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Holiday Inn Alicante - Playa de San Juan
Ranked #42 of 50 Hotels in Alicante
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The room was very clean and the beds were quite comfortable but would be better if they weren't on rolling wheels as it did slide around a bit if I moved!
There is a safe in the room which is easy to use however I was shocked to find the people before had left expensive jewellery in there! I handed it in to reception with the room number and really hope this got back to them.

The pool area was quite nice and there is a small cafe for refreshments. Nothing special but decent.
We didn't eat in the restaurant so Cant comment on the food there instead we went to a local restaurant that was quite cheap compared to the restaurants by the beach.

The beach is a five-ten min walk and is really lovely.

The staff were lovely and friendly and even though their English wasn't perfect they were still able to help.

Cab to the airport was approx 30 euros.

Overall had a lovely holiday and would definitely go back to this hotel. The only thing I didn't like was the location as it wasn't very touristy so didn't have many shops and was quite quiet but we wanted a short quiet break very close to the beach so it was perfect.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel is about a 5 minute walk to the beach which later on in the season was quiet with plenty of restaurants to get a Drink at.

Has a good, if a bit shallow, pool which catches the sun for the vast majority of the day. Free wi-fi was a definite plus for this place too.

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We first arrived to the hotel and we were greeted by welcoming staff, extremely polite and efficient. But we ended up getting a twin room, not ideal for a couple whatsoever! especially after requesting a double.
We enjoyed the swimming pool ( except the sunbed that collapsed ever other minute which drove me insane) other then that very clean. Woman at the pool bar was very nice! Right beside the beach which was great.

THEN, to my dismay,on the third day arrived at the hotel room to find that the door could be just opened from the outside without a key...thankfully nothing was missing! I then went to reception where I was told we could stay in the room for the night until it was fixed in the morning ( i thought she was joking as it was only 6 in the afternoon) but she was not!! Not having any of this I asked to change rooms... I didn't mind too much as I was taking it easy being on holidays and all not stressing and what not.....Until, we arrived at the room, it stank of smoke, and was built for disabled access so there we're assistant bars in the shower, on the toilet and in the room! Very romantic...now thinking of it the bars in the shower could have came in useful for extra curricular stuff ;)

We asked to move immediately and were then moved to a room which was right beside our first room (not impressed as they had tried to flog us off to a disabled assisted room that they obviously were just trying to get rid off). Not assisted what so ever in the moving of bags in the middle of our holiday we had to collect all our stuff and set up shop in the new room allocated to us...finally a double bed!

Can't flaw it all.. as the staff we're extremely nice, well situated( if your looking for the beach) not nightlife, like me and the whole hotel was kept very clean our rooms were cleaned every day!

Room Tip: specify a double if your looking for a double...expect a twin if you don't!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Roxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed here for the last two nights of our holiday prior to our flight home from alicante airport. We had a hire car so this fitted in well as the hotel had large free car park and was only 35 mins drive to the airport.Rooms were large clean and spacious the only downside was there was a slight smell of smoke in the room. Well located 10 mins walk from the lovely beach area,15 mins drive into Alicante which is well worth a visit. Nice pool. Breakfast fine. Evening meal fine. Free wi fi all in all good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Not really my style but picked up a room for a few nights on lastminute.com as a "secret deal". Very friendly reception made for pleasant check in but room was as expected....Holiday Inn.
Rated the location as a 3 but depends on your needs. If you want beach, tourists it's a 10min walk away. Town with good restaurants are 20min by tram.
Got a great rate and would recommend for a family looking for affordable getaway option.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Had 2 days at this hotel which was well served by bus and tram. All up to the usuall Holiday Inn standard with only one complaint. You could not close the curtains! The rails on each side of the window only ran half way across the opening. A design flaw that should have been seen to when the hotel was new. Very clean and unusall to find such a well maintaiuned outside swimming pool

Room Tip: There seems to be a new part - ask for that
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This hotel is in a quiet neighbourhood of Alicante just 5 min walk away from San Juan beach. The hotel seems to be from the eigthies but has been partially refurbished. We had one of the newer rooms in the "tower" which was quite nice and spacious. We had breakfast in the restaurant (12 € per person) which was quite ok but every day the same. The atmosphere was not overwhelming. There is a litte pool with sun loungers. Towels are available but no cushions. There is also a small gym but half of the machines are broken. The staff is in general friendly and helpful. A tramway stop is not far away and you will be downtown in 20 minutes at very low cost. Free WiFi is available with good performance but does not work everywhere in the hotel.

Bottom line: The best features of this hotel are the incredible low rate (off-season) and it's closeness to the beach.

Room Tip: Make sure you get one of the new rooms in the tower.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn Alicante - Playa de San Juan
Address: Avenida Cataluna 20 | Playa de San Juan, 03540 Alicante, Spain
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Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Alicante
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Alicante
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Alicante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Alicante - Playa de San Juan 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Holiday Inn Alicante-Playa de San Juan is located in a quiet area, just 400 meters from the spectacular sandy beach Playa de San Juan and only 5km from the centre of Alicante with easy access to other locations like Alicante Golf Course, shops, restaurants and other local attractions. This hotel is ideally located both for short breaks and holidays as well as for the business travellers visiting Alicante. Our comfortable 126 rooms are decorated in a fresh mediterranean style with parquet floors and equipped with air conditioning, television and satellite tv, minibar, safe deposit box and private bathroom. The hotel facilities include free parking and Wi-Fi in all the public areas as well as in 50% of the rooms, swimming pool, children's pool and playground, gardens, gym, sauna and paddle-tennis court (available at a charge). Our Restaurant Tamayo offers a wide selection of local dishes to tempt your appetite. We also have available our Bar serving drinks and snacks. The Holiday Inn Alicante-Playa San Juan has Seven Conference Rooms with daylight and all the necessary equipment to hold every kind of event. Our dedicated team of professionals will ensure that your meeting is a success. Look up our family packages including sports and extras for the childrenWe look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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