Rio Park Hotel
Av de Murcia 16, Benidorm, Alicante Province, 03500, Spain
We just returned from our first family holiday in benidorm ( 30th aug - 13th sept ) and thankfully we picked out the Rio Park Hotel from the Thomson brochure.
Having a 4 yr old child with us we were quite worried as to what the food on offer would be like as you hear a lot of horror stories , thankfully we were very pleased with the selection on offer as for evening meals you get a choice of around 6-8 different main courses with a varied menu every night , you even get as many choices of desserts !!!! all food is fresh and the food trays are changed very often.
We had a family room ( with 3 beds ) and found the room very spacious with large bathroom with shower and bath, also we had a large balcony with 2 seats and a table.
3 bars to choose from (1) poolside , (2)quite cosy bar, (3) large main bar where nightly entertainment is on .
Pool area is very large with plenty of sunbeds available free of charge , also plenty parasols if you find it too hot ( which we did every day around 1pm )
Thomson reps also provide a kids club 5 days out of 7 for age groups 3-5 , 6-8 and 9-12 sometimes twice daily which gives parents a 2 hour break and keeps the kids amused.
Hotel is around 200 metres from the beach and around 50 metres form nightlife yet we were never disturbed by noise throughout the 2 weeks we were there even though we were on the 3rd floor directly above the main bar of the hotel.
We'd recommend the Rio Park Hotel to everyone, young, old, families and singles as the age groups were mixed and if hotel entertainment isnt to your liking there is plenty on offer in surrounding area.
On checking this website along with others b4 we went we were slightly worried with some of the reviews we read , thankfully we now know for ourselves that we neednt have worried and we will be back at the Rio Park next year and who knows....we may even bump into you
Unique Quality: If you or anyone with you likes water your not going to be disappointed at the Rio Park, this hotel has the largest hotel pool ive ever seen ( and we looked around most hotels during our holiday !!! )the pool is so large its actually split into 3 pools......(1) kids pool 60-80 cm deep , (2) family pool 140-170 cms deep (ideal for new swimmers or people with no confidence in deep water, (3) large pool 170-225cms deep ....perfect for floating around on a lilo topping up ur tan without worrying about getting splashed by the kids.
Pool and surrounding area are cleaned every day and the place is immaculate.
Room was cleaned every single morning with fresh towels being brought in and loo rolls replaced which can be quite important on a trip abroad lol .Not sure how often bedding was changed , but didnt actually go any further than sleeping on top as we were warm enough.
Air conditioning in rooms is fantastic ....when we first arrived we walked into our room and it was like entering a walk in fridge.....thankfully its easy to adjust and we werte comfortable throughout our stay.
Kids club reps ...( kerrie and Hayley ) they did a fabulous job entertaining our son connor (4) with various activities including face painting, teddybears picnic and chocolate party to name a few.........they make all kids feel welcome and kids are rewarded with prizes for some tasks they perform, making them feel a little grown up .helps that they're very pretty too lol , seems it was always the dads dropping off the kids : ) , THOMSON !!!! give these girls a pay rise now !!!!
Hotel is easily within walking distance of everything benidorm has to offer and if your interested in going outwith benidorm they even arrange days away for you
Directions: Just off Levante beach...just follow the yellow brick road.............you'll know what i mean when you get there ( trust me )
A good choice to visit as well friends
The main reason we stayed at this hotel was because our VT friend Hosell worked there.
I think we paid 60 Euros per two people per night.
But our room was at the swimming pool, was very confortable and the menu was good.
Great place close to the beach!!
HOTEL RIO PARK
In this hotel,you'll find two kinds of rooms,first all rooms included in main building (457) with a small balcony and nice views of the city.All these rooms has new and comfortable furnitures and a full bath room.Sometimes is very hard to find a room in main builiding because the hotel works with Brittish company Thomson Holidays and they fill all these rooms during all year round.
The other new rooms (9) are l located just downstairs in the swimming pool,and they have also air conditioned and a big TV.
The price of new rooms are of 28 Euros by person and day in half board during summer season and full board the rest of year.The hotel offer also some apartments located very close to the hotel,so if you prefer the freedom of an apartment for a few days of a week,then ask in reception desk.
