With its quiet setting and indoor-outdoor pool scene, the Terralta Apartments hit the mark for a chilled-out holiday. Like the modern restaurant and bar, spacious apartments are decorated in sunny primary colours. Location-wise, the beach is a 15-minute walk away.
Without a doubt, the biggest attraction here is the pool scene. In summer, the outdoor pool steals the show. It’s a huge curvy affair with water features that wouldn’t look out of place in a waterpark. There’s plenty in the way of sunloungers and parasols, too. In the winter, attention turns to the heated indoor pool. It’s housed under a glass roof, so you’ll feel like you’re swimming outside.
As for the apartments themselves, they’re arranged in brightly-painted three-storey blocks. You can choose from one and two-bedroom options, both of which come with the likes of TVs, air-conditioning and bigger-than-average balconies. In terms of décor, think funky blue sofas, blond-wood fittings and simple, comfy bedrooms.
When it comes to mealtimes, you’ve got a snack bar serving light bites like pizza, alongside more substantial Spanish and international dishes. And if you want to chill out by the pool, there’s a bar close to the water that's open in summer. Elsewhere, meanwhile, there’s a fitness suite and a games area with a pool table and table tennis.
In terms of location, the Terralta sits on a steep hill in a quiet residential area, so it has a slight out-of-town feel. When you want to hit the sands, Poniente beach is just a 15-minute walk away. For shopping and nights out, meanwhile, you can walk to the old town and the centre of Benidorm within about 25 minutes. And if you don’t fancy the legwork, you’ve got local buses and cabs to take you to and fro.
Decorated in sunny yellow with tiled flooring, the one-bedroom apartments provide a comfortable stay. They sleep up to four in a twin bedroom and two sofa-beds in the lounge area. You can make a snack in the kitchenette with the cooking rings, microwave or toaster. Just so you know, a refundable deposit is payable on arrival for any breakages.
Decorated in sunny yellow with tiled flooring, the two-bedroom apartments provide a comfortable stay. They sleep up to six in double and twin bedrooms plus there are two sofa-beds in the lounge area. There's a kitchenette with cooking rings, microwave or toaster so you can make a snack too. Just so you know, a refundable deposit is payable on arrival for any breakages.
I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for and this place was cheap compared to where we stayed last year in Benidorm. It was exactly what I expected it to be. Cheap & mostly cheerful. I knew it was located out of the old town so that wasn't an issue for us. It was fairly clean and towels were changed every few days. Stayed SC but ate here a few times and it was just ok. Prices are good so wasn't expecting fine cuisine. The staff are really nice and a few more wouldn't go amiss between 930pm and 1030pm when its happy hour and there's a huge queue to battle with. The huge plus that this establishment has is the pool. It's very big which is rare for Benidorm. Unfortunately it was closed on and off at various times during our stay which was probably due to the clientele this place attracts.....say no more! Would I return???? Undecided. I do like to stay nicer places but that means more money. So to summarise, if you want a cheap holiday at somewhere that's reasonably clean with a very good pool then this is the place for you. Just be prepared to be kept awake till all hours if you are unlucky like us & get an apartment near the kids play area. The kids play while the adults take advantage of the all inclusive....you get the picture. More
Munsh_kin10, Leeds, United Kingdom
Well.. This was the third time we've visited these apartments, the first two were when it was wholly self catering.
Let's just say you get different type of clientele since the hotel has changed to all inclusive.
The standard of the rooms remain top class, very clean etc (although the beds are rock hard).
Staff are very helpful..
On the downside...
The food is vulgar, akin to a child's school dinner.
The pool gets busy very early with sun beds being taken up.
I'm no snob...but why booze from 9am on plastic cups of beer ? At least if you do it. It be wise to keep an eye on your children !!
Untold mess left by our all inclusive revellers...fag butts etc etc.
The children's park if left for the kids to run a mock until midnight, so don't expect to get to bed before that.
It's a real shame as when it was self catering this place was an oasis amongst bendidorms' concrete jungle.
