“Room with a View!” What a fabulous apartment! Spacious,clean, comfy with splendid views of the sea. If you like having breakfast looking over the sea, falling to sleep listening to the sea, this is the place for you!
“Brilliant” Lovely apartment with gorgeous roof terrace and garden. Well decorated with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Walking distance to Villamartin Plaza so can go out and have a drink at night without needing the car. Would recommend.
“Perfect apartment with glorious views in convenient place for exploring the area” A wonderful apartment in a very convenient part of town. While the main town of Alicante is busy and the traffic heavy, this part is mostly residential with a very clean, quiet and regular tram passing by therefore you can access the town, and all of the main roads to allow you to travel and see other places without having the congestion that you'll find in Alicante. The apartment itself is beautiful - on the 18th floor with a balcony which is glazed so even if it does get cool you can sit out and enjoy the view. The balcony acts as a large dining room and lounge, and despite the main lounge being beautiful and having a large table for eating at too, we spent all of our time on the balcony. With far reaching views to the Mountains and the sparkling lights of Benidorm in the distance it was a perfect place to enjoy a local bottle of wine and eat dinner!
We were there in October and it was warm enough to go out in shirt sleeves every evening and sit outside for a meal on the front until 10pm! From the apartment, if you walk towards the beach and then along the road at the front you will find a few restaurants of which one was particularly friendly and excellent value for food. The first night we had Tapas which was superb, and a bottle of local wine which the waiter chose for us. We had two main courses, two puddings, a bottle of red wine and 4 shots (Free - which the waiter chooses for you to show you the local specialities) and spent 40 euros.
Locally you're not far from Benidorm if you fancy going to have a look. It's exactly what you expect it to be, so it's either your sort of thing or not. I have to admit it wasn't ours, but then we went for a giggle, and that's what we got. We had a wander around the streets, and along the front, had a coffee and then lunch and then left feeling vaguely amused. When you find a restaurant with baked beans on toast on the menu, you know you've seen it all! We had a trip to Guadalest which is a little village up in the mountains with spectacular views. WELL worth a visit. Unfortunately as with all tourist destinations, there have popped up some shops with junky gifts and the restaurants there seem aimed towards the Benidormites so if you're looking for a peaceful traditional getaway in the mountains you won't get one anymore. Having said that, it is stunningly beautiful and I would still advise going to have a look. Instead of having dinner in Guadalest we drove back towards Alicante along the coast and ending up in a town called L'olla which is just to the right of Altea. We had a beautiful lunch on the seafront, in large comfortable chairs while we watched people wandering past and enjoyed the view of the coastline. MUCH recommended.
I would advise choosing to have the apartment keys given to you by someone on arrival rather than finding the mediterranean lettings office and picking them up because while the actual company is fine, if you're fresh off of the plane and you've hired a car, the office is on a very small and busy street. Parking is difficult, and negotiating locals in a hurry in unfamiliar surroundings is quite stressful. Finding the apartment is easy and there is ample parking right outside - so a much more fitting start to the holiday would be having somebody meet you at the apartment with the keys!
To sum up - a truly beautiful apartment in an ideal place for seeing the surrounding area.
“Fantastic Apartment - Wonderful views, modern decor and very clean.” Just returned from a 3 week stay at the Flying Whale Apartment in Benidorm. It was the views that really sold this to us and they did not fail to live up to expectations.. You have the most wonderful view point across the sea, skyline and mountains and sitting on the balcony (which is big, large enough to have sun beds and table and chairs etc) looking out across the sea you could be anywhere you want. It was a very quiet apartment block and we had the swimming pool to ourselves nearly all of the time. The owner Angeles was extremely helpful and really looked after us, cant thank her enough. The apartment has everything you need, very modern and very clean. Lots and lots of light and panoramic views. Location is great, just next to Benikaktus hotel and literally a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Levante Beach yet in such a lovely unique spot that you can escape from it all and enjoy the tranquility on your terrace! Cant wait to go back.