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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.
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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
Alicante Holidays & Hotels
Hotels in Alicante
Alicante is a vibrant beach city and historic Mediterranean port in Spain. It is the gateway to the Costa Blanca as well as the capital of the province of Alicante. So, if you want a mix of historic sights, beautiful beaches and spectacular shopping then Alicante is a perfect choice for your next holiday.
Alicante has many wonderful places to stay during your holiday and you can choose from hotels in the historic Old Town or purpose-built resorts close to the miles of beautiful, sandy beaches. Alternatively, you can stay near the airport, which is just 11 kilometres from the city centre and provides a good base for exploring the wider area.
Where to stay
Historic Old Town
As well as many historic sights and great medieval architecture, the Old Town offers plenty of boutiques and markets, plus hundreds of restaurants and a vibrant nightlife for those holidaymakers looking to keep busy. It is also well connected for adventures out of the city and, best of all, it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.
The old town offers a range of places to stay from boutique accommodation to international chains and cheap hotels and hostels.
Alicante beaches and marina
As the sun nearly always shines in Alicante you can’t go wrong with a resort near the beach. Places to stay near the beach and marina include small family run hotels and larger chains with extra facilities such as pools, spas and gyms allowing you to get some R&R whilst on holiday. The beaches also have plenty of family-friendly restaurants nearby.
There are plenty of places to stay around Alicante airport and these offer a good base for exploring the region, with good connections to destinations including Torrevieja and Benidorm as well as Alicante’s major resorts. The accommodation here are budget friendly with plenty of international chains and cheap resorts that still offer great accommodation and plenty of facilities.
What to see
Alicante province is famed for its miles of golden, sandy beaches. It has 244 kilometres of coastline and the sun shines for 320 days of the year so you will get plenty of opportunity to soak up the rays.
San Juan is the central beach in the city and has beautiful golden sand and sparkling seas. The beach is also great for watersports including surfing, scuba diving and kayaking. A charming boulevard runs the length of the beach and offers plenty of places to eat.
If it’s history or culture you’re looking for, the castle of Santa Barbara is a towering structure at the heart of the city. Here you can find artefacts dating back to the Bronze age as well as from the Roman Empire. It's worth the climb for the spectacular views but there is a lift if you are feeling laid back. The Cathedral San Nicolás is in the heart of Alicante Old Town dates from the 1600s. Visit it for the striking Baroque interior and the altarpiece by Nicolás Borrás.
There is plenty to do late into the night in Alicante. You could have a drink at one of the many beach bars, visit a theatre or a casino or dine out in the chic marina. There are lots of cultural events, such as fiesta's and carnivals to enjoy too. so look out for these.
What to eat
The old town is the ideal place to head out to eat if you are looking for traditional Spanish tapas in beautiful medieval surroundings. The marina is another popular place for dining out; it has a range of traditional and modern restaurants so consider tasting the local paella here.
There are also plenty of beachside restaurants that are family friendly and offer a range of seafood, grilled meats and pizza. There are more upmarket restaurants here too if you fancy splashing out on some exquisite local seafood dishes.
The region is famous for its leather goods, so Alicante makes a great place to shop for shoes, belts and handbags. Alicante is also famous for its great food, including chocolate, nougat, olive oil and wine. On Sundays, you can head to the weekly antique market to pick up a more unique holiday souvenir of your stay.
Fast Facts about Alicante
- Hours from London: 2 hours 30 mins
- Transfer time from Alicante Airport to the city centre: 15 minutes
- Time Zone: GMT + 1
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Average price of a domestic beer: €50
- Average price of a bottle of wine: € 10
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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