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Poseidon Resort
Ranked #72 of 192 Hotels in Benidorm
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“poseidon palace, benidorm”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

The hotel was lovely, clean and had a jacuzzi and HEATED indoor pool. That was one of the reasons I chose it, along with the fact that it's popular with the Spanish. I'm vegetarian, and although the Spanish don't really get vegetarianism, there was always plenty for me to eat. The food was plentiful and well prepared although fellow veggies should realise that often soup is cooked with fish stock (you can tell if this is the case by the smell). The staff were very friendly and helpful, even when faced with gormless guests wondering about the dining room like 'farts in trances' as my dad would put it.
The rooms were small but more than adequate. We were on the top floor and had a great view of the town from our balcony. The beds were very comfortable although they only have one (thin) pillow; you can get an extra pillow from reception if you want one.
The outdoor area was lovely although because this area of Benidorm is full of tall buildings, it was in shade by the afternoon. There was live music in the bar every night with Jim Vives. I especially enjoyed his set with the girl on the congas; they were obviously having a great time! There was also a bingo evening which was good fun, especially for my goddaughter, who won! We also saw Flamenco dancers - they were amazing!
The animation team were very friendly and welcoming. We stayed over Christmas and had a great time, along with the Spanish and English pensioners, and the Belgian families. Many guests seemed to be regulars, so obviously they like the place too! It was like a big family Christmas!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2011

stayed her for a suprise birthday weekend , what a lovely hotel , very clean , we stayed on half board basis , food was ok , but when we go away we like to eat out most nights , as we found a gem ,just over the road , margys bar an grill , very cheap and the food comes out on a sizzling plate , all sky sports shown , and a very charming welcome from your host sue ,

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

Stayed at this establishment on a half-board basis during the half-marathon weekend ideal for the start/finish point, rooms had two double-beds in (one each - great!) with fantastic views from the balcony to the beach and the bays. Rooms do not have complimentary tea/coffee facilities but do have free toiletries and a digital freeview colour tv, adequate storage and clean towels provided daily. A safety deposit box is in the storage unit though at extra cost for the key from reception. The bed linen wasn't changed during our 4 nights stay there but the beds were remade daily and the room cleaned. Breakfasts and evening meals were plentiful and varied on a buffet basis you could help yourself to as much as you wanted. Some of the dishes were more for the spanish but you would expect that anyway and we like to try different cuisine. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and although most only spoke Spanish they were very patient and understanding with our limited vocabulary. The lifts took a while to respond so anyone one the higher floors need to be patient (we were on the 11th floor) but the views were outstanding. There is a pool/jacuzzi and small gym room on the lower ground floor and a bar and lounge/dancefloor and outside pools and seating. On the ground floor there is the restaurant and soft seating/reception and some casual table/chairs and a piano for anyone wanting to relax after a day out. Transfer coaches stop right outside though there are several steps to negotiate to the main entrance/reception area. There is also underground and open deck secured car parking. You can join in the daily dance activities and social events in the adjoining partner hotel if you wish. Overall a nice stay and would return and recommend.

Room Tip: If you are able rooms on the higher floors have much better views
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Good location. Everything in the hotel was clean & worked. Nothing too fancy - a good functional 3* hotel that has everything you need.

Staff were friendly - it was very busy at times especially in the dining room. The food was OK. I see from previous reviews some people didn't like it but I always found something good to eat - there was plenty of it too - as much as you wanted & a reasonable variety of dishes. I rather enjoyed the food. I found spring rolls and green beans a strange choice for breakfast but I just chose something else! Lots of choice. The coffee was good. I noticed the chefs & kitchen staff worked hard to feed lots of people coming & going as they pleased at different times. the food & catering are fine. You'll be OK!

The hotel did have a lot of Spanish people as guests but, being as it is in Spain I can't say I think this is a fair criticism!

It's priced right and my rating is based on what you get for the price - very good. The food is plentiful, good quality, good variety & plenty of it. Rooms were clean & tidy. The shower in the room was hot & powerful.

I would recommend this hotel. Enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: 6th floor in the Palace was OK. You'd get dramatic views higher up! Our room overlooked the pool...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2011

