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Luxury Apartment With 5 Pools 10 Minutes From Beach



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Apartment in Benalmadena Costa, Costa del Sol, Spain - 'Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach'

Lovely bright air conditioned apartment within the popular Minerva Complex. Apartment offering uk channels. The central location means your never far from the resort amenities, car hire is not required. Arroyo de la Meil, the local railway station, Tivoli World Fun Park, La Paloma Park and a beautiful sandy beach are all well within walking distance. The stunning Benalmadena Marina is just a short taxi ride or leisurely walk away. The nearest golf course is just 2km away. On site is 24 hour English speaking reception, hairdressers and beauty salon, a pool side cafe bar along side a great swimming pool which is protected by life guards during high season, with access only available to residents. Across the road from the complex is the popular Bonanza Square, with its many and varied restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment. Minerva complex is just a 15 min taxi ride from Malaga airport. Benalmadena Costa: Benalmadena is split into two sections with Benalmadena Costa the part of most interest to the many tourists who visit this popular Costa del Sol resort every year. The resort lies 15km south west of Malaga airport between the resorts of Fuengirola and Torremolinos. Benalmadena Costa is a coastal resort extending 8km along the coast which climbs up into mountains behind. The cable car from the coast up to the top of the mountain is a worthwhile trip but not recommended for those with a fear of heights! Benalmadena has more than 8km of blue flag beaches some of which are in small coves. A lot of work is carried out to maintain the cleanliness of the Costa Del Sols beaches. There are sun loungers and shades available for rent on the beaches as well as water sports available. Small bars and cafes line the flat promenade, which streches to Benalmadea Marina. Above Benalmadena Costa on the side of the mountain is Benalmadena Pueblo which is an attractive traditional Spanish Village. Entertainment in Benalmadena Costa: There's plenty of entertainment to amuse children, parents and grandparents alike. If you want to venture away from the swimming pool at Minerva and the beautiful local beaches Tivoli World amusement park is in nearby Arroyo de la Miel and has Wild West and flamenco shows and a cable-car ride. Equally popular are the Selwo Marina Dolphinarium and the Sealife Centre which has the biggest shark collection in Europe. There are water-sports facilities at the yacht club and plenty of golf courses in the vicinity. The stunning Benalmadena Marina is well worth the walk or short taxi ride from Minerva, during the day its a haven for everyone. During the night the Marina attracts the younger crowd who visit the many night clubs, many of which stay open all night! Locally the area surrounding the Minerva Complex is more geared towards familes, although it offers many and varied bars, cafes, restaurants & entertainment it has a policy of no music to be played outside after midnight. Places to visit near Benalmadena Costa: The most popular excursions from Benalmadena include Marbella, Fuengirola, especially on market day, and Mijas. From Benalmadena Marina you can walk all the way along a flat promenade to Torremolinos with plenty of bars and restaurants on the way for refreshment. Slightly further afield are the Caves of Nerja and Malaga city tour. Full day tours are available to Granada to visit the Alhambra Palace, Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Gibraltar and even Tangier in Morocco. If you don't fancy a scheduled coach tour or driving, you can always find a taxi for local outings and there are regular coastal bus services up and down the coast. The local train station is just a ten min walk from Minerva in Arroyo De La Meil, from which you can travel the length of the coast from Malaga right down to Gibralta, the trains are excellent value for money. The trains leave for Malaga city every 30 mins, its well worth the effort to see the Moorish ruins of the Gibralfaro and the new Picasso museum.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A friend and I stayed in this beautiful apartment last week and from day one we were very impressed with the accommodation. We had never been to Benalmadena before but would definitely stay here again. The apartment in minerva is private rent and it was spotlessly clean and tidy when we walked in with fresh towels and sheets. Comfortable bed and sofa bed suitable for everyone and it has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Situated on ground level the balcony overlooks the gardens and is a minute walk from 5 gorgeous pools with amazing grounds, great restaurants just down the road and a short walk from the beach. I would recommend this apartment to everyone 100% we had a great time.
Aug 2015
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews



  • 4 of 5

Lovely Appartment, clean and bright,

Great location

Somebody on desk at all times so felt very safe

Pool area very nice

Will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Home from home in spain

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment everything you need is there home from home and Sue was great leaving you to just relax and enjoy your holiday pools are brilliant for all ages the beach is a short stroll away somewhere to spend the whole day plenty of restaurants and bars looking forward to booking for next year thanks Gary Denise & Sue

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was an absolute fabulous apartment had everything you needed bright spacious homely a home from home ,its a beautiful complex with stunning pools great atmosphere beautiful attractions to visit and most importantly beautiful weather 😉 stayed in Jupiter apartments before but Gary and Denise this is a credit to you both its wonderful and very well managed by you it was wonderful to have a person to meet us at it and talk us through everything (thank you Sue) well that's my review a five star thumbs up apartment I will be back next year .Thank you guys xxxxxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Fantastic apartment

