We stayed at the Almirante overnight on our way back to Spain after holidaying in Italy. The intention was to get up in the morning, have breakfast and have a look round for the day. These plans were dashed when we arrived about 2pm as we realised that there was precious little to do there! The hotel looks a bit faded and jaded from the outside but the interior was a nice suprise, the rooms we clean and large and each one had a balcony which overlooked the pool/ sea, although this was the first time I had ever seen a hotel lift which started from the 1st floor... diabled people might be at a disadvantage if they cannot get up the dozen steps to the first floor!
The beach is beautiful and possibly gets busy in the season (whenever that may be) but at the beginning of June the restaurants (the few there were) closed after lunch and we had to stroll a good mile and a half to get an indifferent, expensive meal in a Spanish restaurant... should have stuck to Mc Donalds as we passed one of those!
We did not try the hotel restaurant which may have been a better option, hindsight is a great thing.
Loads of building going on all around and situated in a residential area of Spanish holiday flats.
As a beach holiday it must be great but if you want anything in the way of entertainment/ shops/ bars/ evening meals ... move on!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the oceanfront, in the well-known San Juan Beach of Alicante, the Almirante Hotel is nestled within charming gardens and palm trees, facing the sea. Discover the crystalline sea waters of the Mediterranean and the idyllic coastal climate of Spain, only just steps ahead. Recently-renovated guestrooms and crisp modern furnishings, the hotel has just inaugurated 2 new rooms: Premium Rooms and a Suite with a marvelous whirlpool. You may also enjoy a variety of accommodations: Standard Rooms, Oceanfront Superior Rooms (Panorama), and Family Rooms, combined with a private balcony with sea views and outdoor pool views, free high speed Internet access, and a sense of being in a welcoming retreat in the midst of the city. The Pocardy Restaurant serves buffet style breakfast and offers a Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner. Guests may dine indoors or beside the gardens on the outdoor terrace. Easy access to Alicante city and Benidorm by Tram, only 100 metres fom the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Almirante Hotel Alicante Province