If all you need is an inexpensive room/base (or want to play lots of tennis) then this is fine. If you are looking for a nice hotel with a beach and lots of places within walking distance then this isn't the hotel for you.
Positives-large clean room and bathroom (because of the exterior your expectations are very low so the room looks great upon first inspection-but it is ok)
Close to tram stop
No pool until Sunday 1st June (day after we leave). Wasn't on website through mobile devices and did explain this when we arrived that the reason we booked here was because we thought it had a pool ( and it was cheap- remember, you get what you pay for and in this case you certainly do). Reception asked for me to take a screen shot of this on my phone and email them which I did- the outcome a mention,I think, of the word sorry from 'duty' manager the next day- she will inform the web designer (nothing else).
Some noise from trams (from early in the morning)...it's not a quiet hotel and yes the walls really are that thin!
Not much choice for hot food at breakfast (pastry/breads/cheeses all fresh and fine if you want to have continental).
Looks awful from the outside (I had read the reviews but even that didn't prepare me when we arrived). The hotel is underneath a large, old and tired apartment block. Inside is much better.
On route to the tram/beach there is a small supermarket. The beach (5-10min walk) was lovely, very clean and quiet. (But no amenities-maybe until 1st June?). There were a small selection of bars/restaurants/shops under the bridge up the stairs on the right. The walk to Alicante beach was a little longer (about 30mins). Do explore the streets that run at the back of the main road in Alicante (opposite the marina area) a plethora of cafés, restaurants and squares. Far nicer than the seafront restaurants.
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