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Playabonita Hotel
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Playabonita Hotel sits on the beach in Benalmadena. This family-friendly hotel blends a welcoming atmosphere with a wealth of on-site facilities, stylish guest accommodation and lively entertainment both day and night.

The pool area is the main attraction during the daytime. Relax on a lounger with a drink by the pool and take a dip in the hot tub. Discover water slides and a children's pool nearby.

Learn to salsa, sing at the karaoke cafe, test your aim on the archery range, or challenge your partner to a game of minigolf or giant chess! The children get a look in too with action-packed activities at the kids' club.Step indoors and uncover a heated indoor pool and whirpool - ideal on winter days.

The main restaurant is a buffet style affair with flavours from around the world on the menu. No need to wander far from your spot in the sun for refreshments, the pool bar is stocked with drinks and tapas. Tuck into fresh fish and rice dishes by the beach, while the theatre bar hosts live evening entertainment and a tasty cocktail menu.

Discover why Playabonita Hotel is a popular place to stay on the Costa del Sol.

Property Facilities

Playabonita Hotel highlights include: outdoor swimming pool (with hot tub and water slides), sun terrace, hammocks, parasols, children's pool, lifeguard, heated indoor pool (with hot tub), gardens, kids' club, gift shop, hair salon, and garage.

Sports facilities include: beach volleyball, aqua gym, aerobics, darts, and ballroom dancing The games area features: pétanque, giant chess, shuffleboard, shooting practice, archery, indoor and outdoor games area, minigolf, billiards, and table tennis.

The daytime animation programme offers dance classes, jazz afternoons, themed days, karaoke, and family games. The 24-hour reception provides luggage storage, medical services, babysitting service, car hire, and Wi-Fi.

Room Facilities

Playabonita Hotel has 336 modern guest rooms and suites. All rooms feature: en-suite bathroom (with hairdryer), furnished balcony or terrace (with garden or sea views), air-conditioning and heating, desk, satellite TV, minibar, ceiling fan, safe, and wake-up call service.

The main Buena Vista restaurant serves buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with spectacular show cooking, dedicated baby area and special dietary menus. Royal Reception Bar offers coffees with homemade cakes and an outdoor terrace.

Theatre Bar serves stylish cocktails to enjoy with the evening entertainment shows. Pool Snack Bar serves a selection of drinks and a daily tapas menu. Beach Club serves lunch and dinner. It also specialises in rice dishes and fresh seafood.

Playabonita Hotel is located next to the sea in the Costa del Sol resort of Benalmadena. It's approximately 29km from Malaga Airport.


of our customers rated this property good or excellent.

Miss Stoneman, 04 October 2018

Accommodation very good . The only thing I could add to our holiday was there was no Thomas cook rep to be seen for the whole time we were at the hotel . No welcome meeting no contact number no board to see or leave messages . The return flight details were left in the back of the Thomas cook book. We saw every other rep Jet two were there twice a day when there clients were due to book out they weighed cases and took them to the airport and told them were the bus would pick up . NOT THOMAS COOK we had to ask every bus that stopped if this was ours ... Not impressed at all WITH THOMAS COOK... HOTEL WAS BRILLIANT

Mrs Baister, 23 September 2018

The accommodation was not 4 star and is in serious need of updating. The food was very poor and I was disappointed to find no tea/coffee making facilities in the room. I found the location too far out of Benalmadena centre with just a couple of bars within walking distance. I was also disappointed by having to pay for wifi and even then I could only connect to one device. However the bar staff were very good and never had to wait to be served. The views from my balcony were second to none but unfortunately they did not make up for the poor quality/ selection of food. The beach towels were also very poor quality and not what you would expect from 4*accomodation. The saving grace was I only booked 7 nights I will not be returning to this hotel.

Mrs Davis, 06 September 2018

Everything super. Excellent animation team for kids. Food, reception, cleanliness fab. Suited us well. Recommend.

Mr Dowling, 11 July 2018

Excellent hotel just a little to far away from things needed bus ride every time we wanted to go anywhere could do with a little park for young ones

Mr Nelmes, 07 June 2018

In general excellent. Staff in Reception and the Restaurant were helpful and friendly. Well done. Only negative was difficulty in getting stable WiFi and internet service. My companion needed to contact UkKoften and had considerable problems. with drop outs and unstable connections Flamenco evening excellent

Mr Mcburnie, 22 October 2017

Tired,worn room decor,not all,but a lot of the staff were unhelpful,uninterested,unfriendly.The pool was scruffy(brown tide mark around rim),6.5 euros for 2 half lagers in plastic beakers at pool bar.The food in pool bar was congealed,asked for an ashtray at pool bar was given a paper cup with a bit of water in.Staff made you wait while they finished chatting amongst themselves.Half board and having to pay for soft drinks with evening meal.
Scruffy and tired around beach area.
The lad in the small bottle shop in the hotel always was friendly and helpful.
The hotel was too far out of benalmadena and it was a pain getting the bus backwards and forwards.We would never stay there again and would not recommend it to anyone

Mr Petford, 20 October 2017

hotel just right

Mrs Forster, 12 September 2017


Miss Grimmer, 29 August 2017

As Above

Mrs Mackenzie, 20 July 2017

Only downfall was lack of entertainment

Mrs Butterworth, 31 October 2016

Accommodation good food excellent location really good entertainment poor

Miss Bandeira, 02 October 2016

Food was really poor and not in the best location

Mr Snaith, 24 August 2016

Need to improve the lifts within the building as they were too small and could not fit in child pushchair comfortably, and really need bigger lift too for transferring luggage to and from floors as you could only fit in one person and suitcase just too small for the size of the hotel. I would also say this was more of a 3 star hotel not 4 star.

Mr Moore, 03 August 2016

Good food and right on beach friendly staff

Mrs Roffe, 27 July 2016

Paid for sea view for two rooms. To find that all rooms were see views. Very dated decor and furnishings. More 3 *not 4* brochure makes out that there is more than one pool there isn't. The beach is dark sand but brochure fails to mention it's mixed with shingle. Rooms were small certainly only for 2 people seen as we had 3 people in each room and only 2 seats on balcony 2 glasses in each room and 2 towels in each room. Good I'm nothing to exciting to write about snacks were more than basic .would I go again ..No. Was the hotel value for money no. Holiday was just ok.

Mrs Ridley, 29 May 2016

Hotel lovely food .Hotel really clean Hotel big distance from centre,bus required to all places

Mrs Eaton, 12 April 2016

Hotel quite far out of resort and pool in strange place

Mrs Sanderson, 08 September 2015


Miss Garfield, 02 June 2014


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