The Hotel Hospes Amerigo is located in the historical heart of Alicante, with beautiful views of Alicante's Cathedral and the Santa Bárbara Castle. This elegant design hotel is set in a 16th-century Dominican Convent in Alicante’s old town, 300 metres from Postiguet Beach. and it is within 50 metres of the cathedral and Alicante Town Hall. On-site parking can be reserved for an extra charge.
"Perfect hotel in Alicante old town"
Short and well needed break at one of our favourite hotels. stayed in a Junior Suite which was spacious and comfortable. Despite the hotel being very busy and the Easter processions passing by, the bedroom was very quiet and we slept beautifully. Great attention to detail, friendly attentive staff, wonderful breakfast and made to feel very welcome. Lovely bar area in the evening. We didn't use the spa facilities and opted for people watching at the beach rather than the sun terrace at the hotel as it was very busy. will definitely return and highly recommend this hotel.
"Best hotel in Alicante"
Excellent 5 star hotel (best in Alicante) located in old part of town, 2 small blocks from port and Explanada. Modern, clean, comfortable, highly recommended. You can't count how many "tascas", cafeterias, and restaurants nearby, all with excellent food (probably over 100 in a 10 block radius). Hotel has parking in basement. If you arrive in your own car just drive into closed parking door and call reception with buzzer at entrance; which really simplifies arrival, as no good place to park in front of main hotel entry door.
"Perfect place to explore the culture of this fine city"
INITIAL IMPRESSIONS This is the first time I've been to a hotel which offered a welcome drink. We had orange juice, which was delicious, so much better than the watery offering we often get in the UK. The hotel is very well set out, and check-in was a breeze. ROOM We got a family suite. This was basically 2 adjoining rooms, which had a main entrance door. This meant that as well as getting a "shell" key for those rooms, we also got a more portable key for both the main door and the 2 rooms, which was great. Basically the suite was massive, offering 2 of everything, which, for older kids will be much appreciated. The balcony offered a great opportunity to simply watch life go by. Particularly of note were the number and variety of bathroom supplies left each day, and the chocolate was a very nice touch. I also got the impression that, as the hotel knew we were English, we were provided with an English magazine and also English tea (rather than Liptons). If this is indeed correct, this was particularly nice. No matter what number of stars the hotel has, I am not one to expect the walls to look like they have just been painted, and would only comment on any clear and obvious failures such as mould. As such I have no comment to make. Everything in the room was operational, and when I did need help (blew a fuse and also needed help with the [very quiet] air conditioning), a member of staff arrived extremely quickly to solve the problem. Is it noisy' It depends on your definition. We went during the semana santa processions which on some nights went straight past the hotel. Whilst, you could still hear the music, when the doors were shut, I think they actually did a great job of cutting out the noise. Personally, we all enjoyed the parades, and even going past at 1 in the morning, it was in a funny way quite relaxing to listen to the music, and especially the rendition of the national anthem! There were plenty of TV channels in different languages. There were news channels in English. But, this is the type of place to get out there, and have a go at the language!! STAFF Very welcoming and helpful. Would always be greeted by a friendly smile each time when leaving or entering the hotel. Whilst everyone was great, I would like to particularly call out Christian, who made the stay seem personal from check-in to bidding Alicante goodbye. LOCATION Being situated in the old town means that the hotel is perfectly situated either for the castle, beach & marina one way, or shopping and many restaurants the other. All of these are only a short walk away. It is truly in a great position to properly experience the Spanish way of life and culture, especially during the Holy Week (which is when we visited) Taxi from airport (Sunday) was about 30EUR and return (Good Friday) just over 20EUR. FOOD We didn't try out the restaurant or tapas bar at the hotel, but did have breakfast. It's key to remember that this is a relatively small hotel, and therefore has a small breakfast room. That said, we were never queuing for breakfast. So, if you are expecting a sausage, bacon, eggs and beans kind of buffet (you can choose from a menu and there is scrambled egg, bacon and tomatoes covered in mozzarella and herbs - lovely), this is not for you! The food on offer was delicious though, especially the pastries. The only downside was one day where it seemed as though everyone turned up at the same time, and everything seemed a little overrun - to the extent that there was no butter for example, but that was only 1 day out of 5. ROOFTOP A great place to relax, with fantastic views of the Castillo de Santa Barbara. Was a great way to spend a couple of hours in the warm sun. The only observation I would make for management attention would be to put a notice up to ensure that guests remove towels from sun beds when leaving. It is a relatively small area, and it was sometimes hard to figure out if any beds were free. SUMMARY In all this is a superb hotel, situated in the perfect place to explore and experience the culture of this beautiful city. I really cannot fault it. It is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. My main observation would be that this a beautiful city, where people will address you first in Spanish, and not English. I'm sure it is appreciated if at least you take the time to learn some of the language beforehand. TIP Pop around the corner (turn left from hotel entrance) to a small shop, which I think is called 'Teclo'. It has a really nice proprietor who spoke slow enough for even me to understand Spanish ! They sell some lovely Alicante turron which I recommend!
"Great location and service"
This hotel could probably do with a little refresh - they still issue clunky keys instead of key cards - but the building is beautiful, and rooms are very comfortable. We stayed here for one night during off-season, and the staff was incredibly attentive. The hotel is next to the waterfront, in an excellent place for wandering. I'd be happy to return here. Hotel parking is limited! I noticed nearby parking garages, so this isn't a HUGE issue, but if you want to park beneath the hotel (and take the elevator up), then you should reserve your space in advance. You can follow GPS directions to the garage, but you have to call the hotel in order for them to open the gate.
What a great hotel, ideally located for all the sights in Alicante. The staff are fantastic, nothing too much trouble for them, even sending a bottle of cava to the room for a birthday treat. Very quiet with the balcony doors shut, even with all the Easter celebrations and drums! Thank you to the staff for making it a special trip.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM