29 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Nice But Not Very Nice1
"We where a English party of nine people a mixture of adults, teenagers and children, stayed for 7 nights between 11-18 August 2012, hotel was very clean, rooms where cleaned and beds where made every day, towels where also changed daily, Stayed on the 4th floor overlooking the pool and garden area, our room was quite small but very livable, we had a balcony, some rooms don't apparently.
We stayed half board, the Restaurant was clean and roomy, Breakfast consisted of eggs bacon (Spanish Style) beans, cereal, "warm puri milk" "warm very sweet juices", had a double toaster which was handy, coffee machine, tea bags, marmalade ect ect, quite good really!
Dinner was catered predominately for the Spanish Clients, lots of fish, salad, bread, cakes fresh fruit, fried potatoes, not my cup of tea but acceptable, You could buy a bottle of wine for 3 euros which was quite good.
The Pool and Garden area was shaded most of the day, but this suited us, because we spent most of the days walking in the town and sunbathing on the beach the temperature was in the 30s so it was nice to return to a nice cool pool and cool area; the pool was cleaned every day and was very clean.
This Hotel was mainly occupied by elderly Spanish clientele, I unfortunately have to say who where not at all friendly towards our English Party, unfriendly, sometimes very rude, impolite, and arrogant.
Now!....Apart from the Cleaners, and the Lady who wore spectacles on Reception the Management Staff seemed very unfriendly and sometimes hostile towards our English Party, Why? we don't know, but we got the distinct impression that this was a Spanish Hotel and the English where not welcome even though they accept English bookings and the money spent in the Hotel.
I have to point out the "Spanish Lady Bar Tender", was a most unpleasant, unfriendly, arrogant person we had ever come across, she would always give priority to the Spanish/Italian Guests, and kept us English waiting and last to be served. The Bar closed at 12 midnight on the dot the lights where dimmed at this time, we where told in no uncertain terms to finish our drinks and leave the Pool/ garden because it was going to be locked up, not what we expected on a Spanish Holiday!
When it was time to check out nobody from the management asked if we had enjoyed our stay and not a thank you or good bye.
Finaly Hotel Camposol was in very good location 5/10 minutes walk to the Old Main Town, Beach and Restaurants, we all enjoyed our Holiday and Benidorm, we would all go back, but not to Hotel Composol.
- Travel date: Sun 26th of August 2012
"Having visited on 3 previous occasions in the past we where a little dissapointed this time.Rooms were very clean as always but found staff a little hostile this time.The only staff that seemed friendly were the cleaners.Very little choice for Breakfast,unless you are Spanish of course.Same for the entertainment.Certainly not a International Hotel."
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of September 2011
fantastic value for money
"stayed at camposl for 4 nights in may.great hotel very clean very polite friendly staff.mostly spanish guests but all very polite.food basic and limited choice but fantastic value for what we payed,would definately stay again"
- Travel date: Sat 15th of May 2010
this hotel was absolutely crap!!!!!!!! i...
"this hotel was absolutely crap!!!!!!!! i had to have 3 rooms before one was acceptable, the staff are not very nice at all the food is even worse they really dont cater for british people at al the sheets hadnt been changed wen we arrived they was left from the last people in that room, the bins was over flowing and they wouldnt empty them.
There is no sun loungers round the pool at al its mucky and i definately WOULD NEVER EVER GO BACK TO THAT HELL HOLE!!!!!!!!!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 11th of September 2008
Camposol hotel is one of the best hotels...
"Camposol hotel is one of the best hotels i have ever stayed. There is a direct bus from the airport to a bus stop in front of the hotel. The hotel is situated in a very good place with resturants and bars are all around , the beach is a five minutes walk. The rooms are very very very clean with daily cleaning, the food is superb and variety of them and all buffet. We always looked forward to dinner time to see whats up. The staff are very helpful and friendly, the pool is clean and always empty for one to have a private time in swimming. This hotel is supposed to be rated a four star hotel. I must repeat another visit. This hotel is very cheap."
- Travel date: Thu 4th of September 2008
we stayed at the Camposol hotel from the...
"we stayed at the Camposol hotel from the 9th to 16th of August, the hotel was clean, but that was the only good thing about it, the staff were not very nice at all, the manager was the worse person i have ever met in my life, and made some really bad comments of a personal nature. i would say one thing they lookafter their own i.e. the Spainish and the British did not get a look in, what ever you do don't make the mistake we did, because going to this hotel could put you off Spain for life and i know there are nice places in Spain, but the CAMPOSOL IS NOT ONE OF THEM !!!!! So Brits don't go there, find a Hotel that likes the British, i hope you all listen to this then you'll not have the week we have had, it made me feel like not ever going back to Spain, but i will because my mum abd dad live there, but i would not stay in the Camposol if you paid me. i hope iv go my message over. "
- Travel date: Thu 21st of August 2008
we stayed here in the 1960s it was ex...
