Travel Blogs from Benidorm
... water lucky enough ! We had a great lunch and than attacked the gorgeous swimming pool of this beautiful house they had rented from an old friend. After a good swim M & N went for a little siesta of an hour while we stayed around the pool chilling. When they came back it was time for the famous "aperó" and we had fun slowly preparing while eating and drinking more food for dinner. Sitting at the ...
... and locals and set our towels down ready to soak up more sun, with a promise of a quick dip in the sea. I, unfortunately wasn't quite liberal enough with the suntan lotion and burnt a little across my stomach, arms and back. I decided, after much deliberation to get in the sea which turned out to be a little chilly, ...
... restaurant. Upon heading out to said restaurant we quickly discovered that it was actually closed much to the confusion and bemusement of the group. Suddenly rather randomly a welshman driving a black bmw pulled up beside us and directed us to a spanish restaurant he highly recommended, hidden, just across the street. We took his advice and proceeded to this place and sat down to be served by a ...
... straight after work to stay at a TravelLodge to catch the early flight the next morning (requiring a 3:40am wakeup call) after the stay and a short hop to the terminal we met up with the rest of the family and caught the flight direct into Alicante airport. Once there we waited a while for luggage and met up with other members of the party, Tash's dad's friend Des was already waiting at the airport cafe, joined a ...
... up and joined four English tourists and our Spanish guide in an inflatable dinghy. The guide seemed to want to either give us an adventure ride or scare the pants of us by zooming along until we were seemingly about to crash into the rocks ahead and brake at the last minute. We got used to it after a while. We went to three different spots. The first was a cave which was rather dark and cold but pretty cool to explored. My snorkelling mask wasn´t really working ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
More great choices in Benidorm
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Benidorm
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Avenida Benidorm
Nos alojamos en el Avenida del 11/10/05 al 18/10/05. Nos recomendaron este hotel y tengo que decir que me sentí impresionado al llegar, muy impresionado por el personal y la limpieza del hotel, pero el bar de la piscina nunca estaba abierto, así que, si quería una bebida, había que bajar seis plantas hasta el bar principal. El bar principal era el mejor que he visto, con asientos cómodos y no demasiado caro. Mi principal queja sería el comedor, que no era ni de lejos lo suficientemente grande; teníamos que hacer cola para tener mesa y, después, volver a hacer cola para comer. Creemos que no es aceptable para un hotel de cuatro estrellas. La comida era buena, pero no había la variedad suficiente. Estábamos en la primera planta, con vistas a la carretera, y podía llegar a ser muy ruidosa, especialmente los fines de semana (viernes y sábado).
Just returned a few hours ago from our 1 week stay at the hotel, so all views fresh on our minds. Overall a great location for enjoying the "Non Blackpool" element that "Spanish" Benidorm has to offer. The hotel is very clean, the food is as bland as you will find, my advice is go for B&B, Not half board/Bored ! The local Tapas Bars in the vacinity are too good to miss, simply tremendous. The food in the hotel is of similar standard to ok/good works canteen food, dont be thinking it is Four Star Hotel food, because it is'nt. To be fair our holiday cost £365 each, [inc] Flights and Half Board, so good value for money, but not 4 star food. Hence my previous advice.
A GOOD HOTEL
It would be hard to find fault with this hotel.
Due to its location, street noises are noticible in the early hours. The plus side is that it is central to both beaches, the old town, the bus station, and a 4 euro taxi ride back from the clubs at 2am.
Like all hotels is Spain, there is a no smoking policy in force
we stayed at the avenida from 11/10/05 to 18/10/05, this hotel was recomended to us and I must say was very impressed on arrival, very impressed with the staff and clenliness of the hotel, but the pool bar was never open so if you wanted a drink you had to come down six floors to the main bar. The main bar was the best I have seen lovely comfy seating and not overpriced. My main complaint would be the dineing room which was nowhere big enough, we had to queue for tables then queue again for meals, we didnt think this was acceptable in a four star hotel. Food was good but not enough selection.We were on the first floor overlooking the road and could be very noisy especially at the weekends(fri-sat).
We have just returned from a week in Benidorm where we stayed in the Avenida Apartments.
On arrival at the Avenida apartments at 2am totally shattered the staff were very friendly the reception guy Paco was a nice man and helpful. When we got into our room we couldnt believe the size of it. 1 bed apartment you could swing a lion in it. seperate kitchen spotless. 1 problem the patio doors were left open and we had a vistor as Paco called him COCKAROACHIA. It freaked me out completely but it was sorted straight away and we got on with our holiday. You go aross the little road for the facilaties of the Avenida hotel roof top pool and juccuzi was fab veiws of beach and sea off the roof top terrace amazing and very close to beach too.
This hotel is owned by the Ona Sol chain of hotels in Benidorm.
A good base for the old town
31/03/2005 went on last minute deal '7nights] hotel very clean .staff helpful,has rooftop pool /gym[allfree]over looks sea one block back.can be noisy as set in main streets [corner block]food very varied drinks average price only main faults .cleaning staff have room on each floor next to rooms and can be abit niosy early morning but do agood job .would not advise staying there2 weeks before easter as have fallis[easter festibal] cannons fireworks let off at 0630 every 2 days , reception willingly will exchange rooms if availabel .bar very small and can get hot wnen entertainment on .near the harbuor 5 minutes walk worth going to
I have stayed twice at this hotel - basically because it is in the Old Town of Benidorm.
The Hotel Avenida is well located for the beach and the old town in Benidorm, we stayed from 29/6th/04 -- 13/7th/04. It has a small rooftop pool and a nice sun terrace, which during our stay was under used, if you are fair skinned and need a sunshade, beware! The shades on the roof are automatic, and controlled by windspeed, they spend more time wrapped up than they do providing shade. The Hotel is very secure and clean and well run, the staff are very friendly and helpful, We found the restaurant choice small, but there is a good gala dinner on friday evenings, there was music in the bar every night during our stay.