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 2 bars of its own, both 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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Based on 1412 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 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.

Rooms► View all

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.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Great Hotel

I've been to Benidorm on many occasions but this is the first time stayed at Ambassador Playa1. I was definately not dissapointed and have to say that everything was first class. The food could not be faulted with a wonderful choice every day. The rooms were basic but had everything you needed. Fresh towels every day and cleaned to a very high standard. The staff could not have been more helpful and very cheery going about their work. The pool attendant was excellent and removed towels from beds when they hadn't been used for several hours. The location if the hotel is excellent with entertaintment on your doorstep. I also have to mention the Thomson rep's who were first class. I would definately use this hotel again on my next visit to Benidorm.More

dunrobin10, Glasgow, United Kingdom

worth the visit

Visited here with my friend in September and enjoyed every minute. The check in was quick and easy and the Reception staff were very friendly and efficient. We didn't have a pool view but looked out onto the Rosemar and the Riviera hotels. The street was noisy at night but it didn't bother us. You can ask for a pool view room and if they have any available they will give you one. The rooms were cleaned every day by a lady called Maria. She left the place lovely We paid a deposit (that we got back on our last day)for the air con control and it was worth it as it was extremely hot at night. We were full board and found the food to be excellent. We never had to wait for a table and the staff were extremely helpful, dining room was clean and the food varied and hot. We sat at the poolside a couple of nights and listened to the entertainment. It suited us but I don't think it would have done for the younger ones. There were quite a few people that came into the hotel to listen to the entertainment and they kept us right with the dance steps.More

Susan K, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Benidorm Tour 2014

Just arrived back from this Hotel, we loved the location but some guest didn't like the noise from the Main Street, although our room was at the opposite side we didn't hear any noise at all. Great Hotel with well equipped rooms and very clean. Very clean Hotel in general with great sized pools and plenty of sun beds. Food in this Hotel was one of the best we have in Benidorm was a hit every meal time. Will defo be going back to this one again. Some of the staff were a little rude and left a lot to be desired for but still didn't put us off.More

Tracey B, Scunthorpe

Excellent Hotel

Stayed at this hotel for a week on the 15th September and some friends joined for 4 nights. Location is excellent, food was very good always something to you could eat. Rooms were a bit small but ok to get ur head down and cleaned every day, with fresh towels. My only complaint is the lack of umbrellas round pool and couples who hav 2 chairs and 2 sunbeds but nly use chairs to put belongings on there was someone who policed the length of time people were of their sunbeds so why not this. When I return to benidorm I would stay at this Hotel again. If you like gin there is a bar in the old town called gins and tonics hav a choice of over 150 gins and they do a mean cocktailMore

Linda S, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Top Hotel!!

Stayed at Ambassador Playa II for 12 days Full board from 7th September Check-in was easy and had paid extra for a pool view which was well worth the money.Had the sun on the balcony for most of the day and you could watch the entertainment the hotel put on.Wanted to book the room for the rest of our last day because we had a later flight but because the hotel is always full you have no chance.Even though it was a whopping 36 euros for 6 extra hours.Very disappointing. The Room was an okay size with a decent sized balcony.I've stayed in much smaller so can't complain.Didn't have any problems with outside noise so maybe its certain rooms that have this problem. Sunbeds were not too difficult to get at this time of year.We were getting up at midday and still managed to get them.The area for the sunbeds is still really cramped as other people have said. The best thing about the Hotel is the restaurant and the staff.The food is excellent and can't really understand how some people moan about it.Was planning on eating out a few times but didn't bother because the food was so good.The staff in the restaurant are so friendly and helpful they are a credit to the hotel. Drinks prices were very reasonable for a hotel but I suppose its because there are bars nearby that are 1 euro a drink.Quite enjoy a game of pool when i'm on holiday but at 2 euros a go that's a bad mark.Surely it should be cheaper than that? Overall I think this is an excellent hotel right in the heart of the action.Benidorm itself is another matter.Endless bad singing from karaoke bars.Same acts in the bars at the same time EVERY night.I can see why its a good resort for a few days for stag and hen do's but spend a week or more here and you quickly grow bored.The Weather was excellent though so that's the main Thing!More

nicksmith40, York, United Kingdom

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