An intimate cliffside boutique hotel and a sprawling resort designed as a Mediterranean village are the most luxurious hotels in Benidorm, a beach resort on Spain’s eastern coast.
Located in a mostly pedestrian area between Benidorm’s two main beaches, this intimate cliffside boutique hotel is known for its stunning panoramic views, as well as its gourmet Mediterranean restaurant. The serene, 25-room hotel also features a small spa complete with a fitness center and a rooftop deck with a tiny plunge pool. All rooms offer striking sea views, high-end amenities, distinct decor, and glass-enclosed bathrooms with hydromassage showers and separate jetted tubs. The hotel's location within walking distance of the action in the Old Town is also a plus.
Designed to look like a traditional Mediterranean village -- complete with a lovely church, 25 buildings with coffered ceilings, and even piazzas with gurgling fountains -- the Melia Villaitana wows at first sight. The grounds are stunning, with manicured gardens, huge pools (including one with beach sand), a low wall with watchtowers, and cobblestone paths. Rooms are elegant and classic, with traditional Mediterranean decor and upscale amenities, and The Level section offers additional perks, such as even more luxurious rooms and access to two private pools and a restaurant. Off-season travelers should note that many of the facilities close for the colder months. Also, the property is a 10-minute drive from Benidorm and there is little of interest within walking distance.