Stayed here with family very spacious and clean apartment in excellent location for beach and marina . Owner Brian is very helpful , apartment has everything you need for a great holiday , wouldn't hesitate to use again
This was my first experience of booking self catering online and have to say Brian was a pleasure to deal with. He was so helpful and even accommodated us for a later check out when our flight time changed. The apartment is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need and more! We were a family of five and had plenty of space. The complex is very clean and is so close to everything, supermarket, marina and beach. Many choices of places to eat and a short bus ride to Tivoli World. I would highly recommend this apartment and will return.
Walsh Family, Ireland.
This isn't the first time I have stayed in the area but I have to say this is the best place to stay. The apartment was light and airy and suited my families needs perfectly. The apartment owner was also easy to contact when we required additional bedding which was such a relief.
We will definitely be going back next year. Lovely apartment and lovely area.
This is the first time I had stayed self catering so I was a little anxious, however I had no reason to be. The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. Brian dealt with all my queries efficiently, and provided great information to aid our stay.
The apartment itself was great, nice and big and light. Plenty of towels provided, kitchen had most utensils we needed when cooking our own food. Nice size fridge freezer great with having the washing machine as you can pack a little bit lighter! We travelled with our 21 month old and felt the apt was safe for him, lockable windows and balcony doors, a cot is provided which was a huge help! Plenty of cupboard/drawer/storage space for your belongings.
The pool and garden area were fantastic, clean, not too busy and we were able to seek some shade with the little one from about 1530 onwards. The pool was a good temperature, warmer in the afternoon.
The location was good. With a child in a pushchair it took a fast 10 to 15 minute walk to the beach, 5 to 10 minutes to the nearest supermarket 'supersol' and 5 minutes to the bus stop.
Overall we had a fantastic holiday, which was booked/managed with ease by Brian. We are hoping to return again next year!
Tips that may help you on your stay:
Supermarkets - The road the apt is off is on a hill, and the bottom half (which is in the direction to the beach and main Benalmadena area) whilst you are going downhill is much steeper than the top half, what goes down must come up, and trust me carrying heavy shopping whilst pushing a pushchair in the July heat was tiring! Therefore for all your supermarket needs I fully recommend turning right and walking up the hill, once you get to the top turn right, A 5 minute walk takes you to 'dia supermarket' (on the right) 2 minutes further there is a 'Supersol' which is much larger and quieter than the one I mentioned previously, and lastly if you are planning on eating in for most of your stay I would strongly recommend walking about 15 to 20 mins further (about half hour in total from the apt) and visit the carrefour, buy all you need here! Local fresh produce, cheap yet decent wine and beer and then get a taxi back which will cost about 8 euros!
Transport to the apt - We took the train from the airport to benalmadena/arroyo de miel stop then got a taxi to the apt, cost no more than 12 euros, took approximately 45 start to finish. What was great was the lift access from platform to street level. Quick easy and stress free!
Local area - We used the buses to get into Torremilinos (10 mins) and Fuengirola (30 mins). Cheap, efficient and clean. Go to the tourist information centre prior to travelling and they give you a useful bit of paper with the bus numbers and locations, the frequency of the buses and the length of the journey, the staff speak English if your Spanish is limited! We preferred Fuengirola as being a bit further away was less touristy. However we'd go back to both.
Eating out - We ate out in all the towns we went to it was good food and great set menus and cheap prices. We'd recommend Tombolas on the seafront about a 10 minute walk from the harbour towards torremilinos. Great service with good food and value for money. Also if you fancy a takeaway go for the Chinese down the hill and across the road. 9 euros for 2 adults and we had starter main and side. We actually ordered on our way back from the beach for a set time then walked back down the hill and picked it up, really tasty and good size portions for the price!
You'll need beach towels for your stay.
I hope I have provided lots of useful information that will make you chose this apartment as it really is a fantastic place. The service we received was fab and as already mentioned we hope to return next year. Thanks Brian!
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My wife and I have recently spent 2 weeks in this spacious clean and well equipped appartment.It is situated in an ideal position for restaurants,bars,marina ( great place for a wander) and local transport.Just jump on a bus and have a day in Malaga or the beautiful town of Mijas in the mountains.Brian has been extremely helpful in the booking process and has supplied much information and tips to enhance the holiday.I would certainly reccommend this as a holiday destination and wouldn't hesitate in returning again.(This review has been late in writing due to pressures of moving house)