32 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Cheap you get what you pay for
"Cheap hotel would only stay there again if it was a very cheap holiday food was the same every day more for Spanish and not the English were friendly at all room smells of drainage problems even the maids left doors open when they left had to take sheets of the bed so they would change them wouldn't recommend this hotel only if you were desperate still had good holiday just slept there didn't use hotel at all. "
- Travel date: 13th November 2016
Would not recommend this hotel.. Stay away.
"Myself, husband and our two children arrived to this hotel end of June for 1 week. We booked bed and breakfast. We weren't expecting luxury for the price we payed. But this hotel is very very basic. You are dropped off at the bottom of a steep hill with your luggage and have to make your own way up to hotel, this was the same on returning home, this was tough to do with suitcases two children and a buggy. Made it to reception, to find a very unhelpful and grumpy man at reception, we checked in and then was told our room wasn't ready. We arrived at around 2pm, our baby very tired and needed a sleep, but we had to wait about 20 minutes for our keys. Theses were just handed to us and not a word form the man at reception. I don't know if he had very little English or just didn't want to use it. Lifts are very very small most times we had to split up and get a lift each, there are two lifts and while we were there the 1 same lift broke twice. At meal times you can't get a lift easy, we were on the fifth floor and with a buggy we couldn't take the stairs, but you had to join a long queue behind well bodied guests to wait for a lift. Staff are rude and unhelpful, food caters mainly for Spanish quests we couldn't eat much on offer. Guest are mostly Spanish, and we felt very out of place, they would just stare at us as if we had no right to be there. Room was ok, four single beds pushed together, decor like something out of the 60's. but clean, fresh towels each day, balcony had two plastic chairs and a table but 1 of our chairs was broken, air con was on a timer and most times not on when you really need it. Hotel had entertainment twice in the week we stayed and again was for the Spanish only. Drinks were cheap at the bar. No toddler pool which we missed with our 3 year old. Hotel is in a great location, beach at bottom of hill and all the shops bars and restaurants. Would stay in this area of Benidorm. we loved Benidorm just would never stay at this hotel again. b"
- Travel date: 7th July 2014
Beware - air con inadequate for warmer seasons!!
"Just back from a weeks stay at this hotel. Pool area is smaller than appears on the photos and gets fairly crowded. Sunbeds are the hard solid plastic ones with non adjustable backs and no soft cushions. Rooms are adequately comfortable with nice sized balconies and table and chairs outside. Drinks are not bad for a hotel. E1.50 for the local spanish lager and E2.00 for a bottle of bud. Didnt eat there except for breakfast which is the usual 'full english' buffet style affair that is to be found in most 2/3 star spanish hotels. My main gripe was with the air conditioning. Not stated on the site but it is a centrally controlled system (not the most owerful ive come across either) and is turned off at certian times. These off times are between 6:30pm and ?, 3am and 6am, 9am until ? ( ? = we were always out before it came back on). Now if like me you sleep hot you need air con ALL NIGHT in july and August. Also my OH is getting ready to go out at around 7pm so to have no Air Con in operation is very uncomfortable for her. After the first night we had to pay Â£20 for a fan for when she was getting ready as she was sweating from the heat. So to sum up. I wouldnt go back to this hotel purely because of the Air Conditioning (and sunbeds) and be warned the room we had faced the pool (204) and got very warm as soon as the cooling turned off! If you need to keep cool then go somewhere else "
- Travel date: 2nd August 2012
Great Value for Money!!!!!!!!!!!
