La Posada del Mar

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Address: Plaça de les Drassanes, s/n, Denia, 03700, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.6

A historic house sat by the sea

You may never own a house that once belonged to the King of Spain but at least you can sleep in one. The beautiful building that houses La Posada del Mar (The Inn by the Sea) dates back to the 13th century and was a gift from King James I to William of Cardona in 1243. But while ancient arches, exposed stonework and a collection of amphora and fossils dragged from the Med transport you back in time, the hotel itself is only eight years old.

Location
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
4.5
90%
Leisure facilities
4.2
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.6
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

Location

Two minutes walk from the marina, five minutes stroll to sandy beaches, ten to the centre of Dénia, full of fancy shops, cafes and top-class restaurants, and fifteen minutes to Dénia Castle. How much more central can you get!

Bedrooms

The hotel has 24 double bedrooms, each as light as airy as the next, and all with a sea view over the tops of the sail boats bobbing around in the marina. The rooms have a Mediterranean air provided by shades of white, cream and beige, and the salt smell of the sea drifting in through the French windows. Rich ochre floor tiles and bright Indian silk cushions add richness to some of the rooms, while burnished mahogany furniture adds lustre to others. The Suite Principal has a large terrace with views both to the sea and to the castle, and a private Jacuzzie. The suite bedroom is graced with a four-poster bed and a deep rattan chair and footstool for lounging in. Ask for room 404 if you want a four-poster draped in flimsy cotton curtains without going to the expense of a suite.

Public areas

A public lounge with a TV, (although not necessary as all the rooms have them) a reading room and piano and jazz bar.

Eating and drinking

The cosy restaurant that belongs to the hotel, Sal de Mar, presents regional dishes and fish almost straight from the nets as they are unloaded at the quay five minutes walk from the kitchen. A small cocktail bar which is also open to the public is part of the restaurant, although you may have to fight for space with the baby grand piano.

Leisure facilities

A gym and a sauna inside, the beach and the sea outside.

Service

Cheerful and attentive.

Who stays there

Businessmen, holiday makers, romantics of all ages, and people either travelling to or returning from the Balearics by ferry.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Couldn’t be closer to everything if it tried.
  • Parking not cheap at 16€
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