Hotel Insider: Top Tips For Places To
Stay In Benidorm
Benidorm is one of the most visited holiday resorts on the planet. Its hotels spread for miles and miles, and its beaches are full to the brim of holidaymakers soaking up the sun. Such is its influence on the industry; it’s been branded the birthplace of the package holiday, and has even spawned television shows.
But with so many hotels and resorts in the Costa Blanca town, it poses quite the question when it comes to booking a break…
“Where the heck do we stay?!”
Well, with so much to offer, we’ve done the hard work for you and dug out some of the best places to lay your head in between enjoying the Spanish sunshine.
Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique
Walk into the Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique and you’ll most likely gasp. Nestled into the cliff-face it offers stunning views over the Mediterranean and is one of the comfiest stays in the whole of the Costa Brava.
The five-star resort has every amenity needed including air-condition rooms, a mini-bar, and large 42-inch TV screen; not that you’ll be watching it with the seascape more awe-inspiring than any Hollywood blockbuster.
The rooms are complimented by a fabulous restaurant below with the Llum del Mar eatery offering first-class cuisine to add to a first-class stay. In addition, the resort has its own spa with a variety of treatments alongside a gym with all the latest technology.
Barcelo Asia Gardens
Moving inland, the Barcelo Asia Gardens is another example of five-star hospitality in Benidorm, with beautiful Balinese style rooms set to a backdrop of heavenly tropical gardens. Found towards the foot of the Sierra Cortina Mountains, the resort has magnificent views over the town, just a 10 minute drive away.
It has magnificent facilities, including two outdoor heated pools; and VIP areas for those staying in the luxury suites. That’s added to a gym and Thai spa which offer perfect relaxation, whilst a stroll through the Asia Gardens is the real height of tranquillity. Rooms are equally as tranquil, with neutral, calming colours throughout and the suites include their own terrace complete with hot tub.
Magic Aqua Rock Gardens
Not many hotels come complete with their own mini waterpark, but then not many hotels are Magic Aqua Rock Gardens. The hotel, 250m to east of Levante Beach, is a truly unique hotel, home to six fun waterslides which lie within its grounds.
Throughout the hotel African décor dominates. The safari area is a huge hit with the little ones, and they can be kept entertained all day long with shows including the School of Magic Arts, the School of Knights and Princess, and the Magic Circus program, as well as a number of leisure activities to have fun with.
The rooms themselves are spacious with all you would expect with a four-star hotel, and all air-conditioned to keep you cool under the hot, Spanish sun.
Wow. Just wow. That’s the response we usually hear after a Melia Villaitana stay. The resort is just a short distance away from the Asia Gardens resort and Terra Mitica, Benidorm’s premier theme park, making its location as well desired as its rooms.
With 25 buildings, all echoing the classic Mediterranean style makes it a truly remarkable location, with glorious swimming pools fitting in between, alongside a Nicklaus designed 18-hole golf course looking across the ever-growing Benidorm skyline. As far as rooms go, you may not find more elegant ones in the whole of the Costa Brava. The resort has 356 rooms matching the style that flows through the resort, ladened with golds, whites, and calming beiges.
And as you’d expect with 25 buildings there is plenty to do too. Thai-chi, yoga, and numerous health activities are all available, whilst the Royal Square hosts all sorts of entertainment including circus shows, professional productions, and live music.
The Polynesian Lodge Resort
Benidorm has many attractions for the family. We’ve already mentioned Terra Mitica and the beautiful Levante Beach, but one of its other stars is the Terra Natura, a wildlife and waterpark. With incredible slides and vast quantities of wildlife including elephants, tigers, and giraffes, it’s worth staying to have an amazing natural world on your doorstep; but the hotel itself is in fact incredibly popular.
The resort is relatively new to Benidorm, which means amenities are very modern. A peaceful sanctuary is created with the lodge rooms surrounded by greenery, keeping you secluded and relaxed at all times. Restaurants and pools, as you would imagine, are aplenty and it offers something truly unique; we’re all used to classic scenario of being awoken by a cockerel in the morning. How many people can say they’ve been woken by an elephant’s trumpet?