Having booked online for the first time as I had previously used package holiday firms this was a bit of a trip into the unknown, and travelling with my parents for the first time in 35 years there was a high expectation! I needn't have worried. While discovering that the fountains were no longer there, this was the only downside of the whole trip. A warm welcome waited at reception and a very efficient check-in meant we were quickly in our rooms which my Mum and Dad were delighted to find that theirs had a Whirlpool bath! A drink in the bar revealed that prices were very reasonable and then it was off to sample the food which proved to be fantastic. A plethora of buffet stations offering a wide range of high quality dishes to cater for the broad range of nationalities staying at the hotel and both breakfast and dinner offered plenty of variety. Entertainment in the evening was something of a curates egg and curiously late but put a smile on everybody's face and created anice atmosphere among the guests. However it was during the day that the entertainment team came into their own, organising lots of things to do for all ages in and out of the pool. Many before me have mentioned the sparcity of space around the pool but the week we were there, provided you were out to reserve a sunbed at 9.00am (when access was allowed) and took up your space by 10am then all was fine, and it was nice to see hotel staff removing the towels of anyone who hadn't taken their sunbed by the time the pool was filling up. The hotel is nicely situated for the local area and provides a shuttle service to the beautifully appointed promenade whether for the beach or just to admire the view across the bay. This proved to be the perfect distance for a pre-dinner perambulation back to the hotel for dinner, with several refreshment stops at the wide range of friendly bars along the way. There is also easy access to the local bus service which runs along the coast and to Altea for the weekly market. Whatever you are looking for from a holiday I would heartily recommend the Albir Playa, though a little bit of me wants to keep this absolute gem a secret for a bit longer.
Room 534 has a whirlpool bath.
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