Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas  

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You might recognise these twin hotels - they star in ITV's Benidorm series. And since you'll have access to both places, there's an array of pools, bars, and restaurants to skip between. Levante Beach is a 5-minute walk away, too.

Much of the TV comedy series, Benidorm, was filmed at these sister hotels. Complete with a tropical pool, activities pool, 2 children's pools, three whirlpool baths and plenty of entertainment, it’s no wonder this place caught the location scout’s eye.

And because it’s effectively two hotels in one, you get double the benefits. The restaurants, snack and pool bars all come in pairs. Menu-wise, expect buffets piled high with Spanish dishes and international favourites, while light bites and drinks are served at the bars.

As for the looks side of things, the hotels are modern and fuss-free. Bedrooms are a good size and come decorated in a palette of cream and white with injections of colour from deep red furniture, and modern art prints. They all have satellite TVs, too.

There’s quite a lot on offer in terms of activities here, too. With two pools solely dedicated to kids, and a hotel-run kids’ club, playground and children's climbing wall, it’s a great base for families. Adults, meanwhile, get their pick of pool games. Come sundown, professional shows and live music take the spotlight.

Lastly, there’s the location. It’s right in the heart of New Benidorm, so shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy reach. Plus, sandy Levante Beach is less than a five-minute walk away.

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Based on 2649 reviews

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  • 2Buildings
  • Floors: 14 in Pelicanos, 11 in Ocas
  • Rooms: 476 in Sol Pelicanos, 307 in Sol Ocas
  • Lifts: 2 in Ocas and 5 in Pelicanos

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Sol Special Offer and daily Happy Hour.

Food & Drink

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

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner and locally produced alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, concentrated juices, hot and cold drinks.  Snacks 10.30-13.30, 15.00-18.00 and 22.00-23.00.

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Outdoor pool

The tropical-style lagoon pool is in Sol Pelicanos and has 3 whirlpool baths, 3 geysers and a swim-up bar in July and August.

Hotel-run kids' club*

The Flintstones themed Bamm-Bamm club is for children aged 5 to 12 years with activities like arts and crafts, sports games, performances for shows and Fred's Party. The morning session is free, whilst there's an extra charge for the afternoons. There needs to be at least 10 children staying to play for the club, which is available from mid-June to mid-September, to be open. Under 5s can come along too with an adult.

Buffet restaurant*

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. With show cooking, salads, meats, fish and desserts. Children will love the Italian corner with its pizza and pasta dishes and there are themed evenings during the summer months. Highchairs are also available.

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twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds and an extra bed and centrally controlled air-conditioning July - September.

twin room for up to 4

Twin room sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children with centrally controlled air-conditioning July - September.

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Great holiday - fantastic food and pool area!

We stayed here for 10 nights all inclusive, 2 adults, 2 kids. We had hoped to get a balcony but were told that family rooms did not have them. Even though the rooms were cramped with 4 of us, we just made sure that we got ready at different times :) Food was fantastic for the entire stay, breakfast, lunch and dinner, you had a huge choice and it was all freshly made. The pool area was lovely, we found a lovely spot which got the sun all day and didnt have a problem getting the same space each day if we were prepared to queue from about 8:15am. Entertainment was ok, mainly in Spanish but i suppose when you are in Spain..... :) Only about 5 mins walk from the beach and there were loads of supermarkets and shops nearby. Would definitely recommend this hotel, staff were always lovely and they have the service down to a T :)More

Anna S, Kildare, Ireland

so dissapointed

Just back from a 4 night stay at this hotel and can only echo the review by John W ,it was an awful hotel ....every thing he experienced ...so did I ,except for the taxi bit because i didnt use them. The rooms are extremely basic ...dont bother asking for a double bed ...they just push 2 singles together ! We asked for a low floor and they gave us the highest in the building ... 14 th floor. The hotel was incredibly noisy ,jam packed with Spanish (whom I agree ,got the better treatment and food seemed to geared for them only !!) We bumped into a couple this morning before we flew home who actually told us that they had not eaten one meal at the hotel and called us lucky buggers for going home !! Ive been to Benidorm many times but my friend had never been ,lets just say we wont be rushing back in a hurry ,he was less than impressed ...such a shame, because up till this trip I had always enjoyed Benidorm and as they say 1st impressions are the ones that stick with you !! To say the hotel was like a cattle market is probably an understatement ......what really took the biscuit for me was the charge for drinks at dinner .......even water is charged for and woe betide if you try to walk off without paying (even if you didnt know you had to pay because there are no signs up saying so),you get chased across the dining room getting shouted at !! As for towels being taken off beds I saw it first hand .....no note on the beds to say where your belongings had gone and they left the spanish alone !!On a more positive note it seems kids are well catered for .....if you like the noise ,kiddies discos and the flinstones characters ,then you would probably enjoy this hotel ,but if you are a group of friends or a couple without children ,I would avoid it like the plague !! Try the Ambassador hotel(ive stayed there before and wish i had this time!!) or any of the Servigroup Hotels .......far ,far superior than this hotel !! I thoroughly recommend the Rialto a little further up the road from Pelicanos and on an incline ,but worth the walk if you can manage it ,I would say not for kids ,but adults would love it . If you do go make sure you take plenty of money (hotel very money orientated ,charge for everything) or go all inclusive. Just a tip take your own drink into dinner soft drinks are a shocking 2.20 euros per small glass.More

