A few years ago, our friends Joost and Catherine bought a second residence in Javea, Spain. Their love for the region eventually resulted in the construction of a luxury boutique hotel in Javea, Spain, on the popular Costa Blanca. We went to see how the work was progressing a few months ago, and now that it is officially opened, we had to test the newest luxury hotel in Spain. We also visited a few of the many sights of the Costa Blanca.
Review: Luxe boutique hotel in Javea Spain
The Adelante House lies in the hills of Javea, ten minutes from the coast. The location of this luxury hotel in Spain provides you with a beautiful view of the Montgó Massif. Some of the great sights of the Costa Blanca are within arm’s reach: you’ll reach the popular coastal town of Moraira within 15 minutes, and the bustling town of Denia is only about 30 minutes away.
The airports of Valencia or Alicante provide easy access to this luxury hotel in Spain.
Because of its location in the hills, you can unwind completely during your stay in The Adelante House. However, if you are ready for some action, there are a few tourist towns to visit nearby.
TIP: As Valencia is less than an hour away, you can easily combine a citytrip to Valencia with a few days of rest in The Adelante House.
Noted interior designer Jessica Bataille was contracted to design the interiors of The Adelante House. She created an authentic, Mediterranean atmosphere throughout this Spanish boutique hotel.
The eight rooms are all decorated differently, and the tasteful bathrooms are fitted with all modern comforts. You’re treated to some lovely Stella Maris products here too.
You will immediately feel at home, and will be inspired to change your own bedroom after your stay.
This boutique hotel in Javea, Spain has a lovely pool in its tropical garden. The bamboo sunbeds with straw parasols invite you to enjoy the sunshine for a few hours.
Too hot for your liking? There is also a lovely spot to lie down underneath the gazebo in the garden with a book and a glass of rosé. That’s all you need. It was my favourite spot for a siesta.
The covered terrace is a wonderful location to enjoy a tasty breakfast in the morning. Freshly squeezed juice, a fragrant coffee, yogurt, fresh rolls and croissants with many different toppings. And of course, there is some of that heavenly Spanish ham too. Your egg or pancake is made to order in the open kitchen.
The covered terrace also has a cosy sitting area to enjoy a relaxed aperitif or digestif, as well as somewhere to watch a bit of television.
Taking your family, friends, or colleagues to The Adelante House
Are you looking for a great location for a fantastic holiday with your family or friends? The Adelante House is the answer! You can book the entire hotel, and enjoy a wonderful breakfast in the morning. The kitchen is at your disposal for the rest of the day. The outside kitchen is the ideal location for a fun barbecue.
Don’t fancy cooking yourself? There are plenty of good restaurants in Javea, Spain, and nearby villages. I have tested and described many of the best restaurants in the Costa Blanca . Another option is to arrange a personal chef for your holiday.
The Adelante House is also the ideal location to bring your colleagues for team building, brain storming, or other business occasions. The Adelante House has a practical meeting room with the latest technology, such as a Samsung Flip.
More about Javea Spanje
Its location on the easternmost tip of Spain causes the microclimate of the area. Unlike many other areas in Spain, it is not overly hot in the summer with a fantastic average temperature of 30 degrees. In the spring and autumn, the temperature is around 25 degrees, and it drops to about 16 in the winter. The temperature is always great for exploring the region.
Things to do in Javea Spanje
Javea is called Xàbia by the locals. This fishing village lies north of Benidorm and its location between the capes of Cabo de San Antonio and Cabo de la Nao means it has the perfect climate.
The town has a coastline of about 20 kilometres, and is divided into three parts:
- Old Town ‘La Villa’: you will get lost in the old centre with its narrow alleyways lined with charming old houses. There are numerous bars and restaurants to guarantee a great night out. The Iglesia-Fortaleza de San Bartolomé is a church dating back to the 16th century. The market halls and the town hall are also definitely worth a visit.
- The harbour lies close to the old town, and is known as Port Xàbia. There is a daily fish market, and the local restaurants and tapas bars will serve the freshest fish you’ll find anywhere.
- The Arenal is the dike along the white sandy beach of Javea, Cala Arenal. There are lots of restaurants, bars, and shops along the promenade.
