56 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Upon arriving to the apartments we were...
"Upon arriving to the apartments we were greeted by one Male member of staff, who had to book in about 7 people at once and werenât really prepared for us.
The apartment was clean and tidy and the aircon in the room was 10/10. Separate kitchen with a place to dry your clothes. You have to pay for the TV 50 euro cents for 45 minutes viewing.
When you stand in the lift the floor bounces like youâre going to fall through the floor of it. We had a power cut on one day and had to wait 20 minutes for the power to come back on, like there was no emergency backup generator.
The reception area and bar were ok but no comfortable chairs to sit on in reception for example. This is the bit the brochure forgets to mention as you leave the Hotel at night you must always go right.
If you go left you want straight onto "muggerâs alleyâ. Its dark and no lighting and right next to a Field where local people live. The shops and bars are just a couple of minutes away and there are lots of them curry house, kebab shop and fish and chip shop as well as kfc - like a home away from home if youâre English.
The market on Wednesday and Sunday you can actually see from your room only 5 minutes away. The beach is 5-10 minutes walk from the apartment nice and tidy but it was December, so not really swimwear weather."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of December 2006
I and my friends stayed at the Paraiso 1...
"I and my friends stayed at the Paraiso 10 Apartments last year in November, we had a brilliant time thatâs why Iâm going again this year.
The staff were very polite and friendly, apartments were spotless and well equipped & close to the shops, pubs & clubs & a 10 minute walk to the beach, but I must say the pool was an ickle bit cold, then again it was November ;)
The entertainment was brilliant, and we were there for fiesta week, the street parade was cool they put on a fantastic show and the firework display was out of this world, the best Iâve seen so far.
So looking forward to going back this year i'm sure we'll have an even better time, I would definitely recommend the Paraiso 10 to anyone who says they are looking at going to Benidorm. "
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of September 2006
Hotel was very clean and tidy me and my...
"Hotel was very clean and tidy me and my mate had a wicked time in Benidorm got bored of the night life after 3 nights but we made the most of it.
We will def go back but only for our Hen Weekends.
It was great for us youngsters and great for families too. There are a lot of places to eat including a lot of English places for us who miss home food.
Beaches were lovely a few too many Spanish on them some days.
Watch out for the pick pockets too we didnât see any but heard a lot about them when we were there.
Overall great place to go for a Holiday for definite x"
- Travel date: Tue 11th of July 2006
Although we have not yet been this year,...
"Although we have not yet been this year, we have visited these apartments every year for the last 5 years.
We have been at different times of the year and find it suitable for families. We have an 8 year old son who spends all day, every day in the pool. The apartments are clean and well maintained and the staff are friendly.
These apartments are far enough from the hustle and bustle of the main town but close enough to walk to the shops.
We will definitely be back another year.
- Travel date: Thu 29th of June 2006
The resort city of Benidorm is completel...
"The resort city of Benidorm is completely sex driven. Every pub and club had live sex shows and big posters advertising this. There was very little kids entertainment in any of the pubs. Saying this the beaches are very good. The waste collection services do not do a good job and the streets are full of dog waste and rubbish. The apartments where we stayed where very nice and clean, with a good pool and paddling pool for the kids. There was nothing for the kids after 7.00 at night. A good resort for adults but not for families."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of June 2006
In May 2004 we all stayed in the Parasio...
"In May 2004 we all stayed in the Parasio 10 Apartments they were very clean and well equipped. The pool was great not always busy but thatâs a good thing.
We had a 1 bedroom apartment to share between 4 people. The balcony was absolutely massive which had 2 dining tables in and a clothes horse. You could store suit cases, lilos, pushchairs on there etc.
Lifts were not too bad sum times a little slow but the majority of the time it was ok and you would get up and down ok.
The reception area was cool always some one there. The security was good because it made you feel safe because of the locking system."
- Travel date: Mon 1st of May 2006
Fantastic! The apartment was great, spot...
"Fantastic! The apartment was great, spotlessly clean and had everything you could possibly need in them.
We had a 1 bedroom apartment for 2 adults and 2 children. When we were all in the apartment at the same time it did feel a tiny bit cramped, but we were hardly ever all in there at the same time because we had such a large balcony with patio furniture we spent most of our time out there (when we weren't asleep that is!)
