The Benidorm Seriously Social Club - Over two years ago we announced our intention to create a new service within Benidorm Seriously to improve the standard of what we can offer our members.
Facebook has often been very restrictive for us. We always have to do things their way. Believe it or not there have been days throughout the pandemic when we have had to withhold information until the next day, because Facebook decided we had told you enough for one day. In fact one of our admin has been blocked from Facebook for one month due to excessive action on the group. Their automated systems can not tell the difference between information and spam. It seems we are a victim of our own success.
We have often said within admin, "Wouldn't it be better if we could do it our way?".
Now we can.
With our new Social Media Stream - The Benidorm Seriously Social Club we can offer our members a much more comprehensive service to cater for your holiday in Benidorm, or to help with rules and regulations for those who live here. Some of the new features we have included are
CHECK IT OUT NOW (Note. You will need to log in to see it, but if not registered already, registering with Facebook can complete your registration very quickly.)
No it is intended as an alternative for those who are becoming disillusioned with Facebooks constant changes, that are not always for the better. However we do recommend all members make note that it is here should it ever become a problem contacting us on the group
No, Just like the Facebook group it is free to use. In fact We may pay you, see our question below regarding the monthly draw. We do have one optional subscription service to join the VIP lounge, but that will offer a superior service including a 24/7 helpline for holiday makers for a very small annual fee. When logged into the site the Read More link will take you to the VIP Lounge.Read More...
The admin team can offer a much faster service on this group without Facebook restrictions. We also enable you to have much more control of what you see or do not see. All posts are instantly approved and should your question be answered by a member who is not admin, you will have the ability to check their level of knowledge
Yes of course. You also do not need to post questions twice to get answers from both groups. If you post first to the new social feed it is very easy to share your question to the Facebook group as wellRead More...
Yes, If you want it to be. It does have the facilities to find like minded people interested in love and romance in Benidorm or solo travellers just looking for company. When logged in the the site the Read more link will take you to this areaRead More...
Yes. We also hope to enable the ability to organise events and set up calendars etc for meet ups with friends within your groupRead More...
This group has automated pre approval, so your questions will reach the group instantly. When a member answers the question with correct information, the site records that. In that way the group is able to detect which members really know Benidorm and which don't. Your rank will therefore increase over time as we become confident you are able to answer a question for a member with the same degree of accuracy as the admin teamRead More...
Badges are simply a fun way to show group activity. You can earn badges by uploading pictures or videos or voting on polls for example. Writing reviews in the Business Directory will not only accumulate Badges but will also increase your ranking within the group much faster as it demonstrates knowledge of Benidorm and is also extremely helpful to other membersRead More...
When we first announced the intention to set this group up over two years ago, we invited people to sign up and follow our progress. There are already over 7,000 members signed up. You can sign up on the Read more link.Read More...
Yes, we have decided for fun to include a monthly draw for members. Entries in the draw will be determined by website activity. The more active on the site and group the more entries in the draw for that month. The prizes will be vouchers to spend with any of our sponsors. The values of the prizes will increase as the activity of the members increases
Yes, Click on the read more link and send us an email. Common questions will be added to this section
The Benidorm Seriously Social Club
WIN VOUCHERS TO SPEND ON YOUR HOLIDAY IN BENIDORM
The Benidorm Seriously Social Club are giving away free vouchers every month to spend with any of our Sponsors.
For May we have 3 x 10€ vouchers to give away
To win, all you need to do is use the website. In exchange for helping members and admin by Asking and Answering Questions on the website (The Benidorm Social Club) you will be entered in to draw.
Each activity is worth one entry with additional entries available for reviews left on the Business Directory.
HOW DO I GET ENTRIES TO WIN VOUCHERS
In simple terms the more active you are on both the website and in particular the Benidorm Social club the more entries you will obtain in the monthly draw, so comment on ongoing posts, ask and answer questions, post photos, join the other internal groups available and for additional entries leave reviews on any Business Directory Listing.
Terms and conditions -
You must be a registered website user to avail of this offer.
Vouchers can only be redeemed with ONE of our Sponsors, this Sponsor must be chosen prior to collection of your voucher.
Find a full list of our CURRENT SPONSORS HERE
Monthly winners will be notified on the Benidorm Social Club, you must respond within 28 days advising us where you wish to use your voucher. If a response is not received within this time frame the voucher will be null and void.
Vouchers must be collected from the Benidorm Seriously Office.
Vouchers can not be exchanged for euros.
No change will be given on Vouchers.
Vouchers must be spent in one single transaction.
