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Review of Hotel Castilla Alicante

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Hotel Castilla Alicante
Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
Lucca, Italy
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

This Hotel is very good. nothing fancy, nothing luxurious but very well located and clean. mine (#502) was a very spacious room with a very large terrace. we have dined one night sitting on the terrace. Wifi works perfectly. Parking is really free and on site. The stuff is not so "happy and friendly" but it's ok. rooms are not overlooking the beach but i think it is better otherwsie they would be too noisy. maybe during thte summer this palce (the hotel, all the hotel and the San Juan plage) must be very "crowded" and noisy. In november i have enjoyed it, the beach is really beautiful.

Room Tip: ask rooms at the end of the corridor the ones with the big terrace. the others along the corridor ha...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We stayed here for just one night as we were flying out of Spain from Alicant (had been staying in Valencia for the MotoGP). This was a cheap hotel but it far exceeded our expectations for its price. The girl on the reception was very helpful with directions to the airport, where to eat and where to park our hire car. The room was very clean, a good size, great hot powerful shower. We had a balcony, overlooking the pool and the sea a little way off. Definitely would come back here for a quiet family holiday. Not at all what I expected. Thought it would be roudy and common but it wasn't at all. Breakfast included and was good.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 210 which was not too high up and overlooked the pool. Nice and quiet
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Heather M
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Dorking
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

I found the hotel excellent. Room a good size and comfortable. Staff helpful & spoke English. Breakfasts excellent including scrambled egg & bacon. We had 2 dinners in the hotel and the food was fine. Our room was on the 8th floor (our request) and we had a side sea view from the balcony. Location great - near an excellent beach with promenade, lots of shops and restaurants nearby, quiet and felt safe, bus and tram to Alicante pass hotel entrance and costs €1.25 each way to town centre (20 mins). This isn't a buzzing town centre location, more residential which we preferred. Excellent restaurant Los Charros nearby for a special occasion.


The only problem we found was that the restaurants in the vicinity open for dinner at 8.30pm - 9pm. This is normal for Spain but later than we wanted to eat. Many restaurants in Alicante are open at all hours so it is easy to eat before returning to the hotel. In fact we ate a couple of times in the hotel since they would serve the dinner menu in the bar from 8pm (the dining room opened at 8.30pm). Can't put bar / restaurant on the hotel tab but can pay by card.

Room Tip: Based on other reviews, we requested 8th floor & had side sea view. As an added "bonus"...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walpole, New Hampshire
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96 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

A block away from the beach, a bus stop in front of the hotel, a metro stop nearby. It was great to have a balcony with a table and chairs, from which we could sort of view the sea. The staff was very helpful and friendly. It was a surprise to us that there was not a fridge/minibar in the room, nor was there a hairdryer! Also, although this is a beach town and the hotel has a pool, they do not have a towel service for use at the pool or beach!
They do have a snack bar and restaurant, good but a bit pricey. But there are plenty of restaurants nearby. Wifi was a bit spotty.

Room Tip: take the bus into the old town and visit the Castillo. The views from up there are stunning.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Petersburg Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

Very nice hotel near to the beach San Juan that is quiet place and not crowdy like the beach in Alicante. Spacious rooms, all facilities inside exept hairdryer ( ask at the reception), various breakfast, cheep menu del dia for lunch and dinner, swimming pooll and other sport facilities ( SPA at a dictance of 500 m), friendly multilingual staff, good value for money for 3 stars hotel! I strongly recommend to all categories of travelers!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

Chose the hotel last year when staying in the area. Great location, ideal for beach, shops and restaurants and local transport. Arrived about 10:30 in the morning and was lucky our room was ready.Reception staff lovely and friendly as were the rest of the staff. Nice clean room overlooking the swimming pool. Rooms were cleaned everyday and bedding/towels changed on a regular basis. There appeared to be more business people than holiday makers and very few families. Breakfast was good-nice range of food so could always find plenty to eat.
Excellent value in a great neigbourhood and close enough to Alicante for shopping and nightlife.
Top tips learn some basic spanish not everyone in San Juan speaks english!
Use public transport from the airport - its quick,cheap and easy

Room Tip: the rooms overlooking the swimming pool were nice and sunny
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lelol_10
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Sydney
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

Couldn't of asked for a better hotel in the San Juan area than the Castilla Alicante. It is relatively easy to get to the hotel with public transport, but the taxi is relatively inexpensive as well. The room was quite spacious and had a balcony (i am pretty sure all rooms have a balcony). The room was very clean the entire time my companion and i were there and towels and toiletries replaced everyday. I'd also recommend the buffet breakfast because there is quite a bit of variety of foods on offer, including cereals, hams, yoghurts, hot food etc. The hotel is also in close proximity to quite a few restaurant so you will never go hungry. There is about 50m separating the hotel and the beach so you can easily walk through the side street to go there unless you would rather the privacy of the hotel pool and a nice relaxing sun bed. Staff are also friendly. Would definitely consider staying here again if returning to Alicante. Very nice for the price you pay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Castilla Alicante
Address: Avenida Paises Escandinavos 7, 03540 Alicante, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Alicante
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Castilla Alicante 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Castilla Alicante is a three star hotel that has been certified with the "Q" of Quality trade mark. The hotel has been recently renovated. It is located in the city`s north and placed in a charming environment. Only 50 metres from the beach "San Juan Playa".Wich has been awanded a blue flag. A few minutes drive from the citycentre , the much filmed "Ciudad de la Luz" , the Airport "EL ALTET" , the Exhibition Centre ( IFA) ,The theme park "Terra Mitica" the ,"Terra Natura" off the A7 / A31,and 300 metres away is the Golf course " Alicante Golf ".Hotel Castilla Alicante has 155 rooms, all recently redecorated and are equiped with full marble bathroom, large balconies , satellite TV, telephone, internet connection, safety deposit box ( optional) and the majority have sea views. The rooms majority has free wi-fi connection under availability .All rooms have air conditioning and central heating .There are also non smoking rooms alarms.Hotel Castilla Alicante is a suitable location to combine business, sport and leisure, where relaxation and rest are guaranteed.Moreover, we have conference rooms and banqueting with suites varying capacities (350-25 people ) , a restaurant with a capacity of 300 people , swimming pool, childrens play area, undercover parking, a terrace with a cafe-bar, a Cafe lounge with a TV area, a limited room service, a laundry service, a florist, excursions, a ticket service, car-rental available at reception, Green Fees reservations and information about the golf courses . Close to the hotel, there is an office for local shows, Commercial Centres, restaurants, pubs and high speed wi-fi connection on the main floor. Full equipped kitchen of our own specialised in Home made and mediterranean cooking. ... more   less 
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