Flew from London last week-transfer from the airport with Beniconnect coach was prompt-a good service.Arrived at the Hotel entrance expecting it to be the same as the TV Programme 'Benidorm' not true filmed elsewhere.
The reception was top class adjacent to a spacious lounge area with super comfy sofas.The reception staff was very welcoming.Safe hire for the week 15 euros with 5 Euros back on check out.
Entering the room -large ,clean nice bathroom/shower provided with shower gel(good quality if you forgot to bring your own) and shower cap and B day.
Downside -No tea making facilities in the room,no fridge and the top cover sheets could have done with another wash and airing,I could smell the dust,as it was a bit chilly when we arrived I was concerned about being cold at night.In the cupboard was a dusty thick blanket,when i contacted reception they immediately provided me with a replacement, the air conditioner / fan could have done with a clean out as it seems it was blowing out fine particles.the only donside to the cleaning was the top sheets the white sheets was fine.
You can hear a person snore,flush the loo in the next room at night and occasionally guests returning from a night out.There is security on the premises to check on unnecessary noises.we was on the 5th floor
There is a balcony area with a nice view of the pool.I particularly requested a room facing the pool when i booked.This the pool area Benidorm is filmed.Very tropical looking,plenty of sun loungers, good sun spot and large pool areas.
Kids club with a Flint stone theme near to pool area-sectioned off area.
Breakfast -largest spread I have ever seen for bed and breakfast-full English breakfast choices -eggs done how you like it, continental choices,fruits,cereals ,pastries-fantastic-each time you feel guilty for eating so much but what the heck you are on holiday!
Walking distance to the beach so you can easily swim and walk off the calories!!!You approach a section of the Levante beach-wide spacious clean sandy beach and if you walk along the promenade to the right it will take you to the 'Old town' which is a good half hour walk but with the view of the beach sea and various shops and restaurants you do not notice the walk.In the Old town amongst the tack you can pick up a few bargains.Once in the 'Old town' walk up the cobbled street to the church with the blue tops -great view from this area.The tourist information office is just before the cobbled streets.On the other side of the old town if you are up to it there is another half hour walk up to the whole length of the Pontiente sandy beach which is the quieter side of the beach less shops and restaurants but a very relaxing area away from the crowd.
There are free 'blanket trips' from the hotel which means you listen to a lecture for up to an hour about the product being promoted and you are taken out for the day free by coach.I went on 2 trips 1 to Gudalest worth the visit excellent views and history and 2 to Alicante shopping centre which I would liken to our 'local shopping arcade' better off choosing Alicante Marina.
The local market day when I went was Wednesday as you come out of the hotel turn right and follow the crowd-'there are bargains to be had'
Plenty of local shops and cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Good places to eat
Turn right from the hotel--BAR MARIANO'S-good home cooking as your mum would make-good service -good prices and portions-great choice.
RESTAURANT HONG KONG--from Mc dondalds turn left into next street keep walking on the left -yellow tablecloths-good chinese food well priced
NABAB on the Levante promenade just before the Old town-
Check out restaurants with deals of the day for a full menu.
Take a cardigan for the evening when the temperature drops
All in all was happy with the week stay.
Higher floor more than 5th, facing the pool and not near the lifts.
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11 April 2012
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We are very happy to hear that your stay in Pelícanos Ocas was enjoyable, and that you were happy with the services that we provide. Please do not doubt that we will use all your comments to improve our facilities. Thank you for choosing our Hotel to spend your holidays and we look forward to welcoming you again! Kind regards, Valérie Arnauts
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