Hotel Triton

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Good

Hotel service

Good

Kids facilities

Good

Location

Very Good

Room comfort

Very Good

Value

Very Good

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"Friendly Hotel"

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Very Good

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When i arrived at the hotel i was met with a friendly smile from the gentleman on reception,speedy checkin in, directions to my first floor room.I was a single traveller so i was nicely surprised when i opened the door to my room there where two good size beds,with comfy matteress and pillows best sleep i've had in a long time.Small table two chairs TV all though only world news and one sports chanel in English.I had a large balcony over looking Plaza O'le and a sea view to the right.Bathroom was good however shower a little dissapointing.Only real negative was the lighting was not good.I had breakfast only but this was great they had something for everyone from fresh fruits & breads to full hot option.


By: Helen Sroule - Submitted 7th November 2011

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"Hotel Triton"

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Good

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the hotel isok, but seems to have gone downhill over the past few years. the tiles around the pool area are cracked and they always seemed to be cutting the grass when people were sunbathing which was a bit annoying, having said that the staff were very helpful especially when assisting with trips. we had a pool view room and it was nice and had a kettle etc and was kept very clean. the food was good and was always varied. didnt personally use the kids facilities but hear they are good.


By: lauren - Submitted 17th July 2011

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Travel Date: May 2011 Best for: Families with Young Kids Book now
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"HOTEL TRITON"

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Average

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good hotel that is well located, offer everything that families need for a nice holiday, but not the best i've been too. the staff are curteous and friendly. the restuarants offers a good choice, espeially at breakfast. the pool area is nice offering a good kid pool, but is a bit unimaginitive with a square pool etc. very traditional decor. we upgraded to a balcony room as our first room was a bit noisy as it over looked an alley near a pub.


By: melody - Submitted 26th May 2011

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Travel Date: February 2011 Best for: Families with Infants Book now
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"Great Location"

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Good

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There were 20 of us on a hen party from Thursday to Sunday. On arrival at the Triton first impressions were excellent, clean, secure & friendly check in. We were given 10 twin rooms on the top floor of the secondary building which is linked by a LONG walkway/stairs from the main hotel. We weren't offered any help with our luggage and it was bit of a hike but nothing to troublesome. Our rooms all had side sea & pool views and ours was a double balcony facing the sea and pool....fabulous. Some rooms have regular singles others had 3/4 beds.The rooms were a little dated but clean, flooring was all laminate in the bedrooms & bathrooms and carpeted hallways. Our bathroom was a little small & old fashioned but the shower was powerful and water always hot. The other rooms all had double sinks and modern fittings. There was a small (free) fridge in the rooms, TV (with SKY) and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, there was also a safe in the wardrobe which had to be rented at 3 Euros per day. Plug sockets were a little lacking & we had to use the bathroom socket for hairdrying! There was a fixed hairdryer in all the bahrooms but I could blow quicker and hotter than them so I'd advise you take your own. Clean towels were provided everyday and the maids were okay....although they didn't sweep the floors for the whole 4 days we were there ?

There was also one air con vent....however it wasn't on and when we asked reception they advised it's free but they don't switch it on until the summer, this was June so we asked "when's summer" ? ! The rooms were unbearably warm especially at night and you had to take the gamble of leaving the patio doors open for air but risk being bitten by mossies (which many of us were!!) During the early evening & morning we found leaving our front door open along with the pation created a good through draft which helped. We even offered to pay for the aircon but the hotel still wouldn't oblige.

The pool area was one of the best selling points of the hotel, it has 3 pools, 1 large, 1 medium and a small toddler pool. Plenty of sunbeds to go around and plenty of room. Natural shaded areas were provided by the palm trees dotted around the pool area along with fixed umbrellas too. The gate at the back of the hotel led straight onto the promenade which was operated by your room key. This led straight to the large beach or a stroll along to the marina and beyond. The pool/main bar was large with plenty of seating but very expensive and the food choice very limited.....cheese & ham toastie, cheese & ham toastie or even cheese & ham toastie ! IEverything was top dollar priceing wise, a 1lt water 2.10 euro when it could be bought outside for 60c, ice lollies 2.50 euro, again outside same lolly 90c.

