The Best Spa Hotels in Alicante, Spain

Ships dock at the port of Alicante in Valencia, Spain
Ships dock at the port of Alicante in Valencia, Spain | © José Palanca / Alamy Stock Photo
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21 December 2020

On the southeast coast of Spain is the port city of Alicante. Its Roman name Lucentum, meant ‘place of light’ and today, Alicante is known for its palm tree-lined boulevards, the golden sand beaches of the Costa Blanca, and the boutiques and lively bars of the old town, El Barrio. The city is also fast becoming renowned for its spa and wellness resorts. Here is our round-up of the best.

Hotel Doña Monse

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Just five minutes from the beaches of Costa Blanca, in the Los Balcones de Torrevieja community is the Hotel Doña Monse. A terrace with panoramic views of the sea and the Torrevieja salt flats is one of the highlights of this delightful hotel, which is a favourite for animal lovers as it’s pet-friendly. There is also a golf course and onsite parking if you’ve hired a car.

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AC Hotel

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Conveniently located in the city centre, the AC Hotel is modern, but the Mediterranean influence is apparent. Soak up the sun at the rooftop pool with view of the Santa Bárbara Castle. At the bar you can opt for a smoothie, but at night the hand-crafted cocktails shouldn’t be missed. The hotel also has access to the Postiguet beach and is a short stroll away from Paseo de la Explanada.

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NH Alicante

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A contemporary building in a quiet area just a five-minute drive from Alicante’s beach, NH Alicante has easy access to the Terra Mitica and Terra Natura theme parks along with the, San Juan, Postiguet and Urbanova beaches. The rooftop pool has views of the Polígono Babel area and the spa area offers a range of treatments along with a hot tub and sauna.

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Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Meliá Hotel

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Next to Postiguet beach with modern, spacious rooms, each with a terrace and views of the marina, is the Hotel Spa Porta Maris by Meliá Hotel. The property has its own spa and wellness centre that provides guests with a heated pool, sundeck, hot tub, gym and footbath, along with a range of massages and beauty treatments.

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Hospes

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A hotel with avant-garde spaces and interior inspired by Mediterranean traditions and culture, the Hospes hotel is a calming space for guests. Located in the heart of the old town in Alicante, Hospes hotel has views of the Santa Bárbara castle from the rooftop. The hotel’s restaurant Fondillon creates unique and healthy dishes that make for an unforgettable experience.

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Hotel Helios

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Hotel Helios is located in the centre of Benidorm – not where you might expect to find a hotel that prioritises wellness. But this hotel does just that, with a large outdoor swimming pool, heated in the autumn and winter months and lined by sunbeds so you can make the most of the rays. The hotel’s restaurant allows you to personalise your meals whether because of dietary requirements or personal preference.

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  • Asia Gardens

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    A taste of the Orient in the heart of Alicante, the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa is truly a one-of-a-kind hotel. The hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World organisation, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. With seven swimming pools, nine restaurants and a Thai spa, you may never want to leave this exotic haven. Spa masseurs are trained in the prestigious massage school of Wat Pho in Thailand, so booking in for a sunset massage to rejuvenate your mind, soul and body is a must.

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    Hotel La Laguna

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    The Lagunas de La Mata and Torrevieja Natural Park are just some of Alicante’s main attractions, with Hotel La Laguna Spa & Golf perfectly situated next to them. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure this property is ideal for an escape. Privacy and comfort are at the heart of this hotel and it’s just five minutes from Guardamar del Segura and its impressive 12 kilometres of natural coastline.

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    Sercotel Hotel Bonalba Alicante

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    In a relaxing area of Alicante lies a resort that prioritises comfort and relaxation. The Sercotel Hotel Bonalba Alicante is ideal if you want to escape everyday life. With the option of deluxe rooms or junior suites, your stay is sure to be comfortable and with latex and Aloe Vera mattresses you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep. A heated pool sauna, ichthyotherapy (the use of fish for cleaning the skin), Turkish hammam and even a massage with golf balls, you’re sure to leave utterly relaxed.

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    Port Benidorm Hotel & Spa

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    Just 10 minutes from the city centre and next to Levante beach is the Port Benidorm Hotel & Spa. The hotel boasts state-of-the-art facilities yet prioritises the environment. Rooms come with a terrace and are available with sea or pool views and some are adapted depending on the guests mobility. The spa has a hydrotherapy area, jacuzzi, hammam space, sauna and relaxation hammocks.

    These recommendations were updated on December 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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