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“our holiday at the el faro” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Apartamentos El Faro

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Apartamentos El Faro
Ranked #162 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
yorkshire
1 review
“our holiday at the el faro”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2007

well, the only good thing is that the beach is only accross the road, we never hardly got any clean towels, some people never even got them at all! the bar is very expensive its around 90p for a packet of crisps, the staff are ok just look out for maggie who is very rude!
The local restaurants are very nice but they are very expensive on the seafront and will try to over charge you. but the night lfe is for the older generation but the new and old time are only a bus ride away and is 1 euro.
the rooms in the hotel are very basic and has very nice views on a night time, i would never go back but its ideal if you want a really quiet holiday with just the beach and the pool.
love chris and claire x

Stayed August 2007
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2006

I have recently visited the El Faro apartments with 3 friends. From the price we paid, I was not expecting a high standard of accomodation, and I was right not to.

On arrival we were told by the helpful Spanish receptionist that our room was not yet ready, and that we would have to wait 2 hours before we could get settled in. This was disappointing, especially when we were allocated a tiny room with a transparent door in which to get changed and leave our luggage.

Having settled in, I was satisfied with the size of the apartment, but although I was not expecting maid service, a change of linen and towels mid week would have been very much appreciated. Having spoke to other guests, they all agreed.

However, overall I enjoyed the stay and the location was good. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, apart from Maggie, whom I was expecting from reading other reviews to be a great person, but actually was not!

To sum up I would say that you most definatley get what you pay for!

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  • Disliked — lack of cleanliness
  • Tips/Secrets — you get what you pay for
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2006

Just returned from the El Faro Apartments after a three night break for my hen weekend. Wasnt to sure what we were going to as we had only paid £31 each for a three night break and to be honest I was surprised how nice they were, I found the apartments clean and basic everything you would expect from Self Catering accommodation. The pool was nice but wasnt too big, never went round the pool as the beach was right on the door step.

The only disappointment was the rude scottish receptionist, she just wasnt helpful, we had no gas on our hob so I went to reception to report it and she told me I was oblivously doing something wrong and to go back upstairs and do it again!!

Apart from that it was great and I would defintely stay there again!!

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2006

Me and my mum went to Benidorm for a Mother's day break. Stayed at El Faro for 3 nights and it wasn't too bad at all. A little basic, but it's cheap. What exactly do you do in your hotel? Get dressed/undressed, shower, occasionally eat and sleep. We were placed on the first floor as we requested a lower floor, this was a little too low because we were able to hear everyone coming into the hotel in the early hours of the morning. Staff were friendly enough. Cleaning of your room was up to the guest to keep clean...Towels changed every three days, bedding done every week, which I don't see as a problem. Bar in the hotel is open 24 hours so you can drink all night if you wish. Close to the beach, could see it from our room. Pool was clean and of a reasonable size. Downside is it's a fair walk to lively part of Benidorm but about 6 euros in a cab. Food is very cheap in Benidorm....the beach near the hotel is lovely, not overcrowded.
I would go to this hotel again for a weekend break again. Wouldn't go with the kids for a fortnight holiday though, very little entertainment. We went when in a not so busy time of the year, so entertainment might be different in high season.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Hull, /east Yorkshire
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2006

Just returned from a 4 day short break in El Faro. The apartments were better than expected, very clean and the staff were efficient and friendly. Only 50 mtrs from the lovely beach and close to local bars/shops, Bus / taxi ride into town but that no problem as Maggie supplies taxie's on demand, any time day or night, nothing is too much trouble. Will definately be returning as they are very good value for money

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2006

Unfriendly person at reception/bar area, working every day. Placed very high up in apartments with 2 young children. Not suitable for people with young families. Apartments very basic. Family entertainment was zero, not much entertainment either.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2005

The apartments are basic but clean, enough space for 4 people. Water was always hot for showers or bath. Excellent view from balcony, only a couple minutes walk from beach. Nice pool and shady areas on the grass if there was not enough parasols. There was entertainment at the hotel a couple of nights a week. Great place was ginger nuts we went there every morning for breakfast. Smugglers Rest also had a good varied menu. This hotel is near to la cala, so quite a distance to the main town, but the buses are very frequent and taxis are cheap. The beach in front of the hotel is superb and unlike levante beach it never seemed to be too busy.Would certainly visit again.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Apartamentos El Faro
Address: Calle Vigo 6 y Avenida Santander 10, 03502 Benidorm, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #162 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Apartamentos El Faro 1*
Number of rooms: 61
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