sfv313, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2nd time to this hotel

went to this hotel in august 2012, stayed in the ocas. 2014 stayed in the pelicanos, this is very dated really needs a refurb, ocas is soo much better. rooms very noisy in the pelicanos, walls so thin you can hear everything going on in rooms around you, beds are like concrete, but maids work very hard to keep it clean. no free fridge in pelicanos, but you do get one in ocas. majority of staff are very pleasant, some however on the restaurant door in pelicanos need to learn to smile. problems with rooms getting robbed whilst we were there, some people lost everything including contents of safe, hotel not very helpful in combating this increasing problem, would have been nice if the had put up notices to make people aware there had been a problem, and that they were trying to combat it (don't think so) and to be more vigilant, but they didn't and therefor more people were getting robbed. food ok, not fantastic but plenty of choice, entertainment staff work hard, but most shows in Spanish and doesn't appear to have changed a lot in 2 years. pool in ocas small, but is the only one you can use lilos, balls etc in. No inflatables allowed in pelicanos pool, cant get sunbed in pelicanos until gates open at 9a.m, so no early swimming allowed, you must be made if you queue for a sunbed!!. sunbeds available in ocas, but can be noisy and be prepared to get wet as kids using water guns, but hey their on holiday, if you don't like that sort of thing, don't sunbath there. (take note Spanish miserable people). whilst on the odd day that we used the pelicanos pool we were confronted by a turd floating in one of the Jacuzzi areas (obviously an accident from one of the very small children). reported to life guard, who disappeared, after 10 mins with no action taken my husband scooped it out with a glass, lifeguard then returned 15mins later with net (but too late) he called the maid to take glass away. he tied tape across colloms (why I don't know as water is continuous into pool) and then maintenance arrived with chemicals that were tipped into area whilst everyone was still swimming in close proximity, obviously not dangerous as we are all still here, but does make you wonder. pedro, Antonio, and paolo are very nice polite barstaff, so were the others that worked in ocas bar, but cant remember there names. Spanish holiday makers are very rude nowdays, us british don't get very good ratings as visotors to other countries, but I think the Spanish are slowly catching up, though like us, they are not all the same. don't go to this hotel in august as full of Spanish, and they are definatley better catered for. just remember when booking a holiday in spain that they have a national close down month (august) when they all flood to the coast for there holidays, a bit like us going to southend or gt Yarmouth. love Benidorm, but wont be going back to this hotel, have checked out some lovely ones to stay at in future. remember tobacco prices are the same all over Benidorm, don't bother walking around, you wont get it cheaper in another shop, as the price is set by the government, also told not to bother with peacock island as just a big rock covered in bird s**t. did meet some nice people here, and that what made our holiday, glad to be home. happy holidaysMore

L4002DHSarahC, Luton, England, United Kingdom

Great Place- always funny!

Really love this hotel been there many times, Every holiday has been great and i'm sure that I'll go again. the staff are funny, and although they seem to have had a change in the staff, they are still friendly and helpful- and make a wicked cocktail! Cant wait to go next year!More

GeoLondon2012, london

Avoid August and Lola the receptionist

Just back from a 12 night stay and was honestly glad to leave. It seems every Spaniard has there holidays in August and more to the point at the Pelicanos and as a consequence the needs of the Spanish seem to be catered for rather than the Brits. Rooms in the Ocas were supposed to be better than their Pelicanos counterparts but to the tune of approx 500 Euros, I dont think so. The pool at the Pelicanos was massively better than the Ocas so it was a pain having to trudge each day backwards and forwards. Watch out for the little Hitler type who takes your towels off if you're more than an hour away from them. He also stopped my wife taking a shopping bag into the pool area. It must be the only hotel in the world where taxis cannot be called for guests. I tried one night for 3 x taxis and was told to flag them down outside. As we couldn't get any taxis I went back inside to demand that taxis were called. It was only after I asked for a manager that they were called. It infuriated Lola the receptionist that I had gone above her head and to be honest it was down hill from there. My first time back in Spain for many years and although a couple of bad apples shouldn't ruin the whole bag, I won't be returning anytime soon. Thank God for CyprusMore

john w, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

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