This was our third visit to the hotel. It has been more than five years since we last visited Benidorm and this hotel. For us it is still one of the best situated, (just off the main street, the Avenue Mediterranean). The hotel was built about ten years ago. It is still fresh and clean looking. There are 20 floors. The high floors give lovely views of the beaches and town Now the hotel is very popular with Belgium visitors and Spanish people. A nice mix. (There is a Belgium cafe less than 5 minutes from the hotel. Selling lovely bread pudding and apple cake, very good value) There are some Brits. in the hotel, who like it so much they visit several times a year. There is some nightime entertainment in the hotel.
Spain is having even worse difficulties than us in UK. Problem is it seems to affect some of the staff's attitudes. We were booked in as if we were an inconvenience. The lady carried on a conversation with a man, our side of the counter, as if we were not there. A question we had about our room was brushed aside. I noticed this attitude in some other establishments.
The old town is about five minutes away and the new town 10 to 15 minutes. This suited us, not using the night time entertainment much, . In fact, for us, that is one of the problems about Benidorm for older people. Everything starts late. Though walking along the clean beautiful front is worth the price of the holiday in itself. Every day there are many hoilday makers walking up and down the striking front.of beach area. But Benidorm is such is such a night time place. Ten years ago along the front there were little cafes and bars with small orchestras for older people to enjoy during the day. There was even one bar that used to have a Frenchman playing the accordion. Now its mostly recorded music with a few exceptions. . I know many people go to Benidorm for the fantastic night time entertainments but not everyone in February wants to stay up all night.
There are some problems with some non Spanish squatters in the new town area. So take care. The local English papers gave alarming information about this
Will we go back again -definitely!
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