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Holiday Inn Alicante Playa de San Juan

Alicante, Spain (ALC)

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Based on 518 reviews
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Standard Room

  • One Bed
  • Two Beds
Satellite channels are offered for your entertainment. A minibar is provided. The room has an ensuite bathroom. Conveniences include climate control, a safe, and daily housekeeping. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Two Single Beds One Sofa Bed Smoking

  • Two Single Beds
  • One Sleeper Sofa Bed
Satellite channels are offered for your entertainment. A minibar is provided. The room has an ensuite bathroom. Conveniences include climate control, a safe, and daily housekeeping. This room is Smoking.

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Double Bd And Sofa Two Adults TwoChd Smk

  • One Double Bed
  • One Sleeper Sofa Bed
Satellite channels are offered for your entertainment. A minibar is provided. The room has an ensuite bathroom. Conveniences include climate control, a safe, and daily housekeeping. This room is Smoking.

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Junior Suite Smoking

  • One Bed
Satellite channels are offered for your entertainment. A minibar is provided. The room has an ensuite bathroom. Conveniences include climate control, a safe, and daily housekeeping. This room is Smoking.

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Holiday Inn Alicante Playa de San Juan
Avenida Cataluna 20, Alicante, Spain 03540


Holiday Inn Alicante Playa de San Juan is located in Alicante, close to Plaza Mar 2 Shopping Centre.

Why Stay Here

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Kids Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Currency Exchange

    Resort Details

    Holiday Inn Alicante Playa de San Juan features a restaurant, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 4-star property offers small meeting rooms, a meeting/conference room, and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Alicante property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and exhibit space. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and currency exchange.

    Accommodation Details

    126 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Alicante Playa de San Juan feature minibars and safes. Wireless Internet access is available. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Satellite television is provided. Housekeeping is available daily.


    Additional area points of interest include Castle of Santa Barbara and Postiguet Beach.

