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Luxurious, Fully Equipped Studio In The Popular Minerva Complex



Updated: 11-Aug-2016
Studio in Benalmadena Costa / Arroyo de la Miel, Costa del Sol - Amazing Balcony Views, Fantastic Pools, Perfect For Families

Modern, light, studios on 8th floor of sought-after Minerva complex in Benalmadena. Only 4 doors apart so perfect for families/groups sharing.

Studio 1 has 2 comfortable single beds with comfortable, deep mattresses and a sofa/day bed which can accommodate a 3rd person.

Studios 2 and 3 have 2 beds and a sofabed. Dining table and chairs, lounge chairs and flat screen TV with a good selection of English channels. Fantastic pool, sea and mountain views from 180 degree south-west facing balcony - afternoon and evening sun. Fully equipped kitchens with double sink, hob, oven, microwave and washing machine (studio 1 only). Linen and towels supplied. 24 hour reception with English speaking staff, Internet access and drinks machines. 5 pools and extensive landscaped gardens. Cafeteria and bar for exclusive use of residents. 500 metres from the sea, close to public transport, shops, bars, restaurants. Malaga airport only 15 minutes by car. 4 lifts within the block.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have been living in Benalmádena Costa since 2007 having moved over from Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire to be more 'hands-on' with the apartments that I manage. I currently look after 10 properties on the Costa del Sol, mostly for friends and family. In the UK, I have been working for 30 years as a

stage actor in the West End and on tour, mostly in musicals such as Les Misérables, Cats, Evita, Chess, The Rocky Horror Show.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'You have been really helpful and I felt I could trust you all the way through the transaction.' Sam Ingham, Lancashire.

'We had a great time and would gladly return.' Alan Darlow.

'We had a lovely holiday at Minerva and would definitely like to go again.' Julie Wolstenholme, London.

'Just a quick line to thank you for helping my trip go as smoothly as possible, being helpful and having a giggle on the way to the airport.' Samantha Draper, Cheshire.
Mar 2007
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely apartment, everything you could need.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in the Jupiter apartment, everything you could need is provided, Lovely and clean and very handy to entrance of block if you have walking difficulties. Sun on balcony from early morning to mid afternoon if you just want to sit and chill. Large supermarket and loads of bars and restaurants nearby. 5 minutes down hill to beach and Park just at bottom of hill full of wildlife. will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and also for leaving the studio in a perfect state after your departure. Much appreciated. You´re welcome back any time.
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stay at minerva

  • 4 of 5

Our holiday booking was at the last minute and we were well looked after. The keys and pool pass were left at reception as promised. The view from the studio was looking out over the pool and park, the studio was well equipped and clean. I would strongly recommend this studio and the complex to family and friends. The studio is in a great position with the sea, Paloma park, benalmadena harbour and tivioli world in walking distance. There are many different restaurants catering for all tastes. We had a really good time

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The minerva block is situated in an ideal location with plenty of bars,restaurants,shops and a supermarket at your fingertips. The appartment itself is well maintained and loaded with all you need to make your stay comfortable and worry free. I have stayed in a couple of appartments in the minerva and this one was hands down the best one ive stayed in, we arrived to a nice and clean appartment and after 5 mins of having a nosey around you realise how much effort and thought has gone into making your stay worry free. Facilities included a full size oven, washing machine (very handy) all manner of kitchen utensils and a tv with a built in media player ie u can take kids shows, music or movies on a usb stick and play them through the tv. The pools and grounds around the place are stunning and well maintained. All in all I would recommend this appartment no question and will definatley be going back with my family again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roger, Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed everything the apartment and area have to offer and we look forward to welcoming you again. Nic
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Easy Going

  • 4 of 5

Although this is a studio apartment, there is plenty of room for two people. It was very clean on arrival ( departure too, I hope) and the facilities are faultless ( 4 ring hob, oven, microwave, TV with a good selection of UK TV channels, washing machine, toaster, cleaning things, bath and shower, CD player...you name it...I only used a fraction of them). Little touches such as having tea bags, sugar, salt, washing up liquid available on arrival (not often the case with self catering places) made a real difference. The balcony has a good view of the extensive pool and beyond to the Med. A couple of the pictures on the wall seem a bit tired (faded to blue) but what the hell?

The pool is private, well maintained and staffed by helpful guys. There are plenty of sunbeds (small charge) and plenty of sunny or shady options for placing them. The poolside bar is great.

