Benidorm Holiday Apartments
Benidorm holiday apartments are an extremely popular choice and make up the largest percentage of tourist accommodation in the city. With hundreds of cafes, fast food joints, bars and restaurants featuring an outstanding choice of food and drink, staying in a self catering apartment offers holidaymakers the choice of staying in for a meal, and when choosing to eat out, not being restricted to the same buffet dishes most hotels lay on. Having the choice of cooking for yourself is also great on the holiday budget, especially for large families.
Benidorm holiday apartments are found throughout the city, old town and residential suburbs which gives visitors the option of being in the heart of the action or in one of the quieter areas where there’s more chance of having gardens and a swimming pool. Distance from the beach and city centre also plays a large part in the rental cost of a holiday apartment, with those just a few metre from the beach and offering sea views fetching high prices in peak summer.
By far the biggest benefit of holiday apartments, and what makes them so popular is their capacity for numerous occupants. Families and groups make up the majority of holidaymakers visiting Benidorm and most are on a budget, so booking three hotel rooms for a holiday is just not feasible. Most Benidorm holiday apartments, regardless of the size will supply maximum sleeping options with bunk beds and fold out sofa beds, making it possible for even a studio to sleep up to four. Benidorm’s apartments extend to huge penthouses with up to four bedrooms, several bathrooms, huge lounges and terraces big enough to hold a party, and many do 🙂
Whether a small studio or a two bedroom suite in an apartment complex, all Benidorm holiday apartments offer services and facilities. They are all furnished, with cooking facilities, appliances, cutlery and linen, and most will feature air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, audio systems and internet access or free WiFi. Some apartment complexes come with private gardens and swimming pools, others with shared access to a number of facilities such as tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and picnic areas.
Commonly known as ‘Aparthotels’, these establishments offer the convenience of fully equipped, self catering accommodation with the advantages and facilities of a hotel. At the cheaper end of the scale they will offer small apartments serviced by a 24hr reception with a seating area and couple of vending machines. Most though are superb establishments with lovely gardens, swimming pools, sun terraces, children’s playgrounds and paddling pools, and various outdoor games, sports and activities for the young ones.
Indoor facilities usually include a 24hr reception desk offering a selection of services such as car and bike hire, ticket booking and fax & photocopying facilities. The majority of Aparthotels will have at least one bar, guest lounge, games room and either a cafe or buffet style restaurant. Some offer live children’s and adult entertainment or arrange various fun outings.
Package holiday deals are one of the things Benidorm is well known for and many holiday apartments and Aparthotels can be booked as part of a package deal which includes flights and sometimes airport transfers. Before the major increase in budget airlines, package holidays were usually the best value deals available, but with flights to the Spain now costing as little as 29€ this is no longer always the case.
Many Private owners rent out their apartments, usually for less than you will pay if you book through a tour or estate agent as you are avoiding paying their commission, and if you can find a good value apartment from a private owner, coupled with a dirt cheap flight you will often be able to make the best savings possible on a Benidorm holiday apartment. For private owner adverts it is best to check the small local newspapers and Facebook social groups.