This is an honest review... We stayed at the hotel last Aug 13 for 10 nights and had a good time.
Rooms - Emailed the hotel in advance for a low floor and the request was met. cleaned everyday to a good standard. Fresh towels everyday if left on the floor.
Restaurant - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner were all brilliant, the range of food was excellent if you are not fussy, we always found something to eat, Fresh pizza and pasta station, salad bar, fresh meat cooked to your liking, fresh breads, sweets. Excellent. If you were looking for a snack in between the times allocated you had to go into the restaurant and make up what you wanted and take it back to the pool, very difficult if you are having to try and carry 4 plastic plates of food!
Pool - The pool area is very impressive with a kids pool with two slides and then 2 other large lagoon style pools, they were fantastic and never seen our oldest son from the minute we went down to the pool until we left to go back up at night! You can hire pool towels for the duration of your stay from reception for I think a fee of 10euros ( one off payment) take your towels back each night and collect fresh ones. Great idea. Now for the only gripe! If like me you always clean up after yourself when leaving the pool area, put all your rubbish in the bin. This is not always the case with some people! We were coming back down in the morning to find that the same rubbish was still in the same place at night along with any juice that had been spilled and left. I felt that with this being a 4* hotel there would have been someone there are night to clean the pool area hosing it down! The only other thing was the reservation of towels! Here is a good tip if you are travelling in the summer holidays , take your pool towels down before you go to your bed, this will save you having to set your alarm to get up at the crack of dawn with everyone else to reserve a bed! Plus my husband got a bad ear infection which he got from the pool water, the good thing was there was a health centre two streets down from the hotel, all we needed was our E11 cards and passports and it was free, only paid for the prescription which helped straight away.
All Inclusive - We were a family of 4 traveling and you were only allowed 2 drinks per person which would mean 2 trips each time to the bar at the pool area! and yes this included ice lollies and ice creams, I feel this has to be addressed with the management and it is very annoying when you have already paid All Inclusive in advance, second thing is the alcoholic drinks are not the same strength or are watered down. We got a shot of vodka as a test and I managed to drink it straight without the burning throat might I add, something not quite right!
Entertainment/Kids Club - Good entertainment throughout the day and the guys done great. My oldest son only joined in a couple of times with the kids water polo but to be honest the majority of the children were all spanish and he felt left out so he never played again, it never stopped him meeting friends. The evening entertainment is very much Spanish orientated, the kids disco doesnt start until 10pm which I felt was a bit late especially if you have been up early in the morning.
Location - Good location, we found some great bars just outside the hotel across the road and up to the left where there was a kids entertainer on from 6.30 - 8.30 each night. 10 mins from the beach and not far from the waterpark.
Overall - Would I return to this hotel? Maybe, would I return to Benidorm yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melia Hotels International present Melia Benidorm. Located in the Rincón de Loix and at 900 meters from Levante Beach, 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