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...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
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- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Pool and Wellness
Food & Drink
- Breakfast service
- Room service
- Coffee shop or café
- Bar / Lounge
Services & Shops
- Car rental
- Laundry facilities
- Business services
- Luggage storage
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Tour assistance
- Number of floors 28
- Television in lobby
- 24-hour front desk
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Photocopy machines
- Check-in time ends 6:00 PM
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms 123
- Security guard
- Fireplace in lobby
- Multilingual staff
- Check-in time starts noon
- Shoe shine
- Designated smoking areas
- Pets not allowed
- Conference center
- Check-out by noon
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room safe
- Welcome amenities
- Hair dryer
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Complimentary newspaper
- Sewing kit
Internet, TV & Phone
- Direct-dial phone
- Internet access (complimentary)
- Pay movies
- Satellite television service
Rooms & Comfort
- Wake-up calls
- Extra towels/bedding
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Window opens
- Separate sitting area
- Air conditioning
Bath & Shower
- Private bathroom
- Shower only
- Bathtub only
- Complimentary toiletries
- Makeup/shaving mirror
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Explanada de Espana 0.02 miles
- San Nicolas Cathedral 0.09 miles
- Icarus Sculpture 0.12 miles
- Alicante Harbour 0.13 miles
- Fogueres Festival Museum 0.15 miles
- Museo de Belenes 0.15 miles
- Alicante Principal Theatre 0.20 miles
- Gravina Museum of Fine Arts 0.21 miles
- Carmen Plaza 0.22 miles
- Alicante Museum of Contemporary Art 0.23 miles
- Basilica of Santa Maria 0.23 miles
- Casa de La Asegurada 0.24 miles
- Casino Mediterraneo 0.24 miles
- Museo Volvo Ocean Race 0.30 miles
- Central Market 0.31 miles
- Parque de Canalejas 0.35 miles
- Lift to Castillo de Santa Barbara 0.37 miles
- Postiguet Beach 0.41 miles
- Dinopetrea 0.44 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Alicante ALC15m
Hotels and apartments in Alicante
It’s easy to find plenty of cheap flights and hotels in Alicante, because there is just so much choice. When it comes to accommodation in Alicante if you’re looking for a beachside resort or a private luxury villa, you’ll find something to suit your needs and budgets. The attractive seaside town has an inviting charm with its mix of relaxed beach atmosphere and cultural history to soak up. There is so much to do on your Alicante holiday, with plenty of museums, cultural activities, festivals and beautiful nature areas. You can spend the day exploring the castle and waterfront and spend the evening dancing the night away thanks to the Alicante’s vibrant nightlife.
Alicante is the 8th largest metropolitan area in Spain, the town which also operates as a port, is situated in the lively Costa Blanca. For 7000 years the town was inhabited, and today the coastal sun spot is frequented by thousands tourist. The main feature of the town is the Castle of Santa Barbara which is located on the top of Mount Benacantil and sets the scene for a town that is steeped in rich history. In fact Alicante is so memorable that many poets and writers have featured it in their works. And this is all the backdrop to the some of the most stunning coastlines in Costa Blanca.
Where to stay for your Alicante accommodation
Finding cheap flights and hotels to Alicante is the easier bit, the harder part is choosing which part of this beautiful town to stay. There are so many hotels in Alicante to choose from, we thought we’d narrow down your options for you. No matter where you decide to stay you won’t be far from all the major attractions. If vibrant nightlife, historic buildings, shopping and great food is your thing, then you may want to start your accommodation in Alicante search in the Historic Old Town. With gothic buildings, traditional squares, a cathedral and independent boutiques and markets to shop the days away – and it’s only a few steps away from the beach! If you like to be able to open your apartment door and see the sea, there are so many hotels in Alicante that are located on the beach and marina. The gorgeous Postiguet Beach which is located in the centre is popular with tourists looking to spend the day relaxing on the sand. It’s also ideally located next to the impressive marina which is packed with bars and restaurants. You may also want to look into staying in San Juan which is very popular for those looking for a completely family-friendly low cost hotelsin Alicante.