"I've stayed at this hotel many times & for me its the best VALUE hotel in Benidorm. Great location 2 mins walk to the beach & 10 mins to nightlife although other great bars such as White Horse to see the Fabulous DebnHer singing is a mere 5 mins away! Its a smaller Hotel, which caters more to the Spanish Clientel, but thats what i like about it....i want to feel like i'm in Spain when i holiday there. There are quite a few German & Dutch guests too. Its not a Hotel that gets bothered by large Stag & Hens groups, they wouldn't feel welcome or encouraged there. Not really great for families with young children either, as the Hotel provide nothing in the way of entertainment for kids! this makes it a perfect place for me to stay, as its mainly more middle aged to elderly people there, and i find it more relaxing because of this. Pool area is lovely & quiet with no loud music. Sunbeds slightly uncomfortable as they are just of the flat variety, but plenty of them & tables & chairs to, with a small terrace leading off the bar too! You have separate bar & lounge areas, and another room where a couple of computers are there for your use. Bedrooms are good but basic, i usually get a Single room at the back, which whilst having a double bed, dont have a balcony. This time however, i was allocated a Twin room for sole use, didn't cost extra, & had a nice balcony. Was still at the back though, which overlooks the pool at Las Dalmatus Hotel which can get a little noisey at times, but not excessive! Room of decent size & kept nice & clean, towels changed everyday, but some a bit threadbare. Maids sometimes forget to replace all towels, but a call to reception soon brings others up. Safe's in Wardrobes and this only cost â¬12 for 8 nights. No English TV channels...again not a problem for me. Had to leave balcony door open at night because aircon not on till June, which happens in other hotels too. The Restaurant can get very busy at times....mainly Breakfast & Evening Meal, Lunch more relaxed! Part of this is because the room is rather small for the Hotel, plus there are both Residents & Holiday Guests at the Carabellas apartments down the hill who can book meals at the hotel too. The Food on the whole is really very good & every bit as good as any i've stayed in in Benidorm & i've stayed in many 4 star hotels. The one's who complain, tend to be the fussy ones...despite what they say...and are people who expect more of a British diet whilst on their Spanish holiday!!! Lunch time often provides the best meals and they often serve Paella then...which is as good as any i've had in any restaurant in Benidorm. All kinds of other Meat & fish choices too, from Lamb Shanks, Spanish Stews, Spare Ribs, Meatballs, Pasta's, Rice Dishes, Sausages, Eggs, Salads, Prawns etc etc...i could go on ....but the selection, based on the fact this is a small hotel of 147 rooms is impressive! Deserts are very nice too. House wine is lovely & brilliant value at only â¬4 a bottle & a pint of Lager is â¬1.5 outstanding value for a Hotel!!! Evening Meal is served later than the norm...starting at 7.30 pm & a queue can develope around 15 mins in advance of this, but the doors never open early!...Good to get down a few minutes before though if you want to get out early. The Head waiter will show you to your table. Breakfast can get a touch manic at times too if everyone arrives together. One of the problems too, is that the start of the queue for the buffet is right at the entrance to the dining room so gets a bit congested there! Staff can appear a little grumpy, but once you get to know them are mainly ok really....i usually like to challenge myself to get a smile out of them. Restaurant staff i find very good really, when you make an effort to talk to them, same with headwaiter & bar staff. People complain about the hill outside, which is quite steep but no problem unless you have Mobility issues. Its 150 average paces to the bottom. If you arrive by Coach...the Coach wont access the road outside & will drop you off & pick you up opposite Burger at the bottom...so can be a bit steep i guess with a lot of cases! Overall i love this little Hotel & at the price i don't think it can be beaten for Value in Benidorm, providing you dont just want to mix with British people & eat purely British food throughout your Holiday. If you do, or if you have Young Kids or are planning a Stag Or Hen Trip....then LOOK ELSEWHERE....as this Hotel isn't for you!....I'll be back again!!!!!"
