5 Great Hotels in Benidorm
The Spanish city of Benidorm is undoubtedly home to a plethora of hotels and places to stay. Depending what you want out of your stay in the area, you might be drawn to one type of hotel over another and a huge deciding factor for many people when they book a hotel is actually the price as well as the style. Depending on budgets and what you have in mind, Benidorm can help you out, regardless. Here we do a quick run down on the top five best hotels in Benidorm, with a pick or two from both the higher end categories as well as the budget minded options.
Asia Gardens Hotel and Spa
This hotel is set away from the main part of the city of Benidorm on its own private piece of paradise. Styled after traditional Asian buildings, the hotel features a number of private swimming pools, on site exclusive dining options as well as a wellness spa where you can take advantage of highly trained expert masseurs to help you truly relax. The Asia Gardens also feature over 3000 species of plants that have been brought from Asia, to make you feel like you have truly stepped foot in a luxurious spot in the likes of Thailand or Vietnam.
Prices are surprisingly affordable (around 200 euros per night to start), but booking terms to apply to certain dates such as more than one night stay over certain times. They offer a number of booking discounts and provide half board for a higher price per night. Such a beautiful and luxurious option, it has enjoyed the presence of a number of high level celebrities from cyclists to footballers and even musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, so you might find yourself rubbing elbows with some of the world’s elite celebs here.
Hotel RH Princesa
Rated as superb and excellent by many who stay here, with its low nightly rates and exceptional hospitality and amenities, it’s easy to see why the RH Princesa is almost booked solid throughout much of the year. The favourite Levante Beach is only ten minutes by foot and the popular Plaza Triangular is only a five minute walk from the hotel. Featuring its own indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, hamam, wellness centre, 24 hour reception, currency exchange, laundry service, on site bar and restaurant, it’s truly one of the best hotels in town. Its on site restaurant, La Buganvilla, offers buffet style meals with live cooking, as well as international and regional cuisine. The spa and wellness centre offers treatments with all natural products as well as a number of massage options including hydro massage. Any stay at the Princesa is sure to delight, and many people book their next holiday before even leaving their first one.
Hotel Ambassador Playa I & II
The Ambassador Hotels in Benidorm are home to a number of perfect rooms for any stay in the area as well as serviced by great amenities and located only a couple hundred metres from the popular Levante Beach. There are 3 bars located at the hotel, serving a whole host of local and international beverages. The hotel has its own pool, which is also serviced by a bar (one of the three mentioned). The hotel comes with options for half or full board in their buffet style restaurant, which takes the guesswork out of having to find options for dining during your stay. Additionally as Playa I and II are separate but sister hotels, guests at both are welcome to use the facilities of the other, helping you truly get everything you want out of your stay in Benidorm.
Sol Pelicanos Ocas
Located only 300 metres from the favourite Levante Beach right in the heart of Benidorm’s “Resort District”, Sol Pelicanos is a beautiful 3 star hotel that boasts 5 pools (including one lagoon style with geysers and whirlpools) as well as 2 pools for children, one for specifically adults and one for activities. There are nightly shows on site inspired by some of the best of Broadway and parties take place in one of the outdoor pools, ensuring you really get the best of everything at Sol Pelicanos. With Wifi accessible throughout the resort as well as all inclusive packages available, you will have access to everything you need for your stay at the hotel which is rated highly amongst the hotels throughout the city.
Riviera Beach Hotel
This luxurious hotel is adults only (16+) so it’s a great place if you are looking for a girls or boys weekend away with your older children or friends. Only 300 yards from the beach and 700 yards from the heart of Benidorm’s shopping and leisure district makes this the perfect hotel for those looking for a bit of pampering on their getaway. The four star hotel caters to those looking for a home away from home, and their modern, spacious rooms have balconies or large windows and come fully equipped with everything you need for the best getaway this year. From only 99 euros as well, this is the perfect hotel for both those looking for something a bit extra as well as for those who have a budget in mind. The hotel is also home to an outdoor swimming pool and terrace, on site restaurant and bar and offers a number of fantastic options for room service such as dry cleaning, laundry, car rental, free wifi, 24 hour reception and on site music lounge.
So there you have 5 of the top hotels in Benidorm to help you get a good feel of what there is on offer. It’s important to remember that some of the hotels listed don’t accept bookings from hen and stag parties, so it’s best to look into whether or not these hotels fit your plans for your holiday. Most hotels are child friendly, but others aren’t so keep that in mind as well if booking a family getaway. Most importantly, remember to come and relax, have fun and enjoy the sun, sea and sand that Benidorm has on offer.