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Experience the Magic of Benidorm TV Program Sets at the Real-Life Solana Hotel!

by Steven Hardy

Are you a fan of the hit ITV Benidorm TV program? Well, how about heading to some key Benidorm filming locations for your next Spanish holiday? The Sol Pelicanos Hotel (the Solana Hotel in the show) gives you a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters while enjoying great service, fantastic facilities, and incredible surroundings.

In our article below, we will tell you how you can book your very own stay at the Solana Hotel, visit Neptune’s Bar, and experience all the great facilities and venues close by. We’ll give you the answers to “Where is Benidorm Filmed?”, “What hotel is Benidorm filmed in?”, and tell you all the must see Benidorm filming locations to head to during your visit.

Where is Benidorm Filmed?

The Benidorm TV program was filmed in various real-life locations in the Spanish tourist destination, and you can book your very own stay in one of its iconic locations. As well as being able to experience the Solana Hotel, Neptune’s Bar, and the iconic bar in real life. You and your family will also be surrounded by incredible beaches, amazing landscapes, and tons of restaurants and entertainment venues.

This popular Alicante holiday destination features family-friendly theme parks and incredible nightlife, making it the perfect location for family holidays and friend trips alike.

What Hotel is Benidorm Filmed In?

Several local hotels served as locations for the Benidorm TV program, and all of them are open for guests looking for their very own Solana Hotel experience in Spain.

The Sol Pelicanos Hotel

When you arrive at the Sol Pelicanos Hotel, on the Calle Gerona – you’ll immediately recognise the most iconic of Benidorm filming locations. TV fans will be thrilled when they pull up and spot the building that played host to the likes of Mateo, Mick, and Madge.

And when you head inside, you’ll instantly recognise the familiar pool and swim-up bar which played host to many unforgettable scenes!

The Sol Ocas Hotel

During the first series of the TV program, the reception of the Sol Ocas hotel served as the Solana reception. The Pelicanos and Ocas are adjacent, so no matter which location you stay at you’ll be able to experience the charm of the Solana Hotel first hand.

In later series, the reception filming was relocated to the Buena Vista Apartments and then a filming set known as the Pink House. The Pink House is located close to Benidorm Palace but is closed to visitors. But if you are after an authentic, throwback experience a visit to the Sol Ocas building is a must!

Features of the Sol Pelicanos/Ocas Hotels

If you are considering booking a holiday at the real-life Solana Hotel, here are some of the other features and amenities available to guests:

  • Located just 300 metres from the incredible Levante Beach.
  • All-Inclusive Stays Available.
  • 5 Swimming Pools in the Complex
  • Jacuzzi Area
  • Caribbean Bar and Buffet (in July and August).
  • Cocktail Bars and a Snack Bar.
  • Children’s Activities Program.
  • Playground Area and Games Room.
  • Fitness Program.
  • Evening Entertainment Shows.

Only a 30 mi drive from Alicante Airport. Nearby you will find a host of great attractions including theme parks, beaches, historic walking tours, and exciting water sports activities.

The Apartamentos Acuarium II

For interior hotel room shots, the TV show was filmed in the Apartamentos Acuarium II hotel. These budget hotel apartments served as the setting for a host of memorable scenes in the Benidorm TV program and will be a thrilling location for fans of the show to visit. 

Features and Amenities Available in this Hotel: 

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Private Balconies
  • Sun Terrace
  • Rooms include a Kitchenette. 
  • Sofa Lounge Areas.
  • Iron and Ironing Board Included
  • In Room Safes. 
  • 30 mi from Alicante Airport

Where is the Neptune’s Bar in Benidorm?

You don’t have to stroll too far from the Sol Pelicanos/Ocas Hotel complex before you come across more Benidorm filming locations! Scenes in the legendary Neptune’s Bar were filmed on location at Morgan’s Tavern, which has since adopted the TV bar name in real life! This is a must-visit location for fans of the show during their trip!

More Iconic Benidorm TV Program Locations to Explore

Your experience doesn’t have to stop at hotels and bars! There are also plenty of recognisable spots to explore during your trip. These include:

  • The Hotel Don Pancho. – This elegant accommodation option will give you a break from the hustle and bustle of the area and provides you with a quiet and relaxing base during your stay.
  • Algar Falls in Callosa. – A day trip to the Algar Falls will allow you to experience the beautiful backdrop to Season 3, Episode 2 in real life. This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing walk and then take a cooling dip in a stunning natural location. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!
  • The Island – You can also visit the breathtaking location for Monty and Joyce’s wedding. You and your family can head out on one of the many glass-bottom boat trips. Here you can enjoy swimming on the natural rocky beach surrounded by colourful schools of fish. Then you can enjoy a meal at the onsite café while enjoying a breathtaking view of mainland and the sea. 
  • Levante Beach – You can enjoy the fine golden sands you saw on the Tv show by visiting this 2 km long stretch of one of the best-known beaches in Europe.
  • Benidorm Palace – Head here to enjoy an incredible dinner show. At this venue, you will be able to enjoy a gourmet steak dinner while watching an incredible show full of music, acrobatics, and dance.
  • Aqualandia – Kids and adults alike will enjoy this spectacular water park full of incredible pools, water slides, Jacuzzis, and attractions.

Conclusion – You can Enjoy a Real Life Benidorm TV Program Holiday!

You can step right into Benidorm filming locations on your next holiday! Experience the sun-soaked world of your favourite characters and enjoy all the incredible venues that are featured in the show. Booking your very own Benidorm TV program experience is quick and easy to do, so what’s stopping you?

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