A nice apartment with a lovely view from the terrace. The apartment itself is in a block that is generally quiet and in a semi-rural setting offering pretty views of the surrounding hills, properties with altea visible in the distance. On the horizon Benidorm is just in view.
The apartment block is clean and well maintained. The poolside ambiance is very relaxing with loungers provided. There is no poolside music nor are there any bar services. This suited us just fine as we took drinks down with us from the apartment and used our phones for personal entertainment downloaded over wifi from the apartment. The wifi was very adequate in speed and availability. We also understand that there is wifi access around the pool but we did not know the pass phrase and only found out about it towards the end of our stay.
In the accommodation The beds are clean and comfortable as is the sofa bed in the living room which is of high quality. Only one set of bedding was provided per bed for the two weeks. We requested additional bedding which was provided but were advised that the contract the owner has with the cleaning contractor only has provision for one set of lining so we would need to wash and dry one entire set of bedding and towels in the apartment washing machine.
Electricity as described in the apartment details is not included in the rental price.
The apartment has air conditioning. It can be temperature controlled but not on an individual room basis. It's either on everywhere or off. Our tariff for electricity was 0.25 euros per kWh. Although we understand this is to increase. To run the aircon alone costs roughly a Euro an hour. So this is something to budget for. Excessive usage is expensive.
Water pressure to the showers is good and there is plenty of hot water supplied from the apartments eclectic boiler (which is chargeable)
One final point. There is no mirror in the bedroom. The only mirror is in the bathroom. This can cause a bottle neck by unnecessarily tying the bathroom up for longer than needed by hair drying etc which could be done in the bedroom.
Nice apartment and views
Quiet tranquil spot
Excellent poolside area
Nowhere to visit within walking distance. Car is essential.
Not ideal for disabled or if you have difficulty walking
Poor arrangement with regards to towels and linen
Nearby town of altea is lovely as is altea la villa
Beach and area at d'olla unspoilt and very traditional stoney beach. Perhaps not ideal for a young family although there are other beaches that would be.