Vouchers may only be used by the person named, they are non transferrable.
Points are only allocated for activity on the website and the Benidorm Social Club (this is nothing to do with the Facebook group)
The number of points allocated for each activity is at the discretion of Benidorm Seriously and can be changed without notice.
The draw will be done electronically at the end of each month, remember the more active you are the more entries you will have.
Benidorm Seriously admin will not be entered into the draw.
Sponsors are eligible for the draw, but any prize will be given as a discount against future sponsorship.
Vouchers are non refundable and have a face value which may differ each month.
The decision of Benidorm Seriously re the winners each month is Final and not up for discussion/debate.
Benidorm Seriously would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the companies who sponsor the work we do on both the Facebook Group and the Web Site. Without their help Benidorm Seriously could not continue to provide the services and information we offer completely free of charge. We therefore urge all our members to give them your support in return. For more information on Benidorm Seriously Sponsorship please contact a member of admin
5 Real Estate
69's Not just Burgers
7Spices Indian Restaurant
AB & C Installation and Design
Alicante Private Transfers
Ambassador Hotel (Incorporating Western Saloon and The Explorers Club)
Aromas British Cafe
Baby Buddha Bar
BB Balloons, Paulines Pick A Card
Beatles Show Benidorm - Entertainer (Paco Pascual)
Beauty Box Villamar (Incorporating the Ticket Experience and The Glitter Bar)
Beni Bus - Transfers
Ben's YHB Holiday Deals
Benidorm Black Apartments
Benidorm Board Game
Best Benidorm Transfers
Big Bens Bistro
Blues Brothers Experience
Bodhran Irish Bar
Bollywood International Indian Restaurant
Breakfast at T-Fanny's British Cafe
Brew Rock Albir
Butterfields Mobility Avd Mediterraneo - Butterfields Avd Dr Severo Ocha - Service and Repairs
C Sharp Project
Cabeytu Brothers, Cris Cabetyu, Diego Cabeytu
Cakes by the Ocean
Chris Chronos - Entertainer
Clinica Dental Alfaz del Pi
Coolaude Sports Bar
Cool FM/Cool Gold
Corner Bar (The)
Costa Blanca Homes in Spain
Crisp Carter - Black Eyed Peas Ed Sheeran Tribute Eminem Tribute
Crown (The) Old Town
Benidorm Seriously Sponsorship
Don Pancho Hotel
Euro Clinica Rincon
Famous Downhill Bike Ride
Fincas Arena Benidorm
Fk It and Wildstyle Travel (incorporating Jade Benidorm)
Fresh Radio Spain
The Fusion Entertainer including Pop House Benidorm
Gestaltur SL - Property Management Company
GFE Group - Gareth Fulton
Go 2 Costa Blanca
Gusto Benidorm - Old Town
Happy Days Bar
Heidi Eddie Galvin - Entertainer
Hepburns Hair, Nail, Barbers and Beauty Salon
Home and Pet Transport Service
Jenny Fashion Benidorm
Jodie Fenton/Reggae Brothers
Kebabish King - The Original
Kohinoor Indian Restaurant
Loch Ness Bar
Louie's Bar and Lounge
Lounge Bar Hotspot Benidorm
Lyndyloo - Travel Agents and wedding planner,
Mad Munk Bar
Mandy Ridley Travel Counsellor
Mark Simon Ellis aka Ruby Rox)
Marianos Bar (Cafe)
Med Playa Group Hotel Agir Springs, Flamingo Oasis, Hotel Regente, Hotel Rio Park and Hotel Riudor
Millers Bar, part of FK IT Parties Frank the Stag Man
Mini Golf, The Bull
Mojito Bar Playa Pequeña
Moli Boutique Hotel
Money Exchange Benidorm
Monique Mitchell-Wood, She´s P!nk in Benidorm
My TIE card Spain
Nduja Italian Restaurant
Neatly Nested Creations
Nepal Chulo Restaurant
Nepali Tandoori House
New Life Bar
Nikki Miller - Entertainer
No Regrets Tattoo Art
Nova 86 Benidorm
One Bar Benidorm (the)
One Man Two Tone
Pablo Aimi - Queen Tribute
Palanca y Cambio,
Pie and Mash - Part of the Uncle Rons Group
Pig and Whistle
Poniente Beach, Brewery, cocktail and sports Bar
Presidente Hotel (Incorporating Philipinas 10 and Surprise Attack)
Benidorm Seriously Sponsorship
Meet the Benidorm Seriously Admin Team
WHAT IS BENIDORM SERIOUSLY – Benidorm Seriously is an information site managed by people that have lived here for many years, ensuring that the information provided is as up to date, factual and as accurate as possible.
