Food I can only comment on the breakfast, but if you are a non resident you can go in and have breakfast for 5€ from 08.00 to 10.30) and there is lots of choice from a full English (Spanish Bacon, but this is Spain) to fresh fruit, cakes and even Cava if you wish.
The pool area is nice with plenty of seating and two separate pool areas.
Not having actually stayed there I will not mark it out of 10, but would certainly recommend the hotel, the only down side is it´s location, a bit of a walk to the main area of town but if you want peace and quiet then its perfect.
Tracey Dimeloe - can't fault the hotel, staff helpful and friendly, plenty of food to choose from, plenty of sunbeds, 2 pools, 3 bars, great atmosphere, the night time entertainment is a bit hit and miss but all the bars are not too far away, I would definitely return.
Christopher Entwistle - Stayed there last July ! Adults only , fantasist hotel lovely rooms food etc , only negative was the entertainment bad karaoke but that's Benidorm 10 out of 10.
James Hughes - Great hotel. Stayed there a year ago or so. Very modern and clean, great food too. A wee bit of a walk to the strip but highly recommended.
John Dryden - Stayed at the essence for three weeks during November and December 2015 and really enjoyed it.The rooms are large more like an apartment than your average hotel room and very comfortable.Plenty of sofas and chairs in the entertainment and bar area,didn,t watch any of the entertainment but used the bar a lot.There are two pools so you can chase the sun.both have bars..one self service and one staffed.
The food,I thought,was very good,loads of choices and help yourself to beer,red,white and rose wine or soft drinks and tea or coffee.All the staff very friendly and attentive.
I travelled with Jet 2 and it cost me £800 for the 3 weeks which I thought was reasonable for a single traveller. Might go back later this year but would definitely recommend it.
Peter Talukder - I also stayed in the hotel I was very pleased with all the changes that have been made it is ideal hotel for couples who not taken children as it is child free the staff bend over backwards to make your stay I did not stay in on nights so don't know what it was like for groups on etc but when in the hotel getting served for drinks was easy and fast tea and coffee it u don't fancy stronger, Definitely use hotel again.
Caz Webb - Its one of the best all inclusive we have stayed in... booked 2 go back in jan food & drinks excellent & rooms are lovely with the added bonus of adults only.
Angie Stewart - U get crisps and nuts at the pool and snack r on in between meal times,also after 7 at night you get a large bottle of water for your room.fridge freezer in room ,kettle hairdryer and you get the and coffee for your room at the bar too.
Jay Dee - Just returned last night from 2 weeks in this beautiful hotel.
Everything about it is 10/10
The rooms are well furnished and are suites which is great although being all inclusive the kitchen is not needed apart from the kettle.
The public areas are immaculate and there is tea ,coffee and biscuits available all day and night next to the bar.
Some of the drinks are branded and after giving the bar men tips the glasses were filled to the brim.
The entertainment is good for those who don't want to venture out but we like to see the acts in other places.
The restaurant is lovely and tables are not too near each other.
The food is very good and too much choice sometimes means I tried a bit of everything!
The staff here like others are very helpful and I was impressed how they helped the disabled and elderly select their food.
The manager even offered to go to the supermarket to get me some decaffeinated tea bags when he thought I had run out.
A special mention must go to Jackie the guest services lady for her emotional support when I had to have treatment for a DVT.
We were given 2 tickets for the Indian restaurant in the sister hotel along the road ,the Marconfort suites and it was the worst meal I have eaten.
We had lamb korma which had no taste at all, gloupie rice and the naans were underdone.
This may have been an off night which is a shame as the restaurant was very nice and staff lovely.
There are 2 pools which were shaded this time of year for a while but the one outside the restaurant did have the most sun and many folk enjoyed sitting there.
There are lovely pods with mattresses and cushions but I prefer to be out and about in Benidorm than sit around.
I have never been to the same hotel twice and was thinking about the Venus or the Presidente but don't think they will be as good as the Essence.
There was a nice mix of guests both British and Spanish and everyone was friendly.
I would recommend this hotel as although a bit further from the front it's only about a 10 minute walk to the old town and the same to beach.
Jeannette Hargreaves - u will love it at the essence its had a full refurb 2 years ago staff r brill we have stayed there many a time even b4 the refurb enjoy.
Lauren Mcmaster - Stayed here with my partner! Was gorgeous!! Staff brill, food gorgeous and was just all over great!!! Would deffo be my first choice xxx
Samantha Faye - About 15-20 min walk into main drag but a nice chilled walk quite flat, amazing hotel brill food cocktails crap but all other drinks decent, very clean rooms spacious overall really good I would always choose to go back there.
Marconfort Essence, is an All Inclusive Chill out & Adults Only hotel popular with both couples and groups newely refurbished for 2015. Featuring a private balcony with views of the city and 2 outdoor swimming pools, Marconfort Essence is located 10 minutes’ walk from Levante Beach. It offers air-conditioned suites. Free Wi-Fi internet service is available in all the hotel areas.
Adults only hotel 16+
How far is the nearest beach?
Located 800m away from the hotel.
Distance from Airport
The hotel is located 50km from the airport.
The Junior Suites feature 2 twin beds or a double bed, a living room with sofa or sofa bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer, air-conditioning and central heating, flat screen TV, telephone, safety deposit box (charge) and a terrace.
Food & Drink
The restaurant of Marconfort Essence which overlooks the pool terrace, serves buffet meals with show-cooking. There are also 2 bars, one lobby bar and two pool bars. Diabetic and celiac menus are available.
Sports & Entertainment
The property offers 2 outdoor pools one of them with a whirlpool, both with sun terraces and sunbeds and one of them also with Balinese loungers. Marconfort Essence also offers a range of customized massages and treatments (provided at the Wellness center of the sister hotel Marconfort Benidorm Suites). A daily program of Pilates, Tai Chi,.. is available. The hotel also provides special services for ciclotourism: Bike rentals and guided cycling tours combined with our facilities for bike lovers that want to enjoy Benidorm and its surroundings in a different way.
*****The hotel will not accept stag, hen and groups of male or female customers who have inappropriate behaviour upon arrival at the hotel. The management reserve the right to refuse admission. In case of doubt the hotel will charge 100 Euros/Pounds per person on arrival as a deposit.***