Part of the Valencia region’s famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm is a time-honoured favourite with European holidaymakers. The sun-kissed seaside resort was a tiny fishing village until the 1960s but has grown into a hugely popular destination thanks to its wide sandy beaches, pretty palm-lined promenades and vibrant nightlife.
The choice for accommodation here is almost endless, with everything from budget to boutique to high-rise luxury. We’ve picked out some of the best 4-star hotels to be found here.
From €64/ night
Guests to have stayed at this modern high-rise hotel have particularly enjoyed its on-site amenities, which include a restaurant, large outdoor pool and terrace to enjoy drinks and meals. Located in the Rincon de Loix district, which is the newer part of Benidorm, the hotel is a popular choice with families thanks to its fantastic proximity to the beach, children’s play area and excellent sports facilities. For adults, meanwhile, there’s a solarium, chill-out zone and bar with loungers. The stylish guest rooms feature LED TVs, safes and minibars, while their spacious private bathrooms come with complementary toiletries. The city centre is a 10 minute walk away.
From €60/ night
Another great option for families, the RH Princesa features a whole range of amenities that are loved by kids and adults alike, including a beach that’s just minutes away by foot, a swimming pool with two slides, a splash zone with games for children, a separate playground, a state-of-the-art spa complete with Turkish baths, and a hydromassage pool. Guest rooms are bright and spacious with wooden flooring, a flat-screen TV and a minibar, while most rooms also have their own private terrace – perfect for nightcaps on balmy evenings. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a coffee bar, a buffet-style restaurant and a piano lounge. For upmost convenience, the reception is open 24 hours a day and offers currency exchange as well as bicycle rental. If you’re here for a week or two and are looking for some fresh scenery for the little ones, there’s a waterpark less than two miles away
Overlooking Ponienete Beach and Benidorm Island, this is a great spot for those who prioritise scenic views, with stunning vistas to be enjoyed every which way you turn. Look inwards, though, and there’s plenty of man-made attractions to admire within the hotel’s lavish confines, including lagoon-style swimming pools, a relaxing sauna and invigorating gym. Guests tend to love the modern rooms too, which feature simple, elegant design and come with a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning and heating. And if you’re one of those who love to look out over natural beauty, be sure to ask for a room with a private terrace or balcony. Other notable amenities include a poolside bar, open in summer. For younger guests, there’s a year-round entertainment programme and a kids’ disco, while live music adds to the ambience of fun.
There’s no doubting the stand-out feature at this smart and stylish beachside hotel – the rooftop swimming pool is a decadent touch that guests simply adore. In fact, so popular is the decadent pool that it’s tempting to stay put, rather than make the two-minute walk to the delightful Levante Beach. Guests here also benefit from a host of other amenities, including a health club and sauna, a hot tub and a Turkish bath. Massages are also available. Guest rooms include a balcony, satellite TV and air conditioning.
Just 500 yards from Playa de Levante Beach, it’s no surprise that many guests choose this hotel for its proximity to one of Benidorm’s finest sandy shores. Back at the hotel, however, there’s no shortage of aquatic fun to be had either, with a small outdoor pool lined with sun loungers and a poolside bar. Air-conditioned guest rooms are modern and simple in design, with neutral tones and parquet flooring. An on-site restaurant offers a buffet and à la carte menu featuring an impressive selection of international dishes. For a fun day out, the Terra Mítica theme park is about 15 minutes’ drive away and there are also two highly regarded golf clubs close by to the hotel.