Checked in and we were allocated Room 831. Got a packed lunch of a ham and cheese sandwich, bottle of water, apple and a yogurt as we were too late for dinner. Didn’t get the pool view I had requested by email and we were facing Avenida de Filipinas. It was really noisy when we arrived, but not too bad with the balcony door closed so decided to stay and give it a chance. It was noisy occasionally when a group of revellers went past, but it was fine with the door closed and nowhere near as bad as I was expecting.
It was a nice, spacious room with twin beds, small desk with mirror above, double wardrobe with plenty of hangers, shelves and 3 drawers. There was a shelved area next to the wardrobe which housed the safe, €15 for the week. The room was in good order and not worn.
There is free wifi throughout the hotel, password 321321. Reception gave me the wrong password at first. However the connection was a bit flaky. It would be slow then lose the connection. It was too slow to be able to use Voip / Skype. Had to call reception at least twice every day when I couldn’t connect. Quite frustrating and I would rather pay for a fast, reliable service than suffer the free wifi.
There was a 24” flat screen TV on the wall and you can get the remote for a €15 deposit. English channels were BBC World, Sky Sports and Sky News.
The bathroom was a reasonable size with shower over the bath, sink, toilet and hair dryer. Shampoo and shower gel were supplied. The bath towels were very thin, but they did the job. The shower was good and powerful.
The balcony was a good size and got the sun from around 3pm until it disappeared behind the buildings at 7.30pm. It was also completely private on that side as no-one could overlook it and there were solid walls at either side. The aircon was efficient and kept the room cool.
The food was good and always hot. Breakfast was typical for a Spanish hotel with streaky bacon and fried eggs although there was also cold meat and cheese. The orange juice was actual juice and not the concentrated stuff we’ve had in the past. Coffee was good.
Lunch and dinner were good. We had grilled pork loin and veal with mushrooms, all cooked well and very tender.
There is no waiter service for drinks and you can get them from a small bar in the restaurant. 50c water was €1.50. The plates were cleared promptly.
The pool area was a reasonable size with a shallow walk in. There were plenty sun loungers and also another area upstairs where there was a hot tub.
Can’t comment on the entertainment as we went elsewhere. There is bingo in the hotel every afternoon.
You can get 25% discount on drinks at the UK Comedy Club, Morgan’s Tavern, Western Saloon and Surprise Attack at the UK Comedy Club terrace with your room key.
Towels were changed daily and sheets every 3 days.
We were very happy with the Presidente and would certainly stay there again. It is probably the best hotel we have stayed at in Benidorm.
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