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Hotel Poseidon Playa
Ranked #60 of 192 Hotels in Benidorm
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel, great beach”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We have been staying in this hotel for the past 8 years. Poniente is the quieter end of Benidorm which suits us, peaceful, much quieter and beautiful view from balcony. If you want more life take a bus or taxi to bustling Levante, around 8 euros, lots of entertainment, but we like our quiet retreat. The rooms are kept spotlessly clean, maid service everyday. Full bathroom, shower, hairdryer,air conditioning in high season. You can also hire a small fridge. All inclusive is good, serving branded drinks at the bar and nice cocktails. Although snacks not very good. The pool is quite small and very cold, although we usually go to the beach, so not a problem for us. The hotel provides entertainment, parrot show, Flammenco dancers, magic show etc, followed by music, which the Spanish guests dance the night away to. This hotel attracts alot of Spanish guests, although the restaurant caters for everyone, full English breakfast etc. There are a few bars and restaurants in the near vicinity, Raffles is very good and if you fancy a karaoke the Picadilly bar at the end of the promonade is really good. Its a nice stroll 15 minutes into the centre of the old town with an abundance of shops and Tapas bars to choose from. Peacock island is a nice boat trip out, 14 euros including the glass bottom boat to see the fish. Not much over there, just a cafe and seaguls protecting their young, but nice to see Benidorm resort in the distance. It all depends on individual preferences. If you want a quieter location more Spanish orientated, with lovely views and the option of a bustling night life then choose this hotel. If you prefer a bustling night life every night, don't mind it noisy and dirtier then book a hotel in Levante.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

This was our third visit to Poseidon, it was my husband's 50th birthday in May. The staff where excellent from the management to the cleaners. Special thanks to Laura on the bar and musta the waiter who remembered us from the last visit, couldn't do enough, even buying a cake for my husband on his break and setting it on the table with our evening meal a bottle of fizzy wine also given. The restaurant was warm musta set a table on the terrace which was lovely, although working so hard he always smiled. Thanks to the manager who left a bottle of champagne and letter in the room. Only negative was the pool bar that wasn't open much and was limited to beer or rants. All in all though great staff great hotel great holiday.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

we stayed in this hotel in late may we found it verry clean .we have been to benidorm many times befor but always in new town we wanted to be on the ponienti beach this time but we were shoked to find how far away from old town we were.it took us 25 min to get as far as the harbor neaver the less we enjoyed the location just over the road from the beach .the staff were verry attentive .we had great service from laura in perticular always a smile .made us feel very welcome.she seemed to do twice the amount of work as the guys.two ex barmaids applaud her . we were unhappy with the all inclusive arrangement .all inclusive should mean just that we felt they kept moveing the the goalposts we didnt know from day to day what drinks we were entitled to around the pool bar .the explanation that they cannot carry the stock did not wash as you could get any drink if willing to pay for it food was good tho we found it a little under seasoned to begin with but it got better as the holiday progressed when in rome and all that we couldnt come to terms with the chefs likeing for nut meg (in mashed potatoe and even worse lamb!) t didnt do us any harm tho.the animation team were great always ready for a laugh . the shows and the variety of the games were good and altho we dont usually join in these things we found ourselves doing so,on the whole a good holiday.friendley staff ,clean and comfortable , good food all went to make a good holiiday. would we go again? only if you can move the hotel nearer to old town

Room Tip: if you wish for a good all round view you will need to be above the second floor
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I have just returned from a weeks all inclusive stay at the Poseidon Playa Hotel. I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Yes it is a bit of a walk from "The Strip" so if you are coming to Benidorm for non stop partying then this isn't the hotel for you. As others have said there are a lot of Spanish guests but I didn't feel like they were treated any better. Infact we had a bit of a laugh with other guests even though they spoke little English and we spoke almost no Spanish! So perhaps if you are coming to Spain hoping to find little England and not interact with other nationalities you would be happier in the new town.

Our room was on the sixth floor and sometimes there was a bit of a wait for the lifts but being fairly young (26) we just ran down the stairs. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the best were very comfortable I always had a very good night sleep - but that could be the whiskey and lemonade!

