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Apartamentos El Faro
Ranked #162 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Can not fault this hotel. We were concerned after booking and reading mixed reviews but it is clear that mainly people with a complaint write a review so it is not balanced and many people expect the Ritz standard and pay peanuts. We arrived and check in was smooth with very friendly staff. Parking was ample and free on the surrounding roads and we managed to park right outside. The room had an amazing sea view and was lovely and clean. There were 3 of us and the sofa bed was fine and the catering facilities were ample for us to properly self cater (the oven took us a while to grasp though). The location was great as it was in a quiet and more spanish part and only 30 mins walk or a short taxi/ bus to the old town. There is also a Lidl and other shops a short bus or car journey and the shops even cater for gluten free better than the UK which is why we needed good self catering facilities. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and even managed to rustle up Chrismas dinner in the hotel which was lovely. There were heaters for the chilly nights and the rooms were serviced every 3 days or thereabouts. I cannot think of anything negative other than perhaps the TV channels were limited but then again we didn't go away to stay in the room and watch British TV. We got a great deal via alpharooms and will definately be returning and recommending this hotel as it is a little gem. We didn't use the pool as it was out of season but there's even a great gym for anyone wishing to take advantage of it.

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

This is my fourth visit here, keep returning as its cheap, (in the off season), clean and in a great location for a daily drive out of Benidorm. It's close to the large supermarkets, (10 mins drive) but does not have a lot of close by choice for eating out/ drinking etc, in the off season.
Overall, for what we have paid, it's basic, though you would pay more to camp in the uk, it represents good value and suits our needs.

Room Tip: Showers are better low down and to the west side of the building, though you get a great view of the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Mine and my partners first time to el faro was very clean only went for 4 days we will be going again and staying at el faro.Not far from beach really enjoyed our stay Louise and Nick . The showers very powerfull in our room had a bit off trouble to get tv to work .

Room Tip: go for one facing the sea lovely view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

If you want a cheap and VERY basic room then this is great place. This apartment block appears to have a rental and resident mixture, which was fine.
The lifts rock and are a little scary. The Scottish receptionist needs to have a few lessoning in customer service, having said that she was helpful in making sure that the coach came to collect us for our departure to the airport. The rest of the staff were fine.
We arrived early but were allowed access to our rooms, which was good. As there were 17 of our party they did there best to put us all together.
The room was very basic, our sheets were reaching the end of their life, but were clean. The blankets were a little not so great. We had no kettle, just a dirty coffee pot, good job I brought my own!
The room although old and needing revamping was clean and the water was hot.
The pool was clean and the surrounding area was fine too.

The thing that made these apartment fantastic was the VIEW its is amazing, for that alone it is worth staying. It was a pleasure to open the curtains in the morning and watch the sunset in the evening.
You do have to get a taxi to go into Benidorm, which costs about 10 euros. Staff will order this for you. Make sure you are there when it arrives as they keep the metre running.
Couple of nice places to eat just a couple of minutes away. if you walk to the beach there are plenty more places too.
Would I stay there again the answer is YES absolutely.

Room Tip: We were on floors 12 and 13
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

great hotel staff very helpful right next to the beach. good pool area . we went for 10 days and the room was spotless. maid came in every 2=3 days . would i stay there again.? YES its cheap clean friendly well worth the money well done el faro

Room Tip: high up for an amazing view ..
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Hotel average, but clean, a big plus. Resort very quiet, a bus or taxi ride to anywhere really. Beach gorgeous and weather was hot. Staff in hotel extremely rude and ignorant, the owners son and daughter we believe, Maggie was lovely and helpful as was an older bald man with a goatee, sorry I don't know his name!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Stayed el faro 4 days 12 oct till 16oct. Room clean basic equipment with microwave.Didnt see any maids or anyone cleaning except around pool. Which we didnt go near as it looked abit grotty. Lifts scary quite noisy but no problems . Not very friendly staff all very offhand not helpful at all.Area very quiet a few bars restaurants. They all seem to shut about 11pm. Nice walk along front too old town takes about 45mins-1hour.Plenty places to stop and rest and have drink. 7plams bar very welcoming.Buses into main area really good always on time and only €1.50 . Taxi back €10 .Wouldn't stay down that end again too far from everything. Though for the price el faro ok. They wanted €30 for a late check out which we think is alot (we only paid £27 a night). No other shower facilities available, and only a small toilet too change in .But would recommend Benidorm as I think its got lots too offer. Try find tapas alley in old town its well worth it .8 tapas and jug sangria €12 you wont be disappointed.

Room Tip: High floor for the view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Apartamentos El Faro
Address: Calle Vigo 6 y Avenida Santander 10, 03502 Benidorm, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #162 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Apartamentos El Faro 1*
Number of rooms: 61
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