We stayed here as part of a package with Jet2Holidays.com. There were 4 of us, a couple and 2 singles. We were very happy with the quality of the rooms and each one has a balcony with a great sea view. The 2 singles both had a full sized room with twin beds, which was a bonus as we expected smaller rooms. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and of a good size.
We didn't use the pool area as the beach is literally across the road. Reception was professional and friendly enough. The waiters in the restaurant weer also friendly and professional, though we found the bar staff quite surly and a little rude.
The evening entertainment was ok, but as this is a predominantly Spanish hotel, the entertainment was geared towards the Spanish clientele. There is an outside terrace to sit and drink in the evenings, overlooking the pool and the sea. One huge complaint about this area though was the amount of unattended children running around the entire time! Even late at night. I complained several times to the receptionist, who was kind enough to act on the complaint. However the problem occurred every evening making it an annoying place to try and relax.
We stayed here half board. We were very surprised at the quality of the food. The breakfast has quite a variety of food, including fresh fruit, breads, cooked breakfast and cereals, so there is plenty to choose from. And the quality of the coffee was also very good!
Evening dinner gets quite busy and the food on offer was more than adequate and there was plenty of choice which was also of good quality.
The plus side of staying here is the proximity to the beach, the cleanliness of the room and bathroom, the view from the balcony and the food.
The downsides are the distance to the old town...easily a 15 -20 walk or about 8€ in a cab...this is ok if you're a younger adult, not so good if you have kids or elderly people with you.
Also, there is NO FREE WIFI!!! It costs 3.25€ a day!! These days, free wifi is a deal breaker!! Everyone expects free wifi these days.
And a huge surprise that there was NO FRIDGE in the room, you have to pay 16€ a week to rent one... so no cold drinks in your room unless you want to pay 16€ to rent a fridge!
Also, the amount of unattended kids running around, even in the bar at night was a problem for us.
All in all a nice hotel with good food and great views, but we wouldn't stay here again due to no free WIFI or Fridge and the unattended kids and the distance from the Old Town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnificent sea views can be had from your room, sit out on the balcony, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the romantic Mediterranean sunsets. The Poniente beach area of Benidorm is the quieter part, but it is still close to the historic old town and only 850 metres from the town centre, with it's shops, restaurants, bars and discos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poseidon Playa Benidorm