5 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We took a gamble to book this hotel but what a find! Lovely clean, tidy, spacious. Breakfast was lovely, best coffee I have tried! Hotel reception spoke good english and was helpful. Rooms lovely, nice balcony to enjoy sunset. Located in residential part Alicante, which meant it was quite at night. 2 mins from gorgeous beach. Pool was deserted during the day, again fabulous. Huge supermarket, bars, restaurants etc 5 mins walk away. Ideal location for a quite and peaceful hotel. Got taxi from airport 15 euros, but if you have time, get bus from outside airport (E6) to Alicante marina, then bus (21 or 22) to directly outside Hotel. Total journey costs 4 euros. Bargain and you sightsee as well. We looked at other hotels but this one was much more value for money. Book via internet. Because of location you will need to speak a little spanish, take a phrase book, mine was used a lot. But dont be put off, you can always point!"
- Travel date: Fri 17th of November 2006
Clean, friendly and modern
"The Castilla is excellent value for money if you're looking for a convenient, clean and modern hotel with friendy and efficient staff. We got a late deal and lthough it was slightly out of the centre of 'shopping' in alicante, the bus service was frequent and reliable and cost less than 1 euro to get into the marina and main shopping area hosting stores such as Zara and Mango. If you want a quiet, clean hotel, on the outskirts of the centre then Castilla is ideal. Be careful with Taxi's from the Airport, we got stung with nearly 40 euros but it should cost 25 max."
- Travel date: Sat 15th of April 2006
Clean and Spacious
"This hotel is actually in San Juan Playa, not Alicante, so we were constantly taking taxis everywhere. It's only 2-3 minutes to the beach, which is nice to walk on at sunset, but during the day you have to pay for absolutely everything. 3 euros to sit under an umbrella!
The rooms were big and clean, with an outdoor deck with a table and chairs. The beds were really comfortable, too.
Lots of tourists stay here, and one night there were some really loud (possibly drunk) people in the room next to ours. I went downstairs and complained to the staff, who were very helpful and called them to tell them to quiet down.
The only bad thing about this place is the restaurant. For 12 euros you get stale plain breadsticks and plain, greasy food. Good food is very hard to come by in this part of town it seemed."
- Travel date: Mon 10th of April 2006
Good Hotel, Excellent Beach
"We have stayed at Hotel Castilla Alicante a couple of times.
The hotel is above average, with nice rooms and decent service. The breakfast is OK (for Spain), and you can eat pretty well in the cafe attached to the hotel. There is a fair size pool, with a small seating area. However, the real attraction of the hotel for us is the excellent San Juan beach, which is less than a 5 minute walk away.
There is a reasonable selection of restaurants in San Juan. Bizarrely, many of the restuarants will not serve you coffee after your meal in the high season (as they are so busy), which I have never encountered before. Alicante is a 15 minute bus ride away if you feel the need to shop or eat somewhere a bit more adventurous.
Recommended - although be warned, this is predominantly a Spanish holiday area, and you probably need just a bit of Spanish to get by!"
- Travel date: Thu 9th of February 2006
"I like this hotel located in San Juan around 8 KM from alicante center.
If you don't have a car to go in alicante center , the bus stop is one street at front the hotel.The staffs is nice , food are fine."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of January 2004