Benalmadena Visitors Guide and Forum

Benalmadena Services and Outlets

Perhaps aimed more at the ex-pat community or long term stayer, some of the services listed below may also come in useful for the holidaymaker or tourist. All those mentioned have been utilised by members of the Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel forum, and are recommended wholeheartedly.
Apartment Cleaning
Professional apartment cleaner. 100% reliable and trustworthy.
Helen has lived on the coast for 14 years and has a good reputation for high standards.
Also offers a key holding service if required.
Electrical Appliances
 Really helpful, has some good prices and takes stuff away and installs new goods.
I've been using them for years. English spoken.
Electro - Cocinas Hermanos
C/Medina Azahara Local 1-4
Arroyo de la Miel
Tel: 951 401 450

I'd like to recommend a building company which I have used. They gave a professional estimate with full description and detailed drawings and price. We were regularly e-mailed with progress reports including photos. Job was completed on time with no budget overruns and we were absolutely delighted with the finished job. Francesco is an Italian builder along with Silvia his Spanish wife who speaks fluent English. They looked after everything including building permits etc.
Their email address:
Internet and cheap phone calls
"After finding the owners of the Call Box opposite the Jupiter apartments very rude and unhelpful,
I tried the Internet cafe under the Sagitario apartments. Internet price is 50 cents for half an hour,
and the Moroccan family that own it are lovely people". 
 Satellite Installers
Gemsat Communication. Calle los Naranjos 18, Nueva Aljaima, Cartama Estacion, Malaga 29580
Phone Gwyn 680532275, Paul 686174212. E-mail
S.A.M aerial & Satellite installation. Steve. Tel:679477471
Headline (Silvia). C/Sagitario, blq.7, local 3 29631 Arroyo de la Miel. Phone 952 44 26 24
"Friendly, helpful, speaks excellent English and reasonable prices."
Martins Hair & Beauty Lounge Jupiter Apts, Avda Gamonal, Benalmadena. Tel:952447616
"Martin is a brilliant hairdresser"
Maderas Alcaide, Polig: Ind: Benal, C/Ribeiro 14-16, Arroyo De La Meil. Tel: 952447017
"Ask for Ricardo, speaks English and very helpful. Does a brilliant job."
Macias Guerrero C/Lanzarote, Arroyo de la Miel. Tel:952445117
"Ask for Anna, speaks very good English an very helpful. Slightly pricey, but you get what you pay for."
Vegas, Polig: Ind: Benal, C/Moscatel No.14. Arroyo de la Miel. Tel:952564231
"Very obliging and prompt, also reasonably priced."
Pedro Martin Fernandez, Avenida Garcia Lorca, Arroyo de la Miel Tel: 615 129 721 / 952 442 156
"He supplied the tiles for our recent refurb and also project-managed the whole refurb."
The Blindman, Boulevard de la Cala, Piso 1b, La Cala de Mijas, Mijas Costa. Tel:952630363
"Ask for Michael Smith, attention to detail excellent."
Vital Dent, Avda, Constitucion, Arroyo de la Miel (opp Di Di's) Tel:952574074
"Best dentist I have ever been to, everything immaculate and check up, clean and polish all free."
Bedding / Curtains
Yorkshire Linen, Avda de Andalucia, 11 Mijas Costa. Tel:952197577
"Just off the motorway near Dunnes. Fabulous selection, reasonably priced, all speak English."
Seviour Insurance, Avda. de Bonanza 70, locales 21/22, Benalmadena Tel:952562506
"English speaking and very obliging."
Anna's Laundry, Ibensa Plaza, Benalmadena Costa Tel: 952 56 09 14
Washing - Ironing - Dry Cleaning - Alterations. Collection and Delivery Service.
Manolo, Tel: 699 228 308
"He has done work for us at the studio recently and he is cheap and efficient."
Leo, Tel: 679 813 143 or 661 207 583
Car Valeting
Grand American Car Wash, Palm Tree Avenue, Benalmadena Tel: 675 377 994
"Drive in, leave your car for about 1/2hour and get an inside and outside valet for ยค25, well worth it."
TNT Services. Tommy, Tel: 952 576 983 or 617 244 424
Washing Machine Repairs
Mark Tel: 627 120 352
CDS Electrics, Darren, Tel: 630 750 044
Kevin. Tel: 600 003 023 or 952 931 326
Spanish Language Lessons and Translation Services
Juliet Collins..Tel: (0034) 680 418 022
Spanish lessons, one on one or however many you wish to be there, (although it is only a small local). It also doesn't HAVE to be weekly. If you are coming over for a holiday and fancy learning a bit of the lingo, give her a call and she will give you an hours lesson whilst you're here. She will also translate documents/make telephone calls/attend and translate community meetings etc "I can highly recommend her. I have my Spanish lessons with her every week. She has also done some translating for us. Nice lady, very approachable and will do what she can to help anyone."