We booked this hotel as a last minute holiday on the 7th August 2012 and flew away to start our holiday on the 8th August for 7 days. We didn’t know anything about this hotel or the area when we booked it. It was a very good hotel and the food was very good and different every day. This was important to us seeing as we went All Inclusive. It was a holiday break for my husband and I. We were very happy to see the bar staff serving us drinks in proper glasses instead of the usual plastic cups we have been used to getting in other hotels when we went All Inclusive. The bar staff were very nice and friendly and you can have almost anything from the bar to drink. Our only problem was having 2 singles instead of a double bed. We did pay for a double room but when we asked for a room change, were told we would have to forfeit our sea view in order to get a double room. We had the best view in the hotel from our room window of the sea but no balcony so decided to keep the 2 single bedded room. It was a very large room. It was either that or be prepared to look at an ugly old block of flats lived in by locals. Their balconies were all covered in hanging laundry, “How Depressing”. The nightly entertainment in the hotel was pretty drab and boring. All the entertainment staff spoke only spanish and noone spoke any english. It was mainly spanish guests at the hotel . All in all we enjoyed the hotel very much especially as it was only round the corner and a very short walk to a long, beautiful sandy beach named Poniente Beach. You can have 2 sunbeds and an umbrella for 12 euros a day. We did hire them most days at the beach. I am going to warn you all now about the beach. My husband and I were sitting enjoying the sun on our sunbeds with our bag right next to us on the sand. One minute it was there and the next it was gone. We didn’t see anything and asked around us but noone saw anything. It was gone with our digital camera with all our holiday snaps, so no photos to share either, my husbands IPAD, his watch, his mobile and wallet with all credit cards and 100 euros inside. Also 2 pairs of my husband’s spectacles. This happened on the last day of our holiday. At the same time another couple on the same beach got their bag stolen as well containing their passports and travel documents and money. We went to the local police station but got no joy in reporting it as we were told they knew “no english”. After contacting our daughter in the UK to cancel all bank cards we found the wallet thrown in amongst some flower beds without the cash but with the cards. We never got the bag or anything else back. It was a nightmare just before going for our 8pm coach to Alicante Airport. We finally got some joy at the airport police station thanks to our amazing son-in –law, who managed to get a police report made out for us to pick up in Alicante Airport after 45 minutes on the phone to Spain. We were given the police report and literally ran to catch our flight that was leaving in 5 minutes time. At least now we can make an insurance claim for our stolen items. I just want to warn other travellers to be aware of thieves all over the beaches and to be very careful and vigilante Don’t take anything valuable to the beach. The Magic free bus service to and fro to other magic hotels in the area are very worthwhile. We went a few times and enjoyed it. May I just add, the hotel manager was extremely concerned about our theft and couldn’t do enough for us to make us more comfortable and to try to help. All in all, a very nice hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Magic Fenicia Hotel
- Magic Fenicia Benidorm