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Aquarium III
Ranked #87 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Benidorm
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Don't do it!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Me and a friend booked these apartments for a weeks stay in July 2013 through easyjet holidays. We were not expecting luxury as we only paid £300 each for everything and had read previous reviews.
We were dropped off at the top of the road and left to 'fend for ourselves' at 1 in the morning! We had to walk 10 mins down a dark street to 'check in' with a man who hardly spoke English, but did not hesitate in taking our €250 deposit!
When we finally made it to the room we were in shock, there was one old sofa and a kitchenette In the main space and a small bathroom. There was plenty of draw and wardrobe space but only 2 plugs in the kitchenette and only one mirror!! I slept on the sofa and woke up with bites on my legs, my friend slept on a very uncomfortable pull out mattress on the floor. There is no air con and no opportunity to purchase any, which meant once we had showered and dried our hair the room was unbearably hot, especially at night, we had to sleep with the balcony door open!!
We were facing the back of a large hotel and would nightly be woken up from 4am to 6am by what sounded like 1000 glasses bins being emptied and noisy vehicles!
The bathroom window was on the main corridor and right by the lifts so whenever people where walking past/waiting for the lift you could hear them and they could hear you! You had to leave the window open due to lack of aircon so I felt like anyone could look in while waiting for the lift, on one occasion they did!!
The pool area is large and clean BUT the water is freezing, the sunbeds are unnameable to lie on for more than 20 mins, you have to pay to hire sunbed and it is overrun by locals using the facilities like a public pool!! There is no option to use another hotels pool as they all use swipe cards or codes, trust me we tried them all!!
The location of the apartments is great, it's just a pity about the block in general!! I would never stay here again, even if it was free!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

Hey all reader's im chris, this is my 2nd time staying in these apartments & will continue staying here in the near future as i find the apartments clean, spacious for 2/3 guys max (girls can take up so much room) ha.. anyway.. its what you pay for and central to where you're more likely to go, i.e food downstair or across the road, or a short walk to the beach front (no its not on outside the building but a nice enough walk when your on holiday) night time entertainment, their is something for everyone, short distance it is hope you enjoy benidorm as i will be back again most likely in these apartments & find my information useful i stayed 01.10.13/08.10.13

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just returned from our weeks stay here, me, hubby, son. After reading some reviews I was getting rather worried, however it was absolutely fine...after walking to a different place for the key (not great) we got unpacked in the very basic but clean apartment, lovely large balcony which all overlook the pool area, clean towels and bedding provided. Small kitchen area with cooker, fridge freezer, washer, kettle, plates, cups, glasses, basics really. Bathroom was fine although the shower was a bit naff.
Location is great, doctors, dentist, chemist, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, pubs, all within 2 minute walking distance, beach 10 mins walk. Aqualandia water park is a very short 5 minute bus ride away and is a fantastic day out (wish I'd made a good pack up like everyone else seemed to do) with food courts and fabulous picnic areas. A big bonus for us was watching the entertainment on an evening from our balcony at the big neighbouring hotel....result !!!!!
We also highly recommend the bar/cafe opposite called The New Penny...beautiful breakfasts...and evening meals/snacks, wonderful couple who warmly welcome you...free Wi-Fi too. The Mad Monk next door also good.
We'd stay here again, cheap, clean, great location.. :-)

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

me and my friend stayed here in july last year absolutely horrible staff rude, room not that clean. on arrival we were told to leave a deposit about 75euro each, anyway we left it and got to the room and there wasnt anything worth the deposit. staff are so rude speaking in Spanish to other staff about other holiday makers, got to the day before the flight home and we asked for the deposit back as we were leaving early in the morning before the office open and they said no, we had no choice but to leave the apartment a day before we were due to leave, to get the deposit back and we have to leave the room at 10am and we where getting picked up at 8am the next day. we had to stay in a bar for about 20hours with no where to put the suit cases WOULD NEVER STAY HERE AGAIN !!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as a party of 16 we had 4 apartments and 1 studio, didn't get to see studio but was told by my family member it was clean an small like a cupboard, the apartment I stayed in had 2 single beds in a bedroom and a couch with a pull out bed it was very clean balcony overlooked the sol pelicanos pool, the balcony was very big with 4 chairs an a table, no pillows for couch an pullout bed, the shower was really powerful but the hot water runs out very quickly a few family members commented on there own showers saying when it is used the shower head wouldn't stay on, the pool is nice an cold and area of pool kept clean, few idiots decided to throw glass off there balconys into pool and area so it had to be swept up by lifeguard and kids were left waiting to use pool but was cleaned as fast as he could was really surprised at apartments as read bad reviews on here but as a base to just sleep shower and swim I would recommend had another great break in benidorm

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

You know what, we really thought this accomodation was going to be a disaster, we had read so many bad reviews. Myself and partner booked as a cheap and cheerful break for our birthdays in May, and although it is VERY basic, if your looking for somewhere to just leave your luggage and have a bed at night its perfect. Its kind of in the middle of everywhere so it was easy to walk to the beach, bars, restaurants and shops. The only downfall is paying the 150 euro deposit, which as long as you dont trash the place you get back. I think this ruling has been put in place for the groups of people who stay here as damages do happen. There arnt really many staff about to speak to, just the people in the shop outside where you collect your keys.
Bonus bit to staying here was they were filming beidorm next door so, and the accomodation being where it is, no one really walks past to see whats going on. We met some of the cast and had photo's which was a nice ending to our trip.
If you eat out try a place called clippers, really cheap and fantastic food, also the lazy cow beach bar is really reasonable for drinks!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

a group of 20 of us stayed here for a stag do. I booked this hotel mainly due to the cheap price of £28 per night, with 3 sharing per room. I read the reviews and got a bit worried about the hotel due to the bad reviews people were leaving. It was a bit of a pain having to pay a deposit of 150 euros per room, but this went back into my account 2 days after i got home. We also had to pick up the keys from another hotel which was only a 5 min walk away, so wasnt that much of an inconvenience. The rooms were very clean, 2 single beds and a sofa bed which noone complained about. No tv in room, but to be honest i dont go away on holiday to watch tv. We were on the 21st floor, great views from our room, the lifts were a bit slow, but if people want to complain about things like that, go for it! Yes it may be a bit basic but the rooms were clean and comfortable, perfect for a stag do, everyone on our party enjoyed staying there, location not too bad, about a 15-20 min walk from the main strip. For a budget hotel i cannot fault it and would reccomend it. The bar across the road it good to start out for a few beers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Aquarium III
Address: Juan Fuster Zaragoza, 03500 Benidorm, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
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Ranked #87 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Benidorm
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Hotel Class:2 star — Aquarium III 2*
Number of rooms: 200
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