32 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
10 days all inclusive
"This was the worst all inclusive I have ever stayed in, food was repetitive cater mostly for the Spanish, the restaurant was total chaos the staff were unhelpful and miserable, Spanish children running around the restaurant were rude and grabbing food with their hands, I noticed one of the staff pick some melon up of the counter with her hands and put it back on the tray. Rooms were dusty and hadn't been dusted in our time there, we stored our cases under the bed and when we got them out to leave they were full of dust and filthy, the maid came in our room at 8.30 on a Saturday morning while we were still in bed even thou it was obvious as the curtains were closed, the beds got made but didn't get changed and no tea or coffee making facilities! the furniture was tatty and old. The lifts were slow and not air conditioned and as we were on the 18th floor we spent most of our time waiting for a lift. The pool area was lovely but there was only one snack bar and crisps and ice creams you had to pay for even thou we were all inclusive, the bar in the hotel was horrendous the staff were very rude they said hello so they knew you were there but then went and washed glasses and did other jobs and left us stood there, I noticed they were quick to serve paying guests but not all inclusive guests. There was no questionnaire to fill in and on check out staff didn't even ask us if we had a nice stay with them, we wont be going back to this hotel."
- Travel date: Sat 18th of July 2015
"We were expecting this hotel to be good as my son recommended this and,we were not disappointed. Location very good. Room was large ans very clean . View over pool was great. Food good. "
- Travel date: Tue 21st of October 2014
We stayed in the melia hotel for 28 nights all inclusive. Location too far away from town centre ,service good
"Not a hotel suitable for british holiday makers hotel and room cleane enough but food negative and only suitable for spanish people. Entertainment you can forget about it and the whisky and brandy have fired up my stomach to such an axtent that we hare now tackin omeprazole capsules to relieve hartburn and upsets. The hotel most times was packed with 3 and 4 days spanih coferences attendances approximately 3 to 4 hundred people and all shouting at the same time even at dining. The hotel was cold if not freezing most days .The bar was using salt water from the mains to make tea or coffee, a couple of times we had to send back our orders cause it was disgusting to drink it. At the alicante Airport on return assistance was asked for but after checking in we where left standing for 40 mins waiting a wheel chair badly organised fo what is supposed to be a rebuilt modern airport and you have to walk for miles to go from cheking in to terminal without the aid of escalators or cat walks ,not recommended for people with walking difficulties"
- Travel date: Wed 28th of December 2011
LOVED BENIDORM LOVED HOTEL
"After a few years of friends asking us to go we went a few years ago and have been going ever since every March just love the beach, how clean benidorm is, plenty of great entertainment and could not fault the hotel in any way."
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of October 2011
"stayed at the melia hotel in april and had a fab time, the hotel was lush and the pool area was fabulous, bedrooms very big, cleaned everyday,the food was very good as well, would devfo go back hopefully soon, "
- Travel date: Fri 6th of May 2011
Sol Melia Benidorm
"My partner and I have just come back from staying at the Sol Melia. On the whole it is a very good hotel. I had no problem with the safe, it worked well. The rooms were always cleaned to a high standard. Yes you can hear from other rooms, but this is due to the marble floors. What people forget when they are in Spain, is, it is Spain, and the Spannish will always be treated different to people of other countries. I found the Spannish to be very helpful and friendly, and they nealy all want to speak English. The pool was the main selling point for us. It is just great for all ages and abilities, although it can be a bit cold in the mornings.
The breakfast was always hot and there is plenty of choice.
I would have no worries staying at this hotel again. I would recommend the bars and restaurants right by the hotel. You are always guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome."
- Travel date: Wed 24th of June 2009
Just returned from a week in Benidorm at...
"Just returned from a week in Benidorm at the Hotel Melia. This hotel is lovely, the pool is simply fabulous (although not very deep which is great for children). There were always plenty of sunbeds if you get out there early enough! The pool is definately the highlight of this hotel.
The rooms were spacious and airy although the walls are quite thin so you can here chairs being moved or people moving around above. The air conditioning works well and the room was cleaned to a high standard each evening. We never left anything of value in the safe as we'd read the reviews on here about the safes so thought best be safe than sorry (excuse the pun!).
We never went down to dinner in the evening as it was quite formal and we didn't take any formal clothes (gents must wear trousers and long sleeves) although there was a huge selection for breakfast and lunch.
On one evening we ordered room service for two cappuchino's, they told us 20 minutes but after 40 minutes they didn't arrive. Phoned again and they said another 20 minutes and they arrived 40 minutes later which isn't really what you would expect from a 4 star hotel.
There were not many English people at the hotel and I do have to say that I agree with some of the reviewers on here, the Spanish people seem to be treated better than the English.
I would definately go back to this hotel as it was lovely and even the coach driver told us we were staying in the best hotel in Benidorm on the way to the resort."
- Travel date: Wed 27th of August 2008
Beautiful Hotel, perfect location, fanta...
"Beautiful Hotel, perfect location, fantastic pool, friendly staff, safe in rooms not working, left valuables with reception staff for main hotel safe - no problems. Room clean and comfortable. Excellent value for money
Had a little chuckle when i read earlier review about difficulty in finding free tables at dinner only to be moved - that did happen, but was not a big deal.
Highlight for me was the piano lounge in the fantastic lobby area for pleasant chill and pre dinner drinks.
Would definately recommend. "
- Travel date: Mon 30th of June 2008
me and my girlfriend stayrd at melia in...
"me and my girlfriend stayrd at melia in may this year we stayed in melia on numerous occasions but this time we were very dissapointed as safety deposit boxes were all out of order also on arrival we had to wait for 2 hours until our room was ready i found the staff unhelpful and rude i would never stay at this hotel again "
- Travel date: Sat 24th of May 2008
4* hotel located about 10 mins. Walk fro...
"4* hotel located about 10 mins. Walk from beach. We found the staff very helpful and cheery.
It is an international hotel so don't expect burgers or chips every night. We found the food ok but it could have been warmer (there is a microwave oven which you can use) can't comment on entertainment as we went out on the town every night.
Benidorm is great for shopping' cigs. Are cheap and there's a market takes place twice a week. Weather was sunny but cool in the evening. This was our second time at the Melia and we would definitely return again."
- Travel date: Tue 8th of January 2008
WOW! What a bargain, we paid 20 a night...
"WOW! What a bargain, we paid 20 a night for this hotel and we felt very posh. Rooms are gorge and very clean. The views are amazing. Have been h/b before and am quite a fussy eater when I'm not at home, but there was so much choice and the fish was to die for.
We went for the festival so there was 14 girls, we were the only group, is mainly for families and couples but they made us feel welcome. Conferences were on whilst we was there, so did have a lot of Spanish, and the cafe lady wasn't very good at English.
I will be going back with partner and child. "
- Travel date: Tue 13th of November 2007
I took my boyfriend here for his birthda...
"I took my boyfriend here for his birthday in April and it was one of the best holidays we have had! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous, the rooms were clean and spacious and the facilities were great. The staff did not speak much english which was a problem but all in all they seemed pleasant. The hotel is in walking distance from the beach and close to great wee pubs for a relaxing night out with some drinks.
I will definitely be returning here, not in April again though as it did rain a lot so perhaps during the summer when it will be warmer.
I would definitely recommend this hotel!"
- Travel date: Sat 3rd of November 2007