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Hotel Accommodation in Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain

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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 Mediterranean port.
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 hotels
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Hotels in Alicante, Valencia, Spain
AC Alicante
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. 
Eurostars 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 access.
Hesperia 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.
Hesperia 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.
Holiday 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.
Hotel Albahia, Alicante
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. 
Hotel 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. 
Melia Alicante
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 open daily. 
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Top 10 things to do in Alicante   by Aaron Hughes

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10) Explore the Caves of Canalobre…

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.
9) Relax by the beautiful Marina…

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.
Marina and View to Castillo, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain
Marina and View to Castillo, Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain
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7) Break the land speed record on Alicante beach…

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

6) Visit the Bullfighting Museum…

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 region.

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 biggest waterpark…

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.

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Latest update: October 1, 2012