Firstly Seasons Greetings to everyone.
If anyone is coming to the Riu Puero Marina Hotel in Benalmadena for Christmas/New Year then I truly hope you won't be diappointed with the christmas programme like I am. Whenever I have stayed at hotels overseas for Christmas, they usually put on a lot of entertainment etc over the Christmas period. This hotel most lunch times they are offering a snack menu, ie grilled prawns, tapas, mixed fried fish, paella different things on different days,(although these are all listed in the Christmas programme they are at an additional charge). The entertainment programme is primarily the same entertainment that is on during the week anyway. On christmas eve the lounge bar will close at 11 pm so the staff can enjoy christmas with their families! Christmas day there will be a christmas cocktail before dinner and a christmas buffet. New Year';s eve, again a cocktail apertifif, followed by a gala buffet, with no entertainment until 10.30 pm, then at 2355 its "Grapes of Good Luck" On New Year's Day instead of breakfast, there will be a special brunch. I would really have thought with the money one pays to stay at a decent hotel for christmas/new year they could at least put on some decent enterainment and somehow found some christmas spirit! Even with staying in Spanish hotels for Christmas/NY before they have for example had children or adults singing xmas carols (here nothng). If you have children staying in this hotel, then lucky them Santa Claus will be visiting on Christmas Eve but at 5.30 pm! Even the so called special things they advertise for breakfast, ie churros with chocolate on 27th December, you can have these for breakfast everyday anyway!