The ancient port city of Alicante, Spain is the entry to the Alicante region and has been an important port to travellers from ancient times. In the distant past, it was frequented by Barbary Pirates and provided entry to conquering forces from the Latins to Moors. Nowadays its deep safe harbour provides a great stepping off place for travel in the region and it a popular city for cruise ships. As such, the hotels in the area run the range from reasonable family vacation spots all the way to luxury get-away accommodations. Alicante’s warm semi-arid temperatures are a comfortable setting for old Spanish/Moorish style rooms to be open to the sun, but there are also contemporary accommodations close to nightlife.
El Plantio Golf Resort is an inclusive resort catering to golf enthusiast. Whether you want to take a break from your cruise ship to play a day or two of golf or have come to see Alicante itself, El Plantio is a relaxing place to stay.
The Golf course itself is set up to be the centrepiece of the resort and the focus here is nature. The course is 750,000m2 of land with over 45,000 native trees specially selected and cared for. There are two golf courts with one having 18 holes par 72 championships and the other having 9 holes par 27. The golf course is one of the first to use the new, environmentally friendly technology of recycling cleaned sewage from the estate. There is a golf practice area, 2 approaches, putting green, clubhouse, restaurant and dressing rooms with spa. Professional instructors are available for hire.
The guestroom suites at El Plantio Golf Resort are more like flats with 2 or 3 bedrooms, and ensuite kitchens, living and dining rooms. All accommodations have patio views of the golf course. Decorated in a comfortably modern style the rooms are all tile with flat screen television and two ensuite lavatories. The complete kitchens have everything you need for cooking and baking as well as basic seasonings. Flat screen LCD televisions are in all rooms and free Wi-Fi is available.
A restaurant waits onsite and free daily breakfast is available to all guests at 5 am, before the restaurant opens to the public. This is an excellent time to start the day and prepare for either golfing or start your sightseeing and shopping in town.
The Resort is on the ocean and has 200m2 of coastline for guests to enjoy. Full concierge service is available and laundry and storage as well as safes both ensuite and in the main building are available to guests. El Plantio Golf Resort has two outdoor pools for guests. A gift shoppe is open daily.
Car rental is recommended as El Plantio is a bit outside of the city proper and not on major transportation lines. Parking at the Resort is free to guests. Friendly staff members are helpful and good resources for the area. The El Plantio Golf Resort is reasonably priced at about 45 € night.
The Pension Les Monges Hotel is located in downtown Alicante. This Hotel was originally a Pension with only four rooms on the main floor. The owners recently renovated and the enlarged “Hotelito” or guesthouse. The historic building façade too was renovated to restore its architectural beauty. Each of the 18 rooms has been modernised, keeping some of the old characteristics like brick and metalwork intact. Each room is decorated differently and while small, are very comfortable and has all amenities, including ensuite lavatories, mini bar, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen televisions.
There is a bar and café on site where guests can eat a self-service breakfast. Online prices are not available, as the hotel prefers to book directly. However, prices are reasonable being around 65 € night.
Being located downtown is a great advantage to sightseeing and shopping, as well as nightlife. Central to bars, clubs and restaurants, the beach is also within walking distance. City transport is located close, although there is no hotel parking available. This is a Hotel designed with people on the move in mind. Families are welcome, but it is not well designed for long-term family stay.
Located in the centre of Alicante, the Eurostars Mediterranean Plaza is a luxurious and romantic hotel to plan your holiday stay. It sits right on Postiguet Beach and also within walking distance of popular shopping and restaurants. It’s the perfect choice for almost any type of holiday you’d like to plan for. From beach relaxation to site seeing, Eurostars Mediterranean Plaza is an easy start point.
The guests’ comfort is paramount at the Eurostars Mediterranean Plaza, with its 24-hour reception and concierge services, making guests accommodations quite easy. The hotel also books its own vehicle rentals. There is a restaurant and room service available on-site. A breakfast buffet is served daily and gluten-free options, as well as vegetarian dishes, are always available.
Each of the 50 guestrooms have free Wi-Fi and satellite television. Full amenities in room and ensuite lavatory. Spa and sauna are on site and laundry can be serviced as well. The hotel has meeting and conference rooms if you need to schedule them for business or pleasure. The hotel can accommodate your event whatever it may be. Free parking is available for guests.
The rooms are decorated in a comfortable non-assuming style and each guest room has its own unique view, some of the city, some of the beach and still others of the Town Hall Square. There are also rooms available for smokers. The rooftop terrace boasts beautiful views of Alicante and is a great place to relax in the afternoon as sun sets. Rooms run about 40 € night.
Centrally located and just a brief walk from the RENFE train station, this hotel is a budget-friendly hotel will singles, doubles and even shared dormitories for short or long-term stay. Even with its modest accommodations, free Wi-Fi, breakfast and a rooftop terrace are included.
For best prices and services it recommended that you book direct and not through an agent. If you value quiet, try requesting a room overlooking the Town Hall Square and high up. If you are planning on taking advantage of the nightlife yourself try the city view rooms.