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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal El Trovador

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Hostal El Trovador
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Altea
Els Poblets, Spain
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“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed there for one night in August for the fireworks. We didn't expect much as it is a Hostal and was quite cheap but we were very surprised. The rooms were big, airy, clean and comfortable. We even had memory foam mattresses, haven't had them in 4 star hotels. The staff were delightful. Very helpful and friendly. They didn't speak English but why should they we are in Spain!! Free locked car park and a terrace overlooking the sea from where we watched the fireworks. Breakfast was continental and good. Very good value for money, enjoyed our stay. Thanks to all the staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

El Trovador is on the outskirts of Altea, down the main street, across the bridge and about a kilometre towards Calp on the right. It's not fancy, more a bar/restaurant with rooms, but ideal if you are looking for reasonable, clean accommodation in Altea. There is private parking and it is right on the beach. You will need swim shoes (jelly shoes) if you want to get into the sea as it is very stony.

It is about ten miinutes walk into town, and the road is busy with a poor footpath, so careful. The rooms were fine, clean, modern and spotless with air conditioning that worked well. The wi fi only really worked in the bar area, the signal was very weak in the bedrooms. El Trovador is a family run business and a few words of Spanish will help. Altea, as a town is popular with Spaniards and has a lovely laidback feel to it. Make your way uphill to the old town and the church plaza for some great restaurants in the steep lanes.

Room Tip: Room 101 has recently been redecorated and was very nice.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed at El Trovador for 5 nights and found it to be really good value. Rooms were cleaned daily, towels changed and beds made. Staff were friendly and helpful but don't speak much English. There was a good sized balcony with a washing line, table and chairs.The Trovador is right on the beach, so is ideal if you love the sea! Food was reasonable and you can get a Menu Del Dia for 9 euros, which is 3 courses and includes wine. Snacks and drinks are reasonable. It's about a 10 minute walk into town, 5 mins to the train station and as stated before, 1minute to the beach. Be aware tho that the beach is pebbles, so you need sea shoes, and if you have children, you need to know that it shelves steeply so is not suitable for non swimmers. The beach about 10 mins walk away at La Olla is more gentle, but stones again so the sea shoes are a must! You can pick them up from one of the Chinese shops in Altea for a few euros.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Hostal El Trovador
Address: Cap Negret, 15, 03590 Altea, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Altea
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Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Altea
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Number of rooms: 17
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