A guide to Best Hotels in Benalmadena

From the beautiful promenade linking the town with the stunning Puerto Marina to the sandy beaches that run alongside, Benalmádena is a place people want to be, and be seen. The millionaire yachts and elegant resorts are testimony to that. One such idyllic property is the adults-only Riviera Hotel, with its chic spa and beachfront location. For a more family-focused stay, the fun-packed Holiday Village Costa del Sol has a little something for everyone.

Holiday Village Costa del Sol

Four stars of loveliness, this large family-friendly number has an incredible pool overlooking the ocean, a beach club brimming with activities, and a fun wave machine too. There are three pools in total, an American diner, al fresco restaurant and bar, and great sports facilities that includes football and swim academies. The kids have two playgrounds to choose from, and it’s less than a mile away from Fuengirola if you fancy a wander.

TUI BLUE Riviera Hotel

Perched on the edge of the ocean, with a beautiful pool that has incredible views, there’s a reason this adults-only hotel has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Thanks to its recent makeover, it’s a very stylish property, and the new spa is the ultimate in indulgence. There are two restaurants, a bar, and regular evening entertainment. The location is spot on too, just 50 metres from the local shops, bars and restaurants.

Bali Hotel and Studios

This sleek property enjoys one of the best locations in town. The beach is a short stroll away, as are the local bars and shops. On site you have a beautiful pool, buffet restaurant and poolside bar. Kids have a park and pool to keep them occupied. With live music and flamenco shows in the evenings, this place really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Polynesia Hotel

Inspired by the architecture of the South Pacific, this beachfront hotel, with its panoramic ocean views, has a lovely tropical feel to it. The lobby is something else too, complete with trees, bridges and a rocky lagoon. The three restaurants are styled like island enclaves, and there are plenty of activities going on in the pools. There’s a sandy beach 10 minutes away, and the hotel’s beach club is even closer.

Las Arenas Hotel

Right opposite the beach, with a pretty, contemporary pool area, this classic property makes for a great base for holidays to Benalmádena. The town is behind the hotel so all the local bars, shops and restaurants are there when you need them. The super-close promenade takes you to the marina and all the way to Torremolinos if you fancy it. If you prefer to stay put, the hotel has a buffet restaurant and lounge bar with live entertainment in the evenings.

Best Hotel Benalmádena

The promenade is on your doorstep, the ocean views are majestic, and the briefest of walks will take you straight to the beach. This really is a great spot. There’s a playground, pool and club for the kids, restaurant and bar, and a freshwater pool and terrace. The local bars and eateries are five minutes away, and 10 minutes in a cab will get you to the port with its beautiful beachfront shops and bars.

MedPlaya Balmoral Hotel

This is one for the whole family. There’s a lovely pool with a kids’ pool alongside it, and it’s only 50 metres to the beach. The centre of town is but a short walk away too. There are plenty of games and activities, a café, bar and buffet eatery, and the kids have a play area to enjoy. The marina is under a mile away, and there’s a bus stop outside if you want to explore Marbella, Fuengirola and Torremolinos.