- Travel date: 18th June 2012
Lovely small hotel a bargain
"What a lovely small hotel this is fantastic location so close to the beach shops and bars gorgeous food and we had a lovely seaview and pool view from our room 605 !! Very clean hotel basic room but we had powershower and clean towels everyday ! The pool and bar area was so quiet and relaxing pool was warm and pint of beer just 1 euro 50 and house wine in dining room just 4 euros bargain !! Please take no notice of review below she paid a cheap price and wanted 5 star !! Its a lovely hotel nothing wrong with it we are going again twice this year we loved it cheers Mike and Susan"
- Travel date: 15th June 2012
never again, stay away.. worst hotel ever
"where all the good reviews come from on this hotel is beyond me...I have been to benidorm many times and never had any complaints about the hotels i have stayed in... this hotel is the worst hotel i have ever stayed in... i wouldnt stay in this hotel again if it were free... the staff were rude, the food was crap, i ate out rather than having to eat there rubbish... the restaurant is also far to small and dificult to get a table...room was very basic... dont think you will be hanging to many clothes up, be prepared to leave them in your suit case.. i heard and spoke to many people who were also saying, it was the worst hotel they had ever stayed in, so not on my own with this one. when you arrive your dropped of at the botton of a very, very steep hill and, have to carry your own luggage, the coaches do not take you to the top, nor do they pick you up there, you have to struggle getting your bags up and back down again... if you dont have a back problem, you will have when your finished walking up and down that hill... if you want a cheap hotel and dont mind staying in cheap rubbish, then this hotel is for you because that is what you will get... i have nothing good to say about this hotel.. i cant believe the good reviews and will never trust reviews again, i will stick to what i know...pay that little bit extre and get a good service, pleasant staff and good food. it cost me more having to go out and buy my own food... awfull hotel is not the word, stay away..."
- Travel date: 10th June 2012
Good hotel in good location
"Just back from a h/b week at the Mont Park. Great location for the beach - only 2 minutes away. The hill up to it was fine. Lovely pool area but because of the awful highrise surrounding the hotel, you lose the sun quite often. The poolside beds were like rocks! so uncomfortable and you couldn't adjust them in any way so forget it if you wanted to sit up and read a book! It was lying down flat and that was it. Cleaning staff very nice, fresh towels every day. Reception staff (male) wouldn't get any points for friendliness, very dour. Food was good, something for everyone but as with all holiday hotels its never very hot. Terrible dessert selection unless you like rice pudding and sugary cake! Must have been the time of year but the hotel was full to capacity with spanish and english OAPs. Found the spanish ones quite rude, would never acknowledge when you held a door or the lift open for them. The beach was lovely with plenty bars & restaurants along the front. Went to Michael's restaurant in the Old Town (up one of the side streets)and it was just fantastic, never again would I go h/b after tasting delicious hot food here! Staff (an english lady and a scottish guy) were so nice and friendly and the food gets 10 out of 10. I'd have eaten here every night if we hadn't gone h/b. Took the bus to Albir, 25 minutes away, and it was lovely, hardly any highrise and much smaller. The old town in Benidorm is much nicer than the new town, really good selection of shops and not all the usual tacky touristy ones that you get every few feet in the new town but you've got all the entertainment in the new town with the tribute bands (Girls Aloud & Robbie Williams were the best). Also Jason Kane,the comedian was very good if you don't get offended too easily and are not mortified when he picks you out of the crowd! We were unlucky with the weather, didn't get much sun till our last couple of days and it was very cold at night. All in all I wouldn't go back to Benidorm new town again, the highrise are ugly and lots of places are tired and neglected. I'd rather travel another half hour or more and go to one of the other smaller places like Albir or Althea. "
- Travel date: 30th March 2010
Stayed there june 2009
"Our party of 4 females arrived about 12.30 am. The guy on reception wasn't very talkative but was pleasant enough. We went to our rooms on the 3rd floor but couldn't work out how to get the lights on. 2 of us went back down to reception and the receptionist came up to the rooms and showed us that we needed to slot the card which is attached to the key into a slot on the wall. This is a great idea as it means when you go out and lock the door the electric isn't left on.The pool area was very clean and tidy. It is quite small and could probably do with more sun beds especially in the height of the season. We managed to get beds every day except one.We used the bar a couple of times during the day to buy soft drinks and found the staff nice enough. There was entertainment on outside on a night but we never stayed to watch so can't comment on that.The restaurant is fairly small and we had to wait a couple of times for a table but only for a few minutes. The head waiter was very nice and reminded us of Mel from the series Benidorm (but only in looks). The food was passable, none of us starved. Chips on every night bar one. The waiters/waitresses never stopped clearing and laying tables.'Mel' also got stuck in and could often be seen taking empty plates away and relaying the tables. Location is great for the town, close enough to walk but not too close for the noise to disturb you. Hill isn't too bad if you're reasonably fit. We would all stay here again, the only thing we missed was having a fridge to keep our water in. I'm sure they could find room to put a small ice box or something in the corner of the rooms then this review would have been 9 out of 10.There is something for everyone in Benidorm from cheap and cheerful 1 euro a pint bars to family run karaoke bars to the more expensive show bars. We would have a few cheap drinks early on in the night before going to see the shows. We saw Girls Aloud, The Temptations, West Life and Take That to name but few. My personal favourites were Girls Aloud, they started off a bit ropey but by the end of the 1st song they were getting into their stride, and Pete Loaf. Ones to avoid are Rod Stewart and Boney M. The 2 girls are passable singers but the guy.........well what can I say but terrible!You do get stopped quite a lot in the streets by people offering free shots to try and get you into their bars but just say no thanks and keep walking. They're only doing their job after all. Highly recommended after a night out is the British Chippy in The Square. Run by British guys selling British products we went there every night.Not good for your waistline but hey you're on holiday. You can start your diet next week. This was my 3rd visit to Benidorm and I am saving hard for the 4th. Would recommend it to anyone young or old. "
- Travel date: 22nd June 2009
The Mont Park Hotel..
