Benidorm September 2015

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HOTEL OF THE MONTH

Riviera Beach hotel is a 4-star hotel, located 350 metres from Levante beach in the heart of Benidorm’s buzzing commercial district. Riviera Beach hotel has a total of 99 rooms, 97 double rooms and two suites. All rooms are modern and have private terraces, air conditioning and bathroom with hair-dryer.
The restaurant offers a buffet lunch, it also has a bar open all year, and a pool bar that can be enjoyed during summer months. The menus are international while the bars offer an extensive selection of wines.
OFFER

7 nights / April 2016
2 people
full board
£199.00 per person

(does not include flights)
Email to book – bendiorm@hotels.tv
REAL ESTATE

 

 

 

Our property of the month for you…
Pennick Blackwell Property
Apartment in Benidorm
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom
Community Pool
Only €140,000 

To enquire please email
info@pennickblackwellproperty.com
0034 672 321 142
Click picture to be taken to the website
www.pennickblackwellproperty.com

 

 

 

WE WANT YOU
Have a funny photo or experience in Benidorm? do you have a Benidorm Joke? send it to us for our next Newsletter in mid October.
IN THE NEWS
The beginning of September has seen the first lot of heavy rain since summer. Three days on and off heavy rain caused flooding to some of Benidorms roads but the rain was much needed for the vegetation and reservoirs.
PRIDE 2015
Benidorm Pride was a huge success again this year with a bigger turnout than ever before! Special thanks to Geoff and Santos for another amazing few days. Book now for Pride 2016 email with your dates for a quotation.

 

 

 

 

 

FROM OUR READERS
Remember to send in your pictures for our news letter.
This picture shows the fire engine that got stuck in the floods last week.
This photo was posted to our Facebook page by Norman Deutscher.
Thanks Norman!
JOBS

Looking for a job on the Costa Blanca?
Would you like to advertise a job here please email us onbenidormfacebook@gmail.com

 

FESTIVALS
The last week of September is another spectacular fiesta; the Moors and Christians with daytime parades and night time entertainment.
SPORTS
England will be playing Spain at Alicante onNovember 13th. Why not come and enjoy the atmosphere in Alicante?
Hotels.tv have some amazing deals for this event, Email us for more Information. You can even follow on to the football from the November Fiestas. No better reason to extend your trip.
WEATHER

 

The weather begins to cool in September, when the average temperature is 24°C. At this time of year, highs of up to 28°C are common so still a little time to hit the beach.
#BenidormSeptemberWeather
SPOT THE STAR
keep an eye out for Eva Iglesias who has just been preforming in Benidorm this past weekend.
BAR OF THE MONTH
We decided since it was Freedom Week (Gay Pride) here in Benidorm, we should pick one of the many gay bars that Benidorm has to offer to be our bar of the month. We visited Sensations on Saturday and had an amazing few hours with the owner Marco Pimentel and Manager Sammy Kruz. You defiantly deserve our bar of the month award.
 

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New attraction in Benidorm

 

The new Attraction in Benidorm opened its doors on Saturday. The Iberia Park next to Terra Mitica.

 

I am slightly confused!  Well i thought Iberia Park had been there for a few years to be told its a new park opening on Saturday!?!  I was confused to say the least.

On Visiting on Saturday i realised they have added theme rides and they have a huge swimming pool and spa. A nice change to the place i thought, with its bright colors and friendly atmosphere. well recomended for a visit.

However i would say its more for Children and Families.

The tickets books have arrived in the office and its a  combined your ticket with Terra Mitica park, The prices are as follows…

 

Adults €47

Children €35

Senior €35

 

You can also get an all year season pass, Prices for this are as follows…

 

Adults €122.00

Children €79.00

 

Let me know your thoughts on the park by commenting below.

 

Were Back!

Sorry, We have been away for a while but we are now back ready to Blog Blog Blog, Keeping you up to date with what’s on, where, when and everything inbetween.

Keep your eyes peeled..

Katie D

About Benidorm – the town, the people, the skyscrapers and the Bikini!

About Benidorm – the town, the people, the skyscrapers and the Bikini!

Ask anyone who has been to Benidorm, Spain, if they enjoyed their stay and almost invariably the answer is a resounding YES.

Join me and take a look at one of the cleanest and most popular resorts in the Med… and find out WHY!

 

Benidorm Skyline

 

If you like a bit of bustle and hustle on your holiday then you’ll enjoy the energy of the Levante area of Benidorm.

Beach, hotel and theme park pleasures by day and the highest concentration of entertainment and clubbing venues in Europe by night. You can just feel the happy atmosphere.

