Nine-minute walk from train station and 20 to the beach
Well-maintained rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and hairdryers
Some rooms come with furnished balconies
Restaurant serving continental breakfasts and a la carte dinner
Rooftop solarium with loungers and pretty views
Modern gym, massage rooms, sauna, and steam room
Lobby decorated with pieces by local artists
Business center with meeting rooms and pleasant library
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Secure underground parking (fee)
Single Rooms are tiny
Some rooms have dated decor
Majority of rooms do not have terraces
Wi-Fi can be spotty
The abba Centrum Alicante is an upper-middle-range hotel is set a nine-minute walk from the city center and train station, and 20 minutes from the beach. The 148 rooms are spacious -- aside from tiny Single Rooms -- and well-maintained, with modern bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi, but few have balconies and some have dated decor. The hotel does not have a pool, but rather a rooftop solarium and a large internal courtyard shaded by a pergola, both of which offer plenty of seating. A restaurant serving well-reviewed food, massage rooms, a gym, sauna, and steam room complete the on-site facilities. Guests looking for access to a pool may wish to consider the AC Hotel Alicante by Marriott.
Contemporary hotel showcasing local artwork and pretty views from rooftop
The abba Centrum Alicante is a bright and smart hotel decorated throughout with dark-wood panelling on the walls, sleek marble flooring mixed with rich brown carpets, and furniture in shades of white and gray, plus chrome accents. The large and airy lobby is decorated with an eclectic and ever-changing range of artwork by local artists, which at any point might include large, arresting statues, surreal paintings, and tiny stone carvings. The restaurant's design is in a similar manner, with dark wooden rafters on the ceiling, cream sandstone wall tiles, and unusual paintings on the walls. The large and bright space, made more intimate by its division into smaller areas with dividers made of whitewashed tree branches. This room leads to an internal courtyard with a number of sofas and tables, sheltered somewhat from the elements by a heavy pergola. Given the sophisticated vibe of the property, guests are primarily couples, followed by business travelers.
In the center of Alicante’s commercial district, a 20-minute walk from the beach
The hotel is centrally located in Alicante’s commercial district, with a number of shops and restaurants nearby, including a branch of the department store El Corte Ingles -- a six-minute walk away. The train station is nine minutes away on foot. Alicante’s Old Town, the Barrio de la Santa Cruz, is a 13-minute walk, while the Port of Alicante -- the site of heavy combat during the Spanish Civil War -- is a 17-minute walk away. The beach, Platja del Postiguet, is a 20-minute walk or a nine-minute taxi ride away. Both the Alicante Golf Course and the El Plantio Golf Course are 15 minutes away by car, while Murcia is an hour’s drive away. Expect transfers to Alicante Airport to take 15 minutes by car, or 28 minutes by train.
Bright, mostly modern rooms with flat-screen TVs and up-to-date bathrooms
The abba Centrum Alicante’s 148 rooms are mostly modern, with varying decor by category. Some have neutral decor that's stylish and attractive, while others are outfitted in basic honey-tone wood furniture, a deep-red accent wall opposite close-up plant photographs, and old-fashioned linens. Most rooms are spacious, except for the tiny Single Rooms that clock in at 19 square meters (204 square feet). The 27-square-meter (290-square-foot) Standard rooms have enough space for an armchair, large bedside tables, and a full-size writing desk. Guests have reported that the beds are extremely comfortable, and Executive Rooms and Suites all have queen-sized beds. Junior Suites make room for a separate lounge room, while fully fledged Suites have two separate, interconnected bedrooms. The majority of rooms lack balconies, but all Suites have large terraces.
Cream-colored bathrooms are clean and light, equipped with a shower/tub combo -- except Single Rooms that have a shower stall -- bidet, magnifying mirror, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Executive Rooms and Suites add bathtubs with hydrotherapy jets. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a minibar.
Large rooftop solarium and interior courtyard, plus all-day restaurant
Guests seeking sun are able to head to a large rooftop solarium carpeted with fake grass, and offering views over the rooftops of Alicante and out toward the hills. There is also a sunny interior courtyard with comfortable sofas and dining tables, leading out from the hotel’s restaurant. The eatery serves a continental buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner -- both of which receive mostly positive reviews. Just off from the lobby is a small, tastefully decorated library lined with lots of books for borrow. A spa facility has both a sauna and Turkish bath, and offers massage and beauty treatments. Additionally, there is a modern gym with a handful of cardio machines and free weights. For business travelers, 12 different spaces can be booked for meetings. Wi-Fi is free throughout, but it can be spotty in areas. Underground parking is available for a fee.
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