well got back on the 25/08/12 from my first holiday in benidorm(stopped in the old town) and thought id post about my experiences for any one else about to go on their first trip there.
Let me start with absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! After looking on this forum for a few pointers before hand-places to drink etc and seeing a few negatives on here i must admit i did have a few doubts!!
Stopped in the old town which i thought was brilliant and only 10-15 mins walk from the new town.We ventured into the the new town(me,my girlfriend and my 8 year old daughter) and was buzzing with the place.One night we was there until 3 in the morning whilst my daughter sang in the one stop karaoke bar(plenty of other kids there as well).We had something to eat at john and josephs that night(good food) and sallied around the bars.We worked out we had about 7 pints each and a some soft drinks for little one and spent about 30 euros!!!!! Now thats excellent!! meal plus a night out for 30 euros is bloody superb!!!
Also ate at the yorkshire pride and they were the biggest portions ever and again cheap as chips.
in the old town we found a nice little restaurant called gentlemans pizzeria-again 3 meals,2 pints and a coke only 32 euros!!!
Another place that we found was a chinese called restaurante chino hong kong.2 beers and a coke,3 starters and 3 meals for just 16 euros!! you cant even get a takeaway in england for that!
We also ate at michaels in the old town which was superb and again cheap. 3 starters,3 meals,bottle of wine,2 pints and 2 cokes only 52 euros!!
We saw no muggings or any trouble whilst there and even walking home at gone 3 in the morning we witnessed nothing untowards from the party goers and was surprised at the amount of families still out!!
My biggest regret about my 2 week stay was that i was all inclusive at my hotel and didnt get to see or visit a lot of the bars that was on offer.I thought beni was prob my best holiday to date and couldnt wish for a better placeto go that has somethng for everyone!!
I think ive got the benidorm bug because im already pricing up a sneaky week there next year prior to a 2 week hol in greece!!
Thanks to everyone who gave info prior to me going away,im just gutted i didnt get to see more this year-but i will next year ha ha