Our travel route in Spain and Portugal in 2018 began and ended in Valencia. On the first way, we stayed for 5 days in apartments near the beach of Malvaros, and for one night before flying home, I booked a good hotel in the center of Valencia overlooking the main square of Boutique Creative Rooms . In a review article I’ll tell you about a hotel, show a photo, give advice on booking.
The hotel is located in one of the buildings on the main square of the city – Plaza del Ayuntamiento at Plaça de l’Ajuntament 7 and occupies the 3rd or 4th floor. Here is its exact location on the map:
Distance to the main attractions:
- 500 m from Valencia Cathedral
- 550 m from the Arena
- 1.5 km from Valencia Station
- 2.6 km from the City of Arts and Sciences
- 3 km from Valencia Biopark
- 5 km from Port of Valencia
Read also my article “Sights of Valencia: what to see in 1.2 or 3 days”
The whole center is within walking distance, transport is not needed. If you need to the station with things, a taxi will cost 4-5 euros. The City of Arts and Sciences can be reached by bus, a stop is right at the exit of the hotel. The same applies to the beach, bus number 19 can be reached without transfers in about 35-50 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic on the roads.
How to get to the hotel
From Valencia Airport
From Valencia Airport , the center can be reached both by taxi and by public transport. I ordered a kiwitaxi transfer for 34 euros, this is not the cheapest fare, but the four of us drove in a big minibus. It is very convenient when you come to the city for the first time, especially if there is a lot of luggage or a big company / family. On the contrary, we simply crossed the road from the hotel and took a taxi. An ordinary taxi, of course, is cheaper, you can definitely get in with 20 euros, but if you need to go early in the morning, it is better to book a transfer – around 9 in the morning there were no taxi drivers in the parking lot. Travel time 15-20 minutes. Book a transfer online >>>
The budget way to get to the city is bus number 150, a stop a little to the right of the exit from the terminal, through the track. The fare on the bus is about 1.5 euros (this is a regular city bus), a ticket can be bought from the driver. Travel time is about 50 minutes. In 2017, we rode the bus in the evening, there were no traffic jams, so at one of the stops we just stood for 15 minutes to fit into the schedule.
You can also get by metro , lines 3 and 5 directly from the airport (you need to go down to the very bottom). The fare is 4.90 euros per person (3.90 fare + 1 euro card). If you are traveling in four, a taxi / transfer does not come out much more expensive.
If you decide to rent a car in Valencia, read my rental review . We rented in the city, and not at the airport, but the essence is the same. There is no parking at the hotel, therefore, in case of car rental, study the issue of public parking in Valencia in advance.
From Valencia Station
The distance from the station to the hotel is about 1.5 km, you can get by bus No. 27 to the stop Garrigues – Escolano. In general, the journey will take about 15 minutes. During the same time, you can walk if you are without luggage.
Taxis from the train station to the hotel will cost 4-5 euros.
From the port of Valencia
To leave for the center by bus, first you need to walk to the stop. Bus stop number 19 is a 13-minute walk, bus number 4 is a 7-minute walk (the location of the stops can be found on Google maps). The journey takes 40-50 minutes.
There is a taxi rank at the port exit
How much a taxi costs on this route and whether there are enough cars, if, for example, a cruise ship arrives, I can’t say. If you are not sure, book a transfer in advance. Price – from 30 euros per car. Book online >>>
Check in and room
Check-in at the hotel is from 16:00 to 21:00. We arrived at about 13:00, a nice Russian-speaking girl met at the reception. Our rooms (2 double rooms) were ready and located next to each other.
The reception is small but comfortable, everything is clean and pleasant. For settlement required passports of all residents. Occupied in just 5 minutes. At night, the reception does not work, but the cameras are constantly on (everything is safe), and you can also call by phone if something is urgent.
The room is classic, large enough: a comfortable bed, TV, a clothes hanger (there is no such closet), a large pleasant bathroom, towels, cleaning products in stock, bathrobes, slippers – no.
Also in the room there is a capsule coffee machine and several small chocolates – you can drink coffee from the road. Also, as a compliment, 1 bottle of water per room is provided. There is a safe.
The main advantage of the hotel is its location right in the center. Superior rooms have a view of the main square. There is a balcony, on the balcony there is a table and chairs. Standard rooms overlook other central streets, if the view is not fundamental, you can save money and take a regular standard room.
Hotel amenities and meals
- Free wifi
- Bicycle rental (for a fee, bicycles are in the room next to the reception)
- There is no parking, with parking in the center of tight, look for paid public parking.
- Breakfast is not provided, but there are several branches of Granier coffee shop nearby – delicious pastries and coffee, there are always a lot of people in the morning (you can eat there or take with you)
In September, our rooms (superior category) cost 100 euros per night for one room. In November 2018, the price for a standard room starts from 56 euros, for an improved one – from 64 euros.
How to book
If you haven’t yet booked a hotel on your own, I recommend my article “5 reliable reservation systems” with booking instructions.
If you are looking for something more affordable, read my review of the budget hostel Hotel Hostal El Cid , which is located near the Central Market.