Just wondering if any information could be found in benidorm about the town in 1976 my first visit there, i stayed at the Britania hotel about 100 yards up a dirt track directly behind the duke of wellinton, nothing else in sight, i have tried to find something on the web but can't, no mention of hotel, the only other hotel i remember from then was the titanic, any info appreciated
The former Hotel Titanic still sits at the corner of Calle Gerona and Calle Cuenca, and is now the Hotel Marina.
I did'nt go to benidorm from 1976 till 1996 so in the twenty years it had changed so much, i have been 6 times since then and each time i go i usually have a lunch at the duke and try to pinpoint the britania, trying to explain to hubby what was there then, well nothing lol, it was only a 2 star hotel and it was suberb, the best food i have ever had abroad, 5 courses and full board, just wish i had took pics from the balcony showing the view to the duke, thanks for the info about the titanic now being the marina did'nt know that,
The hotel Marina doesn't have a 13th floor...it jumps from 12 to 14.
They consider this to be unlucky...just like the Titanic.
I need to get out more
The first hotel was the Agua Azul- I have no idea if its still standing. It was right next to an open air cinema which played Oliver over and over and over again! I got food poisoning after eating something which had asparagus in it and only recently managed to try it again. I gashed my foot on a tile in the pool and my sister collapsed on a bus to the market and had to be rushed to the doctor. We got woken up each day with the cock crowing in the farm directly behind it.(can you imagine that now??) We had a great time!
The last time was to the Poseiden where the entertainment every night was a man on an organ playing things like "show me the way to Amarillo"! I remember him for his very black wig. We went on from there to a disco until about 5 in the morning and got up for breakfast about 8.30( those were the days!) The disco we liked best was Tramps.
I went a few years later in 1984 and even then I didn't recognise the place!
There is a little agricultural museum just nearby too, in Parque De L'Aiguera, perhaps there is a connection.
Thanks David! It wasn't THAT long ago I went- only about 35 years! :lol:( 35 years! )
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