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“Fabulous” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Centro Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Mayor 16, 03500 Benidorm, Spain   |  
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Ranked #25 of 194 Hotels in Benidorm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Thetford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

I have just returned from Benidorm for a great weeks vacation, I had read some of the reviews of the Centro Playa after booking and was a bit worried...................... Worry not though as this Hotel was brilliant, although simply furnished it was extemely clean the staff were a fantastic group of people friendly helpful and an absolute Joy.

Food was plentiful, traditional spanish food that was hot and tasty served buffet style and you could also return as often as you liked........ looks like back to the gym for me.
wine and water were also given complimentary a bottle of each with each meal.

all in all i would have no hesitation in staying again the location is so central for the old town and great acces to the beaches and nightlife

If the staff read this thank you so much for a wonderful stay and i hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: As far as i could make out onl the rooms at the front have balconies but they are quiet at night
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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REdditch, Worcs
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

My friends and I have just returned from a 4 night break at the Centro Playa Hotel in Benidorm. The hotel is situated up on a hillside in the Old Town which is very quaint with lots of little bars and places to eat. Just up from the hotel is a church where we were lucky enough to see a Spanish wedding. There are also quite a few little shops so its great for an evening stroll and the cobbled, narrow streets give a real spanish feel. The hotel itself was very clean. Our room was perfect for us 3 girls, the only disappointment being that we didn't have a view or a balcony but we did have a washing line outside the window which was handy! The bathroom was lovely and modern with a good shower. On the first night, we somehow managed to soak the floor but worked out that careful positioning of the shower head reduced the problem.

The Centro Playa is clearly a hotel used more by the spanish than anybody else. It's not a large hotel by any means and seats only 60 in the restaurant but meal times were spread over enough time to suit everyone. We were full board and although the food cannot be described as exciting, it was fine for our short trip and we ate well overall. A couple of people complained about the food but we couldn't really understand what the problem was. The Spanish holiday makers were infact the worst aspect of the hotel as we found them to be very rude...quite a surprise really as the hotel staff were pleasant at all times.

The hotel pool is situated on the hotel roof. It is small to say the least and the sunbathing area is small with only about 10 beds as well as a few tables with chairs but it was never very busy up there so we never had a problem getting a sunbed and the pool was a great temperature. From the pool area, there was also a fabulous view of the beach.

If like us, you are looking at this hotel as a base for a short trip to Benidorm, it's perfect. Although it is away from the square where all the main clubs and bars are, we walked there every night and it was a lovely walk along the promenade. We did get a taxi back though which was about 6 Euros so didn't break the bank but saved us a long walk back up hill in high heels! The great thing about the location is that you have the best of both worlds...if you want nightlife, it's easily reachable and if you want quiet bars and a walk in the evenings, its right on your doorstep. I would definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

hotel was clean but if you dont like all the food to be spanish dont go to this hotel but if you can go selfcatering go exellent location really enjoyed the old town

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

The hotel is in a pedestrian area so be prepared to carry your luggage a little way but it is worth it for the amazing views from the roof top pool and the proximity to great night life. We were the only non Spanish residents the week we were there which meant we had great Spanish food from an extensive buffet selection. The hotel has recently been refurbished and although basic is quite contemporary and certainly clean. I will definately return as it is the perfect short break option.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Mayor 16, 03500 Benidorm, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Alicante Province > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #25 of 194 Hotels in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centro Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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