Virtually below the ramparts of Denía Castle, tucked into the narrow streets of the old town.
I spent the night in Las Devas beach, although not exactly on the beach, because each of the hotel’s seven rooms bears the name of one of Denía’s beaches. Open and spacious, the sharp contrasts of black and white are mellowed by the warmth of original mottled burnt umber floor tiles and sparingly placed artworks. Seven of the large bathrooms are fitted with Jacuzzi baths. The single suite, which has its own terrace, is white on white, bringing the Mediterranean indoors. A gilded fairground horse waits to ride you to your dreams, although as it’s an antique it’s probably best just to walk across the lush white- tiled floor to you wide double bed.
A large salon under the beams is open to public and guests alike, with separate sitting areas and games tables, and a bar. During summer months everyone makes the most of the patio, with its high stone walls and vine-covered arbor making a perfect place to eat or take a drink.
Eating and drinking
Guests are offered three choices of breakfast, Continental, Light, or ‘La Senia’, and can try them individually or mix and match to their own taste, which all sounded a bit complicated to me so I just took a bit of the wonderful everything. Gourmets need never leave the walls of Nou Roma, because one of Denia’s top restaurants, La Senia, is part of the building, and serves dishes based on regional cuisine in this beautifully restored and tastefully furnished building.
Roof-top terrace and large patio
Unobtrusive, but friendly in a family sort of way.
Who stays there
Businessmen with a good expense account, couples looking for romance without total privacy, the stylish. The salon is sometimes used for wedding receptions, and the couple are given a complementary bedroom.
Parking is an additional 15€
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- A peaceful enclave
- Five minutes to the centre of Denía
- No private lounges for guests
- Twenty-minute walk to the beach