This impressive 5-star hotel sits on the slopes of the Sierra Cortina Mountains in Alicante, offering splendid views of the Costa Blanca coastline below. It enjoys its own temperate micro-climate, yet is close to many of the attractions in Benidorm and the surrounding area. The theme is Asian, and there's a tropical garden containing over 150,000 plants as well as a number of swimming pools to keep you busy. All in all, it feels a world away, yet you can reach Alicante Airport in just 30 minutes.
Tradition meets state-of-the-art at the hotel’s Thai Spa, where you can enjoy treatments and therapies at the hands of the hotel’s fully trained staff. As well as the signature Thai massage, based on ancient techniques, you can opt for a Balinese massage, a 4-hand massage, a full-body exfoliation, or a Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage, to name a few. There’s a choice of treatment rooms, including a tatami room and 7 outdoor rooms, as well as a relaxation area, which lives up to its name with an indoor pool, Turkish bath and sun terrace.
There are many golf courses in the surrounding area, and you can arrange to play a round through the hotel.
You’ve a choice of ten different types of rooms here – from deluxe and deluxe superior to all manner of suites, such as Suite Langkawi, Suite Jakarta and the huge Presidential Suite (the terrace alone is 98m2). All rooms are decorated in Balinese style, and have a host of luxurious features such as a large bed, 300-thread cotton sheets, a feather mattress topper, minibar, private terrace, large LCD TV, DVD player with music system, wifi, iPod docking station, kimono and slippers and bathroom with twin sinks. Some of the rooms offer sea views, while suites enjoy extra-special features, which may include a walk-in wardrobe, separate lounge area, private check-in and/or a Jacuzzi.
There’s much to see and do at the hotel, from a leisurely walk round the magnificent tropical gardens to a splash in one of hotel pools. There are also classes aplenty – including lots of children’s activities – everything from yoga and meditation to aquaerobics, qi gong, wine tasting and diving to cocktail making and Asian cookery. Outside the hotel, you're close to the port, with its many bars and restaurants, or can pay a visit to the old part of the city. The hotel can also organise shopping excursions, or trips to the village of Guadalest, with its castle and folk museum, to the old town of Altea, with its whitewashed houses, or to the Canelobre Caves at Busot.
Enjoy Asian and Mediterranean fusion at Udaipur buffet restaurant, international dishes at In Black, Oriental cuisine at Koh Samui or lunchtime Mediterranean meals at Palapa. For drinks and snacks, there are also four bars – the poolside Zen snack bar, Bonsai, Palapa Bar and last but definitely not least the Champagne Bar.
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