6 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"The Hotel is lovely, for a getaway. Reception staff very friendly, however, bar staff not helpfull at all and not very friendly. The food in the hotel was atrocious. Had a tuna biguette that was full of oil, very poorly prepared. Would not recommend this hotel for anyone looking for all inclusive or bed and breakfast. "
- Travel date: 31st May 2009
My daughter and I booked a last minute b...
"My daughter and I booked a last minute break to top up our tans. We choose Easyjet because we could choose how many nights we stayed and weren't confined to 7 or 14 nights offered with a package holiday. The Albahia Hotel is about a 10 minute bus ride out of Alicante and my heart sank when I saw it. It was like a 1970's tower block (as were all the other buildings in the area), reached by walking down a steep crumbling pathway from the busy main road. To be fair the Hotel wasn't as bad on the inside, the reception was small and basic and the staff were efficient and pleasant and our booking was in order. We were given directions to our room which was on the ground floor, two floors down from the reception and was at the end of a very long corridor which had no windows and resembled what I thought the inside of a prison might look like. The room itself wasn't too bad, small, dark, and basic but clean. The bathroom was quite nice. Our window looked out onto a cliff face so very little light got into the room, couldn't even see the sky! The maid cleaned every day and changed towels and even bed sheets which was a pleasant surprise as we were there for only three nights. The back door of the hotel led directly out a dirty paved desolate area which reeked of cat pee!! That night we discovered why - loads of cats! The view along the coast was the most depressing I have ever seen - shabby decaying concrete tower blocks covered in graffiti and crumbling dirty pathways. We had to take the bus into Alicante to eat and shop and find a decent beach. I wasn't impressed by the City either. I'm not a grumbler by nature and put up with a lot as we always book last minute and quite often go allocation on arrival, but this was my first time on mainland Spain and definitely my last!!"
- Travel date: 23rd September 2007
Had a week in Alicante and it was fabulo...
"Had a week in Alicante and it was fabulous. Outside this hotel is a marvellous beach with fresh clear water and white sand, a limited choice of eating establishments but very good food with competitive prices and more than anything choice. It was good to be with local people as well who were very kind and friendly, and very supportive as my Spanish was very basic! However the only complaint we had unfortunately was the Albahia hotel. At 6.30 each morning from our room, we could hear the staff above us setting the tables for breakfast, moving things around and shouting at each other, then when guests arrived at 7.30 it sounded as though we were at a fairground. Nightmare. After having spoken to reception, which were very sympathetic and helpful we exchanged rooms, but we could still hear from the second floor all the rushing around in the morning and throughout the week were rudely awaken and constantly interrupted. We decided to go half board a good way to save money we thought. But had to spend more by eating out often than planned. Hotel mealtimes were terrible. Food was cold and uncooked, un- presented with no choice and everything came with chips! Which in a foreign country I would have expected to be introduced to a choice of regional food. All the cold food was warm even the ice cream. Service was terrible, and we had to put up with very rude waiters, they clearly hated their work and had no people skills at all. I would NOT recommend this hotel, to anyone. I wouldnât give this hotel any stars at all! I will not be rushing back here. But will be sure to visit Alicante again in a more pleasant hotel."
- Travel date: 26th June 2007
"We have just arrived back from this hotel and were very dissapointed. The surroundings are very dirty and crawling with cats which soil the dirt tracks loosly called paths. The hotel has NO swimming pool and a tiny beech which you would not want to go near. This realy spoilt our holiday as there was no where to sit and relax. There is no shuttle bus and the walk to the public bus is very steep and uphill. If you are limited with your walking do not go here. We were there a week and only had cleen sheets on the last day. I would not recomend this hotel to any one, and we feel that a 3 star hotel should have a fridge in the room. Would we go again? NO WAY!"
- Travel date: 16th August 2006
"Dont stay here . It is a pit . Photos online look fine but dont be fooled this is way more Hostal than Hotel . The Hotel is off the edge of a cliff in a pit, close to nothing , although it say's 50 metres to the beach it is actually the sea and within the 50 metres ate grotty old tennis courts and a walkway that stinks of urine...... really. In the room the bathroom and bedding were clean but the carpets were grubby and a large suspicious looking stain sat upon one of the chairs......yuk. The worst thing was the aircondtioning , despite being on for hours it didnt make an ounce of difference, it was soooooooooo HOT , Ihad to keep having cold showers just to stay alive . The carpark is not secure it is just a dust bowl out front. The service at reception was non existent . Dont waste your money staying here , you would be better off sleeping in your car. Oh the only luxury item in the hotel is a shoe shine machine next to the lift on every floor , I dont think they work as the carpet is filthy."
- Travel date: 30th July 2006
This was a very entertaining holiday, to...
"This was a very entertaining holiday, to say the least. When I was asked by a group of work colleagues to start thinking about our summer vacation, I immediately became excited and began arranging visits to my local travel agents. The first and final was Thompson travel. They hooked me up with a 7 night stay in the lively city of Alicante in spain. The holiday was a real bargain at Â£421 PP in peak season. It was worth every penny. Four lads in two conjoined rooms with partying as our primary mission. A lovely place where all age groups can go and better still, can get along. Bars, Clubs and beautiful beaches for the young, and picturesque scenery, boa trips and restaurants for everyone. A wonderful location and a brilliant holiday. Would recommend to anyone looking for fun!"
- Travel date: 9th February 2006
Top traveller tips for Hotel Albahia
"Restaurants are all great, just avoid eating at Albahia hotel"
"Lovely beach holiday area"
Hotel Albahia is also called
- Albahia Hotel
- albahia hotel alicante