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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DorsetBob Ideal for the Airport
Like all Holiday Inn Express hotels, this is really designed for one night stop overs and, for that, it is more than adequate. It is ideally placed for the airport, less than a 5 minute drive away. If you actually want to visit the town of Alicante, you would do much better to choose a hotel in the town.
The non-smoking room that I had was a good size and clean and comfortable. It did have a, sort of, sea-view, although obliquely and with a good part taken up by the back of the Ibis next door! My only criticism was the choice of TV channels. The list in the room included BBC and CNN, but they certainly were not programmed into my room's TV. The only stations with any content in English were the Disney Channel (yuk!# and a Discovery channel.
The "Great Room", that houses reception, the bar and the restaurant is somewhat soulless, with the layout of the restaurant tables being reminiscent of a school canteen. The staff, however, were very polite and friendly.
The buffet breakfast is adequate with rolls, slices of ham, cheese and spiced meat, cereals, fruit, small croissants etc and a machine for endless coffee. Thankfully, on weekdays it is available from 6.30 am.
If you are an IHG rewards member #it's free to sign up, so what have you got to lose!# you get free Wi-Fi in your room.
I expect that I will stay here again when I have an early flight.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grapow This is always excellent value!
We simply love spending as many evenings in Alicante City Centre as we can, as its home to our favourite restaurant anywhere (El Portal).
Having a very affordable hotel, such as Holiday Inn Express simply increases our chances to enjoy this wonderful (and relatively) un-discovered City!
November 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RDW1 Location
Not a good location it was fairly close to city center 10 euro cab ride but it was across the street from the train tracks and nothing else around.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blackman43 great staff; comfy beds; sea view great value
As always ,this hotel comes up trumps without even breaking sweat. To book at such short and be so satisfied is a compliment to all involved
October 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Milano Worst Holiday INN Express I have stayed in
I stay in hotels every week. I chose this hotel because it was reasonable to the airport and I have come to depend on getting a decent room at Holiday inn Express. There were no upgrades for Gold members. The inside and outside were in shabby condition. All of the furniture was extremely filthy. They linens were threadbare and had a Kris Hotel name. I would not stay there again or recommend this hotel. This is not holiday Inn Express quality even for their oldest properties.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Macmod Comfortable hotel near sea and city with value for money
- Value for Money
- Breakfast included
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeanbee Overnight
I stayed only one night here but was most comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable and the food extreamly good. I am intending to use this hotel when i return Excelent value for money
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bcswans Cristina sets the standard in Alicante
We booked the hotel en route to Valencia for the Swans' Europa Cup tie at the Mestalla and thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay.
OK the hotel is not centrally situated but it does afford superb views of the sea and is only a 10 euro taxi ride to the city centre and the airport.
On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Cristina who checked us in very efficiently and answered all our questions with an assuring air of confidence. Even though we arrived late in the evening the restaurant produced a very tasty meal at a reasonable cost with the accompanying drinks sensibly priced.
Extra English language channels on the TV and hot cooked food at breakfast would have been appreciated by those of us from the UK.
Overall, very impressed, so much so that we plan to return in the not too distant future.
September 22, 2013