  • Based on 518 reviews
    Submitted on 24-04-2016
    The rooms are basic but good for a short stay. We had an issue with our first room ( advice keep away from 1-8) but this was sorted to our satisfaction. Food is reasonably priced and was good. 10 min walk to beach and local bars and restaraunts. Pool was nice to have.
    Submitted on 25-04-2016
    This will be a lengthy tale but one worth reading. So book a trip for 5 days to recoup. Read the reviews on here and got slightly worried so emailed the hotel. Explained I had booked to bring my sister out after dealing with some stresses and was worried about the reviews. They write back.....don't worry the hotel is lovely...there are no issues....all rooms are lovely. So we arrive and see a sign on the door saying the pool area is closed all week.........OMG. So we speak to the guy behind the... Read more
    from El Albir, Spain
    Submitted on 18-05-2016
    After reading last review was a bit concerned what the hotel was going to be like .Not to worry, friendly staff . Rooms sufficient to what we expected very clean and crisp white bedding. Nice bar area and pool. Free car parking and short walk to a lovely beach. Just perfect for what we wanted . We had a great time there so don't be put off. At 40e a night for 2 it's cheap as chips. Breakfast was extra at 10e only had it 1st morning and was good . Yes carpet in corridor a bit dated but that's no... Read more
    Submitted on 21-05-2016
    Just came back yesterday and still in such a shock from this hotel. 4* hotel?! Room- mould in the fridge, in bathroom, shower curtain was covered with something looked like blood, wallpaper torn, dirt seems to be in all the corners. First two days the smell of bleach was sooooo bad. Noise at 3am, like somebody was cleaning a room and moving the furniture around. And it's every single night. At least they change towels every day. Take off one star. Actually two!
    from London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 22-05-2016
    Las historias de horror son ciertas, no tirar su plata en un hotel que no es para nada 4 estrellas!!! PLEASE READ AND HEED THE WARNING We arrived around 5:30pm, to check swiftly into the hotel and then hopefully straight out onto the swimming pool as it was a lovely sunny day. We had driven past the hotel a couple of days previously and actually stopped to ask reception about availability of rooms and looked around the swimming pool and it all looked reasonably good. However, the reception a... Read more
    from bury st edmunds
    Submitted on 22-05-2016
    It's a holiday inn so you know what you are going to get. The staff are great. The food is fine , everywhere us clean. The pool is in a large area and there are ample beds. The location is 5 mins to the be ach and 5 mins to the avenida naciones line 4 tram. The hotel is low rise which is nice. Theresnot much to fault but it is getting a bit tired.
    from Leeds, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 27-05-2016
    I booked a long weekend break in Alicante for myself and my partner using IHG Rewards points for the hotel stay. The hotel is situated in a residential area about 800 meters from the main promenade / beach area of Playa de San Juan where the majority of the local bars and restaurants are congregated. The walk back from the promenade is uphill, but not strenuous in any way, and the hotel is also close to numerous tram stops if you wanted to travel further afield on the excellent Alicante - Benid... Read more
    from London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 08-06-2016
    Stayed here 5nights 2-7 June. Rooms need updating and pillows were not soft enough giving me a neck ache. Very clean room 301 and lovely pool area. Free internet access near receiption & free wifi in the room. 10 mins walk to beautiful sandy beach and spotless sea. Restaurants and bars as well as supermarkets and bus stops all within a few mins walk of hotel... Continental breakfast was nice & staff very friendly. This is our 3rd stay in this hotel and 1st time back in 8 years.. All in all very... Read more
    from Doncaster, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 22-06-2016
    No fridge in room. Curtains torn. Refused room on lower floor but was told non available only to find out there were rooms available. Asked to see manager and was kept waiting 30 minutes and when I asked how much longer I would be waiting a rude bearded young receptionist went off in a rage and sent someone else to tell me manager was not available. Eventually saw manager who offered me some credit which never materialised. On the final night received an apology letter at 11.00 pm and next day r... Read more
    from Scarborough, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 03-07-2016
    The hotel is in need of an upgrade but it is clean and friendly with good facilities, pool etc. its in a lovely area, short walk to the beach which was clean and not too busy, bus and tram stops nearby to get into Alicante.
    from Faversham, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 06-07-2016
    We travelled to this hotel with expectations that it would be like a travelodge - we hadn't paid a kings ransom for our stay. The hotel is scrupulously clean, and the rooms were very well designed with everything you need. All towels, toiletries, hangers, safe, all the bedding you could need and very good air conditioning to name a few. There were some scuffs etc but in a busy hotel these are to be expected. The bathroom was surprisingly large, and well designed with copious amounts of hot w... Read more
    Submitted on 12-07-2016
    Where do I start..... The rooms are very outdated and in need of a modernisation. The pool is nice expect the staff that work there don't seem to like the British, as the group of us were playing in the pool and they were very strict in how loud, what we could do, drink etc. Yet for the Spanish people they were fine. The front desk had a sign which states that 'all major cards are excepted' when exchanging money.. But it turns out that they only except cash but when I attempted to exchange mone... Read more
