38 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Most rubbish hotel I have ever been
"This hotel is run with bunch of rude people Customer service is 0 Food is 0 Room service was terrible bed was so uncomfortable They didn’t change bed sheets and towels for 5 days Chair was broken Lots of mold around bathroom"
- Travel date: 1st January 2018
holiday from hell
"stayed here for 10 days and never in all my life have a stayed in a place like it we booked half board over Xmas and new year as we wanted to get away and enjoy yourself well not in here you wont room was ok no complaints x staff sour faced and never said a word except to ask for your room number at meal no drinks eg water juice t coffee served with night time meal unless you paid for it food was cold every night we were asked to pay 100 pounds each for a party they were having on hog many we opted to go out for out t instead as we didn't get any in hotel restaurant shut what a joke so if you want to go on holiday and have a laugh don't go here o staff had been sacked with no wages and there tips taken so had to listen to whistles and drums outside hotel for hours protesting."
- Travel date: 13th January 2016
"My daughters and I (20,24) had a really lovely week at the Vistamar. The food was excellent and the staff were just brilliant. So helpful and friendly and the rooms were cleaned daily to a high standard. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely return. Far enough away from noise and hustle bustle but near all shops and just up from the beach. Great place for kids and quiet enough if you want peace. "
- Travel date: 27th August 2014
"Good location for view of ocean.hotel is very clean and beds comfortable..rooms have been updated and very comfortable with patios and chairs. Beds were changed daily and rooms well cleaned every day.. We had an apartment for a month with hardly any kitchen utensils..no knife for cutting except a small paring knife...no large pot to cook noodles.....and had to beg for coffee maker ...no dish cloths or towels available ...here...Internet price is exorbitant and yet stayed overnight in small country hotels at lower rate with internet included.. Security safe in not included in hotel price and costs 50e for a 3 week stay...Atrocious price knowing that this is a beach resort..Beach towels were not provided... Reception help was poor...no help provided on tourist questions...depending who you talk to...and tourist Kiosq across street was closed for whole stay. All area around here is very expensive . On beach , chairs cost 9 eu a day for 2 persons...they won't rent for an hour...it seems. Most people are not renting beach beds....too costly Overall ,I would not recommend this place.. "
- Travel date: 16th April 2014
Clean, inconvenient situation, food poor,should be 2 star
"Found hotel a short distance from a busy dual carriageway so therefore traffic noise at night.Situated inconveniently on the outskirts of the town requiring a very long walk.Hotel now dated but clean. Food very disappointing,very limited choice, often cold, in a tiny dining room, staff seemed very cold also. Amazed this hotel is a 4* have stayed in many 3* which are far superior. Not impressed at all, especially having to queue for over half an hour on last evening to get into the dining room!! Should be a 2* "
- Travel date: 6th October 2010
OVER 50,s ON 3 WEEK STAY
"The apartments were very comfortable ,regularly cleaned with towels and bed linen replaced.All apartments have a view of the sea from a balcony opening from the lounge area. We had a seperate bedroom apartment, well heated with a control switch ,as we were there during February -March on the odd day it was nice to use this.The catering is a bit on the sparce side with a 2 ring electric hob ,micro wave and only the basic requirements for cooking.A couple of saucepans , 2 frying pans , and the basic eating set for four.You will have to be inventive if you want to cook a main meal.The games room also falls into the just about category,the computers available gave 20 mins for 1 euro.Nice pool and bar area but the time of year was not right for a dip ,unless your a polar bear.Staff were cheerful and helpful,all in all would go back again. "
- Travel date: 7th March 2010
impressive hotel, fully air conditioned....
"impressive hotel, fully air conditioned. Staff ar fluent in English (during office hours) and not that bad outside them. Very helpful. Took my 5 yearold daughter, they had mini club in the mornings (which we did not use) & entertainment in the night, including reptile shows, mini-disco, magician & kareoke. The childrens entertainer Veronica was OK but looked like she'd only been doing the job about 1 week. Her heart was in the right place & she ran the kareoke & disco ok. The shows last about an hour. Pool was ok but on the small side. Beware of getting bitten to death by the Mozzies on the balcony at night. Met coouples who go there 3/4 times a year EVERY year, & can't fault it."
- Travel date: 21st August 2008
We couldnt have had a better room! The H...
"We couldnt have had a better room! The Hotel was very clean and staff were very cheerful and helpful. The short steep hill is a pain in the heat with your suitcases, so go through garage, turn right once through the garage doors to the lifts and press level 4 for reception. They do close it weekends and at night about 9pm for security! so tipsey walks home at night were bit of a laugh (trying to walk up the hill in heels lol). its really not that far though so dont let it put you off. Vistamar is one of the smaller hotels in the area and nicer in my opinion. Turn right at bottom of hill, 3mins to burger king, behind that, maxi plus ( supermarket) and opposite, the Sunbeach club hotel (it has its own supermarket thats open sundays when others are shut). For eves out though get taxi from rank at sunbeach club hotel for about 6 euros to Marina (Puerto) shops and places to eat above. Or walk there when sun has gone down! Turn left and use the rd crossings to beaches and the prom that takes you to marina. Stay on the left side of road for closer places to eat, bars and shops. There is a pharmancy and tabbacco shop on this side too. Sealife centre with mini golf are at the marina and Selow is nerby, also Tivoli world. "
- Travel date: 5th July 2008
Hotel lovley and clean would go back aga...