Further along you will find small inlets with bright azure water and white beaches. The 162-meter high Cabo de San Antonio has a lighthouse, ruins of old windmills and a chapel on the top. Take a boat out to the cave ‘Cova dels Orguens’ for a different type of experience. You can nearly swim to Ibiza from here, but to be safe, I would recommend you take the ferry from Denia. It will bring you to the party island of Ibiza in about 2 hours.
Things to see in Costa Blanca
When you think about the Costa Blanca, you think about Benidorm. This controversial seaside resort is absolutely worth a visit. Stare in amazement at the crammed beaches and the overly-tanned tourists, have some chips with stew, and enjoy a Belgian beer. This is the place where the older Belgian travellers feel at home. It is not my ideal holiday location, but if you’re here anyway, I can fully recommend Villaitana Golf Resort. This heavenly resort lies on a hill and has a great view of Benidorm’s skyline.
Did you know that Benidorm is trying to get its skyline listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Beside Benidorm lies the rather mundane Altea. The impressive Virgin del Consuelo church is located on the Plaza Iglesia. There are many cosy restaurants on the square. Every Tuesday, the square is also the location for one of the largest markets in the Costa Blanca.
Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel is a beautiful wooden Orthodox church in the hills of Altea. It was recently built, in 2002, but is a perfect copy of a 17th-century Russian Orthodox church.
Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the walk to the top of the Sierra Helada. You will enjoy a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea from there.
If you are traveling with children, you should visit Aqualandia, one of the best waterparks at the Costa Blanca.
This mountain village lies more inland and is worth a visit just to enjoy the spectacular vistas of the surrounding area. A visit to the Castle of Guadalest will give you the very best views of the mountains, the reservoir, and the village.
The Guadalest reservoir is 86 hectares in size and lies near the village of El Castell de Gaudalest. The water of the Guadalest River is collected in this reservoir and is used for drinking water and agriculture.
Villajoyosa (or La Vila Joiosa) is an uber-cute village that is one of the best-known things to do in Costa Blanca because of its row of brightly coloured fishermen’s cottages near the beach. These cottages used to be a landmark for the fishermen.
Chocolate lovers should not miss the chocolate museum at the Valor chocolate factory.
.In Jalon (or Xalo), you will find a daily flea market that is a few degrees better than the numerous tourist markets. They don’t sell fake Chanel or flamenco dresses made in China, but antique, art, and kitsch.
Gata de Gorgos
This charming village is only a very short drive from The Adelante House, and is an authentic thing to do in Costa Blanca. The village gets its name from its location on the banks of the Gorgos River which runs through the town. It has a long history of reed cultivation, and it is therefore the perfect destination if you want to buy handmade baskets or hats. There are many shops along the main road.
Musicians should visit the local guitar factory.
Denia is one of the more famous seaside resorts at the Costa Brava. With three kilometres of golden sand, Les Marines is one of the popular beaches.
Denia Castle lies on a rock at the harbour. It has been protecting Denia since the 10th century.
If you want to climb the Montgó, which you can see from The Adelante House in Javea, Spain, then you best start here. Follow the CV-736 and park your car at the foot of the mountain. The hike is least strenuous from this side. The view from the top is meant to be spectacular, but as the weather was cloudy (and as I’m not a mountain goat) I left it for what it was.
Restaurants at the Costa Blanca
Once again, we made a number of culinary discoveries. The marinated oysters from Bar la Cabana were wonderful, and the terrace is one of the best spots we encountered. It is a bit expensive, but we thought it was worth it.
I loved the Instragram-wall inside the restaurant!
For something different, try Chola: an authentic tapas bar with an Asian twist. No tourist in sight. The patatas bravas are a true masterpiece, and the tuna was heavenly. An absolute must-do.
Please have a look at the Restaurants at the Costa Blanca for more restaurant tips.
If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday with family or friends, or if you’re looking for a top location for your next business outing, luxury boutique hotel The Adelante House in Javea, Spain, is exactly what you need. A perfect place to relax, with many restaurants and lots of things to do in Costa Blanca.
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