Levante Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The smiling guests of the iconic sky scraper hotels ensure the bar and beach life is always lively and varied. Or, if you just want to relax with family and friends, there are plenty of opportunities for that, including taking in the sun by the pool with a cooling drink in hand.

Fabulous Beach !!

Promenade Levante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rated as one the best beaches in Europe. Long and safe, Playa Levante stretches for more than two kilometres of luxuriant sand butting up against the area known as Rincon de Loix. There are plenty of beds and parasols for hire, lifeguard patrols and a wealth of water sports. You can also read the daily papers on Levante Beach, at the Biblioplaya (beach library). Run by the local Council it’s free but usually closed in February and March.

It might be known as the sunrise beach, but there’s even more going on at sunset and into the night in the broad promenade that runs parallel to it.

The Old Town and the Town Centre

A visit to Benidorm needn’t lack contact with authentic Spanish culture. The Old Town in particular is an evocative maze of cobbled streets and inviting establishments.

A visit to Benidorm needn’t lack contact with authentic Spanish culture. The Old Town in particular is an evocative maze of cobbled streets and inviting establishments to drink and shop in.

 

 

Moorish

 

With its blue-domed church and white houses, it manages to retain its character amongst the forest of tower blocks to the east and west. Do yourself a favour and time your visit to coincide with one of the more than 50 fiestas that occur in Benidorm every year.

Hotels and apartments

Most of the accommodation in the town centre is within easy reach of the beach. There are some proper little gems at very reasonably prices, and some excellent 4 and 3 star hotels in the town centre. Value-for-money apartments and studios can also be found.

Sandy Beaches

Apart from Levante there are two main sea front areas handy to the town centre – Poniente and Malpas.

If you like Levante but would prefer something quieter then Poniente is for you.

There are no beach bars and fewer hotels this side but plenty of provision is made for visitors including the opportunity to hire wind surfing boards.

Life guards are on duty each day and there are ramps for the disabled. Again, the sand is spotlessly clean each morning thanks to the hard working hoover team.

Poniente is also a great location to watch the sunset.

 

Poniente Beach

 

Malpas Beach is different again. Only a few hundred metres long it is sheltered and popular with volleyballers and other sportsmen and women.

Don’t bring your dog though, they’re not welcome here or on any Benidorm beach.

 

Malpas Beach

 

Sightseeing!!

It’s easy to feel a connection with something ancient and artistic in the winding streets of the Old Town. The white stone balcony at the historical centre of Benidorm affords lucky sightseers extensive views. It’s also a popular spot with newlyweds for photo shoots.

The church of San Jaime looks down on all those seeking company or solace. You might also notice a plaque which commemorates the rescue of a small wooden figurehead from the ashes of ship ordered to be burnt after all the crew had perished of an unknown cause.

 

Steps

 

If you prefer the company of the living and breathing, albeit underwater, then the Benidorm Aquarium on Calle Horno will provide you with hours of entertainment. The tanks include inhabitants of the Med, more tropical specimens, sharks, turtles and even eels. (Eeek!).

Shop ’til you drop!

There are options for shopping on every day of the week, but Wednesday and Sunday by Hotel Pueblo are particularly good for bargain hunters on holiday. Local products like leather goods and tablecloths are always to be found, but really there’s something for everyone.

The El Cisne flea market is held every Sunday and one Saturday each month where the bypass meets the old N-332 in the direction of Alfas del Pi. Tuesdays and Wednesdays there’s a big fruit and vegetable market. More about the excellent shopping in Benidorm

Eating out

Tapas Alley is where you want to be. Small dishes of seafood, meat and vegetable dishes are consumed with great gusto and washed down with gallons of wine and beer along the short covered street of Santo Domingo It can be very busy so be prepared to get amongst the throng.

Ordering is easy even if your Spanish is limited – just point to what you like the look of and say ‘gracias’ repeatedly. There are also a number of friendly British establishments in the streets surround Pl. de la Constitutió. Dining in Benidorm

Entertainment by night in the Old Town

One of our recommendations is a stylish show bar stuffed full of tremendous transvestites called Rich Bitch. There’s a cover charge but it’s a small price to pay for such a fruity and fresh night out.

There is also one very good karaoke bar, but if you want something livelier the Levante beach bars (they are big) with music and entertainment are just minutes away. Get to it!

