Plazoleta Hotel Benalmadena

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Address: Avenida Juan Luis Peralta, Benalmadena, 29639, Spain

Star rating:

3.9

A small hotel with masses of charm in an historic district near Benalmadena.

I love the cosy, intimate vibe of the independent, family-run Plazoleta Hotel, a former private home set in the white-washed village of Benalmádena Pueblo. Every morning the owner, a local woman with bags of charm, rushes out to the bakery around the corner and brings back a selection of freshly-made pastries and gives them to guests - on the house!

Location
4.2
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
3.7
90%
Public areas
3.2
90%

Location

Set in a historic, hillside pueblo, which has good roads and a regular bus service down to the coast. There’s a great selection of bars, cafés and restaurants in this pretty Andalusian village and but it's the views over the surrounding countryside and sea that keep me coming back. 

Bedrooms

The rooms are not massive but are fully equipped with a toaster, kettle, fridge and satellite TV. The pine furniture is a little dated but it would look awkward to have sleek, contemporary designs in this setting.

Public areas

The reception area is as small and quaint – like the rest of the hotel – with bottle green paintwork and large terracotta tiles.

Eating and drinking

There’s no proper restaurant to speak of but the options in the village are plentiful. And you can make toast in the rooms and grab the free pastries!

Service

Personal and full of enthusiasm. The owner can’t do enough for you and is well-informed about local attractions and events.

Who stays there

Older couples who want to explore the beautiful village.

Price advice

You won’t have to break the bank to stay in this authentic Spanish village property. There can be some deals between February and Easter.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • History

Pros & Cons

  • Warm, friendly ambience
  • No restaurant
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