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“Unbelievably awful experience ”

Benalmadena 24 hour square
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I said after our visit last year I'd never revisit this hell hole but last night we were walking past and wondered if it had changed, so 3 of us walked across the road and noticed it has definitely changed, yep, it's even worse.
We were surrounded in seconds by as many as 10 touts all shouting and trying to get us into different places, we picked the first dump on the left to get away from them as much as anything, at this point one of the touts with outstretched arms started blocking our way and trying to prevent us walking away, others followed you every step of the way shouting over each other and generally being hostile and aggressive. We had a drink of what tasted like battery acid which came under the guise of vodka and left pronto. On the way out of the square it was much the same, almost having to fight your way out of it. The authorities really need to get a grip on these people, the beautiful place of Benalmadena is being tarnished by this lowlife and believe me, I'll never ever visit this square again. We are veterans of 50-60 foreign holidays and have been to Ibiza, Tenerife etc and although the touts are pushy there, this place has crossed the line and has become aggressive and intimidating. Avoid.

5  Thank Redman96
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went here late one night after being on the Marina and glad I had had a few first. It was very tacky and loud. If you like Blackpool you will love it. Touts desperate to get you in with offer of free drinks, shots and champagne (it wasn't champagne!). If you are 18 you will love it!

3  Thank ElaineRed
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

If your a cast member of georgie shore then it's perfect for you. If your a normal functioning human being then this place is hell on earth

4  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Benalmadena Easter weekend for a hen do. 20 of us stayed in a hotel pretty much opposite the square (Alay) and had such an amazing time. The reps/workers really made it for us and Dippo in particular really looked after us. Would definitely return & would advise any hen parties to book the bar crawl with Dippo if you want to have a memorable experience.

4  Thank Hayley O
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I've visited this square many many times over the past 20 years & watched it decline year on in. The nightlife used to be a lot better. I'd still say it's the best place for a "club scene" in the area by some distance. It is a bit sleazy though & the constant pub reps trying their hardest to get you in can become monotonous. Bar prices very reasonable with most places doing 2 for 1 on the drinks. Toilets in most of the pubs leave a lot to be desired.

3  Thank Barry M
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