Best Triton

Avda Antonio Machado 29, Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29630

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By George Prior, your Benalmadena expert

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#4 of 6
expert-rated hotels in Benalmadena
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Bedrooms:
4.1
4.1
Eating/drinking:
3.4
3.4
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Great views / scenery, Nightlife

Expert review of Best Triton

A great value hotel overlooking the beach and a stones throw from all the Benalmadena action.

Over the years many friends have stayed at this huge, rectangular hotel known for its external glass lifts, slap-bang in the middle of Benalmadena Costa. Although not much to look from the outside, I reckon if you’re after a family beach holiday, or you want to experience the nightlife in ’24 Hour Square’ or the marina, this is a good bet. In my opinion it’s more three star than four, but still the Triton remains a justifiably popular place to stay.

Location: 

Thanks to its privileged location, with direct access to the promenade through a guests-only gate, you’ll be on the beach within two minutes of leaving the hotel. The award-winning marina is also a pleasant ten-minute stroll away. Despite being adjacent to a main road, I’ve never noticed the traffic when by the pool or in the rooms.

Bedrooms: 

The rooms are known for being larger than most on the Costa del Sol and the beds are big and comfortable. It’s all pretty standard mid 1970s' fare with white walls, emerald green carpets and grey marble bathrooms. That said, most rooms have uninterrupted sea views from the balconies – but do ask for your room to overlook the pool for the afternoon sunshine.

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Public areas: 

The reception area, which is all marble, cream-coloured plaster work and dark woods, sets the tone for the rest of the public areas: the pool areas, bars and restaurants are clean and functional, but are in need of a bit of revamping.

Eating and drinking: 

The dining option for guests is a pretty basic buffet which has a variety of hot and cold dishes, including a carvery.  Some of my friends said the food was "below average for a four-star hotel" and the hot dishes were often lukewarm. I’d recommend exploring the many restaurants and bars just outside the hotel.

Leisure facilities: 

Bragging rights include four swimming pools (kids, adults, and salt water), a gym, Jacuzzi, Turkish spa and tennis courts.

Service: 

Many of the staff have been at the hotel for years and are helpful and efficient.

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Who stays there: 

It's a popular choice for families with young children and/or teenagers.

Price advice: 

With the location and facilities taken on board, I reckon this hotel is excellent value for money and there are some good deals to be had in low season.

Pros: 
Near to the beach and nightlife
Cons: 
The food is hit and miss

More information on Best Triton:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Avda Antonio Machado 29, Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain, 29630
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Swimming Pool

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