 

To Book Hotels, Apartments, Flights, Transfers or Excursions  email me – Katie Dell on benidorm@hotels.tv

 

Weddings on the Costa Blanca with hotels.tv

Weddings abroad are becoming a very popular option for many reasons, first and foremost the weather (who wants a rainy wedding day to remember) and surprisingly the cost is a big factor! You would be forgiven for thinking that travelling abroad for a wedding would cost more money, it doesnt! Obviously your guests have to get themselves to your destination, but in my point of view if they do care about your big day and you give plenty of notice they can make it. Try not to book during a peak time and you will find the price of flights and accomodation in the Costa Blanca are amazing! Everyone wants an excuse for a holiday and long weekends are always a possibility for working couples.

The choice of wedding venues here is suitable for just about any requirement, from lavish to intimate, mountain and sea, hotel or villa we cover the spectrum.

I found through personal experience having married here last October that one of the headaches was finding the venue suitable for my personal taste and my budget. Luckily living here for many years made that easier as I find word of mouth is always the best recommendation. The advantages of asking hotels.tv to help with your wedding planning is that we are a LOCAL AGENT and we know our venues. A misconception many people have is that booking with an agent will cost more money, to the contrary because we book so many clients all year round we can secure much better rates than an individual wedding booking.

What hotels.tv can do for you is find out exactly what you want, how you want it, how much you want to spend and narrow down the field for you to make your final choice. This is your special day! This service is totally cost free. Prices can vary on your requirements but can start from as little as 65€ per guest. We also can secure you lots of extras such as a free bridal suite, car, free bar etc depending on venue.

Feel free to ask us questions, call into our friendly office in Benidorm or email angie.carter@hotels.tv or visit our webpage www.hotels.tv  for any information. But most of all make it a day to remember, it should only happen once

Spa Holiday Balneario Archena

SPA HOLIDAY BALNEARIO DE ARCHENA SPECIAL OFFER FROM HOTELS.TV

An absolute must visit destination for those of you in
need of some stress relief. This fantastic spa and wellness complex set in the
beautiful Ricotte Valley comprises of three hotels and an impressive 8000m2 spa
and is suitable for couples or families as children under 12 are free of
charge, . Only one hour easy drive from Alicante airport.

The spa dates back to Roman times and the spring
thermal waters act as a natural healing remedy in conjunction with an array of
impressive treatments covering respitory and physical conditions and
consultation with the on site doctors. For those in need of pampering you must
visit the Beauty area and choose from a wide range of massage and facials
including Indian head massage, hot stone treatments, Collagen facials and much
more.

The spa facilities consist of Jacuzzis, saunas, steam
rooms, lemon pool, flotation pool, massage jets and beds and much more,
provided with your own bathrobe you can move between the facilities and Hotel
without even dressing. There is a separate spa and fun area for children.

There are three hotels in the complex ; Hotel Leon 3*
which provides buffet meals, Hotel Termas 4* the most established hotel dating
back 150 years with an impressive restaurant providing a lovely varied menu
incorporating many local specialities and Hotel Levante 4* which houses the
beauty centre. Using your room ticket you can mix and match between the Hotels
or choose from the onsite cafeteria which provides a set meal for just 10€ and
various snacks and sandwiches  or alternatively visit the surrounding
areas restaurants. I can recommend the famous El Sordo Michelin rated restaurant
which  is a 10 minute drive away.

Workshops, cycling, hiking, aqua aerobics and
childrens activities are available throughout the day and music, dancing, bingo
and other entertainment is available in the evening.

There are events rooms available for conferences,
weddings etc that will accommodate up to 400  guests

www.hotels.tv/benidorm

angie.carter@hotels.tv

(UK) 0843 297 4195

(ES) 0034 965 854 673

 

Electrobeach 2013 Benidorm/ Hotels.tv

ELECTROBEACH FESTIVAL
BENIDORM 2013 – 17 Y 18 DE AGOSTO

No pierdas la oportunidad de disfrutar de este fantástico festival de 2 días de duración con los mejores
DJ’s del mundo. Pronto se celebrará la 3ª Edición de ELETROBEACH.. sol,
diversión y la mejor música hace de este festival un encuentro obligatorio para
todos los fans de música electronica que vivirán una experiencia inolvidable en
Benidorm.Encabezando la carteleratendremos a Carl Cox, Marco Carola y Dubfire.

ELECTROBEACH tendrá lugaren varios puntos de Benidorm culminando en un Gran Finale en Terra Mítica. Y eldomingo por la mañana KU ofrecerá una sesión promovida por Fact con artistas
como Nic Fanciulli y Anja Schneider que darán punto y
final de este gran festival.Próximamente publicaremos la lista completa de artistas.

Hoteles.tv agente oficialde ELECTROBEACH le proporciona los mejores precios de entradas + alojamiento.Haz tus reservas ahora!!

