Where to stay in Valencia

By December 15, 2014Sleep in Valencia

Whether you want a stay in charismatic bed and breakfast with a personal touch, a modern boutique hotel with preserved Roman ruins, an apartment with a terrace, or a budget room rented from a local Valencia has it all!

Many guests of my tours write me before arrival to ask about there choice of hotel, hostel, B&B or location of there apartment and I am happy to help and give advice. On this blog I want to share some of my own experiences and tips for staying in Valencia, but don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions.

 

B&B mindfulness retreat

Valencia mindfulness retreat, Best B&B in Valencia

http://www.valenciamindfulnessretreat.org/

A bed and breakfast with comfort and style in the heart of Valencia city center. Near plaza de la virgen in barrio del carmen.Valencia Mindfulness Retreat Bed and Breakfast, is for those who like to be completely pampered in their home away from home while visiting Valencia.

My experience:

I was invited to experience their breakfast with there other guests and participate on a yoga session in there sunny meditation room. The breakfast was really the best of Valencia, very complete with Cava, good cup of coffee, fresh fruits, Eggs, homemade bread, and many toppings. It was great to have a breakfast with other guests, talking about Valencia and many other things. This Bed and Breakfast is very elegant with it’s own style, interesting art and beautiful restored furniture. If the guests want they are invited to participate to do yoga with one of the owners. A nice extra, to start of your day in Valencia! The best of this B&B are the owners Dany and Thijs are very welcoming, they are nr 1 on tripadvisor with more than 200 great reviews and well deserved I would have to say!

 

Caro hotel, Luxery boutique hotel with history.

http://www.carohotel.com/

ARQUITECTO:

Ornamental elements of almost 2,000 years old, wooden beams from the eighteenth century, bright rooms with skylights, the 800-years-old Arabic wall of Valencia behind the bed-head, the former ballroom of the nineteenth-century palace, surprising concrete ceilings…Caro Hotel makes a unique range of 26 rooms available to the guest. Every room is different from each other, just in the heart of Valencia.

My experience:

This is a 5 star treat without a doubt, I have not stayed at the hotel but I have asked my guests experiences and they loved it. It has just been open a couple of years and I remember the first time I discovered the hotel, I was blown away by the original  parts of the building so beautifully mixed with the modern parts. I also think the restaurant Alma del Temple is well worth a visit.

 

Apartment rental Airbnb

www.airbnb.nl/c/sgarcia52airbnb terrace

Renting an apartment is a good option when visiting Valencia, this means you can cook your own food that you bought in the central market 😉 You get the comfort of a real home but also the chance to stay in a local, non-touristy place. On Apartment rental sites like Airbnb, owners can rent out individual rooms or there whole apartment, a way to support the locals and a good way to get in touch with locals that for sure can give you some free advices for the city. You can find rooms for small budget travelers but also very luxury apartments for groups.

My experience: 

In Valencia you can find great places and meet great hosts, email me if you want some advice because I do have friends that rent out there charming apartments/rooms. If you did not signed up yet for Airbnb you can use this link, this will give you 20 euro to use on your first rental on Airbnb!

 

Websites that help you get a quick overview on prices and availability.

For my job as a guide I am planning a lot, the visits, the reservation of restaurants, buses etc. So when I am about to travel myself I do not feel like planning and I find myself looking for places to stay very last minute. If you do not want to spent to much time looking for availability and get a quick overview the websites like Expedia could be a great help.