We welcome your input in to the site so please
You can also join our Facebook Group you can also LIKE or Follow us on the FB Page and follow us on Twitter
You can also join us at the Benidorm Social Club
Born in Essex having worked as an Estate Agent, Secretary, Land Lady and Events Organiser. Purchased a property in Torrevieja in 2007 and moved to Spain lock stock and barrel in 2008 where I lived and worked in Torrevieja for 3 years running my own water filter business amongst lots of other things.
Moved to Benidorm in 2011 where I have worked as Door Staff (don´t laugh), Telesales and in various bars and restaurants, and photographer for the Blues Brothers Experience.
Benidorm Seriously is now a full time job and we now have an office open in town which means we are now more accessible to our members to give face to face help and advice, more information and map to the Benidorm Seriously Office can be found HERE
I have experience in all aspects of living and working in Spain, even divorce lol.
Born in Portadown, Co Armagh (a long time ago) I have been living and working in Benidorm since January 2010.
An entertainer from Northern Ireland and now working as Jake Blues, part of the very successful Blues Brothers Experience show here in Benidorm and throughout the Costa Blanca.
While assisting with some of the day to day admin my main role is more of a technical nature, with the website, forum and music page.
“My role in admin is to write the sarcastic comments which keep the girls busy at night lol”
Meet the Team
I’m originally from Scotland. I’d been coming to Benidorm on holiday regularly for 11 years and was starting to come over more and more. So, I decided to move here in February 2019. The Benidorm Seriously webpage was my go-to for finding out about everything I needed to live in Spain.
I started as an Admin with Benidorm Seriously in the March 2019 and I’m absolutely loving it. The team are really helpful and a great bunch.
I was previously an Admin Assistant with the local Council back in Scotland and prior to that worked in accountancy and legal firms. I’m also a self-employed transcriptionist, which fits around the Benidorm Seriously work perfectly.
Dave is a Fresh Radio Presenter, he has lived in Spain for many many years and holds Spanish Citizenship. Dave is always fully up to date on all legal matters and current local news.
Yes the surname is the same…. I am Derek´s favourite daughter (he´ll say he doesn´t have a favourite though). I am from Portadown (Co Armagh), I am the newbie and the baby of the team at 26 years old.
I am a fully qualified beauty therapist but taking some time out to be a full time mother to my 3 children, Taylor Kayden and Brook.
I previously lived in Benidorm and worked in a beauty salon, then decided to open and run my own salon before returning home to raise my children.
PLEASE NOTE Benidorm Seriously Weekly Meetings HAVE NOW BEEN SUSPENDED
We have noticed a severe decline in the numbers attending the weekly meetings We believe this to be caused by a combination of things. Mainly that many members now simply drop into the office to say hello when they are in town and also the fact that as the group has now grown to over 150,000 members it has simply lost its intimacy. Everyone does not know everyone else anymore.
We are also aware that many members do enjoy the meetings when they are in town, therefore we have decided to introduce a new system. Any member who would like to attend a meeting when in Benidorm can fill in the form below. We will organise meetings when we know there are sufficient people interested in attending and also organise these meetings to be as central as possible to your accommodation. We feel this is fair to both admin who give up their free time to attend these meetings and also to our sponsors, many of whom go to great lengths offering buffets and other similar treats for those in attendance.
Benidorm Seriously Weekly Meetings
If you do arrive and the bar is busy make sure you come and say hello to one of us, we don´t bite lol and I am sure we are easier for you to recognise as there are only a few of us compared to over 1,000s of members.
FOR PHOTOS OF PREVIOUS GROUP MEETINGS (Sorry this link is temporarily disabled)
Please also remember our articles collection for Busy Bees charity.
More about this charity HERE on their Facebook Group
What they need -
Toiletries - most of the children have to share things like shower gels etc and I am sure they would appreciate there very own bottle of shampoo etc. so things like shower gel, soap, shampoo, conditioner, even perfumes, aftershaves shaving gel, wet wipes etc
The basics : - Sanitary towels, tampons, toilet rolls, tooth paste, tooth brushes, razors, etc
For the babies : Nappies, baby wipes, dummies, talc, bottles, teats etc
Basically anything that is not perishable, so next time you find yourself in a supermarket just spend that 1€ extra and pop something in your basket and drop it off to us at the meeting.
Thank you all for your kind donations to date xxx
Una guía a las promociones
Los Objetivos de Benidorm Seriously.
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