Best 15 Rural Houses and Hotels in inland and coastal Alicante

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If you are looking for a charming rural accommodation in Alicante… You are in the right place! In this article you will discover a careful selection of rural lodgings that, due to their strategic location, surrounded by mountains and natural areas, are ideal to combine with the practice of hiking trails or simply relax and unwind.

Are you ready to know some of the best rural accommodations in the province of Alicante? Keep reading!

Charming Rural Hotels

In this first selection of rural hotels in Alicante you will find the best hotels and cottages ideal for couples. All of them, in addition to an ideal location, have enchanted us with their facilities, style and exquisite attention. Some of the accommodations are adults only, so tranquility is guaranteed. They are unique rural houses and hotels, with charm, and will allow you to enjoy a full weekend (or a getaway of several days) combining the delicious local cuisine, with cultural visits, and of course hiking trails.

1. Mardenit, in Orba (Marina Alta)

5 out of 5 on Google
Hotel rural con encanto Mardenit en Orba, Alicante

North of Alicante, in the interior of the Marina Alta region, you probably haven’t heard of the small town of Orba. However, we are very close to the Vall de Laguar, and one of the most famous hiking trails in the area: the Barranc de l’Infern route, known as “the cathedral of hiking”.

Mardenit is a rural accommodation that perfectly combines tradition and modernity, as evidenced by its terrace with private jacuzzi and views of the old town of Orba. The entire establishment has the category of adults only, and has 5 themed rooms equipped with all the comforts. Pets are welcome.

Cultural plans

We are in an area with ample possibilities for hiking lovers. From the already mentioned route of the Barranc de l’Infern, through the nearby path of Pedreguer or the also nearby Parc Natural del Montgó. As for cultural attractions in the area, be sure to visit the Cueva de las Calaveras, in Benidoleig or the Museu del Fang de Orba.

2. Sombrial de San Lorenzo, in Alfafara

5 out of 5 on Google

El Sombrial de San Lorenzo is a charming rural accommodation located one kilometer from Alfafara, one of the most authentic villages in the province of Alicante. Located in the heart of the Serra de Mariola Natural Park, El Sombrial de San Lorenzo is surrounded by nature, in an old farmhouse tastefully restored and equipped with all amenities, including a swimming pool and a large recreation area. This rural lodging has 5 individual apartments of 1, 2 and 3 rooms, so that it is ideal for couples, families or groups of friends.

Nature and heritage

The Serra de Mariola Natural Park and its surroundings offer the possibility of fantastic hiking trails and at the same time enjoy the charm of inland villages such as Bocairent, a finalist in the VII edition of the Capital of Rural Tourism in Spain awards. In short, an ideal destination to enjoy a revitalizing disconnection in nature without giving up sports and cultural activities.

3. Hotel Masía la Mota, in Alcoi

9.1 out of 10 on
Hotel con encanto Masía La Mota

We are going to the emblematic city of Alcoi, surrounded by natural landscapes of exceptional beauty, between the Menejador and Serra de Mariola mountain ranges. Within the Natural Park of Carrascar de la Font Roja we find the charming rural hotel Masía la Mota. It is an old country house, renovated to offer all the comforts, in a unique natural environment and an atmosphere of great tranquility. Masía La Mota offers 10 double rooms decorated in a personalized way, as well as an excellent restaurant where you can taste local and seasonal dishes.

Hiking Routes

As I said, and thanks to its excellent location, we can enjoy hiking trails in the Natural Park of Carrascar de la Font Roja, or in the Serra de Mariola, with excursions as emblematic as the ascent to the peak Montcabrer, the third highest peak in the province.

For all these reasons, and others that I encourage you to discover, Masía la Mota will undoubtedly be an excellent choice to enjoy a weekend of hiking, gastronomy and relaxation…

4. Ravalet 21, rural house with enchantment in Polop

4.7 out of 5 on Google
Casa Rural en Polop, Ravalet 21
Casa Rural en Polop, Ravalet 21

Ravalet 21 is a charming rural house in the historical center of Polop. It is a village house dating from the eighteenth century, renovated and updated with care to offer all the comforts to its guests. Each of its 3 floors is an independent dwelling, although they can be combined to accommodate large families or groups of friends.

If you like peace and quiet, good food and the mountains, but without giving up the fantastic beaches of Altea and Benidorm just a step away, then I recommend you book now at Ravalet 21 and enjoy an unforgettable stay in Polop.

Hiking Routes

Polop is located in the surroundings of Mount Ponotx and very close to the environment of the Sierra de Aitana and the Guadalest Valley, being an excellent base of operations from which to enjoy routes and active tourism activities in the region of the Marina Baixa. All this, with the beaches of the region just 10 kilometers away, so you don’t have to give up anything.

5. Llar de Beniardà, in the Vall de Guadalest.

9.3 out of 10 on

Llar de Beniardà
is a rural house with 4 charming rooms, located in an old traditional farmhouse, restored with love and respect. The cottage can be booked by rooms or as a whole. Once there, the beautiful Guadalest awaits us, surrounded by some of the most emblematic mountain ranges of the province of Alicante, such as the Sierra de Aitana (the highest in the province), the Serrella or the Aixortà. A unique environment for hiking tra ils or enjoy the typical gastronomy of the mountain villages in the area.