"we stayed here in the 1960s it was excellent at this time so was benidorm. the hotel was family run . the food was spanish there was no entertainment but the pool and bar was good fun we have never been back to benidorm but the hotel looks the same as it was in the 1960s. it was only a short walk to the sandy beaches and shops. the entertainment at that time was the granada an open air night club with flemenco dancers and los paraquayus band . if was to come back to benidorm i would certainly come back to thi s hotel"
- Travel date: Fri 4th of July 2008
We love benidorm and have been here befo...
"We love benidorm and have been here before and stayed in a 2* , however, I wouldn't go back here if it was for free!
What a disapointment....What a dump......
As me and my fiance sat on the transfer bus driving through the old town of benidorm down a dark and dingy street, i said to him " i hope we arn't staying round here!", the bus pulled up, "Camposol" the driver shouted, oh no i thought to myself, first impressions wern't good, i thought it might be nice inside as we booked it thinking we were staying in a 3*, how very wrong could i be. When we entered our room i looked in horror, it was a cupboard, very pokey and no space to put 2 large suitcases. The bathroom was very small and the shower curtain looked like it had been there a 100yrs! lol.
The first night, when we were very tired after no sleep from travelling the night before, i couldn't sleep, the noise from the other rooms kept me awake for hours, you could here the people turning over in bed, flushing the loo (which sounded like a bomb had gone off!) and them snoring!
Swimming in the pool was out of the itinery, in was constantly in the shade, no sunloungers and i didn't once see anyone in or around the pool.
As for the food, breakfast was bearable, but tea consisted everyday of lettuice, cucumber, tomato, pickled carrot, 1 fish( complete with eyes!), 1 meat (on occassion looked like a tray of bones), scabby veg and chips.
The only reason i have given this hotel 2/10 is for the cleanliness, the cleaner came in everyday to change the towels and make the bed.
All in all avoid this hotel at all costs no matter how cheap! "
- Travel date: Wed 9th of April 2008
We arrived at camposol hotel and first i...
"We arrived at camposol hotel and first impressions weren't too bad. Hotel was very clean and tidy. Freedom direct advertised this hotel as 3 star but it's only 2 star so we were disappointed there.
When we got to our room we also noticed that the room facilities advertised were also not correct. The room was very basic with very little features at all.
When we went down to breakfast in the morning we were offered toast and bacon etc...
We were horrified that when we went to get some bread, there was, with gods honest truth an inch of mould through the bread.
Very disappointed with Freedom Direct and Camposol Hotel. Will definately not return and would advise against visiting. Even for a budget hotel, this was unacceptable to anyones standards.
- Travel date: Tue 1st of April 2008
This has to be the WORST HOTEL in benido...
"This has to be the WORST HOTEL in benidorm
rooms were clean but the bed spread and curtains had holes in them
smell of sewerage in room and corridors. and a smell of burning in room
the food was always COLD very limited choice 1 meat 1 fish salad. frozen veg.
staff not helpfull .walls paperthin could here everything going on in next room.
spainish guests very rude they push in queues shove you out of the way slam doors in your face . they obviously didnt want the british there and made that quite clear.
the photo of hotel on different web sites is not the way the hotel looks the photo must have been taken about 30yrs ago the hotel is right opposite a multi story car park.
i will never ever go to this hotel again nor would i recommend it not even to my worst enemy.go here at your peril."
- Travel date: Tue 19th of February 2008
The hotel was a 2* but rated much higher...
"The hotel was a 2* but rated much higher in the cleanliness and comfort. The only thing that let it down was the food at the evening meals which was very repetetive and did not cater for vegetarians. However, there was always plenty of fresh fruit and salad - and considering we only paid an extra Â£1 a night to go half board then we weren't too bothered. Breakfasts were fine with bacon, fried eggs and all the usual cold meat, cheese, rolls, cereal etc and fresh fruit. The hotel was one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in and our room, while it did not have any luxuries (no fridge or toiletries) it was spotless, very comfortable and had a fully functioning air conditioning/heating unit. We also had 2 balconies as our room was on a corner - one of which caught the sun so we were able to sit out on it, even in February. The staff on reception weren't the cheeriest bunch we have seen - but they were always courteous and helpful. The rest of the staff were friendly and helpful. Prices in the bar were pretty reasonable too. All in all, if you are looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful, bang in the centre of the old town (but quiet at night!!) then this is the place - we are planning on going back again next February"
- Travel date: Sun 17th of February 2008
I know not to expect too much of accommo...
"I know not to expect too much of accommodation in Benidorm as been here twice already, and most places are dated and needing upgraded.
But the Camposol hotel was a birthday gift to my fiancÃ© and I was more than embarrassed, it was basic and we ended up having to eat out all the time, hardly a gift.
Our room had one plug socket, two dim lights, you could hardly move in the bathroom and our sheets were never changed during our stay.
Please do not stay here unless you wish only a place to put your head down, and even then you'll struggle with the noise of the Spanish tourists."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of November 2007