Written on: 12/05/2011
well I'm gobsmacked! The hotel holiday village is my second favourite holiday(nothIng can beat Orlando Florida!) but I went in 2009 was brill for me I'm 13 not really bothered bout family holidays but this one was just crazy fun I wernt bored once xx I'm going again in 3weeks and I'm so so excited a 4star hotel it should stay I don't think it can reach a 5 as the only thing that was not that good is that It lacked a bit on staff for snack bars but it was a truly stunning holiday xx if you... (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2010
the only reason i decided to write my review is because my mum and sister have just booked a last minute deal to somewhere else in spain and asked me to have a look at the reviews for it, i then had to tell them the upsetting news that it had nothing nice said about it and as i went to the holiday village in june and have already rebooked for next year i decided to have a look at what other people thought and was actually quite shocked that anybody could say a bad word about the holiday... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2010
We stayed here with our three children aged 9, 8 and 6 from the 18/5 to the 25/5/10 and were A.I. having booked through First Choice. It was our first time abroad as a family and we all loved it and wished we had booked for longer than a week. The check in process took no more than 10 mins and was a simple matter of filling in the normal hotel type check in form and either giving in your credit card details as there is a 100 Euro deposit required in case of breakages etc or presumably... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2010 by markbt14 (7 reviews written)
It the kids are your priority, the Holiday Village Costa del Sol is a superb choice. If you care more about your own enjoyment than your kids, go somewhere else. Went in 2009 - superb. Activities great from morning to night, room great, good size, clean (apart from balcony). I think self catering was a good choice for young kids who are a bit limited in appetite. Used the poolside bar for lunches, checked la Perla restaurant menu each evening and if it suited we bought in. If it didn't, we... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009 by lovesthesun (1 review written)
we have not long left the holiday village on the 20th october 09 we had a lovely time i have two children 5 and 4 yrs the kids clubs of the evening were fab the children loved it playing games as well as learnin, it has got everything u need and so glad we went all inclusive friendly staff good food,a maid cleans ur room everyday plus fresh towels everyday,a good service over all, would recommend it and go again well worth the money even considering goin again in high season only 1 thing... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2009 by sonya morris (1 review written)
just back from holiday village,worst food ever,staff far from freindly and food was horrible, what no one tells you it quite a bit a way from any shop. the cleaners arerubbish and the balcony,s are full of pigeon poo.they were never cleaned,one good point was that my son of 5years loved it but i will never be back near any of these places again,we were all inclusive.and it was nt worth the money.im not just being crumpy im just telling you my findings.and the truth (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2009
i thought the 'hotel holiday village' in costa del sol- benalmadema was brilliant for the whole family. my child loved chilrens club. which are forr all ages which i thought was really good. loads to do on the complex. was really clean and all the the staff were lovely and polite. the entertainment was brilliant and the whole family was entertained. the weather was lovely butt when it rained the hotel opened the childrens club for longer so the kids did not get bored which i thought was... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2009
just come back from holiday village in holiday world,
would NOT reconmend going here if
2.dont like cold swimming pools,
3.if you like to eat
4.low on spending money
this hotel caters for kids only! hardly if any adult entertainment, swimming pools were freezing okay cant help that but they were a wee bit cold,
FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SELF CATERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and make sure you have cab fare its a fare old walk....
diaria in the swimming pool, a really big lay... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2009
just came back from holiday in the holiday village. it was a fantastic place which catered for all age groups. the pool area is the best I hav ever seen. the appartments are very spacious. the balcony area also very big. only criticsm shop bit on expensive side. we went self catering so travelled on the bus every evening to dine. bus service provided at the gate. would def go again. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2009
we have just arrived back from Holiday Village Apartments and we are still ill with stomach bugs our 2 little boys were ill for 5days food horrible kids reps fantastic other reps false. hotel lovely needs a lick of paint in rooms the cleaners not very good evening entertainment rubbish what they dont say is you need loads of money for bikes and trampolines that cost 2euros pp not worth the money quite a few people were complaining. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2009
We read the reviews before going and felt most were correct although many were moaning at very minor things. We went for a week but felt ten days would have been better as we reluctantly got back home yesterday.
