Apartamentos Primavera Loix
16 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not That Bad...
"Myself and my cousin (both girls) stayed here for 10 days and were extremely apprehensive after reading the reviews on these websites. we are 21 and 19 and just wanted somewhere to sleep and get ready. There is a 60euro deposit for damages at checkin but they never checked our room when we checked out and got the money back without question.
We never stayed around the pool in the day as we had family at another hotel and so went to their pool. We were worried about "muggers alley" and after 3 nights of walking back from the nightlife in the square (which is a 3 min walk) we decided to get a taxi back as we did feel intimidated, the taxi cost 5 euros and always took us to the door even though people on here said that cars cannot get down there. In the 9 nights we were there we only saw 2 groups of lads both of which never bothered us and isnt so much an alley but a road where locals park and is very well lit, but its better to be safe than sorry.
The rooms are a fairly decent size with a massive balcony and for 2 young girls they were ideal for getting ready with a massive wardrobe and plenty of drawers. We got fresh towels twice during our stay and it seemed to be on a wednesday, however the apartments were never cleaned which didnt really bother us as we just gave it a sweep and were only there for 3 hours a day.
All in all YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. dont go expecting 5 star because its not. Ideal for people who just want to enjoy benidorm and not be stuck in there. We loved the Wooky Hollow Pub and The Secret Fountain all the staff were friendly and the food was great. Benidorm is extremely cheap to go self catering and we had a fab time! wouldnt go back to the apartments due to location however if they were closer to the square area we would definatley stay there again! There not that bad!"
- Travel date: Sat 27th of August 2011
not to bad
"just been to these apartments, they were a last minute booking and afterwards we were worried as the reviews were not good, however, the hotel is worn and dated and the lift is slow, but it was clean with a large balcony,fridge,small ovengrill,and tv which has crap channells on it so we only used one night for around3.5euros, as regards muggers alley which is a lane bordered by waste ground it never worried me or my two young sons walking up it late at night lots of people use it. I would say your safer there than in the main square which can get very busy late at night,and always be aware of pickpockets. Benidorm has some great shows on in the bars, they charge more for the drinks half coke is 2.5euros,
a pint spanish lager between 2 and 3 euros, but some have 2 for 1 offers so its possible to have a cheap holiday and the beach and water are clean so have fun."
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of July 2011
"me my husband and my family stayed here on 3rd june 2011 and had a great time, we had three children with us one age 3 and two aged 2. the apartments were clean well equipped and towels were changed twice in our 9 night stay, they didn't clean while we were there but then we were self catering which means loooking after yourselves, if I had wanted to be waited on I would have gone to a hotel. The bar made lovely meals and were good priced especially the breakfast. the balconys were massive and felt safe the veiw from ours was over the pueblo hotel and pool. The staff were friendly and helpful. The alley way to the hotel was no problem but did smell a little but this was only the drains as they do smell a bit in spain. The pool area was great we always got space around the kids pool and plenty of sunbeds at no charge. It was central to everywhere there were a few single groups but they never bothered us day or night. We were worried after reading some of the reviews before we went but there was no need it was brilliant and would def stay there again."
- Travel date: Wed 6th of July 2011
Do not stay here - avoid at all costs!
"The worst hotel I have ever stayed in! I cannot believe its rated as a 3*. I wouldn't rate it as a 1*.
It was in a really dodgy location. The hotel is situated up a lane and is affectionately referred to by the locals as "muggers lane" due to the number of attacks that have taken place there. Taxi's are unable to take you straight to the hotel so you have no option but to walk up a unlit lane.
The hotel itself is horrible as well. It was dirty, dated and our room (704) had broken tiles, broken shower, dirty sheets and black plug sockets to name a few.
The pool was pretty shabby as well, broken tiles/Sunbeds and the area around the pool was very slippy. All the holidaymakers looked utterly miserable - understandable!
The hotel staff were rude and unhelpful as well. When we arrived the receptionist demanded 60 euros from us as a deposit for any possible breakages - that was a laugh. There was nothing in our hotel room to break, half of the amenities were already broken. They should have been paying us!
We requested a move straight away as we couldn't bear to stay there and luckily we were moved the next morning.
