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Picasso Apartments
Ranked #95 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
Fraserburgh Scotland
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“We loved it and would recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed September 22, 2009

In a nutshell, it's a two star self catering hotel and with good basic food and friendly staff and a pool. If you go there and expect anything else then don't go! Yes, you have to take out your own rubbish, buy your own toilet roll and clean your own room if necessary and pay for your key deposit of £80 (which is returned at the end of your holiday) but all in all it's cheap (£40 per night for 4 people) and it gets even cheaper as they go into the low season in Benidorm.
Troos and her sister along with Rick and Lisa all contributed to make you feel very welcome, especially Rick with his lovely jugs of Sangria in the afternoon but don't expect to drink two jugs between two and manage to go out in the evening! We didn't manage!
It's central for the beach and the nightlife and on a reasonably quiet street not far from three good pubs nearby, the White Horse, malibu's and the triangle, great if you like loud middle of the road entertainment and reasonably cheap drink.
Food; Scottish and English breakfasts all day long with a varied mix of other dishes made to order from the menu, all substantial, well cooked and enjoyable.
Room; spotless on arrival, if you mess it up you clean it, towels and sheets not changed but presumably available at a price if required. BIG veranda all 36 facing south I think but didn't have my GPS to check not much of a view as the other bigger hotels were in front some of which blocked the sun during the day. Kitchen, well equipped with all the basic amenities, cooker, microwave toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer. Sitting room had a fold out double bed, table, coffee table, four chairs, pay per view TV (1 euro/ one hour) with very limited UK channels (but who wants to watch TV on holiday) loads of space and units to srore clothes etc. Bathroom with bath/shower, b-day, toilet and sink, plenty of boiling hot water as the hot tank was on in the bathroom all the time.
Pool; clean, two sections one, for the kids separated from the main, not built for Olympic swimmers but enough to cool you down after a session in the sun and adequate for floating around. Beds stacked and they ask you to put them back on the stack after use, well, it isn't that much of a hardship, is it? don't bother trying to get your towels out in the morning, they will be removed and besides, there are plenty and if you don't like it, go to the beach!
Handyman on hand most days, repair of anything immediately, by what I saw he keeps the place along with Troos in excellent shape and deals with problems immediately. Don't cross Troos (Dutch), she's been in the trade for many years and can deal with allsorts, so if you give her a big smile and a bag of Scottish tablet she's your friend for life. She has no qualms if you misbehave badly in calling the police or throwing you out, besides, you're there to enjoy youself not to spoil other peoples holidays.
Bar/restaurant; well stocked, big TV (all channels, same as in the sports bars) cheap, 2.5 euros for a can of Guinness, two for one most of the night on local spirits, good measures, chocolate in the fridge, sweets for the kids and spotlessly clean toilets.
Dear me, have I forgot anything? Oh, secure intercom door entry system, good locks on the room doors, two lifts and always a few parking spaces outside the hotel at night and don't throw your tabbies over the balcony, use the ashtrays provided in the room. Hope I haven't missed anything, enjoy you holiday, we did and would go back anytime.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

used this accomadation for last 4 years staff friendly rooms good size and balcony good size on leaving left few things behind which maidsreturned to us but left over 100 pounds in drawer which was not returned really dissapointed but will continue to use this acommadition was there fron 5th to 12 th room 3b

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2009

Great place to eat and sleep. This place had everything we needed relaxation, food and drink. It also had chocolate in the fridge and Rick made this best scottish breakfast. It also sold Irn Bru a winner for us. If your scottish you will love it. so will all no matter where your from.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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fife
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2009

Went to the picasso for a last minute holiday with my husband and son who is 15yrs old. After reading all the bad reports of these apartments, i was totally surprised to find that not only were they lovely and clean inside, they were equally well maintained. The staff were all wonderful especially the young man behind the bar, nothing was ever any problem for him especially when he was very busy. I would definatley consider going back to these apartments as they were central for all the entertainment. Once again i really enjoyed my stay and dont be put of by any bad reports.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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peterhead
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

We stayed here for 1 week thank goodness it was only 1 week. We have always stayed self catering and are not fussy people but you need to draw the line somwhere!! Firstly we ran out of toilet roll and on requesting more we were informed this is s/c and told we had to supply our own omg have you ever herd the likes of it. Then secondly we asked for clean towels on day 3 and was told the same this is s/c you only get 1 set !!! omg how on earth can you expect anyone 2 use the same towels for a wk. We asked if there was a laundry 2 wash them and no was the reply the woman was a real battle axe!!! We hand washed them but they were still dirty so day 4 we tried again and she told us we could get new ones if we paid for them which we did as we were just glad 2 get fresh ones. And the last thing was NO Air Con and it was about a million degrees we actually slept on the balcony and we noticed other people doing the same!!! The only good thing about this hotel was the location not far from the beach, nightlife etc .

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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cheshire
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Reviewed August 1, 2009

me and my friend stayed here for 1 week and found the staff very helpful they sorted our transfers out when we were leaving;the food was good and room was very clean;no we didn;t have our towels changed but we knew there was no maid service as i;d read it before we went we didn;t stay around hotel at night as we wanted to try different places plus there were not many people staying here so was nice we never stayed around pool of a day we liked the pool at another hotel which was big and plenty of sunbeds and hotel didn;t mind you using them would reccomend this hotel to anyone i will defo go back there maybe on my hen night lol

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank micky1967
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2009

Stayed for 2 wks in july big apts big balconys staff very friendy cheap nice food cheap drink, didnt hear much noise from apts hotel opposite was rowdy, small family run apts always got a sun bed no matter what time of day Rick (barman) played his band they were brill, 2 sisters and rest of staff were all friendly nice pool plaza pub downstairs in the cellar good entertainment for kids at 9pm 2 mins from apts 5 mins to beach and plenty pubs resturants piccadilly pub great friendly staff every one that stayed here when we did was friendly all the kids played together fine would recommend good self catering apts

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Picasso Apartments
Address: Calle Bruselas 4 | esq Calle Amsterdam s/n, 03503 Benidorm, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Benidorm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #95 of 191 Hotels in Benidorm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Picasso Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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