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“Budget value”
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Hotel Brasil
Ranked #80 of 192 Hotels in Benidorm
Molinicos
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63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Budget value”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We spent two very enjoyable nights for an amazing low price, so we did not expect too much but were very pleasantly surprised. The breakfast buffet included English option and dinner buffet had four choices of main course and wine and water were included. Other reviewers have commented that the food was angled towards mainly Spanish clientele - frankly that's rubbish. Likewise, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, but of course, we have taken the trouble to learn Spanish although the staff did speak to us in English. There was a certain amount of noise from late night revellers coming back, but that's not the hotel's fault and all Spanish hotels echo because of the tiled floors. The free wifi was good in our room and for those not familiar with Spanish TV, it is possible to change the language of films and programmes to the original language. Location is fair, about ten minutes walk to Balcon del Mediterraneo which is between the two long, clean sandy beaches. Parking is available at 5 minutes walk away and costs Euro 16 per day including hotel discount. One tip - try to leave the car park before 10 am to avoid paying an extra day.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Surrey, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in March to watch Cheltenham Festival at UK bars then enjoy Fallas festival in Denia. should've been 5 nights but Easyjet oversold our flight! Reception very helpful when I emailed to say we'd be a day late and on arrival really friendly and very good English . I did try my Spanish@?? We were on 1st floor right by stairs and it was a bit noisy but only with retired Spanish couples nattering. Room was cleaned every day with clean towels and breakfast was excellent, lots of choice & friendly, happy staff. We overlooked police station and a couple of times we had a beer and tapas in the same bar as them near the hotel. Perfect location and will definitely stay again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

My wife and I spent a week here from 17th to 24th Sept. and found the hotel to be above our expectations for a 2 star. We had a room on the 5th Floor which had a large balcony that overlooked the Police Station. We had a sort of walk in shower because there was no curtain! The room also had a flat screen telly with spanish tv stations! Nevertheless large enough for the two of us and it had a safe at a reasonable cost together with a functional A/c unit at no extra cost unlike some hotels.
The restaurant is below ground and with only one lift that sometimes took 5-10 minutes to summon a ride. The food to be honest was always hot, with a good selection at every meal with free red wine & water at meals. Always a choice but aimed towards the Spanish holiday maker which was not a problem. Plenty of fresh bread & fruit everyday, soup, cold meat & salads. We were always able to find a table and able to serve ourselves without too much hassle.
The daily evening entertainment was again aimed towards the Spanish visitor but we rather enjoyed the hokey cokey sung in Spanish! Bar prices were reasonable with a small beer @ 1.50e and a cocktail for 3.00e which could be drunk by the pool or in the lounge. WiFi was also free in the reception area but only worked reliably now & again. There were numerous Tapas bars within a short walk, shops & supermarkets to buy cheap wine & beer too. The Old town shops were also within 5-10 minutes walk which are well worth a visit too. This area around the hotel always seemed to be busy but due to it's location next to the Police Station we were not disturbed by noise or loud disco/bars.
The hotel is situated about five minutes from a lovely sandy beach in the older part of the town, but I would not advocate hiring a car as there is no where to park without paying 16-18 euros a day to use private parking faclities. We had to either pay to park or walk for 10-15 minutes from the outskirts of the town to the hotel.
In summary we enjoyed our stay and found the majority of the staff to be really friendly & helpful. For the price we paid for the week it represented extremely good value for the money and would advise a visit if you want to experience Benidorm.

Room Tip: Don't book if you want a sea view, there isn't one.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

me and my partner stayed at the brasil hotel 17th to the 27th sept 2013 we was not impressed. When we booked we asked for top floor room, but when we arrived we got first floor opposite the police station. We asked why we was not given a top floor room and the staff couldn't understand this took ages trying to explain what we needed, we was also disgusted that the cleaner's just walk instead of knocking this happened as I had just come out of the shower.

We also experienced bed bugs and many other bugs in our bed to which when we complained nothing was done.