have just returned from this hotel, 22/11/11,my wife I and were very pleased with the hotel, but unfortunatly the food left a lot to be desired,i understand its more for the spanish people, but chips for breakfast! also green beans! my wife is coelic so she had to be extra careful, which left her with not many choices, had salads most days.dont go to this hotel if you need special diets.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Irvine, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Going back to the Poseidon on 17th Sept. for 7th or 8th time. My wife and I first stayed here along with three other couples about 12 yrs. ago. Yes,it does cater more for the Spanish guests but what would you expect when they make up about 85% of the clientele? However we have never experienced any feelings of being ignored or unhelpfulness, quite the contrary in fact. We have always found all the staff very pleasant and willing to help. If it weren't so we wouldn't keep going back!
What's so wrong about Spanish people being there? It is Spain after all! They are entitled to a holiday as well. If I wanted a holiday with wall to wall Brits then I would stay at home!.......... What am I saying! It's Benidorm we're talking about!
For the last six years we have taken our grandson with us. He is now 10 yrs old and loves this hotel,so much so, that when we say we are going to Benidorm he says,Only if we go to "oor" hotel! Even though he can't speak the language he has always managed to make friends with the other children and played with them daily for the time we were there. Language is no barrier to kids who want enjoy themselves!
The restaurant is buffet style with varied menu and I can't believe that people can't find something to their taste. Some nights, at least once a week, a carvery with freshly cooked legs of ham or roast pork. Always two types of soup and a range of sweets. As someone stated previously ample fresh fruit. Drinks are waiter service and orders are taken as soon as you have taken your seat, provided the place isn't extremely busy! Tip, dine early as the Spanish people tend to make dinner a social occassion and their mealtimes can last until the entertainment starts! Speaking of entertainment, I must agree that it is mainly Spanish orientated. They do like their culture! But the M.C. is always on hand to explain to "us foreigners" what is happening and what it's all about and before the "serious" stuff starts there is always at least an hour for the children such as kids disco or comic acts from the entertainment staff. Last time we were there they had a birds of prey exhibition. Yes, with live birds! The kids were fascinated. As were more than a few adults!
The hotel is in fact two hotels,the original Poseidon and the newer Palace, the upside being there are two large pools and two childrens' pools and plenty of sun loungers and if you can't get a lounger then that means that the pool area is full! There are sporting activities during the day such as pistol and rifle shooting and archery which the older kids are encouraged to take part in,supervised of course!
The hotel is situated at the bottom end of Levante beach close to, but not in, the old town if you want to ramble around authentic Spanish shops or tapas bars. Levante beach is five minutes walk and all the clubs and bars are 10 to 15 minutes walk depending on how fit you are! If that's too far you will find The Tower just around the corner with a variety of comedians and singers appearing nightly or if you prefer something a wee bit louder then try "Heartbreak" for live rock and blues afternoon and night or "Daytona" both of which are 5 mins. walk away at the beach.
Can't think of anything I dislike about Poseidon. Great location. every room with balcony, pleasant friendly staff,rooms cleaned daily,handy for the "Old Town" and at the quiter end of Levante beach resulting in no rowdies or discos. So you will get a good kip ready for the next day. Buenos Noches!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2011

I stayed with my husband and 2 year old son..no one spoke English but that didn't put us off we where in spain after all !! We were allocated a room within the Palace which is the taller of the two within the complex , the room had air con ( a must its 35 degrees at night ) twin beds.. TV (spanish chanels) a power shower and balcony which had sun all day..great when our son had a nap we could still sit out . The cleaners came round every day except sunday the hotel was immaculate..it was a thomsons hotel and won Gold awards. The dining room is very basic but clean sometimes you had to wait for a table but not for long. Fresh fruit, meat dishes, lots of salads, breads ,sauces, to choose from and deserts all very typically spanish..Paella and fish etc..there is always something to eat. The waiters were very efficient and attentive. 2 pool areas with lots of beds again spotless. " Hotel near the beach but away from the nightlife although all a short walk away ..lots of really nice spanish restaurants right outside the hotel and lovely little shops..if u want a relaxing holiday near the beach then stay here.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Poseidon Resort
Address: Calle del Esperanto 9, 03503 Benidorm, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Poseidon Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 466
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set 350 metres from Levante Beach in Benidorm and 300 metres from Benidorm commercial area. The Poseidon Complex*** comprises 2 neighbouring hotels, the Poseidon and Poseidon Palace united by an extensive garden and pools area. Modern, wel-equipped and tastefully decorated throughout, guests will dine in the restaurant of their particular building but otherwise are free to use all the facilities of both hotels.The Poseidon Complex*** has the following services:4 lifts in P.Palace - 14 floors, 3 lifts in Poseidon - 6 floors.2 Reception halls.24Hr. Receptions.WI-FI connection in public rooms and bedrooms for hire.Internet access for hire.Sun teraces.Sunloungers & parasols.2 Bars. 2 Lounges.Conference rooms.Summer only: Entertainment and dancing outside at the open-air stage.Winter only: Heated indoor pool (incl. Hydraulic seat for discaps) whirlpool and gym open 01.10 / 31.05 Each year.Activities:Table tennis.Pool table.Short mat bowls.Card.Playing facilities in lounge areas.Daily sports activities & evening entertainment programme.2 Freshwater swimming pools.The heated indoor pool is now equipped with 2 water jets also. ... more   less 
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