Calle Loreto, 12, Denia, Alicante, Spain, 03700
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Singles, No fuss, Sightseeing
Expert review of Hostal Loreto
Structurally the building has barely changed since it was a Carmalite school before the 1980s and possibly since it was a nunnery before that. It’s rumoured that at one time or another it was a Guardia Civil office, but these days Hostal Loreto is a cheery, economical spot to stay in the centre of Dénia. Even though it has gone through a recent refurbishment it still bears many of the hallmarks of its history, with its beamed ceilings, burnished woodwork, wrought-iron balconies and steep stairway.
In one of the narrow street that crisscross the old town, and only five minutes walk from the port, the beach and the town centre.
The forty-three bedrooms offer a multiplicity of choices as far as bed combinations go. Bright bedcovers and paintings add colour to the white painted rooms, and with the resent refurbishment all of them have air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and a safe, and the en-suite bathrooms include a hair-dryer as standard. The rooms at the front of the building over-look the pedestrian Calle Loretto and have a small balcony. During the summer months the street is practically one long terrace full of café tables and chairs. Great for people watching, but if you want a quiet night it’s best to ask for something at the rear.
A large internal patio is a lovely place to take a drink or a meal during the summer months, and if you feel like joining in, the social salon at the back of the patio hosts tai-chi and Latin and line dancing classes. The loungers on the roof terrace are the place to pick up a tan if the beach doesn’t draw you.
Connected to the hotel is a bar/restaurant that offers good value local dishes in a neighbourhood ambience. A simple Spanish breakfast is also served there.
Other than the rooftop terrace and the classes the hotel doesn’t offer any other leisure facilities than a table tennis table, but can arrange for bike hire, sailing classes, etc.
Very cheerful and helpful service from Douglas and Matty Horne, the owners, and their family. They are a mine of information and can arrange almost anything to make your stay enjoyable.
People of all ages looking for well-positioned, good value accommodation.
Very good value for its town-centre situation.
More information on Hostal Loreto:
- Calle Loreto, 12, Denia, Alicante, Spain, 03700
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