  • 4 of 5

What you see, is exactly what you get. What a gorgeous apartment. Absolutely spotless when we arrived and we will definitely be returning. Really don't want to recommend it any of our friends because we want to keep this little gem for ourselves 👌👌👌

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Fantastic and enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. Roomy and in a great position with everything you could possibly need. Would recommend to anyone . Within easy reach of pools and gardens and situated on the ground floor. Close to restaurants, bars, beach and the marina is just fifteen minutes walk away. Sue the cleaner is very helpful and friendly. The owners Gary and Denise were extremely helpful and will definitely be returning. Strongly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Great value well appointed apartment

  • 4 of 5

A well appointed apartment which is really very roomy. The apartment was very clean and tidy and is well furnished. Very comfortable. Excellent customer service from the owners and Sue, the local rep. Plenty to do and see within easy walking distance or by public transport which is very reasonably priced. The new Vineteca Moncloa is well worth a visit, especially for its tapas which come with every drink. Allin all, a fantastic month in Spain. Many thanks Gary & Denise.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Activity and Interests


Santa Ana Beach ............... 5-10 min walk

- La Paloma Park ............... 3 - 5 min walk

- Benalmádena downtown.....5-10 min walk

- Marina..............................10-15 min walk

- Tivoli World .....................15-18 min walk


Minerva complex is just a 15 min taxi ride from Malaga airport.


Bonanza Square with its many restaurants and bars is just across the road. The award winning Benalmadena Marina and 24 hour square are approx 10-15 minutes’ walk where you will find bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops. The village of Arroyo De La Miel with its local Tapas Bars and restaurants and Tivoli World fun park with its amazing rides is located 5-10 minute walk away. Just a short stroll down the hill from the apartment you will find the wonderful La Paloma Park.

Further Details:

Arroyo de la Miel Tree lined avenues, shops, banks, tapas bars and businesses away from the tourist area, this is part of the real Spain where the locals live and work. Some of the residential streets slipping off the main thoroughfare are quite beautiful with magnificent floral displays.

Paloma Park A beautiful landscaped park 3 to 4 minutes walk from the Minerva Jupiter apartments with a large lake, various animal enclosures and aviaries .

Tivoli World Theme park in Arroyo. Loads of rides and entertainment for all ages, in the summer months this opens in the evening and carries on until about 2 or 3am.

Arroyo cable car Not to be missed with fantastic views of the Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola coastline and with donkey rides at the top.

Arroyo Market Every Friday morning next to Tivoli World. Go get a bargain.

Water parks There are two water parks nearby one in Torremolinos and one at Fuengirola. Great fun for all.

Rail Services There is an excellent inexpensive rail service along the coast between Malaga and Fuengirola.

Benalmadena Marina Definitely worth a visit. This beautiful marina (twice voted the best in the world) has both small and large boats to see while you stroll around the harbour. There are also many excellent bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a meal and take in the views.

Gibraltar Regular bus trips from the Minerva apartments take about 90 minutes. Excellent duty free shopping, much cheaper than the airport. A guided mini bus tour of the rock is highly recommended.

Sealife Aquarium Located next to Benalmadena Marina, here you can discover the fascinating world of the shark and tropical seas, also hand feed the manta rays.Coast/Beach

Minerva is one of the best blocks on the Gammonal. 24 hour reception and close to all amenities. Beach is 5/10 min. walk, Marina 10/15 min.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100 non-refundable deposit required per week to secure the booking throughout high season, and a £50-00 non- refundable deposit per week required throughout low season, we also require a bond of £ 100-00 which will be refunded, after the safe return of the apartment keys, and a satisfactory apartment check, we are sorry but we do not accept bookings of groups of any description we also do not allow smoking in the apartment , for the comfort of other guest

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Sunday. Arrival 1pm, departure 10am. The changeover day can be more flexible throughout the winter season.

£100 deposit to be paid on booking the apartment and the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrivel

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Updated: 28-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • double shower, toilet, sink, hair dryer, and shaving socket.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. sliding wardrobe,and chest of drawers and bedside tables.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The complex is sited within beautiful gardens featuring five tropical pools including a pool suitable for babies and young children. During high season a lifeguard is on duty along with security guards to ensure your safety. The reception is open 24 hours and has English speaking staff. From here you can hire safety deposit boxes, cots and fans, there are also 4 lifts which access all floors Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: all towels and linen are included with fresh ones in the wardrobe the apartment will be cleaned on arrival and departure. Other: table and 4 chairs on the balcony

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