56 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Resort: This was my first time to Benid...
"Resort: This was my first time to Benidorm and I was a bit concerned about the larger lout reputation I had heard about. In reality Benidorm is very family orientated and I only saw a few instances of drunkenness within a small area (sadly the 'British' area) of Benidorm.
The beaches are superb.
There are hundreds of cafes and restaurants to choose from and the healthy Mediterranean diet is a welcome change although you can still get fish and chips or bangers and mash if you wish!
The old town is very picturesque and a lovely place to spend your evenings.
Paraiso 10 apartments: These were very comfy, clean and well stocked. It was a nasty surprise to find that we had to place a 60-euro deposit before we could check in though! The rep had not warned us about this either.
The facilities are good - pool, phones, sports bar, Internet, etc.
The lifts are incredibly slow!!!!
Not ideal for older or disabled people as it is a fair walk to the beach or to the town centre.
Thomsonâs rep - did not see him!!
- Travel date: Sun 31st of July 2005
second visit to these clean apartments
"stayed at these apartments in december 2003 and again in october 2004 very clean staff very helpful a little out of the way but very quiet at night 24 hour security which is never a bad thing very close to the strip for nightlife if you want it ate at the wooky hollow and the geordie bar both excellent value and good food would stay here again when we next visit benidorm"
- Travel date: Mon 18th of July 2005
not a nice place
"just got back from these apartments and personally would not be going back i have stayed in self catring apts before which were loverly but parasio 10 is not one of them was on the 16th floor no balconey big windows which had no child locks on them and as we travelled with children was a concern very slow and very hot lifts also very small and the apts were very very noisy all night till about 7 am so we could not sleep the pool is small and did not open till 10 but by 11 had to leave as it filled with teenagers with inflatables balls and anything else they could find and as we had smaller children with us was impossible"
- Travel date: Tue 12th of July 2005
"These appartments are fantastic.i stayed with my grandparents and a friend and we had an amazing time, the room was extremely clean and very spacious for the amount of time you spend in a hotel room on holiday. The balcony was very big and is good if u want the sun but would like a bit of air too. Tommys is over the road if u want cheap drinks and a laugh, there is also a little bar around the corner with internet access so u can keep in touch with friends easily. Benidorm is a fantastic place, ive been twice and am hopefully going in august of this year, i would recommend it to anyone, i know lots of people who have been and all agree its great. So get booking."
- Travel date: Mon 20th of June 2005
"i have been to benidorm last year and the hotel was great. The lady at the bar was soo friendly and was very helpful. it was very clean but no air conditioning although there were some fans you could hire but only so many were avalible. there was no entertainment ,the pool was great everyone was soo nice and everyone got on and the pools was fab to swim in all day. the best and cleanest appartment yet we had a lovely veiw looking onto everything .tommys is the best for entertainment steve the guy thats works there was soo funny and drinks are cheap, entertainment was great our famiy were the ones volentered all the time i am going back in 2 days time because i enjoyed it sooo much and the yorkshire pride is your best meal place faboulous place to eat at i have been to pleanty of places portugal ibiza and salou and benidorm and benidorm is the top its 100% the best to me its like a dream holiday and i would recommened going to p10 apparments while on your holiday"
- Travel date: Tue 24th of May 2005
benidorm is a great resort
"Stayed at parasio 10 last october. Was first time my kids had been abroad, so benidorm was ideal as short flight. People were friendly, loads to do and see, kids are welcome at most places in evening which is handy. Parasio was clean and friendly. No entertainment there though. There was some decorating going on in the bar when we were there hough, which was a nuisance. There is a charge for sunbeds at the pool though. Highly recommend the 'camelot knights ' evening. Was a good evening. Me and my daughter lost our voices due to the cheering for the 'green' team.
- Travel date: Sat 21st of May 2005
Clean and Friendly
"Arrived Tue 15 March 2005 reception were expecting us and it took all of 5 minutes to check in. A deposit of Â£20 or 30 Euros is required but refunded on depature. The 1 bedroomed appartment was spotlessly clean with a seperate kitchen containing electric kettle,toaster,mini oven,4ring electric hob and a huge fridge. Pots, pans, cutlery etc were in plentiful supply. The lounge area was comfortable with slot TV (50c for 45 mins).A patio door led on to a large balcony which had the sun all day. The bedroom had plenty of wardrobe space and a patio door leading on to the balcony.The bathroom was spacious and very clean with a great over the bath shower.The bar and reception staff are all extremely friendly and helpful.
The beach is about a 5 min walk and there are plenty of bars on the way.For excellent food at great prices visit The Yorkshire Pride. For all you curry lovers The Nawab Indian Restaurant.Would recommend these appartments to families and couples and we would certainly stay again. Had a great holiday."
- Travel date: Sat 26th of March 2005
The Paraiso 10 apartments were in the ce...
"The Paraiso 10 apartments were in the centre of all amenities in Benidorm and were handy for all the nightlife.
There is a lot to do in Benidorm and plenty of pubs and clubs for all ages. We were a mixed group ranging from 17 to 65 and all found plenty to occupy ourselves.
There were reports of muggers alley to the side of the apartments but we found these reports to be untrue - you just stick to the pathways instead of walking down the dirt tract late at night.
The apartments laid on an xmas fayre at lunch time which was free of charge.
We would definitely go back to these apartments.
- Travel date: Wed 1st of December 2004