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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Road Trip – Discovering Spain

The Road Trip – Discovering Spain It has often been said that Benidorm has everything.  Having travelled to many parts of Europe including Italy, Sardinia, Greece, The Balearic Islands, and also the Canary Islands and places further afield such as India, Eilat, Kenya, Gambia etc, we in admin would share that opinion.  However as part…
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Tabernas – Mini Hollywood in Almeria

Tabernas – Mini Hollywood in Almeria Tabernas Desert This is the only desert in Europe and is situated in the  Costa de Almería. The sun shines for over 3,000 hours a year and has virtually no rain (less than 240 mm annual rainfall). Temperatures range from -5 to 48 °C! The whole area is a nature reserve (protected area) spanning…
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Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines

Unaccompanied Children – Flying rules and guidelines In the airline industry, an adult is any passenger aged 16 and older. Any passenger under the age of 16 planning to fly alone must be clear about the rules as they change depending on the individual airline, so please double check before booking.  The details below are…
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What to do if you are arrested in Spain

Hopefully no one comes to Benidorm to break the law but sometimes things  can take an unexpected turn. Whether the problem has been of your own making or some other incident or accident.  This page is to help you know what to do in the event of being arrested here in Spain.  This is just general…
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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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Hotels recommended for SOLO travellers

Hotels recommended for SOLO travellers The hotels listed below have been recommended by Benidorm Seriously Group Members as being suitable for solo travellers. 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…
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How to – Overcome your fear of flying.

How to – Overcome your fear of flying. Research shows around 25 per cent of people have a fear of flying, while for 10 per cent that fear is a phobia. According to 2016 figures, air travel is safer than it has ever been. Fear of flying can range from mild anxiety to downright debilitating,…
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Air Passenger Rights

Air Passenger Rights What to do if an airline cancels your flight at home or abroad. Flight rights – what you need to know If your flight is covered by EU law, your airline must let you choose between two options: 1. Receive a refund You can get your money back for all parts of…
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Flying with your pets

Flying with your pets Aer Lingus Pets must be booked to travel with Aer Lingus Cargo. Animals presented for transport at passenger check-in won’t be accepted under any circumstances. Air France Pets must be transported by freight if the animal and its container weigh more than 75kg, or if it is traveling to a country…
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Spanish Hotel Star Ratings Explained

Spanish Hotel Star Ratings Explained Planning a trip to Spain? There’s plenty to see and do in this colourful country. But before you go, you may of course want to know what to expect from the standard of accommodation in Spain. Whether you want to discover buzzing cities or you are seeking rustic Spain up…
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