Hostal Mont Royal
Hostal on Alicante's eastern edge
We chose the Mont Royal, which is more like a hostal than an actual hotel, because we wanted to be close to the Mediterranean Sea in an area with a few restaurants and it also had some good reviews. At only 40 Euros (C$70) per night for the two of us, it seemed like a good choice. However, maybe I should have obtained a city map instead of trying to find it using my Google print-out of driving directions!
It was after 4 PM on a Tuesday by the time we had flown in from Madrid and picked up our rental car at the airport. After bypassing the main part of Alicante on the E15/A7 we veered off into the maze of streets - which soon became a jumble as we failed to spot signs or were diverted by roadworks. After driving for quite some time along a coastal street we realized that we had no idea where we were so, on a section that had very little traffic, I pulled a U-turn to head back into town. Just then a police car came around the bend headed in my new direction - I waved them down as they went by and they stopped. Language abilities on both sides were not up to par but they got the picture thanks to my map and gestured for us to follow them! After quite a drive they got us into position and we thanked them profusely before driving off to find the hostal a few minutes later as darkness really began to take hold!
Unique Quality: I was glad to see its nice large parking lot with a sliding steel gate that is controlled by the room card - better than leaving the car parked on the street. Check-in was quickly accomplished and our room was a nice size with a small attached bathroom. However, when we went down to their adjoining restaurant for an evening meal the staff said it was way too early to eat. The air was thick with smoke and quite a few people were sitting around drinking as loud music played. We then began wandering the streets looking for something else and finally 'succeeded' (see my 'Nightlife' tip). A single internet computer was hooked up in front of check-in and we used it a few times - it cost E1 per half-hour.
Sleeping was a bit of a problem because this hostal seems to be used by local construction workers of some sort. Room doors were banging and various noises could be heard between the rooms at odd hours as both the workers and their vehicles in the adjoining parking lot were coming and going. Not the best place in the world to relax but it did the trick.
Directions: Located on the point of land that sticks out into the Mediterranean east of the main part of Alicante
ECONOMICAL HOSTAL WITH BREAKFAST
When we decided we wanted to go to the Allicante area, we needed to find a place to stay. We found a place through Booking.com (an excellent website by the way). We chose HOSTAL MONT ROYAL because of its location in Playa San Juan and it was a short walk to the beach.
We stayed two nights and it was 53 Euros per night with breakfast included.
The Hostal is older but quite cozy. Our room was three floors up. We had two beds, a desk, shower and TV (all Spanish stations).
The breakfast was at the La Palloza which was right next to the Hostal. It consisted of coffee, fresh orange juice and two pieces of toasty with jam and butter.
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Amenities at Hostal Mont Royal
- Swimming Pool
- Bar / Lounge
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