Hotel Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar
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It's about a 20minute drive from our villa to the local beach of Arenal in Javea, once you arrive your greeted with lovely white golden sand, clear turquoise water and a beach front promenade full of small shops and restaurants. After being dropped down by bobby we found our way to a small stretch of the beach relatively clear ...
... restaurant. Upon heading out to said restaurant we quickly discovered that it was actually closed much to the confusion and bemusement of the group. Suddenly rather randomly a welshman driving a black bmw pulled up beside us and directed us to a spanish restaurant he highly recommended, hidden, just across the street. We took his advice and proceeded to this place and sat down to be served by a ...
... there after by his friends, a couple from Australia, Paul, known as Geezer and his wife Renee. We then walked down to where our slightly irate spanish bus driver was waiting. The journey to our villa in the 'nearby' town of Javea took about 45mins and we arrived to be warmly greeted by another couple, Duncan (Tash's dad)'s friends, Bobby and Sally. All in all, not too rough a journey but bed was very well received that ...
... be going next. I discovered that the post office was open on Saturdays until 1pm so as soon as Sverre came back with no luck with the dry cleaners, we went off to the post office. It took a while but with the friendly help of the post office worker who didn´t speak much English, we packed up our clothes, bags and souvenirs and sent them off home. Phew! Now I can make definite plans for my next step. I was originally planning to go to Barcelona, San Sebastian, then onto ...
... leads to a Romeo and Juliet style area. It was heaven! We walked up and down the steep roads to the supermarket and were amazed even more by the abundance of fresh food, meats, fruit and veggies, cheeses and of course bread! We got some things for lunch and dinner. When we for back to the villa I had the most amazing cheese and salad sandwich on the tastiest, softest bread. Sverre was really craving egg sandwiches but it turned out that we had no gas ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar Alicante
I stayed here for two nights for the orientation to my study abroad. It was perfect in every way!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar Alicante
Firstly, I notice there are mixed views on this hotel, obviously you cant please some people at all they always want more! But after just arriving back after 5 nights at the Porta Maris, which I booked over the telephone and read peoples reviews I still thought I was making good choice - will go one better - made an excellent choice. Could not falter anything about the hotel. Reception staff extremely helpful, and always theres at anytime to assist, the bar/sea view from bar/breakfast area spectacular. The room was very clean, modern and comfortable. The room was cleaned daily with towels provided. My room overlooked the sea and the postiguet beach area, castle also sighted from balcony. I did not go in the pool, spa, jacuzzi - but if Id wanted to it was all FREE and pass provided at reception. I will most definately use the facilities next time. Hopefully, I do intend to return to this hotel with no hesitation whatsoever. I also have never done a review before, but thought this would be very helpful to any one considering staying at the Hotel, if they want a pleasant, clean hotel and friendly this is the one. This definately is, in my opinion, the quality of a 4-star not 3 star - without a doubt. I just didnt want my holiday to end, but I will be back.
I noted the recent reviews and some of them, I am afraid, reveal that some peoples expectations are sometimes set too high and that they may be looking for faults rather than looking to 'chill-out'.
After studying TripAdvisor comments I had felt this was the perfect hotel for a 3 night stay in Alicante with my daughter. I booked directly with the hotel and made them aware I knew there was better rates available on the Internet, but negotiated a good room which I felt was more important. If this was a good room, I would hate to see a bad one! The hotel is designed (70's style) to maximise rooms, and not light or space, and we were put in a sea view room, that had a very limited view of the sea and a very large view of the ugliest building next door ( the Melia ). At no stage in the day did the tiny balcony get any direct sunlight. The room was small, albeit clean and fairly comfortable. However, there was a terrible smell of tobacco - the hotel does not apparently have any no smoking rooms.
My wife and I stayed in this hotel for two weeks in September.The location is very good, with views of the lovely city beach and the backdrop of the
This is my second stay this year in the hotel... this time at high season. I had a regular room with a view of the beach and found this to be much quieter than a portside view room... although no sun on the balcony in the evening which you do get on the other side.
I visited Alicante in June for the first time, seeking a short weekend break in the sunshine. I booked at the last minute (Weds to leave on Fri) and found the hotel on a number of sites via this website.
We checked into this hotel after suffering two nights at the Hotel Melia Alicante, which is next door. The Melia Alicante didn't have air conditioning in the rooms so we were so pleased that the ac worked brilliantly at the Spa Porta Maris. The entrance up the escalator to the hotel is very tropical and cool. The staff speak English well and are very friendly, and efficient.
I am a single traveller who went to Alicante for a long weekend winter break, the hotel exceeded all my expectations with a wonderful large modern double room for single occupancy, regardless of where you are located in the hotel you have a balcony with sea views, one side overlooks the marina and the other the beach. The staff were extremely helpful and everything is spotless, the breakfast is sumptuous in a room that appears to hangs over the sea, the only downside is they do not have a restaurant but given that you are right next door to the newly refurbised marina area there are an abundance of excellent fish restaurants just across the road. The old part of Alicante is only a five minutes stroll away with all the atmospheric tapas bars cramming the narrow cobblestoned streets. Everyone has flown to Alicante at some time, you really should take time to stop there for a mini break, it has a lot to recommend it.
great 3* .. all amendities .. NO noise in room .. seaview, hairdryer, adsl connex, tv, minibar .. beds comfy, breakfast varied, staff VERY helpful .. only went to alicante coz easyjet flys there .. but got a tan and bathed in the sea end of april .. so go for it .. only downer was the hotel's café in the evening .. one lady staff doing resto service AND room service .. too much to cope with .. i complained .. and didnt pay for that evening's meal .. entrance to spa wellness inclusive in room price DON'T forget ur flip-flops .. i did (coz i wasnt told) and they wont let us in without .. otherwise u can buy them for Eur 3.- a pair .. we were 4 ppl so we didn't .. i would go again and HIGHLY recommend this hotel .. gave it a 4 and not 5 rating .. merely coz of the resto incident & flip-flop forget - lol .. hasta !!! pic is view from our room ..
We liked it!
We just came back from the Spa Porta Maris, in Alicante, which is classified as a 3 Star Superior. It's definitely very good value for money. Modern, clean and more like a 4 star standard. Location is perfect for beach and old town. Breakfast is good. The view from the breakfast room is stunning. All the bedrooms have a sea view and balcony. Staff is polite and helpful. Also there is a fantastic spa/treatment centre attached, at extra charge. If you consider Alicante as a holiday destination don't look any further! Just book the Spa P. Maris! Also you are right at the Harbour: plenty of restaurants and bars! We liked Alicante as a town: the castle and old town are a must and shopping is great too!