"Hotel lovley and clean would go back again good value for money. I loved the style of the hotel. The staff are very nice. The hotel may be on a bit of a hill but its not that bad and you do not get any noise. The walk to the frount is only about 2 mins and then you are in the centre. We loved it."
- Travel date: 17th June 2008
My stay at the Vistamar Aparthotel was f...
"My stay at the Vistamar Aparthotel was fab! I have seen many people complain about the steep hill going up to the Vistamar. The hill wasn't bad at all. Of course i have to admit that pulling the suitcases up was a little bit of a struggle but nothing to complain about! Everyone knows that when you first get into the apartment at night you are very tired and feel everything is wrong. When we first got in it felt small. However by the morning our worries were over. Our apartment consisted of 2 single beds pushed together, 1 double fold out sofa, a fully functional kitchenette, a dining table and a big bathroom. There was a t.v in the room which unlike other televisions in apartments is free. There is also a microwave, a hob and a fridge. When you first book in you are given the t.v remote, an air conditioning control and cards to get in. To make all electricity work you use the card in a slot in the wall. You have to leave this in. The hotel has 7 floors. Floor P was for laundry and Garage, Floor 1 is where the mini club, games room, dining room and swimming pool is. Floor 3 is where the Bar is. Floor 4 is for Reception and the terrace. All other floors were for rooms. All floors could be easily accessed by lifts and stairs. There was entertainment every night in the bar. It also served fantastic food and you could also order take aways from your room. The games room was very good. It had 2 pool tables, 1 air hockey machine, 1 dart board 1 table football and 2 computers. You can play darts using no money but the rest cost 1 euro. Putting a euro in the computer gives you 20 minutes. The computers also have the internet. The swimming pool is very cold but you soon get used to it. There is a pool side bar but to me it was never open. There are plenty of deck chairs and a sheltered grassy bit. There is also a smaller kiddies pool which is slightly warmer. When you come out of the apartment and go down the hill the beach is straight in front of you. Not far at all! The supermarket is not far. When you get to the bottom of the hill turn right and walk on for around 100mts. You will then see the sign. Its called Maxi's. If you walk further on you will see the more local part and the very grand 5 star hotel Torrequebrada. However if you turn left and walk on for a bit there is all your resteraunts. There are many to choose from. Here are some i reccomend. Sabatinis is a fine Italian resteraunt with a very varied menu and very good food. However if you walk further you will find a small Italian resteraunt called La Locanda which is off the street and is such a great restaurant and has wonderful staff! The tiramisu there is to die for! Along the sea front there are many sea food places which are very dear. The Milan is another gorgeous restaurnt. It is a mix between Italian and Indian. Both foods are cooked to perfection!The marina is a must see. It is so beautiful down there with plenty of food places. There is a small pretty place down there called La Cabana. The waitresses there are nice and the food too. Not only is there loveley food but there are many things to do. The cable car is breathtaking. For only 4 euros you can get a taxi to there. Very cheap! The ride up there is long and beautiful. I advice you to take a camcorder. Up at the top there is a horse show, bird show, donkey riding and trekking. However when we went only the bird show was on so it does vary. You can choose to get a full round trip or walk down yourself. Selwo Marina is also a must see!! It contains various shows such as; dolphin shows(which was unfortunatly not on), parrot shows(breathtaking), sea lion shows, (excellent and after you can get a picture with Bruno the sea lion), snake shows and much much more! The price is REALLY cheap and is just a fantastic place!! Now there is also a Horse show called Ritmo de cabbaillo which was...........AMAZING. If you are a horse lover then this is the show for you and even if you arent it is till a breathtaking experience. In the price you can also have a flamenco show and a meal. The flamenco show was very good but the meal was a letdown as you didn't get to choose what you ate and if you didn't like what was put infront of you, you would end up hungry! Altogether this holiday has been an amazing experience and i would reccommend it to anyone, especially familys with children and couples! This entry was also written by my twin!!! The last half anyway!!! :) Thankyou for reading and GOODBYE! "
- Travel date: 2nd June 2008
Stayed for a few days earlier this month...
"Stayed for a few days earlier this month, overall hotel and staff very pleasant except one reception staff member who was happy to run a scam with the local taxis and sharing the profit, we asked to book a taxi to the Rail station and was quoted a fare of â¬25 for a â¬7 trip and â¬75 to the airport which should be only â¬25. Not very happy at all, never like to be blatantly ripped off on holiday."
- Travel date: 25th April 2008
On arrival we were upgraded from the stu...
"On arrival we were upgraded from the studio I had booked to a 1 Bed apartment, think this was due to them being really quiet, no complaints though! The complex is really clean and well looked after, all the staff are very friendly and helpful. The only downside is the location at the top of quite a steep hill, and thats not too bad. Take a walk into Benalmadena along the promenade and just after the red Fortress type building the promenade slopes down and there is a row of fish and sea food restaurants - try the Waterfront - english owned but not your typical English restaurant food is great and not typically English at all, lots of lovely fish and the paella is fab! Also if you hire a car and head out through Benalmadena Pueblo and at the far end of the village, stop at the Cafe Les Mimosas for breakfast, lovely!"
- Travel date: 3rd March 2008
Top traveller tips for Hotel Apartamentos Vistamar
"i would never go back"
"well placed for the beach, very steep slope to front enterance. "
Hotel Apartamentos Vistamar is also called
- Aparthotel Vistamar
- vistamar benalmadena