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Parador de Benicarlo
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Benicarlo
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“Genuine Spanish holiday town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

The Parador of Benicarlo is an excellent hotel. Comfortable rooms, most with excellent views of the sea and the beach. Excellent restaurant used by locals for special occasions - Sunday lunch, etc. Friendly staff and good service. Good restaurants and bars nearby. A pleasant small beach. A working fishing port and a pleasure marina. Wonderful climate in this part of Spain. We have visited three times, sometime en route to elsewhere. The last times we stayed 12 days and would have liked to have stayed longer. A modern style hotel with nice gardens and a pool in season.

Room Tip: If you want the best views you have to walk a long way to the end of corridors nearer the sea
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Benahavis, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

This is yet another excellent Parador, with excellent service and superb location. The room was quite large and well appointed (but near the end of a very long corridor). The restaurant, however, turned out to be rather disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

The building is nothing to look at from outside and there are areas within that probably need some renovation however I still want to reccomend this parador.
Benicarlo is a very spanish resort, a working fishing port and a small sandy beach. The Parador is next to the sea overlooking the beach. It is a lovely quiet hotel, the rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Ours had a balcony with a view across the lovely central garden to the sea beyond. The food was excellent. Breakfast with the usual extensive choice and a very good buffet for the evening meal. Plenty of space to relax in the garden and close to walk into the center of town.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

We stayed here as my mum lives in Benicarlo and she suggested this was the best hotel in town. The building is not much to look at from the outside but the grounds and pool are beautiful and it is right on the beach. The room was spacious with everything we needed with a lovely balcony. We didn't eat here but the drinks were very reasonably priced. Benicarlo is very authentic with some good bars and restaurants - just like all the resorts we know and love used to be before the Brits and Germans moved in en masse! Peniscola is a pretty town with a large castle and a better beach and only 10 minutes drive away. We would definately stay at this parador again

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

We stayed at this lovely Parador for six nights at the start of our holiday in Spain. Our room had a sea view and also looked out across the pool and well kept grounds. The room was spacious, very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The breakfast was excellent with a very wide choice, including fresh fruit and pastries. We enjoyed being able to sit outside over a leisurely breakfast – a great start to the day! Benecarlo is a very Spanish town with a small beach and is great if you want to soak up the Spanish atmosphere

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

The Parador is well up to the high standards you would expect. Unusally the dinner menu includes an excellent buffet where you can have much (or as little) as you want. Very tempting with the high quality fresh seafood on offer. There's a good pool but the beach just outside the Parador grounds is nothing to write home about which probably explains why we seemed to be the only non-Spanish guests there. Hoowever, a short walk away there is a sandy, albeit crowded, beach.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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102 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2011

Location: right in front of the sea and surrounded by gardens. However, there is not much to do in Benicarló, and, in fact, it is not a "pretty" place. Much nicer is Peñíscola, which is around a 10 minute drive from the Parador. The beaches next to the Parador are only about ok...better go to those located in the Natural Park of Serra d'Irta (next to Peñíscola), where you can find small and secluded beaches (although the road is not the best, it is absolutely worth it).

Installations: it has very "beachy" feel. The installations were refurbished in 2003 (I think), and therefore they have a good feel. However, they are not very fancy.

Rooms: big and with a nice terrace. They are decorated in the typical "Parador" style.

Staff: friendly staff at the front desk. On the other hand, the staff is terrible and very bad at the Cafeteria and the Restaurant. I was very close to file a complaint because of the staff at the restaurant.

Breakfast and dinner: breakfast was excellent, as well as the buffet dinner.

Pool: we did not use it, as we prefer going to the beach, but it looked good.

Internet access: apparently, the computer was expected to "arrive soon", and therefore there was no computer with internet access for guests while we were there (however, I think there is free wifi).

Conclusion: I would not go to Benicarló to see the city (it is quite ugly), but to explore the closeby Peñíscola. Therefore, I think if I am back in the area, I would stay again at the Parador.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Parador de Benicarlo
Address: Avenida Papa Luna 5, 12580 Benicarlo, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Castellon > Benicarlo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Benicarlo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Benicarlo 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The splendid Costa del Azahar gives refuge to the monumental garden of the Parador, located but 30 metres away from the sea. The inner living rooms contain classical contemporary furniture, inserted in a uniform architecture. ... more   less 
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