Para más información contactanos através de Facebook o email angie.carter@hotels.tv

Benicassim 2013

FESTIVAL DE BENICASSIM 2013 (18 a 21 Julio) Book now with hotels.tv
Chic@s mirad que actuaciones tenemos para este año!! THE ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE KILLERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, AZEALIA BANKS y mucho mas .Sé el primero y beneficiate de los mejores precios de entradas, alojamiento y transporte. Para más información y reservas llamar al 965 854 673 o email angie.carter@hotels.tv

All you festival heads need to start getting ready for Benicassim. Line up this year includes THE ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE KILLERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, AZEALIA BANKS and many more. 18th to 21st July. For information on Hotels, tickets and transport call 965854673!!

Hotels.tv can provide you with all your festival requirements for more information vistus on facebook

www.facebook.com/pages/Hotelstv-BenidormAlicante or email angie.carter@hotels.tv

 

Electrobeach and hotels.tv

ELECTROBEACH FESTIVAL BENIDORM WITH HOTELS.TV 2013 17th-18th August

Who would want to miss out on this fantastic, fun filled two day party
with the top Djs from around the world. We are now coming up to the 3rd edition of the Electrobeach festival. Beach, sun, fun and the best music will make this festival a must to visit for
the lovers of electronic music who want to live through an unforgettable
experience in Benidorm.Most of the line uphas now been confirmed headed up with Carl Cox, Marco Carola and Dubfire. Book now with hotels.tvThe organisationwill be similar to previous editions and will take place in various areas of Benidorm culminating in a grand final event in Terra Mitica. Also for the tireless on Sunday 19th August KU will host in the morning a session promoted
by Fact with artists such as Nic Fanciulli and Anja Schneider who will put the
finshing touch to the festival.Final confirmation of artists soon to be published right here.

Hotels.tv official agent for Electrobeach can provide you with the best rates and ticket packages
for accommodation or camping.Don’t leave it too late Benidorm is just a little bit busy in August and availability is limited.For more information contact us on facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Hotelstv-Benidorm-Alicante or email angie.carter@hotels.tv

Tomatina Festival Bunol

La Tomatina 2013 Is ……

La Tomatina is a food fight festival held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol near Valencia. For years thousands upon thousands of people have made their way from all corners of the world to fight in this ‘World’s Biggest Food Fight’ where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

The week-long festival features music, parades, dancing, and fireworks. On the night before the tomato fight, participants of the festival compete in a paella cooking contest. This is one social event in Spain that really shouldn’t be missed.

It’s said that up to 50,000 (reported to be 50,000 in 2012) people come to this huge tomato fight, greatly expanding Bunol’s normal 9,000 person population. There is limited accommodation for people who come to La Tomatina, so many people take the easier option of staying in nearby Valencia just 38km to Bunol by bus or train, or they opt to stay in the lively resort of Benidorm and travel to Bunol on the day of the festival!. In preparation for the dirty mess that will ensue, shopkeepers use huge plastic covers on their storefronts in order to protect them from the carnage.

What Happens at La Tomatina ….

At approximately 11 am, the first event of the Tomatina begins. Many trucks haul the bounty of tomatoes into the center of the town, Plaza del Pueblo. The tomatoes come from Extremadura, where they are less expensive. Technically the festival does not begin until one brave soul has climbed to the top of a two-story high, greased-up wooden pole and reached the coveted ham at the top. In practice this process takes a long time and the festival starts despite no one reaching the meaty prize. The signal for the beginning of the fight is firing of water cannons, and the chaos begins. Once it begins, the battle is generally every man or woman for themselves!!

How did La Tomatina Start …..

The tomato fight has been a strong tradition in Bunol since 1944 or 1945. No one is completely certain how this event originated. Possible theories on how the Tomatina began include a local food fight among friends, a juvenile class war, a volley of tomatoes from bystanders at a carnival parade, a practical joke on a bad musician, and the anarchic aftermath of an accidental lorry spillage.

One popular theory is that disgruntled townspeople attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Whatever happened to begin the tradition, it was enjoyed so much that it was repeated the next year, and the year after that, and so on. The holiday was banned during the Spanish State period under Francisco Franco for having no religious significance, but returned in the 1970s after his demise.

The festival is in honor of the town’s patron saints, Luis Bertran and the Mare de Deu dels Desemparats (Mother of God of the Defenseless), a title of the Virgin Mary.

At www.hotels.tv/benidorm we have many options to choose from for the food fight festival, so wherever you want to stay on the Costa Blanca, get in touch with us and we’ll make sure you’ll be throwing tomatoes in August!!!

UK 0843 207 4195 – Es +34 965 854 673 – e costablanca@hotels.tv

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