If only all hotels were as good as this one, traveling to Spain would be even more delightful! It is modestly classed as 3-Star but that does not do justice to the friendly and comfortable ambience of the hotel. There is a lovely open-plan bar cafe which has an outdoor street-side section for people watchers. There are tasty snacks on the menu there all day. The resturant serves breakfast buffet, sit-down lunch and dinner serving from what we call a non-threatening menu; part Spanish and part northern European.
I must comment on the extremely friendly and knowlegable Receptionists who seem to know everything you want to know about! For instance they changed out room for us last year (shower/bath requirements) on the spot and with no fuss. The rest of the staff are quietly efficient and never 'in your face'. Other hotels please copy. Because of the interesting tall and narrow design of the hotel, all the spotlessly clean rooms face out to the pool area and the welcoming sea beyond that.
And what a sea and beach it is. Just accross the road from the hotel is the longest beach I have seen with miles of white sand, covered loungers, showers and toilets and plenty of on-the-beach resturants. Even in June it was nearly empty as this whole area, called St. Juan, is really a quiet Spanish frequented district.
Back to the hotel again and to one of its winning features. Right outside the door is a stop for the local bus into Alicante Town and, best of all, the new electric Tram service. This is a wonderful way to see this corner of Spain as the Tram goes both into Alicante town and in the other direction it travels for miles along the coast. It visits lots of small sea-side towns and even as far as Benidorm and beyond. It is low-cost and you can hop on and off as you please.
I highly recomment this hotel, I have no business connection with it of course and I am returning to it again, in fact to the same room which they arranged on the spot - with no fuss!
Karas, Dublin, 2010.
- 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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