Meals are sorted at the buffet restaurant, which opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the not-too-far-away sister hotel, there’s an Indian place you can chow down at – offering a free dinner when staying for 5 nights or more. Pool-wise, it’s an oversized situation. The rectangular swimming spot’s edged by sunbeds and a smart terrace. Plus, there’s a hot tub to kick back in. Activities include dance classes, tai chi and quizzes – or you can settle in for a game of cards in the lounge bar. Speaking of bars, the main one mixes drinks until the wee hours. You can catch top-notch shows after dark, too.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
You can block out your day with aqua aerobics, tai chi and dance classes. Or, catch live sports matches and play a spot of gin rummy in the lounge bar.
Board games, quizzes and bingo usually kick off later in the day.
- Aqua aerobics
- Dance classes
- Cooking classes
Learn how to cook the traditional, Spanish dish - Paella.
- Tai Chi
FOOD & DRINK
The stylish buffet restaurant has show-cooking stations dotted around, serving a mix of international and local options. You can also tuck in at the Khas Mahal once every five days. It deals in Indian food, and is in the close-by sister hotel.
Guests with food intolerances are well-taken care of here – the hotel’s well aware of gluten, lactose and nut allergies.
- International restaurant
Opening Times: [Breakfast - 8am to 10.30am
Lunch - 1pm to 3pm
Dinner - 7.15pm to 9.30pm in winter and 7.30pm to 9.45pm in summer]
Fontvieille restaurant provides a buffet spread of both local and international cuisine. Show-cooking stations and theme nights add to the dining atmosphere. The Wellness Corner caters for vegetarians and special diets. The dress code here is casual, but no wet clothing is permitted. Shirt, and shoes or sandals are required. No reservation is necessary.
- Indian restaurant
Opening Times: [Dinner is served from 7.10pm to 10pm with last orders at 9.30pm.
Closed Thursday and Sunday.]
Dine at the Khas Mahal restaurant for some authentic, Indian cuisine. The restaurant is located at the hotel's Marconfort Benidorm Suites, only a 10-minute walk away. You can have 1 free dinner here, when staying for five nights or more. The dress code is smart casual, and a reservation is required at the front desk.
- Lounge bar*
Opening Times: [10am to midnight]
Upgrade your room to a Sandos Select room to access the Select Lounge. Here, you'll be served hors d'oeuvres and premium drinks. There's also daily press and internet provided in a modern setting. Outdoor space is also reserved. Dress code is casual but, no swimwear or wet clothing is permitted. Shirt and shoes or sandals are required.
Opening Times: [Winter hours are 5pm to 1am. Summer hours are 7pm to 1am.]
Drinks and cocktails are served at the Metropole bar, and you can visit the adjoining Estefania lounge for activities, like watching a football match or playing cards. There's a casual dress code, but no swimwear or wet clothing. Shirt and shoes or sandals should be worn.
Opening Times: [Summer hours from 10am to 1am.]
The recently renovated Montecarlo bar is ideal for beverages including cocktails. There's also a snack menu available if you're peckish.
Opening Times: [Summer hours - 11am to 6pm.]
Drinks including cocktails, and snacks, such as assorted salads or seasonal fruits are on offer here.
- Wine and cheese tasting
This is a Spanish-themed wine and cheese tasting session.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
There’s a swish hydrotherapy circuit* in the spa. Massages*, facials* and body wraps* are up for grabs, too.
Free weights, treadmills and rowing machines are set up in the modern gym.
The spa is equipped with a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool bath and cold-water pool. And if you fancy booking yourself in for a treatment, there's a good-sized menu to pick from, including anti-stress and detox programs.
The gym includes treadmills, stationery bikes, rowing machines and weights.
Eyelash perm, colour and various make-up styles are available.
Themed nights are the norm around these parts, and there are live music and magic shows on the bill, as well. The Metropole Bar keeps evenings lively until 1am.
- Evening entertainment programme
The evening entertainment here includes live music, theme nights and visual shows - mesmerising magic tricks. Card games and quizzes are here too.
On Christmas Eve, a buffet dinner is served, with visual shows and live music. There's also a New Year's Eve gala too, with a special menu and dancing.
Throw on your favourite white outfit, for the White Party, hosted weekly.
The pool’s a hefty size, and comes with a bubbling tub in one corner. You can pick up cocktails, hot snacks and ice-cream at the nearby bar.
- Outdoor pool
This rectangular pool has a whirlpool bath right next to it. It's got a terrace with sunbeds, plus a nearby bar for snacks and drinks.
- Whirlpool bath
Next to the outdoor pool.
- Free Wi-Fi zones
- Currency exchange
- Laundry service*
- 24-hour reception
- Greener and fairer
The Sandos Monaco Hotel and Spa’s part of the Travelife sustainability programme. To help promote more eco-friendly travel, the hotel has strict noise pollution rules, ensures the property’s maintenance doesn’t impact on the surrounding area, and has toilets with a water-saving double-click mechanism.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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