Hotel Sol is some way from the beaches of Benicarlo and on the main road through the town but don't let that put you off.
The welcome from the owner was warm and her insistence that we garage the car (free) was welcome even though I didn't see the need. She also recommended a couple of beaches depending on what we were looking for and despite the overcast sky I had a dip off the main town beach which was sandy and well populated. A welcome beer on the prom afterwards set us up for the evening.
The restaurant recommended was in the middle of a local housing complex and was the local social centre but the inside was clean and the food excellent and good value.
Although dated the room at the hotel was spotless with free wifi and a comfortable bed. We were woken in the early hours by noisy guests but that is hardly the fault of the hotel. Breakfast included home baked bread, cakes and home made jam. Very good value. The pool looked inviting but we had no time to try it out preferring the Med.
The hotel would have received an excellent from me had it not been for double charging of VAT (10%). Tax was supposed to have been included but was added and I didn't notice until well on our way. I have no way of knowing whether this was intentional or not. I hope not as the owner was most accommodating and anxious to make our stay as comfortable as possible and I would have been pleased to have paid the extra for garaging the car!
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