Located on the south-eastern coast of Spain, Benidorm is the largest beach resort on the Costa Blanca. In fact, it's probably the most popular coastal holiday destination in Europe, attracting millions of visitors each year. Whether you want to pamper yourself in luxurious surroundings with an All Inclusive Costa Blanca trip, or simply enjoy cheap holidays in Benidorm with pool perks and beach access, this popular destination has it all. Here are a handful of the best choices on offer in Benidorm.
This tranquil, adults-only hotel is located close enough to all of the town's various amenities to be within easy walking distance of a selection of excellent bars and restaurants. It's also only a few minutes away from the popular Levante beach. With a guarantee of no guests under the age of 16, Hotel Riudor is the perfect place for a romantic break in a stylishly simple setting. All of the 168 rooms are immaculately presented and have satellite TV and air conditioning, perfect for All Inclusive holidays to Benidorm.
Relaxation is the name of the game at Hotel Melia. Its location in the quaint suburb of Rincon de Loix means you're far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of the Old Town, but close enough to enjoy the amenities at hand. Inside the hotel itself, two large lagoon-like pools offer a great place to kick back under the shade of the impressive palm trees scattered around the sunloungers on the terrace. In fact, with a hairdresser, laundrette and gym on-site, you can truly escape from the world if you so desire.
The recently refurbished Hotel Rosamar is made up of 364 rooms on 14 floors. This hotel is home to a huge freshwater swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds and parasols, making it a great spot to relax for a week or two in the sun. For those wishing to venture into the thick of things on Costa Blanca holidays, the hotel's central location makes it an easy walk to a range of bars and eateries, so you'll never run out of new things to try, taste and do.
Sol Pelicanos Ocas is a family-friendly hotel in a superb location, just 300 metres from the coveted Levante beach. Specifically designed to please both younger and older generations, there is a full programme of activities to keep the nippers occupied while parents can unwind in their own time. Among other facilities, the hotel offers a network of landscaped pools, including a sizable lagoon complete with geysers and whirlpools. There's also nightly entertainment including cabaret and live music.
Another family-friendly choice is the Hotel Presidente, which also caters to couples or solo travellers. The hotel's two outdoor pools – one of which is heated in the colder months – will keep you occupied in the complex itself, while the open air bar is a great place to unwind while the children splash around in their own play area.
This affordable option is nestled smack bang in the middle of the lively bar scene, making it a fantastic choice for larger groups and families looking for a cheap and cheerful getaway. The central shared pool is the great place to spend a few lazy hours soaking in the sun's rays, while the staff are very accommodating and friendly. Meanwhile, the central lobby area is complete with a bar and games room, combining all of the advantages of a traditional hotel with the Self Catering flexibility of having your own apartment right in the heart of Benidorm.
Another fantastic little hotel whose excellence exceeds its three-star rating, Hotel Rio Park is situated a 10-minute walk away from the pristine beach and lots of attractions. In addition to the great food and nightly entertainment, its strongest pull is perhaps the friendliness of its staff, whose courtesy and cordiality bring guests back to the same spot year after year.
The Levante Club hotel combines a modern design with top class-facilities. This is the ideal place to lay your head if you're looking to unwind in the Spanish sunshine. This TUI Gold hotel even has a spa, massage area and thermal baths, so you really can pamper yourself. The buffet restaurant, which serves a range of international and national dishes, will take care of all your foodie needs. Or you may choose to spend your time relaxing by the pool, sipping on a cocktail from the poolside bar.