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Community, Spain Travel & Accommodation Guide
Accommodation in Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain
|Alicante - the capital of
the province of Alicante and of the comarca of the Alacantí, in
the southern part of the Valencian community, Spain, and is a historic
|Alicante is one of the fastest-growing
cities in Spain. Its economy is based upon tourism in the beaches from
Costa Blanca coast, wine production, services and administration.
The city has regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands, and an international
airport is nearby. It is strongly fortified, with a spacious harbor.
|Amongst the most notable features
of the city is its castle, the "Castillo de Santa Barbara", which sits
high above the city upon a cliff. View featured
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Located in the heart of
Alicante, the designer Hotel AC Alicante is 1 kilometre from El Postiguet
beach and 2 kilometres from Santa Barbara castle. Nearby attractions include
the shops and restaurants of downtown Alicante which are a 500 metre stroll
away, and the Alicante Golf Club which is 3 kilometres away. Alicante Airport
is 10 kilometres from the hotel. Health-conscious travellers can keep in
shape in the modern fitness centre and then rest weary muscles in the steam
room or jetted tub. Afterwards, guests can go for light lunches in the
trendy bar. In the afternoons, sun seekers can laze next to the pool or
relax with a book from the library and a beverage from the seasonal poolside
bar. Modern dishes with traditional Spanish touches are on the dinner menu
of the contemporary restaurant.
Mediterranea Plaza, Alicante
Hotel Eurostars Mediterranea
Plaza is located in the centre Alicante, Spain, 100 metres from the Explanada
de Espana seaside promenade and the beach. Santa Barbara Castle, 400 metres
from the hotel, perches atop Mount Benacantil and affords spectacular views
across Alicante and the Mediterranean. This six-storey hotel is housed
in a period building set on a historic square. There is fitness equipment
and a sauna, and multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer
concierge services, and the use of a safe-deposit box. Public areas have
complimentary Internet access and complimentary newspapers are on offer
in the lobby. Limited-hours room service is available. The 50 air-conditioned
guestrooms have light decor and modern furnishings. All are equipped with
satellite television, climate control, and complimentary wireless Internet
Alicante Golf & Spa Hotel, Alicante
The Hesperia Alicante Hotel
in Playa De San Juan is a luxury hotel, spa and golf complex surrounded
by landscaped gardens and a lake, just 800 meters from the seven kilometers
stretch of sandy beach at Playa de San Juan. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean
cuisine with a Spanish emphasis is served in the restaurant's tranquil,
contemporary surroundings overlooking the gardens, while cocktails and
drinks are served amid the stylish polished wood fitting of the spacious
bar. The Hesperia Alicante Hotel, Playa De San Juan boasts an 18-hole golf
course of its own designed by golfing legend Seve Ballesteros which forms
the largest green area in the city. At the extensive health and beauty
center, guests can unwind in the sauna and Turkish bath, swim in the indoor
heated pool and work out in the gym. From massages and facials to detox
and slimming programs, a wide range of treatments are available in the
beauty suite, which also includes a hair salon.
Lucentum Hotel, Alicante
The Hesperia Lucentum hotel
is located in central Alicante, Spain, one kilometer from the Old Quarter
and Santa Barbara Castle. Alicante's port and harbor area is one-and-a-half
kilometers away. San Juan Beach is 10 kilometers from the hotel.
Bright yellow furniture and contemporary accents decorate the marble-floored
lobby. Al Punto restaurant, specializing in Mediterranean cuisine,
serves buffet breakfasts daily. Drinks are available in the hotel bar.
Business amenities include conference rooms, fax services and complimentary
wireless Internet access. Weight machines and cardiovascular equipment,
including bicycles and treadmills, are available in the hotel's gym. A
sauna and spa tub are located on site. The Hesperia Lucentum hotel's
air-conditioned guestrooms feature dark wood floors and neutral decors.
Inn Alicante - Playa de San Juan, Alicante
Situated in a quiet, residential
area, the Holiday Inn Alicante - Playa de San Juan is located in Alicante,
Spain, 400 metres from San Juan Beach, and one kilometre from Alicante
Golf Course. Alicante train station is six kilometres from the hotel.
Surrounded by palm trees and extending to gardens, the Holiday Inn Alicante
is a modern resort-style hotel offering an outdoor swimming pool with a
poolside bar that opens during the summer, and a separate pool and a garden
playground for children. Guests can use the fitness equipment and the sauna,
and a paddle tennis court is available for a surcharge. Complimentary parking
is available at this hotel. Restaurant Tamayo serves an array of
regional dishes and Mediterranean style food everyday for lunch and dinner,
including traditional rice dishes and Paella. Complimentary wireless Internet
access is available throughout the hotel.
