Stayed two fantastic nights, reminded me of why I like Alicante so much. You´ll never want to leave.
First class service, 3 pools, sauna, jacuzzi, great views, and the best beaches in the Alicante province.
This is a general tip, sorry, but I dont have time to do it all seperately. Its just a rough idea to help you!! there is a hotel called the hotel Gran Sol right on the rambla which is directly beside the old part of town which is one of the tallest buildings in Alicante. its only a few steps away from the explanada, the port, and the sea, with fantastic views and the best location!
there are also a number of hostels on the rambla, the calle mayor, and in el barrio (the old part of town itself), unfortunately I don´t know the names of any of them, but you can look them up on the internet, a hostel is normally called a pension over here, so put in pension alicante "rambla" or "casco antiguo" (old part of town) and you should find something.
The hotel melia is also handy as it is on the port which has a great area of
nightlife, its on the beach itself, and is opposite the explanada, the rambla and behind which is the old part of town, but it is a little more expensive, however it is a nice hotel with great facilities, and it has a fabulous spa mmmmm. enjoy!!
The hotel amerigo is just off the rambla and is a five star hotel in a fantastic location. Its got a pool on the roof and fantastic restaurants with the best chefs!! Really fabulous and luxureous, but it will cost you to stay there.
The hotel hesperia is on the Avenida Alfonso el Sabio which is also a great place to stay, its perpendicular to the rambla, right in front of the central market, and close to the theatre. Its a new hotel, however, I have no further information re food or prices. Great location.
Something for everyone!
We chose this only because the one hostal in Alicante I could find with really positive recommendations (Las Monges) was full! Galicia is near the bus station and is therefore very central. It is also fairly clean.
It is very dark, the furniture is very basic and shabby. My private bathroom was in desperate need of an upgrade and my friend's had been half done. I didn't have a bedside lamp and though one was produced the next day it looked very dodgy and straight out of the 70's.
My Parents used to own a villa in Villa Martin which is a lovely complex of accommodation based around many golf courses. I have been there many times and always enjoyed myself. (Please lock up properly as we were burgled a few times.) There are great beaches and lots to do. Recommended
Great beaches, lovely and clean. Fab shopping and great food
Of all the places ive ever slept at this is the worst one.The rooms are filthy, blood covers the walls, doors look like theyve been forced open, the walk to the room is a daunting voyage.Seriously the pension looks like it belongs in the Adams Family.
If you have ever seen a war film, you always see a small dimly lit room where nothing seems clean, this is the first thing that comes to mind in the Pension Milan.If you think the larger rooms are any better, they are not except they do have a balcony(even that feels unsafe).
All rooms have a shared bathroom, which is absoloutley disgusting.I understand that Pensions and 5 star hotels differ, but honestly there is no excuses for the filth and dirt which is this Pension.The only positive thing about this place is that if you are really really really desperate and short of cash, the single room will cost you just 20 euros.
The best thing about this place was when i packed my bags in the morning and left.Honestly you really dont want to stay here.
A truly Spanish hotel. Not much English is spoken here considering Alicante's proximity to that great playground called Benidorm.
However with my poor Spanish and the hotel owner's poor English, we made ourselves understood and were made to feel really welcome.
Yes. This IS the hotel that ETA blew up one year later! The hotel has been restored OK, however. Don't let this put you off staying here. I had a very pleasant stay.
We only required a twin room and when being led up to view the facilities prior to committing to stay, I asked "Para dos?" "No." was the reply and I thought. 'Here we go. What are we going to end up with'. But I need not have worried. The room was a triple, hence the "No." Very literal, the Spanish!
En suite bathroom.
Double glazing, shutters AND curtains.
T.V. (albeit in Spanish).
Large breakfast bar and relaxing areas.
El Castillo is a Spanish townhouse on Placa San Cristobal.
The ground floor is being renovated into a cafe/bar by a couple of Brits, the first 2floors are privately owned by one brother and the 3rd and 4th floors are owned by the second brother who runs a hostel.
