The Gran Hotel Sol y Mar in the Costa Blanca is a great luxury choice for those looking for something chic. With its clean lines and modern curves this hotel stands out on the busy strip overlooking Arenal Beach. Situated in the centre of Calpe, the beaches here are wide and sandy, and the impressive Penon de Ifach rock stretches up in the distance, creating a dramatic skyline that sets this destination apart.
This is an adults-only hotel, which prioritises relaxation, comfort, and taste. The neighbouring Suitopia apartments are the hotel’s family friendly option, and offer spacious rooms and self-catering facilities.
All the bedrooms at the Gran Hotel Sol y Mar have a television, free WiFi and a pillow-top mattress for a comfortable night’s sleep. Yves Rocher toiletries add to the luxury. There is a range of rooms available, from the large seafront suite to standard rooms, which are anything but ‘standard,’ overlooking the hotel’s garden.
The Gran Hotel Sol y Mar has enough bars and restaurants to bring variety to a holiday. The laid-back beach club serves Mediterranean-inspired salads, pasta, meat and fish dishes, all enjoyed on the beach terrace. The indoor buffet restaurant is the Food Gallery, which looks out to the Penon de Ifach, and for fine dining, head to the Abiss Restaurant GastroBarra, where each dish looks like a work of art. For a different tone there is also the sports bar, which has a small but varied menu and a large television screen. Doree Gin & Sea is the bar where Champagne corks pop and the gin cocktails flow while guests relax on Balinese beds looking out to sea, while the 360º Bar is the café in the hotel lobby. Live music performances often take place here.
Trips take place every Thursday and are subject to availability. The mountains that form the backdrop to Calpe provide the ideal terrain for mountain bikers of all levels. Just ask at reception and the staff will show you the best routes up and around the gorgeous Coll de Rates and the Sierras of Bernia. Staff can help to arrange bicycle hire, and there is even a bike centre within the hotel with a fully equipped workshop, an area for washing bikes and a locked storage facility.
Water sports are also popular here, and the hotel staff can arrange activities including kite surfing, jet skiing and paddle boarding. But if relaxation is more your thing, then the spa at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar has plenty to offer. There is a selection of showers to invigorate and soothe the skin, while the sauna and Jacuzzis offer more traditional pampering. There is also a Turkish bath, a toning pool designed to improve blood and lymphatic flow, and an ice fountain. Massages and facials are also available.
Grand Hotel Sol y Mar is about an hour by car from Alicante-Elche Airport.
Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand.
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The beach bar is a special adults only exclusive space where the infinity pool merges with the Mediterranean and your early evening aperitifs mingle with stunning sunsets