Likes: the range of food especially breakfast, the cleanliness of the hotel, the kids club's long opening hours and their activities, the beach club pools which were great fun (like a water park itself), and the fantastic multi lingual staff. Everything was all inclusive so no... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2009
Only consider this Benalmadena hotel for all inclusive - I would not pay for this food and certainly not at the prices they charge. Be prepared to queue a lot for food and drinks but you can live with it. Be prepared for repetitive dull meals in the buffet restaurant ("La Perla"/transport caf). Lots of greasy English food (some quite nice, some not - breakfast is rubbish). I have stayed in all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and the food there was of much higher quality possibly since... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009
Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments is the best family holiday place we have stayed. The pools are brilliant, everything is very clean,the kids club is very good and would recommend. Its very safe for the kids,make sure you go all inclusive because a pint of lager is 3.50euros. The only down side to this place was the food its basic but don't let that put you off as i would go again. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2009
When i went to Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments spain I went into wavelenghth (a kids club for aged 9 to 15 year olds) and did DJ workshop, raft building, Survivor, highropes and archery - and really enjoyed them all. There are also 2 more kids clubs little satrs (2 to 5 year olds) and super stars that my brother when in (from 6 to 8 year olds)- he did archery and tri-golf he made loads of friend but we only looked into it in the second weeks of being there, I wish i had done it the... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009
Stayed for a week in May 2008 and found it very relaxing especially as the very energetic and enthusiastic kids clubs reps kept our 3 very busy from early morning to late evening. Food is great - rooms were great - Pools/Activities/Amenities all great.
In the pool Bars they have meal/snack options that are not part of the all-inclusive deal which can be annoying as the kids will always opt for these.
But overall a great place if you have kids (mine are 7 to 12 years old) - We are all set... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2009 by clare gaz (1 review written)
Just back from a fantastic week at the Benalmadena Holiday Village - no complaints! Accomodation is great, very spacious with a huge balcony. Rooms cleaned and towels changed daily. Pool areas and beach club superb for families, always activities on to keep children (and adults) amused. Holiday reps are fantastic with the children. Night entertainment average but keeps the kids happy. Enough choice at mealtimes to please the whole family, a la carte restaurants are great! Didn't leave the... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
My wife, son and I have just returned from 2 weeks at the Benalmadena Holiday Village Apartments. This was
our second trip having also stayed there in July 2008. The overarching feeling however
was that everything seems a little bit less good than last year.
The resort remains a fantastic place for kids with good facilities, kids club and
decent food but we felt that there were some aspects which had declined.
It seemed busier...there was no where to go for any peace and quiet and in... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2009
Just came back on friday from this disaster. every family seemed to be affected with sickness bugs.
dont go, Holiday Village Apartments very poor value for money and the food is horrendous. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2009 by sarah1973 (1 review written)
My partner and i, 11yr old and 8yr old went all inclusive for a week to the holiday village apartments, Benalmadena. After reading some of the reviews we were a bit dubious but found it a great holiday with good food and plenty of things to do. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009 by alaphabet
i went to the Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments a few years ago with all my family and i thought it was brilliant i loved every minuet of it . there was loads of things to do and i would love to go back there all the staff are very well mannderd are very helpful and the food was fantastic there is loads to do in the night time coz theres a few bars and loads off entertainment on for the children and swimming pools for the day a really good to and there is loads of space to sunbath and... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2009 by kerryritchie
We have just got back from holiday village apartments, Benalmadena, after spending 2 weeks there. overall we had a fantastic holiday & would defo go back again, we made the very big mistake of going self catering & would advise anyone to upgrade to all inclusive, u can do this when u check in at the hotel. The rooms were nice and spacious, the tv in the room has english channels but u will need to get a remote control from reception as these are not already in the room. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009 by Cookie18 (1 review written)
Stayed for 1 week at the Holiday Village Apartments, Benalmadera - came back 21 May. 2 adults, 1 14 ear old. All inclusive - wouldn't like to be self catering - shop on site really expensive (but aren't they always when on site!) - Bus to Fuengirola (15 minutes away) was 1.30 Euro, bus which went to centre of Benalmadena (5 minutes away) & on to Torresmolinos (20 minutes) was 1.15 Euros regardless of how far you went. Food shops there cheaper.
