Just returned from a last minute weekend break with my daughter. I think I made an error in making the booking as I thought we were full board in Hotel Avenida across the shopping precinct from the apartments.My initial dissappointment was erased when we entered the apartment, it was spacious and clean and had a small balcony that got the sun in the afternoon, perfect!
We ate all our meals across the road at the Hotel. As usual at this time of year it was full of Spanish senior citizens out to have a good time and boy can they talk some! I felt like I was in the middle of the Spanish Jeremy Kyle Show but this was not them fighting just very animated people.
The food at the Hotel was of a good quality. I had booked this Hotel as it was part of the Onasol Hotel group and would have stayed at the sister Hotel Mar Blau but it has yet to open this season.Good choice of food that was alway hot and replaced regularly. Cava for breakfast always a good start to the day.One night they had a Mexican theme and there Chilli and fahitas were excellent. The choices might be tedious if here for a week but for a long weekend it was good.
The best part about this Hotel is the roof terrace on the sixth floor. Be prepared to hike up the stairs as the Hotel is serviced by two tiny lifts that fit about three people or eight spanish seniorsr! I am sure they were going for the world record to see how many they could squash in. That aside the views are worth it. There is a small swimming pool that was mostly in the shade and never used except by my daughter and I, I think it was too cold for the locals but this little beauty was as warm as a bath, total bliss added to that an empty jacuzzi lots of sunshine and a perfect winter break from the British weather.
The apartments and Hotel are in a prime location in the centre of the shopping area of the old town. It is very noisy as soon as you open your balcony door so not for those seeking peace and quiet but great location for a weekend break with everything on your doorstep and beach just one block away.
Would use the apartments again but would prefer to self cater but only if we still got the use of the Hotel pool. The one negative would be the bedroom, nice and quiet away from street in the interior of the building but window opens into the corridor of an enclosed atrium. I think this would be very oppressive during the summer with no fresh air and possible security risk. The air con was only in the sitting room/kitchen area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ROOM DESCRIPTION 70 apartments divided in 17 2-bedroom for up to 6 people and 53 1-bedroom for up to 4 people. All with full en-suite bathroom A/C / Heating in lounge, telephone, Satellite T.V. Full equipped kitchen with fridge, electric cooking rings, microwave, toaster and coffee pot. Most of the apartments with balcony. Safety deposit box in the apartment. Cleaning and change of linen once a week and change of towels 2 times per week. Reception open 24h and offers Money exchanges, car rental, rent of safety deposit boxes located in the rooms. Excursions. The reception will also inform you about places to visit in Benidorm and surroundings. A 100€ deposit will be required when checking in which is returned on departure day. Payments in reception may be made by Visa or Cash. Languages: Spanish, English and French OTHER SERVICES All guests at apartments Avenida may use all the facilities at the four star Hotel Avenida just in front. Solarium, Gym, sauna (with local charge) and pool situated on the rooftop of the Hotel. The apartments dispose of a limited number of parking spaces in private garage 300m from the apartments(pay directly at reception), ... more less
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- Avenida Apartments Hotel Benidorm