If you are looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful in the heart of the old city in Alicante, Then The Hostal Mayor might well just be what you are looking for.
It was my last night in Alicante and the hostal I was staying at didn’t have any single rooms, all they could offer me was a bed in a 6 bedded dorm and this was 20 Euro, so I popped into The Hostal Mayor to see what they had on offer.
I was offered a single room, en-suite for 26 Euro, so no contest. Reasonable sized room with small private bathroom (Shower, no bath – But plenty of Hot water) there was also a fan and a TV. The room was at the back of the hostal, so i had a reasonably undisturbed night’s sleep.
Clean room, comfortable bed, so I was happy enough, especially for the price !!
Our final night’s accommodation on this section of The Camino Sureste was in the Hostal Antolin
which is located on the outskirts of the town at Km195 0n the Madrid – Cartagena road.
Friendly enough hostal with small en-suite rooms that are a little overpriced at 44 Euro for a twin, but at least they let solo peregrino’s have these at 22 Euro.
The upside is that the attached restaurant serves excellent food and good prices and as this was the end of this section of our Camino. Minaya has good transport links back to Albacete.
There is also Peregrino accommodation available at The Sports Hal as you enter Minaya
When we crossed the motorway into La Roda we could see two hotels, The closest one was The Hotel Flor de la Mancha, so we headed there.
First thing we did was to have a snack and cold drink in the attached restaurant, and to be honest we were far from impressed, very poor service with the waiter shouting at us because of his mistakes and although the food we had was fine, I was brought the wrong drink – Twice, and everything was very expensive !!
So, without much hope, I checked out the prices in this somewhat upmarket hotel and was very pleasantly surprised to be offered a large, twin bedded, en-suite room with air-con for a very reasonable 49 Euro (Birgit was offered a price of 29 Euro for sole occupancy in a double room)
We decided to avail ourselves of this kind offer and didn’t regret our decision, especially as the room had a full sized bath, which I took full advantage of ;-)
The only thing i would say is steer well clear of the attached restaurant as it is overpriced and the service is very poor (We met the French Peregrino’s who were staying at the nearby Peregrino accommodation at The “Plaza del Toro” and they had the misfortune to take their evening meal in this restaurant and were very unhappy with the service)
There are no hotels in La Gineta, but Peregrino Accommodation is available in The Sports Hall next to The Football Club.
There are about 4 mattresses available and these can be set out in the two changing rooms. There are plenty of showers too.
When we arrived there was a small group (3) of French Peregrino’s already there, so there was only one mattress left, We gave this to Birgit and myself and Stevie slept in the Huge Sports Hall.
The guy that looks after the building (Telephone him for the key) turned up in the late afternoon and inspected our credentials and gave us a key, but we had to get our Cello in a local bar.
La Gineta is Friendly town and I can recommend a stay here
We walked into Albacete in the middle of their fiesta and the city was Very Busy, our guidebook told us that accommodation was very difficult to find and we checked out a couple of hotels as we made our way towards the centre, but these were either full or very expensive. The Tourist Information in the town centre was open so I pooped in and asked if they had any ideas about suitable budget accommodation for Perigrino’s and they directed us to The Hostal Atierzar.
We received a wonderful friendly welcome and were offered two interconnecting twin bedded rooms (3 people) for a total price of 60 Euro. This was a Real Bargain because it was less than the normal room rate, and this usually goes up by 50% during fiestas !!
The rooms were large and airy, one had an attached bathroom and everything was very clean. They even did all our washing at no extra charge.
The Hostal Atierzar was certainly the most friendly place we stayed and I can give it the best of recommendations for anyone heading for Albacete and Especially for Perigrino’s passing through.
The Hostal El Penon was mentioned in our Camino Sureste guidebook for offering a discount to Perigrino’s, so this was our first choice of accommodation in Chinchilla de Monte Aragon.
We weren’t disappointed as a twin bedded room with shared bathroom was only 30 Euro’s, The hostal has very friendly staff and we all thought that for the price, Hostal El Penon offered very good value for a decent sized and clean bedroom.
The Refugio de Peregrino in Petrola is in a room attached to the church, so very easy to find.
Large room with mattresses (3) to put on the floor, there is a toilet and washbasin but no shower.
Simple but adequate Peregrino accommodation in the heart of the town
After a very long and very hot days walking we were met with a lot of kindness when we arrived in Montealegre de Castillo.
