A perfect Spain hide-a-way.
We were seeking a relaxing, beach vacation in a great apartment, close to stores, the beach, and vibrant nightlife. This apartment was all that and more.
Reservations were easy and efficient, with all of my questions answered quickly, including printable instructions for all aspect of the trip. Phone support was provided during our stay, making it easy to coordinate details or ask questions about departure procedures. The car service from the airport was convenient- very worth it when you arrive in the hot July sun. Our wonderful driver answered our questions and gave us local tips for El Campello as well as for surrounding areas.
The apartment itself was even better than the pictures. Spotlessly clean and huge. Modern but with a Mediterranean charm. The 2 bedrooms are at the end of a long hallway, giving real separation to the space (for those who want to sleep in.) Others can wake early, make coffee, and head upstairs in their pyjamas to the private rooftop terrace, with comfy couch, coffee table, a view over the rooftops of the town.
The bathroom is spacious with a full tub, toilet, sink and bidet (great for post-beach sand gettin'). There is also a separate toilet with sink next door. The living room area has lots of light, a large TV and some DVDs if needed. The fully stocked kitchen has a dishwasher and washing machine. No dryer needed because you have your own private terrace accessed via a staircase in the living room, complete with drying rack. The terrace is where we spent much of our time. It comes complete with BBQ, hot tub and a lounge area, which can be shielded from the hot sun by the large umbrella.
In terms of location, El Campello has small village charm. You can walk everywhere from this apartment, and right downstairs you'll find a cafe (with assorted snacks and beverages, and more importantly for us, coffee to go), a pharmacy, a drug store and 2 restaurants.
The beach is a 10-15 minute walk away. We took advantage of the stroll back to the apartment to pick up meats, cheeses and fixings to have an affordable dinner using our terrace BBQ and then relaxing in the private hot tub under the stars after a long day of beach going. The path to the beach from the apartment you cross the train station where there is a taxi stand. This makes it ideal if you want a lively evening out in Alicante. And while I didn't find Alicante to be all that caliente, having a clean, calm oasis apartment in El Campello meant I didn't care.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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