Alicante is one of the top Gay Resort on the Mediterranean cost. With plenty of gay bars, saunas and gay friendly hotel Alicante is Spain’s fastest growing cities with a boom in gay tourists over the past years.
Alicante is a port city on Spain’s southeastern Costa Blanca, and the capital of the Alicante province. Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, coloured houses and a nightlife scene. From here, an elevator or a steep climb leads to medieval Castillo de Santa Bárbara, set on a hilltop with sweeping views of the Mediterranean coast.
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1. Melia Alicante Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Alicante
This 4* hotel is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Set between Alicante Harbour and Postiguet Beach, Meliá Alicante offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi throughout. All rooms feature a terrace, some with sea views. A kid’s club is available in high season.
All rooms at the Melia Alicante are air conditioned and spacious. They have flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and a safe. The modern bathrooms come with toiletries and a hairdryer.
Alicante is a lovely town, very Spanish in its feel, with some nice places to visit, totally different to Benidorm. Mind you, you have to experience Benidorm for a day trip. The central market (Mercardo) is a 20 minute walk away, this is the closest place to pick up the tram line to the Central station or to Benidorm.
The Melia Alicante is in a great location, perfect for the beach, the mariner and the old town.
The hotels location is virtually on the beach, with the old town and restaurants a 5 to 10 minutes walk away.
The rooms are spacious & well appointed with a desk, large TV (with four channels in English), mini bar and a balcony overlooking the marina. The bathroom has a rain shower, a large mirror with separate lighting, an adjustable shaving mirror & a supply of toiletries.
It is well appointed, equipped with modern furniture and very clean
The bed is large and very comfortable and there is little noise at night therefore sleep quality is very good. The air conditioning is efficient & fully adjustable as was the room lighting. Upgrading our room can be costly but is money well spent
The buffet breakfast was pretty extensive with a large variety of hot & cold food on offer & seating is available inside and out. The coffee is brought to your table & is a bit hit & miss as regards temperature. The omelette which is made as per your taste to order was very tasty.
There are aperitifs then at 12.00, 16.00 & 19.00, which are generally tapas, cheese, bread, cold meats. At 16.00 it is desserts and sweets. Free bar is available all day long with a vast range of alcohol, soft drinks and tea & coffee.
Service is good and the pool areas also very pleasant, with multiple areas, which means you can get sun all day.
How much does a room costs at Melia Alicante?
Prices start 270$/night for the The Level Double (2 Adults).
This twin/double room has a balcony with sea views, pillow menu, flat-screen satellite TV and free WiFi. A Nespresso® coffee machine with a selection of coffees and a tea set are available on request.
The bathroom comes with VIP amenities, The Level bathrobe and slippers and professional hairdryer.
This room also includes access to:
-The Level VIP Lounge with newspapers, magazines, business corner and a bar with snacks and drinks;
-Private breakfast at The Level Lounge;
-Interview room for 2 people (on request and subject to availability);
-Private reception area to make all your arrangements: arrivals, departures, transfer reservations and tourist information among others;
-DVD and WII (on request and subject to availability);
-Free access to the fitness centre;
-Private pool area;
-An ironing service of one item per stay.
2. Nh Rambla de Alicante – Gay Friendly Hotel Alicante
This 3* is 8 minutes walk from the beach. The NH Rambla de Alicante is set in the centre of Alicante, 10 minutes’ walk from the beach and marina. It offers comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and a safe.
Rooms at the NH Rambla de Alicante come with a pillow menu, a minibar and free WiFi. Each private bathroom has a hairdryer.
This hotel is in a great location to everything. Whether it’s nightlife, the beach, shopping or historic sights this hotel is in the perfect location for it all
It is in a great location – five minutes walk to sea front, c6 bus stop and tram station – just on the edge of the city center.
This hotel is clean, tidy, adequate rooms with nice helpful staff and a good choice for breakfast. The room is spotlessly clean as as the bathroom. The bed was really comfortable.
The rooms are not spacious though have space enough. The bathrooms are sizeable and well appointed. Fresh towels are supplied every day. Shampoo and body wash replenished. The rooms are very clean. The reception really helpful and polite.
The air conditioning is very effective. The fittings are sufficiently robust to be not depressing, though the art on the wall is hotel-bland. This hotel actually works really well. It is not luxury but it is far from budget in its comforts. The beds are comfy and the bedding is of fair quality. A safe in the room is a useful touch.
Excellent breakfast selection, cereals, fruit, yoghurt, hot food, toaster, numerous breads, cheeses, cold meats, cakes, lovely coffee and selection of different teas, different fruit juices, great way to start to the day.
There is a mini bar in the room and the prices were reasonable.
