Altea Old Town
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This modern Duplex apartment, with stunning views from the roof terrace of the picture-book old town in one direction and the mountains and Mediterranean in the other, is perfectly located for enjoying the delights of picturesque Altea. It is situated in the old town and is within easy walking distance of the magnificent Church of the Virgen del Consuelo, with its famous blue tiled Moorish domes, which can be seen from the roof terrace.
In front of the Church is a beautiful plaza lined with restaurants, cafes and bars, many with roof terraces enjoying spectacular views. From this point you can meander down through the narrow, cobbled streets towards the beach and promenade, as well as the 'new' town of Altea, enjoying a multitude of shops selling arts, crafts, jewellery and clothes. The Palau Altea, where you can enjoy live performances of music, opera, ballet, theatre etc. and of course flamenco, is also only a five minute walk from the apartment.
The apartment has been finished to a high specification, with furnishings to compliment. The property comprises of 2 bedrooms, 1 double which has patio doors to a balcony overlooking the garden and pool, and 1 twin bedroom. The family bathroom, with bath, shower and bidet, is also on this level. On the level above is a utility room with a further toilet and washing machine/dryer, fully equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining room. From the living room there are stairs leading to the roof terrace which is perfect for outside eating and drinking or simply for relaxing and taking in the stunning 360 degree views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Altea 600 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Alicante 65 km, Nearest railway: Altea 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
All main rooms benefit from air conditioning/heating - also two free-standing fans. There is a selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment as well as Satellite TV.
A large George Foreman Grill is included in the kitchen for healthy eating. There is a cool bag, ice packs and plastic picnic set for days on the beach.
For guests requiring internet, there are cafes/bars offering free WiFi and there are also a couple of local Internet Cafes - all a short walk away. Alternatively local 'phone shops sell dongles for use with your lap top.
|Further details outdoors|
There are garden tables and chairs both on the balcony and also the roof terrace. Four reclining sun chairs and two folding sunbeds.
This is a small residential apartment block consisting of 19 apartments, which has a small shared garden and pool which is ungated. It is not suitable for non-swimmers and young children. Guests are asked to enjoy the shared areas peacefully.
Bath towels and linen are supplied. We ask guests to provide their own beach towels.
We would like to stress that our apartment is on three levels, with marble stairs leading down to the bedrooms and tiled stairs leading up to the roof terrace, which may be unsuitable for the young or infirm.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Altea, nestling at the foot of the Serra Bernia on the mouth of the River Algar, has seen many civilisations come and go. Iberians, Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Muslims all left their mark and their influence. The name of the town comes from the Greek Altahia which means "I cure" and the name of the River Algar means "the river of health".
Altea, referred by Gabriel Miro as the "suntoasted town", has always captivated visitors, especially the artists, painters, writers, musicians, sculptors and singers who in the 1960's and 70's made the town a Bohemian paradise.
The Altea area enjoys many fiestas during the course of the year:
The Hogueras de San Juan (Bonfires of St. John). The festival of San Juan dates back to pre-Christian times and marks the arrival of summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is celebrated all over Spain but especially in coastal regions where many people head for the beach, build bonfires and party throughout the night.
The Castell de L'Olla in mid-August celebrates the feast of San Lorenzo where thousands of fireworks are launched over the sea.
In late September is the Fiesta of the Moors and Christians. The evenings come alive with the Moors and Christians parading down the High Street wearing beautiful costumes- jugglers, horsemen, skilled handlers with their birds of prey, belly dancers and much, much more.
The Church Square hosts a big New Year's Eve party with a stage erected next to the church and live bands singing and playing in the New Year.
These are but a few of the Fiestas.
Altea is divided into three different parts:
The long palm-fringed esplanade with its cafes and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by over a paella and a cold jug of sangria.
The bustling High Street, with the beautiful Town Hall at the heart, cafes, banks, shops and a daily indoor market selling fresh bread, fruit, vegetables, meat and wonderful seafood.
The pretty old town with its white-washed, sun-toasted houses and medieval cobbled, narrow lanes, all leading up to the Church Square and the magnificent Church of the Virgen Del Consuelo at its peak.
For days out there is much to see and do. Visit the historic town of Guadalest, rumoured to be the final stronghold of the invading Moors. The waterfalls of the Fonts D'Algar are also worth a visit.
The bustling town of Benidorm is 10 kilometres away with its blue flag beach, cafes and night-life. Here you can enjoy the Terra Mitica Theme Park, Aqualandia Water Park and Mundomore Tropical Marine Park.
Also, for golf lovers, there are three 18-hole golf courses on the outskirts of Benidorm.
Nearer still, the Don Cayo 9-hole golf course in Altea La Vieja is a 20 minute drive away.
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21 Feb 2014
"Lovely apartment with beautiful views"
Really enjoyed our stay here, lovely homely apartment with beautiful views from the roof terrace. In the middle of lots of restaurants and bars but very quiet. Very well equipped, everything you could need. Altea is a lovely town, lots going on. Had a wonderful holiday!
31 Jan 2014
Situated in the genuine heart of Altea´s Old Town, near the church, the apartment is close to everything and just a 10 minutes stroll to the beach. What we liked most, was the roof terrace with its wonderful views over the Mediterranean and the church. The apartment is cosy and nicely decorated, perfect for four persons at a time. A big plus is the garage, because the streets are narrow and crowded.
31 Aug 2013
"Altea is a lovely pace to visit"
The property was lovely. The apartment was well stocked, and there was plenty of information provided to help with finding places to visit or eat. I would recommend the CasaVital restaurant, it was excellent.
The swimming pool was very quiet and peaceful, and most of the time we were the only people using it.
20 Aug 2013
"Luminoso apartamento y genial ubicacion"
La situación del apartamento es genial, tranquila y muy cerca del centro.Y el apartamento en si, fantástico. Luminoso, tranquilo, muy agradable, decorado con muy buen gusto. Simplemente perfecto. Si… More
16 Aug 2013
"Still as good as we remembered"
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Altea once again. We stayed in the apartment last year and had such a good time that we wanted to repeat the experience. It did not disappoint. As ever, the apartment was clean and tidy and the view from the roof terrace just as we remembered, fantastic. The old town of Altea, which is on your doorstep was still as busy as ever with a wonderful selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, unlike the UK you can stay out as late as you like and still feel completely safe and relaxed, the culture is so different, we love it. The beach at Albir just along the coast was one of our favorites because it had facilities but wasn't too crowded. It is pebbly however but if you take or purchase some rubber shoes it's fine.
10 Jun 2013
"Outstanding position and standard of the apartment"
Despite the rather scruffy locality (grafitti, pavement parking, adjacent wasteland) giving a poor first impression, the apartment itself is spacious, clean, modern and very well equipped. The star feature is undoubtedly the large sun-trap roof terrace with views across the old town and bay. It is only a few minutes walk to the church square in the old town with ample shops and restaurants. About a ten minute walk to the sea-front but rather longer on the way back owing to a steep uphill walk. Overall a very good choice of accommodation.
16 Apr 2013
"Immaculate accommodation in a great location!"
We wanted to stay in Altea and be convenient to access the Old Town on foot. This apartment certainly fulfilled our requirements and provided immaculately presented accommodation with wonderful views over the sea, mountains and the town. With the weather getting better each day the only downside was our short stay. We'll be back!
16 Oct 2012
"Fantastic apartment, 5 minutes walk from the Old Town square"
My fiancée and I stayed for five nights in October as part of a little road trip to Valencia, Denia and Altea, and were extremely impressed, both with the apartment and Altea itself.
The good stuff: The property itself is excellent, extremely clean, with two spacious bedrooms and a great, modern bathroom downstairs, a very comfortable living room on the middle floor with sofas, dozens of DVDs and books and an English Freeview system (for if you can't resist trash tv while you're away!), then a nice roof terrace above, with great views of the town and bay. The kitchen area is small but well-equipped, and there is decent air-con throughout (Altea had 25-30 degree sunshine, even in October). There's also a shared pool downstairs, but it's darn cold! Probably fine in the summer though. Unless you have a totally useless sat-nav like we did (it clearly wasn't my fault), it's only 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport and once you get there the apartment block has secure underground parking and a lift up to the accommodation.
Best of all, the apartment is only a couple of minutes walk from the many amazing, great value bars and restaurants of the old town, and about a ten minute stroll up from the many amazing, great value bars and restaurants of the seafront promenade (see the theme?). Try the steak in L'Obrador in the lower square of the old town, it's excellent.
The less-good: Not a lot really, it's hard to fault somewhere where you've got a roof terrace, a pool and a nearby beach (albeit mainly stony), five minutes away from the breathtaking old town and with loads of entertainment for if the weather is rubbish or you can't be bothered to go out of an evening (there's a decent supermarket for do-it-yourself dinner supplies a few minutes away, and great bread shops just down the road, but eating out is relatively cheap anyway). If I had to be pernickety, it's a slight shame that the roof terrace is overlooked by the people walking along the street above, it would be nice to have a barbecue up there and, being that I am slightly obsessed with iStuff, I missed having wi-fi for the time we were there. I guess we would also have liked a sandy beach that wasn't a drive away, but I don't suppose it's fair to blame the owners of this apartment for that!
We would definitely recommend this apartment, and the area, I know we'll go back.
21 Aug 2012
"Ideal location, compact and easily maintained"
If you want to be in an ideal location for the church square, town centre facilities and even the local beaches, this is your apartment choice. A very well maintained, easily cleaned apartment, with all the extra facilities you would need and a very friendly/helpful owner and team.
25 Jul 2012
"Fantastic, would highly recommend"
Have just returned from a fantastic stay in Altea. The apartment is a real home from home. Its spotlessly clean, has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, balcony and sun terrace. The bathr… More
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