3 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
lovely albir aparthotel
"small apartment block(24) apleasant 10min walk to the sea front. spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. rooms are large and well equipped. big balcony with a full-sized table and 4 chairs. friendly and helpful staff. small swimming pool also a closed-in jacuzzi. massage and beauty room also. quiet and peaceful area with a good bus service.there is also a great train service for exploring towns north and south of albir. "
- Travel date: Mon 1st of June 2009
"Room was adequate,however was situated over the bar terrace area. Had reason to complain well after bar closing time due to adults and children revelling till the early hours.
Security were very prompt.
Maintenance, tile lying in badly chipped bath but maintenance quick to react when informed.Excavation work around pool area not really appreciated whilst trying to relax.
Cleaning and linen replacement very satisfactory.
Bar and restaurant quite acceptable but with the exception of possibly three staff no one seemed particularly interested.
Reception with the exception of Miguel staff did not appear to be over helpful. We needed to confirm transfer details but were left to sort things out for ourselves which took up most of our last days holiday. We booked an early morning call for 5:30 which we did not receive.
Entertainment almost non existent notice board suggesting line dancing for beginners when applying told we may be disruptive due to present class being improvers we could start in November.Any entertainment for us was only to be found off the complex.
A massive influx of Spaniards over the weekend completely shattered any hope of quiet relaxation. All in all not very impressed will not be returning to Albir
- Travel date: Wed 20th of May 2009
A real little diamond to stay in, spotle...
"A real little diamond to stay in, spotlessly clean, good size lounge with pine dining table, sideboard, tv unit and large bed settee, lovely bedroom with comfortable beds, good size holiday kitchen with proper oven 2ring hob and extractor plus fridge. Nice bathroom again good size. Balcony overlooks large car park but good views to either side and in the distance. Small pool but very pretty and also jacuzzi to hire for private use. Restaurant small but again lovely and meals seemed a reasonable price. The staff were unbelievably helpful and friendly, lift and ramps so disabled would manage ok.
Albir is small but there is a nice promenade and also cafes and tourist shops but not much entertainment, we found a small french cafe round the corner from our hotel they were friendly and made lovely cups of tea also chorros, and cakes and bread to take away. A taxi to Alicante airport is about Â£50 so try and arrange a transfer, also Alicante airport does not seem to have a buggy service for people with disabilities so be prepared to be wheel chaired through the airport if need be.
Altea just along from Albir is ok but the old church is well worth a visit as the views and old streets are wonderful, also the promenade is very pleasant.
Benidorm was large loud and very big cityish but ok if that is what you like. The local bus service was very good but the buses can get very crowded.
The Venus Hotel was one of the best small apartment hotels in Spain that we have stayed in and did not have the usual holiday camp atmosphere that so many places seem to feel tourists want."
- Travel date: Sun 21st of October 2007