The kitchen was very well equipped, it had a full size fridge freezer which meant we could stock up on ice-cream and lollys for the kids and cook a couple of meals for the times when we couldn't be bothered to go out. The food is so cheap in benidorm though we did eat out most days.
The bathrooms are big and very clean, with a full size bath and shower, which is great if you have kids who don't like showers.
The location was good too, close to all the shops, 10 min walk to the beach (or an hour walk if you are like us and have to look in all the shops on the way) but not slap bang in the middle of all the clubs so it was nice and quiet at night time for the kids.
The reception is 24hours, so there is always someone around if you need help, the bar is open until 3am and the staff are fantastic they do nice pizzas and snacks as well as a lovely cup of coffee in the morning :)
The pool was clean, and well maintained. There are sun loungers but you have to pay a small daily charge for these, and the moment you leave them unattended someone comes and locks them away! (unless you leave a towel or something on them)
All in all we had a fantastic holiday, and I highly recommend these apartments for people with children, though I would suggest you try to get on a lowish number floor. We were on the 3rd floor which was fine but we heard a few grumbles from some people on the higher floors about how slow the lifts were."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of February 2006
very good, but paying commission to reception for hiring mobility scooter!!!
"We stayed at paraiso 10 in december for 2 weeks, we really enjoyed it there, en will probably go there next year.
The only thing was that my wife needed a mobility scooter, so we ask te girl at the reception, she told us that she could book one for us, en told us the price â¬ 75 for a week, so we decided to book it for a week, next day it was delivered.
That same day we met a couple with a mobility scooter from another company at the boulevard, they told us the price of there scooter for a week wich was â¬ 55,
They told us that the reception that books the scooter gets 30 %, for just making the phonecall !!
That's way the next week we booked it with another firm, it saved us â¬ 20.
We will never let the booking go true reception any more!!
If we can advice book at easyhire, also by email, see ---- phone: -------
There you book absolutly commission free!!
- Travel date: Thu 12th of January 2006
What a bargain!!
"Booked in a 2 night stay for MUm and Dad in between Christmas and New Year as we only live an hour away.
3rd floor apartment with large south facing balcony overlooking the pool.
Heating and air con in the apartment along with blankets so no worries there.
Mum was able to hire a mobility scooter from reception.
No problem with the location - plenty of restaurants and shops and parents felt very safe in the area.
Best bit was the price Â£1 per night, yes that's just 50p each per night. Can you believe it !!!"
- Travel date: Thu 29th of December 2005
Hi we stayed at Pariaso 10 in Sept this...
"Hi we stayed at Pariaso 10 in Sept this year and I thought it was super the room was very clean and the space we had was brilliant they were spotlessly clean and around the pool area was the same.
A lovely place, we are planning to go back again in July 2006 providing there will be rooms left from Belfast northern Ireland"
- Travel date: Tue 27th of December 2005
"bar staff bob is only the good thing about this dump would not recommend to a family would not go again no heating in rooms very cold hot water runs out after 30 mins. then you have to wait 1 hour for it to heat back up room where dirty same bedding all week other staff not helpful"
- Travel date: Mon 19th of December 2005
"Have just returned from these apartments. Having read the mixed set of reviews I just didn't know what to expect when i got there. We stayed in a one bedroomed apartment on floor 25!!. This wasn't so bad the views were amazing and the lifts were more than adequate. The apartments themselves were well equipped and clean. The towles were changed wice a week and the sheets were supposed to be, however the sheets were only chnaged once over the two week period. The kitchen had a massive fridge and freezer which was really handy. The bar at the hotel was really nice and the pool was ok but did get very over crowded in the day.
Ok to clarify things. The town centre is 5mins away and the beach is 5mins away. Muggers alley doesnt exist its just a side road. The apartments can be noisy at night and can also be extremely hot, but there are fans for hire. Just down the road there is a bar called Wookey Hollow 2. Here you can have a bottle of lager for 50cents (about 30p) and the food is really nice and cheap there too. Other really good places to eat include Yorkshire Pride, Tony Romao's, and the unbeliveable chinese Chino's. This chinese is opposite the Ambassador hotel. 3 euroes 95 cents for a three course meal and half a bottle of wine. Food was really excellent.
The beach is fantastic and the weather was fab. Overall I would go back to Benidorm again, but may stay in a Hotel as the entertainment was really good in these."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of August 2005