Hotel Ambassador Playa I & II
71 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Hotel is ok if you want somewhere central with plenty of pubs bars and nightclubs closest is straight across the road,but could be very noisey in peak season. Hotel pools very good with plenty of sunbeds, but take notice that the beds go early in the morning roughly 8.30 am.
Food was abit of a let down but there was always something to eat. For children there is not much as my daughter(michelle) and friend(kaylee) mostly eat chips and ice cream,
all in all not much choice.
Staff are very friendly hotel nice and clean, cleaned everyday, lifts abit of a nightmare. Abit of a wait.
Plenty of attractions to see for instince we vistied Terra Mitica bout Â£20 for adults and Â£15 for children. Very good rides but michelle waited 1 hour per ride to get on as the schools broke up for their holidays.
Also visited Mundomar which was good bout Â£14 for adults ande Â£12 for children both worth a visit.
Beware of oaps in electric wheelchairs they were everywhere and they think they own the roads and some don't have any manors as they might bump into you.
Entertainment in hotel not that good but if your young you can go elsewhere.
Market is well worth a visit but beware of touts and beggers. If you are thinking of going, go and see for yourself in all a average holiday for the price."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of June 2006
Loved the entertainment
"Just returned after spending from the 12th May 2006 until 4th June 2006 in Benidorm. The entertainment programme duirng the morning and afternoon for both adults and children can only be described as excellent thanks to Tony Hay.
The only downside of the holiday was that Tony Hay was not singing, maybe Paco should think seriously about getting Tony Hay to sing at least twice a week in the evening."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of June 2006
Nice hotel - hate costa blanca!!
"Although i hated costa blanca - or blackpool as i call it, the hotel is great. Nice huge reception. Very organised staff. Clean rooms with nice balcony. good storage area for your clothes. Cleaned every day. I wasnt to happy with the restaurant as there was limited food for vegetarians (i only eat halal meat so had to eat vegetarian). I had to eat pasta most days as i dont eat fish. But the restaurant manager went out of his way to help us. If this hotel was situated in another area BUT costa blanca (maybe turkey or egypt?) then i would DEFINATELY GO BACK. The sauna jecuzii and indoor pool ARE DEFINATELY WORTH A VIST."
- Travel date: Wed 31st of May 2006
Love the hotel
"Just returned from a week at the Ambassador Playa. We were a little apprehensive before we went, as some of the most recent reviews were not favourable. However, we were pleasantly surprised, the hotel is very clean, with marvellous staff who are all eager to please. The food may be a litle bland, but is always fresh with plenty of choice. The Spa at the hotel was an added bonus especially if the weather is a little cold for the beach. One tip is to request a room in block 1, as there is some noise in the other block from an adjoining building site. Hotel entertainment is good especially if you like dancing, although a good alternative is the Morgan Tavern (part of the hotel)which has a good selection of the best Benidorm acts, including Dame Lucy Bun and Reg, a wonderfully entertaining duo."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of February 2006
Booked again for march, ''cant wait''
"We love this hotel,stayed january as we do each year, we enjoyed our stay so much we've booked again for march, "cant wait" I totally agree with a recent review by one of your members on the subject of entertainment manager Tony Hay, he is a wonderful personality with a singing voice to match."
- Travel date: Wed 22nd of February 2006
love the area
"this my fourth time this year at this hotel and i was very disapointed with the food it was terrible i have booked to go in july but thinking about canceling staff were clearing up 10 mins before dining room was due to close and were filling there plates for dinner while people were still coming in for meals the dining room manager was not often there that is the only excuseican give as he is always on top of things"
- Travel date: Tue 10th of January 2006
great hotel---rubbish food
"The hotel itself was nice and comfortable but it was let down by the poor quality of the food. i.e. the bacon was typical a spanish apology for streaky bacon. sausages were severely under cooked, in fact all of the food was very bland and unsightly and poorly presented. The xmas dinner was a slight improvement but even then many plates of food were only half touched, it seems wrong to say it but the aircraft meal on the return journey was far better. A lot the restaurant staff could do with lessons on how to smile. One waitress MARTA put the rest to shame, allways cheerful noyhing was any trouble. She felt really ashamed when you managed to get a table often there was o clean cutlery. as the hotel was pretty central I would go there again but the catering side of things would have to improve a lot"
- Travel date: Fri 30th of December 2005
"I have just returned from Benidorm with a party of girls. This was our third time there. Couldn't have asked for a better location. Hotel staff was friendly ' rooms spotless. it was just the holiday we wanted. Waiters serving you while you lazed on your sunbed who could ask for more ( Us). We our hoping to return to the same hotel next year. The Western Saloon that joins to the hotel have great entertainment on each night. Pool side is kept very clean. This has been a great holiday for all 10 of us.x"
- Travel date: Wed 26th of October 2005
Twice in a month
"We went twice in march for 3days at a time :)
never had time to eat in the place but never heard anything bad from the other guests !! We stayed there for the locality bang central in the middle of all the action john and joes bar is right opp the hotel and never shuts :):):) very handy for late flights !
We booked our own flight from airscotland cost Â£23 eachway you can get a bus from the airport for about 6 euros into benidorm much cheapness!!
Hotel has a covered pool slightly heated very good for the heed 1st thing in the afternoon ;)
One down side is the zombie(line) dancing for the coffin dodgers all the men looklike they want to be somewhere else and are in their own mind .......funny to watch thou!!!
Going back next year for my 40th bash;)
- Travel date: Thu 13th of October 2005
"we stayed at this hotel for 4 nights...and cannot complain about anything..from the service to the food....perfect....even tho i had bad kness we were given a 1st floor room....nothing was too much trouble for them..will definetely be going there again...next time will be my 4th time.."
- Travel date: Tue 11th of October 2005
"My mum was at the ambassador she was there first two weeks in September this year she ended up in hospital with pneumonia then that turned into legionnaires she was in hospital for a week in Benidorm then 5 weeks bk in Scotland my mum thought she was on her death bed thankfully she home now but on medication.she caught all this at the ambassador through air con or the water we trying to sue the hotel but they wont let anyone in to the room to check anything if I was anyone I would stay clear pure disgusted in the hotel."
- Travel date: Wed 30th of November 2016
Location great, bed stinks
"Very disappointed , room to small air con to loud, pillows stink, of old men's heads, deposit for everything , rent a fridge, in house entertainment , dreadful , food bad, we have been eating out.
Two plug sockets , the good news is you can hire an iron."
- Travel date: Sat 24th of September 2016