Benilux Park Hotel
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After we had left the caravan we drove to Altea to stay with Michel and Nacir who had invited us . When we arrived Michel was already prepared to start cooking and the huge Gamba's were ready to be put with the fish on the grill, miammmi ! Michel loves cooking and put all his pleasure and energy in preparing our lunch while chatting away with lots of Belgian humor and of course a fresh sangria and some wine ...
It's about a 20minute drive from our villa to the local beach of Arenal in Javea, once you arrive your greeted with lovely white golden sand, clear turquoise water and a beach front promenade full of small shops and restaurants. After being dropped down by bobby we found our way to a small stretch of the beach relatively clear ...
... guests including the hosts are involved to some degree in the drinks industry the fridges were always well stocked! We also enjoyed a dip in the rather nippy unheated pool, which was quite nice after an afternoon of baking in the sun. Later that evening, Duncan's wife Em had rather amusingly attempted to book a local restaurant using a mixture of english, french and spanish with a rather adamantly ...
I'll be the first to admit, sometimes you just need a break from it all. Tash and I have been working very hard lately and coupled with other life events, we really felt like we needed a break. Happily, Tash's father had invited us along with her brother away for a vacation in Spain, arranged for his birthday by his wife. The journey there was frankly a little arduous, Tash had the unenviable task of driving us up ...
My original plans were to leave Javea after three days (on Friday) but because the bike took a while to get everything done, we still hadn´t posted back the stuff we won´t need anymore and also we booked a snorkelling trip for this day. I didn´t mind staying in Javea for longer, it was good to recover from all the crazy travelling and the cold and also to enjoy the wonderful villa and the beautiful Javea. We meet at the dive shop for the snorkelling tour at 1pm, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Benilux Park Hotel Benidorm
Nous avons trouvé cet hôtel très bien parce que nous sommes végétariens et ils ont vraiment fait tout ce qu'ils pouvaient pour nous cuisiner quelque chose de convenable.
Et puis, les chambres étaient sympa et nettoyées tous les jours.
Bref, c'était un super séjour.
Clean, Friendly Hotel
The hotel was lovely & clean; the staff very friendly and spoke good English & French. We went mid-september and the hotel was full of French and German guests over the age of 65! Being two young girls in our mid-twenties we felt rather young and the entertainment was geared towards the older generation.
But we felt very safe and were very impressed with both the quality of the food & staff and the friendliness of the place. Even the guests were friendly!
The pool is quite small but was rarely full, besides who needs it when the beach is less than 5 minutes walk away? Sunbeds & parasols can be hired on the beach for 4 euros each for the whole day. The beach is Playa Poniente and is busy but not packed full of yobs, instead there are people from their early 20's right up to eary 80's. The sea was lovely and warm though i think you need to be a strong swimmer as the waves could get quite high and almost knocked us over a few times!
The hotel itself is clean, spacious and has lots of amenities. There is a snack bar by the pool selling baguettes, crisps and ice cream (as well as alcoholic and soft drinks) from 9am til midnight. They also have a 24hour vending machine selling snacks, chocolate and bottles of water for between 1 - 2 euros each.
The receiption staff spoke very good English and were very helpful throughout our stay. I dont recommend hiring the remote control out as there was only 1 english channel, which was Eurosport!! We took ours back the next day and only received 10 euros from our 15 euro deposit back.
Entertainment as i say, was perfectly suited to the older generation - they were up and waltzing to various songs from their youth and all seemed to have a whale of a time! The bar staff were great and also spoke very good english, especially Herman the german and Mohammed!
The room itself was basic but nice. It had 2 beds with a 3rd (uncomfortable-looking) camp bed that anyone heavier than a child would have found uncomfortable. It was bad enough sitting on it! All 815 rooms had a balcony with table & chairs and a clothes airer, and all the rooms looked out onto the pool which was nice. Our bathroom was good too, with a lovely bath/shower and the usual facilities. The cleaner was thorough and always greeted us with a cheery 'Hola' which was nice.
Food in the restaurant was great. We went Half Board and never left the restaurant hungry. From 8pm there was a full english breakfast available, as well as toast, continental breakfast, tea, coffee and fruit juice in a buffet style. You could eat as much as you liked (within reason!) For Dinner there were several hot dishes, as well as a salad cart, fresh fish section and dessert trolley. You had to pay for your drinks at dinner but tea, coffee and juice at breakfast time was free which was nice.
I would definitly go back!
