Riviera Hotel Benidorm A Best Seller

Our mystery man on the street takes a sneaky look at one of the top rated hotels in town RIVIERA BEACHOTEL 4*

 

Currently the number two hotel in Benidorm according to 700 trip advisor reviewers, our man on the street decided to check out the facilities and see if the hotel lives up to all those glowing reports putting it in the number two spot.

THE HOTEL

The hotel is located only a very short hop from the heart of the entertainment hub of Benidorm in the Rincon de Loix and only five minutes from the Levante beach making it in a perfect location.  Following a complete refurbishment from the ground up the Riviera Beachotel re-opened the doors just two years ago.  This is a modern and rather funky hotel with impressive architecture and some of the most stunning lighting effects which create a quite unique atmosphere once the sun goes down.

THE ROOMS

Everything is new with exactly what you would expect from a newly refurbished 4* hotel of this class.  Really comfy beds for a good sleep plus of course facilities such as a mini-bar, big flat screen TV, electronic safes, Wifi and nicely designed bathrooms and Ladies, yes there is a hair dryer.  Most rooms offer superb big walk-in showers.  Rooms are not massive but are very adequate and bright with soft lighting that creates a relaxing mood.  The room we saw offered a lovely feature round window too with excellent views of Benidorm from the terrace.  Overall very deserving of the 4* rating with little extras such as better quality fluffy towels and a decent selection of toiletries. Oh! And you really could eat of the floor, the cleaning was impeccable, a credit to those often forgotten housekeeping staff.

THE FOOD

This is where the Riviera really does come up trumps.  Friendly and happy staff (makes a change!).  Meals are served buffet style, but, with a superior choice to that served in some hotels!  Replenished often (keeping food fresh) with a great choice of salads, hot dishes and very much geared toward the high numbers of British guests who stay here this time of year.  This is reiterated time and again in many online reviews.  Breakfast will fill you up for the day!

THE POOL

Perhaps the only drawback is the hotel pool which is a tad small and tends to get little sunshine until the afternoon.  However, it is a really pleasant area to sit and the pool bar offers very cheap drink (the hotel do not charge 4* prices) and a snack menu that offers excellent value too, just in case you are still hungry after the massive breakfast.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

When compared to other hotels in Benidorm the Riviera Beachotel is small with just 99 rooms and is therefore not going to be overly crowded at meal times, around the pool or in the bar during the daytime.  The terrace bar is open to the public and is a popular place at night due to the low prices (Bucket of 5 bottles of beer from only 4.50€) and entertainment so grab a seat early!  This is now a top selling hotel in Benidorm and should be booked as early as possible to ensure you get a room.  Guests staying here get up to 25% off at the Western Saloon, Morgan Tavern and the UK Comedy Club.

A typical 1970´s building lovingly refurbished, we liked very much. Book this and over 400 Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels by visiting realbenidorm.net

 


Hotel Deloix Aqua Center in Benidorm

A sneaky look at the very fabulous HOTEL DELOIX  4*

Hotel Deloix Benidorm

THE HOTEL  location - Avenida  Doctor Severo Ochoa, 34  03503 Benidorm

Often overlooked by many visitors due to the location on the edge of town, however the Hotel De Loix is clearly one of the better choices and is simply perfect for a weekend break where you just want to chill by the pool all day and venture out at night.

This is a low-rise hotel big on style with superb hanging gardens and a lush tropical internal featured garden too.  There is a real feeling of space with modern furniture in the reception and café bar which creates an awesome atmosphere.  This is no ordinary hotel, this is somewhere very special and quite unique in Benidorm.  Staff were all friendly too.

THE ROOMS                                                                                       

You get big here!  Big rooms, big balconies and big views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.  All 188 rooms are furnished in a minimalist but functional style making that big space feel even bigger!  Every room comes with a comfy sofa which is great for couples and for families with either one or two children the sofa quickly converts into a bed for the kids.  Internet is a decent speed and cost just 5€ per week.

