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Budget Studio Apartment with Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Jun-2016
Studio Apartment in Benalmadena Costa, Costa del Sol - Beach Location near Local Shops, Restaurants

The apartment is a self-contained studio in a fantastic location near to the beautiful, safe beach of Benalmadena and the marina. A flat promenade is ideal for a stroll to the bars, restaurants, discos and shops. It is a 20 minute drive from Malaga airport. A short drive will take you to a selection of golf courses. A great holiday location with plenty of nearby attractions for all ages. Car hire is not needed as local buses and trains serve all areas along the coast and inland.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are proud to own this property as we know it offers fantastic value and offers a great location. We have been successfully renting our studios for many years and have many returning satisfied customers.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great holiday so near to everything good value for money. Mrs Kennedy 2009



No car hire needed which was a big bonus for my husband.

Mrs Barnett Devon
Jan 2010
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6 Reviews

3.3
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic - will definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for cheap accommodation in Benalmádena and aren't worried about the frills (hence the bargain price!), I would recommend these apartments! We stayed ten nights and arrived to an immaculate reception area and a clean and tidy apartment. Our apartment was spacious enough with a clean fridge and microwave and a small gas cooker that worked fine. Wifi was available and worked without any problems throughout our stay. The apartment had a ceiling fan and balcony doors/windows that can be fully opened - we didn't find the temperature an issue (we arrived end of August 2016). 5 odd minutes walk to the beautiful marina and beach. It was nice to be staying away from the crowds. The huge, towering hotels packed with people didn't appeal to us - it really was great to be staying in a quiet area but only a few minutes walk to bars, restaurants and shops. Pool area was cleaned daily. Pool was fine - really clean and we could see water was treated and hygienic. We spent a lot of time in the private pool area which is a sun trap so great for lying out on the sun bed for hours with a book and being able to cool off in the small (but deep) pool! Lidl is more or less opposite, however, if that's not your thing there are other supermarkets nearby. Friendly staff and great communication with the owner too. They're open all year round too. We will most certainly be going back and feel lucky we found it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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my worst holiday experience ever

  • 1 of 5

I was told i could check in at 12noon, after a 45min wait (which is fine by me) i walked in to what i would describe as a budget apt. then it all began to unfold....... a filthy ceiling fan that done nothing to cool the room which also had no light meaning no light throughout the bedroom/living area. the beds themselves were very much below budget and the matresses have to be at least 25 yrs old with lumps and bumps pointing in all directions. there was no bin, no toilet roll a lampshade with no lamp (until my friend asked for one) and no towels until i asked for 1 and was then presented with a crispy and crumpled towel with a stain on (although i was shown the stain when being handed) the towel. all of the above i can get over but then in the bathroom there were big lumps of hair stuck to the shower wall and the floor in the bath/shower was not only filthy but painted over and peeling meaning no shower for me. as if that wasnt enough i then walk out of the BR and through the "living" area to see a TV stand on the wall with "NO" TV just a wire hanging out and the cherry on the cake was the lack of lock on my ground floor balcony. no lock, no chain meaning i was very uncomfortable when leaving the apartment as i had a lot belongings, euros and passport etc. this is not an anti EL ANCLA review this is literally trying to explain my experience with room no. 18. i personally never even stayed there 1 night out of the scheduled 6 but was lucky enough to know many people in the area 1 of which helped me out massively. after 8 days near the marina, moving aprts and spending 1 day at el ancla i knew i couldnt stay for the whole 6 days nor could i afford another place for 6 nights and booked an early flight home. ive been to malaga 16 times and will continue to go 1 or 2 times a year, sorry but el ancla.........never again :(

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highs and lows at El Ancla

  • 3 of 5

A truer star rating would be 2.5 as my feelings about the flat are right in the middle. This was a first-time, girls-only, foreign holiday with my teenage daughter and we had been really looking forward to our breakaway. On arrival to our first floor flat my initial reaction was unfortunately disappointment. The accommodation appeared clean and tidy enough but was a bit more basic than I had expected. Little things like no bin, no drying cloth, no bottle opener, no cleaning apparatus for dishes were just a few of the negatives that could have made an improvement to the setting. The room had a ceiling fan which was covered with dust and did absolutely nothing to cool the flat. I purchased a couple of fans which just about made the temperature bearable. Sadly on our 2nd night a large cockroach made an appearance coming out of a cupboard so the option to leave a window open was out of the question. I realise that warm countries have such beasties but I do not want to share my living space with them and was none too happy when another one visited on our last night! Our fridge appeared to have a problem keeping things frozen in the ice box but was otherwise ok. The kitchen space felt inadequate to prepare meals so other than cereal at breakfast we ate out in the evenings.

