Hotel Ambassador Playa I  

This hotel puts you close to Benidorm’s beach and clubs, and comes with a pair of pools, too.

The Ambassador Playa has a prime spot just a few minute's walk from Levante Beach. Benidorm’s bars and clubs are on the doorstep, too, but the hotel also has 4 bars of its own, all with nightly entertainment.

There’s a pair of pools – one of them is covered in winter – and a buffet restaurant that’s just as good at serving paella and fresh seafood as it is curries and chips.

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  • 2Buildings
  • 460Rooms
  • 7Lifts
  • Floors: 6 or 9

Honeymoon Offer

Free bottle of cava for honeymooners and birthdays - please request when booking.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

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Fitness centre*

There's a gym, sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool bath, indoor plunge pool, ice patio, solarium, massage and beauty treatments. Benicaldea fitness centre is under separate management. As a hotel guest you get a 50% discount on the entrance fee.

Outdoor pool

Between November and April the pool is covered and heated, and throughout the year it has sunbeds, a sun terrace and a children's section.

Buffet restaurant

You can choose from Spanish and international dishes, and during July and August the children are catered for with their own selection. In the winter, lunch is served between 12.30pm - 3pm and dinner from 6.30pm - 9pm.

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twin room with limited pool view

Twin room sleeps up to 3 and has a limited view of the pool. Until November 2014 all rooms will be allocated in Ambassador Playa I. After November 2014, all rooms will be allocated in Ambassador Playa II.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3, with 2 or 3 beds. Until November 2014 all rooms will be allocated in Ambassador Playa I. After November 2014, all rooms will be allocated in Ambassador Playa II.

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Brilliant Benidorm base

Just back from a 4 night stay at the Ambassador Playa II and very impressed. The location of the hotel is perfect for both beachy days and party nights, close to lots of bars and restaurants including the famous 'Neptunes' (Morgans Tavern) and a 5 minute stroll from the beach. It's worth noting that showing your room key in affiliated bars gets you a small discount on drinks too! The buffet style restaurant had a great range of cold meats & salads plus hot dishes and, in the evening, themed specials. I couldn't fault the choice and quality of the food - more so given the price we paid to stay on a full board basis! The breakfasts were also very good. The rooms were a little dated in decor but very comfortable and very well made up by the housekeepers every day. I was thankful for the added touch of the aloe vera gel in the bathroom after a hot day on the beach!! All in all a place I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and return to myself. An excellent value hotel.More


Weekend in Benidorm

Myself and partner plus around 7 other couples have just come back from a fantastic weekend in Benidorm!! This hotel is really nice, nice comfortable double bed, room cleaned every day, clean towels, powerful shower, a/c, balcony with pool view, hairdryer in room. The hotel is located at the start of the 'strip' , right outside the hotel is where you can find the bars and pubs leading up to the square. We stayed full board but didn't think a lot of the food.. There was always something to eat but nothing to shout about.. The usual all inclusive Buffett with meats salads chips etc.. For a 3 star it wasn't bad at all really ! Would definitely return but maybe go room only. Benidorm is brilliant !! And really cheap to eat and drink out. Booking again already to come back next year!More

Laura-Jo89, Bridlington, East Yorkshire

great location

stayed here at start of oct with my sister plus lots of other friends it got off to a bad start on checking in we were given a high floor and at the back or side facing onto nothing no sun either went back to the desk and said we were not happy with room as we requested a pool or front view the lady at desk was bit rude we ended up paying 54euros as it cost 6euros per day then we asked for fridge that cost us a further 20 euros which didn't work for 2 days got a replacement isn't very cold more like a cooler then we paid for a remote 20euros which is refunded or total cost at desk was 94euros the lady wasn't very pleasant at all finally got a pool view with lower floor which was perfect and clean the meals were nice but we ate out few times as I get fed up with the same food all the time hotel was in a great location bang in the middle of the resort which suited us my friends were annoyed as they were above the western and they couldn't sleep for the noise they were moved to a higher floor after a lot of complaining was a bit of hassle having to repack there belongings but they were not charged so they were quite happy they also said that lady at reception was rude and needing to go on a course in customer care don't know if we would return as im sure there are other hotels in the same area offering a better service manners cost nothing and this is there downfall im afraidMore

ann c, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Fab holiday at Ambassador 2

Just got back from a week's holiday with my husband & 17 year old son; hadn't been to Benidorm for 5 years but the Ambassador hadn't really changed much. We had a great, clean room at the end of the corridor on 4th floor; our sleeping area overlooked the pool & we felt lucky that our son had a separate sleeping area overlooking the back... Plenty of space! Staff that we dealt with were just lovely and smiley at reception & in the dining room. We were personally not troubled by noise & always found a seat/sunbed around the pool when we wanted one; but we were inside at the heat of the day or in cerveceria Cadillac scoffing tapas & downing cava, so maybe we got lucky. I do think there were some drunken numpties about more than there had been before, but then I think that goes for the whole of Benidorm not just the Ambassador. Food-wise I think it was lovely, especially the extra bits like the sushi, the build your own tortilla chicken fajita wraps and the chocolate fountain; never waited for a table and thought Antonio & all the others were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Martha at reception was lovely... We had a great time ten-pin bowling as she gave us directions. Would happily go back, but if we are not going away with our son, then maybe we would choose the Riviera Hotel instead.More

AnaAnnan, Annan

ok , but not the best

stayed there middle weeks of october, hotel ok but not the best of many hotels we have stopped at in benidorm. we were prepared for it to be a niosy location , but they probably need to upgrade balcony glazing to reduce noise levels , poolside room though have good sun all day . pool area is a bit chaotic need more portable shades rather than the fixed ones. rooms ok , maid service a bit hit and miss . stayed Hb didnt make breakfast but food at dinner was very good plenty of choice. More

benisteve, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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