We booked the AI holiday quite last minute and chose this hotel on the strength of the reviews. We were very pleased with our choice overall. Firstly the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the main strip, you can safely get into the old town without being harassed on route and if you choose to go into the bright lights then it feels both safe and short enough to walk back. The hotel is adult only and is true to its word in that they wont even allow families with children to have a drink in the outside lounge area, I have nothing against children but was very grateful of the peace and quiet without getting splashed in the pool or tripping over a child in the dining room.
The food itself was pleasant and plentiful, there was fresh fruit (not chopped up to go brown but with skins on), a choice of yoghurts, cereals, pastries, continental and full english for breakfasts, one day there were pancakes which went down a treat! Lunch and Dinner were on a similar vein, freshly cooked meat, veal, pork, chicken or fish usually. There was usually a paella option, pasta, a full fresh range of salad, breads and on some nights some fajita or kebab mix. Desserts were great too, there was a house cake every night (the one with the marshmallow creme topping is fab!) ice cream, some sort of egg custard and other little treats such as coconut macaroons.
The staff in the restaurant were fantastic, friendly and really went the extra mile (one girl who didnt wear a name badge was especially good) and the bar staff were brilliant too. You got your own drinks during the day and then at night you were waited on.
The rooms were clean and modern and usually the balcony caught the sun at some point in the day, the floors are covered in carpet too so the rooms stay fairly quiet at night.
Reception staff were great, helpful, attentive and with good english, again Racquel was especially helpful.
To finish just a couple of little niggles, both the lifts and the room doors required a card key. On a number of occasions the card key packed up working and needed to be reprogrammed, not sure why it happened but it was inconvenient more that anything else. Also on a slightly more serious note, after the room was cleaned the window had been left open. These windows would easily fit a body through and we closed them before we left the room in the morning. Rooms come with a safety deposit box and we were high up but i felt it was wrong for the cleaning staff to leave the room unsecured in this way (just a suggestion for future reference). Lastly in reference to a recent review, the internet worked on the 9th floor but it falls out and requires you to re-login every time you use it. If you select the tick box "Keep me signed in" and type into address bar "Login" then it should bring a Login Success page after you do it for the first time, then you just press login and so long as you are kept signed in you wont need to put the code in after the first time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently situated in the centre of Benidorm the modern Hotel RH Royal provides all the peace & quiet of a comfortable, hospitable hotel which is exclusively designed for adults. The Hotel RH Royal offers its guests a peaceful atmosphere and personalised service. Spacious exterior-facing rooms with large balconies all equipped with a 33'' led HD TV, hair dryer, free Wi-fi & mini bar. Restaurant-buffet serving a wide range of International & Mediterranean cuisine. Modern & comfortable lounge bar/salon to relax whilst enjoying your favourite drink. There is also an Internet corner located in the bar area. Spacious pool area with sun beds to take in the sun and relax, solarium and outdoor jacuzzi (from May). In the terrace area you can make the most of the night time shows, dances and entertainment during the summer months and to stay in shape during you holiday: Free sauna & Gymnasium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Benidorm