Hotel and surrounding area
My partner and I ( BOTH LATE 20'S) have just returned from a weeks stay at Benilux Hotel. We highly recommend the hotel firstly for it's cleanliness and for the friendliness of the staff who were always helpful. The rooms did seem a little on the small side at first view, but they were very clean with daily maid service, full bathroom, and adequate room for storage they proved just the right size in the end. The air con was fantastic and could be controlled from the room, although the lighting at night was rubbish, put make up on in the bathroom girls! Our balcony like all of the others faced the pool and entertainment area and was in the sun from morning till when it went down. During our stay It was mainly occupied by older generation spanish and french families with only a small proportion of english tourists, but we preferred this as it was quieter in the evenings and around the pool and there was plenty of entertainment outside of the hotel anyway, definately recommend you take a taxi to the 'square' for livelier nightlife and english pubs, clubs,shows and comedy clubs etc ( this costs around 7 euros or less in a taxi). There is mainly gift shops around this hotel and not many pubs, so we would walk down the main road and follow the sign for the town centre (20 min walk) to look in the shops , this area was busier and not far from Levante beach front which had more bars and nightlife. The hotel itself was just 100m from Poniente Beach, which is quieter than Levante and more for the locals, but clean and pleasant all the same. It is quite a long walk to Levante beach which is nice and has more english tourists, so hire a taxi. There is plenty to do in Benidorm recommend visits to Aqualandia (massive waterpark) and terra mitica (theme park), which can be arranged at the reception who organise free bus pick ups, lots of shops, and nightlife at the square and on levante seafront. The food was good at the hotel lots of choice if you are not fussy, and food is quite varied each night. we both agreed we would stay at Benilux again and recommend the hotel for couples who want a quiet hotel and beach, nice pool, but the option of livelier nightlife 5/10 minutes away by taxi.
Nothing is too much trouble......
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at this Hotel. If they can help they will especially the reception staff. The rooms are a bit dated with dark brown furniture, and the quality of the lighting in the rooms at night is awful but don't let this put you off. The food is quite good I always go half board so you can sample the delights of Benidorms many restaurants. The lobby in the reception has now been turned into a no smoking area which is great, as is the dining room. It can be difficult getting a table sometimes at meal times but the waiting staff do their best to help, they are friendly and helpful and very efficient and enjoy trying to help.
The pool area is quite good although they have 'lift' music playing around the pool area which can be off putting and if you are on the lower floors the noise filters into your rooms. When I was here I had the awful smell of 'drains' in the bathroom I complained and got some air freshner from the hotel. Please don't let me put you off it is a great hotel, close to the beach and it is just a cock stride to Dove Park and the walking Street. Give it a go... the best rooms are the ones that look full on to the pool at they get the sun in the afternoon so from 4.30 you can sit on your balcany soaking up the last of the rays. It is a friendly hotel with staff that try to please and as I said Nothing is too much trouble. Hope you enjoy your stay.
We thought this hotel was really good because we are vegetarians and they went out of there way to make something sutible for us to eat.
also the rooms were nice and cleaned every day,
overall it has been a great holiday.
we stayed for 3 nights at the benilux park. nice entrance, rooms good, but small bathroom. food average, buffet, so generally a choice, breakfast was the best. entertainment poor. i celebrated my 40th, but my mate and were a good 20yrs younger than the rest !!!! there were only a handful of english in the hotel, but that was not a problem to us. we were ignored majorty of the time by the oldies!! they probably thought we were lager louts - i wish!!! i would go back for a short break there. staff friendly
Nice relaxing break
My husband and I have stayed at the Benilux Park Hotel, twice now, and I am in the process of booking again for next year. I know that the majority of the visitors are Spanish, but it is in Spain after all!! We found the staff to be very friendly and very helpful. The Hotel was clean, the food was excellent with plenty of choice (and plenty to go around). The rooms are a nice size with a nice balcony. We did not use the pool, but we did sit outside by the pool. There were plenty of British people there when we went there, even if they were outnumbered by the Spanish and Germans. It is not really a hotel for young children, but we would recommend it to any of the older generation!
we have just come home from the benilux park we stayed there for aweek it does cater for mainly spanish belguim etc and there were very few people under 70.
Staff friendly and helpful, rooms clean and big enough with good balcony
food good, although caters fror spanish customers. ( but it is in spain after all)
Pool area and terrace very good. Bar service good.
Near all amenities includingthe excellent poniente beach.
In the centre of the old town.
Warning to other guests
the benilux is a frendly nice 3 star hotel but there are pitfalls.
they cater mainly for spanish, belgium etc and the english are on the bottom of there agenda entertainment is geared for the above and not english. the food is the same. its not disabled friendly and not really suitable for children The guests average about 60 years old and there is no entertainment for the younger people apart from the pool tennis etc which must be paid for excellent free dvd service and room cleaning service . fashion aqnd jewellery shows are classed at entertainment towards the female gender only 60 years plus otherwise anioc e hotel for the aged