"I have just returned back from a short holiday staying at The Mont Park Hotel, we were a party of 4 adults aged between 46/65 and the hotel had been booked for us so we went with an open mind. We arrived at approx 7.30pm and made our way up 'cardiac hill', I have to say the hill wasn't as bad as some I have seen and as I suffer from arthritis I was expecting it to be worse but the hotel is really not situated that far up. The entrance to the hotel was very clean and presentable and our 1st impressions of the look of the hotel from outside was good. Once inside, again it was clean and pleasant and nicely decorated, the male receptionist on duty was not very talkative but gave us our key and told us we were on the third floor. There are 2 lifts but they are very small, one takes 5 people the other takes 4 and if the weight is over, then it does not operate! Our rooms were extremely clean, there was a tv which only had one british channel but we didn't bother about watching tv, the beds were very comfortable although I did have to ask for extra pillows (which we got) there was a shower over the bath and I have to say the shower was brilliant, very powerful and very hot (unlike some I have used which were quite cool and water trickles out) maids were in every day and fresh towels daily. The restaurant situated in the basement I thought was extremely pleasant, nicely decorated and we liked the style of it although we DID have to wait on a table for 4 quite a few times, the food was excellant both for breakfast and dinner, lots of choice and I can recommend the paella for dinner and the rice pudding for dessert was delicous, best food I have tasted in a long time in a foreign hotel, but we found the price of a bottle of water to drink with our meal was very expensive and if you don't want a drink at the table, they remove the glasses that are there!! There was a lot of Spanish people eating in and we did find them quite ignorant and some quite arrogant, and I would also say that I didn't find the staff very friendly although the manager of the restaurant worked like a 'trojan' organising tables, clearing away plates etc but the rest of the staff hardly cracked a smile! There was NO entertainment in the hotel whilst we were there? and we had one drink from the bar which we found extremely expensive! We didnt use the pool but it was very clean and the pool side was also clean, quite a few tables and chairs and sun loungers. You are only minutes away from Lavnte beach which was very clean and busy, lots of bars, shops, pubs and restaurants situated all along the beach and the little side streets. The weather was fantastic, it was between 20/21c all the time we were there altough it was quite cold at night and early morning. Overall a great hotel for the price and rating..definately worth a visit!"
- Travel date: 14th February 2009
Mont park Benidorm
"I have stayed in this hotel 3 times now and i can honestly say it isnt as bad as some people on here make out.True the staff are a bit moody sometimes but most are ok, the food is quite nice, i enjoyed trying out their spanish dishes and there was plenty of choice.Ideally situated near all the shops and so near the beach you can get there in 3 minutes flat,I will be booking to go again in sep this year and im really looking forward to it."
