Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
This is a Self Catering ground floor (from the front entrance) studio suite in the Minerva Edifico, Benalmadena/Arroyo de la Miel.
Sea and garden views from the afternoon sun-trap terrace where the winter PM temperatures can be mid to upper twenty's.
24 hour reception, child friendly pools, Excellent wheelchair access, Wi-Fi available in the building.
The studio is very well equipped with everything you will need for your stay in the sun.
Air-Con and fan available.
Ideal for 2 but can accommodate 4, ask for three and four person suppliment.
The studio has a kitchen with microwave oven, ceramic cooking plates, coffee maker, toaster and combined fridge/freezer.
The bath room has a bath and shower.
Washing machine provided.
Bedlinen, towels, kitchen utensils ect .incl.
Living room with sofa bed, Uk and Spanish TV, DVD player and Air con and fans.
No smoking INSIDE the apt.
From the balcony there is a beautiful view over the gardens and ocean .
Shops and restaurants right outside the door.
Down on the Beach Promenade about 400m you´ll find all kinds of restaurants and bars.
Shops, supermarkets, bus stops and Puerto Marina less than 10 min. away.
Approx. 20 min. to airport, 30 min. to Malaga and Marbella, 1 1/2 hour to Gibraltar and Algeciras port with ferries to Africa (Ceuta and Tangiers, Morocco). Also Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada are about 2 hours car drive away.
From December 1 to May 1 you can go skiing at Sierra Nevada either by car ( 2 hours) or on an arranged tour. The ski resort has 100 Km. slopes starting at 2200 m. over sea level going up to more than 3.000 m. It is possible to rent ski equipment at the resort.
In the beautiful and unique harbor Puerto Marina there are shops, restaurants, discos and bars as well as sailing, diving and boat excursions and in the vicinity there are several golf courses, tennis courts, riding ect.
The little tram just a few mins walk from the studio brings you up to the village "Arroyo de la Miel" with the amusement park "Tivoli" and the cable car to the Calamorro Mountain.
That is if you can drag your self away from the swimming pools and bar!
Staff and Internet 24/7 in the reception
Internet and Wi-fi are available in reception. Controlled and charged for by Minerva building.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Benalmadena Costa 800 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 12 km, Nearest railway: Benalmadena 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Costa del Sol region
It is easy to understand why Malaga City is dubbed the Capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia's Capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, pedestrianised shopping centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bar, pool and stunning views. Muelle Uno is the latest addition; a leisure complex in the port and a new grass roots art district call SOHO is fast developing. The opening of the Picasso Museum in 2003 triggered the city's cultural rebirth, and visitors are now flocking to this port city which boasts excellent transport, top-class cuisine and fascinating monuments, from Moorish and Roman times through to modern day - while retaining its authentic Andalucian feel. Whether you are visiting from a cruise, a weekend break or a curious Costa del Sol visitors you will be pleasantly surprised by Malaga City.
Malaga has more museums than any other city in Andalucia; over 30 at last count - and there are new ones opening al the time. Learn more about Malaga through its wine, at the Wine Museum; its social history and customs, from the collection of 19th-century paintings at the new Carmen Thyssen museum; and its famous local personalities, such as the painter Felix Revello del Toro. For more art and design delights, you can visit museums of contemporary art, archaeology or glass; while fashion is covered, together with cars (yes, seriously - it's a clever gender-balancing combination) at one of the city's latest openings.
Sea breezes from the Mediterranean coastline regulates the summer heat to a more comfortable levels than the inland Andalusian towns and the Malaga Mountains form the perfect barrier to protect the city from the colder weather in winter. It can still be very hot in July and August and it can be colder (minimum of around 13 °C) between December and February. Some much needed rainfall is to be expected in the colder months, but it usually does not usually last for long.
As well as homage to the great Picasso, other great historic monuments include the imposing Baroque Cathedral, popularly known as 'La Manquita' (One Armed Woman), and the newly restored Roman theatre. High on the hill above the city is the Parador (state-run hotel), which is situated in the Gibralfaro, a Moorish castle of great historical importance. The Parador a wonderful place to either stay the night or have a long lunch in these fascinating surroundings with panoramic views over Malaga city and out across the port to sea.
Although there has been a certain amount of destruction in Malaga over the centuries, especially during the Spanish Civil War, there is still plenty of proof of the Moorish occupation. Today you can visit the Moorish Alcazaba fortress, dating back to 1065, which also now features a very interesting archaeological museum.
There are also many churches of great architectural and historic interest in and around the centre, which are well worth visiting.
Read the History of Málagaerved up with a wonderful chilled wine or a refreshing glass of sangria.
Covering an area of almost 30Km², and with an official 30,000 inhabitants, Benalmadena is just 19 kilometers from Malaga Airport. It's easy to reach from both Malaga capital and International Airport by road, train or bus and its privileged position looking out onto the Mediterranean Sea, it is little wonder that it has grown so rapidly in size over the last 20 years and become so popular - especially with the British. It is always lively, but the busiest time of year is during the hot summer months, when holidaymakers swell the population by more than triple - up to 100,000 people.
This area offers an easy lifestyle and a comfortable climate (minimum temperatures of 5º and a summer maximum of 35º) with the light sea breezes. Many thousands of British families have bought holiday homes and a large number of them have settled down permanently to live the life of their dreams.
Benalmadena is split into three distinct areas:
(The old village)
Despite the influx of foreigners, the Pueblo has managed to maintain a certain degree of decorum in the midst of the massive amounts of building works and construction developments that now surround it, where not so long ago it was rough countryside
ARROYO DE LA MIEL
The busy commercial town centre separating the village on the hill from the sea front. Arroyo has grown rapidly, due greatly to the excellent train service running between Fuengirola and Malaga, as well as good road connection.
The coastal area with many hotels, beaches and the award winning Marina, with excellent port facilities, fantastic nightlife and the fabulous Aquarium.
With the huge number of resident and visiting foreign Tourists to Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol in general, the variety of types of restaurants is enormous. There are many English, Scottish and Irish pubs, most of which have live big screen sporting events. You have the choice of all nationality restaurants, including, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Lebanese, etc. There are also plenty opportunities to try out the local dishes and the best place to go is along the beach or to the Marina and visit a "Chiringuito" Beach Bar) where fresh fish dishes are served up with a wonderful chilled wine or a refreshing glass of sangria.