My partner and I stayed in this apartment last week. The apartment is very well maintained. The studio was a great size and was very comfortable. It has a TV with english channels and WI-FI. The studio has a shared communal area which consists of a garden and pools for adults and children. It was very well maintained. Everything was within walking distance-Bars, the beach, transportation, restaurants and shops. Yet far enough away to hear no noise. Transportation from the airport to the apartment was very easy as there is a taxi rank outside the airport or you have the option of the train. We had such a fantastic time we have already booked in again for next year for a longer period of time as there is so much to do we couldn't fit it in to the week.
I stayed in this studio in October 2014 and I had such a lovely time that I booked again as soon as I came back so I've just returned from another great visit! The studio itself is very comfortable and we had a choice of bed size (either twin beds or king size bed). Wifi was good but did occasionally cut out. Flatscreen TV was a bonus with great choice of channels. The communal area was excellent with a well kept garden and a gorgeous pool area (which most days we had to ourselves!!) In terms of location I couldn't have asked for better. It is so close to all of the local amenities - bars, cafes and shops, literally alI on the doorstep (but be assured, no noise is heard from the accommodation!) Benalmadena itself is beautiful... Beach is just a 2 minute walk and the marina (with shops and restaurants) is about 10 minutes away which we found very convenient. It was also really convenient for airport transport. We got a taxi (about 15 minutes) but there was also the option of a train ride. I'm already booking my next stay! Highly recommended!!
This was our first stay at Los Cisnes 2. Our apartment (113A) was on the top floor overlooking the grounds and pool area. The apartment was spacious enough to accommodate two couples comfortably, though the second bedroom was cramped with minimal facilities. There was a spacious balcony on two sides that offered outstanding views over other local hotels and the sea in front of us. This was possible by the exceptional elevation of the apartment. The grounds and pool area ( adult's and children's excllusively) were well kept and maintained to a high standard so that it was pleasant to sit out here if preferred to visiting the beach.
The location of the apartment block was pleasant with the main thoroughfare within easy access. Plenty of restaraunts and bars, as well as shops, were available as well as bus services to other seafront towns and Mijas. Cost of transport was reasonble, If travelling from Malaga Airport, the train is preferred as it is direct and costs 2 euros. Taxi fairs from the station to the hotel are around 8 euros. Prices for eating out vary. You can eat expensive or cheaply. We found a good place named La Taberna that offered a three couse meal for 14.50 euros. This was good value with a varied menu.
The general decor was acceptable on first impressions but two floor standing units - one holding books, the other, several dozen glasses, seemed to have been added as fillers rather than essential furniture - why several dozen glasses for four people. The kitchen areal was adequate but the cream work surface was difficult to clean due to a textured surface and colour - especially with tea marks. We managed to counter this by cleaning off marks with toothpaste.
There were no instructions on using the washing machine, the electric kettle was small and in poor operating condition, the shower head kept dropping down due to a loose wall mount. No information book on fire safety and other safety and user regulations and information. When we used the cooker and turned up the overn the fuse in the consumer unit kept tripping out the power to the apartment leaving us in darkness.
Overall, value for money was quite good if four people sharing. This was very much the case given the location and the views. Theres nothing like sitting out on the balcony with a cuppa and seeing the sunrise over the Med in the morning to set one up for the day.
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Such a lovely apartment managed by BenalRent. We have already booked to go back next year! Great swimming pool, across the road from the beach and even a little surprise in the fridge when we arrived.