You can easily take the subway and travel to the downtown Valencia area (subway round trip is about 4 euros and takes about 10 minutes), and walk to the beach and Oceanographic area. Personally I found our stay absolutely wonderful and the hotel had very good vibes. Would definitely recommend in the Valencia area. Also the pricing is very reasonable.
Spent two weeks at hotel. Most of it was smooth. A few things I didn't care for ... Hotel safe was outrageously priced to use. It states its free then states its for fee. Some of the hotel staff were pretty rude and unaccommodating. We asked several times for the WiFi router to be reset as neither of our phones were picking it up but the one gentleman said no because its fine. We explained it was our only means of communication and he just said well it works. We also were forced into having or room cleaned even when do not disturb sign was on door and on our second day my husband was basically told we must be dirty people since we didn't want our room cleaned. (I don't feel the need to have my room cleaned daily esp with Jewelry, money etc. in the room, just personal preference) but apparently that wasn't acceptable to them. Overall room was nice. Little farther to city center then we expected.
This is a difficult review to write. Our second stay in Valencia following our week at NH Centre. So this year we decided on NH but in a different location to get another perspective. We chose VillaCarlos and booked through Expedia. Unfortunately Expedia did not pass on the change in ownership and so some of our plans were thwarted as was plan b. So having discovered by chance that VC was no longer NH we made some enquiries and ever the optimist we set off to Valencia. A little walk from Aragon metro we arrived and as the superior room,the one with balcony was taken,we settled in to room 301 on the front. A little small to what we are used to but with an empty fridge things looked up. The room was quiet, the bathroom good and bed was large enough! So after our initial grump we appreciated its advantages. It is quite central we could walk in to town, and with busses outside Valencia and beyond was near at hand. Number two to the beach, four to the town and no doubt three will take us somewhere. With an EMT card or two,that is another story, we were happy to spend our time at VC. No outdoor area is a down, taxi driver cerveseria helps but a quick walk takes you to Turia park, it is without doubt my number one reason for going to Valencia
Pocket Guide: Valencia City of Arts and Sciences Hotels
Valencia's most popular tourist destination is the architecturally striking City of Arts and Sciences, an enormous entertainment and cultural complex. The area boasts 6 main elements, offering attractions such as Europe's largest aquarium, complete with underwater restaurant, a world-renowned science museum, and an IMAX theater. Visitors can soak up the impressive views from the landscaped garden.
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