Hotel Alba Beach
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Transport from the airport:


The taxi rank is located just outside the airport. The cost is between € 25 and € 35 per way. There may be a supplement for luggage, holidays and night services.


It is located a few meters from the airport. Take the train to Fuengirola, which runs every 30 minutes. The station where you will have to get off to get to the hotel is Arroyo de la Miel. The journey is 20 minutes and the price of the ticket is 2.50 € per person approximately. From the center of Arroyo de la Miel, take the bus nr 103 that will leave you at Avenida de las Palmeras, which is located on the street parallel to the hotel.

By car

By the motorway A7, taking exit 222 Benalmádena - Arroyo de la Miel. Turn left next to the Galp gas station, and continue straight ahead down towards the beach. When you reach a roundabout with windmills, turn right and continue straight ahead. A few meters to the right you can see the hotel. Turn right again at the next roundabout to reach the entrance.

Room Types

Habitación doble

Double Med Room

 Air-conditioning    Balcony/Terrace    Fully-equipped bathroom   More

Experience comfort in our double Med rooms. It is equipped with a safe, air conditioning, heating, telephone, television, and a full bathroom. Its independent terrace will make your stay more enjoyabl...


  Air-conditioning      Balcony/Terrace      Fully-equipped bathroom      Telephone      Wake-up service      Linen      View   

Experience comfort in our double Med rooms. It is equipped with a safe, air conditioning, heating, telephone, television, and a full bathroom. Its independent terrace will make your stay more enjoyable.

Habitación superior

Superior Room

 Balcony/Terrace    Fully-equipped bathroom    Fridge   More

Enjoy our modern superior rooms with balconies overlooking the pool or the sea. Equipped with single beds, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, and many other amenities. Optional safe.


  Balcony/Terrace      Fully-equipped bathroom      Fridge      Telephone      Wake-up service      Linen      Garden view      Pool view   

Enjoy our modern superior rooms with balconies overlooking the pool or the sea. Equipped with single beds, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, and many other amenities. Optional safe.

About Hotel Alba Beach

MedPlaya Hotel Alba Beach (prev. Hotel Balmoral), in Benalmádena, is perfect for families, couples, and young people to enjoy a sunny holiday on the Costa del Sol.

The Alba Beach features exterior rooms spread across 7 floors, with most of them offering exceptional views of the Mediterranean Sea. Renowned for its warm and friendly service, the Alba Beach boasts two swimming pools, one for the little ones and another for adults. The pool area provides several sun loungers for guests' use, as well as tables with umbrellas for relaxation and a bar service.

The Alba Beach hotel offers a buffet-style restaurant with dishes from regional, Spanish, and international cuisines, as well as a wide variety of activities for adults and children provided by the entertainment team. Additionally, both the rooms and the common areas of the hotel offer free WiFi.

Benalmádena is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, one of the world's most important tourist destinations. The hotel is just 50 metres away from the beach and a stone's throw from Puerto Marina, a fantastic complex of bars, shops, and restaurants surrounding the marina. It’s also close to Paloma Park, a wonderful large green park area, ideal for strolling or relaxing in the pleasant climate of the Costa del Sol with children. Don't miss out on everything that MedPlaya Hotel Alba Beach and its surroundings have to offer. You'll be captivated!

Tourism Registration number: H / MA / 00918 (Hotel Alba Beach***)

Frequent Questions

Visit the map section and calculate your route from the nearest airport or check how to get there by public transport.

Need a transfer? Click here for information and prices.

During the low season, we do not have parking service available. During the high season, parking spaces are limited and can be reserved upon arrival at the hotel (subject to availability). The parking price will vary between €5/day and €15/day depending on the time of year.

Please,  check the hotel cancellation policy before making any changes to your booking.

Direct Reservations: confirmed on our Website , with the Hotel reception or with our Contact Centre:

Do you need to modify a direct reservation with MedPlaya? Please contact our Contact Center. Modifications will always be subject to the cancellation policy detailed in your reservation confirmation, accommodation availability and possible rate changes at the time of request.

Cancellation of a reservation may incur cancellation fees. Need more information? Contact us.

Do you have a reservation through another reservation channel or agency?

We cannot modify or cancel these reservations, please contact the agency directly.

The check-in time is from 14:00h onwards. The check-out time is until 12:00h. For early arrivals or late departures, please contact reception. Requests are subject to availability and may incur additional charges. Please contact us through our Contact Center.

Our reception is open 24 hours. If you know you will arrive late, please inform us in advance through our Contact Center.

The modifications will be subject to the availability of the accommodation, and any additional charges will be paid directly at the hotel. Please request it through our Contact Center.

Please inform us in advance through our Contact Center. Special requests cannot be guaranteed, although the hotel will do its best to accommodate your request. These requests are subject to availability and may incur additional charges.

This service is complimentary for bookings made through and subject to availability. For bookings made on other portals, there is a charge of €5. Please request it through our Contact Center.

No, drinks are not included in the Half Board or Full Board packages.

