Stayed 11th May to the 18th. Party of five blokes all around 40 years old reliving our youth.
Location is excellent. One road back from the beach, 5 mins walk to the nightlife, by which I mean the English Square etc but you don't get loads of noise from drunken people. We were on the 10th floor and we didn't hear anything. Having said that we were coming home any time between 2am and 4am so we were probably the culprits of any noise. Apologies! Not ideal if you wished to be near to the old town, probably a twenty minute or so walk to get there.
Had everything you need for self catering, kettle, microwave, toaster, fridge etc. We mainly ate out though as everywhere's pretty cheap.
Bedrooms seemed fine. Pretty basic but you're only there to put your head down. It's not five star material but we never had any problem sleeping. Alcohol may have aided this though. Two twin rooms with the fifth person having to sleep on the sofa. We thought there might have been a pull out bed but it was just the sofa. I don't think this was ideal for the fifth person but it sufficed.
The living area is spacious. As previous reviews have said you don't feel crowded or on top of each other. Balcony was fine too with views of the sea inbetween the hotels in front of the appartments. Ask for a room higher up if you want to see more of the sea.
Can't comment on the pool area as we never used it. Morgan's Tavern (Neptunes in the program) is in the street behind the hotel, as is Sol Pelicanos (the Solana).
Towels were changed two or three times during the week but the apartment wasn't cleaned or the sheets changed. Not that we minded, there's people starving in the world so not a big deal. We were in when the towels came once so they might have intended to clean then but decided not to as we'd be in the way. Have to give them the benefit of the doubt!
We paid a hundred euro deposit which was returned on our departure. Our flight left late on the Saturday night so we'd booked the apartment until the Sunday morning. The original receptionist told us that they were open until midnight on the Saturday evening so it wouldn't be a problem getting our money back. However, we had a phone call from reception during Saturday afternoon saying they shut at six and did want our deposit back?! Fortunately one of us was in the room when they rang, the rest of us had gone out, otherwise we may have been wandering down to a shut reception and no deposit later on! All's well that ends well though. I'm sure they'd have tried to contact us again (benefit of the doubt again).
One small gripe was there was no lock on the bathroom door so everyone had to announce when they were taking a shower, performing their ablutions etc.
Overall we thought this place was great. Mainly for the location, very little late night noise but it was also clean and had good facilities. A couple of small gripes but they were pretty insignificant in the scheme of things. Would we return again? Most certainly, if they'd have us :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vina del Mar Apartments are located in one of the best areas in Benidorm, 100 mts from the Levante Beach, and 10 minutes away from the center and the old town. They are surrounded by all types of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, discoteques, and they are a short distance away from the theme parks that Benidorm offers: Aqualandia, Mundomar and Terra Mitica.The building has 14 floors with three lifts and spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments plus balcony, all of them facing the Levante Beach with views of the sea.All the apartments are well equipped with full cooking facilities, cold/warm air conditioning, telephone, safety box, and satellite TV. ... more less
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