Reviews

4.7
based on 3 reviews
Moira Haddow (Kent)
Mrs

Having stayed several times now in Russ's Park View apartment, I can confidently commend it for an excellent holiday. The apartment is in an outstanding position for both Arroyo de la Miel & Benalmadena Costa. The interior is well furnished with every need supplied. Russ & Shirley, the owners, are exemplary in their handling of all aspects of the bookings. Park View's lift is an asset when holidaying with disabled persons. Why not try a holiday in this apartment? It will be worth it!

With disabled person  |  stayed in 12/2019

Caroline Ashe (Northern Ireland )
Perfect apartment in an excellent location

I can’t speak highly enough of this holiday apartment or of Russ the owner. Anything you need to know about Benalmadena or further afield Russ can answer for you. He was extremely helpful both before we travelled and whilst on holiday.Communication was prompt and always most helpful. I was amazed by the attention to detail in the apartment in terms of information and recommendations on restaurants, bus times, train times, maps and tours. There is also free WiFi. The photos and description of the apartment online are accurate. It is a clean, comfortable well appointed apartment with an excellent base. We travelled as a family of four and loved having all the space. It was great that the children had a bedroom each and their own bathroom to share, whilst we had an en-suite room with a lovely balcony where I loved to read. Talking of reading, the apartment is well equipped with a wide selection of books. Not that we got time to use them but the apartment also had games, playing cards and binoculars. It was also equipped a number of resources that would be useful to families with young children e.g pram, high chair, sunshade tent, balls, woggle for the pool etc. The bathrooms come equipped with towels and there is a covered utility room where you can wash and dry laundry. With the heat clothes dry very quickly. We needed to bring beach towels only or you can buy some locally for around €5. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook should you wish to do so. There are plenty of crockery and utensils. There are also spices and oil etc in the cupboards. We not only prepared breakfast and lunch but also made a few evening meals too. With a large supermarket right on the doorstep it was sometimes tempting to stay home and enjoy the apartment after a day’s sightseeing. There is plenty of choice in the Mercadona and it is very reasonably priced. The living room and dinning room comes equipped with a family table and chairs and there is also the option to sit outside on the balcony which also has table and chairs. There was no need for us to bring or buy tea towels, washing up liquid or dishwasher tablets as these were all provided. The location of the apartment is superb. It is based right next to Paloma Park which we all loved. There is a park for the children, outdoor sports equipment, a lake to walk around and various animals to see. My children enjoyed going down to feed the birds regularly. There is also a stunt park next door, where kids skate board and use scooters. Some of the kids are very talented and it is enjoyable to watch. There is also a climbing wall which my children tried out but it was challenging. There are so many restaurants, cafes and bars close by Parkview. You can choose to eat along the beachfront, walk up to the marina or 24 square in Arroyo de la Miel was right on our doorstep. We would vary between eating in each area but preferred going up hill to Arroyo. The ice rink, Tivoli World and the Cable car ride is also within a short walking distance of the apartment. You are spoilt for choice in terms of things to do. Best of all for us was avoiding the battle to get a sunbed at the pool. You could go down to the pool at any time and always find a lounger. Most people are considerate and take their belongings with them when returning to the apartment. We got to know a few of the locals who were very friendly and shook our hands to wish us all the best when we were leaving. The pool area is very safe as it is gated and a lifeguard is on duty at all times. The pool is salt water but was a lot warmer than the sea which was surprisingly cold for the time of year. The only disappointing aspect regarding the pool was the opening times. This summer it was 11.30-8.30. This is subject to ch age each year and is outside of the control of the apartment owner. We are early birds and missed not being able to use the pool early morning. However, the beach is not far away and Paloma Park is right beside the apartment block. We really enjoyed a relaxing time here and would highly recommend the apartment as a base. As I already said Russ is fantastic and couldn’t do enough for us. Even on check out day he helped us with storing luggage as we had a late flight home. This meant we were able to make the most of our last day.

Thank you for your kind words. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately our Spanish neighbours dont want to use the pool early morning and wont vote to pay the lifeguards for longer hours. Luckily the each is not too far away. Thanks again for the leaving the place clean & tidy. Guests like you are welcome back any time. Russ & Shirley

replied by the owner (8/8/2019 8:42:30 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2019

Penni (Leicester )
Beautiful Benalmádena

Lovely little apartment, well situated in a peaceful block. The pool is good size and well kept and there are always free sun loungers. We dined alfresco most nights on the balcony with stunning views across Benalmádena. There is a lot to do locally, with the beach, restaurants and bars only Lovely apartment, home from home, well situated in a peaceful block. The pool is a good size and well kept and there are always free sun loungers. We dined alfresco most nights on the balcony with stunning views across Benalmádena. There is a lot to do locally, with the beach, restaurants and bars only a short walk away. The scenic harbour and pueblo only take short taxi rides. Russ was the perfect host - very responsive and thoughtful, he’s even put together a guide book to the best spots! A lovely, chilled out holiday we won’t forget.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2019

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