As 2 girls, we felt really vulnerable staying here, but after reading the other reviews (god I wish I had read these before booking!)it looks like it wasn't just us. I would stress to anyone considering booking not too. Im seriously not hard to please, I generally use my hotel to shower, sunbathe and sleep in but there was no way I would have done any of these here. We were moved to the Flamingo Playa. This was also rated as a 3* but was miles better and I would reccomend this to anyone.
- Travel date: Mon 7th of September 2009
apartments where filthy . there where 17...
"apartments where filthy . there where 17 of us staying at primavera dos when we checked in we where met with a rude receptionist with no customer care skills whatsoever. he told us we had to pay 100 euros deposit per room we had 5 rooms in total (a lot of money especially when we where only there for 4 days) we where told this was for any breakages , what a load of rubbish all our rooms where like something out of fawlty towers and when we checked out at 7 oc'lock in the morning no one went to check the rooms to see if any damage had been done. during our stay 2 girls where robbed just outside the hotel in muggers lane and lost their bags with their keys in them . the hotel charged them 51 euros per key that was lost so the hotel also robbed them as you can get keys cut for 1 euro in a hardware shop we spotted. there are some good points to the hotel the bar staff where friendly & the food was very good, ... one nice pub we found was the yorkshire pride just down the road the food is great and very well priced , benidorm was a great place and has something for everyone we will certainly go back but not to primavera dos "
- Travel date: Mon 15th of September 2008
After reading the reviews i was not look...
"After reading the reviews i was not looking forward to the holiday at all. when we got to the hotel though we were pleasantly surprised, overall it looks very nice, the rooms are big enough , the balconies are massive and nothing was broken. the foods really nice and cheap there and the hotel is right near jokers which is kinda the start of the square. Now for the bad points!! the bedding was never changed, they only changed the towels once, no air conditioning meant i slept on the balcony most nights. There is also no room for ur luggage on the last day so u have to leave it in the reception area! The worst thing though is muggers alley!!!! this is the alley that you have to walk down out of your hotel to get to the main road and it is quite dark and scary and 5 big men from the hotel got mugged there in the week that we were there so me and my friend had to wait for people that were staying in the hotel first before we would walk down - would not stay there again due to the muggers!!"
- Travel date: Fri 8th of August 2008
Not As Bad As People Make Out
"The hotel was more like a place to go and sleep, the room itself consists of a Living Room kitchen area with a camp bed (which was broke) Bathroom (which had massive chips in it) Bed Room (which was so hot at nights due to the non Air Con), Balcony (which was swarming with tiny ant things and all you could look at was the builders building the neihbouring hotels pool. There was also a tiny balcony thing at the other end which im sure was built for the cleaners as its only got a dirt old sink in and a few buckets and mops. The Living room has dated radio system and a TV which doesnt work unless you give the weirdo on reception some more of your cash.
We just treated the hotel as somewhere to sleep and get ready before we hit what Bendidorm is really about.
You dont go to Benidorm to stay in your hotel all day anyway, so the hotel and the price you pay really is not that bad.
We actually used Hotel Helios across the road to sunbathe in, you just put your towell in a small bag, walk through the reception down the stairs, turn right and your at the massive pool, which has a bar at the end and plenty of comfy springy sun beds to catch th sun on. Compared to the Sun Beds at Primaver Dos these are heaven, (the ones at Primaver are the Hard white ones which only have abou 2 positions).
Anyway, after sun bathing at Helios all day, they also serve toasted sanwhiches etc, we go back to Primavera get ready and then head out towards the beach to eat and drink. On the way back from the beach you walk past the Main Strip where you obviously have to go in and drink as much as possible and head home when you feel like it, whenever that its you'll alway skip some of the bars / clubs as there is way too many to go in them all!
And that Muggers Ally rubbish really is a load of crap, its a walkway which takes about 50 seconds to walk up and is very well lit. On one side is the hotel boundary wall and the other side is a steep slide into a channel which is meant to be for flood purposes. You could see if someone was there and the person would be a deluded prat if they couldn't find somewhere else better to do their mugging. I often walked up there looking for someone who could be the mugger and i was going to leave my camera hanging out my pocket and give him a slap or 2 when he tries to get it bt there wasnt any chance to beacause their simply isnt any muggers there.
