Hotel RH Canfali2.0 out of 5.0
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We will keep returning to this hotel and this is now our third visit. Location: It's perfectly located for the old town and all it has to offer and is only a 10 to 15 minutes walk from the busy new town and ´the British square´ too. You won’t get dropped outside by a transfer coach as the streets are far too narrow in this part of town. Instead you’ll be dropped outside the hotel Mar Bleau which is a 5 minute walk away and opposite Parque de Elche where you can get a taxi to the hotel for about 5€ if you prefer not to walk it. The Room: This time we were in room 304 which has a sea view and a balcony, it’s a lovely clean and bright room with 2 single beds together and a bedside table either side. There’s ample wardrobe and shelf space and two draws, in the bottom of one side is the safety deposit box. The room has a table and chair too along with the TV and a room telephone. The room has an air conditioning unit and remote control handset, the sliding doors have both curtains and a blackout blind which we found to be very effective. The en suite bathroom is a good size with opening windows a bath and mixer shower over, a large wash basin, toilet and a bidet. It was clean and always smelled fresh, the water was nice and hot whenever we needed it, the towels were changed daily and the gels and soaps replenished frequently. If I have just one small criticism it’s that it has an odd layout which meant that I couldn’t quite sit straight on the toilet! This could maybe be improved by switching the position of the toilet and bidet? The double sliding doors at the end of the bedroom room open onto a good sized balcony with a table and two chairs and the best feature of this room..... the glorious views, the fabulous sunrise and the sound of the waves breaking on the beach below. The room was always clean and fresh when we got back in the afternoon and the beds neatly made, we never saw any of the housekeeping staff to say hello or thank you to but they had done a good job. Dining Room: The dining room is in the lower ground floor and meals are buffet style, the cheery staff are always around clearing and setting tables and replenishing the buffet. On this visit we stayed bed and breakfast as we prefer to get out and about for other meals and sample all that the town has to offer. The breakfast buffet is good, there’s coffee and tea making machines, toaster with brown and white sliced bread and rolls, Croixants and pastries. There’s cereals, yogurt and fresh fruit, cheeses, ham, churros, jam’s and honey and then there’s the cooked breakfast too, eggs, sausages, bacon, mushrooms and beans, there was also a microwave oven (warmed up croixants with honey or cheese and beans on toast anyone?). ooh.... and there were wrapped cakes and biscuits too....I’d challenge anyone to come away from that still hungry!! The dining room has an outside sunny terrace overlooking the sea and Levante beach where you can take your breakfast or a coffee and cake and watch the people taking an early swim or watch the boats coming and going around the bay. The dining room also houses the bar which is ably tended by Manolo, it’s open most of the day but closed around 4pm to 8pm while we were there in November. Getting Out: The front door of the hotel opens onto the main square of the church of St Jaime the Apostle which with it's golden doors is a beautiful sight in itself and well worth a visit, it has a bell tower which chimes every 15 mins and strikes on the hour. Just a short walk through the arches takes you to Placa de Castelar and the Balcon de Mediterraneo from where you can take in the views of Peacock Island and both of Benidorms lovely sandy beaches, Levante to your left and Poniente to your right. If you’re a fan of ITV’s TV series Benidorm then you might recognise this area as it’s been used a few times as an outdoor restaurant setup. Sit outside one of the bars here and watch the world go by, try La Sirena del Puerto at the far end on the Poniente side for some tapas and Rioja. A short walk down the hill at the side of the hotel and in the other direction will take you into the main shopping area and taking the first left will take you into the start of Benidorms famous 'Tapas Alley' and it's busy bars. Beyond here you’ll find the older part of Benidorm with narrow cobbled streets, more shops, more bars, more restaurants and more Spanish holidaymakers than other nationalities. Carry straight on and you’ll end up in the new part of the town centre with wide avenues and some of the bigger shops, here you’ll find street bars, cafeterias and kiosks. Keep going and you’ll come to Plaza Hispanidad, also known as the triangular square. From here you can catch buses and taxis for trips out. Come out of the hotel and down the road to the right of the church you’ll find some of the gay bars, little restaurants and a few specialist shops. Running across from left to right at the bottom of the hill is the start of ‘walking street’, a very busy shopping street with arcades off to the sides that’s popular with British and Spanish tourists. Turning right takes you towards the newer part of town and the streets either side off here hold many authentic Spanish restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for a real Spanish eating experience you’ll find it around this area, just follow the noise of the Spanish enjoying themselves! So, beaches, shops, bars, tapas, culture, old and new are all within a short stroll. Overall we can highly recommend the hotel, it has only 2 stars but deserves more for the location, cleanliness, warmth, help and friendliness of the staff. If you’re looking for 4 star dining choices and facilities then this isn’t the hotel for you, try RH Corona Del Mar, it’s excellent. Gracias Juan Pedro para las extra almohadas y para el balcón, las vistas son la mejor de Benidorm y la salida del sol en las mañanas fueron espectáculos! Un abrazo para Jessica y Isabel, hasta las vacaciones que vienen. Saludos
This hotel has good and bad points so wether it suits you is personal choice but make sure you know what you are getting before you arrive. This review is intended to inform father than criticise and is purely based on my experience. Good points are freindly and helpful reception staff and a great location. Unfortunately for me the bad points outweigh the good. We were traveling with a group of friends and all eight of us had a similar experience with the hotel. My wife and I stayed in room 208 which is very small with each of the single beds up against a wall with just room for a single bedside cabinet between them, the only other furniture was a small table at the foot of the beds. The air conditioning unit had a large hole in the side and the wall below it was stained with what I assume to be water from the unit. The unit itself was very very dirty and I would suggest it had not been serviced or even wiped over in a very long time. When on the air on unit fan was very noisy. Although the cleaner visited the room daily the room was not clean and I have uploaded one pictures to support my comments. The bathroom was tiny and dirty, enough said! One of the main problems at this hotel is the awful smell that permeates the whole building which the staff told me is caused by the buildings vicinity to the sea, whilst it may not be the hotels fault you need to expect this at it is a daily occurrence and it is really bad. The breakfast team are badly organised meaning the it is the luck of the draw as to wether you get a reasonable breakfast or none at all. The staff are slow to replenish and the food is cold by the time it comes out. Happy holidays if you are brave enough to stay here.
