The best of Benidorm: beautiful hotels on the Costa Blanca

By Emma Power,

A gorgeous, sun-filled holiday in one of these beautiful hotels in Benidorm is sure to shed a new light on this popular tourist destination on the Costa Blanca.

Think idyllic white sandy beaches, a perpetually sunny climate and an energetic atmosphere all year round. Yes, the nightlife is great, but there’s plenty of family-friendly options if you want to bring everyone along.

Now you know where to stay, all you need to do is pack your bags!


Meliá Villaitana

For something more relaxed…

If you’re looking for the convenience of Benidorm’s beaches and bustling town (but pine for the quiet relaxation of rural Spain) you should check out this gorgeous deluxe hotel.

Located less than 3 km from Benidorm, the hotel boasts superb views over Gran Bahía Bay. Set on two 18-hole golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, the property imitates a traditional Mediterranean village.

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A real luxe hotel with plenty of Andalucian charm, Hotel Villaitana offers an upscale spa area, wellness centre, superb lagoon-style swimming pool and even its very own artificial beach!

Each of the large, air-conditioned rooms come with a private balcony, with select suites featuring hot tubs on the terrace. Dining options at the Villaitana Hotel are extensive, ranging from a tapas lounge, an Italian eatery and a jazz bar.


Meliá Benidorm

For the best location…

Meliá Benidorm is a luxurious Spanish destination located in Rincon de Loix, right in the heart of Benidorm. With 526 colourful bedrooms spread over 30 floors and beautiful, extensive outdoor gardens, the hotel is perfectly positioned just 1km from Playa de Levante Beach.

The hotel’s location is superb, with numerous tourist attractions including outdoor landmarks and historic churches within driving distance, while The Isla de Benidorm and Tossal de la Cala are also within reach.

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The Meliá’s facilities are second-to-none. The hotel features a spectacular lagoon-style pool with waterfalls, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, as well as a heated indoor pool, children’s play area, full gym and sauna complete with whirlpools.

The El Moralet Cafeteria serves a delicious selection of tapas and snacks, accompanied with soft piano melodies looking out onto the grand terrace. As you’re on holidays, why not go ahead and treat yourself to a snazzy cocktail in the seasonal Palapa Bar and L’illa Bar?


Don Pancho

For the entertainment…

Located on the Avenida del Mediterraneo in the centre of Benidorm’s commercial and entertainment district, the upscale 4-star Hotel Don Pancho is the perfect setting for a modern stay.

Refurbished in 2016 with a lush tropical garden entrance, the hotel is located on the banks of the Mediterranean Sea. Guests can also easily visit the beach, Old Town, promenade, shops, bars and restaurants nearby.

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Without a doubt, the best thing about the Don Pancho hotel is its unrivalled facilities. The Lobby Bar, with its peaceful atmosphere and board game area, is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxed evening.

Meanwhile, the Pool Bar, located in the Chill Out area, is the perfect environment for a refreshing drink or a casual meal. Other amenities include a casino, tennis courts, salon/barbershop, boutique lobby shops, bowling green, massage booth and gym.


Madeira Centro

For the best views…

The Madeira Centro is a 4-star hotel at the edge of Plaza de la Hispanidad, a stone’s throw away from Levante beach, L’Aigüera Park and Benidorm’s shops and restaurants.

The Madeira Centro is true to its name; centrally located, the bus stop and taxi rank are right at the doorstep, ensuring that all the best parts of Benidorm are within reach.

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The Madeira promises guests a relaxing experience in Benidorm, with rooms overlooking the surrounding mountains and the bay below. While all rooms guarantee a view, staying on the top floor may be worth your while if you want the best scenery!

If you fancy getting your blood pumping or even just treating yourself, pay a visit to the Fitness Zone; there’s a gym, pool, Turkish bath and hair salon. The twentieth-floor Piano Bar is open on weekends, so you can watch the sunset over the Benidorm skyline from the outdoor terrace


RH Royal

For couples…

The RH Royal is a modern hotel exclusively designed for adults. Conveniently situated in the heart of Benidorm, it’s perfect for that romantic break you’ve been dreaming about.

The all-inclusive hotel sits in a residential area near the historical centre of Benidorm, by Parque de l’Aigüera and Levante Beach. You’re also nearby the Old Town and vibrant shopping district so there’s plenty of entertainment.

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There’s a reason Mediterranean cuisine is loved the world over, so enjoy some authentic fare in the buffet restaurant’s open kitchen, or order your favourite drink in the modern and comfortable lounge bar/salon.

The hotel’s airy, stylish rooms come with large balconies, perfect for you and your S.O. unwinding in the evening with a glass of Spanish wine. After relaxing in the kids-free pool or outdoor Jacuzzi, what could be better?


Mediterraneo Benidorm

For families…

Set among 12,000 sq m of landscaped gardens, the all-inclusive 4-star Hotel Mediterráneo is located on the edge of the Sierra Helada in a popular, exclusive residential area of Benidorm.

Ideally situated in the Rincón de Loix region, the Hotel Mediterráneo is very much dedicated to family holidays at just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Aqualandia water park and 2.1 km from Platja de Llevant beach.

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The 176 colourful rooms are spacious, clean and air-conditioned, with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies. The hotel provides a free breakfast buffet for guests, and a buffet-style dinner in a casual Mediterranean-style restaurant.

Other amenities include a bar, outdoor pool, playground, bocce pitch and table tennis. There are seasonal water activities and kids’ entertainment, in addition to a gym and a spa area with an indoor heated pool, whirlpool and sauna.