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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 ...
... town on the way to Paris and then back to the south of France on the way to Italy. But because we´d already spent quite a while in Spain and it was going to be too annoying and expensive to get to San Sebastian, plus all the crazy expensive places in France with no hostels available, I changed my plans so that after Barcelona I´d continue along the Meditteranean coast in France, stopping at Marseille and Nice and then head into Italy. I worked out that this would ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rosamar Benidorm
we were supposed to be staying at Rosaire but due to overbooking were offered this hotel.Food was out of this world.The chef was definitely on top of his staff.It warranted a 5 star for food. However we had a few problems with the water in the rooms and we were told would be sorted within the hour.Not so water off for several hours. The staff there were very good though and did their best. The pool was brill if a little cool and the outside area was very clean. The cleaners were on top of things all the time. Would go back again even though we had no water for most of one day
I stayed in the Rosamar with family over Christmas and New Year 24/12/05 - 07/01/06.We were a party of 6.
Loved the Rosamar
We returned from staying at the Rosamar on the 6th of January this year there was a party of eight and everyone of us enjoyed it the staff were good rooms good food and entertainment good i would recommend it to anyone. Location excellent
I have just returned from this hotel, it was very clean and the location was very good , the only fault was the food not enough variety. The main courses did not have enough to choose from, the desserts the same every night.
4 star health farm
went to the Rosamar Hotel with direct hoildays on the asumption it was a 4 star hotel were we in for a surprise.The only thing 4 star was long trousers for dinner if you could find anything worth eating,food was very poor no choice and mostly cold,staff very unfriendly and ignorant,rooms you couldn't swing a cat in so don't bring your family.Maid service when it suits and had to ask for beds to be changed after being there for nearly a week.air conditioning very poor.Hotel not suitable for children as they were not allowed to make a noise nobody interested in kids club children bored.Indoor pool only allowed to be used at a charge of 10 euros.This hotel is just pushing 3 star is overated and very much over priced. Take my advice and don't book for the rosamar.
The Direct Holiday gave this hotel a four star rating, but it has official 3 star rating. What a joke. The room was only really big enough for 2 adult, but there was 4 of us, 2 adult and 2 children. The quality of the food was extremely poor and boring. The swimming pool was very small and the sun beds was very dirty. The room was not clean probably. The reception area and the lift was always hot. The lift was very slow and often pack, quite a few time we got sick of waiting for it (usually over 15 minutes) and walked (our room was on the 8th floor - build up the good old leg muscle by the end of the holiday!!!). There was practically no entertainment in the hotel. Levante beach is OK, until you get into the water, as there was a lot of sharpe rocks. Around Benidorm, there is a lot of good cheap places to eat, serving good Spanish food as well as English food. Benidorm Palace is definitely worth a visit, but don't go with Direct Holiday as you will get the worst sit in the house (at the side of the stage), better to go there on your own and also have a meal there (you get tables facing the stage). There are alot to do around the resort for people of all ages, but my children have notice that there was not many children about the resort and that there are alot of pensioners about. Apart from the hotel, we had a food time.
Rosamar wasnt a great hotel, the Bedroom was really small, the rooms are really just meant to be for a couple, we had our daughter with us and her bed was just a foldy down bed and took up loads of room. The rooms were not cleaned properly. The lifts were a real problem for us.
The meals were great, there was always an option for everyone, my daughter didnt really enjoy the food that much but she loved the deserts.
The pool was a good size, but we found it hard to get a sunbed as people had thier towells over them, you would have to get up early for them.
The entertainment was not very good, but we were hardly in the hotel at nights.
We went late June early July 2004 and we will not be returning to the Rosamar.
Overall i would give the Rosamar 6/10
We enjoyed our holiday to Benidorm & the Rosamar. But the only gripe there we have that there were too many people & not enough sunbeds. Also if you were not a swimmer as I am, the children hogged that end of the pool with no room for Adults at the shallow end and very few kids in the kids pool ( maybe I should have gone there).
The food was good hot and well prepared but I would have liked a Spanish night, but they seemed to cater for the English, rather than any other even though the Spanish people came to stay here also. We were there in July 11th - 24th 2nd week was very muggy & air conditioning wasn't very good. We were on 14th floor. showers brill.
there were several problems we had with the Rosamar.The rooms were ok , but not cleaned properly....the lifts were a nightmare....food was ok but too much queueing,not enough pool sunbeds.. although I think that was the fault of the guests.ie greedy people taking sunbeds as well as table and chairs(putting towels over both)the entertainment was dire.Opera/old time dancing/bingo and very poor acrobatic and juggling acts.The Rosamar was ok.....but I think it could be so much better if the staff attended to it.One thing I must mention(the Direct reps didnot!)is the gangs of conmen going about.They will plank down a cardboard box on the street and begin to con people with three shell game.There are normally four to eight people in on this.Please do not gamble with those people!you will never win! there can be an old lady,young child,nice couple...all pretending to win.They are all part of the gang.They will all run if the police are nearby!We went in early July 2004.....we wont be going back!
A Benidorm delight.
My husband and I have are returning to the Rosamar Hotel in June for the 6th time. We feelthe hotel offers everything we need for a truly memorable holiday. The hotel is near the beach,shops,pubs markets etc... The hotel itself is very clean,the food is excellent,the staff are very helpfull and we would recommend this hotel to anyone.Pat Atkinson03.04.04