There are various rooms for rent....beds in 2 dorms on the 3rd floor or private doubles/singles on the 4th floor (roof!). There's a lounge with tv/dvd and a bathroom with shower on the 3rd floor. And a kitchen, bathroom with shower, washing facilities and 2 roof terraces on the roof....part open air. The owners are exteremely friendly and will do anything for you.
El Castillo is in a superb location on Placa San Cristobal just off the main drag of Rambla Mandez Nunez. There are bars, cafes, and lots of local shops and a supermarket nearby. The beach and nightclubs on the harbour are a pleasent 10minute walk away. The front roof terrace is a great place to people watch and socialise of an evening and there are great views of Castillo Santa Barbara which overlooks the city.
Even though it is a very steep uphill walk the Vacanza Complex is a very good base excellent apartments & pool
We paid £600 sterling for four people in a two bedroom apartment for two weeks.
Fantastic views and very modern apartments
Hotel Cimbel in middle of the beachfront of Benidorm
with nice view over the whole beach to a reasonable price, well located
There are apartments and hotel's in Benidorm to suit everyone's budget. From 1/2* hotels to 5* luxuary villa's with their own pool.
I stayed at the Garden apartment a 5 minutes walk down hill from the town center.It was convinently located to everything, with own pool, most rooms had balconies and there was also a snackbar but no restaurant. It is quite cheap to eat out, so we sampled the cafes each morning to try out our spanish skills and try the local nosh.
I paid around £95.00 for a week in a 2 bedroom apartment with amenities in January where the weathered varied. I was even wearing shorts one day!
Another picture from the Gran Bali- the entrance..they have red carpet and all..it looks like I am a star :-))
Well there are a lot of Hotels in Benidorm. I read somewhere that Benidorm is the 3 rd citie in the wrold which had more rooms, after Paris as London.
I chose to stay for 8 nights, Gran Hotel Bali (4 stars).
I stayed also for more 2 nigts in Hotel Torre Dourada, a 3 star Hotel near Gran Bali.
At the bottom of the page, Hotel Gran Bali at night.
I payed in the periodo 20 to 28 of last June, room and all the meals included 48,50 € for person, but it was a promotion of the travel agency..directly in the Hotel the price is higher some the period of time.
For prices you should see the website of the Hotel.
It is the most original hotel on the Costa Blanca, distributed into two buildings one of which stands at 186 mts. high, the highest hotel in Spain, and the highest Hotel in Europe.
It has 776 rooms (very large rooms ), 12 of which are suites (2 luxury), 68 junior suites and 10 rooms prepared for the disabled.
It has 52 floors.
One tip: when you arrive at the recepcion, ask for a room as higher as possible. It have to be below floor 38 because rooms between floors 38 and 52 payed a suplement. I asked and they put me in floor 26..what a wonderful view..you could't imagine what is being so hight with nothing in front of you. When I have the photo that I took from the room, I will put here.
Are close to the beach and it's a very large Hotel. Have two panoramic lifts..it leaves you at floor 43 the view it's outstanding...don't forget to see the view at night too.
Some walls are made of glass..it's wonderful...and while you entering the reception..uauhhhhhhhhhhh......!!!!!!!
Has a waterfall in in the zone of the two pools..water falling from a huge shell....
You can see some phtos in my travelogue (in construction)
We spent 3 nights in hotel Palm Beach in Benidorm. It is a 4 stars hotel with a very good service, but it is situated far away from anything and on a hill.
The food is good, the rooms are nice and there is a nice swimming pool.
Alicante is plenty of hotels: one of the best in in he harbour with great views. It's the 'Meliá Gran Sol' hotel. Find out more in: www.solmelia.com (availabe in English just select alicante as a city in the menu). There is another well placed in la Rambla, the 'Tryp Gran Sol' of the same group.
Tropicana gardens hotel, it was lovely and we went all inclusive so it was even better, although we didn't take advantage of the unlimited food part of the deal, we all definatly made up for it with the unlimited amount of alcohol deal. We got plastered every night, and I discovered a new drink called a choctail, which consisted of baileys brandy and chocolate milk, mmmmmm. I lived off that it was tres scrummy.
bar staff were lovely, a bit flirty flirty but hey there spanish. Look out for Howie, cutie with goatie, and Marcus, they are lovely but sometimes too lovely.
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