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.
2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6, with a double and twin bedroom, plus 2 sofa-beds in the lounge area. All apartments have kitchenette with cooking rings, microwave, kettle, toaster and bath with shower. A refundable deposit for breakages is payable on arrival. Air-conditioning is payable locally.
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4, with a twin bedroom and 2 sofa-beds in the lounge area. All apartments have kitchenette with cooking rings, microwave, kettle, toaster and bath with shower. A refundable deposit for breakages is payable on arrival.
Just got back from a short stay at this hotel (5 days) with my 6 year old daughter, I agree with a lot of what has already been said, the 30 euros cash payment deposit supposedly for breakages,"don't get the point, why not take a credit card deposit instead .I had to pay 3.50 euros daily for ITV 1 and BBC 1, I think these two channels should be free.
In order to be able to cook I needed to buy items like washing up liquid and a sponge to wash up, it would be nice if this could be provided for guests, especially as I was only there for a few days so used up very little of the products I bought.
Where I disagree with a lot of the other reviews ,is regarding the walk down to the beach, I found the walk very pleasant, the return journey was slightly more tiring ,but it certainly was manageable even for my 6 year old daughter. I do agree it could be difficult for some older people and a hotel shuttle a great idea.
The swimming pool was great fun for the kids, however the water was very cold and the kids all came out shivering.I wonder if there was a way it could be warmed up slightly. I also agree that the hotel is a bit far away from the lively nightlife of Benidorm , but great if you are after some peace and quiet.More
nocran, London, United Kingdom
OK but not again
Arrived yesterday 25/10/14.Was dropped of at the bottom of the hill. Coach wouldn't go up was told of road work's but none to be seen.Good walk but no good if your from the older generation.
Straight away was asked for deposit of â¬60 (breakages). Room was at the end of the block & I mean the end of the block.
It was ok clean & tidy but had a strong smell of smoke! View from balcony was of the local hospital? Strange!! Took a walk around the grounds & ahhhh dog pooh on the grass!!!
Breakfast was â¬12 for two of us. Orange juice was diluted. Not fresh. Bacon is no better than fried spam!! Yuk :( Sasauge was under cooked eggs were all broken tomatoes had seen better days. Reminds me of the works canteen!! So glad only booked b & b. All inclusive no thanks!!. My advice. Go into the old town you'll enjoy the food more. More
We travelled to Terralta Apartments in October for 9 nights, with Jet 2 Holidays on a self catering basis. A couple of weeks before our departure, we emailed the apartments requesting a room with a high floor. Upon arrival we found our request had been granted. When we checked in we had to pay a deposit of 30 euros each as a deposit, this is alright in practice, but it meant that we didn't get this money back until we had checked out, and so we were stuck with 60 euros , which we had to change back when we returned home, and which we lost money on due the exchange rate. I am sure this isn't a problem to those visitors from the euro zone , but it was to us. When we left the apartments it was 9am in the morning, so if anything was broken or stolen it would have been too late anyway. The apartments are well equipped, and plenty big enough for a couple. The mattresses on the beds were one of the most uncomfortable we have ever slept in, and we like a firm mattress. The TV only had 2 English channels sky news & BBC world news, and although we don't go on holiday to watch TV, we thought that the extra channels which we would have had to have paid for should have been included in the price, as should WI FI.
We knew when we booked that the apartments were situated in a quiet residential area near the old town, and we knew there was a hill up to the apartments, however what we didn't realise
was that it was more a series of hills, let me state that we do a lot of walking, and are both quite fit, but with the temperatures rising into the 90s by the end of the holiday, we found that we had to get taxis back in the day as well as at night.
The apartments were cleaned approximately 3 times during our stay, and unlike other reviewers we had plenty of clean towels.
Regarding the hill and position of the apartments, we think that the apartments should put on a minibus, charge a euro per person each way, because every one we spoke to spent a lot on taxis.
Overall we had an enjoyable stay in Benidorm, we have been many times before, and I'm sure we will again. Would we stay at the Terralta again?.
The answer is no, simply because they are just to remote for us.
LEWTheMidlands, The Midlands
great apartments, staff, food, pool, if you go self catering order breakfast in the bar better than buffet. Night entertainment rubbish snake show, parrot show, wild bird show awful but plenty pubs and clubs in other part of town went to "talk of the town" bar saw "elvis" very good and a comedian ( old school) he was brilliant especially when ho did his ventriloquist act with the monkey. First time in Benidorm great.More
john m, Taunton, United Kingdom
Never go back
Just back from a weeks holiday with family 6 adults 1 child... Hotel itself is clean... Rooms are clean pretty basic beds are so uncomfortable.... Staff are rude except for Miguel on reception was so nice and the lady in the onsite shop was lovely.... Bar staff would take ages to serve, would rather chat amongst themself. .. We were all inclusive which means rooms cleaned twice a week not really good enough no clean towels asked at reception and after a lot of no sorry we eventually got a bath towel ... Drinks are 1 every 10 minutes so when it was 30 degrees it was one bottle of 330ml water then wait well I'm sorry just not good enough... Food well it was either cold and that was when they brought it first out ... One day there was a 15 minute wait for food and when asked the waitress she went angry in Spanish staff are very rude ... If you liked dried up cold food then yeah go here... Most nights we ended up eating out... The entertainment was poor karaoke at night consisting of young girls probably about 8-10 yrs signing let it go from frozen over n over agian...no atmosphere in hotel whatsoever ... Location wasn't an issue for myself and we hired scooters for the older ones in our party ... Sorry I would not return here I feel they should get rid of all inclusive as they clearly don't understand the concept More
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