We also loved this hotel. Being a young family, our main concerns were for the children (age 3.5yrs and 7 months).
We chose this hotel because there is only 2 floors, in comparison to the tower blocks that dominate Benidorm.
The All inclusive was for us adults. ;-)
You can save alot of money when your drinks are included on a holiday like this. You can order a drink from the waiters at lunch and at dinner. There were bottles of wine, beer, water, fanta and coke to name a few. The main bar served a cocktail of the day, but you could chose another if you wished.
It seemed the dining room was always open. The food was plentiful and hot, with a choice of fruit, soups, cold buffet, hot buffet, chips, meats, pasta and deserts. There ...
were a few high chairs, and we did have to wait for one on 2 occassions. I have got to say that the dining room staff were exceptional. They worked really hard in clearing the tables, making sure you had a drink and in being pleasant - especially with the children. Read More
The location may be a downside for beach lovers, as the walk is 15-20mins with children. However, it will help you burn a few calories! I liked the location, as it wasn\'t in the thick of it. There is a main road out of the front of the hotel, but it posed no problems for us at all. The location was ideal for Mundomar, Aqualandia and Benidorm Palace.
There are lots of bars a short walk from the hotel. I was surprised to find that the beach bars in the evening seemed less busy than our \'local\' bars. I guess I wasn\'t up late enough to see Benidorm in it\'s night time glory!
There is a mini-market on the other side of the road, about 3 minutes walk from the hotel. This had plenty in stock, We tended to buy weetabix, water, baby food and wet wipes from here.
A Supermarket is on the same side as our hotel, but about 7 minutes walk. Here you can buy the big packs of nappies - which seemed good enough.
I found an Iceland which stored lots of English produce. It was just off of the main road, but quite a walk down. You could buy Huggies in there, but it worked out pricey. I was also able to buy some baby milk powder (C&G) which was a relief having run out!
Mundomar is a lovely Marine and Exotic animal park built on a hillside. To view the attractions, like any park there is alot of walking, but it is up hill. We took the day slowly and had a lovely time. There is a great dolphin show, and you can also pay to have your photo with a dolphin whilst you touch it.
We didn\'t go to Aqualandia, as it wasn\'t suitable for our young children.
The show at Benidorm Palace was quite nice, we didn\'t choose the meal option or transport, as it was directly opposite our hotel. I gotta say this show particularly appealed to my husband!
Like others have mentioned the evening entertainment was a little boring some nights for adults. But our concern was for the children, and they were very happy. We made lots of friends and really it was the company that made the evenings fun.
I have to say that the kids reps were fantastic! They had one night off (Thursday) so we made sure we went out that night. My 3 year old really enjoyed the kids club. I dropped in a few times to catch the rep - Izzy - reading stories and having circle time with the children. You have to attend the club cabin the day before to put your childs name down for a club the next day. There are limited spaces! My child attended one session a day without a problem, but I could see that in peak season places would be a problem.
There is a creche room also. I didn\'t leave the baby, but you can pay to leave your little one there if you need a break. I used this room to play with our baby, and found the staff to be helpful, friendly and professional. You can hire a push chair whilst out here, if there are any available. I did this for our 3 year old, as the walk in and out of town was too much for his little legs. Also night, we were able to go out, without having to worry about carrying him back to bed.
The Hotel has a park for the children which was well maintained.
The Childrens pool was quite small, and close to the main pool. The Main pool was of good size. Very cold to get into, but fine once in.
We had no problem getting a sunbed and there wasn\'t too much reserving at this time of year.
If I happened to go back to Benidorm, then I would use this hotel again!
Tour Operator: First Choice