Before leaving home we read the reviews of this hotel and we ended up worrying that we had made a bad decision. Thankfully our concerns were eliminated by our experience during our stay.
We travelled with Saga and as usual we received excellent service from them.
CONS. The beach is made up of pebbles and not ideal for just laying on. To hire two beds and an umberella will cost you 13 euros a day. You can, as we did, get a bed in the hotel gardens (free) although there is not much space and not an abundance of beds.
SERVICE. The reception staff all speak fluent english and are very helpful. Restaurant staff work extremely hard and werennonetheless very pleasant. The bar staff at the Saga bar (Free bar) were OK but sometimes sullen, however the service was good.
ROOM. Spacious room with twin beds, corner sofa, old TV (provided all we needed), writing table, balcony with sea view and an excellent bathroom that my wife wanted to take home. The rooms are serviced daily.
FOOD. This was one of our concerns after reading reviews. The selection for all meals was considerable. We had no problems. What you have to accept is that ingredients are cooked the Spanish and is therefore different to what you are used to. Overall we were well pleased with the options on offer.
LOCATION. Right on the beach and good place to walk along the promenade. You can get a bus round the corner to Benidorm for one euro fifty. You can walk to Altea (about 25 minutes) where there is a lovely church at the top of the town where you will find bars and restaurants and beautiful views. There is a train station in Altea town where for four euros twenty five (return) you can enjoy an hour and a quarter trip through the mountains to the resort of Denia that we would highly recommend.
ENTERTAINMENT. A duo perfomed songs on most nights and were professional. On two nights there were other acts. The dancing pair we saw were up to the standard you see from the professionals on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
If you book a holiday here you shouldn't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Kaktus Albir Kaktus Albir Hotel has been inaugurated in summer of 2003 and is situated just in front of the Albir Pebble Beach, in Alfaz del Pi, at only 8 kms of Benidorm, touristic capital of Costa Blanca, and 60 kms of the Airport of Alicante. It's only 10 meters from the beach, and in the old town you'll find a lot of shops, restaurants and bars. It's 10 kms from Benidorm bus station, which connects with Alicante, the airport and the rest of the coastal area, it's the perfect place for relaxing and exploring the area. We've an exterior pool for adults and children. In our roof terrace we have a second pool, that not only has wonderful views, in the winter season it is heated and covered. In the roof terrace you can also find sunbeds. The hotel has also bar service, four lifts, air conditioning, heating, and private parking. In our hotel you'll find a nice and helpful staff.Restaurant with Buffet all services: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner . We have a Sailor's Buffet : Seafood and Fish, British Buffet and also a Special Spanish Tapas Buffet every Saturday evening. In our night Club we have Live Music 5 nights a week and several International shows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Kaktus Albir Costa Blanca, Spain