Lodging: Altea, Spain

AMAZING!!!  We found this on Booking.com and paid 65 Euros/night for the “Superior Two-Bedroom Apartment” that slept 6 easily!  Book in advance for better rates.  The normal rate for this apartment would have been 175 Euros/night.

Pierre & Vacances Altea Beach
Puerto Deportivo Luis Campomanes, 03590 Altea (Show map

An excellent location right on the water next to Altea’s port, this eight story apartment hotel is ideal for families.  The well stocked apartments have nice kitchens with full sized refrigerators, ovens, microwaves and dishwashers as well as basic dishes and cooking tools.  Sadly, no whisk.  Bring your own.

A small laundry room off the kitchen has a washing machine and ample space to hang laundry.

The two bedroom apartment claims room for five, but we comfortably fit 6.  There is one double bed, two single beds, and the living room has a hide-a-bed sofa with room enough for two.

There are two nice bathrooms.  The master has a jacuzzi bath, but the guest bathroom has a massage shower with water coming at you from the normal place on the wall, but also from overhead and from 6 jets at your back.  It’s amazing.  Of course, you have full control, so you don’t have to use all 8 water sources.

Pet friendly, we brought our dog with no problems.  There were other pets there as well, but the rooms are incredibly clean with no smell or evidence whatsoever of any previous pet tenants. 

My favorite part?  The balcony.  Large enough for a small table and chairs and two nice lounge chairs, you can easily spend a lazy afternoon napping here.  It’s paradise.

The Staff are multilingual and very helpful.  There is an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub, but it seems that most guests go to the sea.

The beach is very rocky, but the swimming is great in this quiet little cove just across from the hotel.  There you can swim, snorkle, or even rent kayaks from the club nearby.

Parking:  Easy!!!  There is a lot in front of the hotel that you can pay a small fee for, but we found plenty of street parking for free without any hassle or driving in circles.

Directions:  Follow your GPS until your close.  Once you’re on the 332 near Altea, you’ll want to follow signs to the “Puerto Deportivo.”  Many GPS units will get confused as the highway brings you in nearly over the top of the hotel, so it may think you’re there, when really, you have to take a narrow steep road down to the sea.  Several roads turn off to get you there.  The one by Masymas is the easiest to spot.

Location:  Altea beach is not exactly in Altea.  The old historic part of Altea is about 10 minutes drive up the road in near a rocky outcropping south of the next cove.  You are; however, located close to the highway that will get you just about anywhere you need to go in a hurry, so the location is really quite nice and you can’t beat the view.

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