    Submitted on 14-07-2016
    It started well, checked in no problem around 12:30 - went to the pool, ordered drinks etc. - so far so good. Told we can get towels for the very cheap plastic Sunbeds at reception - so went and asked - " yes sir, ?10 deposit each" so I suggested that they charge to the room - " no, we must have cash". Now, as we had arrived not long ago we hadn't yet changed the Brexit £ for funny money - so no towels. Why the hell they couldn't hold a deposit against the room I have no idea - the clue is ... Read more
    from Blackpool, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 16-07-2016
    Spent 5 days here in July 2016. Read some of the views previously left, some positive, some negative, but never the less still booked it. Location is good, with a bus stop outside, 5 - 10 minutes from shops, bars restaurants and beach. Excellent pool with lifeguard. Only had breakfast (12 euros) but worth every cent. Read comments about staff not being helpful, but they must have all been replaced because from reception, bar, restaurant including the cleaners were welcoming and shared humour. Pe... Read more
    from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 24-07-2016
    The staff were very friendly and helpful. We did have to move rooms a couple of times the first was we had been put into a twin instead of a double. The second move was due to excessive noise next door. We were surprised when they moved us into another room in the early hours instead of asking the family in the next room to keep the noise down. The hotel itself was in need of a refurb, with carpets worn,wallpaper coming away in places. The food on the whole was good, but room for improvement I w... Read more
    from scotland
    Submitted on 27-07-2016
    This was our ninth stay at this hotel and each time it gets more and more tired. The decor and fittings in the room were exactly as they were ten years ago. Gone is the mini bar in the rooms. Wi - fi is worse than dreadful and room cleaning is poor. The lounge bar also has not changed. Pool bar is also limited in the times it is open now. The bar after a request for Smirnoff vodka still did not have it after five days after they ran out. Sorry to say we won't be back for a tenth time.
    from Tampere, Finland
    Submitted on 27-07-2016
    Hotel itself and rooms need a upgrade to this century. Everything looks and feels very old. Besides that hotel has nice facilities: pools for adults and kids, tennis court, play park for kids and even the gym which at the moment is kind of empty room. We tried breakfast and dinner and we didnt like the food, although price was cheap. Hotel has free Wi-Fi but it doesnt work very well. A lot of free parking is a plus. Hotel is nearby the beach and restaurants but it takes a while to walk there. So... Read more
    from Melbourne, Australia
    Submitted on 02-08-2016
    Shame Shame Shame This so called 4 star hotel to be a part of the Holiday Inn group should be scrubbed of their member list. As an Accor member I will now think before booking another of their hotels. I and my wife have worked all our lives and saved to travel. I had a reservation for 3 nights but stayed only two . We booked a double room but was told they only had twin room and they never gave a bed option. I told the girl I had booked other Holiday Inns with bed preference and she said it was ... Read more
    from York, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 03-08-2016
    I've visited this hotel six or seven times over the last five years. Progressively the decor has become more and more tired and become desperately in need of a major refurbishment. On my last visit (stayed on the first floor), the door would not lock, the mattresses on the bed left a lot to be desired and the air conditioning was only any good if you sat directly under it. This is a bit of a problem with 35°C outside and the room only has a single glazing. The room also backed onto the delive... Read more
    from Madrid, Spain
    Submitted on 07-08-2016
    The staff were friendly enough, but the building itself was pretty poor, particularly with the price we paid for it. I've stayed in many tired looking hotels before but always after paying a really cheap rate for it. The whole thing could do with a refurbishment; the carpets were torn and there were dripping ceilings in stairwells! The television in our room was straight out of 1995, although the picture was too grainy to bother watching it anyway. Breakfast was mediocre and there were pretty ... Read more
    from Barnsley, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 13-08-2016
    We stayed in the hotel for a few nights and considering the price we expected a little bit more. We had a junior suite which was basically two beds (one of which was an uncomfortable sofa bed), a chair, bathroom and an extra TV aswell as a kettle! The balcony was pretty big but no decent view. The room was first floor and close to reception at the top of the stairs so noisy at night (we would have requested a room change had we stopped longer). The room and parts of hotel looked tired but appear... Read more
    from Toronto, Canada
    Submitted on 21-08-2016
    Have stayed here many times and although moderately disappointing in some areas some new changes have really jumped the shark. 1. Pay up front for entire stay at check in. What hotel does that? 2. Pay 40? up front for pool towel service. 3. Fridge removed from room. 4. Filthy carpets on 4th floor. 5. Broken toilet flush Stay tuned for day 2-8! As usual nothing will change and a shmo from IHG will respond thanking me for feedback and nothing will,change.
    from Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 30-08-2016
