Benidorm is a British sitcom written by Derren Litten and produced by Tiger Aspect for ITV. The series features an ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm, Spain.
The show first aired on 1 February 2007. Critically acclaimed, Benidorm has received two National Television Awards and nominations at the British Comedy Awards and BAFTAs.Benidorm has currently aired nine series, with the latest from 1 March until 3 May 2017. A tenth series commenced filming in March 2017 and more series are in development. It has become ITVs most successful sitcom. The sitcom is based on an all-inclusive resort.
The Solana is the hotel featured in the show where most of the characters stay. The pool scenes are filmed at the Sol Pelícanos Ocas in Benidorm. The room scenes are filmed in the Acuarium II Apartments, which overlook the pool, and the reception area (including Troy and Jaqueline’s salon) is a studio set. The Solana is all-inclusive and owns an all-inclusive bar/restaurant, Neptune’s which is filmed at Morgan’s Tavern, which is almost directly across the road from Sol Pelícanos Ocas. The studio set where Blow & Go, and the reception scenes are filmed, in a building opposite Benidorm Palace, directly next to the Iceland – Overseas Supermarket.
Neptune’s is an all-inclusive bar/restaurant featured in the show owned by The Solana. Most of the characters eat there all the time, and there is karaoke and live entertainment every night – with occasional guest appearances from singers Asa Elliott and Shaun Foster Conley. Neptune’s is filmed in Morgan’s Tavern, which is a stroll down the road from Sol Pelicanos Ocas – where the majority of filming takes place.
The hotel’s grounds is the place to be during the day, though. The pool count totals three, and each one comes with its own pace. You can dip into the king-size lagoon-like number, where there’s a huge sun terrace for relaxing. Or, you can make way for the smaller, circle-shaped pool which is just a few strides away from those all-important All Inclusive cocktails. And in the way of evening entertainment, this place majors in professional shows and live music – you can expect to watch amazing shows like The Lion King and Mamma Mia!.