Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas  

You might recognise these twin hotels - they star in ITV's Benidorm series, take into account that ITV's Benidorm series may be filming during your stay. 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 three adult pools, two 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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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 10.30-18.00 and 21.30-23.00.

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Lagoon pool

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

Kids' club* mid-June to mid-September

The hotel-run 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 to be open. Under 5s can come along too with an adult.

Buffet restaurant*

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here. There's plenty on offer from 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

The twin room has splashes of colour and a balcony or terrace. It sleeps up to three with twin beds and an extra bed if needed. There’s centrally controlled air-conditioning from July to September.

superior twin room

Superior twin rooms are in the Ocas building. They have a feature wall and matching soft furnishings giving it a stylish feel. They sleep up to three and have centrally controlled air-conditioning from July to September.

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great holiday

Great hotel we stayed here in august when we arrived manger came out to welcome us we got free room up grade and was offered free wi fi for our stay but thats not all on returning to our room after lunch there was a tray of fresh fruit and bottled water we had a fantastic time the bar man Danny was very helpful always making everyone smile with his banter i would recommend this hotelMore

ingrow, west yorkshire

Wont be returning

We have stayed in this hotel several times before and really enjoyed it, however this time we were disappointed with the room. We were at the very end of the corridor right next to the emergency exit and they had taken a large chunk out of the room to house a lift shaft for the cleaners. The room was so small my husband and I could not pass each other, you could touch the walls either side when in bed. One evening the bed broke and when we returned from our evening out the bed had been propped up by a water container!! no chance to sit on the balcony as the extractor fans blew straight at us, constant cooking smells YUK!! we were bed and breakfast and asked a waitress at the pool snack bar if we could have some extra ice for our drinks only to be told yes but we would have to pay for the ice!! Long queues for sunbeds and the threat of losing them if you left your bed for more than 5 mins was clearly irritating to say the least. So we will not be returning, shame as we have had several nice holidays in the past.More

cline92015, Greater London, United Kingdom

Great family holiday!

Just returned from an 8 night stay - our first trip to Benidorm, and probably not the last! We chose this hotel because it seems to have one of the biggest pools in town (I hadn't realised until we started looking that most have fairly small pool areas due to the amount of other buildings around!). When we realised the tv show was filmed here we couldn't resist! The pool area is great and well maintained, and we spent a fair amount of time during the days in and around one of the pools. We had a room facing the pool and would often see people queuing from about 7:30am until they were let in at 8:30 to claim a sunbed - we'd wander over at about 10:30 though and always find something (although rarely with a parasol, but that was never a problem for us). We stayed in the Pelicanos building - as a number of other reviews have stated, the building looks a little dated these days (I'm guessing it was built in the late 80's / early 90's, and has been updated a little along the way). When we were booking we had the option to pay a few hundred extra to upgrade to 'Superior' rooms in the more modern Ocas building, but as we were only planning on sleeping and getting changed in the rooms, I'm glad we didn't spend the extra. Not all of the rooms are the same size as those pictured however - we were in a double room at the end of one of the floors (room 516 I believe) which was next to a fire escape and (I think) some sort of janitorial cupboard, so was only about 2/3 of the size of the rooms typically pictured (and the other room that our party had). It took us a day or so to get used to the dated décor and small size, but quickly got over that by reminding myself that we'd saved around £300 by not upgrading to a room with laminate flooring and neutral tones! If room decor and facilities are important to you though, you might chose to upgrade or go elsewhere. Rooms cleaned daily to a good standard. We stayed bed and breakfast, so can't comment on other meals provided in the hotel. The buffet restaurant was always busy at breakfast time however, with a wide range of good food available. We used the snack bar at lunch time on a number of occasions, and the food was quickly prepared and generally good. We didn't come into much contact with the hotel staff over the week or so that we were there, but those we did all were friendly and polite. Special mention though must go to the poor souls who had the job of policing the sunbeds on a daily basis. We thought this was a great idea, and wished other hotels we've stayed in would have done this. They leave a slip of paper on any sunbeds that have towels etc on but are unattended - if they are still there an hour later they remove the items to free up the beds for other guests. A great idea, but one that brings with it a bit of grief and criticism from people who've had their stuff removed - we saw a couple of instances where other guests were clearly unhappy that their items had been removed and they'd lost the beds. The hotel staff dealt with it with far more sympathy than I could ever muster however, and should be given a medal for their patience!More

Simon W, Warrington, United Kingdom

jenandbry

Ioved our stay here we had a fab room lovely and clean everything we needed and a great view our room was on the corner so we could se the pool and what they call bar sreet it was fab we sat on the balcony at night and watched all the fun going on. Food was good but I didn't think much of the entertainment in fact it was crap I wauld definitely go back here but an a half bord and would like the same room loved the hotel and staf could nt praise them enough thanks . Hopefully be back next yearMore

Jenny J,

Fab holiday

We stayed here for 2 weeks in august. 3 adults and 2 kids on half board basis. The food was fantastic plenty of choice and variety for everyone. The rooms are lovely and clean and bright and we had a lovely view of the pool area from our third floor balcony. All of the staff from the lifeguards to the receptionist to the cleaners were lovely helpful and polite. The staff do some great activities in the pool for the kids to enjoy also. To put it simply there is nothing to fault at all with this fantastic hotel. We got back on the Tuesday and rebooked to go back again next year by the Thursday. We are on countdown for summer 2016.More

Tam P, Walsall

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Hotel Sol Pelicanos/Ocas
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