Very Good 1917 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A four-star stay at a sunny hotel, with breakfast, optional dinner and a massage discountExploring the charming whitewashed Barrio Santa Cruz area, with its hole-in-the-wall bars
  • Receiving breakfast and a welcome drink, with the option to add on dinner, as well
  • The mix of scenic coast and charming culture that Alicante offers
  • Relaxing in the hotel's generous spa facilities, where you'll receive a discount on certain treatments

What To Know

  • Live music is played every Saturday at the onsite Rose Bud Pub
  • Shuttle service to the airport, railway station, beach, or city center can be arranged
  • Free WiFi works well
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A four-star hotel near the beaches of the Costa Blanca, with breakfast, a dinner option and more

The Lowdown

If you like a bit of exploration, then Alicante is the part of Spain for you. This gorgeous destination has a quaint old town of whitewashed houses, a medieval castle built on a mountain and some of the best beaches on the east coast. The four-star Hotel Bonalba Alicante is located only a short distance from famous San Juan beach and the city center, making it perfect for a balanced break of sandy strolls and Spanish culture.
Surrounded by an 18-hole golf course, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner allows you to spend days on end practicing your winning swing and perfecting your par. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can head back to the hotel restaurant. After you’ve filled up on local dishes, you can finish up with cocktails at the pool bar – who said you had to be outside the hotel to keep exploring?


The spacious and bright rooms are built for a comfortable stay and a fabulous night’s sleep. You can enjoy views of the golf course and sparkling swimming-pool area in yours.


Gear your taste buds up for a smorgasbord of local and international cuisine at the hotel’s two restaurants. Pop into Restaurante Amapola for a romantic atmosphere or Restaurante Cervantes if you want your meal with a pool and lush-garden backdrop. For the cocktail connoisseurs, there’s a poolside bar and an English style pub for evening drinks.


In addition to being able to lounge in the indoor and outdoor pools, you’ll have the option to find pure bliss at the hotel’s spa. Featuring a spa tub, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms with massages, facials and body therapies, the spa will leave you feeling revitalized from head to toe.


You’ll be near the lovely Campello Beach and the sun-soaked city of Alicante. This capital is bustling with fabulous beaches, buzzing nightlife and a quaint old quarter. Visit the Castillo de Santa Barbara, which looks down over the Barrio Santa Cruz, a charming little warren of whitewashed streets. This area is the very center of this city’s nightlife, which is bursting with hip clubs and hole-in-the-wall bars. During the day, why not spend some time visiting the Canelobre Caves and Albufereta Beach?

How to Get There

Hotel Bonalba Alicante
Calle Vespre 10
Mutxamel, 03110 Spain


4.5 Very Good 1917 Reviews
Lovely and lively
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed just fir the night. Had lovely large room. Enjoyed the more expensive gastro dinner which was lovely. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfast selection. And nice to find the hotel busy in a month many are so quiet. Good facilities. Used Spa. Just take your own flip flops and cap if you have them. Both are compulsory and u will have to buy them if u don’t have them.
But enjoyed our stay. Had a great game of golf next morning to finish off a perfect stay

Fairly average
Reviewed 1 month ago

We were lucky that we were given a room at the back of the hotel with a good view and comfortable temperature. Some of the other members of our golf party were at the front and their room was hot and the air con was useless and the staff who looked at it, equally so. There were 2 single beds which were reasonably comfortable and good shower gel and shampoo.

The hotel was located on a decent golf course but there was nothing for the non playing members to do.

Food in the buffet restaurant was, on the whole, lukewarm and they had trouble refilling dishes that had expired. Far from satisfactory.

The pool area was very attractive.

Really poor for 4*
Reviewed 1 month ago

We booked the hotel last minute due to a cancellation. We were offered a golf and spa package for 3 nights at €450 for 2. The hotel on arrival is run down and the reception staff unfriendly. The morning of the golf we were told we couldn't play as needed full handicap certificates. We'd stayed at the celtic Manor (ryders Cup 4* Hotel) earlier that month without the same requirements. Back at the hotel they said we couldn't get a refund it's our fault.
We booked the hotel specifically for this as there were cheaper better hotels in alicante so were rather disappointed, made worse by the hotel reception staff. As for the rest of the hotel, breakfast was always half full, the chefs are lazy but the wait staff good. The supper is terrible and limited for 'buffet' and definitely not worth €22 each. I do not recommend this hotel, especially if you're not playing golf,there is not much else to do in the area and the taxi drivers charge you (€10) for picking you up before you even step into the cab!

Rude service and terrible food
Reviewed 1 month ago

We booked a weekend away to play golf and relax at this resort.
On arriving for our first game of golf we were told that without a handicap my girlfriend could not play. We were not aware of this and were told we would get a full refund. We were very disappointed but thought we would make the most of the rest of the weekend. On returning back to the hotel the staff argued that it was our fault and only after proving it was theirs were we given a refund.
The food at the buffet for breakfast was cold all 3 mornings and often ran out. The dinner buffet one night only had 2 meat options and a very sparse and unattractive salad bar. Not worth 23 euros. Bad enough that we payed 50 round trip to go to Alicante city for dinner the next night

If you are playing golf this hotel is convenient but otherwise there are many better options in Alicante and I would highly advise you try them first

average hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

After reading many of the positive reviews on this hotel I decided to book it for a romantic break however I was really disappointed with our room we was given there was stains all over the carpet mould all around the bath and the paint was peeling off on our balcony it had seen better day. Maybe we was really unlucky with the room we was given I did complain to reception they said there was nothing they could do and gave me a voucher for 2 welcome drinks ( which I am pretty sure that we should have received anyway) Breakfast was good and there was plenty of sun beds the hotel is pretty secluded with only a couple of restaurants and one shop a ten minute walk away