The Hotel Albahia in Alicante
is a modern hotel located next to the sandy beach and is just two kilometres
from the lively city centre. The Hotel Albahia is well placed for exploring
the surrounding area; Santa Barbara Castle and the Roman ruins at Lucentum
are both two kilometres away. Alicante International Airport is 12 kilometres
away, an approximate driving time of 20 minutes. The Hotel Albahia, Alicante,
has its own restaurant, with sea views and adjacent café-bar, serving
local rice dishes and other specialities. Guests can enjoy a game of tennis
on the hotel's own courts. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front
desk can provide concierge services and arrange childcare, and there is
a fully equipped business centre, conference facilities, high-speed Internet
access, and free garage parking.
Bonalba Golf & Conventions, Alicante
The Hotel Bonalba Golf &
Conventions is a modern Spanish-style property set on a hill with views
of the surrounding golf course and the Mediterranean Sea, and situated
five kilometres from the marina town of El Campello. The hotel features
its own 18-hole golf course overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and guests
can work out at the gym. Those who want to unwind can relax in the Therapeutic
Spa Centre, or have a drink by one of two swimming pools, while children
splash in the kids' outdoor pool or enjoy the play area. Guests can spend
the afternoon browsing several boutiques, then enjoy dinner in Restaurant
Cervantes, which serves Spanish dishes or the Restaurant El Albatros, where
International and French fare is on offer in a relaxed setting with views
of the swimming pool and gardens. Childcare services, laundry facilities
and parking are also available.
The Melia Alicante is a
modern resort hotel located alongside Postiguet Beach and the marina, 50
metres from the casino and 100 metres from Alicante's historic city centre.
Santa Barbara's Castle is 800 metres away. The beach is 50 metres away
from the hotel and a shopping centre is just down the road, 600 metres
away. Family day-trips can be taken to Terra Mitica, a theme park 42 kilometres
away or a waterslide park, Aqualandia, 47 kilometres away. Amongst the
hotel's dining options including the Terra Del Cid, which has medieval-style
decor, entirely illuminated by candles and with arched walkways. The bistro
is also available and has panoramic sea views. Drinks and refreshments
are available at the hotel's piano bar where live piano music is performed
regularly. As well as an outdoor swimming pool and sunbathing facilities,
the wellness centre comprises indoor pool, beauty and massage parlour and
an assortment of sauna rooms. A beauty parlour and hair salon are also
things to do in Alicante by Aaron Hughes
Hotels / Self-Catering Accommodation
10) Explore the Caves of
Surely, one of Spain's most
impressive caves-Canalobre is about 24 kilometres outside the city. Hike
to the top of Cabezon de Oro for a stunning view of Alicante and watch
the sunset from the cliff-tops.
7) Break the land speed record
on Alicante beach…
|9) Relax by the beautiful
Here you'll find everything
you could possibly want to eat, from the freshest Mediterranean fish to
the tastiest paella. Enjoy a glass of wine by the harbour in a modern yet
traditional setting. But do make sure you have an afternoon snack because
most Spanish restaurants don't open until 9.30pm.
8) The famous Santa Faz Pilgrimage…
Spain's second largest pilgrimage
attracts around 200,000 people every year. Early in the morning the crowd
congregates for an 8km walk from the city centre of Alicante to the Monastery
of the Holy Face.
and View to Castillo, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain
Well not quite that fast,
but you can blast along the sand at speeds of up to 40 mph on a block of
wood. Kiteboarding is the latest craze to sweep resorts and is available
in Alicante at www.adventuresportsholidays.com
6) Visit the Bullfighting
Alicante has its own museum
dedicated to Spain's most iconic sport. Bullfighters are on a par with
Hollywood celebrities in Spain. Learn all about the history and traditions
at the Plaza de Toros Museum.
5) Paintballing in Alicante…
Getting splattered by paint
is probably not what you had in mind when you booked your trip to the Costa
Blanca but this could be the ideal adrenaline buzz to banish that sangria-fuelled
hangover. Alicante boasts one of the largest paintball arenas in the Valencia
4) Discover Dinghy Sailing…
Instead of lazing around
on the beach all day, try this fun and social activity with friends and
family. It's a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and is a fantastic
way to top up your tan and stay active at the same time.
3) Make a splash at Europe's
Ride the Rapids and brave
the Black Hole - don't miss the chance to try some of the most thrilling
water rides in Europe. Aqualandia is just 30 minutes drive, north of Alicante,
and makes a great day out for all the family.
2) Lions and tigers and
bears, oh my...
Grab the binoculars and don
your khaki pants (or shorts in this case) for a wild safari adventure.
No, this isn't Africa but Vergel Safari Park near Alicante features lions,
tigers, leopards and zebras to name but a few.
1) Set sail for the beautiful
Island of Tabarca…
It's always interesting to
explore new places, just ask Christopher Columbus or Marco Polo. The Island
of Tabarca lies 11 miles south east of Alicante and offers real refuge
with pristine waters and over 1400 hectares of marine life. Perfect for
a weekend or day trip.
Hotels / Self-Catering Accommodation
|About the Author - Aaron
Hughes writes for Jet2.com, who offer cheap flights to Spain from various
UK airports. Book cheap
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