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Duquesa at Benalmadena Costa

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
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This recently refurbished, beautifully furnished 65 m² (700 sq ft) sunny south-west facing apartment with air conditioning and high-speed Wi-Fi is on the 4th floor (6 lifts available) of the Duquesa de España apartment building, from which is just a 5 minute downhill walk to the nearest beach. Located in a quiet residential area on the boundary between Benalmádena and Torremolinos, it is close to numerous bars and restaurants and from the 2 balconies - which are not overlooked by high rise buildings - there are good views towards Benalmádena Puerto Marina, the Mediterranean, and the mountains. The bedroom contains a very comfortable double bed along with dressing table and adequate storage space. The lounge, which also incorporates a dining area, has an equally comfortable, easy to o...This recently refurbished, beautifully furnished 65 m² (700 sq ft) sunny south-west facing apartment with air conditioning and high-speed Wi-Fi is on the 4th floor (6 lifts available) of the Duquesa de España apartment building, from which is just a 5 minute downhill walk to the nearest beach. Located in a quiet residential area on the boundary between Benalmádena and Torremolinos, it is close to numerous bars and restaurants and from the 2 balconies - which are not overlooked by high rise buildings - there are good views towards Benalmádena Puerto Marina, the Mediterranean, and the mountains. The bedroom contains a very comfortable double bed along with dressing table and adequate storage space. The lounge, which also incorporates a dining area, has an equally comfortable, easy to open and close, large sofa bed and storage area which incorporates a cable TV which receives English programs and a DVD player. There is a fully equipped kitchen and the modern bathroom has a thermostatically controlled large walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin. Registered with the Andalusian tourist registry under code VFT/MA/01490. The swimming pool accessed through the garden area of the apartment building is one of the largest on the Costa del Sol and in addition to the main pool there is shallow children's pool, however, please note that the pool area is only open during the high season which is from Mid-June to Mid-September. The 2 balconies have between them 2 tables and 4 chairs along with sun blinds, and in addition provide a vantage point to enjoy the views. Facing south-west they enjoy the sun between midday until the sun sets over the mountains and are not overlooked by high rise buildings. This property is better suited to 2 people but there is a large comfortable sofa bed in the lounge area which will sleep 2 extra people, or allow separate bedrooms if required. The closest supermarket – Lidl – is 60 meters away, there are 2 bars within 90 meters and within 400 meters the area is full of numerous bars and restaurants. There is a wide beach Promenade which runs for about 5 miles the direction of Torremolinos and 2 miles in the direction of Benalmádena and from this there is easy access to numerous beaches, some of which may be comparatively quiet and others where in addition to rows of sun-loungers, sunshades and close by bars, restaurants and kiosks, there are beach massages are available, along with pedalos, jet skis, para-gliding available for hire. From the nearby Marina, many boat trips are available ranging from the ferry to Fuengirola, to Dolphin watching, catamaran cruises, power boats and gentle trips along the coastline. The Marina is also home to bars, restaurants and shops - some of which are more upmarket and an impressive sea-life center. Away from the beach there is a beautiful park in Benalmádena - Parque De La Paloma - and in Torremolinos there is the largest water park on the Costa del Sol - Aqualand - with amongst others offers a 'Kamikaze' ride which is reputedly the highest in Europe; lots of fun to be had here but its not cheap! There is a cable car to the top of the mountain behind the apartment, an Arabian style red 'fort on the promenade at Benalmadena, shopping on Calle San Miguel in Torremolinos and in Benalmádena Pueblo - a typical Andalucian white-washed village which is a short drive or bus journey away - you can gain a sense of what it was like before we all came here to enjoy the sun. Also in the Pubelo is a Buddhist stupa which in addition to giving a sense of being in Tibet has good views along the coast. There are many shops in the area advertising trips to other cities and towns in Andalucía such as Seville, or Granada (for the stunningly beautiful Moorish Alhambra) or Ronda, you can also visit Gibraltar. But you should not overlook Malaga itself which can be reached from the nearby El Pinillo train station for very little cost. Malaga is great for shopping (particularly El Corte Ingles) and has a wonderful food market - Mercado Central Atarazanas - and the old part near the cathedral is truly full of interest, with the Alcazaba and Picasso museums, further away is the Botanical Gardens. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VFT/MA/01490More
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Philip L
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a couple in our mid 50 s and we visit the Costa del Sol on a regular basis . We stayed at this apartment and we found it comfortable nicely decorated and close to all amenities while still located in a very quite...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank ray c
Reviewed 24 September 2019

I have stayed a few times now in this apartment and it never disappoints. Apartment is always spotless and comfortable and the views are just beautiful. The apartment is also in a great location with everything close by. Philip is always very helpful to deal...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Jennifer0302
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

This is our third holiday in Phillip's apartment so I think that explains our opinion of the apartment.. I have reviewed before so not much more to add as regards apartment, area, internet etc except maybe to wax lyrical about the views which are spectacular....More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Izzy34
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is a great apartment, spotless clean and nicely furnished. It has everything you need and more! It is in a nice location, about a five minute walk to the nearest supermarket and about 10 minutes to the seafront. The owner, Philip, provided us with...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Water Views
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Elevator/Lift access
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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About the neighbourhood
There is a wide beach Promenade which runs for about 5 miles the direction of Torremolinos and 2 miles in the direction of Benalmádena and from this there is easy access to numerous beaches, some of which may be comparatively quiet and others where in addition to rows of sun-loungers, sunshades and close by bars, restaurants and kiosks, beach massages are available, with pedalos, jet skis, para-gliding available for hire. From the nearby Benalmádena Marina, many boat trips are available ranging from the ferry to Fuengirola, to Dolphin watching, catamaran cruises, power boats and gentle trips along the coast line. The Marina is also home to bars, restaurants and shops - some of which are more upmarket and an impressive sea-life center. Away from the beach there is a beautiful park in Ben...
How to get there
There are 2 or 3 main options to get from the airport to the apartment: 1) If you have luggage it will probably be easier to take one of the many taxis located immediately outside and to the right of the exit from the airport, the fare should be in the region of euro 25.00. 2) If you have only hand baggage or little luggage consider taking the RENFE Cercanías train from the station airport (Estación de Tren) in the direction of Fungerola to El Pinillo train station and then walk the 0.7 km down to the apartment. Tickets can be purchased from machines, all of which have instructions in English (bottom left screen 'button' to select language) 2a) As there are no taxis at the closest station - El Pinillio - take a train in the direction of Fuengirola (trains in Spain are cheap...
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