I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anybody and not worth stopping in

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We knew when we chose this hotel that it was in the old town and very "Spanish". This, I suppose, is what made our minds up to book. We chose well. We were the only 2 English people in the hotel and it was a lovely change. The atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed.
Our room, 106, was on the first floor overlooking the Police Station!!! No problems at all
Our A/Con was on constant from around lunch time and it was a treat walking in from the heat to a cool room. Safety deposit box 10 Euros dep plus 2 Euros per day, deposit back on check out. Free Wi-Fi in main areas. Beer San Miguel spot on, spirits not on measures !!!
Room serviced each morning with clean towels, comfy beds and very clean. We were on a half board booking, the food wasn't the best but nothing to complain about. The restaurant was spotless and well run, though very small. Wine in the restaurant 5 Euros per bottle
All the staff were nice and very hard working and the entertainment worker for the Spanish children did a very good job and all the children joined in. We didn't understand a word but it looked good!
Some good local bars dotted around but if you want a night in the new town we paid 10 Euros one way in a taxi to the far end, Morgans Tavern etc.
If you are on a coach transfer they do drop you on the nearest main street but that is because the coach cant possibly get to the Hotel due to the narrow street.
We had a very relaxed 5 night break at the Brasil and would not hesitate to book again in the future. Give it a go

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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paisley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 23rdjuly to 3rdaugust for what we paid half board for 11 nights we couldn't have got self catering with aircon for that price I knew what to expect before I left for holiday somg I would expect if you comment on trip advisor you'd do the same towels changed every day linen every 3days ok food not fantastic but plenty choice for breakfast if you want english tea bags bring them with you your in spain small pool but will return

  • Stayed July 2013
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oldbury
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

we went on this holiday as a group of 21 , this group had all ages including babies, after being dumped off the coach 10 minutes down the road by a driver who could only speak spanish we found the hotel , settled in room its was clean but the only positive thing at the hotel , went for tea as we had made it in time and it was all spanish food , nothing english not even chips for the kids , so we ended eating out ! next day breakfast wasnt no better coffee barley warm we had to microwave it so it was hot no english tea bags and 2 toasters to serve 100 people at a time our room i couldnt believe it looked directley on and into the police station we watched them loading guns one night . the pool is tiny and only 8 sunloungers for 600 guests , there is nothing to do for the kids at all , if your not spanish you will not fit in here as the hotel is spanish dominated and so is the town no one can speak english .only go to the new town if your going to benidorm as we felt vunerable at night the and my sisterinlaw had her purse pickpocked . the only nice thing in the hotel was rosa behind the bar lovely girl. we saved hard for this holiday and had to spend it all on food and drink (pop) not beer and couldnt wait to get home to have a nice meal . im so dissapointed never again and alot of english people said the same in the hotel ive never starved like we did for the 10 days

Room Tip: pool view rooms the best but out of 9 rooms we had we only got 1 pool view room
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Brasil
Address: Calle Apolo XI 27, 03501 Benidorm, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Best Value Hotel in Benidorm
#33 On the Beach Hotel in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Brasil 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Brasil lies in the Center of Benidorm, about 400m from Poniente Beach. The hotel enjoys a familiar atmosphere, with friendly staff, has two stars and is great value for those that want trouble free holidays at a reasonable price. With a cozy pool (not big, but comfortable), a large bar, animation for kids and adults (in Spanish). Everything is close: taxi, bus, shops, bars and restaurants, Old Town is just a stroll away. Free WIFI throughout the hotel. It's great for customers of all ages that want to enjoy the city of Benidorm. Sunny weather, great nightlife and several theme parks and zoos ensure a leisure offer for everybody. Large entrance hall with lift to the floors, front desk is open 24 hours, luggage room, games room, lounge, restaurant (buffet style) WIFI in all areas of the hotel. The main entrance has 7 stairs, but a lift on street level is available for guests with reduced mobility, please ask at front desk. Paid parking available 75m away. Car rental, scooter rental, ticks for trips parks and venues, just ask at the front desk. We make sure you are attended with a smile. ... more   less 
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