The positive sides of El Ancla are the location, the swimming pool and the nice, helpful staff (Andrew and Philip). The pool is kept well maintained and the area around it is a very secluded sun trap. I am not sure how well this area would cope if all the residents were using it at once but we found it was generally quiet with only 1 or 2 other guests there, which was probably just as well as there are only 3 intact sun loungers. It was nice not to be at a big busy pool and we had good chats with some of the other residents, but could choose to be listening quietly to music at other times. I did see inside some of the other flats in the block and reckon the one we were in was nicer than some but less so than others.

Prior to our holiday I had spoken to the owner a few times on the phone and she sounds like a really nice lady, so I hope she will take on board some of the things I have said and perhaps instigate a few changes to improve on the experience of staying at El Ancla.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Budget but needs updated

  • 3 of 5

stayed for a week and for what we paid can't really complain. room was very hot at night...has a fan but no air con. pool was small but adequate. only had a few issues. 1 being that we were woke by a noisy neighbour at around 5 am almost every night who seemed to be arguing with someone and 2nd being that we had to clean the bathroom ourself on arrival it was filthy. there also wasnt a maid service we had to ask for fresh towels and there was no access to cleaning products. as I say tho overall got what we paid for a budget appt just needs to be updated.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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northampton
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holiday

  • 4 of 5

my daughter and i have just stopped for a week at the el ancla we were both very pleased with the studio apartment, the swimming pool,and the helpful staff. we thought it was good value for money and have booked again in 3 months time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lanarkshire
4

GREAT VALUE appartments in Benalmadena

  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed staying many times before in these comfortable appartments in Benalmadena. The appartments are family run and staff are friendly and attentive. The accomodation is clean and has recently been decorated. There are always members of staff around so if you have any questions they will be happy to assist. There is a patio area which is equipped with a swimming pool and deck chairs and is a suntrap for most of the day. El Ancla is situated just a stroll away from the lovely long sandy beach and the famously attractive marina with plenty of boats. It is also virtually across the road from a supermarket and there are a range of bars, restaurants and shops on the street and surrounding area. It is easy to stay here without hiring a car as it is only approximately 20 from the airport and there is regular public transport to many areas of interest. Overall we have always had a lovely holiday with wonderful weather and would reccommend for great value stays in a good location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought this property because we love Benalmadena and all that it offers. We have been coming here for many years and never tire of the atmosphere and beautiful beaches.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

5 minute walk to the beautiful sandy beach which is a long flat beach ideal for families. Sun beds can be hired daily.

Travel:

20 minutes drive from Malaga airport. Car hire is not necessary but can be an advantage if you wish to see more of the Costa and venture inland. The local bus routes are cheap and easy way to get to about.

Distances:

2 minutes walk to local shops, bars, restaurants. A short walk the sea life center and marina. Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Puerto Banus and Malaga are accessible buy public transport.

Further Details:

The promenade is 2km long running alongside the beautiful beach leading to the Puerto marina with its luxury boutique shops and vibrant restaurants. There are sailing and diving schools and the Sea Life centre. Paloma park has a large lake with wildlife and landscaped gardens for all the family. The new Butterfly park is a must to visit. There is a busy nightlife for the younger people and the 5* casino with caberet shows. The nearby Tivoli world amusement park offers fun for all including shows during the summer months. The Historical city of Malaga with its fantastic Cathedral and Picasso museum are worth a visit. Take the red tour bus for a great way to see this magnificent city.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£126
for 7 nights
£126
 
 
rate 2
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£135
for 7 nights
£135
 
 
rate 3
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£151
for 7 nights
£151
 
 
rate 4
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£202
for 7 nights
£202
 
 
rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£252
for 7 nights
£252
 
 
rate 6
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£315
for 7 nights
£315
 
 
rate 7
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£252
for 7 nights
£252
 
 
rate 8
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£168
for 7 nights
£168
 
 
rate 8
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£126
for 7 nights
£126
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £42

Booking Notes:
Deposits payable and balance 4 weeks prior to arrival. Full payment with bookings made within one month of arrival. A returnable damage deposit will be taken for groups of singles, stag or hen groups.

Changeover Day:
We offer flexible arrival and departures wherever possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

We are never far away from a good restaurant or bar and enjoy the nearness of the safe family beach and the stylish marina with the many fantastic luxury boats.

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with small bath and overhead shower, WC and wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (Studio Apartment) Notes on bedrooms: Studio with twin bed/double plus sofa bed for additional person. Cots available upon request.

Outside

  • Golf ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Ideally suitable for couples, singles and families wanting a holiday on a budget. Outside: Swimming pool for guests, garden and patio areas with sun beds and tables and chairs Utility Room: Ironing board and iron upon request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided and towels (not beach towels) weekly change. Other: Small private terrace or balcony with table and chairs.

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