Benidorm is a superb resort to enjoy a Christmas holiday break in Spain with a range of hotels and self-catering apartments to choose from budget 2-star apart-hotels to good 3-star hotels, and luxury 4 or 5 stars hotels.
Most Benidorm hotels also offer a typical Christmas Eve Gala night with a special buffet as is the tradition in Spain, rather than a Christmas day lunch. You can expect this to be a real occasion and a time to dress up and get festive. If you book just a hotel it is worth checking that this is included in the price or if required to be paid when you arrive. If you book a Christmas package holiday with evenings meals included, then this will include the gala dinner.
A Benidorm Christmas holiday can also be fun if you go self-catering or bed and breakfast and prefer a traditional British style Christmas Day lunch or early evening dinner. You will find many British restaurants and bars that offer “Turkey & Tinsel” dining with all the trimmings for a set price including wine. Prices for Christmas Day lunch or dinner start from 25€ up to 65€ depending on the venue. Booking in advance is essential with many restaurants selling out weeks ahead of the festive season. A good choice for a top Christmas dinner is Paneils Steak House & Restaurant in the old town.
If your idea of a Christmas holiday in Benidorm is to get away from all things festive, then Spain is ideal. Christmas Day is not celebrated so much and most cafes bars and restaurants will be open as usual offering a menu of the day, or snacks to suit your taste, and if the sun shines you might even get a morning or afternoon on a sheltered spot on the beach in December!
With virtually 24/7 entertainment plus plenty of festive events and artisan Christmas markets, a Benidorm holiday at Christmas time is guaranteed to be special and if you are lucky the sun will shine every day too!
A week in Benidorm including Christmas Day starts from about £529 with a hotel, flights, luggage, and transfers included with TUI holidays departing from ten UK airports including London Gatwick.
Another top choice for a Benidorm Christmas package holiday is Jet2holidays which offers a week in Benidorm to include half-board and a gala dinner on Christmas Eve from £600pp departing from ten UK airports including London Stansted, Leeds, and Manchester.
Our top choice for the best hotels in perfect locations are:
The brand new H10 Porto Poniente is right on the beach, a luxury superior 4 star.
The hotel Benidorm Centre is a totally renovated smart 4 star hotel ideal for adults and close to both the Levante beach and the old town.
The Villa Venecia 5 star hotel, is located overlooking the sea in the old town by the church and is one of the top 25 hotels in Spain! Perfect for a special dream break.
The Hotel Don Pancho offers a touch of luxury and is in a class of it´s own. Enjoy extras like traditional English afternoon tea at this high end 4 star hotel.
The Hotel Presidente is bang in the heart of the entertainment zone of the Levante and was totally renovated top to bottom recently, a 4 star superior hotel, and number one on TripAdvisor.
To find a hotel for your next holiday see our Benidorm hotel guide with a live availability map. Have a fantastic time in Benidorm, so much more than you imagine!