    I have stayed in the hotel at least five times over the past 12 months and am reluctant to post anything negative as I love the location and the staff are always very attentive but this last visit was very disappointing. Firstly the fridges have been removed from the rooms - very inconvenient particularly in the summer months - we also had issues with the electricity supply in rooms - we booked two. Access to wifi was a lot better on the last visit and the breakfast was ok but expensive at 12... Read more
    from London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 02-09-2016
    Day three of my six night stay at the Holiday Inn, Alicante and I'm ready to review, and it ain't going to be pretty. As I don't speak Spanish, the frontline staff, especially Reception have made it perfectly clear since I don't speak Spanish they can't be bothered with me. Whilst attempting to ask questions regarding excursions (or day tours, depending on who you spoke to) other Spanish speaking hotel guests would be spoken to and attended to over the top of me, whilst I am ignored and once t... Read more
    from Dublin, Ireland
    Submitted on 02-09-2016
    The hotel itself is in good location,only short distance from sandy beach. Definitely not 4 stars,but 3 yes. Hotel staff is friendly and helpful. Literally,small and tidy hotel with free WiFi and parking.
    from Oslo, Norway
    Submitted on 05-09-2016
    The room was good. Definitely, the interior need renovation. Overall you get value for money. We had stayed there for 7 nights and hadn't included breakfast in our package. Though we tried the breakfast and it was really expensive. Euro 25 for two person. At the nearby beach you have plenty of restaurants and you can get breakfast for 4-5 Euros per person. Most of the staff is friendly and courteous except the restaurant staff. Lady on the bar is super rude and would make you feel as if you are ... Read more
    from London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 09-09-2016
    Lovely environment especially for Children or Family - within city reach,close to the famous San Juan beach,within lovely residential area,nice breakfast,fast check in and check out,staff are friendly and helpful. Flooring is completely out of touch need replacement,Internet is crap,the tennis court is chargeable to your room,the holiday should be 2 star rated until fully renovated and refurbished.
    from Lake City, Florida
    Submitted on 10-09-2016
    I have seen many complaints against the holiday inn in the beach of San Juan, Alicante, we stayed for 5 days and truth be known we had NO complaints whatsoever ... The staff was amazing and very attentive, our room was impeccably cleaned every day, breakfast had everything you could possibly think of as far as breads, fresh fruit, fried eggs with sausages and bacon, fresh juices, the only thing I didn't really care for is the coffee machines (they don't make very good coffee)... I would suggest ... Read more
    from 'oop north near lancashire
    Submitted on 14-09-2016
    Firstly they don't recognise you as a Priority Club member - infact it hardly looks like a HI property at all apart from the sign.I had problems with lighting in the room which couldn't be fixed until the following day as they'd all gone home!! The following day after complaining the manager she said she has a life -meaning she couldn't be bothered with dealing with things after 5 o'clock and my complaint was trivial. ( not sure which hotel school she had attended) The Attitude generally of r... Read more
    from Sligo, Ireland
    Submitted on 19-09-2016
    Not a 4 star hotel in my opinion but met our needs OK. Would have liked tea/coffee making facility in the room. Excellent choices for breakfast. Cannot comment on the evening meals as we ate out every night. Pool was clean and safe and the staff were helpful. We used the Tram/train to get about, dead easy to use and very cheap.
    from Sheffield, UK
    Submitted on 21-09-2016
    We have stayed here multiple times and really like the hotel & location. Good Location is fantastic near fantastic beach. Public transport is easy & inexpensive. Hotel is super-clean. My wife is a "clean-freak" - She approves - praise indeed!! All the staff are friendly and speak some English - although at least attempting some Spanish is usually appreciated. Rates are usually quite affordable and offer excellent value. Breakfast is good. Early check-in is often available. AirCon although a lit... Read more
    from Greater London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 24-09-2016
    A good location for San Juan beach (10 minute walk) and a quiet area out of season. Lots of eating places along the beach and in the shopping area (about 10 minutes away). The breakfast buffet is a bit limited so go out if it's not included. There's only 1 public internet terminal wth no printer so reception have to print things for you like airline boarding passes. Don't know what the wifi is like. I've stayed several times and the rooms need some maintenance especially the bathrooms (discol... Read more
    from London, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 25-09-2016
    I was given the room on the ground floor. The windows in the room were broken, no locks. Basically ,they can be opened from the outside . I went to the reception and asked if the windows could be repaired. Received the reply that all windows in the hotel don't really have locks. That's pretty bad. A hazard in the hotel. What about the security? And the families with small children? What if children fall out of the windows? Personally I felt myself uncomfortable and not secure sleeping in ... Read more
    from Claremorris, Ireland
    Submitted on 27-09-2016
    Travel agent assured us that we had a triple room booked and that the hotel was 4* (three females visiting for four days) - however the room was small and only had two single beds and a pull out chair - the guy I spoke with at reception insisted that it had two double beds and a full sofa bed (a 3ft bed in any description does not count as a double!)! One of our party had to drop out at the last moment - so that saved 'someone' being relegated to sleeping on a pull out z-bed - which is really al... Read more
