Where is Benidorm filmed?

The Solana doesn't exist but you can enjoy a pina colada at the tavern that doubles for Neptune's

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Do you fancy a dip in Benidorm’s palm-lined, lagoon-like pool with its Neptune fountain and sunken bar?

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Well, you can. The pool actually belongs to the three-star Sol Pelícanos Ocas hotel in Benidorm’s Rincon de Loix district.

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Rob (Josh Bolt) enjoys the Solana’s pool

The Sol Pelícanos Ocas hotel is actually two hotels, Sol Pelícanos and Sol Ocas, and guests have access to the facilities in both: five pools, two buffet restaurants and five bars.

There’s also a kids club and pool games, spinning and pilates for sporty guests and entertainment in the evening. You wouldn’t know it from watching Benidorm but it’s less than a five-minute walk from the beach.

Just as the guests in the ITV comedy do, you can book an all-inclusive room, which includes all your meals plus snacks and drinks, or you can opt for b&b or half-board. It may also be a relief to discover that the hotel doesn’t accept hen or stag parties.

The hotel gets a pretty impressive 4 out of 5 on Expedia. 84% of guests recommend it.

You won’t find Solana’s reception area or the Blow and Go salon; they’re both purpose-built sets half a mile away.

The room scenes are filmed in the Acuarium II Apartments next door to the Sol Pelícanos Ocas hotel.

But you can enjoy a tipple at Solana hotel’s karaoke bar Neptune’s, which is really called Morgan’s Tavern and located across the road from the Sol Pelícanos Ocas hotel.

How much does a week at Sol Pelícanos cost?

7 nights at Sol Pelícanos costs from £450 in April for a double or superior room.

Most double rooms can accommodate a child too, and family rooms sleep two adults and two children.

The price increases every month, peaking in August, when rooms cost from £900 for 7 nights.

All rooms include breakfast. Half-board costs approximately £70 extra and all-inclusive costs around £500 extra.

You reserve your room now and pay when you stay. Cancellation is free until one day before your stay.

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Benidorm is on ITV on Wednesdays at 9pm