My 22yo son booked this hotel as a 50th birthday treat for me and him.The hotel is in a perfect location for exploring the city, being within an easy walk of most attractions. We didn't have breakfast in the hotel - as another reviewer has said, there are plenty of little cafes around to sit out and watch the city come to life while you drink your cafe con leche and munch on whatever takes your fancy.(For the gluten-free out there, there's a lovely little panaderia, just across the pont de fusta, that does wonderful gluten-free (and lactose-free) madalenas that are delicious dunked in a latte or choco caliente). Our room was at the back of the hotel, with absolutely no view whatsover and very little natural light. As a result the lights had to be on whenever we were in the room. There was a disagreeable smell coming up the void outside the room so the bathroom window had to be shut whenever the bathroom was not in use; we kept both windows shut (relying on air con) to deal with this issue and to reduce the noise coming from the lift. The first night, we were made aware of the thin walls as we were kept awake by overly-noisy, ardent neighbours. My son, conscious that this was potentially marring my birthday treat, did ask to change rooms on our first day but was told that the hotel was full and that we were in one of the quietest rooms. But: it didn't ruin our trip, the room was otherwise clean and tidy, with everything working and good housekeeping and reception staff. It is very handy for Xativa metro station (about 25 minutes direct to/from the airport - really easy transfer and currently 3euros) and a 10-15 minute walk to Plaza de la Reina for the bus turistica. There's very little night-life on the doorstep but it's easy to reach on foot or in a cab - we walked home very late at night and didn't feel threatened or vulnerable. Despite all the issues, if you're looking for a clean, central, hotel that is reasonable priced, I'd recommend the Mediterraneo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable comfort right in the city centre of ValenciaThe Hotel Mediterraneo is a comfortable hotel located in the city centre of Valencia next to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento (Town Hall Square), the main train station (Estacion del Norte), Mercado central, Palacio de la Lonja, the cathedral and a few minutes away from the Barrio del Carmen, one of the cultural and historical zones, as well as 10 min. walk away from the main commercial and shopping district. ... more less
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