Best by name and one of the best by nature, the four-star Best Benalmadena Hotel offers guests spacious, comfortable rooms with good spa facilities, and excellent all-inclusive packages. The resort of Benalmadena, where the hotel enjoys a beach-front location, is one of the Costa del Sol’s best, and Torremolinos’ smaller, more stylish sister, with great family facilities. Built in 2003, everything in the 280-room Best Benalmadena Hotel is right up to date. At 13 storeys, it makes the most of its fantastic location which will see sand in your shoes as soon as you walk out of the front door.
Outside, the hotel pool awaits you for a cool dip. When you want a change you can work out in the gym, grab a quick game of pool or work on your relaxation in the health centre where you will find a spa, a hammam (a North African-style steam room), sauna, and hot tub and massage treatments. If you feel like you need even more of a spruce up, book a chair at the hotel’s salon and beauty shop. For what you left on the bed at home, there are shops on site.
The basics are as good as the extras, rooms come with queen-size beds, free Internet access, mini bar, safe and satellite TV. All are en-suite and have a balcony or terrace. A beautiful sea-front restaurant is the place to enjoy your evening meals. All-inclusive packages include three meals, snacks, kid’s ice cream until 6pm and a bar from 10:30am to 11:30pm. The resort of Benalmadena is a favourite with families. The port is 3km from the hotel and is a lovely place to stroll around checking out the yachts, or book your own nautical adventure. It’s one of the resort’s dining and social hotspots, too.
Kids will be spoiled for choice with visits to the butterfly park, aquarium, marine park, animal park or Tivoli World, the funfair theme park that also hosts big concerts. Or the whole family will enjoy the spectacular cable car rides that take you to the peak of Mount Calamorro for breathtaking views.