Anyway, check out the photos i have put on here and see for yourself how cool benidorm is.
- Travel date: Sun 8th of January 2006
"these apartments are great. they are spacious and have a large balcony. it is less the 5 min from the square and 5 min from the beach but jst far enough frm the clubs so you don't get woken up by music."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of November 2005
"The "muggers lane" tag is a bit old hat now. There is a proper pavement and Lighting along the road. The apartments are basic but clean enough, and in a central position. There is an expectation that you emplty your own bins and clean your room yourself like many private aparthotels nowadays. But towels were changed 4 times in 2 weeks and the bedding was changed at least once. the day staff and night porter are very helpful."
- Travel date: Tue 26th of July 2005
Loved the resort,
"I stayed at these appartments in september 2004, i was told of 1 mugging of a 18 yr old girl in the alley, i was very scared to walk up and down this alley, and it effected the nite life of many people staying there, as you didnt want to run the risk of getting mugged on the way home. The rooms were very basic, no kettle, and a 2 ring hob which you had to boil water on, and cook food, the micro-oven/ grill was very slow, and hard to control, no maid service was visable to me, and the hotel reception staff didn't attend the same charm school as me. Benidorm is a wonderful and exciting place, would go there again anytime, just wouldn't go to these appartments!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 7th of October 2004
muggers lane at primavera dos
"when we first got dropped off the top of the path leading to these apartments i thought what on earth have we done here it was a bit scary looking at 3 in the morning,but we got inside to be met a surly porter who was only interested in taking 40 quid of us and then handed us a key,on enetering the apartments the heat and smell would have knocked you down lack of air condidtioning was a real problem,on further inspection the room was clean enough very basic though,the beds are awful i spent most of the time sleeping on the balcony on a chair as my back could not take to the wafer thin matress,they have started renting fans for 18 euros a week but u an buy one for 24 euros,the remote for the t.v costs 3 euros a night for one english speaking sky movies channel,the path leading to this place is a shocker it is commonly called muggers lane and there was 3 that happened in the week that we were there mostly it is kids on theyre own or woman who are being targeted so be careful,but apart from all that they are not far from the beach and bars ."
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of August 2004
large balcony, cheap & basic..........
"we were 4 adults aged 17-25 & went to these apartments in june-july 04.
my 1st impression of these apartments was that the reception staff were sour faced, but they did warm to you, i think they just took time to work out your personality. by the end of the holiday they were quite pleasant with those they knew.
the first choice rep that we got - shelly - is great.
she's really helpful & cheerful & she's at the apartment every other day too.
there was no kettle or oven in the apartment but there was a micro-oven with grill so it wasn't too bad, there was both a bath & a shower which i thought was great since other apartments i've been in had either one or the other.
there was 1 bedroom with 2 single beds & 1 sofa bed that made up to a double bed or 2 singles.
we sometimes put the mattress on the balcony on hot nights cause the balcony is really quite large.
the balcony had a plastic table with 4 chairs & was facing the sun from about half 1 till half 8pm. all balconys were facing the sea & sun.
the pool was a decent enough size but there wasn't many lidos considering the 17 floors of people the apartment held.
the cleaners came to the rooms a couple of times a week & the apartment was spotless with bedding changed often.
i'd say for the price of these apartments they were a bargain. the only setbacks were no kettle, when using the cooker rings the electricity fused so you had to keep the cooker low. the electric is on a card meter & the card is the other end of the key - where the room number is.
there was a fridge with a freezer too.
the worst part of it was the track the apartment faced onto. the lighting isnt too bad now.
there is a man mid 20's spanish looking who is mugging people on that track, he's not being violent while i was there he just grabs bags & runs or takes things if people drop them. he swiped the chain off my sisters neck & ran over towards the market place where he's staying in a white desolate building but the police can't do anything cause they have no evidence.
its the only entrance & exit to the apartment so i'd just warn people about a man fitting this description on that track.
if anybody has any questions about trips, excursions, the apartment or benidorm in general just email me & i'll reply asap."
- Travel date: Sun 11th of July 2004