so me and my fellow work colleagues go away every year for a long weekend, in this case it was to be Benidorm. We had booked a package deal with travel republic at the start of the year and had originally booked a 4 star hotel on the beach. Travel republic emailed us a few days before our holiday to say that the hotel we were supposed to be staying at was overbooked and we had to stay at this one instead. So alarm bells rang and we were not happy at all, especially from some of the reviews on here regarding the hotel. We spoke to Travel Republic a few times to complain about this, and in the end we compromised as they offered up upgraded rooms in this hotel so we ended up reluctantly accepting their upgrade.
So we arrive at the hotel and first impressions were good, looked very clean, its a very big hotel, and they do well to maintain it to an excellent standard. Can I just comment now on this "Cardiac Hill" some reviewers have spoke about. This is total nonsense, it's a small hill and you have to be seriously unfit or have mobility issues to struggle with this hill, when we first read the reviews about "Cardiac Hill" we were disheartened before we even arrived, well look it is not steep at all and take 2 minutes to walk up. Seriously people get a grip!!
Anyways, Room was nice, if not a little cramped, I could imagine what the non upgraded rooms were like as ours were pretty small, and the double beds were pushed up next to each other, and you couldn't separate them so your basically sleeping with your room mate in a huge bed instead of two double beds. Room was clean, air con unit a bit out dated, bathroom quite small but clean so no complaints there.
Food is fine for a week, but they make the same things and lots of it is processed food, you would be bored of it after a week, but it was above average.
the hotel is mixed with both younger groups (stag, hen parties) and families. there are security guards at the front and make sure big groups behave themselves, but with large groups and free alcohol it is always going to be a bit rowdy. I would come to this hotel as a couple but not with kids as I found it too be an adult hotel and not a family hotel.
All round not a bad hotel especially for the price, if your a group looking to go to Benidorm then this hotel is fine and right next to all the bars and clubs.
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- Stag and Hens celebrations are not welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Magic Aqua Rock Gardens Hotel Benidorm
- Magic Rock Hotel Benidorm
- Magic Rock Benidorm
- Magic Tropicana Benidorm
- Magic Rock Gardens Benidorm