THE FOOD

A buffet restaurant offering a good selection for breakfast, more continental with less hot selection than us Brits prefer, but nice enough.  Evening meals include an abundant selection of fresh salad plus a choice of fish and meats from the hot buffet.  Wine by the glass comes in at under 2€ and a big bottle of water just 3€ so inexpensive for drinks with your meals.  Lots of fresh fruit and sticky deserts.  All in all always something nice to eat and perfect for a long weekend, probably get a bit dull after a week but buffets always do.

THE POOLS

A nice big pool awaits you with plenty of sunbeds plus an excellent Kids pool located in a shaded position so you don´t have to worry about the Kids roasting away in the sun!  For those who prefer their breaks child free there is an Adult only pool on the rooftop, a huge bonus to be honest.  The indoor pool is fantastic (obligatory silly hats only 2.50€) with some nice features.  Pool towels are available for a 1€ fee.  They keep the pool area closed until 10am, to stop the annoying folks putting towels out before breakfast.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The walk to the beach takes 20 minutes on the flat, regular buses stop outside the hotel to take you down to the beach and back (Taxis cost about 6€).  Benidorm Palace is across the road for a superb dinner and show experience (a must) and Aqualandia and Mundomar just a 10 minute walk behind the hotel.  The road leading into Benidorm is littered with bars and cafés including the popular Levi´s Showboat for some fun nights out.  From September onwards expect mainly couples and very few children.  This is not a hotel with lots of groups so unlikely to encounter any Hens or Stags here, hoorah!  Enjoy, we did.

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New Year in Benidorm Budget Quality or Luxury Hotels

New year in Benidorm offers, great restaurants and superb Gala Dinners in all Hotels and an end of year firework display as good as any major city.  Plus if you are British enjoy the New Year at Midnight and again in the old town at 1am (Midnight in the UK).

If you are looking for a few days away after Christmas it is not too late to find a qulaity 4* of even Luxury 5* at great room rates with or without the Gala Dinners.  And for the budget break self catering and budget hotel in Benidorm start at as little as 12€ per person per night.  Benidorm short breaks are cheap to see in 2012 and are a popular choice with 100`s of British residents here in Spain who travel up the coast for New Year´s Eve.

Our top three Hotel choices for New Year are:

BUDGET CHOICE from 17€

Hotel Brasil offers a recently part refurbished (in 2011) 2* hotel in the center of Benidorm old town. Ideal for those who want a friendly little traditional Spanish Hotel with clean rooms, wholesome food and close enough to all the bars and restaurants in this part of town to enjoy a few days break over new year. Limited rooms so do book before they are gone. Not luxury of course but genrally good reviews in this price range BOOK HERE

QUALITY 4 STAR from 32€

The recently opened (July 2011) brand new Hotel Riviera located right in the heart of the Rincon de Loix for a superb few days break in Benidorm within walking distance of all the live show and cabaret venues like Morgans Tavern, which is opposite.

Offering brand new rooms and bathrooms in a modern style with superb customer areas as you would expect form a hotel fo this standard.  Only open six months at the time of writing and now our number one best selling hotel ion Benidorm. No doubt a good choice for a Benidorm late deal for New Year. BOOK HERE

SIMPLY LUXURY from 65€

It has to be the 5* Hotel Boutique Villa Venecia perfectly placed overlooking the sea on the edge of the cliff opposite the Old Town Church.  With only 26 rooms guests can expect the best service in stunning surrounding with a fine wine cellar and the very best of locally produced cuisine.

Guest rooms offer the best views on the Spanish white coast in luxurious surroundings with all the extras you would expect from a unique hotel in this class.  Soft bathrobes, slippers, 42″ Phillips TV, Nespresso Coffee Maker and well stocked minibar are a few of the in room facilites. Take a look and enjoy the best hotel in Benidorm for romantic breaks honeymoons, new year and all celebrations in Spain. BOOK HERE

Note: Rates quoted are low season and may not be available on new years eve