A laid-back hotel close to Benidorm's clubs, bars, and beach, the Hotel Helios gets top marks for location. Pool-wise, there's a large one with a snack-come-cocktail bar on the side. The restaurant lays out a spread of both international and Spanish fare, too.
This place has a really central setting. It’s right in the heart of Benidorm and just a ten-minute walk from Playa de Levante – the town’s most popular beach. Lined by shops, bars and restaurants, this wide stretch of sand comes with all the trimmings.
The hotel itself is a big contemporary number, with bedrooms set over eight floors. They’re simple but smart. And they all come with extras like satellite TVs and private balconies.
Outside, meanwhile, the pool is the main attraction. It’s a big rectangular affair, framed by a spacious sun terrace. During the winter, it’s heated. There’s also a separate children’s pool, and during the summer a snack bar complete with a palm-fringed dining terrace.
In terms of food, big global buffets with show cooking means there’s always plenty of choice. Dishes tend to have a Spanish flavour – think paellas, tapas and fresh seafood – but there’s plenty of cuisine from other countries, too. We’re talking everything from steak and chips to pizzas. For after-dinner drinks, meanwhile, the open-air bar serves up cocktails by the pool.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Large rectangular pool with terrace and plenty of sunbeds. Heated from 1st November to 30th April.
Offering an international choice of dishes.
For a range of cold drinks and cocktails.
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Twin room sleeps up to 4 with twin beds and 1 or 2 beds for children, air-conditioning 1st May - 31st Oct and daily maid service with linen changed every 4 nights and towels changed daily.
Single room sleeps 1 with air-conditioning 1st May - 31st October and daily maid service with linen changed every 4 nights and towels changed daily.
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Wonderful holiday in the Hotel Helios
I have recently returned on the 3/9/14 from a wonderful weeks holiday in this very comfortable, spotlessly clean and friendly hotel. We were situated on the fourth floor with a nice spacious balcony overlooking a quiet road. We were booked in for half board and the food on display and variety prepared each meal time was quite amazing. Something to suit everyone's taste and plenty of it and the waitress service was very commendable. The location of the hotel was so convenient for shopping, night life and Levante Beach being just a pleasant 10 minute walk down to the bottom of the road where everyone seemed to gather at night and enjoy the happy musical atmosphere coming from all the establishment along the way. The swimming pool was a good size and well equipped with tables and chairs and plenty of sunbeds were available to lounge around in all day long. The entertainment staff had water aerobics for the children and adults, and competitive team games of water polo were part of the daily programme. There was also evening entertainment on the stage at the poolside each evening for anyone who wished to remain within the hotel at night, and large screen televisions in the lounges were very popular during the time I was there as the men were very interested in the big football matches which were being shown live. I would certainly recommend this lovely hotel and would have no hesitation in returning one day. Mrs Jean Miller. GlasgowMore
Jean M, Glasgow, United Kingdom
A week at the helios
Just arrived back from the hotel helios, the hotel staff are very friendly and curtious the rooms are kept very clean by the maids even if your in your room they will return and clean it, the food had some criticism but although the sausages are a bit under cooked and the beans are a bit tepid, there's a good choice especially at dinner and the foods plentiful, the only criticism is it's at 7.15 which we thought was a bit late but with breakfast lunch and dinner the kitchen staff work very hard . There's 4 English tv stations on the tv should you want a rest from the heat. We had a room at the back of the hotel with a very good view of the mountains and the sun goes to the poolside allowing the room to cool down a bit for the evening, although the hotel is near all the bars it's very quiet at night and the road outside is no problem, I would have liked it to be nearer the old town but that's not the hotels fault, the best hotel we've stayed in at benidorm and will definitely return. We'll done heliosMore
boon0114, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Best holiday I have had and I have had a few
I would just like to say what a great hotel lovley room food so much choice pool was lovley so central to everything first time in benidorm carnt wait to go bk they cater for everyone and everything would highly recommend it from Debbie Michael Hartlepool More
Good hotel - worth a try
I went to the hotel with a family member on 2/9/14 for a week. The room was adequate with a nice bathroom and a spacious balcony. The air conditioning worked well which was a godsend as it was very hot. Restaurant had lots to offer so you could always find something to eat. The downside is people smoking around the pool. It would be a good idea to have a non smoking area as its not very nice to have people puffing smoke into your face. Hotel is central to everything.More
eclipse33, Bristol, United Kingdom
i have just returned from 2 weeks at the helios and what a fantastic holiday we had. i have a disabled son and all of his needs were met by this hotel. life guard deserves a medal for what he does. food was excellent rooms were spacious very clean and air conditioning was great. would definatly recommend this hotel to anyone.i would also like to thank juanjo for the great entertainment he puts on he is a great guy. we are with out a doubt booking for august next year and cant wait.More
hadders49, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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