Hotel Costamar

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Address: Calle Caleta 4, Javea, 03730, Spain

Star rating:

3.9

A simple family hotel that’s been given a lot of thought.

The same family has owned the hotel since the 1950s, but in 2010 it was totally refurbished to a pleasingly high standard. It is basic in a non-stuffy sort of way, and while it’s not the sort of hotel you can imagine lounging away long summer hours over a bottle of wine, it nonetheless bright, airy and spotlessly clean.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

A couple of streets up the hill from Javea’s port, close to the prom to take an evening stroll, and near to the town-centre shopping.

 

Bedrooms

One of the joys of the hotel, and something that many major hotels don’t do well, is that one of the bedrooms is completely adapted for a disabled person. Shower, toilet, even the clothing rail in the wardrobe works on a pivot, with a bar you can pull on while you sit on the bed to lower your clothes towards you. These adaptations are also immensely useful for elderly travelers, but very few places seem to think of them. Whether by chance or arrangement – probably the latter – the hotel has a disabled person’s parking place right in front of the door. There are 14 rooms, ten double and four single, which does away with the scary ‘single supplement’. The rooms are modest in size but not cramped, all with a view of the sea and some with a small balcony. Each room has free Wi-fi, air-conditioning, satellite television with international channels, as well as en-suite bathrooms with hair dryers. A delightful personal touch are the little croquet covers on the spare toilet rolls, not see in most homes for at least the last three decades.

Public areas

The ground floor has a small seating area with a TV and bar.

Eating and drinking

A continental breakfast costs 5€, and is served all year round in the ground floor dining room. The restaurant is open during high season (15th June – 15 September), serving “comida casera de mama, todo de la misma olla”. In other words, mum’s home cooking and everyone eats the same meal, even the family, although if someone is particularly picky they can be catered for.

Leisure facilities

None in the hotel, but they can arrange sailing courses, boat hire, sub-aqua diving, bikes etc.

Service

Non-professional as distinct from un-professional, and meant in the most charming way. You are given a key and a smile and not fussed over, but if you need any help or information there’s usually someone around who can help.

 

Who stays there

Families, couples and business people.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Fully adapted for disabled people
  • Brand-spanking new internally
  • Breakfast and VAT not included in the price
  • Need a car to get to the beach
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