Hostals in Benalmadena

Benalmadena port, shopping, dancing and alfresco dining by moonlight. © Michelle Chaplow
Benalmadena port, shopping, dancing and alfresco dining by moonlight

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Benalmadena is a coastal resort on the popular Costa del Sol with great accessibility from Malaga Airport (19km) and a short drive from popular destinations like Marbella, Torremolinos and Fuengirola. The town is made up of two main parts, the busier Benalmadena on the coast and the more authentic Benalmadena pueblo or old town as it is also known.

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This is where you will find high rise buildings, the beaches and a more lively night scene. Many restaurants, bars and shops have set up here to cater for the large quantities of tourists who visit in search of beach and sun.

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Also known as the old town and a short drive inland, this part encompasses a more authentic spanish feel with tradition style buildings and cobbled streets. Modern high rise apartments have since been erected around the old town, however their addition has not taken away from the character of this part of Benalmadena.

Hostals in Benalmadena

A HOSTAL (also known as a guest house) provides basic accommodation at a reasonable price and a smaller (than hotel) private room. Hostals are common in Spain and display a 'H' with a small 's' sign at the door with one or two stars. They are exempt from providing many of the facilities that a hotel must provide. Many in larger towns occupying a floor of a building or in villages and smaller towns are often located in traditional buildings. They are often family run. There must be en-suite toilets (but not bathrooms) in all rooms. A 2-star hostal must also have public toilets and must have an elevator.

A PENSION display a 'P' sign at the door with no star classification. These offer accommodation without need to offer any complimentary service such as refreshments. Pensiones have lesser requirements than a Hostal. There is no elevator requirement. The toilets and bathrooms may be outside the bedroom but there must be one bathroom for every five bedrooms. They must still provide a cleaning service and heating but not air conditioning.

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Situated in the charming village of Benalmadena, La Posada Hotel has free Wi-Fi and beautiful architecture. The location offers easy access to the Andalusian coast and the A7 motorway. The bright rooms in La Posada Hotel all have air conditioning, heating, shower and TV. They also have tea and coffee makers. The rooms are grouped around a traditional Andalusian patio.

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