Me and my partner had a last minute weekend break away in Alicante staying at the Melia Alicante. We hadn't paid for transfers in advance but we got the taxi there and back which was 20 euros each trip, not bad in comparison to quotes to Gatwick that we'd have got at home!
The hotel always looked clean, the food in the restaurant for breakfast was nice with plenty of choice, although we didn't eat there for lunch or dinner, instead choosing to venture into the town to get something to eat. There are plenty of cafés if you want some light lunch, and there are some great restaurants serving tapas and sea food inside the harbour if you don't fancy walking too far, the swordfish is definitely recommended. On our last night we decided to try an Italian restaurant and pizzeria for something different, where the food was superb and the service was excellent. If you fancy a drink afterwards there were plenty of bars open until late around the harbour of various types from chillaxed vibes through to louder clubby type bars, all good in their own ways depending on what you're after.
The beach next to the hotel was generally kept very clean from what we saw and the cost of the sun beds were reasonable. Even better that it was right next door to the hotel!
A couple of minor things happened whilst we were there, we booked a double room in advance to arrive and get given a twin room, so after complaining we got what we had booked. Another thing is, although it was no problem for me as I can speak a reasonable amount of Spanish and always brush up on the language before I go anywhere, some of the hotel staff speak limited or no English except at the concierge desk, so it is worth brushing up or learning some in advance, which I only see as polite when visiting a foreign country anyway.
Overall, very pleased with the standard of the rooms, food, the beach, and things to do in our weekend in Alicante, and we would easily book again for the weekend. A week may be too long to see everything around unless you go further afield.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Meliá Alicante has been open since 1973 and provides 545 rooms, all outward facing with views of Postiguet Beach or the marina. The hotel perfectly combines service for both business and leisure guests. Amongst its magnificent services and facilities, the hotel has 12 meeting and banqueting rooms with a maximum capacity for up to 550 people, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, solarium, activities programme for children (in summer) and different dining spaces. The hotel also offers the exclusive The Level service (for adults only), a range of superior services and facilities, such as private reception and private breakfast buffet, and infinity pool for The Level guests with stunning sea views. The rooms are equipped with a welcome gift, bathrobe, slippers, pillow menu, bathroom amenities, kettle and the ironing of one item of clothing every day free of charge. The Level Junior Suites also have a Nespresso coffee maker, bathroom scales, iron and ironing board and Loewe bathroom amenities. The hotel also offers free WiFi and ADSL internet, as well as computer and printer services in the hall (with charge). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Alicante Hotel Alicante
- Sol Melia Alicante
- Alicante Sol Melia