It’s a pleasing start when the greeting you get from reception is the friendliest ever. Not only very welcoming, the staff seemed genuinely enthusiastic about both the hotel and the city, which honestly, is pretty unusual. Before we’d even got to our room the eager excitement for this often dismissed city had rubbed off.
The hotel feels modern, but the fabric of it is anything but. The context for its ‘relaxed luxury’ interior is old brick walls, high arched windows, a dimly lit courtyard and a roof top terrace with views encompassing an early medieval castle. Float dreamily in the roof top pool, as the sun slowly shifts the deliciously old-world skyline to silhouette. As the pool is encased in glass even the chilly months shouldn’t deter you.
Location wise you couldn’t be more central. One road back from the beach and paseo, a stone’s throw from the marina, close enough to bars and restaurants to get a sense of the lively atmosphere, tucked away enough that it doesn’t keep you awake.
If you can’t quite extricate yourself from the peaceful and relaxed ambience to eat then there’s a treat on your doorstep- a tantalising Michelin starred restaurant – Monastrell Restaurant. Tucked away at the end of the narrow inner courtyard it’s so close you could almost venture down in your slippers.
From our 2 night stay, you can certainly understand why the 5* Hotel Hospes Amerigo is number 1 on TripAdvisor for Alicante.