Things to see and do in Alicante
Once you’ve booked your cheap hotel in Alicante, it’s time to start planning what you’re going to do whilst you’re there. And there is so much to do, that you may even struggle to fit it all in. Of course most will flock to the beaches, if you are staying in the centre a tram ride to San Juan is a must if you fancy a quieter beach experience – there’s also a golf course here. And of course, a no Alicante holiday is complete without a trip to the 16th century Castle of Santa Barbara. And culture buffs should head over to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo to see their stunning collection. Those who like a haggle should make their way to Alicante’s market where you’ll find amazing cheeses, meats, fish and vegetables. And of course, if you fancied venturing down to the legendary Benidorm, you’re only a short train ride away from the bright lights and mayhem.
Partying in Alicante
If you’re looking to party throughout your Alicante holiday, you’re in for a treat because there are so many bars and clubs available. With different types of bars to suit everyone’s tastes. You’ll find a vibrant nightlife scene in the area of ‘el Barrio’ which is near the Cathedral. The clubs range from fashionable DJ club sets, live music in pubs to karaoke bars. There’s something for everyone. You’ll also find a lively night scene in ‘el Puerto’ and you can even join beach parties at the kiosks on the Postiguet and San Juan beaches. There is something for everyone.
What to eat in Alicante
Meal times in Alicante tend to be slightly later than the rest of Europe with breakfast typically between 7.30 and 10am, lunch between 2 and 3pm and dinner not being serves until 9-10.30pm. The food is worth the wait with over 100 different rice recipes, which is the base of most of their popular dishes. You’ll also find fresh fish and shellfish and meat that is produced in the nearby mountains. Fresh salads are salty with olives to accompany. You should also sample Horchata which is made with tiger nuts and is incredibly popular in all the bars. Those with a sweet tooth, should sample the local delicacy turron, which made up of almond, honey, sugar and egg whites. You can even get it in ice-cream.
Shopping in Alicante
Now that you’ve got your cheap holiday to Alicante sorted, you’ll be able to splurge a little with some shopping. Famous for its shoes and leather goods it’s a great place to stock up on new handbags. And you’ll also want to take home a little slice of Alicante in the form of wine, chocolates, olive oil and Turron. The beach great for shoppers who want to explore the little curiousity shops on the beachfront as well as those who prefer the well-known trendy brand shops. And of course you’re holiday shopping trip isn’t complete without a trip to the Spanish department store El Corte Ingles
Fast facts about Alicante
- Nearest airport: Alicante
- Flight time from London: 2hr 20mins
- Transfer time: 20 mins
- Language: Spanish
Tryp Gran Sol Reviews
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18 July 2016
Try- Gran sol
Stayed here a few times . Basic clean hotel. Fantastic rooms and views. Very helpful English speaking staff .
The best thing about my stay was...Location very central
15 February 2016
les moon, thirsk england
stayed here several times.the new rooms are great,but was always happy here anyway.well done
The best thing about my stay was...location/new rooms/staff.
14 August 2015
Might as well stay in a Hostel
Nick Heady, High wycombe
Clean room, excellent location, but unfortunately hotel has no facilities and is stuck in a 1970s time warp. Lobby bar was a raised area about 6 foot square with no one working there every time I had the urge to try and get a drink. staff friendly, lifts awful, breakfast Ok if you got there early, if you arrive for breakfast after 0915 be prepared to wait in the tiny area between lifts and restaurant 3 or 4 deep with people jostling to escape the lifts. Awful. Spend the extra and stay at Melia.
The best thing about my stay was...Location
27 April 2015
Lovely room, modern and clean. Great views of the Castle. Location was brill. Right next to everything..
