, glad to report we have found Home from Home at last. This apartment was spotless throughout, had use of full kitchen including washing machine (powder provided) and a bedroom each for the kids. Location ideal, just above Paloma Park, for nearby Arroyo and a short walk to the more touristy areas on the seafront. definitely one to use again.
Visited July 2016 Travelled with family
Written July 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanys for your comments Lynne, hope you didnt spend all holiday washing & ironing!!! LOL
Thanks for booking again so soon.
Written July 27, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Benalmadena has more than 8km of clean, safe, sandy beaches full of sun loungers and shady umbrellas to rent daily.The apartment overlooks a delightful place for those of you who like to stroll, the Parque de la Paloma (Doves Park). This is a massive green belt area in the town and the only park on the Costa del Sol with free roaming Rabbits, Ducks, Hens, a pondful of Turtles and the Doves that gives the park its name. The park also caters for the kids with lots of free space to run around in, and free use of its play areas containing swings, slides and various climbing frames.Selwo Marina at the edge of Paloma Park has a Dolphin show, as well as, Penguins in an icy replica of the Arctic, Sealions and Children's activities. (entrance fee)Central to Benalmadena Costa is the Marina desi...
Local buses are regular and quite cheap. There is a bus discount card too. Works like an "oyster" card, buy for 1.80€ from any Tabac shop, topup with min 5€ credit. This then reduces bus fares from 1.70€ to 1.13€ per journey. One card is sufficient for any number of tickets. remaining credit displayed on your last ticket.
The train is a fast and convenient way to travel to Fuengirola, the airport or on to Malaga. You can pay for train journeys by buying a ticket at the machines at each station, or just tap your credit or debit card on the ticket barrier at the start and end of your journey. No queueing for tickets.
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