34 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Just got back (literally!), wanted every...
"Just got back (literally!), wanted everyone to know what a great hotel this is!
Spotlessly clean, towels changed every day, floors mopped every other. Rooms are basic but adequate, when in Benidorm you spend very little time there anyway!
Breakfast was the same every day, but plenty of choice within that, fruit, yogurts, bacon, eggs, sausages, toast, biscuits and cakes, cereals, hot drinks and juices, croissants and pastries. Its up to you to make each day different!
The staff are all really friendly, with it being a smaller hotel they eventually get to know which room you're in and you dont have to ask for the key! Very impressed with the way they dont let troublemakers stay, there was a door punched through one night and the culprits were gone by the next morning.
The pool is lovely, v clean, plenty of shade if you want it. When we first arrived there wasnt any problem getting sunbeds, but towards the end as it got more busy you did have to get your towels out there by 9 to be guaranteed a bed.
We had a poolside room on the ground floor so noise wasnt a problem, but the other side does overlook the Red Dog saloon so i can imagine there might be a need for earplugs there! The location is perfect for anyone wanting to go to the English square every night (about 20 steps and you're there!), or for the beach, only a 3 block walk.
All in all a lovely friendly hotel. Benidorm is what it is, and if you're there for the nightlife the Perla is the best place, if we go back we'll definitely stay there."
- Travel date: Sat 12th of July 2008
Very nice and clean hotel staff were fab...
"Very nice and clean hotel staff were fab the cook and barmaid jane was fab love er to bits The pool is very clean and the area theres music around the pool not to loud You rooms and beds and towles are changed every day Only one bad point is that its close to a few busy clubs that dont closes until about 2:30am I would recommend this hotel to younger People as of the pubs and clubs the shops are not very good thow *** DO NOT GO TO SEE THE STICKY VICKY SHOW WE WENT PAST A PLACE AND SOME ONE SAID STICKY VICKY MAGIC SHOW AND WE WAS LIKE OK LETS HAVE A LOOK AND TURNED OUT TO BE LIVE SEX ON STAGE"
- Travel date: Sat 5th of July 2008
Just returned from a 9 night stay at the...
"Just returned from a 9 night stay at the Hotel Perla brill time rooms cleaned every day and clean towels every day we had a end room over looking the pool area on the top floor of 5 the balcony was big and l shaped as we had a end room but all the balcony's looked big.more then enough choice for breakfast with English sausage every day the pool area was big enough but not a lot of sunbeds so get out early the hotel is right in the hart of night life next door to the benidorm cafe and across the road from the red dog night club all in all a very good hotel and would definitely go back Manuel the pool side bar man is off his head and all the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Bar Sol for great lunch and the Indian gate near the center for fantastic Curry's."
- Travel date: Fri 13th of June 2008
Hotel was spotless. Can't believe it is...
"Hotel was spotless. Can't believe it is only 2* star. Basic but adequate breakfast. Maid service daily. Spacious rooms. Friendly staff. Excellent location. Would recommend to anyone. Will book for next time without any hesitation. Excellent quality and service for a minimum price. "
- Travel date: Mon 26th of May 2008
Really great hotel everyone so friendly...
"Really great hotel everyone so friendly and helpful, only glitch was when we got there the rooms were not ready but no problem we sat in the bar at the front n got drunk!
Rooms were excellent and very clean and spacious even the girls who were sharing 3 to a room.
8 of us went in May 2007 19 of us girls are going to the same hotel and with the same operator.
Is so near the nightlife but also near the 'grown up bars' too for anyone who does not want to go clubbing which me n my sister in law didn't want to do every night as we are in our forties. Try Morgans for really good turns n great service.
Try Cafe Benidorm for a storming night (stamina required) you wont need a taxi as is very short staggering distance from hotel.
Try the market on Sundays and Weds also within a short walking distance.
Great hotel n cracking holiday can't wait for May 16th see you there!!"
- Travel date: Wed 19th of March 2008
Having been to Benidorm twice before, th...
"Having been to Benidorm twice before, this hotel was the best I have stayed in. I have no idea why this is only a 2 star!! unbelievable. The rooms are lovely and both the staff and the maids are very friendly (hi to Manuel at the pool bar). We paid for B&B and the breakfast was lovely, you're typical british variety with bacon, sausage, egg etc but far better than other hotels I have stayed in. You can't go wrong. The pool is also fab and we didnt have any problems getting sunbeds (free). There is also a indoor bar area with air con to get away from the blistering heat. Superb
As for the hotel's location, FANTASTIC. It's literally a stone throw away from Cafe Benidorm. Great for staggering home at 8am which we did mostly every night!! The beach is around a 5 minute walk. There are also bars, restaurants and cafe's right outside the Perla.