If you have any type of food intolerance or allergy, please inform us in advance when making the reservation, as well as upon arrival at the restaurant, so that the staff can find the appropriate solution for your needs. Please communicate this to us through our Contact Center.

Entertainment program available according to the season. For more information, visit our MedPlaya Family section.

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  • Tennis court
  • Car park
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting room
  • 24 hour reception
  • Entertainment programme
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Ping Pong
  • Car rental
  • No pets
  • Pool towel rental
  • Free wifi
  • Tesla charger
  • Medkids ents high season

  Guide dogs are allowed.
Disabled rooms on request, subject to availability.
• Easy access for the disabled to the main floors.

· Tennis court (€5/hour + €10 deposit/Tennis Equipment), subject to availability, information and reservations at the hotel reception.

· Table-tennis table, billiards and darts.

· Daily entertainment activities for adults and children in the pool/garden area (summer), or in the indoor lounges (winter). Evening entertainment with performances by artists (magic shows, flamenco) and dancing.

·MedKids Entertainment Programme High Season; outdoor and indoor children activities for children from 4 to 12 years old.

Guide dogs are allowed.

• Hotel with views of the sea.
• 24 hour Reception service.
• Book now your transfer with our partner Holiday Taxis here
• Taxi service, free to call.
• Bus stop close to the hotel.
• Free Wi Fi throughout the hotel
• Communal lounges.
• Luggage storage.


The dining service is buffet-style. Here you will find a great variety of dishes of Mediterranean and continental cuisine to choose from.

Restaurant opening hours:
Breakfast: 7:30 to 10:30
Lunch: 12:45 to 15:15

Dinner: 19:00 to 21:30 (winter"From september 16th"), 19:30 to 22:00 (summer)
No picnic service provided.
Half board and Full board do not include beverages.

• 210 rooms arranged over seven floors.

• Rooms cleaned daily.
• Welcome toiletries in the bathroom.
• Telephone in room.
• Safe box (fees apply).
• TV

•Cots*: Subject to availabity - FREE for bookings made direct with

*5€ per day for bookings not made with

The Hotel Alba Beach (prev. Balmoral) has a small private parking area at the side of the hotel. There are a limited number of spaces available and therefore we are unable to take forward reservations for the parking spaces. Parking can be paid for on arrival at the hotel when checking in, if there are places available.

The price for a parking space is from 5-15€ per day dependent on the month of the year. 

· Located 12 km from Malaga airport
· Located near the beachfront, just 50 metres away
· New outdoor pool. Use of the swimming pool will be restricted from November to February.  Please contact reception for details.
· Tennis court
· Check-in from: 14:00h
· Check-out up to:12:00h

· Buffet restaurant

· Dining room overlooking the pool.

Half board and Full board do not include beverages

Your overall Rating of this property

  • Family with older children
  • Family with young children
  • Mature couples
  • Group of friends
  • Single traveller
  • Young couples

Guest Reviews



20/02/2024 12:00:07



Trato..inmejorable...comida muy buena..y atención del personal..excelente!....una plantilla insuperable...seguid así..



15/02/2024 11:10:22

Bien dans lensemble





13/02/2024 22:57:08

Lovely as always


This is our 4th time staying at this hotel. You cannot beat it for value of money. Spotless clean hotel, very friendly and helpful staff throughout the hotel, lovely food, great value snack bar and drinks , fantastic location . What more would you want? We will be back next month and October .



13/02/2024 19:38:57

As good as ever


Staff as always are the highlight of this delightful hotel.

Anita Kincses-Foeldesi

Anita Kincses-Foeldesi

11/02/2024 20:33:48

Very good


It was excellent. Lovely as always. Very helpful staff , good food. Good value for money. Thanks Anita

Paul Crisp

Paul Crisp

09/02/2024 11:36:08

a perfect break


another excellent stay at your hotel. Everything right for us and in a great location for bars, beach and restaurants. The hotel is small and cosy, with great service and fooddrink choices. Medplaya hotels are without doubt the best on the Costas.



06/02/2024 15:19:22

A great Hotel by the sea


Excellent hotel with very polite and helpful staff, I would recommend this hotel which I have done on TripAdvisor, a Special mention to Maria reception manager and Virginia guest relations for making our holiday extra special, thank you

Denise Trudel

Denise Trudel

04/02/2024 14:26:03

Excellent hotel


I really like the hotel, excellent service, pleasant staff.



01/02/2024 11:43:38

happy with the hotel


always happy with the hotel, the staff are what make this a wonderful place, suggestion, the games in the entertainment room should not be able to be used during the actual show as the noise of the games make it difficult to enjoy the show if the room is full and you are at the back. I would also like to see additional disability access rooms walk in showers on all floors.

Beata Karpowicz-Gaca

Beata Karpowicz-Gaca

31/01/2024 21:14:16

happy to visit for one week


Stayed here for 5 days in January. The room small but comfortable and cosy. Good quality cosmetics in the bathroom. Tasty food. The only downside was extremely hot radiator no regulation possible whatsoever and lack of refrigerator in the room.