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“Beautiful weekend break!”
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Melia Alicante
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Alicante
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful weekend break!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

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.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Mr. Richard,

Thank you a lot for taking your time to share about your experience and sensations in our hotel with other Tripadvisor users.

We are extremely happy and proud to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you had such a good impression with our exclusive service, where our commitment is to give to exceed all your expectations by offering our best service and attention.

For your next reservation, do not hesitate to contact with us and we will do our best to cover your preferences.

All our team looks foward to meeting you again!

María Tomás
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Easy to arrive, in center near the port, and good atmosphere.
Very friendly people. To rest calm and relax nearby the Mediterrean see.
Good food inside and nearby. You will not find an excuse for not going.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Mr. Paulo,

Thank you a lot for taking your time to post a comment and in this way to share with other Trip advisor’s users about your experience in Meliá Alicante. We appreciate your amazing words about our hotel.

The entire staff is looking forward to welcome you back again in the near future!

Kind Regards,

María Tomás
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Excellent hotel right on the harbour with spectacular views and a minute walk from the beautiful beach.Has it's own pool with two lounge areas and fitness suite. Do wish they had kettles in the room for tea and coffe Takes around 15 minutes taxi ride from the airport for 20 Euros or 7.50 Euros on the bus. Breakfast was excellent standard with plenty of choices. Plenty of local places to eat - worth walking into Old Town for food, cheaper than the beach front - If you like a Latte ask for Coffee with Milk.

Take a trip to Aqua Land, Benidorm on the train - great fun.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Mr. Berman,

First of all we would like to thanks you for the time that you have spent sending us your comments.

Your nice review will help others travelers that would like to come, so I would like to present you all of my appreciation.

I remain at your complete disposal and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards,

María Tomás
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice hotel facing the sea this might be something, but be aware that the level is not what you may expect.
The gym is really very small, there is often a weird smell which makes exercising not really comfortable. The room I had was fine, but I had to pay an upgrade to get it.
The service at check-in and -out is really cumbersome and slow. Nothing you would expect at a business hotel.
The spa, which isn't part of the hotel, but in the same building, is to be avoided. Prices are not low and the service is really just average. A manicure and pedicure is done without base and top coat, so literally it won't hold longer then a day or two.

Overall I wouldn't recommend the hotel.
Only plus the deck chairs and swimming pool.

Stayed June 2014
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Mr. Mitochi,

Thank you a lot for having trusted in us for your last visit to the city and for give us your opinion about your stay with us.

We are very sorry if your stay with us did not meet your expectations. Be sure that your comment will help us to keep improving our service and product.

We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in order to provide the best of our service to make your stay more comfortable.

Regards,

María Tomás
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel right on the harbour with spectacular views and a minute walk from the beautiful beach. What more could you ask for. Has it's own pool with two lounge areas and fitness suite. Takes around 15 minutes taxi ride from the airport. Even the breakfast was excellent standard with plenty of choices. Amazing stay!!!

Stayed May 2014
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Mr. Scott,

Thank you for having trusted in Meliá Alicante for your last visit to the city and for being so kind to share your comments about your stay with us.

Please do not hesitate that it makes us extremely proud to know that we managed to exceed your expectations and that you had a pleasant stay with us.

The entire team will be very glad to welcome you soon!

Yours sincerely,

María Tomás
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

As part of a business trip I and my colleagues stayed few days in this hotel. The location is great next to the beach with lots of restaurants around. It is about 15 minutes walk away from the city center and the breakfast was great with lots of lots of options. The staff were very helpful too.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Mr. Marko,

Thank you very much for so kind review and also for sharing it here with other travellers, we are sure it will be very useful for them.

We wait for you to come back to Meliá Alicante.

Best regards,

María Tomás
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Largs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is a really good quality hotel from the Melia chain, located in the prime location in Alicante. It is sandwiched between the main beach and the new Marina area and is in easy walking distance of all the attractions of the old town. Huge range of restaurants within a few minutes and the main shopping areas just a little further.
The public bus C-6 runs every 20 minutes from the airport and the stop is right outside the hotel. The same stop is used to return to the airport as the bus is a circular route also including the main rail station with a flat fare of 3.85 per journey. From the hotel it is also an easy walk to the local rail station to Benidorm and Denia. There is also a tram through Alicante with a terminus again outside the hotel at the end of the main promenade.
Buffet breakfast in the hotel is first class and there is also an a la carte restaurant available. Over the summer the hotel is also offering a buffet dinner.
Premium Rooms are very well furnished and presented with style and flair on the 3rd floor but some other floors may not be so attractive. The 5th floor contains 'The Level' where for an even higher price, several complimentary facilities are also available.
One drawback is that there is only a rather small swimming pool and sun terrace but with a huge beach and ample sunbeds available right on the doorstep, this is not really a problem. The beach also has big areas where there is no charge. It is very popular with locals but there always seems to be plenty space for everyone. Swimming is excellent with very watchful lifeguards on duty. There is also a reassuring and friendly police presence along both the beach and the wide, attractive promenade.

Room Tip: Well worth the extra for the added style, comfort and finish of the Premium Rooms on the 3rd floor...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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MeliaAlicante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Melia Alicante, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear guest,

First of all, many thanks for taking your time to share with other Tripadvisor users about your experience in Meliá Alicante.

We are hugely pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided and were impressed by our Team. Their passion to deliver above and beyond and to exceed our guest expectations every day is the reason why we are proud of our profession.

We hope you visit us again and of course we will be very pleased to welcome you.

Kind regards,

María Tomás
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Property: Melia Alicante
Address: Plaza del Puerto 3, 03001 Alicante, Spain
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Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Alicante > Ensanche Diputación
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Alicante
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Alicante
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alicante
#2 Luxury Hotel in Alicante
#4 Business Hotel in Alicante
#5 Family Hotel in Alicante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Alicante 4*
Number of rooms: 545
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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