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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... probably should have known that. So we ended up cooking up the 10 carrots, roasted, the rest of the Spanish tortilla, made a salad out of the remaining tomato, cucumber, lettuce, cheese and bacon and made a delicious garlic bread with the last remaining mini baguette. We were quite impressed with ourselves and enjoyed the meal. To calm down the panic of not having food though, we still went out for dessert and this time I had churros again, whilst Sverre had a delicious looking ...
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You wont regret saying at the melia
We stayed in the melia in may 2004 when we arrved at the melia we upgraded our room to a juior suite we had our own sunbathing area with our own sunbeds the balcony was bigger than our back garden at home and we had a conservitory out on the balcony with a huge round bath sunk into the floor which would fit about 4 people we had a huge bed fesh flowers deliverd every day and maid service twice a day. the food was ok but benidorm is quite cheap for eating out anyway .I would definitly go back to the melia infact i am thinkig abou going again this year.
Who gave this hotel 4 stars
Just returned from the worst hotel ive ever stayed in. Hotel reception looks impresive, rooms dirty, food not edible, cold, no choice, even had 2 microwaves to heat it up. Pool filthy. Thank god for UNION JACK BAR and CHINA GARDEN. Would not recomend to ANYBODY.
Brilliant hotel in benidorm
had a great family holiday at the melia benidorm was abit apprehensive about benidorm as heard it was a bit tacky but staying in the melia hotel was brilliant away from the tackiness in a nicer location not far from beach and ammenities every thing was good clean bright and modern. Pool and gardens lovely best in benidorm didnt see any other hotels better. this hotel deserves its 4 stars and my family would defenatly go back to the melia
Depends on what you want
I visited Benidorm for the first time this February. The Melia is without doubt the classiest hotel in hte town - we went to look at others. But in some ways it is out of place. The hotel had some regular Benidorm types who were not happy. The hotel is beautiful and about 10 minutes stroll from the beach - longer if you have a zimmer which a lot of people in Benidorm seemed to have! The indoor pool was lovely, and the health spa and treatments excelllent and very good value. I had a fantastic mens facial and body wrap and massage. The room was excellent with big bathroom and balcony. The hotel bar had a piano player in the evening. But there were some older types who wanted entertainment - bingo, karaoke etc. And there was none. The hotel was VERY quiet in the evening which suited us and the Spanish business types staying there.
But this is NOT a bog standard holiday hotel. It is very much like an upmarket city hotel and run on those lines.
The breakfast was excellent - a great buffet with all you could want.
But the evening meals were erratic - excellent at the weekends but going down hill through the week. The salad bar was good, but the choice of hot food was limited and sometimes we had to rely on salad.
The hot food was sometimes luke warm.
You will either love or hate Benidorm. We HATED it. It is cheap beyond description and the people who stay there are not the sort I want to see on holiday - loads of aged Northeners who wanted to get drunk in dreadful bars as cheaply as possible. The Melia was a tranquil haven from all that.
we stayed at the melia hotel benidorm in sept 2003 .we are now going back again 23 3 2004 cant wait.everything was first class
What an amazing hotel. The staff are excellent..the food is of an unbelievable standard and it is like staying in a palace. Location great and amenities plentiful....This is the best hotel in Benidorm today. I have visited 6 times up to now and the prices are extremely reasonable. Great job!!
Hotel excellent.. food not
Wonderful modern hotel with wonderful gardens and pool area,very comfortable sunbeds always plenty.Rooms very stylish and immaculate with free safety deposit box, mini fridge,hairdryer and toiletries. The food was a big let down always pork or chicken very bland and uninteresting. Please watch the coffee pots at breakfast as they could be quite dangerous as the lids have a life of their own. I could have been badly scalded twice but luckily the coffee was more often than not quite tepid. I will use this hotel again because as it is quite new I think they might try and improve its food and dining arrangements, but the Hotel itself and its location were very good
Hated the melia
We have just arrived back from a fortnights stay in the Melia, Benidorm. The Melia is really impressive when you walk in. It looks really great, the reception, the pool area and the rooms. All very nice.But after that it falls down drastically. For a four star hotel, the food is terrible,it's either undercooked, overcooked or cold. The choice is limited especially the salad bar. You queue to get in the restaurant, queue to get out of the restaurant, queue for your food.
you can't even get simple things like salt and pepper, you get either none, pepper or salt (never both) or two peppers. For breakfast ask for coffee and milk, invariably you get a half empty coffee pot, because somebody has already had the use of them before you. Quite a number of them had loose handles and should have been thrown away.The pool area looks great,with its palm trees, spacious with plenty of sun loungers, but the algae covered walls let it down. We found the staff unattentive. Instead of keeping a watch out for clients.all to often you found yourselves watching for the staff,desperately trying to catch someones eye. The general cleanliness was good, but was let down with incidents like the lift buttons being covered in what looked liked ice cream for three days. I could go on with more, but why bother I will not being going back again.
The Melia Benidorm is just about the best hotel we have ever stayed in. It is modern, very clean and the pool is to die for !! All the staff are really friendly but very professional as well.It really is a superb hotel and would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. ps--check out the ROBOT that cleans the pool !!
This hotel was the most amazing hotel I have EVER stayed in. We got a great deal on the internet so my boyfriend and I did not expect much. We arrived and were gobsmacked. The reception is gigantic, our room was fully air conditioned and the several pools were luxurious. There were plenty of sun loungers and the hotel provides you with towels for these free of charge. The drinks were a little expensive but that was to be expected. We went in July 2002 and the hotel had been opened only 6 months and the staff were asking for feedback - our only complaint was that the lifts took too long and the corridors were not as air conditioned as the rest of the hotel. The staff were so polite and helpful. We only stayed 2 nights but I wish we could have stayed longer. Not many Brits in the hotel (which we saw as a good sign - even though we are British.) The breakfasts were amazing, there was food to satisfy the largest appetites and because there were so many nationalities (with different breakfast tastes) - this was reflected in the food. The swimming and the sunbathing areas are spotless. There was a very famous spanish girl staying there (a pop star I think) as there were lots of fans outside at all times - so if its good enough for her !! .....
Very highly recommended...It's superb