Alicante is a bustling city on the east coast of Spain located approximately 20 minutes from Benidorm and an hour from Valencia. This coastal city has a population of just over 330,000 and is the second largest in the Valencian community. Due to its location on the east coast, historical buildings and gorgeous golden beaches, Alicante is one of the most popular holiday destinations in this region. Thousands of tourists flock to Alicante and its neighbouring towns during the summer months, particularly from Europe.
Due to its aforementioned popularity, Alicante has a wave of hotels, apartments and guesthouses that holidaymakers can stay in - but which hotels provide good value for money and allow you to escape on the cheap? The following 5 hotels are some of the cheapest (but still quality) to be found in this beautiful city:
Hotel Daniya Alicante
This hotel is located just out of the city centre approximately 10 minutes drive from the main promenade and port. The exterior is clean and modern, as is the reception area and amenities - this is the epitome of quality without cost. Facilities include a restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness centre and garden. Guests can also benefit from free WiFi and also a shuttle bus that travels to certain locations within the area. All the main attractions within Alicante are either a 10-minute drive or a 20-30 minute walk but the immediate area has plenty of shops and restaurants.
If you are looking for a low-key hotel situated in a great location, the Hotel Cervantes is a perfect choice. You can find this charming hotel in the centro district and it is only a short walk from attractions such as the Central Market, San Nicolas Cathedral and Carmen Plaza. The interior is undoubtedly basic, but the rooms are well-maintained, clean and have everything you need. Aside from a fantastic location, this hotel also has free Wifi, air conditioning and a restaurant with bar and lounge area. If you aren't bothered about staying in a luxury hotel and prefer a great location and atmosphere, why not try the Cervantes?
The Estudiotel is your typical high-rise hotel block but it does offer both a fantastic price and a superb location in the heart of the central district of Alicante. This hotel might not look the most appealing from the outside, but it has a wonderful decor inside and the rooms are all beautifully maintained with quality furnishing and fixtures. If you head out of the hotel, you can walk only a few minutes to the Placa de Los Luceros and the Bulevar Plaza. This hotel does also include breakfast, but there are plenty of cafes and delicatessens you can eat at for little expense.
Hotel Gravina Cinco
The Hotel Gravina Cinco is possible one of the best-located hotels in Alicante and this is undoubtedly one of its best features. Situated only a stone's throw from the main beach and the harbour, you can literally walk everywhere. Despite its awesome location, the price of this hotel is simply fantastic and it is definitely one of the best choices for a cheap getaway. The hotel decor is charming and the rooms contain modern furnishings too. If you are having a self-drive holiday, there is also dedicated underground parking which is always a plus.
TRYP Ciudad de Alicante Hotel
Another fantastic hotel in the heart of Alicante and only a short walk from the beach and the main attractions in the city centre. TRYP Ciudad has a cool and retro style and you can find random motorbikes in the lobby for example. The whole hotel feels modern and contemporary with a nice contrast of neutral and bright colours. The rooms are simple but again modern and clean with laminate flooring and comfortable beds. If you don't want to dine out, this hotel has a bar and lounge and also a breakfast service. Furthermore, there is a computer station, free WiFi and air conditioning in all rooms.
There you have it - 5 fantastic hotels in the heart of Alicante that won't break your bank balance! This region of Spain is a beautiful part of the country and for those who want to take a quick and cheap holiday to escape the stress of everyday life, these hotels will serve you well! Don't forget that Alicante and Valencia are also great places to experience a self-drive holiday so check out Drivalia's car-hire service for this part of Spain!