First of all, the barman at the small cafe where we went for a soft drink on arrival phoned the lady who looked after The Casa de Peregrino, she came to the bar and took us to the Ayuntamiento where we “Signed in” and received our Cello’s
Then she gave us a ride down to The Casa de Peregrino in a van.
The Refugio was very nice, two rooms with 2 beds (Bunks) in each room and a hot shower.
Definitely recommended for Peregrino’s walking The Camino Sureste
Located right in the centre of Yecla, The Hotel Avenida is a great choice of hotels to stay.
We found the staff to be friendly and the lady in reception offered us a small Peregrino discount on one of their rooms at the back of the hotel, the normal 50 Euro price being reduced to 45 Euro for a decent sized, en-suite twin bedded room with fan.
There is a lift and the hotel is nice and clean – We were all very happy with the hotel and thought it offered good value for money
This was probably the worst hotel that we stayed in during our walk – Certainly at 50 Euro for a room that two budgerigars would have felt cramped in, it seemed very poor value for money, but, to be fair, there was a Fiesta and I suppose we were lucky to get a room !!
The room was clean enough, but Very Small and by the time we had pulled the beds apart (Two Hetero males travelling together) we had to climb over a chair to enter the room, the bathroom was no better, cramped with no room to turn around !!
But, as this is The Only Hotel in Villena, there is little other choice
(But for those walking the Camino Sureste, with hindsight, we would have continued on for another 6 or 7k to Vertudas where (we later found out) there is a Refugio del Peregrino)
The first hotel we checked out in Elda was The Marriot, but this was a bit out of our price league, but they kindly directed us to “Hotel Santa Ana” and even gave us a map of Elda to help us find it (So Thumbs up for The Elda Marriot)
Located very close to the old castle, The Hotel Santa Ana is a nice hotel in a good central location.
A Twin Bedded, en-suite room with balcony cost a very reasonable 38 Euro (I think they gave us a Peregrino discount)
The hotel was very clean, had a nice reception area with friendly staff and i have no hesitation to recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Elda.
Just around the corner there is The Restaurant Santa Ana which i believe is run by the same people, we didn’t get quite as good a reception here and the advertised Menu del Dais wasn’t available, but we did pop in for a nice glass of wine when returning to the hotel
Our first days walk was long and hard, well to an unfit me it was ;-) so we were Very Pleased to find the Albergue del peregrino at Orito
Located in a new building opposite the Iglasia (Church) it is very central and very clean.
Only 3 beds available, but clean sheets and towels provided.
The key is available at the Iglasia where you also get your cello
Fantastic bathrooms, but only cold water available when we stayed (Not that this mattered to us)
One of the best Albergue’s del peregrino That I have ever stayed
I stayed here August for 2 nights and again in September for another night. Friendly enough staff, rooms simple but adequate and the only drawback was the shower controls with push button taps that you had to hold in with one hand while attempting to bathe.
Really surprised by the Breakfast, Cornflakes, Toast, Croissants, Cheese, Ham + Coffee or Tea, all included in the price.
The directions to get there from the airport could have been clearer – The bus stop you get off at is at the port, then you retrace your steps back to the first street on the right and pick up the hostal website directions from there.
Overall I would say that this little hostal represents excellent value for money
The urbanisation of Ciudad Quesada is a peaceful haven away from the busier coastal resorts that dot the Costa Blanca coastline. Situated seven miles inland from the popular resort of Torrevieja it is nevertheless still only a ten minute drive from the nearest beach.
One of the better designed towns of its type with fifty or so shops, a few bars and restaurants and a supermarket, Quesada has a plethora of properties available for holiday rental. The building boom of the 1990`s and more recently means that there is a lot of competition to attract the tourist euro.
Take your pick from a one bedroom apartment to a five bedroom villa complete with its own private pool. We always look for a place in the hills to make the most of the views and take advantage of a cooling breeze.
The flexibility that rental accomodation offers and the space you can get compared to a hotel room, not to mention the value makes this type of break increasingly popular.
Nice little guest house in Platja de Tavernes de la Valldigna.
About 3 floors building with restaurant on the first floor. Our room was spatious, as well as the bathroom.
Each room had a balcony with a little of the sea view.
Close to the beach, and to the main street with all the restaurants.
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