Sol Pelicanos Ocas
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After a few hours sleep I'm awoken by the lovely Helen. I just manage to catch breakfast and meet up with the other half of the naughty boy 2. He hands me a glass of sparkling wine, which I gladly take. This Benidorm lifestyle is growing on me. At this point I'm thinking if getting St George's Flag tattooed on my calf ....... Ok I'm being daft but …
We have finally arrived at our destination and are now enjoying an evening on the terrace in Casa Verde! So far we have settled in, unpacked, spotted some geckos and mountain goats and began to think about our exciting plans for the next fortnight! Tomorrow we are all looking forward to starting off our sun tans in the sun of ...
... went to the local restaurant 'strip' where the owners are all vying for your business as you walk by with giant open fridges displaying the dishes that are on their menus. They all do similar stuff we some variations but we already knew what we were after: a fish platter for Ali and Sue and a shellfish paella for Ian and me. We managed to get a table (that the waiter ...
Another hot sunny day started with the, by now, customary freshly squeezed orange juice to accompany a healthy breakfast of Greek yoghurt and cherries. Ok, plus a croissant or two. We headed in Xabia, a fairly large town with a long, deep beach that, as this is now high season, was pretty crowded. A few weeks ago it was more or less empty. After drinks at one of the many bars and restaurants along the promenade we headed off to the quieter 'private' beach we went to ...
... my aim wasn't as good as Ian's which meant he burnt a few more calories than me hunting down a rapidly sinking frisbee! Off to the local pizzeria for dinner and a relatively early night via the bar (even more local then the first one being about 30 secs away), and another carajillo de baileys, where we met Ian and Elaine who are Casa Cronk neighbours. Ians are very popular in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Pelicanos Ocas Benidorm
Something for everyone.
Stayed at the Pelicanos for a week between the 14th to 21st of Oct. Unfortunitly weather wasnt great only 2 good days. Was looking forward to spending most of my holiday around the pool which is fantastic and if it hadnt of been for the weather and pool been really cold we would have. Hotel was lovely, room service great (clean towels, bathroom cleaned and beds made every day), Food very European although great selection. The entertainment was fine and varied although we spent a few nights at Morgans which was just as good. Would only have one complaint and that is I wish I had booked up for the summer, would never have left the hotel pool . This was my 2nd time in Benidorm I was there about 18yrs ago, wish I hadnt made it that long to go back, forgot how much fun you can have there. There was a party of eight of us, my partner 40yrs my two kids 10yrs and 14yrs, my friend 44yrs and her kid 13yrs also my mum and dad 68yrs and 73yrs and myself 35yrs. We all had a great holiday, THE MUNDOMAR IS A MUST and there's something for everyone in Benidorm.
Ideal Family Holiday
If you are looking for a family holiday in Spain, then the Hotel Sol Pelicanos is ideal. I have just returned (aug 03) after spending 2 weeks with my wife and children aged 11 & 12. The location is excellent, you will be minutes away from anything you need , bars, restaurants, shops, sky sports etc etc. The beach is a 5 min walk, but during the time I was there you could barely see the sand it was that crowded ! However, the Hotel offers a fantastic pool and there is no need to go to the beach, except for the excellent cable skiing which is a must for all water sport enthusiasts. The Hotel itself is excellent, very clean and aircon everywhere. The restaurant was great, with the food extremely good and varied. The only down side of the food was that it tended to be a bit too 'adult' in theme. The only points which I thought could be improved were : there was not enough staff during peak times - at the bars, reception, snack bars etc., the room was a bit cramped for 4 people, and the biggest disappointment was the cost of the car park at 10 euros a day !! Other than that I would recommend that if you are looking for a typical 'Brit' holiday in the sunshine, then the Sol Pelicanos & Benidorm are a must.
Loved the Pelicanos/Ocas
Just stayed recently in the Sol Ocas, I haven't been abroad in 11years untill my trip to benidorm this year. Now i am already planning my trip back to this hotel for 2004. The entertainment and activities are brilliant and the staff helped make my stay unforgetable. It was so handy and close by the beach and shopping. I am very exited about my next years holiday i only ope i get a place booked in time! J Jenny Curran
travelled to hotel sol pelicanos ocas in july/august 2003 great hotel , stayed in the larger hotel pelicanos our friends were in the ocas food excellent no problems with getting a table apart from if you went for a late breakfast which is always full about 10am onwards so best to be up early if possible they finish breakfast at 10.30am but they are still frying at this time and dont turn off drinks machines etc like some hotels ive stayed in before staff very friendly, pool fantastic , happy hour 5-6pm which is great and there are never really big queues, rooms are really clean and cleaned daily including towels , changed overall a fantastic hotel
Great for a Winter Break
We come to Benidorm every January/February for two weeks away from ther dreary british winter.
