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Hotel Albahia 3.0

Alicante, Costa Blanca, Alicante Province

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Pros

  • Quiet, modern property with fresh, mostly white color scheme
  • Across street from the ocean and abutting a nature reserve
  • Fresh, airy rooms with flat-screens, desks, and hairdryers
  • Seasonal outdoor pool overlooking ocean
  • Nine tennis courts (fee) and bright gym
  • Restaurant serving tasty buffet breakfast and dinner
  • Lounge with pool table and video games
  • Bike and motorcycle rental
  • Wi-Fi and parking are free

Cons

  • 10-minute walk to the nearest true beach
  • 10-minute drive from center of Alicante
  • Some Standard Rooms have views of a stone wall
  • No in-room fridges and safes require a fee
  • Fee for use of tennis court

Bottom Line

The 93-room Hotel Albahia is a fresh and modern three-pearl property set between the sea and Serra Grossa nature reserve, a 10-minute walk from the beach.  The center of Alicante is a 10-minute drive, or a nearby tram provides transportation in about 30 minutes. Minimalist rooms are bright and airy, outfitted with flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and hairdryers. Unfortunately, they lack mini-fridges and safes cost extra. Additionally, while some have lovely views of the Mediterranean, others face a stone wall. There are nine tennis courts (fee), a seasonal outdoor pool, game room, and minimally equipped gym. The all-day restaurant serves a well-reviewed buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner. Travelers wanting to stay in Alicante proper should consider the upscale, beachfront Melia Alicante, though rates are higher.

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Scene

Bright, minimalist hotel with views of the road and ocean beyond

Hotel Albahia is a bright, modern property with minimalist interiors that are mostly white and airy. The boxy exterior with inconsistent awnings in various colors doesn't make a great impression, but spaces inside are contemporary and clean. A bar has floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views, white-leather armchairs, and chairs with geometric cutouts. The restaurant is similarly decorated, though a bit more utilitarian with its eggshell-white plastic chairs and black tablecloths amid bare walls. Outside, the terrace is vast and ill-utilized, with lots of empty space and views of the hotel’s two car parks and several of its tennis courts. It does have a seasonal lap pool with limited loungers, and a small bar with umbrella shading. Overall, the affordable rates lure a crowd of primarily couples and friends who don't mind being outside the center of Alicante. 

Location

Outside of Alicante proper, a 10-minute walk to the nearest beach 

Set along the coastal road between Alicante proper and the beachside suburb of Playa de San Juan, the Hotel Albahia is in a quiet area a bit removed from the buzz. At the hotel's back is the Serra Grossa nature preserve. Although across the street from the ocean, it's a 10-minute walk to the nearest true beach. It's about a 10-minute drive to the center of Alicante. There are a few shops and restaurants nearby, but Alicante’s center is home to far more. The popular 18-hole Alicante Golf course is just over a 10-minute drive. Expect drives to Alicante Airport to take 25 minutes by car, and those to Murcia-San Javier Airport to take around 80 minutes by car.

Rooms

Light and modern rooms with either sea or brick wall vistas

Rooms at the Hotel Albahia are decorated in the same clean, minimalist fashion as common areas. Expect light wood flooring, bare white walls and modern furniture, and violet throw pillows and bed runners for splashes of color. Although perhaps a bit bland, everything is clean and has an airy feel. Most rooms have views over the hotel's terrace and toward the sea, but some of the Standard Rooms face a stone wall. Rooms are spacious and functional, with desks, flat-screen TVs, and air-conditioning, and upgraded rooms add small sofas. Superior rooms have furnished balconies. Bathrooms are decently sized and have large, walk-in showers in all expect for Family Rooms, which have shower/tub combos. Hairdryers and free Wi-Fi are provided, but mini-fridges are not. Safes require a fee.

Features

Nine tennis courts, a seasonal pool, and sea-view bar

The Hotel Albahia has a decent list of amenities, including nine tennis courts that overlook the ocean. Unfortunately, use of them requires a fee. At the end of the row of tennis courts is a big lap pool that's only open in the summer and has limited loungers. A bright gym has just a handful of equipment, including free weights. No entertainment is provided for kids, but there is a game room and lounge with a pool table, retro arcade games, and a PlayStation. 

Breakfast buffets and a la carte dinners are available at the restaurant, although the former receives more consistently positive reviews. A snack bar is outside on the terrace, occupying a small wooden hut next to umbrella-shaded dining tables.

Both bikes and motorcycles are available to rent from reception. Wi-Fi and outdoor parking are free.

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Address

Calle Sol Naciente 6, Albufereta, Alicante, Costa Blanca 03016, Spain

Also Known As

  • Albahia Tennis and Business Hotel
  • BEST WESTERN Hotel Albahia

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