Like every other hotel in Spain, the Abaco, situated in the beautiful Bellaguarda neighbourhood of Altea’s old town, is closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, owners Adelina and Thomas have not been lazy during this time, or indeed at any time! As the hotel’s expansion nears completion, they promise their guests better stays to come. When Spain is safe again, and we can all get back to the serious business of enjoying life and making new memories, why not treat yourself to the Abaco Experience?
There are eight new, themed rooms to add to the 10 existing rooms in the original building, plus a larger dining area, more outdoor space, and a wellness area for Abaco’s fortunate guests. Because the hotel is in the heart of the Old Town, the atmosphere of the Mediterranean enfolds you even before you step inside its enchanted space, and the views from the private roof terrace are stunning.
However, it would be foolish to confine yourself to the hotel, tempting as the idea may be, because Altea has so much to offer visitors, and many of the local attractions are within walking distance of Abaco. Adelina and Thomas are more than happy to share their extensive local knowledge to help you make the most of your visit, whether this is your first stay in Altea, or you are returning to this stunning corner of the Costa Blanca.
The Bellaguarda district is typically Mediterranean, with fascinating sights and smells, and great photo opportunities. Be sure to get a selfie at the Mirador (viewpoint), where you can look across Altea Bay to Benidorm, and enjoy the feeling of being literally on top of the world for a little while.
Altea is well known for its stunning arts and crafts shops, and Adelina and Thomas will be happy to advise you on where to buy souvenirs to take home. If retail therapy is an essential ingredient of your Costa Blanca break, there are lots of quirky independent shops and galleries to explore.
There are some wonderful restaurants in Altea, and as part of your visitor experience, your hosts will recommend the best places for tapas, paella and other local specialities. Abaco caters for all tastes, and you can enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in the hotel, as Adelina describes it:
Like in England, but in our living room.
This statement encapsulates the whole ethos of staying with Adelina and Thomas – you are welcomed into their home, rather than merely being accommodated in a hotel, however comfortable. The Abaco Hotel truly is a home from home, and while the renovations have increased the available space, there is still a genuine feeling of ‘coming home’ when you step through its welcoming doors from the quaint cobbles outside.
Local materials have been used where possible, creating stunning spaces inside and out, and the renovations have made excellent use of natural light, so the whole building feels airy and bright.
The whole project is a successful blend of traditional rustic and rustic modern, and this is reflected in the themes of the different rooms. The existing rooms owe their origins to historical times – Roman, Greek, Moorish, Maritime and the Belle Epoque period of France to name just some. The new rooms celebrate the sights, smells and colours of modern day Mediterranean life, so you can look forward to staying in the Nispero Room, the Almond Room, the Olive Room or the Bougainvillea Room, as well as four other bright new rooms.
Nobody knows when things will return to normal in Europe, but why not plan your personalised stay at Abaco Hotel, Altea, to give yourself something to look forward to? Discuss your requirements with Adelina, via email or telephone, and make sure you are one of the first visitors to enjoy a stay in this unique hotel when Spain comes out of lock-down. Once people can travel freely, Abaco is sure to fill up quickly, so make sure of your booking while you can.
Calle Salva 13
Telephone: 966 88 25 00