Torrequebrada Hotel Benalmadena

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Address: Carretera de Cadiz KM 220, Benalmadena Costa Malaga, 29630, Spain

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.1

Vegas-style five star hotel with its own casino and entertainment theatre.

I love walking into the Torrequebrada. The uniformed valets, the marble staircases, gold fittings and huge chandeliers make you feel, well, a bit special. With a smart casino and a flashy, all singin’, all dancin’ cabaret venue which puts on glitzy shows most nights, you feel like you’re rolling with the high-fliers in Dubai or Las Vegas rather than in a Costa del Sol hotel. Having said that, the outside of the hotel really could do with a spruce up – but who’s looking at the faded paint work when you’ve got a flute of champagne around a grand piano in one of the bars?

Location
3.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4.4
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Bedrooms
3.9
90%
Public areas
4.3
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Leisure facilities

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?

Service

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.

Price advice

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.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Live entertainment
  • Nightlife
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Great facilities
  • Expensive
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