How much does a room costs at NH Rambla de Alicante?
Prices start 90$/night for the Standard Double Room.
This air-conditioned room with 1 double or 2 single beds is equipped with a TV, telephone and a work desk. The private bathroom with bath tub includes a hairdryer.
3. Eurostars Lucentum Alicante – Gay Friendly Hotel Alicante.
This 4* hotel is 9 minutes walk from the beach. The modern Eurostars Lucentum is located in central Alicante, on Alfonso X Avenue. All of the air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi and there is also a restaurant.
Lucentum Eurostars can be found next to Alicante Central Market, just 10 minutes’ walk from the port. Just opposite the hotel is a tram stop, allowing easy travel around the city.
The spacious rooms all have modern bathrooms and TVs. They also have safes and hairdryers.
The hotel is just a short stroll into the old town with its many tapas bars and eateries. 10-15 minute walk down to the seafront where you can get a lift up to the castle.
It is a great location as it is in the centre near to the Old Town, Marina and shopping, restaurants, everything you need really. The Merkado is right across the road. And the Castle is within a short walking distance.
The suite was very spacious, clean, light and modern with air conditioning.
The rooms are really nice clean as well with plenty of space and over looking the town so we had great views of the city.
There is a good selection at breakfast with Continental and English available. As well as fruit and roasted peppers and courgettes. Some days spicy sausages and Tortilla are available. There is always a good selection of pastries.
Breakfast is buffet style and there was certainly enough variety for everyone to enjoy. The churros are very very good!
How much does a room costs at Eurostars Lucentum?
This stylish suite has a large seating area with a sofa and a dining table. It features air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a TV and a fully equipped bathroom. There is also a safe and hairdryer.
This room is located on the ground floor.
4. Hospes Amérigo Alicante – Gay Friendly Hotel Alicante
This 5* luxury hotel is 4 minutes walk from the beach. With beautiful views of Alicante Cathedral and Santa Bárbara Castle, Hospes Amerigo’s free rooftop spa features a sauna, pool and gym. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV.
This elegant design hotel is set in a 19th-century Dominican Convent in Alicante’s old town, 300 m from Postiguet Beach. Hospes Amerigo is within 50 m of the cathedral and Alicante Town Hall.
This is a superb hotel located in Alicante old town right in the middle of fabulous restaurants and bars but just a couple of blocks back from the seafront.
The location is perfect: close to the marina and right next door to the charming old town and restaurants. And just 2 minutes from harbour, beach and old town which is great – loots of places to eat and drink for the lunch and dinner.
The 24h room service menu is quite typical but do note that room service also delivers from the hotel restaurant. The restaurant menu is not provided in the rooms but you will find it from the hotel website.
The Rooms was clean and had a good size. The only minus here is that they don’t really have a door between the entrance and the bathroom
Bed very comfortable and quality linen. Towels are of a good quality and fluffy
The bathroom was large and had a separate shower and bath.
Breakfast is decent and always has a spread of fresh fruits, and the hot selections are mainly egg based. The gym is small and basic, but clean with a few weights and an elliptical trainer. There is also a small rooftop pool.
How much does a room costs at Hospes Amérigo?
This spacious room has high ceilings, contemporary décor and Egyptian cotton bed linen. There is a plasma-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.T
5. Hotel Maya Alicante – Gay Friendly Hotel Alicante
This 3* hotel is 5 minutes walk from the beach. Set at the foot of Santa Barbara Castle, Hotel Maya is 5 minutes’ walk from Alicante Beach and 10 minutes’ walk from the centre. It has a seasonal outdoor pool, free WiFi and a gym with panoramic views.
All air-conditioned rooms at the Maya have satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.
Hotel Maya is an easy 15-minute walk from the centre of the Old Town and only 5 minutes from the gorgeous golden beach. It’s on a main transport route, next to the tram station and bus stops, with the main roads coming together at a roundabout at the back, so it’s easy to get to.
The hotel is modern, bright and well maintained. The rooms were a good size and spotlessly clean, and wifi worked well.
Rooms were absolutely spotless, equipped with mini-fridge, aircon and hairdryer, and cleaned and given fresh towels every day. Beds are pretty firm and comfortable and very clean with bedding and towels changed every day.
The buffet breakfast is excellent with a wide choice of food. The evening buffet is also great value – 12 Euros including a drink, and the food was excellent and varied.
Pool is small but lovely and clean with a poolside bar. Not that many loungers.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Maya Alicante ?
This spacious, air-conditioned room has views of the sea or Santa Barbara Castle. It includes 1 double or 2 single beds. It features satellite TV, a safe and a minibar. The private bathroom has a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free WiFi is available.