My wife and i are both in our late 50's, and have stayed in Benidorm before but never at the Helios. On arrival we were greeted politely at reception and booked in no problems.
Our room was on the 4th floor. There are two lifts. Our room was air conditioned (May onwards) and had hot blown air heating. It was very clean and had a nice bathroom & shower, toilet & bidet. Ample clean towels were provided. It had twin beds (very comfortable) and plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space. Large double glazed patio doors led onto a balcony with patio chairs and table (also small drying line). If you like a cuppa in your room
you will need to bring your own kettle etc.
We were on full board basis and must say that the buffett style restaurant was brilliant. You are allocated a numbered table which remains yours for the whole of your stay. The food was absolutely great, with something for everyone. Breakfast starts at 0800 and goes on to 0945. Cereals, fruit, croissants, rolls pastries toast marmalades, jam, honey, fruit juice, fried runny eggs, bacon, beans chips, ham, hardboiled eggs cheeses, tea coffee, all freshly cooked and tasty. Lunch was excellent & dinner was superb with great variety of starters, main meals inc meat fish, salads etc all very tasty and well cooked.
Drinks waiter was quick & efficient.
With superb comfortable large reception area, excellent large and comfortable bar area, Outside covered (sliding roof) swimming pool with tables and chairs and loungers and a smaller childrens pool + small equipped playground.
Ther is a main bus stop right outside and a taxi rank.
The large market is 3-4mins easy walk (Sun & Wed) and the main entertainment areas are within 5 min walk. The superb beach is about a 10 min casual stroll away. Plenty of shops all around you. We travel a lot and have stayed in some of the best (& worst ) hotels in the world and the Helios is the best 3* we have ever stayed in ! Can only think of a few negatives, Wine in the restaurant is expensive - avoid, (bottle of water is 1.3 euro) and you do get some noise in the rooms from inconsiderate guests ! Best rooms have a pool view where you get the sunshine on the balcony from midday onwards. English guests were in the minority to Spanish & Belgium. If you are 40+ and have never been to Benidorm before, consider going mid October til Mid May to avoid the noisy and unruly English Lager louts. Lastly the entertainment in Benidorm is legendary, free and right on your doorstep. Avoid the comedians unless you are very broadminded. Although some families took their children in these clubs we would definately not reccomend this because content and language was certainly for adult ears only.
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