ABOUT THE HOTEL
GRAN H LA MARINA
A singular Building situated on the Mediterranean, prepared to offer the best possible experience for many types of travellers from the adventure seekers to those who value comfort all year long. Gran H. La Marina is a Heritage building with a contemporary touch, the perfect scenario. Services offered literally at the buildings doorstep are many, Taxi, Police, Train, Bus, Beach, Cafes, Yacht Club, Restaurants, Parking... The building holds 7 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms and various common áreas, roof Terrace, and our Cafeteria, Cantina 1914 with lovely views to Altea Old Town. Known at the time as The Grand H La Marina it was, for the period, a luxury building that personified popular modernist style of the 1920s. The building follows the architectural style of the period, it varies in part from the catalogued buildings of the railway station, built in a modernist style, making it the finest example of that period that Altea possesses. Built with certain eclecticism regarding materials in order to confer an air of luxury, modernism and maximum efficiency in the layout of the rooms and communal spaces.
Special attention is drawn to the large central area where a pair of very attractive staircases that lead to the upper floor, lend an air of spaciousness to the building. Attention is also drawn to the use of materials, handmade floor tiles with their carpet designs reminiscent of Noia, the designs on the handmade bannisters, balustrads etc. of the highest quality wood, revealing a wood culture at its height of splendour, with doors, windows, shutters, revealing the efficient and popular modernism of the period. In his work Ramón Llorens speaks of this period and reminds us of the press articles: “Grand H, restaurant, comfortable rooms with sea views, car rental...” evidence of a real luxury, in use until the 1950s.