A sneaky look at the very fabulous HOTEL DELOIX 4*
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.
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.
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.
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.