On all inclusive had lounge, kitchen,... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009 by bevryan (1 review written)
My husband and i have just come back from a weeks holiday at the holiday village with our 3 yr old grandson he loved every minute of it there was plenty for him to do and the weather was just perfect. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2009 by jennie123
We went to the Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments for 2 weeks all inclusive, we took our two small children aged 11 months and 2, we went on the 12th april and came back 26th april 2009, The rooms are modern, clean and spacious, else where in the village was the same, clean, and modern.
The beach club looked just as it did in the brochure, the food wad very nice, with a different theme every night, and lots of variety. We didnt use the in2action kids clubs as the kids werent old... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2009 by kelcart1 (1 review written)
Holiday Village Apartments was a very clean hotel. In2action Team were brilliant including the kids clubs. The food was delicious with lots of choice and entertainment was really great, especially for the kids, who loved it. The holiday reps were brilliant. They were there when we had answers to questions, they were friendly and very helpful. The hotel was very clean and all the staff were friendly from the cleaners to the waiters.
We went to the Mexican and Italian restaurant which... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009
Hotel and staff at Holiday Village Apartments, Benalmadena, were good, fascilities are good but with many restrictions not given to you by the holiday sales team.
We took our twins and unfortunatly our daughter (1yrs) was rushed to hospital and kept in for 2 days. Not a single person from the holiday reps or company contacted us to check we where ok. I am still astounded by the complete lack of consideration shown to my wife and myself, never again.... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009 by sarank (1 review written)
Would I ever go back to the Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments? The answer is NO! The hotel staff are very polite and helpful but the hotel is very Hi di Hi. The rooms are a good size but our bedsheets were never changed and we stayed for 2 weeks! The bathroom and kitchen were never cleaned (just the bins emptied) and soaps, shower gel and shampoo never replaced. The pools and beach club look really lovely but the pools are chilled so to cold to swim in.
The food is pretty bad and I... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2009 by SteveSpurs (1 review written)
I read various reviews about the Benalmadena Holiday Village Apartments resort b4 I went there on the 3rd April for 1 week and must say that anyone who slates this place must be "mad". Me & my family had a fantastic time. Resort was great and so much for me and the Kids to do. We had lovely weather so that made the holiday as well. The Reps were very helpful, so to were the Hotel staff. The food was great, so much choice. Our room was cleaned every day. There is a good bus service just... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
The Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments have nice views, rooms all very clean and tidy. Pool facilities great for kids. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2009 by kevk66 (1 review written)
Would never go back to Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments, Took 2 hours to book in to hotel, only to find out you have to leave a 100 euro deposit or your credit card details. There is no cooking utensils when I asked at reception they say you have to do with what is in your room. The reps try to rip you of with a trip to Gibralter for three of us costing 78euros each. You can do it from Fuengirola bus station for 14 euros each and a tour of the rock for 9 euros each. We ended up... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009 by jfp
Fantasic holiday at Holiday Village Apartments, Benalmadena!!
Kids club is excellent, pools are amazing with a real "wow" factor. Beautiful hotel, great facilities, food was great, although i prefered the buffet at lunch time which is served across the bridge where the water park is. The kids LOVED it...going back this year (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2009 by BLONDIE22
Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments were very clean, rooms were big and everything you needed was in them, all inclusive is well worth it,the entertainment at night was good for both adults and kids. i would recommend this holiday village to everyone especially families. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009 by karen jordan (1 review written)
The Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments are a lovely family holiday location if you want to do nothing more than eat, drink and chill and get some good family time. We have got back today and are looking to book another holiday village. We have spent the week relaxing and doing nothing. I haven't flown for years and this experience has made me feel more comfortable about going abroad. We would recommend this place but make sure you go all inclusive as self catering seems to be expensive. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2009
just arrived back from HOliday Village Apartments Benalmadena after a week of sunshine, great hotel and excellant service, no complaints about the hotel and met some really nice people. irish bar very good,but shop very exspensive, rooms are really nice and would love to go back. .theres a bus service which takes you into benalmadina or ferengarola. plenty of places yo visit out an about. good hotel, great views, staff very friendly (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2009 by mysteryhopper (1 review written)
Hi, We have just returned from the holiday Benalmedena Holiday Village Hotel and hope that by posting this review First Choice and the hotel management will clean up their act by the time you intend to visit.
