Oct 21, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Located along the eastern Mediterranean coastline of Costa Blanca, Alicante is a city teeming with Spanish culture. Referred to by locals as simply "Alicant," Alicante is the second largest metropolitan area in the Valencia region. With its wide streets, seaside promenades, numerous art galleries, al fresco eateries, and vibrant nightlife, it's easy to see why this destination is a favourite among travellers.
The city's most popular hotels are located along the seafront; here, guests enjoy unobstructed coastal views -- particularly in the area around Plaza Puerta del Mar, where a number of upmarket hotels line the marina. There is also a good selection of hotels in Alicante's Old Quarter and in the city centre near Plaza del Ayutamiento. While accommodations are plentiful in Alicante, hotels tend to fill up quickly during the high season, which runs from June through August. Your best bet for reasonably priced accommodations during this time of year is to book your stay well ahead of your trip.
The Plaza Puerta del Mer on the eastern coastline is home to a number of mid-range hotels that offer hundreds of guest rooms overlooking the beach and marina. A few good choices in this area are Sercotel Hotel Spa Portamaris, Meliá Alicante; and TRYP Alicante Gran Sol Hotel.
In Alicante's Old Town district, and above the Explanada de Espana promenade, you'll find a few more mid-range offerings, including AC Hotel by Marriott Alicante, Hotel Maya Alicante, and TRYP Ciudad de Alicante. Guests staying in this area will find themselves in the heart of Alicante's action and close to some of the best restaurants in the city.
In the city centre -- particularly around Postiguet Beach -- you'll find another good selection of reasonably priced accommodations with the added benefit of staying near the beautiful San Juan de Alicante marina. A few good hotels to consider in this part of the city are Abba Centrum Alicante Hotel, Gravino Cinco, and Luces de Catedral.
For travellers on a tight budget, Alicate's various camping sites -- located along the Alicante coast -- offer a cheap alternative to hotels and other types of accommodations. A good example is El Molino, which is situated on San Juan beach and is easily accessed by bus. Further budget accommodations can be found at Albergue Juvenil La Florida, located approximately 2 kilometres west of Alicante's city centre. The building, usually a student residence, operates as a youth hostel during the high season.
Luxury accommodations in Alicante are provided by a number of high-end hotels, the most notable of which is the stunning Hotel Eurostars Mediterranean Plaza. The hotel, which is actually a converted 18th century mansion, sits on the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, opposite the town hall. Among the amenities and services guests at this hotel enjoy are concierge services, a rooftop terrace, gluten-free dining options, and free WiFi. Another great luxury hotel in Alicante is Hotel Hospes Amérigo, which features upgraded rooms, a Mediterranean restaurant, a tapas bar, and a rooftop spa.
We’ve been in Alicante several times and always have a great time on its beaches, historic locations, restaurants and nightlife!
A beautiful city steeped in History with the Castle overlooking the city. Great for shopping and lots of lovely restaurants to try, not forgetting the beautiful beaches.
The city of Alicante, so much to see, castle on the hill, marina, shops, restaurants, tapas bars, fair on the seafront, market sheds open daily
Alicante is only 1 hour driving from Beniqueen. Great night life and wild choices of eating in terraces in the centre.