Little Hotels in Alicante

Cases Noves

, Guadalest
, Alicante
.

A small village hotel in Guadalest run by two of the most lovely people you will ever meet.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.9

The Olive Mill

, La Murada
.

A "Grown-Ups-only" micro-hotel with generous garden and pool, close to Alicante, Murcia and the Costa Blanca.

Double rooms from £ 58
Guest rating 10.0

Finca El Pao

, Near Jijona
, Alicante
.

A lovely rural adults-only B&B in the heart of the Alicante hills, just a little way from the Costa Blanca beaches.

Double rooms from £ 85
Guest rating 9.4

La Puerta Del Agua

, Petrer
, Alicante
.

A restored 18th century building, lying in the folds of the Caprala valley, in inland Alicante.

Double rooms from £ 45
Guest rating 9.5

Hotel Abaco

, Altea
, Costa Blanca
.

Romantic little hotel in the old town of Altea, run with such care and attention to detail.

Double rooms from £ 116
Guest rating 9.6

Finca El Tossal

, Bolulla
, Alicante
.

A peaceful country house retreat in the hills above Calpe with beautiful gardens, refreshing pool and spectacular views to the coast.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.3

Cuatre Finques

, Xaló/Jalón, Alicante
, Alicante
.

An exceptional little boutique hotel in a lovely country location just inland from the Costa Blanca

Double rooms from £ 129
Guest rating 9.8

Hotel Spa La Romana

, La Romana
, Alicante
.

A combination of utter peace and tranquility in the Spanish countryside plus a fine restaurant and an up-to-the-minute spa.

Double rooms from £ 70
Guest rating 8.5

La Casota

, Vall de Laguart
, Alicante
.

A pretty rural hotel packed full of history, in great walking country close to the Costa Blanca.

Double rooms from £ 61
Guest rating 9.6

Boutique Hotel La Serena

, Altea
, Costa Blanca
.

A boutique hotel located on a quiet street close to Altea's historic town centre providing an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the coast

Double rooms from £ 107
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Alahuar

, Benimaurell
, Alicante
.

A small country hotel high in the hills of Alicante province, with amazing views. Great for walkers, and anyone else with a love of nature.

Double rooms from £ 50
Guest rating 8.8

Casa del Maco

, Benissa
, Costa Blanca
.

A small villa-style hotel with a renowned restaurant, on the Costa Blanca.

Double rooms from £ 77
Guest rating 8.8

Art Boutique Hotel Chamarel

, Denia
, Costa Blanca
.

A boutique hotel beautifully situated in a stately 19th century house in the historic centre of Denia.

Double rooms from £ 67
Guest rating 8.5

Mas Fontanelles

, Biar
, Alicante
.

A small rural hotel in the hills of Alicante, retaining all the charm and character of the original old 'masia'.

Double rooms from £ 65
Guest rating 8.7

La Madrugada

, Benissa
, Costa Blanca
.

A small villa-style hotel on the Costa Blanca, with a large pool, lovely garden and a happy atmosphere.

Double rooms from £ 93
Guest rating 9.7

Reasons to visit Alicante

The coast of Alicante province is one of Spain's most popular holiday destinations; known as the Costa Blanca due to its miles of white sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded the prestigious blue flag. The region boasts a wide variety of sports facilities, golf and sailing being most popular, and for families a visit to the Terra Mítica theme park near Benidorm is recommended. Be warned, the coast gets very busy in high season and some areas are very built-up, but Little Hotels has gone to great lengths to find hotels in quieter locations.

You can head inland to the quieter non-touristy villages or go north to the coast near

Going south, there are other places that make Alicante so attractive. A little inland, Benimaurell is notable for being the last bastion of the descendants of the Moors when they were expelled in 1609. In fact, legend has it that these moriscos threw themselves from the precipice of Cavall Vert, preferring that to being captured by Spanish forces. The village is surrounded by excellent mountain scenery, superb for hiking (with various marked routes), abseiling and caving (there are several with prehistoric paintings). The Fuentes Del Algar waterfalls are a place for enjoying the water away from the coast.

Calpe is a coastal town sitting at the foot of the Peñon de Ifach (Ifach Rock) like a mini-Gibraltar. The ruins of Los baños de la Reina (the Queen's baths) are well worth a look. There are some excellent beaches along this stretch of Alicante. It is not far north of Benidorm, so it is within range of the attractions that this has to offer, whilst being comfortably away from the tourist hubbub, in a more scenic and less-discovered spot.

All around here, there are some fine landscapes to explore. Guadalest is a picturesque mountain town with a spectacular castle perched on the hilltop. There is also a museum of torture instruments(!) and the Museum of Miniatures by Manuel Ussa, featuring such oddities as the Guernica of Picasso painted on a seed and the Statue of Liberty in the hole of a needle.

The former fishing town of Altea is endowed with a church which has a marvellous blue Byzantine-style dome, found in the old quarter. There are plenty of whitewashed buildings and limited development, keeping it beautiful for those who wish to appreciate Spain as it long has been, with all the benefits of Costa Blanca sun, but away from soulless resorts.

Further inland are the towns of Biar and Petrer. The former has a walled castle from the 12th/13th century Almohad dynasty, plus a mediaeval aqueduct. Meanwhile, of interest to visitors to Petrer are the Catholic church, Arab castle and hermitages of San Bonifacio and Christ. The Moors & Christians festival here also attracts a lot of people to the area.

As for the city of Alicante itself, it is one of the most popular along the Costa Blanca with its Moorish castle of Santa Barbara dominating the town. It has an impressive seafront promenade stretching around the harbour shaded with palm trees and lined with shops and cafes. There are a number of interesting museums to visit, one of which is the Hogueras Museum which is dedicated to Alicante's most famous festival, the Hogueras de San Juan (St. John's Bonfires).