Just returned from a lovely 2 week stay at this excellent Hotel and as stated in the title of my review the Riviera thoroughly deserves it's number 1 rating.
This is our 3rd visit to Benidorm and after having seen this Hotel being renovated (while having a few drinks at Uncle Peds across the road) and also reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to try it for ourselves and we weren't disappointed.
Check in was very quick and easy and the reception staff are by far the best we have ever encountered in all our years of travelling, they are friendly, polite and nothing is too much trouble for them. We loved the fact that you can only use the lifts if you use your room key so there is the feeling of added security that non residents can not have access to any floors, there are security people working through the night as well so we felt very safe.
As this Hotel is Adults only (Brilliant) the noise was kept to a minimum and made for a very relaxing break.
The Restaurant was lovely, there was a great choice of food and something for even the most fussy eater, our only little niggle was that sometimes the food was just lukewarm due to being kept in the Hot Plates / Bain Marie but apart from that everything was fine. The Restaurant staff work very hard and clear your plates as soon as you have finished although a couple of them didn't crack a smile in the whole 2 weeks we were there ! We especially liked Sandra, she was the most helpful pleasant member of the Restaurant team, she always had a smile and you felt like she was happy to serve you.
The rooms were spotlessly clean and modern with flat screen TV, free fridge, free WIFI, free air con and a safety deposit box (this cost 30 Euros for 2 weeks but well worth it) Rooms were cleaned every day and we had clean towels daily. Our room was facing the Rosamar Hotel next door, it had no Bath but a great walk in power shower which we loved, also rooms with even numbers get Sun in the mornings which we prefer. The Hotel Pool is small and as others have mentioned doesn't get Sun till after lunch but this was no problem for us as the fantastic Levante Beach is only a 2-3 minute walk away and also if you want you can sunbathe at other Hotel pools.
The location of this Hotel is fantastic, it is near to everything you could want but just set back far enough to be away from the nightlife noise so that you can get a good nights sleep.
The main Ave de Meditteraneo is just 2 minutes walk away and from there you can catch any bus to take you to the main attractions such as Mundomar, Terra Mitica, Aqualandia, Altea and Albir.
The Old Town is brilliant at night with lots of bars, restaurants and shops and is fantastic for those of us who don't like the younger version of Benidorm nightlife ! The headland is especially gorgeous at night, all lit up with plenty going on and spectacular views of both Levante and Poniente Beaches. This is about 30 minutes walk from the Hotel but great for walking off your evening meal.
Just to sum up our review, we would like to say that if you are looking for an excellent, clean, modern Hotel in a great location with great staff then this is it. We will definitely go back.
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- Also Known As:
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