My wife and I are almost pension age and booked this weeks holiday on the internet at short notice. Upon arrival there was nobody visible at the airport and we had to leave the arrivals area and search for our coach. We were not alone as we spoke to one man who had mislaid his wife (she... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009 by RoseyJay (4 reviews written)
this is a lovely hotel with very friendly staff who all make you feel very welcome.
it is great for younger families and children, with amazing pools and lots of activities for the kids throughout the day with a little party every night.
also good for adults though, with some lovely bars, i especially liked the irish style bar later on in the evening, but the upstairs bar during the day. best if on all inclusive!! (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2009 by nowamrs
The hotel has everything you could wish 4 in a family complex. Food very expensive and drinks, this holiday shouldn't be sold as self catering as it is in the middle of no where. We cant wait to go back with our girls aged 4 n 3 this year, but defo all inclusive (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2008
Benalmadena, Holiday Village Apartments is is a great holiday resort for you and the family so I am suggesting you go on this holiday you will love it! Food, service, accommodation, resort all excellent. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2008
The hotel was lovely, pool was clean, entertainment was good, the pool bar/cafe was lovely. The hotel restaurant food wasn't good, the location was bad. Wasn't near anything exciting. The hotel, pool an complex itself was lovely just the location and food let it down. Everything else was amazing (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2008
Well me and some friends are going here next year. We were wondering does anyone have photo's of there holiday as we want to know what type of room we are getting. We have booked all inclusive and asked for a sea view or pool view. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008
I would say that the Holiday Palace is good for families who want to spend most of the time at the hotel complex, or wanting to relax around the pool chilling out. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2008 by bloor93
It is a brill place to go for a holiday if you are an O.A.P or teenagers! I am going back there next year for my hols. Would definitely recommend the Holiday Village Apartments in Benalmadena. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2008 by Mattv (1 review written)
We are a family of 4 our children are nearly 3 and nearly 5 and we all had a wonderful holiday. We went from 17th October until 31st October and were all inclusive. The weather was great, high 70's and the resort was 1st class. Please don't take too much notice of people saying that its a long walk to the Beach Club as is not that far and its very safe. (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by Debra Patchett (1 review written)
Just returned from 2 weeks at The Holiday Village. Had a fabulous time. Lots to do, something going on every day. Food was lovely, plenty of choice, the hotel rooms very clean and roomy. All the staff were great, very helpful. If you like your retail therapy be prepared to shell out for expensive taxi fares (buses always packed full). Evening entertainment was really good. Would recommend booking all inclusive as on site shop/restaurants were very expensive. Will definitely be going... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008 by michellejuliewilson (1 review written)
Our family really enjoyed our 1 week all inclusive break at the Holiday Village Apartments and would definitely go back again. We had our 7yr old daughter with us and she really enjoyed the kids club and entertainment. Kids disco was really good for the young ones 8 while nine. My daughter also went to the evening kids club 9 while eleven this included a movie night, chocolate feast . This gave her parents quality time together this was a bonus as you don't get much time with young ones. Bus... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008
Just got back from a weeks holiday at the Holiday Village Apartments, would definitely go back again but for longer next time and not self catering as it was quite expensive to buy meals and food in the shop. But over all was a lovely Hotel, lots to see and do. Great place and friendly staff! Would recomend it!! (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2008
Its an amazing place for kids to go, I loved it and so did my little ones. Bad point, the walk to the other water park. I recommend it to familys that enjoy being round loads of kids. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2008 by Gray33
Benalmadena Holiday Village Apartments are great if you are the type of holiday maker who just enjoys relaxing by the pool. Not ideal if you like to browse the shops and look around the place. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2008
It was a generally nice hotel i would definately return there. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008 by tonilouise
Amazing hotel did not want to leave this hotel it was that good, great for families, couples and especially groups. (read more)
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