The other day we had the pleasure of meeting Marja Lennes, a Finnish author who has written nine crime/thriller novels. She and her co-author, Pirjo Peltoniemi, actually write under the pen name Kirsi Merimaan and are on the Costa del Sol promoting their latest novel. We ran into Marja in the reception area of the hotel as she was having her photo taken for a local Finnish magazine which is writing a feature about her.
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September is a busy month for the wedding and banquets team here at Sunset Beach Club. With the stifling temperatures of August behind us, the milder (but still warm) weather makes it an ideal time of year to get married in Spain. It’s also a very busy month for wedding shows and exhibitions in Dublin, Ireland.
So that’s precisely where the Sunset Beach Club Weddings Team are off to this weekend, and again at the end of the month.
Dublin hosts two of the biggest wedding shows in Ireland this month: The Wedding & Honeymoon Show at the RDS this weekend (5th & 6th of September) and the Wedding Journal Show at City West at the end of the month (27th & 28th September).
Guests who frequently visit Sunset Beach Club during the quieter winter months will be happy to know that we will be reintroducing our Half Board accommodation option this November.
Welcome to our new guest interview series where we chat with some of Sunset Beach Club’s most loyal visitors and find out why they keep choosing our hotel for their holidays.
In this first interview, Sharon Byrne, who has been coming to Sunset Beach Club for 4 years (twice a year!) speaks to our Community Manager and tells us about her experiences.
Watch the video below to find out…
- Why Sharon keeps coming back to Sunset Beach Club.
- Why she loves our evening entertainment programme (Plus her favourite show).
- The Benalmadena tourist attraction Sharon believes everyone should try.
- Her two favourite restaurants in Benalmadena.
- Whether she would recommend Sunset Beach Club to her friends and family.
Watch the interview and let us know what you like most about Sunset Beach Club in the comments below.
We’d like to thank Sharon for taking time out of her recent holiday to record this interview – although we did give her a nice Sunset Beach Club t-shirt for her troubles ;-)- and take the opportunity to remind you that we are searching for more guests who are willing to be interviewed for our new series… if you are interested (you get a t-shirt or bottle of cava for your time) please email our Community Manager on the following email: social(at)sunsetbeachclub.com.
It’s probably one of the catchiest songs of the year and certainly one of the songs with most versions on Youtube! ‘Happy’ is the song that gets everyone in a good mood and dancing.
The staff at Sunset Beach Club are a happy bunch so we thought we’d put together our very own video-version of ‘Happy’. It didn’t take too much convincing to get team members onboard with the project and we soon had all the dancing stars who would feature in the video.
We had a professional videographer come in to do the filming (We’re good, but not that good) and dedicated a whole day to stop by each department and film the short clips which would later feature in the video.
We’re delighted to announce that Sunset Beach Club has received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence award for the second year running. Honouring hospitality excellence, this highly recognised accolade is only awarded to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on Tripadvisor.
The world’s largest travel site stated that establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website. That makes us all, here at Sunset Beach Club, even prouder of this achievement!
Last weekend’s strong easterly winds and gigantic waves brought an unexpected visitor to the shores of Luna Beach Club: A baby dolphin.
Disoriented by the rough seas the tiny creature could not fight the heavy seas and smashed against the rocks of the peer located just in front of Luna Beach. Realising that the dolphin was in trouble, the Luna staff quickly ran to its rescue and carried it to the ‘relative’ safety of the beach as it was clear that it could not fend for itself.
Every year, Sunset Beach Club contributes to various charities as part of our ongoing corporate responsibility programme. This year our General Manager, Mark Wardell, wanted to do something different, concentrating our fund raising efforts on a very specific cause… that’s when we came up with the idea for ‘Sunset Breaks’.
It’s our job to provide an enjoyable experience in a fun and safe environment. One could say we are in the ‘dream business’; the business of creating special memories.
Most of us are fortunate enough to be able to travel to foreign countries and enjoy family holidays; however, there are many who aren’t so lucky… So this year, we’ll focus our efforts on creating special memories for those less fortunate, more specifically, for children who are battling serious illness.
At the end of this week, we’ll be officially unveiling a new type of apartment here at Sunset Beach Club: The Deluxe Junior Suites.
We’ve taken some of our regular sea-facing 1 bedroom apartments, redesigned them and created a new open-plan apartment which is sure to be a great hit amongst our guests!
As you can see from the images above, these new suites are comfortable and spacious, ideal for couples or families who appreciate a larger living area. All come equipped with some superb features not available in our regular 1 bedroom apartments including the following:
We recently wrote about the great accommodation options we have for larger families with out 1 bedroom (5 pax) and 2 bedroom apartments. Well today we want to tell you about another type of accommodation ideal for couples couples visiting Benalmadena and who don’t require a separate bedroom: Our Studio apartments.
We’ve only got a limited number of these units but their generous open plan layout (no separate bedroom) and sea facing location make them a popular choice. Add to that the fact that they are cheaper than our standard 1 bedroom exterior apartments, you can understand why these Studios don’t stay on the availability list for too long!