We have stayed at Sol Pelicanos for about four times and would not choose any where else now to stay in Benidorm.
Although we have tried other Hotels in the past we always come back to the Pelicanos and since the refurbishment we would say "you can't fault it".
The food is excellent, wide choice (something for everyone...this coming from a fussy eater!) and well prepared and presented.
The day time entertainment eg pistol shooting, shuffle board and archery is a great way to meat other people and socialise. The animation team usually work hard to see u have a good time.
Evening entertainment is mostly done by the animation team so if u like something a bit more professional you can ventur out to share in the nightlife beyond the hotel. Caters mainly for over 60's but at 40+ we still had a good time as this agegroup certainly seemed to have boundless energy.
Can't wait for next Jan/Feb!
We have just returned from the Sol Pelicanos. We had a great holiday, the hotel is fantastic. The pools (there are 5 of them) are great, especially the lake pool.The entertainers at the hotel are great, Look out for Jules and Bart, really nice, funny guys.We will definetly be going back to this hotel again. we had a fantastic holiday.
My wife and I had an excellent 2 weeks here in July. This is the first hotel in which we have been able to get a bed round the pool, because you are not allowed to put your towels on them (like the Germans do!) before 9:30. Swimming pools (5 of them) were veryy clean and warm, and never seemed crowded. Food was very good with a varied selection every meal time. Room was a bit on the small side, but very clean, and you are only really sleeping in it anyway.A great holiday overall, especially with Beniddorms varied night life, including the legendary "Sticky Vicky"
This hotel is great, 5 pools if i can remember rightly! Ther is a really massive one with fountains in it and it has some jacuzzi type sections in it. the foods ok, not much choice, when i went (came home 2 days ago) ther was some road works going on,, ther making an underground carpark. But that was kool, had no problems with that at all, and didn't really affect our holiday, nearby, like about next door but 2 or something, ther is a really cheap pub called the Picadilly, which is DIRT CHEAP, and its only just under 5 mins to the beach! I thort it was great and wuld ˇDEFINITELY! go againBradley, 14, UK
Benidorm something for everyone
Benidorm on the Costa Blanca was once a small fishing village. This has grown beyond anyone's dreams and is now the English entertainment centre in Spain. There is something to suit everyone and all tastes, from family shows to strippers. Most of this is free. There is also two award winning beaches and lots of sunshine during most of the year. However if you want peace and quiet is is definitely not for you, Benidorm is big, noisey,and a 24hour resort. This resort opens all year round wiyh O.A.Ps in the winter, familes May, June, Sept, Oct, and 18 to 30s, July and August. Your days can be spent around the pool or at a large theme park Terra Mica. and the visit one of the numberous cafes or bars for lunch aat which you can eat cheaply try John and Joepths. Benidorm really comes into it's own at night with music bars,caberet bars, clubs, comedy clubs, and country music bars, there are even bars catering for kids only. Recomendations; Best Music Bar, The Rose and Thistle. Best Club, ChaplinsBest Caberet Bar. The Talk of the Town Best Comedy Club. Stepoes 1Best Country Club. The Western SaloonBest Kids Bar, PanchosActs not to be missed, The Mad Maori, Dean Ryan,Moff,The Monkey Man. The Weirdest Act Ever, Sticky Vicky Layton. You will either love or hate Benidorm but you must try it.
Like home from home!!
Although people who do not like change from norm. Benidorm is great and there is something there for everyone. Sol Ocas / Pelicanos was brilliant, the entertainment was good at night for the children and people with families do not even have go out of the hotel. The food was varied with lots of choice. The rooms were basic and fully air conditioned. Request a pool view as if you end up on the other side it can be quite noisey as there is a garage directly underneath, which starts at the crack of dawn revving the bikes, scooters and cars. Around the pool there isn't much space, you cannot put your arm out without touching the person next to you, as most people start putting the towels out early and then go back to bed.
Overall a good holiday.