Good hotel at a budget price.
My wife and I recently got back from four nights at the Mont Park in Benidorm. We paid £250.00 each for flights, transfers, and four nights at the Mont Park on a half board basis. We stayed on the last bank holiday weekend in May. We were looking to book on a self catering basis but half board was coming up at the same price! It was still the cheapest hotel on the websites we were looking at so thought we would just risk it as previous reviews were generally positive on tripadvisor.We were expecting a good hotel but on a budget price and the hotel easily gives you value for your money.
Firstly, location of the hotel is very good. Levante beach is literally round the corner. Down the road and look left and the beautiful beach and promenade are in front of you. Although the hotel is at the end of the Levante Beach, it makes a good starting point for exploration! There is a Burger King, Mcdonalds and Subway at the bottom of the road. These were great although only the subway stays open all hours. The other two close at around midnight. There is also a pharmacy at the bottom of the road and a whole lot of shops and small restaurants.
The hotel itself is about half way up what is commonly known as “Cardiac Hill”. The road is not particularly steep and only those with walking difficulties will find it difficult but honestly, there is nothing for anyone to worry about. There is another hotel at the very top of the “hill” and we say many people pulling their suitcases to the very top to their hotel. As others have said, there is a pub a little way up for those who need the break!
The hotel looks quite modern and well kept as you approach the main entrance. There is a small garden to the left and the swimming pool to the right. Both sides were always clean and well inviting. The hotel pool has a friendly atmosphere around it and there is a bar behind it in the hotel with a seating area and flatscreen tv showing sport. There were plenty sunbeds and no shortage whilst we were there. We are beach lovers however so always went out to hit the beach.
Checking in was easy and we were in our room in minutes. The man behind reception greeted us with a smile, gave us some good information regarding the hotel and half board package, keycard to the room and safety deposit key. He asked if we needed help with our luggage but we were travelling light
Our room was basic and clean – see the pictures. We knew what to expect but it still surprises you a little when walking in. The walls are orange, the doors to the cupboards are orange, the floor is grey tiling, it looks like a room from the sixties! But, it is clean and the beds were comfortable. The beds were twin beds separated by a small unit fixed to the wall. We moved the beds together thereby making the room seem larger – the cleaning ladies didn’t seem to mind as they left the beds as they were for the duration of our stay. They cleaned the room daily, around 3pm, and provided fresh towels and loo roll each day. There was plenty of cupboard space for us for a few days stay and there is a very heavy metal looking safe in the cupboard. You will not be able to store a laptop in it – it was barely large enough to hold our passports, mobiles and a few small bits and bobs. The lock to the door to the balcony was not working upon arrival but a phone call got it sorted in a jiffy. There was only one spare power point in the room and it wasn’t working! Rather than report that as well, we just pulled out the tv and used that power point instead. We didn’t watch the tv at all. You get a good sized balcony – its definitely worth asking for a pool view as this also faces the sea. Although its to a side, you get great views of the sunrise and at night, the lovely lit promenade. Also, you can leave your room key and safe key with reception whenever you go out of the hotel.
The bathroom was a surprise – although small, perfectly usable and functional. There is a good hairdryer hanging on the wall to boot. You get a full bath and shower which is always a bonus. Look out for the all in one handwash/shower gel and shampoo. Its industrial strength! You will know what I mean when you try it! The main public areas such as reception, bar area have been refurbished and if the rooms also get a refurb, then this will definitely be a good hotel.
I didn’t think much of the restaurant. I found it too basic and didn’t find there was much choice at all. This is just me being too fussy. I can’t really complain at the price we paid but I would definitely be disappointed had we paid more. The room was quite small and cramped with many tables squeezed in, the food didn’t look appetising to me and there just wasn’t any choice. The juices were really bad – I wasn’t expecting fresh juice but the ones coming out of the machines they had were particularly sour. Needless to say, we only ate breakfast once and didn’t bother eating at all in the restaurant in the evenings. We did however discover some nice restaurants!
As far as breakfast was concerned, my favourite place was the wetherspoon where we had really good breakfasts with cider! There are many places on the promenade to get food – just walk into whatever takes your fancy!
Levante Beach is lovely, soft brown sand. Its very clean and there are no stones or other debris. There were many jellyfish in the water when we were there. We saw many people pulling them out of the sea with their spades! Be careful!
We loved the Benidorm nightlife too. We went to the beachfront bars and also the main square. We even saw some of the cabaret shows – its very similar to the tv series – Benidorm. We loved it! Our favourite club was Beachcomber. This was our first trip to Benidorm and certainly wont be our last. I can’t believe we never visited before. Its cheap, has a great beach, a mad choice of hotels and restaurants/bars and is only two and a half hours away.
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- Also Known As:
- Mont Park Hotel Benidorm
- Mont Park Benidorm