Paseo de las Acacias, 11, Benidorm, Valencia Community, Spain
60.1km from Alicante Airport
45.0km from Alicante Train Station
"After quite some trawling around many websites to find a good hotel at a good price, I came upon The Olympus Hotel. So I read many reviews and decided that it met our needs for a few days away. It didn't matter that it was in a more residential area of Benidorm, we enjoy walking so this was not a problem. We were dropped off opposite Fiesta Park so it only took 5 mins to find the hotel (we actually walked straight past it!) The reception area was bright & open, very modern. Our room wasn't ready so we left our cases in a secure room & wandered off for lunch and it only took 10-15 mins to find our way down to the old town where we looked out over the med from the El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm and when we arrived it was very busy but beautiful. Anyway back to the hotel - once we finally checked in, we found or room on the first floor, disappointed that it was an internal room with a window that looked out onto an internal courtyard, so no real opportunity to have the blind open for fear of onlookers! However the room was VERY spacious with 3 beds, 2 of which were pushed together to make a double & they were very comfortable, also a large sofa which looked as if it could become a sofa bed. The bathroom was spacious with a large walk in shower (products supplied). There were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room which was disappointing, there was a fridge which you have to lay on the floor to plug in. you can ask reception to fill the fridge for a charge. Also a safe, we never used this as it was not secured to the wall or unit that it was placed in (who knows who could walk off with it & your passports!). The room was extremely hot but what we thought was aircon, turned out just be a fan & didn't cool the room whatsoever! But everything was clean & again, modern, the TV had english channels (very unusual) if you wanted to watch them. Now there was lots of entertainment happening in the evenings but not sure if this was only aimed at the spanish, but our last evening was a very disturbed night, being on the first floor the music was pretty loud, I don't mind music & noise but with quite echoy corridors & stairwells this was slightly annoying! Now breakfast!! It's the usual buffet style, continental & hot. The hot drinks are dispensed from a machine & no matter what coffee I tried, it really was not pleasant or hot. They supply a microwave to add more heat, not the point! ended up sticking to water. Even though there was a good choice, the temperature of the cooked food was at best warm. On our final morning I had to throw my food away (a total waste) as it was cold! Everything seems to be covered in garlic, now I love garlic but not on my breakfast! Now I always try to add honest reviews & this was just what we experienced. I would return but would request a room higher up & with a street facing room in order to be able to let in some air if it's warm, oh & stick to a continental breakfast."
"We visited Benidorm more or less out of curiosity, rumour had it that it was virtually a British enclave populated by heavy drinking party types. True it was November, but although we did find some of the legendary bars and nightspots geared up for Brits (who do not all behave badly) we were surprised how prominently Spanish it was – no surprise really it is in Spain! The hotel Olympus was full when we stayed and it seemed 95% of guests were retired Spaniards, of course this mix might change at other seasons, but the fact that the occupancy was clearly own nationals repeat business, I guess is a recommendation in itself. We picked the hotel on both price and location, as it was barely 5 minutes walk from the railway station which provides a frequent service along the coast and to Alicante. The Playa de Poniente and old town are 15 minutes away on foot and there's a half-hourly bus service covering the main drag to the far end of the Playa de Levante. We stayed half board: breakfast and evening meal and had a south facing room with a balcony. The choice of dishes every evening was amazing and although clearly designed for local appetites, rather than 'international cuisine', I am sure everyone would find something to their taste. On the roof is a swimming pool but my worry was as always, when travelling to a place, warm in summer, out of season, will there be any heating in the room during the colder months? Yes there was - so on that count it gets top marks from me. "
"This hotel overall is fantastic. Facilities are amazing for the price and getting around is no problem. Swimming pool on the roof. No noise whatsoever. Really relaxing. Breakfast not great but with many restaurants and cafes at such reasonable prices nearby I would definately recommend staying here. Enjoy guys "