The Rio Park hotel have been closed for refurbrishing from January to April of 2.005.Right now it is completly renovated and it has a new and huge outside terrace beside the main bar,and also all reception area,lounges,bars and the Brittish Bar located in the reception area is all new.Also right now the hotel has TV and fully air conditioned in all hotels rooms.And if you're addicted to VT! then you are lucky if you stay here,there are also a new computers&internet rooms,there are 6 computers and you can check your e-mails and see all your favorite internet websites!.The price is of 50 Euro cents for a 15 minutes connection,1 Euro for half hour and 2 Euros for an hour.Ask in the reception for more information.
Unique Quality: NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT,the fun is also guaranted at Rio Park hotel with our weekly night entertainment.
There are KARAOKE two of three times a week ,so if you're a good singer give us a song in our Karaoke!!
STAFF SHOWS: If you never been at Rio Park Hotel before,maybe you'll be a little surprised seeing some members of the hotel staff from dinning room,kitchen,bars,and also the hotel manager José Miralpeix doing some very nice and funny staff shows!!.They are really good and our guests have lots of fun with them,you'll see there:
Snow White and the seven dwarfs (Spanish Version) :-)
The black and White Minstrels
The Loose Screw Jazz Band,(with Elton Jhon,Abba,Elvis Presley,Shakira and lots more this is my favorite.
Frankesteins and his monsters.
The Visit of the Monks from The Monastery and The Full Monty are shows not recommended for children,but they are also very funny!.These are just an example of the shows that the staff made for our guests,they are normally at main bar,but sometimes there are also a few of them outside by the pool area during summer
Directions: I work here!!, is in Murcia street. 200 metres to the Levante Beach.
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Rio Park Benidorm - not our favourite hotel
My husband and I visited the hotel for a week at the end of February 2004. The lifts were dreadful - small, packed, slow (but to be refurbished next year). The food was repetitious - mostly frozen meals or salad, at some times there was little available - and on one evening in particular everything included mince. The worst problem was lack of places to sit for non-smokers. There is a large lounge which is split between smokers and non-smokers - but obviously smoke spreads. There was nowhere to sit for people who suffer with conditions such as asthma. The weather was bad so we could not even sit outside, so we spent our time sitting in our room. The reception staff were not particularly helpful - as we had very noisy neighbours (talking very loudly at 3am every morning) - but we were told that all the rooms are the same - it seemed that the people in the next room were in the same room as ourselves. At 3am every morning empty bottles from the bar were tipped over a parapet and crashed at least one floor down. In our week's stay we had very little sleep. We would not visit this hotel again.
third time this october (9-19)staff and manahar fantastic always friendly and my mates been to the rio-park about 12 timeslove the place
thought rio was great
my husband and i were at thr rio park hotel in benidorm for a week in april and were really surprised at how clean and great the meals were for it only being a two star hotel. We were full board and every meal was great ,the cleaners were in every day for a full clean of the room and everybody in it were really nice ,granted the lounge is a bit old fashioned but it closing soon for a full makeover so i would look forward to going back in future
the best there is
i think rio park is fantastic the staff are freindly the rooms are clean and the food is really nice.
Its right near the bars and clubs to which is really convieniant as u aint got far to stagger back :-) its a must for all the family im going in june and i cant wait.
Hotel Rio Park visited twice This hotel in Nevember was not as good as it had been in Feb/March 2003. I was very upset at having to put up with football morning noon and night . I f it wasnt football it was Bingo would somebody please tell them that some British people are interested in more than those two pastimes. Not just one t.v. would be put over to sport but all three this was totally unfair also the fact that the bar staff would not allow one door to be kept shut to keep the noise out was appalling and if the T.V. was up too loud then it interfered with the Bingo, no I shall not be going to the Rio Park again although in many other ways the were so willing to please.
Worth more than it's 2 stars
Myself and my partner (both in our 30s) have just returned from a stay in the Rio Park and were delighted with the hotel. The rooms are nice and are cleaned daily (if a little early for us). We stayed on full-board basis and found the food to be very good on all occasions - with the exception of the packed lunch provided for a day out which was pretty pathetic. The only downside came with some of the staff. I had read reviews of the hotel before going, most of which mentioned how friendly and welcoming the staff were. However, we found some of the staff to quite unhelpful and in some cases downright surly. On the whole though I would rate the Rio Park with 3, rather than 2 stars.
planned winter holiday
Staying at the Rio Park and concerned about washing facilities for clothes
Re: planned winter holiday
The hotel itself is advertised as having a laundry service, if you google it.
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Rio Park Hotel
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Address: Av de Murcia 16, Benidorm, Alicante Province, 03500, Spain