- Travel date: 29th January 2009
Stayed 19 - 30 /12/08
"We were a group of 10. Age ranges 11 yrs to 83 yrs. No organized activities. ROOMS - Twin, although will accommodate extra single bed up to balcony window. Bathroom en suite, with over bath hand held/wall mounted shower. Heating on through most of night, upon waking up and during most of day. Daily cleaning and towel change, rooms spotless. Restaurant (non smoking) - Stairs down to restaurant. However, ground floor access can be made through the patio doors directly into the restaurant. Lifts are not suitable for mobility scooters. Folk left them parked outside entrance. Good choice of hot and cold buffet for breakfast (8.30am - 10am) Lunch (12.30pm - 2pm) and Dinner (7.30pm - 9.30pm) can become a bit repetitive, so this hotel may best be served to go half board or B&B. Lunchtime is not much of a crowd. However, evening meal folk start to queue at 7.20pm By 7.45pm the restaurant can be crowded, so we found there was a lull and could get to a table for our party at 8.30pm. The restaurant manager likes to allocate the appropriate number of people to the right table settings. There are a small number of round tables that seat 5 to 6 people. The others are a maximum of four. Many are set for 2 people, but extra settings will be placed if required. There is a bar area, overlooking the outdoor pool. This has a television, and I believe permits smoking. There is a seperate(non smoking) lounge area with many large comfy sofas and chairs, and a pool table. Here people can sit and relax and talk. Next door is another similar room, with chairs and tables, and here is where occasional live music is held. The hotel offers a laundry service. There are hairdryers in the bathroom. No kettles. The cleaning staff, and some restaurant staff are friendly and speak very little english. But communication can be somehow made. Reception is a little hit and miss, but whoever gets into a chit chat with them anyway. The bar closes between 11.30pm and midnight. You can take a nightcap up to your room from the bar. There are two lifts to 7 floors. This hotel serves many nationalities. While I was there with my large party, English, Spanish, German, Dutch people were staying. Location, it is half way up 'Cardiac Hill', although as a sufferer of arthritis I found it not a problem, you get use to it. Closeby there are the usual fast food chains (Burger King / McD /Subway) but their prices are slightly higher than here in the UK. Closeby is a Chinese restaurant open 12 noon to midnight, overlooking the beach. It offered a great buffet deal of 8.75 adult or half price for kids. This is a good hotel if looking for a clean comfortable budget base to stay, and I would recommend it for this purpose. However, as it was the festive season we was just looking for a little bit more of an atmosphere, which we always found at our regular hotel elsewhere in the area. Sadly, my disappointment did not reflect in anyway towards the hotel, it was to the british idiots staying somewhere nearby, as usual shouting and swearing on their way home from the clubs in the early hours. I just wish these numpties would have a bit more decorum, and good manners when abroad, rather than reflecting the brits in a bad light. "
- Travel date: 10th January 2009
Not as Bad as Made Out
"Just returned from a Christmas week at Mont Park. After booking it I read the reviews wrong way round I know. There is a short hill to the hotel we are in our sixties and managed it without any problems It would be a problem for infirm and elderly folk. The guy at reception was pleasant on our arrival and ok he didn't know much english but hey he was Spanish in a Spainish hotel. Yes the lift is small but there is two of them one behind the other. The room was adequate and clean we even had a sea view and being cold at this time of the year the room was nice and warm. The food was excellent and there was a good choice. If I was looking for a gripe then the only thing to mention is that the restaurant is to small for the amout of guest that the hotel accomodates. this isn't a problem in the morning as most guest come down in dribs and drabs. But in the evening you have to queue if you want to get in early we found it best to wait 30 mins or so in our room then go down. If you want a hotel full of English Guests this is not the one for you. We enjoyed our experiance at the Mont Park and would definitely stay there again"
- Travel date: 30th December 2008
Top traveller tips for Mont Park
"Chinese restaurant nearby to hotel on beach front / Amstrelli Bar (beach front). "
"Clean sandy beach. Rowdy drunks late at night. Smokey pubs."
"Dont stay in peak season else take a fan"
"Fave bars are Why Not 2 for friendliness & karaoke and Cheap and Cheerful for cheap food and drink"
"good beach location but a tacky resort"
"Its great lots to do you will never be bored"
"Ask for high floor room with seaview"
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