The best thing about my stay was...Location
18 May 2013
Great Location, helpful and friendly
Andrew Parker, Bristol
For location you cannot beat this hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our safe was locked on arrival and a quick call to reception meant it was soon opened for our use
The best thing about my stay was...location
01 August 2012
The worst hotel
THE WORST HOTEL we have ever stayed at. For starters our rooms were not ready when we arrived and we had to wait three hours to be let into our rooms. 2000 Euros got stolen from our room, by (we believe) the cleaner, once the hotel was notified the senior staff were unwilling to help and very defensive. Throughout our two week stay, when ever a complaint was made the staff were quick to defend themselves, two even said ‘this is not my hotel, I only work here’. Most requests were ignored. The air conditioning did not work, despite the fact we complained about it three times during our two week stay and it still hadn’t been fixed by the time we had left. We paid for bed and breakfast. The same breakfast buffet was offered every single day, the choice was very limited and of canteen quality. This Hotel was NOT worth the money or its four star rating (which is frankly a joke), it ruined our whole holiday. Do yourselves a favour and don’t bother booking a single night here.
31 May 2010
D Wadsworth, Mallorca
What a great location this hotel is for exploring the city of Alicante, cross the street and your in the old town with all its restaurants and churches. The views from floors over, probably the 12th floor are fantastic; if you are in one of the top floors it can be a bit unsettling though. We stayed in the Grand Sol for 4 nights, the staff were efficient and friendly enough, the hotel is starting to show its age, the bathroom fittings are modern and the rooms are clean but a little dated. Although we didn’t try the restaurant we found the breakfast to be sufficient with plenty of choice to suit most, easy to have enough to eat to set you up for the day. Overall we had no complaints with the hotel and the views made the hotel one to remember. Unfortunately we felt let down by Alicante its-self, the few locals we met that were friendly and polite stuck out from the crowd, many restaurants were overpriced and the waiters seemed to be just going through the motions. One tip, just behind the hotel is a small garden (portal de Elche), in the centre of this is a very friendly, pleasant relaxing bar/café (Soho), well worth the visit. None of the restaurants in the old quarter play music, this is provided be musicians playing for 5 minutes before moving on the next restaurant, take plenty of change with you or be prepared to say no, the following night the same guys will be around again. Travelling from the airport, the C6 bus from stand 30, drops you almost outside hotel, price 2.60 euro, the buses run every 20 minutes and take about half and hour
19 April 2007
j.hilvert, guildford, surrey
Excellent location & terrific view from room on 23rd floor though no real balcony area to sit out on.. Airport bus, C6 from stand 30, drops you virtually outside hotel at cost of 1 euro! Now for the bad bits! Room very depressing & shabby in terms of fixtures, fittings & furtniture. Bed & bathroom very clean but no toiletries in bathroom. Soap dispenser above baisin & bath very hard to squeexe soap out of! No communal areas to speak of in hotel. I would not stay here again.
05 November 2006
Review of 'Tryp Gran Sol'
Edwards, Pontypridd, South Wales
Spent five days over half term at the Tryp Gran Sol, Alicante. Stayed on 25th floor, the restaurant is on the 26th. The views over Alicante and the marina are stunning. Hotel clean but air conditioning ineffective. It was very noisy and therefore needed to be shut off in order to get a good nights sleep. Thank goodnesss it wasn't in July or August as the heat in the room would have been unbearable ! Some nice shops in the town and market on a Thursday and Saturday morning. You can catch a little train on the front and it will take you to Benidorm, however, you will need to change trains on the way. Plenty of good restaurants in the town and within easy walking distance of the Hotel. A nice town to go for a long weekend.
20 January 2006
Review of 'TRYP GRAN SOL'
Jackie Thompson, Yorkshire
Stayed at the Tryp Gran Sol two females first time in Alicante Dec 2005 for the weekend. It was perfect with the most amazing views of the marina,the beach and the town. Saturday nightlife is buzzing in town and down on the marina,mid week quiet thou in dec.This hotel is perfectly positioned for everything. It is clean, service excellent and the restaurant is classy and with stunning views and great food all in all I would recommend this hotel especially to couples and singles. In fact cant wait to go again in three weeks time :-)
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