Nestled on the eastern coast of Spain, the seaside resort of Benidorm is a perennial favourite with tourists seeking warmer climes, sandy shores and sangria. It was not so long ago, however, that Benidorm was simply a small fishing village untouched by mass tourism. And while those days are long gone, it still retains plenty of its character and charm, particularly in the Old Town where an evocative maze of cobbled streets are lined with pretty white houses, shops and bars. There’s also a beautiful blue domed church that attracts admirers.
All-inclusive resorts are one of the most popular accommodation options with visitors to Benidorm. Below, we’ve picked out five of the best, based on price, location and previous guest reviews.
Med Playa Hotel Regente
From €93/ night
Couples seeking a tranquil retreat have reported particularly favourably on this mid-range resort located in the centre of Benidorm and less than 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. It features an impressive range of on-site amenities included in the price of your stay, including sports facilities and a restaurant serving buffet food and a wide choice of authentic Mediterranean dishes. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub. Guest rooms are decorated in simple, tasteful style and all rooms come with balconies. There’s a number of golf clubs within easy reach, including one less than 2.5 miles away.
From €135/ night
Popular with families, you can virtually touch the sand from the steps of this mid-range resort, so close is it to the beach. Also overlooking the scenic Elche Park, it boasts picturesque views whichever way you turn. All-inclusive rates include dining and drinking in the resort’s numerous bars and restaurants, evening entertainment, as well as use of all the resort’s amenities such as the sumptuous outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, and fun-filled games room that is enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Sandos Monaco Beach Hotel & Spa
From €153/ night
This adults-only resort hotel is just minutes from Benidorm’s Levante Beach and offers a huge choice of amenities, including an outdoor pool, sun terrace and spa. All guest rooms are sound-proofed and feature a private balcony with panoramic view of the region, plus a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The on-site buffet restaurant, which is part of the all-inclusive rate, serves up inventive dishes from the Mediterranean and beyond, while there’s also a snack bar serving drinks and ice creams, and a separate bar that is ideal for relaxing nightcaps. A games room with a table tennis table offers ample entertainment opportunities – providing you can drag yourselves away from the lavish swimming pool.