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The best areas for booking a hotel in Benidorm.

Benidorm is one of the most tourist areas in Spain, and its offer of hotels is huge.  There are accommodations for all tastes and all budgets offering from basic and cheap rooms to the most exclusive services in rooms with awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean.

The hotel choice depends on the user’s tastes and needs.  There are hotels in the entire city and in its surroundings but, obviously, some areas are best prepared for the tourism than others.

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Benidorm has more than 6 km of coast, whose bigger extension covers its two main beaches, Poniente and Levante.  Almost in the middle, both beaches are divided by the centre of the city where are situated a considerable part of the hotel offer.

One of the best area for booking a hotel in Benidorm is the city centre.  This area is right in front of the Levante and Poniente beaches, so if you book a hotel in the centre of Benidorm, you can easily go to both beaches.  Another advantage of the city centre is that it allows to complement the sun and beach days with walks by the historic quarter and by the rest of the city in order to know this beautiful city of Alicante.

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You can also stay in a hotel in the historic centre of Benidorm.  The old quarter is made up of a framework of picturesque small streets, ideal to get away from it all and let yourself be astonished by its small bars, restaurants and shops.   Now, car parking in the centre and in the old quarter is difficult, so the most recommended is to stay in a hotel with car park.

If you prefer a beach hotel, one of my suggestions is to opt for a hotel in Poniente beach.  It is one of the quietest areas of Benidorm, this is why it is an appropriate option for families or people wanting to be in a peaceful atmosphere, away from the most noisy places.

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Poniente beach occupies an extensive coastal area from the centre to La Cala. There is a promenade along the entire beach, it is a real pleasure walk it at the end of the afternoon, contemplate the sunset and enjoy the ambience.

Other of the recommended options is choosing a hotel in Levante beach. This area is packed with restaurants, bars and pubs.  Its atmosphere is quite lovely during the whole year, especially in summer. There, the leisure offer is plentiful. If you do not want to be in the middle of the hubbub, you can also book a hotel in Cala Almadrava, close to Levante beach and to the centre, but in a quieter area.

Benidorm is nature too

The natural facet of Benidorm is not precisely the most known in the capital of Costa Blanca, but the truth is that in the surroundings of the city and just some metres away from its characteristic skyscraper, we find a varied offer of hiking or Nordic Walking routes in Benidorm.

The combination of sea and mountain offers wonderful landscapes very appreciated by those who practise these sports. Besides, we can make different routes to know the most hidden, and maybe one of the most lovely parts in Benidorm.

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Sierra Helada Natural Park, for example, is one of the best places for hiking in this area. It is the first marine and terrestrial park in the Valencian Community and is ideal for making several routes with different levels of difficulty, and for contemplating its coves, flora and fauna. You can choose among different designed routes, with distances from 5,2km to 16km in round trips.

These routes allow you to know some of the greatest charms of Sierra Helada, such as the Albir Lighthouse or Puig Campana, a mountain representing the Benidorm landscape, located in the municipality of Finestrat.

There are also hiking routes going through Sierra Cortina, whose northern part borders on the Finestrat municipality. Sierra Bernia, in Altea is also one of the hiking routes in the surroundings of Benidorm, where we can contemplate lovely views.

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All these routes are perfect for hiking and Nordic Walking. The Nordic Walking is a sporting discipline, more and more common in this area, it is a type of hike in which, besides  the legs, you exercise the upper part of the body thanks to the specially designed poles used when walking.

Recommended hotels in Benidorm:

–          Benidorm Gran Hotel Bali

–          Perla Benidorm Hotel

–          Brasil Benidorm Hotel

–          Prince Park Hotel in Benidorm

Benidorm, a city full of hotel tradition

Benidorm could be one of the tourist destinations that produce both positive and negative emotions. It arouses my curiosity to realize this destination in Costa Blanca has many supporters as detractors. The fact is that although Benidorm has a bad image, it is still one of the Spanish tourist destinations with best occupancy rates.

This city in the coast of Alicante has always been characterised by being a representative sun and beach destination, which has given and still gives many benefits. During the 70’s there was a strong demand of spaces for hotels, entailing a fast building of hotels and giving rise to the famous skyline of this city.

Nowadays, Benidorm is still one of the destinations that can boast an excellent level of hotel occupancy. All this despite the bad image of the society of this city. For many, Benidorm is a crowded beach destination, riddled with drunk Englishmen and hotels without personality. But the truth is that Benidorm is much more than that.

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The tourism industry of this city of Alicante has made a big effort to modernise the hotels of Benidorm and bring them up to date. This has caused a diversification of its tourism product, increasing the specialization and the variety of hotels ranges.

Besides the effort of renovating and positioning the hotels, the supplementary offer in Benidorm has been substantially increased with a considerable offer of restaurants and leisure, contributing to the success of this destination.

It is worth mentioning that Benidorm has traditionally characterised by offering very competitive prices, both in hotels and in supplementary services. This is probably one of the reasons by which many people go back.

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Benidorm is a city conceived of for leisure. And, no matter who may disagree, this destination attracts year after year a huge quantity of tourists seduced by its tourism product, by its beautiful and warm beaches and by its pleasant Mediterranean weather.

