Travel Blogs from Benidorm
... walk: Camara and Penas de Marin, Easy/moderate grade walk of approx 11kms, 350m total ascents and 3.5hrs~two mountains for the price of one. We elected to watch from the cars as the group did the second trek...they were down again in about 25 minutes. Our climbing muscles were beginning to tell us it was time to rest!
Our second walk: via ...
We left Florida and automobile ownership behind a few months ago. We have never wanted to own a car in Sweden, their public transportation system is excellent and we are able to travel with little difficulty. On the rare occasion when we need a car Lotta or Lennart have been kind enough to loan us the use of one of theirs. In fact when we were driving Lennart's Volvo last month Lars started to think about ...
Ok yet again we have been slack in updating the blog but life is to be lived after all.
Not all of you may know that we moved to Edinburgh in July last year and what a fab place. And also found a great Bikram yoga place that both Mr and Mrs Mac enjoy ( yes he goes too) A castle and Harvey Nichs what more could we want ? A great Hogmany followed by ...
With all of our business done in Stockholm, we were able to go to El Campello for awhile! We were excited to return to our seaside apartment. The grey days in Stockholm were starting to take their toll.
Norwegian Air offers great schedules to Alicante and we were happy to fly out on Thursday morning. We had a 2 hour layover in Copenhagen and arrived at our destination at 15:30. A long wait for luggage and the slow service at the Hertz counter dulled ...
Alicante was a nice way to end our time in Spain. After we got a wheel chair sorted out we walked down to see the castle (I want to say it was called St. Helena but I'm not positive) and then hit the boardwalk near the sea. It was pretty cold and deserted down there but we did stumble on a huge pirate ship/bar that made Mike very happy (see picture of him on a throne). The trip to the castle also got us thinking that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Camposol Benidorm
I organised a Group Booking at the hotel, there was 17 girls on the trip we are called "Fat Friends", and are from South Wales. We had the best times of our lives, we had an absolute ball.
Yes the hotel was basic, but the hotel was absolutely spotless. Cleaned daily, including fresh towells and fresh bedding.
The Breakfast was a typical "Continental Breakfast", which includes the usual Bread Rolls, Ham, Cheese, Eggs & Bacon, Orange Juice, Tea, Coffee etc.
We met up with a great group of guys who were absolutely brilliant company, and us girls can't wait to book up again next year. We are definately booking Hotel Camposol next year.
I have just come home from a Hen party weekend at the camposol, the rooms were very basic but also very clean, we had maid service every day with clean towels and beds made.
Hotel Camposol was a basic hotel we stayed there in August with our 2 kids, we had 4 beds in one room. The room was air conditioned thank God, was cleaned every day, the pool was by far the best bit, small but shaded a welcome relief from the intense afternoon heat.
Poor , never again
very very very basic, worst room and hotel to stay, pool was small and if you do decide to stay the sun doesnt come until after lunch, the bar staff where nice and pleasent but reception where grumpy miserabile, not far from beach so youd better stay there after your dinner,, id say you could get much better for money ,we where charged 63euro per nite and the breakfast for worse ever so had to eat 3 times per day out,, ENTER AT OWN RISK,
Hotel fine for £20 a night. Slight smell at first from cleaning materials but soon disappeared. Clean comfortable room, bed linen and towells changed daily. Balcony rooms fine.Air con, TV, only Spanish though. No sign of any yobs, great nights sleep. Spanish pensioners were fine. Lift not held together by selotape, fine if you are not a child jumping up and down all the time. No stale rolls and coffee but crusty rolls with a selection of eggs, bacon, salami, mushrooms, toms, cheese, ham, spam ,cereals, juices, pastries, fruit for breakfast, much better than i thought after previous reviews!! Pool small but clean, sunny only late pm. Hotel caters mainly for Spanish so dont expect British package holiday welcome/ knees up every night. Plenty entertainment locally. Waiteresses/ staff work very hard. Good position 5 mins from beach. As Basil Fawlty said, When you look out of a Torquay hotel window, dont expect to see the leaning tower of Pisa, Herds of Wilderbeasts racing across the Serengeti!! You get what you pay for ie. a 2 star hotel not the Ritz!!
What can I say... we arrived to be given to keys to a cupboard, it was an internal room with a window looking out onto an internal tunnel (for want of a better word), it smelt frusty! and had two campbeds in it, there was no plug in the bedroom, has to use plug in the bathroom - you had to practically stand in the bath to open the door to get out. Despite the smell the rooms were clean, but basic is not the word it felt like a prison cell had we been staying for longer than 3 nights would have checked out straight away. It was full of Spainish pensioners and the atmosphere left alot to be desired - bar staff and maids we friendly enough - however reception staff were awful. The highlight of the hotel for us was watching a young British lad repeatedly jump in the pool and drown a couple of old spainish dragons with water...it was fab ... did consider joining him....
Worst hotel I have ever booked online. Taken over by large groups of yobs - the manager had ran off & left the staff to try and cope. They closed up shop at midnight (or often before) to avoid trouble - leaving sensible residents to be woken usually at 2am AND 4am AND 6am by large drunken groups bouncing round the hotel. I really would advise you to stay just about anywhere but here. I have stayed in very basic accommodation sometimes noisy without problem but this really was the pits!
Worst Hotel I have ever stayed in.
Smelly rooms. Staff unhelpful food atrocious.
Beds Broken. Floor of the lift was stuck down with tape.
Breakfast was a bread roll and a cup of tea.
Evening Meal was cold and unappetising salad was limp obviously old.
Sweets were ice cream and anything left from lunch and the night before.
Swimmimg pool never used because it never got any sun.
Every Meal we had to eat out.
My Husband and I have just returned from this Hotel, we stayed 2 weeks. the first impression was how clean and bright the rooms were. Before we went, we read reviews saying the rooms were sparse? we found them quite ample for our needs.
hotel really clean.Food OK if you like salad and spanish food.Hotel spoilt by yobs who came in at 6am shouting and breaking glasses. would recommend but not in Aiugust when yobs are about. Hotel deserves better clientel