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PostSubject: Spain, Costa del Sol Iris Apartments   Sat May 13, 2017 12:01 pm

When we decided to go to the Costa del Sol, we found these Iris Apartments reasonably priced, on Booking.com for our short stay. https://www.booking.com/hotel/es/apartamento-gamonal-vi.en-gb.html We met the owner, Jose, on our arrival & went through everything with him regarding the apartment. It was very adequate for what we needed, also had free wifi, which was a bonus.

There are 6 blocks of apartments in total, all privately owned, in an area called The Gamonal, in Benalmadena, these are the other names of the 5 apartment blocks Agata, Hercules, Aguila, Minerva, Jupiter. TBH, they are 40+ years old I would imagine, & are looking a bit tired in places, but are in an ideal location in the heart of the resort, 10 minutes walk from the beach & 15 minutes walk from the railway station. The area is on a hill so going down to the beach is fine, but coming back up again is ok, if you take your time, a bit of a killer in mid summer though.
This is the lobby where the reception was located.

Public areas leading to the stairs/lifts.



The lift that we used. It used to stop then jump up a few inches before the door opened, which amused us both.

Our accommodation for the next 6 days, room 534.

The view from the door towards the window.

From the window back across the room.


The bathroom.


View from the window looking towards the resort.

Down below to the gardens.

The pools, & the sea beyond.

Towards the mountains in the background.

The sunrise on our last morning, just before we left for the train station.

Summing up it was ideal for its location, but we would stop elsewhere when we go again TBH, due to people I knew offering us other accommodation next time we decide to go. In the summer the area is heaving with Brits on holiday, as it is close to very popular Squares that have alot of British bars, like Ibensa & Bonanza, & a fabulous park nearby.




















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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Iris Apartments   Sun May 14, 2017 12:16 am

Nice one mate. I suppose it fits squarely into the 'cheap and cheerful' category eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Iris Apartments   Sun May 14, 2017 9:29 am

Mark wrote:
Nice one mate. I suppose it fits squarely into the 'cheap and cheerful' category eh?

TBH mate there were cheaper places, such as the Hostal Sol y Miel http://www.solymiel.com/en/ which is right in one of the main streets in Arroyo, but at the time we chose a middle of the range one. As I said in the thread mate, it was adequate for what we needed TBH. Next time we go we don't have to walk round ME showing Becky this, that & the other of my past in CdS.

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Iris Apartments   Mon May 15, 2017 7:30 pm

clap Great review Mick many thanks for sharing clap

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa del Sol Iris Apartments   Mon May 15, 2017 10:18 pm

No probs mate.

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