'Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know'- Ernest Hemingway once wrote.
He has always been closely identified with Spain, and particularly Andalusia. Benalmadena is a town in Andalusia Spain, with the closest airport being Malaga Airport. It is a town which has grown very rapidly over the past few years, probably due to its year round good climate, and it is extremely busy with tourists during the summer. There are quite a few Benalmadena hotels catering to families wanting an all inclusive package holiday. As well as these cheap hotels there are options for those wanting a bit of luxury too.
Those looking for cheap hotels in a resort style will find this at the Medplaya Hotel Bali. It is a three star hotel located close to the train station, and many other attractions too, such as the zoo. This is a large complex spread over three buildings, and is perfect for families and couples looking for a budget holiday, they also offer the option to go all inclusive. There are quite a few different room options with this hotel, ranging from studios to apartments. All rooms do come with balconies and airconditioning. Hotel Best Sirocco is another three star resort option. It is 200 metres away from the beach and has two outdoor pools. Similarly to many other budget resort Benalmadena hotels they offer entertainment throughout the day and during the night, so there is always something to do here.
Hotel Mac Puerto Marina is a four star hotel great for families. It is located just a short distance away from the marina and the Puerto Marina shopping area, and also not far from Malaga Airport. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, complete with their own terraces. Hotel Best TritÃ³n is just 200 metres away from the beach. This great family hotel comes with two outdoor swimming pools, which are great to keep the children entertained. Other hotels in Benalmadena at the higher end of the price range include La Fonda. This offers refined luxury in a four star hotel setting, in the heart of the historic centre of Benalmadena. A buffet breakfast is also included in the price.
Aside from the big hotels in Benalmadena there are some smaller independent boutique options. Vincci SelecciÃ³n Aleysa Boutique & Spa is a beautiful beachfront boutique hotel with incredible sea views. It is close to the Puerto Marina Leisure Port where a large shopping centre can be found. It offers spacious rooms which are modernly decorated, and come with much needed airconditioning. There is a restaurant onsite serving a variety of international food and breakfast in the mornings. Holiday Hydros is a nice option for guests wanting luxury, and it comes with many facilities onsite. There is a fitness centre, bowling alley, tennis and mini golf facilities. There is also a spa offering a range of treatments and a sauna. The onsite restaurant has a Mediterranean menu using fresh seasonal ingredients.