Breakfast was included in our deal and personally I couldn't fault it. Huge restaurant in the main building, self service buffet and the choice was enormous and varied. Everything you could think of was available and plenty of it too. People did moan about the famous "streaky" Spanish bacon but your in Spain nor Denmark what do people expect !? Coffee and juice machines were dotted around or you could ask for a pot to your table. The staff weren't the cheeriest in the world but they did re-set the tables very quickly. Breakfast was served 7.30 - 10.30 which I thought was excellent that you could wander in at 10.15 and there still to be plenty of food around.

The location of the hotel was absolutely perfect and I can't recommend it enough from that point of view. 24hr bar square was at the front of the hotel a few 100yds away....no noise encountered though. Marina and beach the same distance but at the back of the hotel. The clientele was quite mixed with ages and nationalities. Very old to very young, couples, families and a couple of smaller groups than ourselves. I wouldn't say it's an out & out first choice for a large group as other guests seemed put out by us, although we were respectful and kept the noise to an absolute minimum. The staff weren't overly friendly either but all in all a good hotel, just not the best place for a large group in my opinion.


By: MissC - Submitted 10th June 2009

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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Below Average

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In the past we have had no hesitation in highly recommending this hotel, however we have just returned from a 14 nights stay and found that the standards have deteriorated.

Our room, which was on the 2nd floor, deparately needs refurbishment. The doors of the tiny wardrobe trapped our fingers each time we opened or closed them, the draws would fall on the foor if they were pulled out more than 6 inches and there was a general air of shabbiness. The bed linen, which on previous visits was changed daily, is now only changed every few days. Occasionally our bathroom and bedroom glasses were not cleaned at all. However the room was comfortable and adequate but not worthy of 4*.

The large public areas have ample and very comfortable furniture but the coffee table in front of the chair that I sat in most mornings had a glass ring stain that remained there for a week.

The lifts often break down and I still have the bruises on my arms from where a lift door closed on me.

The breakfast buffet was as large as ever but the service is very poor. Some days we got coffee and some we did not. One morning they had forgotten to put egg cups out and when I asked a member of staff she said ";one moment"; and continued to polish cutlery which she was still doing 5 minutes later! Obviously the (British?) customer is a low priority.

The Triton has a serious security problem about which the management do not appear to be concerned. I had my mobile phone and cards stolen from my bag whilst we were sitting in the gardens. Admittedly I had fallen asleep but my husband, who was sitting next to me, only had his eyes closed. Apparently there have been several similar incidents in the past few weeks and a lot of people with whom we talked were not happy. The doors to our balcony could not be locked but as we had nothing in our room worth stealing we did not bother to complain. The bedroom safe is free and easy to use so any valuables that do not have to be carried around were locked away. Please be warned and be careful.

The largest pool was out of commission and the water was turned off twice between the hours 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. after which it took a long time to re-heat, bad luck for people who like to shower in the evening and of course no toilets could be flushed during this period. Maybe it would have been better to close the hotel whilst essential maintenance work is carried out.

This hotel is in the best location for the resorts amenities, good bars and restaurants, either a few minutes walk or an inexpensive taxi ride away. However it no longer justifies 4*.


By: John Pat Woolley - Banbury (Retired) - Submitted 1st March 2007


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Good

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We went here in jan/feb and unless you are a pensioner i would suggest you go somewhere else.
The hotel is in a great location and the breakfast is very good, although the organisation leaves a lot to the imagination,with tables not layed and staff giving no explanation of how the system works.Basically if you see a table site down and wait for the coffee to eventually arrive.
As regards the evening meal we did go down once but it was like being in a residential home.
There was a chef cooking steaks and white fish which was good.
Cheese and wine was excellent.
If you are going this time of year make sure you eat lunchtime because everything closes by 1900hrs.
There are really nice resaurants in the marina especially the chinese which has a set menu for three course menu 6.95 euros each which was great value and quality.
I would recommend a trip to Gibralter which is about an hour drive and is really diferant.


