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Arcosur Principe Spa Hotel

1 of 28 hotels in Benalmadena

5 out of 5 from 3 reviews
3 stars
Calle de los Girasoles, 29630 Benalmádena, Spain
Hotel Arcosur Principe Spa is situated 50meters from the beach and about 10 minutes walking from Puerto Marina (Benalmadena Coast). The hotel offers 130 units featuring bathrooms, balcony, telephone, satellite TV and air conditioning.

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15 years ago
Loved the hotel and wouldn't hesitate in coming back here. The rooms are great, good air con, the kitchen area is very good. Shower is not a walk in, it's in the bath but it has the normal shower head and then three pairs of water jets that spray the top, middle and bottom of your body! Room has two TV's, one in lounge and one in bedroom but there are no english channels. There are no TV remotes in rooms, you have to ask at reception and pay a 20 euro deposit for them. Also, there is no Iron in the rooms, again, you need to ask at reception and pay a 30 euro deposit for one, we did this and kept it all holiday. Got the deposit back at the end no problem. There is also free wi-fi at the hotel so if you have a laptop of Ipod Tocuh, it's very handy!
The balconies are huge, full length balconies.
The lifts from reception up to the rooms are very small and slow, if you're lucky to be on the 1st or 2nd floor (we were on 2nd), take the stairs next to the lifts, much easier.
The pool area is fine, it didn't seem to get too crowded and there seemed to be enough sunbeds to go round. We used to get down there around 08:30am and we were normally the first people down. You CANNOT reserve sunbeds, if you put towels or something down and you don't actually come down for an hour or so, your stuff will be removed by the pool guy. On the subject of the pool guy, he was the only bad thing about the holiday. An arrogant, ignorant idiot who totally ignored English people and moved towels and possessions from sunbeds even if you'd been by the pool for an hour and you dared to go to breakfast he would come round and move all your possessions. This happened to us and yet a spanish couple next to us left their beds for over 4 hours and he did nothing. This happened virtually every day where he didn't move any spanish peoples gear. I tried to talk to him and he said 'no speak English' and went to walk away! It's a shame because it just put a bit of a downer on the time spent by the poolside. The cleaners only come round twice in a week and they won't provide new towels outside of those times, when we asked at reception for clean towels we were told no, we had to clean the ones we had (you have a washing machine and tumble dryer in the kitchen). I kind of understand the thinking but if you had a family I guess you would spend a fair bit of time doing the washing on holiday!! Make sure you take beach towels with you as they are not provided at the pool.
The beach is only a couple of hundred yards or so away as are many bars and restaurants and they are excellent for breakfasts. The promenade is excellent and runs all the way down to the marina and then on to Torremolinos, with bars and restaurants all along it. It's a very pleasant 30-40 min walk down to the marina which is fantastic. Restaurant prices in the marina are quite expensive but the ones along the promenade can be very reasonable. Prices aren't all that different to the UK with a pint of beer normally around 3 euro's and a two or three course meal for two around the 25-35 euro mark.
Lastly, if you fly into Malaga airport, don't waste your money on a cab to the hotel, it costs 25 euro's for a cab to the Arcosur but if you walk out the entrance of the airport, cross the road in fron of you and walk through the car park to the other side, (4 min walk) you'll find the train station. Trains run often and it's 1.5 euros for a ticket. You need to go to Arroyo de la Miel which is about 10 stops - takes about 25-30 mins. From Arroyo a cab costs 5 euros to the hotel so you can save a fair bit of money.
We'll definitely consider coming back to the Arcosur, a very nice stay indeed.

Travel operator: Independent

15 years 3 months ago
We arrived at the apartments at about 10pm after getting the train to Benalmedina station & a taxi to the apartments (7Euros). Got the key and were in the room in about 10min. Apartments were lovely, we had a pool view and could also see the sea, but there was a apartment block in the way, but could see either side of it, we were on 5th floor. As has been said by previous review the apartments had everything you could want. Telly in bedroom had BBC1 but the one in lounge didn't but we asked at reception the next day & they sent someone up to fix that problem, no bother.We had to pay 20e for remotes but got that back when we left.

Free safe, you picked your own code & put it in. Had electic shutter on balcony doors which felt very safe.
Plenty of glasses, cutlery, crockery and towels. Use dishwashing machine, washer & dryer (put knob on f for drying. Only problem was that all info given (except for safe) was in spanish.
Apartments a nice size for my husband and I but maybe a bit of a squeee for 4 people. Balcony had table and 2 chairs.
The whole hotel was very clean & you didn't have to wait too long for the lifts.

We had a great holiday and if we ever go back would use these apartments again.

Travel operator: Sumaster

15 years 9 months ago
Returned Tuesday from the Arcosur Principe Spa Apartments these used to be called the Benalmedena Principe,they are located just off the Ave Palmeras in Benalmedena built I think last year have stayed in numerous apartment in Spain but this was a first for us the apartments had everything you could want,Kitchen Washer/Dryer,Dish washer,Microwave,Toaster,Kettle,Large fridge freezer,Hob with 4 Rings,Bathroom with bath and best power shower we have ever used,Hairdryer,Bedroom 2 large single beds large double wardrobe,Combination safe in with the price,Air conditioning in with the price,Large Balcony with views of either the pool the mountains or the Town and Sea cleaning was once per week when everything was changed could not find a fault with these apartments at all would definetely give them 10/10 they are located by 2 large supermarkets 300/400yards to the beach,the same to bars and restaurants,if I have missed something just let me know.

Travel operator: Sunmaster


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