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Exchange Rates in Benidorm

Exchange Rates in Benidorm Monday 18th February 2019 This is the average rate around town – Always use a reputable exchange bureau, see below. A slight rise today, back UP to 1.12€. PREVIOUS 7 DAYS Sunday 10th February – 1.115 Saturday 16th February – 1.115 Friday 15th February – 1.115 Thursday 14th February – 1.12 Wednesday…
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All About – The Don Pancho Hotel

All About – The Don Pancho Hotel An oasis of peace in the Heart of Benidorm READ OUR MEMBERS REVIEWS HERE Don Pancho hotel has 256 rooms, all with terrace and sea views. RESTAURANT The cozy restaurant of the Hotel Don Pancho offers the most recognized buffet in Benidorm. Our exquisite cuisine incorporates the best…
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All About – Villasol Camping and Resort

All About – Villasol Camping and Resort If you are looking for camping in Benidorm … you have already found it! The Villasol campsite is your campsite. Close to the Levante beach and the main leisure areas , ours is the campsite for children and families that you were looking for, ideal to spend unforgettable holidays with family or friends. Our campsite in Benidorm integrates a completely different concept…
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Hotel Reviews

HOTEL REVIEWS All reviews are by Benidorm Seriously Members. Click on the links to read the individual hotel reviews, please feel free to add your own reviews on the correct listing. For a list of hotels with specific features please see the links at the bottom of the page. LINK to Main Tour Operators LINK to…
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Disabled Friendly Hotels and Apartments in Benidorm

Disabled Friendly Hotels and Apartments  Click the hotel name to take you to our members reviews. LINK to Tour Operators LINK to Travel Consultants and Local Agents Agir Hotel – Close to Levante Beach The hotel and surrounding area are accessible. Disabled rooms are slightly smaller but have a large accessible bathroom with a wheel-in shower with…
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Booking Your Holiday

Booking Your Holiday One of the most frequently asked questions on the group is “Where can I book my holiday”, or “I am looking for an apartment, what can you recommend” As we all know there are hundreds of hotels and apartments here in Benidorm in all different areas of the town. There will be…
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Flights disrupted at Heathrow due to Drone sightings

Story courtesy of BBC News Departures at Heathrow have been stopped after a drone was sighted, the airport says. A Heathrow spokeswoman said the airport was working with police to “prevent any threat to operational safety”. She said: “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologise to passengers for any…
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Benidorm Fiesta Dates for 2019

BENIDORM FIESTA 2019 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY BENIDORM FIESTA DATES FOR 2019 (All dates are approximate, please double check with your travel agent before booking your holiday). Benidorm has about 55 Fiestas every year so far too many to list, here are the main ones. January 6th – 3 Kings Day. Totally unmissable is the grand…
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UK Passport entry requirements to Spain

UK Passport entry requirements to Spain Updated 19th December 2018 information provided by the Uk.Gov website so is correct at time of publishing. The information on this page covers the most common types of travel and reflects the UK government’s understanding of the rules currently in place. Unless otherwise stated, this information is for travellers…
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Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK

Duty Free Allowance from Spain to UK Arrivals from EU countries – Correct details as of June 2017 from the official UK Government  You don’t pay duty or tax on goods you bring in from the European Union (EU) as long as you: transport them yourself will use them yourself or give them away as…
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Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car?

Transport to and from Alicante Airport, Transfer, Bus,Taxi or car? You have booked your holiday to Benidorm and are now wondering how to get here from your chosen airport…. there are quite a few options which we will go into detail about below. Alicante Airport is Spain’s 5th busiest so it can seem a bit…
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Choosing the RIGHT Travel Insurance

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT TRAVEL INSURANCE Brexit and insurance – updated 6th January 2019  For people visiting the EU, we recommend buying travel insurance to ensure you can travel safely. You should make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy, and that the policy is sufficient to cover…
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LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO Updated January 2019 If you are a British national and your UK passport has been lost, stolen or expired while you are abroad you can use an emergency travel document also known as ‘an emergency passport’ to leave the country you are in and return back to…
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Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings cause delays

Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings cause delays UPDATE 24th December – And the plot thickens…… there may never have been any drones at Gatwick  and the whole incident could have been down to “poor communications”, according to police. Ministers were briefed on the latest situation at the airport in a conference call on Christmas Eve amid…
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Local Train Service, Alicante to Denia

Local Train Service, Alicante to Denia One of the reasons that people like to come to Benidorm is that there is always so much to do. Having said that, if you feel the need to “stretch your wings” a little, and explore more of the coastal strip of the Costa Blanca, nothing could be easier…
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Alicante Airport Information

Alicante Airport Information Originally named El Altet, is —as of 2017— the fifth-busiest airport in Spain based on passenger numbers, and the main airport serving the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia. Alicante Airport Departures powered by Airportia SHOPS AT ALICANTE AIRPORT Alicante Duty Free – Floor 2. Departures. Passenger-only zone High season, 4:00 to…
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Benidorm verses The Amalfi Coast, Italy

BENIDORM VERSES THE AMALFI COAST, ITALY We are always saying that a Holiday in Benidorm has something for everyone, no matter what you are looking for, be it a quite restful holiday or a 24/7 party, but how do other places measure up? Derek and I had what we expected to be a dream holiday…
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Thomas Cook issue profit warning – second in two months

Article provided and written by BBC News Thomas Cook has warned that its annual profits are set to be about £30m lower than expected, its second profit warning in two months. Earnings at its tour operator unit were £88m lower in the year to September, as people delayed booking holidays because of the prolonged heatwave…
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Top 20 things to do on the Costa Blanca

Suggested by Benidorm Seriously FB Group Members.  In no particular order. A DAY TRIP TO ALICANTE Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses and a lively nightlife scene. From here, an elevator…
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Tips for getting cheap flights

Tips for getting cheap flights DO search for tickets one at a time – Even if you’re flying with a group. Airlines often sell multiple fare classes at different prices, with a couple seats in each class. If there’s only one seat left in the lowest fare class and you search for four seats, most automated…
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Flight Release Dates

Flight Release Dates Airline ticket release dates Tips for getting cheap flights HERE Alicante airport flight tracker HERE Hand luggage restrictions HERE Hand luggage size and weight HERE Duty Free allowances from Spain to UK HERE Fear of flying – Tips HERE AIRLINE TICKETS GO ON SALE HOW TO GET RELEASE & SALES ALERTS Air…
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Low-cost airline Primera Air ceases operations

Stansted tells Primera Air passengers not to go to the airport and adds it plans to seize an aircraft because of unpaid bills. Nordic low-cost airline Primera Air has ceased all operations and is expected to go into administration. Stansted said travellers due to fly with the airline should not travel to the airport, from…
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Campsites in Benidorm

Campsites in Benidorm Camping Villasol Camping Villasol is located in Benidorm, very near to the Levante beach and leisure areas. Camping Villasol is the perfect campsite for family holidays or for holidays in Benidorm with a group of friends. The Villasol campsite has spacious plots for tents and caravans, and comfortable, fully-equipped campsite bungalows. This campsite in Benidorm allows visitors to enjoy nature,…
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Taxi´s in Benidorm

Taxi´s in Benidorm Everyone has a tale about being ripped off by a taxi driver when they visit a foreign country, however when you live permanently abroad you may be targeted too. Read on to see how to avoid pitfalls and what your consumer rights are. It goes without saying that you should only use…
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