Recommended hotels in Benidorm:

–          Prince Park Hotel in Benidorm

–          Bristol Park Hotel in Benidorm

–          Gran Hotel Bali

–          Perla Benidorm Hotel

5 hotels in Benidorm for this Easter

Easter is almost upon us! 2014 Easter holidays are just around the corner and, if you have not yet chosen a destination or plan, it is time to get you act together and organise a getaway, even though you go next door.  This is the best time for getting ready for the summer, so it is not advisable to waste the opportunity of escaping a short time to the beach and practice any of our favourite mountain sports.

Our today’s proposal is dedicated to those procrastinators who want an easy, cheap and funny destination for spending 4 days of sun on the shore of the Mediterranean: here you have a short selection of hotels in Benidorm for this Easter. All of them offer average prices and varied services, for those travelling with family and for those wanting a getaway with friends or partner.  Read and choose yours.  See you in the beach!

Flamingo Playa Hotel

Flamingo Playa Hotel

The Benidorm hotel

To enjoy a luxury Easter with a good quality-price relation and comfortable services next to the Poniente beach, we suggest to you a 4 star rated hotel in Benidorm, a real experience in itself: Gran Hotel Balí, the highest hotel of Europe which, besides boasting incomparable views, has all kind of surprises: artificial lake, disco, vantage point terrace… An unique opportunity for resting in a room with the best views of Benidorm.

Belonging to the Bali Group, there are two options of cheaper hotels in Benidorm: Benidorm Centre Hotel, a 4 star rated accommodation just 10 minutes away from the old quarter of Benidorm for all types of travellers; Cabana Hotel, in Poniente beach.  This last one is very recommended if you travel with family or if you want a bit of peacefulness.

Views of L’Aigüera Park

If you want to stay in a hotel in the centre of Benidorm, you will find just some metres walk from the city hall the Prince Park, a 3 star rated accommodation in L’Aigüera Park with a good quality-price relation: triple rooms. swimming pool, entertaining, car park, cuisine… We have chosen it because it is a refurbished hotel, with modern and functional design and spacious rooms, although its strong point is the excellent location.

Adults Only Easter

If you have been thinking of taking advantage of the Easter to take a breather and leave the children with the grandparents, looking for an Adults Only hotel in Benidorm is an option you should take into account.  Usually, they are more stylish hotels for a bit higher price, but, in truth, it is worth it: spa, gourmet cuisine, Adults Only entertainment, quiet atmosphere, comfortable suites with hydromassage bath… Everything just one step from the beach. One of the hotels in Benidorm that meets these criteria is the Mónaco Beach & Spa, belonging to the Sandos chain.  Now it has several on-line offers giving you the possibility of booking with discounts: for golfers or long stays, ideal if you are fortunate and can prolong the Easter.

Bristol Benidorm Hotel

Bristol Benidorm Hotel

Holidays at the best price

For tight budgets, we have chosen one of the classics of the hotel offer in Levante beach: Marconfort Flamingo Playa, an All Inclusive aparthotel in Benidorm, very appreciated by travellers thanks to its price, kind staff, peacefulness and apartments especially designed for families.  Despite being a 2 star aparthotel, it offers interesting services such as swimming pool, solarium terrace and free wifi in the common areas of the accommodation.

Hotel in the centre of Benidorm

Among all the hotels included in this small list, the Bristol Park Hotel is the closest to the old quarter of the city.  It is an 3 star accommodation in Benidorm, economical and very comfortable.  Its main strengths are price (from 20 euros booking more than 10 nights) and its services: swimming pool, solarium, restaurant, bar, playground and free wifi.

Europe’s highest hotel

¿Which is the Europe’s highest hotel and where is located?  This trivial question has an answer that will, surely, surprise many, since the highest hotel in the European continent is the Bali Gran Hotel, a 4 star rated hotel in Benidorm, with around 100 feet high, located next to the Poniente beach.

It is not entirely strange since Benidorm is one of the European cities having a really characteristic skyline: if you look from the sea at the coast, you will see dozens of giants appearing in front of the beaches and boasting thousand of shapes and colours. Among them, 22 emblematic buildings of the city, authentic monuments of a ripe destination that has marked a milestone in the Spanish Mediterranean.

The highest hotel in Europe

The highest hotel in Europe

The Bali Gran Hotel is one of those historic buildings. Well-known all over the world as the highest residential building of Europe, it is the flagship of the Bali Group hotel chain, offering a viewpoint just a few steps from La Cala beach, in the Poniente area of the Costa Blanca Capital.

Visiting this great flat roof is one of the essential experiences in Benidorm, since the panorama from its 524 feet shows the true history of this sun and beach city. The Bali Gran Hotel viewpoint  is on the 45th floor, access is for a fee:  guests (1 Euros) and general public (5 Euros). In the Empire State Building style.

Views of the Benidorm city and mountains surrounding it make worthwhile paying this admission: from the high you can watch the great Puig de Campana and the mountain range protecting Benidorm, Serra Gelada, Serra Grossa, Serra Cortina and Serra Bernia. Besides, access is by a panoramic lift, allowing you to see in only one minute the entire orography of the city.

Modern, with luxury suites with views to the Poniente beach and an interior artificial lake, the great Bali Hotel is one of the establishments that can be considered an attraction in itself, a place to live a different holiday experience that does not depends on the destination.  In total, building takes up around 645,000 sq ft and took 14 years to be completely built.  Designed by the architect Antonio Escario, its big spaces are usually scene of the great global  events and sports competitions.