6. Vivood, landscape hotel and spa, in the Guadalest Valley.

9.0 out of 10 on

This luxurious rural hotel located in Benimantell, in the center of the beautiful Vall de Guadalest, is formed by a series of independent cubicles that accommodate rooms with spectacular views of the valley and the surrounding mountains (especially Serrella and Xortà). In addition to the rooms, the hotel has an “infinity pool” with spectacular views, as well as a luxurious SPA.

Mountain Cottages in Alicante

We love to enjoy hiking trails and nature in “slow” mode, that is, calmly, savoring every detail, forgetting the rush and stress during our getaway. That is why, on this occasion, we have prepared a selection of rural houses in Alicante, charming accommodations ideal to combine with hiking trails.

Nothing like enjoying a getaway for a couple of days in one of our picturesque villages, combining hiking trails with cultural visits, gastronomy, local products and, ultimately, enjoy a leisurely and relaxed way of the chosen destination.

Do you feel like treating yourself? Let’s start with our selection!

1. Finca el Tossal, in Bolulla

9.3 out of 10 on
Hotel boutique Finca El Tossal

At the foot of the Sierra de Bernia and very close to the popular Fuentes del Algar, this luxurious rural hotel is undoubtedly among the best rural accommodations in the province of Alicante. If you are a fan of hotels with jacuzzi, you will be pleased to know that El Tossal has several suites with private jacuzzi, as well as an outdoor jacuzzi that operates throughout the year.

2. Finca Amadorio, in Relleu

9.7 out of 10 on
Hotel Rural Finca Amadorio Relleu

This rural house in Relleu is a bed and breakfast where your hosts serve an excellent breakfast every morning. The rooms have private bathrooms and the outdoor pool allows you to enjoy fantastic views. With excellent ratings from all the people who have gone through it.

3. Rural House Al-Qandil, in Margarida (Planes)

9.3 out of 10 on
Casa Rural Alicante al-Qandil

This rural house where the hosts will make you feel at home is located in Margarida, a district of Planes, one of the most beautiful villages in Alicante. It has only 2 rooms, so tranquility is guaranteed, and breakfast and dinner are served, making it ideal to combine with hiking trails in the area (there are many) or simply relax on its excellent terrace overlooking the mountains.

4. Serrella Apartments (Benimantell)

8.4 out of 10 on
Hotel Rural Guadalest Apartamentos Serrella

Located in Benimantell, they have an outdoor swimming pool with incredible views of the Guadalest Valley. The complex consists of 3 separate apartments, bright and with large windows. They include a private bathroom and a kitchen and dining area with a refrigerator, microwave and washing machine. Ideal to combine with hiking trails in the area!

5. Mongolian Yurts (Vall d’Ebo)

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Alojamiento rural Yurtas Vall d'Ebo

If what we are looking for is an accommodation that is totally integrated in nature, the Yurtas Vall d’Ebo undoubtedly offer one of the best experiences in this sense. The lodge, which tries to be as environmentally friendly as possible, has three Mongolian-style tents for 2 to 4 people.

In addition to the lodging, here you will find an association that serves as a shelter for about 50 donkeys and mules, which are available for rides in the surrounding area.

Hotel Rural Petfriendly Alicante

Finally, discover these rural hotels where you can enjoy a getaway to the interior of the province of Alicante in the company of your beloved pets.

To the surprise of the visitor, the interior of the province of Alicante hides an infinity of natural spaces of great beauty and environmental uniqueness, ideal for hiking, to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle and find ourselves, with the peace and harmony of nature.

Our recommendation, as always, is that you stay in one of the many charming accommodations that you will find in the interior of the province, so you can enjoy your stay in a leisurely way, combining it with the rich local cuisine and local products.

In this section we recommend a selection of petfriendly rural houses and hotels, where you can go with your pet with total peace of mind.

1. La Masia dels Artistes, in Relleu

8.6 out of 10 on
La Masia dels Artistes, Relleu, hotel rural

La Masía dels Artistes is located in what used to be a traditional farmhouse, 5 kilometers from the charming village of Relleu. Surrounded by almond and olive trees, traditional dry farming in this area, the farmhouse enjoys fantastic views of the emblematic Puig Campana, a hallmark of the region.

Located in the middle of nature, this bed & breakfast has all the comforts and a style as peculiar as it is cozy. It is ideal to spend a few days of relaxation in the company of family, friends… and our beloved pet.

2. Finca les Coves, in Xixona

8.6 out of 10 on
Alojamiento rural Finca les Coves Xixona

A few kilometers from the town of Xixona (Jijona), Finca les Coves is an “eco glamping” accommodation that surprises for its location, its philosophy of sustainability and the glamorous style of its different spaces.

We can choose to spend the night in a luxurious glamping tent, in small wooden cabins, in an old farmhouse or even in a traditional cave house with all the comforts.

Its location, overlooking the Penya Migjorn, is ideal for combining the stay with hiking trails and relaxing walks at sunset. All this, accompanied by our pet, which will feel at home.

3. Ca Ferminet (Vall de Gallinera)

9.4 out of 10 on
Casa Rural Alicante Ca Ferminet

Located in the beautiful village of Benissili, in the highest part of the Vall de Gallinera, this rural house has two independent parts that can be booked together or separately, with a capacity of 2 to 10 people. Pets are allowed and there is a small naturalized water pool.

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