I stayed here on a B & B basis for one night only in June 2011.
The lobby area was impressively decorated with lots of plants. The reception staff was pleasant and efficient for both the check in and out process. The hotel was not far from the beach (about 10 minutes on foot) but quite a distance from the old town.
I had a room on the high floor, with a balcony and pool view. It was a nice size room, with the usual facility. There was no wifi though. The bed was large and comfortable and the air-conditioning was working well. The bathroom was clean and tidy but a bit dated. There was a coffee table with a comfy chair. However, there was no basic stationery (e.g. papers and envelopes).
Having not been to Benidorm, I had a shock when I went down to the restaurant for breakfast. It was heaving with dinners, obviously holiday makers (I was there on business). There was an empty area but I was told that it wasn't to be used (why ?). I was then seated in the rather crowded area instead. The buffet spread was huge but of low quality. They served instant coffee and watered down juices. The usual cold & hot items were available. They even had some spanish breakfast items on offer. I had some churros with chocalate sauce. Unfortunately I only managed one mouthful as it was hard and soaked in oil ! Very poor indeed.
There was a huge pool (from what I can see from my balcony) but I cannot comment further as I didn't use it.
In summary, this probably is a good hotel if you're looking for 'sun, sea, and sand' holiday but it really is not my type.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Rincón de Loix and at 900 meters from Levante Beach, Meliá Benidorm is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers, thanks to the extensive and comfortable facilities and its superior quality services. The rooms (526) with views to the spectacular lagoon pool with waterfalls and the magnificent gardens of the hotel with tropical vegetation. Decorated with stylish design in Mediterranean colors, equipped with 2 single beds (twin), LCD 32 'TV', hot / cold, functional workspace with Internet access (Wi-Fi) and socket for laptop, AACC, sofa bed, safe, minibar (*), bathroom and terrace (chairs / table). Enjoy the indoor heated pool, full gym, sauna and two whirlpools, and a full and varied program of day and evening activities. Playground, spacious dining areas. 10 meeting rooms and banquet facilities (*), parking exclusively for our customers (*), taxi and bus stop in front of the Hotel, amongst other sensational services. (*) With charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Benidorm Hotel Benidorm
- Sol Melia Benidorm
- Melia Hotel Benidorm
- Benidorm Sol Melia
- Hotel Melia Benidorm