By: ANDY DAVIES - Submitted 1st February 2007


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Below Average

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The hotel itself was in an ideal location right on the beach. The room was spacious with two queen sized beds. However the room was looking a little tired and required some re-decorating, as did alot of the hotel (think 1970s). Through the gate at the rear of the hotel you were on the promenade, turn left for the marina and turn right to fuengirola.

We found the hotel staff not too friendly and the restaurant seemed under-staffed as on a couple of occasions we found ourselves setting our own table. On one particular occasion we arrived for dinner and found that no tables were available, plenty of tables were waiting to be cleared, when we asked a waitress for help finding a table for two she just shrugged her shoulders and carried on with what she was doing. Although the rooms were cleaned daily they seemed to be in and out in five minutes, after using the mini-bar the dirty glasses we used were not removed or replaced all week. There was also what looked like a blood stain on the curtain that looked like it had been there for months.

Although there seemed to be plenty of food at breakfast and dinner we found the variety was not up to 4 star rating as some of the food not eaten at dinner was put out the next morning for breakfast.

The pool area was large and there were plenty of sunbeds, however they seemed to have seen better days they were very dirty and were covered in bird poo which was a little off-putting. Also there were a lot of broken tiles around the swimming pool which could easily injure anyone who is not wearing footwear.

Benalmadena is lovely resort and we would return but not to this hotel. We have stayed in many 4 star hotels and in our opinion the Hotel Triton is not worthy of it's 4 star rating.


By: Jason, Louise - Nottingham - Submitted 1st December 2006


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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we stayed at the hotel triton in sept 06 on a half board basis and found the hotel to be of a very good standard .The rooms were spacious and well appointed. the gardens and pool area are lovely .The only criticisms I have is the food could be better with much more choice . It appears they cater mainly for the French who are definately the dominant factor at this hotel. The only other criticism is the entertainment programme which is very ,very poor. The resort its self has much to offer and is ideal if you wish to visit torrimolinos and perhaps Gibraltar which I recommend. There are many other places of interrest nearby which you could also visit.


By: - Submitted 1st October 2006


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Very Good

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We have been to Benalmadena before but, this was our first time in the Triton.

The hotel is very large with lovely pools and gardens. Plenty of sunbeds and we always managed to get one even in mid afternoon. The hotel was mainly Spanish guests with a few English and Germans. The staff were all very friendly and polite to us despite what I had read on this site before I went. We had a room in the main block on a high level which are apparently the better ones. The room was large and very comfortable. We only made breakfast twice, there was a large selection so you would find something everybody liked. Dinner also had a large selection and if you are a fish lover you will love what is on offer. Having said that there is also a good selection of meats as well as a whole host of other stuff.

Just beside the hotel (down the steps beside Barclays Bank)is Plaza ole with some lovely bars the best by far being Buddies Bar where you will find a very warm welcome from Jackie and Malcolm.


By: O'D's - Submitted 1st August 2006


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Excellent

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Booked hotel through Easyjet hotels, we have been to resort before and knew location of hotel. After reading reviews previously about the attitude of staff I was a bit wary. We found the hotel staff especially the reception staff very helpful and pleasant. We were met by a porter and taken to room which was very big, two queen size beds. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We were in the block nearest to the road so there was a bit of noise but I always go prepared with earplugs, no problem.

The hotel is very big and spacious plenty of lounges to hideaway in during the heat of the day. Breakfast was fantastic, everything imaginable in abundance. The pools were great, the large one especially did not get too full. If you want a sunbed though you must get a towel on by 8.30 am.
I bought a bottle of water at poolside snack bar and they charged 1.60 euros, but if you go to the bar at the bottom of the steps leading to beach, they only charge 40 cents.
The hotel was full of spanish holiday makers with a handful of german holiday makers, we did not come across any other english at hotel.

The hotel is in an ideal location, next to marina, and bus stops to malaga, torremolinos and fuengerola.
Must visit the park in Benelmadena.
A must for eating out is the Chinese/Thai restaurant opposite the Hotel Riviera.
Also for a great value meal go down the steps leading on to prom, turn left and find La Cabana (the beach hut). They do a very good menu, including a very big set menu for 10.50 euros, we had a large prawn cocktail, lamb cutlets, chips and salad and a very strong irish coffee. Normally restaurants skimp on set menus but this was very good. They also do very good cocktails.