The apartment block is next to Bonanza square, which is chock full of bars, reasonably priced restaurants (many very good...but not all ...be careful) and supermarkets. You can buy English newspapers nearby (not the Guardian, unfortunately). It is a downhill walk to the sea front (just a few minutes) and in the sun the return uphill walk can be sweaty. Malaga is just 30 minutes away on the handy Railway and certainly worth exploring.

For a relaxing, sunny and easy holiday, I would be happy to recommend this studio.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denis. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can welcome you again sometime. Cheers, Nic
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From the Owner

I bought the studio in Minerva because of its popularity as a holiday location - the pools and gardens are among the most extensive in the whole region. I love the views from the balcony - you can see the sea, the mountains and even Benalmádena Pueblo - the old village perched on the hilltop. The studio offers low-priced accommodation in a great area, close to everything.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Across the street at 10 Metres Nearest Train : Benalmadena/Arroyo de la Miel at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Across the street at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : Benalmadena at 500 Metres Car: not necessary


Just over 5 mins walk to the nearest beach. The world famous Benalmadena Marina is only 15 mins walk away. Paloma Park which can be seen from the balconies of the studios is 5 mins walk away with bars, children’s play areas, Selwo Park for dolphin shows.


Malaga airport is 10-15 mins drive away, about €20 -€25 in a taxi. Car is not necessary as all facilities are within walking distance.


The town of Arroyo de la Miel is only a few mins' walk away with a good array of shops, bars and restaurants. Benalmadena Pueblo (village) is a short drive or bus journey, a typical Andalucian white-washed village. Torremolinos and Fuengirola are only a few stops on the train. Benalmadena / Arroyo train station is 10 mins walk with connections to Malaga town centre and the airport. Orgainsed coach trips to Seville, Granada, Gibraltar, Mijas, Ronda, etc, etc pick up right outside Minerva.

Further Details:

Benalmadena Costa has excellent bars, night clubs, cabaret and dancing venues. There are bars hosting nightly quizzes, karaoke and bingo. Many bars have large screen TVs and show all the main sporting events. Bonanza Square with its lively atmosphere has loads of restaurants, bars and clubs is just around the corner from Minerva. At the Puerto Marina which is about 15 mins walk away you will find a great choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs in fact something to suit all ages and tastes. Tivoli World in Arroyo de La Miel is a Spanish theme park with rides, Flamenco dancing and evening concerts. From here you can take a ride on the cable car to the mountain top and take in the breathtaking views all the way down to the Rock of Gibraltar. Paloma Park is within walking distance and is beautiful to stroll around. There is a large lake and you can see all kinds of wildlife there - cockerels, chickens, rabbits, peacocks to name but a few of creatures that share the park, it is also the home to the Sea Lions and Selwo Dolphins who perform there daily. There are two excellent water parks nearby in Torremolinos and Fuengirola (Mijas Costa) which are easy to get to and a fun day out for all the family. On the beach there are many water sports that you can take part in, including speed-bikes, pedalos and paragliding. Fishing trips are available from the Marina and the Port at Fuengirola and there are also daily boat trips from the marina.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 30% of the total holiday cost is payable to secure a booking with the balance being due 4 weeks prior your departure.

Changeover Day:
No strict changeover day, we prefer to remain flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices for 2 people per week in pounds. 3rd/4th person extra.
£5 per person cleaning charge.
Non-refundable 30% deposit required, payable by cheque/bank transfer. Balance payable 4 weeks before arrival in Spain.
Full payment accepted in Sterling by cheque or direct into UK bank account. Deposits in euros also possible.
4 weeks or more, November - February, £100 per week.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 32 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Separate bathroom with bath, shower, sink and toilet.


  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (Studio Apartment) Notes on bedrooms: Studios 1 with 2 single beds and single day bed/sofa Studios 2 and 3 with 2 single beds and double sofa bed. Studio 4 with 2 single beds and single sofa bed. Cot for babies can be hired.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Minerva complex is ideal for families. The pools and gardens are very safe. There are 2 kiddies' pools and in the summer months, lifeguards are always on duty. Outside: Probably the most fantastic Pools and Gardens on the Costa! Large garden areas for sunbathing. Cafeteria/bar for the exclusive use of residents of Minerva/Jupiter. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels (not beach towels) and linen supplied. Mid-stay cleaning service and linen change can be arranged at extra cost.

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