Hotel Spa Porta Maris & Suites del Mar
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So here's an update after another month. I flew back to do 2 Irish reviews and for the second one it drizzled every one of the 4 days & the river next to the hotel gradually rose & the adjacent golf course flooded. The golf course is one of the main features of the hotel's business model too. I then caught a 12 hour journey home as the snow …
I have a room with Jen and Jenni, they are both named Jennifer so they compromised quickly. I took a shower first thing and then fell asleep. I woke up just in time to go to dinner with the group. We went into the city and ate at a cute restaurant. We had salad, bread, wine, french fries, and the group had all kinds of meats. Since I'm pescetarian …
We finally made it to the hotel!! Too tired to write much, gotta take a shower.
It is surprising how quickly the time flies by! We've been busy and finally it feels good to have some time to be at home and relax a bit. Even some time for blogging!
We've returned to our mountain hiking group. We feel so fortunate to have joined this lively group of walkers. Lead by Bill and Roger who organize the routes and meeting points ...
We left Florida and automobile ownership behind a few months ago. We have never wanted to own a car in Sweden, their public transportation system is excellent and we are able to travel with little difficulty. On the rare occasion when we need a car Lotta or Lennart have been kind enough to loan us the use of one of theirs. In fact when we were driving Lennart's Volvo last month Lars started to think about ...
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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!