    from Winchester, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 03-10-2016
    Location was good as it was 5-10 minute walk down to the beach. Bus to town was across the road from the hotel, and the same for on the way back, always took the 21 to and from Alicante town, only ?1.45 for a single ticket! Staff was friendly and enjoyed our attempts at speaking Spanish! Dinner was lovely - priced at ?15 for 3 course meal, the breakfast wasn't tempting so always went to the restaurants by the beach. Restaurant staff, Llando (lovely blonde girl with long hair) and Domingo, re... Read more
    from Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
    Submitted on 08-10-2016
    No, it`s not a bad place. Especially since we reserved cheap! Friendly staff, decent pool, but for some reason the outdoor bar was not open. But here`s the shocker: Wi-Fi does not reach the rooms. This was a not a technical glitch so I was told, no; this is the way it`s meant to be!? Welcome to the 90`s? Around the pool and in the reception area there`s Wi-Fi and otherwise in some of the alleyways you can catch it too. Very strange. The general bathroom downstairs was very dirty too. But it`s a ... Read more
    Submitted on 12-10-2016
    Stayed here on my points earned as ihg staff member. Hotel is spotless. Staff very friendly.. lovely pool. Great menu. Location perfect. San juan beach and restaurants all amazing. Great if you speak Spanish as is not very touristy.. Al oleo great tapas and Los packs great menu and food. Bowie pop moments and texaco lovely staff and always open late.. defiantly will return here. We had a ball !! Muchas Gracias a todos Los empleados todos muy amables .. Seguro que volvemos pronto ?
    from Madrid, Spain
    Submitted on 15-10-2016
    I wanted to stay in an American branded hotel chain for the experience and overall equal expectations I am used to receiving in the US while staying at Holiday Inn hotels. I had a reservation for two nights in August. From the exterior the hotel looked like any other Holiday Inn, well kept and cleaned. After checking in and walking to the elevator to get to my room, it became another story. Huge disgusting stains from water or other liquids covered many parts of the floor. Trash bins attac... Read more
    from Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 23-10-2016
    Where to begin ! I was quite taken back when I visited this hotel on the outside I looked like it ticked all the boxes I was pretty impressed after all I'd been travelling for a few days visiting friends so was in need of a holiday inn 5 star treatment. How wrong could I have been first impressions rude receptionist ! Quite clearly on my booking I ticked the box double bed non smoking etc. What I actually got was totally the opposite 2 singles ( smoking) absolutely stink to high heaven. So back... Read more
    from Sutton, United Kingdom
    Submitted on 23-10-2016
    2nd visit to this hotel, chose as great value for money. I don??t know how much longer the staff can cover for the awful state of the décor inside this hotel. The carpets tiles are all faded, stained and patchy. The room décor needs a complete refit ?? the wardrobe doors did not work, there were no net curtains at anybody??s windows (the rail was there!) The wheels on the bed make sitting up in bed impossible as there is no headboard, so you just push away from the wall and end up with a bi... Read more
    Submitted on 31-10-2016
    We have stopped here over the years on many occasions and found this hotel ticked the box. On a positive observation for the owners we noticed that the corridor carpet was looking rather tired and in need of a upgrade. We was stopping in the lower ground floor, and found this very dark. The bedroom was in need of a upgrade as the room was very dark and In need of a paint job. As for the fact that there was no wi fi not good. After a few days we request that we be moved and was put on the 4th fl... Read more
    Submitted on 01-11-2016
    A nice quite hotel ,the family room was good size but the decor and fittings were a bit tired .The staffs understanding of English was poor .The hotel seemed to be quite short staffed .the food we had was good and reasonably price but the drinks were expensive and the bar was not maned at all times .Parking was available and secure.
    from Iasi, Romania
    Submitted on 13-11-2016
    we chose this hotel because we got a very good price. unfortunately this is not a 4 star hotel, as advertised. it is at best a 2 star hotel. maybe when it was first opened the situation was different but now...I've stayed in B&B's that looked better than this 4 star hotel. there were good points: free wifi that worked great, room was cleaned everyday, free parking spaces. the beach, coffee shops and restaurants were about 10 minutes walk away. the hotel and rooms are in a bad state, stained carp... Read more
    from Valencia, Spain
    Submitted on 15-11-2016
    Arrived for a two night stay to attend a Dinner on the Saturday when we arrived they said we were not booked in, as were 5 other people but they found our details on the computer after finding us a room. It was our fault we should have rung to confirm we were coming The room looked tired and when we opened the door to the fridge, the door fell off and there was no fridge inside just a hole with a cobweb. Breakfast was Cold with only eggs, mushrooms and Jacket potatoes ?
    from Pego, Spain
    Submitted on 16-11-2016
    This hotel is chosen because it has meeting rooms and a separate area for dining. It is used mainly on the Saturday for the meeting but many couples go to the hotel for the weekend. The men have their meeting and the ladies go shopping in Alicante