I recommend the square for buzzing clubs eg Bahamas, Hipprodome and Lennons - definitely wild nights out. But also for a quieter night try the Morgan Tavern, I highly recommend the Westlife Tribute, these guys are Fab and dare I say 2 of them are really fit. Also Rockerfella's is a must for the Take That tribute, they are great too. And last but by no means least visit Valentine's to see Matthew & Son - a great father and son act and very good friends of ours.
Benidorm is a fantastic resort for all ages and you will not be dissapointed. I'm going back in June 08 and can't wait!!!! Enjoy your stay"
- Travel date: Wed 12th of March 2008
What a find this hotel was! It's classed...
"What a find this hotel was! It's classed a 2 star but this must be way out of date.
The rooms were immaculate and cleaned every day. And all the staff were really helpful and polite. We have already booked up again for next year."
- Travel date: Wed 7th of November 2007
Why this hotel is only a 2 star I will n...
"Why this hotel is only a 2 star I will never know!!!! had a fantastic time, hotel superb. At night when you have the patio doors shut (air conditioning on) you can hardly hear a thing. The breakfast is lovely and always plenty of. I would stay at this hotel again any time, the staff are lovely.
Only thing we missed is a fridge in room!!!!! But we knew this before going.If you are like us and like to party but not all night mind, ask for a pool side view as the other side of hotel faces onto an all night pub/disco!!!!"
- Travel date: Fri 27th of July 2007
"just came back from staying in the la perla what a great hotel bang centre in the middle of benidorm, goin back nxt year the staff ar great & friendly carlos in the bar upstairs is brill, if you dont like noise then ask for a pool view there's a lot of noise coming from the red bull but that did'nt bother us at all."
- Travel date: Sun 24th of September 2006
Better than expected.
"Very supprised to say the least. Stayed 20th Aug -26th Aug 06
We were given the holiday as a present - great eh? When we (Wifey & I) saw the location we were quite pleased, that it was smack in the middle of the life, but were a little concerned it may be noisey from the bars and clubs, our fears were unfounded as really it was quite quiet in the eveneings.
We found the staff quite friendly - except the fizz faced oldie on reception. The room was clean and had a nice view of the pool, which again was clean and the centre point for quite a few people of varing nationalities.
We didn't eat there except for breakfast which was typically spanishly cooked, bacon and eggs swimming in oil, DIY toast cold meat and cheese, beans, cereals cake, rolls, fruit so ok really.
Lot of great bars/resturants selling food quite cheaply, so didn't have a meal. Did try to order a bagutte once in the afternoon as too damn lazy to go somewhere else, but there were only a selection of about 4 all containing cheese, these were brought in apparently - obviosly too tricky to make baguttes in the hotel!!
Only slight problem was the noise - not, I hasten to add from the surrounding night life but the walls were quite thin (we could hear the couple next door wresting or something similar) and when a few middle aged english guests arrived in the afternoon they decided to bang the hell out of each others doors and shout to each other through the doors, never saw the room phones then!!!
Soooo if your thinking of going, I would think this is a good choice we are 40 somethings and had a plesent stay. I have stayed in a lot worse 4 star hotels why it only has 2 stars is frankly beyond me.
- Travel date: Sat 26th of August 2006
Loved the sexy hotel perla guy
"The hotel perla is without a doubt the best place to stay! With the gorgeous miguel on reception and the funniest person Juan-carlso in the top bar you are guarenteed a fantastic holiday here, I'm slightly biased as i lived across the road from the hotel and was dating miguel for nearly 6 months! but apart from that i have never heard any complaints about the hotel, only praise! With the red dog oposite and the square 2 minutes down the road you are far away enough if you dont enjoy the nightlife but close enough if u do!!"
- Travel date: Mon 26th of June 2006
12 Of us stayed at this hotel on a stag...
"12 Of us stayed at this hotel on a stag do. Cracking location just a short stagger from Cafe Benidorm. Clean, staff were friendly.
Cheap and Cheerful over all. A great base to explore the many wild and wonderful things that Benidorm has to offer. There probably are cheaper hotels on the web, but none will be better located for the nightlife!!"
- Travel date: Mon 9th of January 2006