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Hotel Cimbel
Ranked #53 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
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1 review
“food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

stayed in this hotel for two days this week b&b location was amazing but food was a total let down didnt even go for breakfast on 2nd day all spanish hotel if you go there make sure you bring enough money to feed yourself outside of the hotel

Room Tip: sea front is best and expensive this hotel aint cheap
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank roisinblonde
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wiltshire, UK
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is located in the perfect position on the Levante beach. Right on the beach on the Promenade. The beach is gorgeous and the sand is soft and clean. Its easy to get around Benidorm from here. We arrived from Alicante airport by bus which runs every hour on the hour and stops in Ave. Europa (when you arrive at airport go UP to the 2nd floor and walk to far end of building to the bus stop). The walk to the bus stop from the hotel is approximately 150meters, the 45 minute transfer cost just over 9 euros each way.
The hotel pool is lovely. There are plenty of sun beds and seating around the pool. You can access the promenade from the terrace. There is dancing in the evening. Pool service for drinks and snacks. Most rooms face the sea-front (ours had a side view and it was perfectly acceptable). The promenade is very busy at night but this hotel is quiet. No late night disturbance from party goers (unlike the Adult only Sol hotel a few doors down, which is right next to a noisy bar which is playing loud music from lunchtime onwards). For those of you who do want to party, the noisiest bars are within walking distance in the opposite direction of the main centre.
Breakfast in this hotel was adequate. Plenty of choice, buffet style. Not the best, but certainly not the worst I've ever had. The lifts are very slow - I walked up to the 8th floor one morning, it wasn't too bad if you want to keep fit. My girlfriends and I had a triple room and we were probably some of the youngest here (mid forties age group). Lots of retired people and the evening entertainment (dancing around the pool) reflects that. However, it is very nice, the music is mellow and made for a nice evening. All in all, I can't really fault this hotel, just be prepared to wait for the lift at busy times. One word about the food in Benidorm, its cheap and there is lots of junk food (seemingly aimed at the English market) I found it hard to find a good salad or anything truly healthy. Most of the menus feature pizza, chicken & chips, pie & chips, and italian food and toasted sandwiches. For those who want to party - go to Tiki City and Tiki Beach bars within walking distance from the hotel for excellent music from lunchtime til very late (drinks fairly priced too)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Marcine
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Customer.

We want to thank you for your comment..

We hope that the next time you visit us enjoy both the holidays how in his last visit.

Best regards.
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Carlisle
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We have just got back from this hotel yesterday after staying for a week. The hotel was lovely
With a balcony over looking the sea, however the food was awful unless you love fish and I don't mean cod or haddock, some of the fish I had never heard of!!! Silver service food off the menu and a choice of only 3 on each course, usually fish or cold soup. Drinks were very expensive, as we were full board it cost us a fortune. At the end of the day this hotel caters for Spanish and us being English May we'll have been invisible because we got totally ignored. We have stayed in Benidorm for the last 10 years in all inclusive but thought we would try something more upmarket, never again would we stay in this hotel. We could have died of starvation or dehydration had we not went out to eat and drink. Could not wait to get home!!!!!!!! Sharron And Gary

Room Tip: Don't stay on high rooms if the lift wasn't broke the Spanish pushed you out the way to get...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Sharron A
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
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best regards.
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

The hotel was excellent, obviously location is the key ! "Primea Lina " as it says on the web site.

Its very Spanish, but good 4 star (European holiday 4 star ) and breakfast was good ( assuming you don't like English breakfast but prefer a healthier option)

I would stay there for a year if I could.

Room Tip: You must get a balcony facing the sea. some side views exist !
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gary D
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Customer.

We want to thank you for your comment..

We hope that the next time you visit us enjoy both the holidays how in his last visit.

Best regards.
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Granada, Spain
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

WE spent 2 nights here and were very pleased overall, right in front of levante beach and as the pool was at the front , you could sit/lie looking at the sea without getting sand between your toes!

Breakfast was the usual Benidorm scramble , there were no clean tables to sit at but there was a reasonable choice including hot food if you like spanish bacon, thin and curled up.

Rooms were clean and well appointed although we were disappointed that we got a side room , yes it was sea view but only when you were on the balcony.

lovely clean swimmingpool and jacuzzi and in september there were plenty of sunbeds to go around, no sign of the need for certain tourists doing their famed 'towel on the sunbed before breakfast trick'.
Poolside drinks were waiter service and , we thought, reasonably priced.
would go again.

Room Tip: If you want a front room, beware ' sea view' as it might be a side view!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank theonlyladyinred
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Customer.

We want to thank you for your comment..

We hope that the next time you visit us enjoy both the holidays how in his last visit.

Best regards.
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

this is a lovely hotel,well situated, rooms clean and tidy but is spoiled by food in buffet at lunch time may be better if people could read what was for eating by labelling hot food trays also to charge hotel customers double the price for some drinks at the evening dancing at pool side so locals can use hotel pool side for dancing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ian S
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear guest,

We appreciate that you have published, and shared, on TripAdvisor, your opinions about your stay at Cimbel Hotel. It is always great to hear such a glowing report from our visitors.

Thank you for all your complimentary comments about our hotel.

We kindly inform you, we take note of your remarks about the labels in the food and , drinks at the evening dancing , we will increase our supervision on this.

Hoping that, in case you decide to come to Benidorm again, you give us the opportunity to be your hosts.

Thank you for all your lovely comments and we look forward to your visit the next time. Receive best regards.
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stopped here for a few days in May 2013, and both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the Hotel..it is the ideal position ..on the beach front in the middle of Levante beach far enough away from the "noisy areas of Benidorm..

Our room had the sea view, was clean and well furnished ..again very quite, at night all that could be heard was the waves !!

The breakfast was good quality, the pool was small but in a nice position overlooking the beach..

To sum up .. Great location , good hotel..would stay here again

Room Tip: Get a sea view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lomoto
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Miguel Angel I, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Cimbel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Customer.

We want to thank you for your comment..

We hope that the next time you visit us enjoy both the holidays how in his last visit.

Best regards.
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Property: Hotel Cimbel
Address: Avenida Europa 1 | Playa de Levante, 03503 Benidorm, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Benidorm
#29 Luxury Hotel in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Cimbel 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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