All in all I could not complain at all about this hotel, and we will definitely be going back.


By: Holyoaks - Submitted 1st August 2006


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Poor

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The Triton does not deserve a four star rating. Our room was cramped, the bedding was old and faded, the lifts were ancient and forever breaking down, the reception area sofas were old, dirty and threadbare. The rooms were kept clean and tidy by the maids every day but the whole hotel needed a facelift.

The food was not what you would expect of a four star hotel and could only be described as adequate at best. We ended up eating out on several occassions in the evening and skipping breakfast some mornings.

The best thing about this hotel was the location, right on the beach and a short walk from the port. The pools were good and there appeared to be enough sun loungers.

We wouldn't hesitate to return to the Costa del Sol and enjoyed visiting all the coastal areas but would never recommend the Triton.


By: Pauline Clarke - Glasgow (39,37,14 and 12) - Submitted 1st July 2006


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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We booked the hotel through the internet. We had stayed in the resort before and wanted to return. We chose the Hotel Triton because of it's location, right on the seafront, near to the marina. The hotel is very nice and the rooms are large and well appointed. A safe is in the room and cost 31 euro (approx £10 per week). We travelled from the airport by taxi and as usual the cost for the return journey was cheaper (22 euro going, 20 euro return)but not a problem.

The hotel reception is large and pleasant and you won't struggle for a seat as there are sofas and chairs everywhere. The food was excellent. A great choice and plentiful. It was always fresh and replenished constantly. I have read some reports cricising the food. These people must eat very well in their own house! The pool area is large with three pools, one of which is for children. I life gaurd is on duty. Sunbeds are plentiful but the ones under the parasols tend to get the towels on them by 0800 hrs, so be quick. All the staff were pleasant. You can leave the hotel by the rear entrance right on to the promenade where ther are nice restaurants. Turn right and walk to the end of the prom where there are great seafood restaurants. Turn left and you are at the Marina where the jet set stay and there are loads of nice restaurants. Didn't eat there but the prices I saw looked reasonable. The prom also carries on to Torremolinos, although it is a bit of a trek. We went to two events. The Rat Pack at Moonlighters - a great show with exellent cast - 26 euro but worth it. We also went to Ronda and it was a great day out.

If you are thinking of booking the Triton, or as the spanish say - Treeton - then go ahead. You won't be disappointed.


By: Evelyn L - - Submitted 1st June 2006


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Overall Hotel Rating:

Average

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The hotel has a good position and some good rooms BUT it has some awful rooms as well.
Before you book, ask for confirmation that your room is on an upper floor, (5+),overlooking the swimming pool, in the main hotel complex and NOT adjacent to the main road, on the 1st floor imeadiately over the car park/reception. Rooms overlooking the square of bars aren't too hot either.
Having said that the actual rooms are fine, large and kept pretty clean although as mentioned earlier, I don't thing BBC World or Sky News would have detracted too much from the German and Spanish channels.
The reception staff absolutely refuse to help in any way...I think they have had special training on winding people up. A Spanish shrug is all you get. Well this is one couple who have never publically complained about a hotel before but who will not be going back to the Triton.
Oh, the pool is lovely and there really are enough sun beds.


By: Paul Dryden Manchester - Submitted 1st June 2006


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"Hotel Triton review"

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Very Good

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We booked our accommodation, directly with the hotel, on the internet. They emailed us a pro forma invoice and told us that we did not need to pay anything until arrival. This was a little worrying as they did not require our home address or any contact details apart from our email address. However our reservation was recorded, we paid on arrival and all was well.

This was not our first visit to the Triton and as on previous visits we found it to be very clean, comfortable and in the ideal location for the resort's amenities. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis so the quality of the food did not concern us. However breakfast was more than adequate for most tastes.

Other reviews have made comments about the lack of entertainment. This may be true, but as we prefer to make our own (eating and drinking) again this did not concern us. Also comments have been made about the attitude of the staff and to an extent I would agree that there does seem to be an anti British atmosphere. Apart from check-in and check-out we had very little contact with them and so did not find this a problem. The reception staff were polite and efficient and we had no cause for complaint.