The dinner hall gets busy at about 8.30pm. I found the food really tasty, there was always something on I would enjoy, the lasagne and profiteroles are delicious! The restaurant staff work non stop the whole time refilling drinks, etc. And the waiter "Mosta" was great, he had learned English in university and enjoyed talking to us as well as teaching us little bits of Spanish.

The entertainment duo were great, doing activities and zumba during the day, though the evening entertainment left a lot to be desired. With old people's type of music, but the Spanish seemed to enjoy it. And there are other bars a couple of minutes down the road including a cocktails bar and a British bar (for the homesick!) The all inclusive drinks were good and Laura on the bar was great, very polite and helpful. Though I did feel she was being a little bit picked on by some of the male bar staff. (Management might want to check that out?)

The pool area was clean and there was always enough sunbeds for everyone, but most days we went to the beach, which is literally just across the road!

In summary, I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday with a bit of shopping thrown in. If you fancy a night or two on the strip you can get the bus for a couple of Euros. I wouldn't recommend it if you were wanting to party the night away or meet other English people. I also don't think there is enough to do if you have children over the age of two who need to be kept entertained. But I don't think you will find a cleaner hotel in Benidorm. I would probably return

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I have just returned from a 8 night all inclusive stay in the Poseidon Playa hotel and my main opinion was that it was ok. The location for me and my partner was fantastic with been a short stroll from Old town where we wanted to be. ( for others that wanted to be in the new town that was told this was closer to the new town than it was was a problem and they had to get taxi's which were costing 10euros a time)

The staff were all very friendly, helpful and all spoke very good english. The bar staff were fantastic Laura, Pedro (who ran the pool bar when it was open..that's another story I will get to that later) and Pedro who worked behind the main bar were very friendly and were very attentive to all guests.

The food was by far the worst bit of the stay while yes there was plenty of choice for every meal but it was never very hot when we got to it unless the tray of food had just been replaced by one of the kitchen staff. The majority of the food was tasteless or over cooked or over seasoned with salt!! The Breakfast was for me the best of the 3 meals on offer.

The pool bar was only open for a very short period of time (normally between 11.30 and 4) and had a very limited drinks options if you wanted coffee or anything other than soft drinks or beer then you had to get dressed and trudge up to the main bar which was up a couple of flights of stairs.

Our room was great with the views of Benidorm island and Poinente beach.

The evening entertainment left a lot to be desired and wasn't really our cup of tea but the Spanish seemed to really enjoy listening to the same songs been played every night and line dancing and ballroom dancing the night away.

The animation team really made an effort to get everyone to join in with the activities that they had planned for the day but didn't becoming annoying if you didn't want to join in which i have experienced at different hotels before.

The air conditioning was 'turned on' during our stay (they turn it on 1/06/14) however the one in our room was very poor and didn't even work until we complained to reception and they sent an engineer to come and look at it - he didn't even come into the room and somehow managed to fix it from outside ( personally i don't think it was turned on in each room until the room asked for it. Anyway I have got cool using a piece of paper then I did with the air con because it didn't really feel any different in there.

Room Tip: all rooms are seaview rooms so any of the will have a good view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Everything about my stay at the Poseidon Playa was ok , in fron of benidorm beach , excellent food, claean and a good value for money.
We didn't need a car , walked all the time , shops , pubs and everything you need...

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have just returned from a 7 day holiday for myself and my mother at the Poseidon Playa and I have to say that we had a great time from the time we arrived to the time we left. The staff were amazing and very helpful from reception, the restaurant, the lounge bar and housekeeping, the hotel was very clean including the pool area. There was a good variety of food and if you don't like pig trotters there was always a choice from fish, meat, pasta to salad and a good variety of desserts.
If you want a base to chill and relax with fabulous views of the beach then this is the place for you within a 20 minute walking distance of main Benidorm.
The only negative is the entrance to the hotel is on a slight incline and there are steps to the pool area with no ramps this did pose a problem for my elderly mother and could affect others with mobility issues.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Poseidon Playa
Address: Avenida Racharell No 1, 03502 Benidorm, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Benidorm
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Poseidon Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 306
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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