Holiday Tags: Benidorm

Just returned from Benimar apartments, couldn’t fault them at all, it was a very decent price for the package holiday.

There is one housekeeper who does everything in the apartments & never stops working. Some older reviews commented on the noise & doors being slammed at night, but I believe they only let couples & families use the apartments now.

Made a change to see a different part of Benidorm for a change too. Handy little supermarket over the road & a bigger mercadona supermarket about a ten minute walk away.

Rooms were clean & plenty big enough for two people, we overlooked the pool & got sun from about two o’clock on our balcony. I would recommend the apartments & would definitely return there myself.

Stayed for a week holiday with two mates, I had double bedded room on my own while my two friends shared a twin.

My room was excellent, if a bit basic but very clean & had a wonderful balcony overlooking a busy pedestrian street (the people watching was great).

But my friends had a somewhat run down room looking into the central core of the building & was not very nice. They asked for a change but told it was not possible as the hotel was full.

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We stayed in these apartments in July, we are regular visitors to Benidorm & have stopped in a lot of different apartments. We were not pleased with this package holiday to say the least.

On arrival we had to wait two hours to gain access to the apartments, after the first two days my husband had been bitten alive from the bedding, & the bats that were nesting on the balcony, in the evening we had to sit with the lights off or the bats would be swirling around your head.

We did complain but the owners did not want to know, hence we will be visiting Benidorm again in November but will not be staying here again.

Booked in quickly & reception staff really nice.

We only had breakfast one day as the tables were too close together; unsuitable for a wheelchair also to get to the dining-room there is a lift which was big enough for the wheelchair & a few people. The hotel was full with the Spanish pensioners free week so it was very difficult to get to the food this was not the hotel’s fault.

I don’t look for anything special because I’m in a wheelchair but respect is a basic for all people in my opinion, however in the dining room the Spanish guests were very rude, I have a leg extension on my chair & one person walked into it & the look I got was “it was your fault, then muttered in Spanish”, after that we dined out.

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Chose the Avenida for it’s location next to the Old Town. Room was very good. Right over the entrance to the Hotel.

No need to use the lifts as we were on the 1st floor. Lifts very small so had to wait a while if we wanted to go to the pool & jacuzzi on the roof.

Plenty of sunbeds up there & a nice breeze but the pool bar wasn’t open. Food was perfectly acceptable. We never went hungry. There is a cafe next door selling takeaway sandwiches so we did that for lunch sitting on our balcony.

Entertainment is really for the Spanish guests but enjoyable over a coffee in the bar after dinner. Clientele were mainly middle aged+ Spanish & gay men as the Hotel is close to all the gay bars in the Old Town.

No complaints about the staff who were always there to help when needed & all spoke English. Will return to the Avenida next holiday.

Stayed in Les Dunes in April. Will be going back next month. The apartment was spotless & it was very quiet; a major achievement as it is a front line hotel on the Playa Levante.

There were a number of good little supermarkets in easy walking distance. Most of the places we wanted to go to were in easy walking distance. The parking was cheap at 3 euros a day, underground & secure. A bit tight though.

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