When TravelSupermarket recently complied some research into the most popular summer holiday destinations for Brits in 2015, there were one or two surprise results. While the dominance of Spanish resorts and destinations on the Iberian Peninsula was to be expected given factors such as cost, proximity and climate, the presence of the much-maligned Benidorm in eighth place will have raised many eyebrows around Europe.
The Best Family-friendly Hotels in Benidorm
This underlines the work that has gone into regenerating Benidorm and transforming its perception from its beer-swilling origins of the 1970’s. Now a culturally diverse and thrilling coastal resort, it is far more appealing and affordable than it has ever been before. Family holidays to Benidorm are now particularly popular.
In this piece we list three of the best child-friendly hotels in this constantly evolving and sun-kissed town:
1. The Deloix Aqua Centre
A four star hotel of international repute, the Deloix Aqua Centre is our primary choice for an enjoyable family holiday. This is no small part to the inclusion of a huge exterior ‘wave’ swimming pool, which includes two heated indoor pools, water jets and a play room for infants. These amenities are loved by children who visit the resort, while the presence of three bars also enables adults to unwind while the children play. The location is also quiet and idyllic, meaning that families can lay their heads down and get some sleep at the end of the day.
2. The Hotel Sol Pelicanos Ocas
If value is your watchword, you should check out the famous Hotel Sol Pelicanos Ocas. Listed as a three star hotel (which does a disservice to the quality of the accommodation included), the Sol Pelicanos Ocas has earned international recognition as it featured prominently in the filming of the hit television series Benidorm. The complex is actually two hotels in one and features a staggering five swimming pools, while a tropical lagoon and exotic palm trees serve as a haven for family fun and relaxation.
3. The Benikaktus Hotel
Another three star hotel, this resort is included primarily for the friendly and approachable nature of the staff. Offering stunning coastal views and opening out onto a wide and safe beach, there is ample opportunity for children to play and relax within the confines of the hotel grounds (while there are also secure play areas and climbing frames dotted throughout the complex). Quiet, tranquil and picturesque in equal measure, the Benikaktus Hotel is ideal for value-conscious families who enjoy outstanding customer service.