Great central location for both old town and new town of Benidorm. Room ideal size with en suite bath/shower room with sea views. Food ok maybe average and staff friendly and helpful and reliable. Hotel handy for tourist information centre as well as bars and restaurants.
The hotel is really a hidden gem in the most central but quietest place of busy Benidorm Old Town. The front door is on the church square. We booked a room with seaview and balcony because it was highly recommended in reviews. The extra euro we spent, was worth it. Nice view overlooking the Playa Levante and hearing the sea waves whilst enjoying a drink on our large balcony . The large room with two single beds, was spotless! The bathroom had a bath, washbassin ,a bidet and....a toilet. But we could not sit on it properly because of an odd lay out. Our knees really dit not fit in ! We booked half board. The copious breakfast and lunch/supper were in buffet style. For the first time ever we could chose lunch OR supper every day . The bar with the beautiful terrace overlooking the beach was closed from 04 pm till 08 pm. Pitty ! The hotel has only 2-star rating but it is worth much more because of the location, the views, the staff, the meals,...
Just home yesterday from this hotel , lovely room looking over Benidorm , very clean, friendly staff, ok food wasn't great but good for the price we paid ,always something we could eat , plenty choise ,can't please every one , as for comments about it only being warm , there was a microwave if you wanted it hotter , would stay again , we even thought the bill was paid came home and checked our bank account and it wasn't lol phoned the hotel they were very good about it , hope they will have us back again after our mistake lol thanks canfali we are missing you all lots hope to visit again .xx
Fantastic Location, lovely clean hotel and great friendly staff, shame it's only rated 2 star because with a couple of tweaks it would be a lot better, food was shocking tbf, don't bother with half board, was bad enough with breakfast but got a lot worse at dinner, don't know why they just don't offer b+b and the bar could do with opening all day so you could enjoy the fantastic terrace which must be one of the best spots in Benidorm for a drink, little tip, make sure you get a balcony room because you could stay anywhere in the vicinity if your happy with your view of a blank wall, noise mentioned by others not really a issue unless you left your window open, would stay here again but only in a balcony room and definitely not half board as food was really that bad
Lovely little hotel in a perfect location, staff very friendly, nice rooms & the terrace overlooking levante beach where you can have breakfast is the icing on the cake! Would definitely return. Tapas alley right on the doorstep too!
have been a few times to the hotel it is a little hidden gem that i hope stays that way rooms spotless had one with sea view then upgraded to a balcony great atmosphere and staff are amazing and faultless the reception is always manned Either with Juan or Jessica or Isobel after 12 midnight you have the night receptionist too the bar you have Manolo Marie carmen & Raquel fantastic people who cannot do enough for you the bar restaurant does close between meals in october but worth a visit
Staying at this lovely hotel at the moment. The third time and still as good as ever. Perfect location, lovely views,very clean and well maintained and very friendly staff.only stayed bed and breakfast so can t comment on meals but plenty of food options around.lovely little terrace for drinks.
Stayed for 4 nights in a room with a balcony. The views are fantastic & can't be faulted in anyway. The room was clean & the maid came in everyday & changed the towels. Our room was on the 1st floor next to the square which made it very noisy. The Saturday we were there the noise level from outside was horrendous until 5am. The rooms definitely need an upgrade & the toilet was a squeeze between the wall & the bath. We stayed b&b & the breakfast was ok if you didn't want hot food. The eggs were cold & the bacon hardly cooked. One morning the 'fresh' scrambled eggs brought out of the kitchen were water & barely warm. The bar is only open for short periods so you can' t enjoy a drink & the view from the terrace for long. The staff were friendly & helpful & hotel clean but I wouldn't consider staying here again.
Located in Old Town, Hotel RH Canfali is next to Placa del Castell and Church of San Jaime and Santa Ana. This 38-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Benidorm, the hotel is also a short walk from Mediterranean Balcony and Malpas Beach.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All of Hotel RH Canfali's 38 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Desks and free toiletries are also standard.
Guests of Hotel RH Canfali enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.
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75% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 238 reviews