Our only complaint is that the group who own the Triton - BEST HOTELS - are now in the Holiday Club (Timeshare by another name) market. Whilst we expect to be accosted on the main road we did not expect to be hassled in the hotel lounge. A young couple approached us with the offer of discounted room rates if we booked future accommodation through them. At this stage we did not smell a rat and I happily filled in a customer satisfaction form. At the bottom of the form was the question ";When can you spare us 90 minutes of your time?";. Immediately we realised that they were trying to get us to attend a presentation and promptly declined their invitation.

We have been told by other people that this couple can be very agressive and have caused some hotel guests great upset. It is disgraceful that the Triton allows customers to be hounded this way inside the hotel.

However we shall stay there again as it is still the most comfortable accommodation that we have experienced in Benalmadena and also very good value for money. If we are approached on a future visit we shall make it very clear from the outset that we are not interested and that we expect to be left alone for the remainder of our stay.

The best restaurants that are within very easy walking distance of the Triton are:-

Brown's (Flamingo Square)
Waterford's (opposite the Hotel Palmasol on road to Marina)
Rendevous (Plaza Ole, behind the Triton)

Our favourite bars for a nightcap are both in Plaza Ole, The Couldron and Buddy's Bar. Neither of these places offers entertainment, pool tables or television. Just a very warm welcome and friendly chat and banter with like-minded people. For us this is the perfect way to round off the evening and only a few short steps back to the hotel. For those who prefer to be entertained there is no shortage of venues in the resort.

Benalmadena has something to offer all age groups, tastes and budgets if they choose their accommodation and location carefully.


By: John Pat Woolley - Banbury (retired) - Submitted 1st December 2005


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"Hotel Triton review"

Overall Hotel Rating:

Very Good

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Before we booked this holiday we put in a fair bit of research as we wanted somewhere nice to stay and a lot of the reviews were not that favourable for accomodation in the resort.

We settled on the Triton and as a well travelled family who has been to Abu Dhabi and Dubai etc we wanted a bit of comfort with 4 or 5 star accomodation.

The Triton Hotel is ok but trust me its not outstanding by any means. Yes their is a maid service each day and the pool area is kept clean but what I found let the place down was the attitude of the satff or should I say the majority of them. It has to be said the Spanish really have to learn a few things about manners and how about service with a smile instead of feeling like you have just asked them for the world. It started for us as soon as we arrive when we were told to come immediately to reception as our tour operatot hadnt paid our bill and we were told in no uncertain terms we need to leave asap if the bill is not paid right away. Bearing in mind this was about 8pm at night and outwith office hours we were a bit alarmed and I made numerous calls to try and sort it out but failed. About an hour later I went back to reception only to be told they had made a mistake and it had been paid and we could stay. No apology and we were treated with contempt I felt. The restaurant is well understaffed with too few tables for the custamers and you will have to wait for your supper sometimes and this was in the off season!!

During my stay I witnessed many arguments between staff and customers for various things and you can tell the staff dont really care or should I say most of them dont seem to care but there were a few good ones. The exceptions by far are the bar staff at the bottom pool bar where the entertainment is at night and the young lad Tony who does the pool games etc who is very patient and good with the kids and adults.

We all liked the resort as it is big and plenty to do albeit I agree with other comments thats the shopping is poor but Torremolinos is 10 mins away and when it rained for a few days we went there to shop and were surprised to find its quite a big town with the likes of Mango and Zara shops. Beware of the unfriendly shop staff again though. We are by no means impolite family but when you ask to try things on you are usually met with a huff and puff or a tut as if you are bothering them.

I would have to say I expected better for a 4 star hotel and if it was the UK as usual it would have been easy a 3 star.

That said it is the best in Benalmadena as far as I can see and in ideal position for the beach and the Marina (which I felt was over rated). Be aware that some places by the Marina are charging around a tenner for a cocktail so worth checking the prices.

All in all I would say if you are thinking of going to Benalmadna and you want relative comfort with not too much frills then the Triton is the palce to go but just dont expect too much.


By: Diane and Neil - Submitted 1st November 2005


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