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“Great for a lads holiday”
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Gemelos II
Ranked #126 of 192 Hotels in Benidorm
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for a lads holiday”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Where to begin?
The mood for this holiday was set immediately when 3 of the tossers you're travelling with break down in the carpark at the airport before even leaving the country.
That aside, upon arrival in spain we had a nice enough shuttle transfer over to our apartment. This shuttle dropped us outside of a hotel in which we weren't staying, he simply pointed into the distance mumbling gemalos and provided us no further information on how to find the place by playing the old "no hable ingles" card. We did however find the place shortly afterwards next to the "Rose and Crown" pub (crackin place and worth a visit).
Getting in your apartment should then be the easy part on arrival for your "trip of a lifetime" holiday. However thanks to the not-so-bright bimbo travel agent who assured us that we head straight there this process wasn't so simple. What we were actually greeted with was a hostile spaniard who wouldn't let us wait in the "lobby" (I use the word loosely, it's more like the stairwell of a highrise s***hole)
Apparently the game with this place is to hide your keys in one of the nearby currency exchange shops without telling you which. So at this point you end up running around trying to locate your room keys (Think Pat Sharpe's "Funhouse") because the shops close circa 3pm and you'll have no way of getting access once they close.
Once you've located your key it's smooth sailing, straight into your sweltering room, dump your bags and get on it. No need for wasting half an hour working out how to use that aircon nonsene- there isn't any. Who needs it anyway, there's children in Africa doing just fine without it so who are you to complain.
You can try and head down to the pool for a bit of a cool off but make sure the lifeguard see's you shower before cannonballin his domain, he doesn't seem to like it when people that aren't wet get in his pool. (No problem for the women knocking around while we were there mind you)
There's really nothing else to the hotel worth noting. The exterior may put you off as it resembles the only building standing after a recent richter 10 earthquake but there's nothing to worry about, the inside doesn't make it look any worse.
For those who took an interest in the chillean miner story a while back then I'm sure the closest you'll get to their experience is using the lift in this building.
All in all, it's very basic and somewhere to sleep after a night of absolute debauchery. Would stay there again if everywhere else was booked

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Just back from a 10 trip (22nd July - 1st Aug) and stayed in these apartments. They are basic, but practical. We were in block 1 (1-D), which was ideal ... no lifts. Location was excellent, and even though we were on the first floor, I never had any issues with noise etc.. Had a great time at the pool, with the lifeguard Fernado, making it a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. I would recomend these to anyone. I booked through Travel Republic and got a great price. All in all, very happy.

Room Tip: Low floor Block 1 (1-D)
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I have stayed in these apartments three times and in Gemelos IV once, they are always clean and tidy when you arrive. They are in a good area, close enough to the square for the nightlife, but far enough away for it not to keep you awake, although Benidorm is a noisy place wherever you stay. The kitchen is adequate, two burner hob, oven, fridge freezer, washing machine, iron, but don't expect to swing a cat in it. The living room has a sofa bed and telly, two single beds in the bedroom, and a dining table on the balcony, which is
enclosed by sliding glass panels, There is no air con, which you could do with cos it gets really hot. The pools in Gemelos II are very good, but you have to check the opening hours, or should I say months, because they only open between June and September, and you have to wait for the lifeguard to get there before you can use them, there are no sunbeds either, so it's the concrete floor, or buy a lilo for about €4, there is no reception so you have to look after yourself and sometimes, depending on you arrival and departure time, getting and dropping off your keys can be a bit awkward, paying a deposit of between €60 and €150 can be a pain as well, you only get one set of towels as well, which have to last you all week, we just washed them ourselves tho, which looking at some of the reviews on here, people don't like doing. The lifts are very slow, so try and get a low floor. we have booked with Beninter.es and Fincas Arena, Beninter is only two minutes away, and Fincas is about half a mile, not to bad for collecting your keys, if they are shut you get them from the Castillas hotel in the next street. Always had good holidays in Benidorm, and these apartments are fine if you're not expecting to much.

Room Tip: get a low floor because the lifts take forever and are very small.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Just returned from 10 days in Benidorm with my 14 year old son. Apart from the location of these apartments, everything about them is horrendous. The pool DOES NOT OPEN until 11AM and there are NO SUNBEDS!! I have never heard the likes - a pool with NO SUNBEDS!! We were on the 18th floor and the lift is shocking! There is NO BALCONY - it is sliding split windows so therefore no feeling of relaxation on the balcony and they are so stuffy - no air con (I did know that, however, usually the balcony gives you a bit of repreive - hahahah!!) . In 10 days we had our sheets changed once and I had to wash towels and sheets myself (fortunately there was a washing machine). They seem to be full of Spanish people who have no consideration for other people and they had parties outside the lift area and I had to tell them on several occasions to keep the noise down at 2am in the morning. Everytime the person above moves a table or chair the noise is incredible, and much to our disgust the group of boys above us decided to have a 2 hour furniture removal session at 1am in the morning and then party on til 4am stamping their feet continuously. I appreciate that Benidorm is a young and lively resort, however, it is nice to escape to your apartment and "chill" - this is NEVER going to happen in these apartments - This is the worst apartments I have EVER stayed in - I am happy with "cheap and cheerful" but there was nothing cheerful (or cheap for that matter) about these apartments. The previous reviews mentioned about picking up the keys - we too were dropped away up the road and had to ask people at 11.30pm how we could get into our apartments - lugging 3 suitcases about the streets until we finally picked up the keys. Never Again!!!

Room Tip: Just Don't Book!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Just back from gemelos 2 stayed in tower two. No problem whatsoever. We booked with costablanca apartments and were pre warned about the security deposit and we were met right at the door with our keys at 8pm. Book with the right people for the right service. Apartment clean and tidy flat screen tv with english. We had a washing machine. Basic pool but clean. No sunbeds but we knew that. Book with confidence. Centre location. Thanks

  • Stayed July 2013
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Relleu, Spain
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Have stayed at Gemols II on a number of occasions.

Appartments are basic but clean and are in a great location for all the new town entertainment.

Great pools but lack of airconditioning is an issue in hottermonths

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Well what can I say' me my mother and nice arrived at benidorm at half 12. The transfer dropped us off at a total different hotel which was three blocks away did I mention my mention my mother was a pensioner and her ankles was like puddings at this time, we then had to go to a different hotel for our keys which was at least four to five blocks away. 3 hours later we finally found our hotel. It was basic! The pool wasn't open for us to use there was no bar super market reception it was terrible!!! Day 2 pool finally opens at 3pm me and my niece went to dip feet in pool and Spanish residential people who lived there went mad shouting things in Spanish telling us to shower before going in the pool. There was one sun lounger or chair to sit on which meant we had to sit on the floor, which isn't nice for a old age pensioner! Thankfully the beach was just down the road and a perfect bar called neros bar the young couple who ran this was very helpful we couldn't of done it without them! I would not recommend this apartment to anyone!

And they asked us for 150 English pounds deposit! Terrible how dare they! Not one facilitie! Not one bar! Not one sun lounger and wanted us to pay 150 pound terrible!!! I advise not to go !!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Gemelos II
Address: Calle Ibiza s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
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Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #126 of 192 Hotels in Benidorm
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Hotel Class:3 star — Gemelos II 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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