We will definately not be returning next year.
lee b, london
I have just returned from 11 nights self catering at the Terralta. We had 4 adults, 2 teenagers, an 8 year old and a toddler.
The hotel is located 20 minutes from the beach and the walk back is hard work so I would suggest a taxi back.
The hotel is extremely clean and apartments are ideal for self catering with all amenities on hand. The food is the bar is very average. I suggest eating out for tea.
The facilities are excellent. The pool is fantastic as we hardly saw the older children. The young one loved the park and the baby pool as well as the bigger lagoon pool. The shop is great and very reasonably priced.
The entertainment, though cringe at times, is for the little kids and they loved it. If they are happy then we can relax so it was perfect for us. The team put on regular entertainment throughout the day with aqua aerobics, water polo, kiddies games, pool, darts and table tennis.
We loved our stay and are looking at going back next year.
Thank you TerraltaMore
BJSutty, Sheffield, United Kingdom
10 nights at the Teralta
We were two adults, 3 kids one of which was a baby on an all inclusive package.
The hotel overall was clean and the staff mainly friendly. Some moreso than others.
We found the restaurant was basic and the food average.
It was different to any other all inclusive hotel that I have been to before with there being a 10 minute wait between
any of you using the card to obtain a drink. I can understand this however where people are greedy and wasteful.
The snacks on offer through the day were very poor infact non existent. Only ham and cheese sandwiches at the pool bar and left over food
from lunch available to eat in the restaurant.
The entertainment on an evening was poor. The best act was the Magician. He was very good.
There were no burgers and snacks to enjoy around the pool which we missed this holiday. They were also mean with the slush drinks which were not
included in the all inclusive package instead cheap ice pops. Ice-creams were available in small prepacked tubs but again situated in the restaurant.
The pool was good. Ideal for the kids. I liked the fact that they could stand up in the majority of it so wasnât too deep but ample to swim and play.
The slide was good for the younger kids.
The play area was ok. Could have done with a few other things for the smaller kids but as there was no cover from the sun it was too hot for them
to play in through the day. Could also do with some gates so that the toddlers can be contained when not in the pool.
The rooms were nice and spaceous. We were initially put in a room directly above the entertainment area. It was ridiculously loud on an evening when trying to get a baby to stay asleep so we asked to be moved on day two. The staff were very obliging and we got a lovely room overlooking the mountains and a sidestreet. It was much better.
I did not like the fact that the hotel took an unexpected 60 Euros from us for the hire of a cot when most hotels do this free of charge. They also take 50 Euros when
Checking in as deposit for any damage so thatâs a big chunk out of your holiday money. You get that back at the end of the holiday but what good is it to you when you are going home.
The other niggle was the thin towels provided expected to be for a few days. We got two sets of towels in 10 days and had to ask for the second set. They also expect you to empty your own bins which I have never heard of before. Usually the cleaners come to your room everyday to do those sort of things but not at this hotel. You are expected to take your rubbish to the big bin at the front of the hotel and ask reception for a new black bin bag. Great idea when youâre supposed to be on
Great little shop attached to the hotel selling really reasonably priced snacks and English ones if you fancy. EG Monster Munch, Quavers 80 cents a packet.
Itâs nice that the hotel is situated away from the busy strip but it is up quite a steep hill and a good 20 minute walk down to the beach which isnât so bad. Itâs the
Climbing back up afterwards and not good in the searing heat so we used a taxi a couple of times.
Beach was very busy but we did manage to get sunbeds and brollies easily enough.We were told by another tourist to watch our belongings as there were thieves about waiting for the opportunity to strike. One lady who was watching the families things whilst they all swam in the sea got up for a split second to take a photo of them and someone took her bag with all their valuables in.
Overall a good holiday but the hotel could have been a bit better.More
SAM L, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Mr D Mckenzie
Very clean hotel, The food is also very good no complaints. Kids are kept busy loads for kids to do. Staff cleaned the pool everyday and the pool area, All staff are very friendly and can't do enough for you, we had a great hoilday safe and secure thanks for making it one to remember ðMore