0.3km from Pasteleria De SaborsI stayed at Casa Del Mar recently for 5 nights, my first trip to Altea. I had a corner room with large window doors on each side which gave me a stunning view of the sunrise from behind the mountains each day I was there. My room was clean, the bed sooo comfortable (I slept soundly for 6 to 7 hours each night), clean linen and the bathroom spacious with sufficient toiletries and towels for the solo traveller. Towels were white, soft and clean - not the starched cornflake type found in so many hotels. There was plenty of space to hang my clothes and store my bags (two of which were quite large). A small fridge and a safe to store valuables. In reception there is a filtered water disenser from which you can fill your bottles with cold water. Balconies decorated with geraniums and other flowers added to the Spanish flavour. The room is decorated in beautiful and simple sky Blue and white. This whole theme is repeated throughout Casa which provides a very relaxing and peaceful ambience. Breakfast was included and taken in the café at the front of Casa (separate review in trip advisor). Hostal Casa del Mar is located on the Esplanade overlooking the sea just across the road. The location could not be better. With the doors open a cool breeze kept my room comfortable at all times. As the morning progressed and the Casa Café below filled with locals, guests and others the room was filled with the vibe of the start another superb day in Altea. Immediately across the road from reception at the rear of the hostal are steps that lead up to the Old Town. A early morning walk up the steps is recommended to view Altea from the top as the sun comes up. (Good for your daily exercise!!) The quality of the diamond that is Hostal Casa Del Mar is made even more special because of the owner Maria. Guests are made to feel welcome through the warmth, spirit and energy of Maria. How I wish I could have stayed much longer but trains, planes and automobiles were booked to take me elsewhere. If only for one night stay at Hostal Casa Del Mar when in Altea.