The massive hotel dominates the western side of Benalmadena. It sits right on the edge of the sea on a small headland and can be seen for miles around. You can walk along the promenade to the marina in about 15-20 minutes.
Most of the 300 spacious rooms give you views over the Mediterranean and all have white walls, ruby carpets, dark wood furniture and soft lighting, adding to the glam factor. I’m a sucker for luxurious touches and I loved the 300-thread Egyptian cotton bed linen, the extra fluffy white dressing gowns, and the complimentary slippers. There’s a pleasing range of bathroom products for you to rifle through too.
Nothing is done by halves in the Torrequebrada. The reception area was designed to impress and that it does with its expanses of marble and dozens of smart gold-coloured sofas and dazzling chandeliers. The bars are just as OTT with chrome stools and highly polished wood surfaces. And I'm quite partial to lazing around the pools on the sunbeds with the deepest mattresses.
Eating and drinking
I’d highly recommend the newly-opened Japanese restaurant, Yuni, which serves the best sushi I’ve had in many years, and the Pavillion restaurant’s terrace allows you to enjoy your meal al fresco surrounded by towering palms.
World-class casino, gym, spa centre, 500-seat theatre (with revolving stage), tennis courts and two swimming pools on the edge of the sea - enough for you?
They do it all with a spring in their step, which is rewarding for everyone. I defy anyone not to feel welcome here.
Who stays there
A wide clientele, including many American couples and business types who want to flash their boss’s cash.
Not the cheapest but if you’re staying in a hotel with its own casino, I guess being occasionally frivolous with money isn’t a problem.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Live entertainment
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Great facilities