Exchange rate 110

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
 

flashRoadworks have been sprouting up all over the resort of late and only today work has started on a new roundabout opposite the Flash hotel, which according to the town hall, will “improve the flow of traffic”. Considering that from Morgan’s Tavern Calle Gerona is one way anyway and Calle Derramador, the road in front of the Flash hotel isn’t exactly the M1, it seems rather a bizarre move.

wide viewThe bus stop in front of the hotel, which is a coach and shuttle drop off point for around 5 hotels plus numerous apartments, has now been taken away to accommodate the new roundabout, which is estimated to take around 20 days to complete.


tourist infoThe nearby new Tourist Information office has now opened, but unfortunately, the accompanying SATE office has not. The reason given is that they have not been able to obtain secure communications for the police from there. Perhaps they should have invested the roundabout money in purchasing some mobile phones!

sate in old townLets hope that it will be ready and fully operational by the start of the busy summer season. For those not fully aware, the SATE office is where you should go to report any crime – theft, mugging, pickpocket etc. Currently the SATE office is located in the Old Town, which puts many people off but once it has relocated the figures should be a truer reflection of the situation here.

The Old Town has not escaped either. Rather than start one, complete then go onto the next, which would be far too easy and logical, they seem to start several at the same time. This is obviously the Spanish way and they never appear to get finished in the specified timescale given - what a surprise!

Calle Tomas OrtunoCalle Tomás Ortuño, which runs parallel with Calle Ruzafa is being pedestrianised at the moment causing untold traffic problems as road directions have had to be changed.I wonder if Google maps have been informed of the changes and sat navs ammended accordingly otherwise there will be mayhem in the summer!

Calle Doctor Perez LlorcaSimilarly, Calle Doctor Perez Llorca, which starts at the Plaza Triangular - where the huge rubber tree is, at the end of the main Avd Mediterraneo is also being pedestrianised. I just hope all these upheavals have been properly thought out by the council and don't go the same way that the bus,taxi & bike lane on the Avd Mediterraneo did!

Avd Medbus laneThe painted on signs were quickly blacked over following protests, not only from motorists but opposition parties and traffic jams along the length of the Avd Mediterraneo - and that was at the quietest time of the year. Can you imagine what it would have been like in July and August, with extra millions flooding into the resort.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Located in the Old Town

Grupo Aurrera is Tapas Alley

25% OFF

Expires Aug 9

Quote of the day

Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue

Latest Comments

  • Know your Benidorm beaches

    James Fenwick 16.08.2018 13:20
    The reason I say that is because I’ve read the holiday company statement rather than relying on ...
     
  • Know your Benidorm beaches

    Christina Webb 16.08.2018 13:19
    The holiday company made a statement. The compensation is for her flight mix up. Nothing to do with her ...
     
  • Know your Benidorm beaches

    Carol Fitzsimons 16.08.2018 10:09
    James Fenwick what makes you say that? There is no mention in the paper of her flight being delayed only ...

News Snippets

  • DIY closures +

    DIY store Homebase is set to close approximately 60 stores over the next few weeks, threatening more than 1,000 jobs. The chain currently has 250 UK stores, employing around 12,000 staff.
  • Chewing gum +

    A estimated £60 million a year is spent cleaning chewing gum off pavements - a startling amount. More than 100,000 tons are consumed every year, but many have no idea that it contains plastic. Now supermarket chain Iceland have developed a a new product called 'Simply Gum' - which is made from a sap called chicle, extracted from a tree native to Central America.
  • Powder ban +

    The Government are considering restricting air passengers on carrying powders in hand luggage under a new security clampdown. Baby powder, cosmetics and coffee may be limited to no more than 12 ounces. Australia, New Zealand and America have already introduced the restrictions.
  • UK drink crisis +

    A shortage of food grade CO2 has led to some supermarkets rationing sales of fizzy drinks, beer and cider. Even bakery chain Warburtons has been forced to stop making crumpets and pubs across the the UK have run out of several brands of draught beer and cider... not good during the World Cup!
  • More store closures +

    The face of the UK High Street is changing in the wake of the economic slowdown. M&S, House of Fraser, Carpetright, Mothercare and New Look are all closing branches. Now John Lewis have announced that 5 Waitrose food stores are set to close - affecting more than 200 staff. Co-Op will take over four of the locations - 2 in Manchester, 1 in London and 1 in Birmingham.
  • Wine +

    Last year 80 new vineyards opened in England - up 25 per cent on the previous year. English wine now ranks among the top 10 wine producing nations , having just been awarded 128 medals at the International Wine Challenge. The JD Weatherspoon chain have also announced that they will stop selling French and Germany wine after Brexit, fueling a growing demand.
  • 1
Sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive offers and vouchers.


Receive HTML?

Joomla Extensions powered by Joobi

Weather

76°
24°
°F | °C
Cloudy
Humidity: 74%
Fri
Thunderstorms
76 | 80
24 | 26
Sat
Rain
76 | 82
24 | 27

Cigarette Prices

  (per carton)

B&H 49.50€
Berkeley 48.50€
Camel 46.50€
Embassy 51.50€
JPS 44€
L&B 47.50€
Marlboro 51.50€
Mayfair 44€
Silk Cut 49.50€

Tobacco 50gm x10

Golden Virginia 89.50€
Old Holborn 90€

mumsnet

What People Say

  • Upto date news and reports on things we have seen featured on tv

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9