Travel Blogs from Benidorm
... had cut slices of it, together with all kinds of other tapa's we spent the evening eating, talking and watching part of the next game Algeria - South Korea (4-2) till everyone was tired and we went to bed after another really nice evening. 23rd After breakfast and some coffee we said goodbye to our friends thanking them for all their hospitality as we were now going to stay with my brother and co. for 3 or 4 ...
... After that we found a nice beachfront restaurant to have lunch which included the longest ice cream bar i'd ever seen, featuring very possibly variety including things like Red Bull. We then caught a cab back to the villa and spent the rest of the day back by the pool, followed by a lovely bbq orchestrated by Duncan's friend ...
After a relatively undisturbed nights sleep, we got some time to relax in our villa which is basically a compound consisting of adjoining rooms surrounding a good sized pool with two separate kitchens and a conference room. We spent most of the day languishing poolside, enjoying the delightfully tropical sunshine (a balmy 29c with a light breeze) before helping ourselves to a plethora of drinks due to most ...
... there after by his friends, a couple from Australia, Paul, known as Geezer and his wife Renee. We then walked down to where our slightly irate spanish bus driver was waiting. The journey to our villa in the 'nearby' town of Javea took about 45mins and we arrived to be warmly greeted by another couple, Duncan (Tash's dad)'s friends, Bobby and Sally. All in all, not too rough a journey but bed was very well received that ...
... be going next. I discovered that the post office was open on Saturdays until 1pm so as soon as Sverre came back with no luck with the dry cleaners, we went off to the post office. It took a while but with the friendly help of the post office worker who didn´t speak much English, we packed up our clothes, bags and souvenirs and sent them off home. Phew! Now I can make definite plans for my next step. I was originally planning to go to Barcelona, San Sebastian, then onto ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dynastic Hotel Benidorm
10 of us went on a hen party weekend. Upon arriving at the hotel we were impressed by the cleanliness of the hotel and the rooms themselves. All very modern fittings. The entertainment was rubbish but we made our own! Staff in the bar worked very hard to serve you quickly but sometimes were a bit understaffed. Overall we enjoyed the weekend but would not recommend Benidorm as a holiday as the place is very dirty and extremely built up. Upon arriving at the airport on the way home to buy duty free we discovered that two our our party had all of their money taken from their purses (approx £120) having left their purse in the room on the last night. Would thoroughly recommend that you use a safe. Bit of a let down to the end of a great weekend.
Watch out for people stealing cash and items from your rooms
We went there on a hen weekend and we have appeared to have various items go missing from our rooms which seemed parculiar. Money stolen out our purses, various creams went missing. They appeared to rifle through our clothes to see what was in them. It also appeared that the reception could open your room door remotely. The man at reception was awful.
Not Up To Expectations Of A 4 Star Hotel
My husband a i stayed here for a week in Feb,an experience not to do again.The bar and hotel was full of noisy Northern folk who could only drink all day and make a considerable amount of noise.At the weekend you are invaded by the Spanish folk who take over and again make a lot of noise.It is not in a very good position and unless you drink a lot and swear as well i would give it a miss.Where it gets the 4 star rating i do not know,2 would be a bit nearer the mark.Holiday quite a lot but this is a no in our books.
We (my and husband and son aged 7) stayed here in the February half term. The hotel was very clean, staff were friendly and was very quiet considering. Our room was lovely and spacious although the English channels on the tv did not work, after speaking to the receptionist 3 times it was finally fixed and a bowl of fresh fruit was left in our room to say sorry. We went all inclusive and had no complaints about the food and drinks, although it must be a nightmare in the summer. The entertainment throughout the day consisted of skittles, rifle shooting (over 18 only), pool competitions and darts. The evening entertainment consisted of bingo, wild west party (for adults with drinking games)flamenco dancers and music until 12. I do agree with one comment about the indoor pool being closed in the afternoon 3-5pm especially when there is no entertainment on at these time, and also we were told that we had to wear swimming hats! (my husband has more hair on his body than on his head). The hotel was full of English people which was nice as the entertainment was in English.(they translate from spanish if there are any spanish holidaymakers) Our last day they opened the piano bar (there was a note on the door to say no children allowed)and the hotel became over run with Spanish who all thought they owned it!! Overall its a lovely hotel if you go at the right time of the year!!
We stayed at Dynastic for xmas 2005 the room was lovely (family room)although other people said twin rooms were small, the staff were also lovely but entertainment was terrible especially for xmas, bingo and reps playing games near every night. Nothing between 3pm and 5pm to do for the kids especially. Pool shut between this time while outside swimming club came in and used it, i was discusted by this and complained as some nights when it re-opened swimming club still using it and hotel guests were having to use one lane for kids and one lane for adults which is terrible when your paying alot of money for xmas period. The drinks at the hotel are also the weakest ive ever had in a hotel and people were complaining alot about this, one woman who asked for stronger local drink was told she had to pay, she ran a hotel herself and was disscusted so much so she had a meeting with depoty director but got no satisfaction. We found this hotel has nice rooms etc but guests do not get most from it, pool shutting at peak times when people want to use it and 8 year old daughter saying she was bored done it for us. Main entertainment area to small for amount of people there, piano bar was also shut over xmas period but had xmas party for spanish firm in there. We have stayed in many 4 star hotels and i would not stay here or reccomend it again, i would reccomend Flamingo oasis, did tell staff i was putting it on internet.
We stayed at the Dynastic for a week in Middle November 2005. Location is quite good being about 5-7 minutes walk from beach and very close to lots of shops, bars, etc.
Stayed at the Hotel Dynastic from the 16th to 23rd of July.
spotless hotel, rooms great, lovely meals and really nice resturant staff. a few teething problems but nothing that wasnt fixed quickly. i would definatly recomend this hotel and will hopefully return.
YOU CANT GO WRONG
The Dynastic had only been open for 3 weeks when we arrived but what a pleasure it was to stay there.Rooms were obviously spotless but plenty of room and the best shower i ever had in an hotel.There was a problem with the air con in our room but they found us another room.Food was good and plentiful and the occasional special request was no problem for the chefs. Pool area very good and staff very helpful. A couple of minor teething problems were soon resolved. Some discreet work going on while we were there to finish off bits and pieces but nothing to complain about.Entertainment was ok,but not brilliant. The Dynastic is an excellent hotel to stay in and close to the beach and we had a super weeks stay.
brand new hotel with teething problems(lifts breaking down, poor entertainment ie friday night BINGO!!!) food was okay, good location but not on par with rival hotels within a stone throw. Was clean and tidy but had to queue at the bar one person serving whilst it was 3 deep seemed to be the norm. as I say it was clean and handy but below par by a bit for a four star.