This is a standard business hotel. We were in Valencia so that my husband could give a talk at his university's study abroad program and so that we could get to know Valencia (so leisure for me and my son but business for my husband). The hotel is right near (walking distance) to the Ciutat de las Artes i Sciencias which is nice if you want to go to a show at the Reina Sofia or see the Aquarium which we did go to. However a taxi to the historic center is about 10€ (at the time of this review that is roughly $14). And since this hotel is only sort of recently a Meliã, we had some confusion over which hotel we wished to go to (and were taken to the "old" Hotel Meliã Valencia Palace). We even had friends in Valencia who were confused, so be certain to specify that this hotel is on Calle Menorca across from Acqua (do not give the Corte Ingles as a landmark since the Palace is also near a Corte Ingles).
Our room was nice with comfortable beds, working blinds (this seems to rile people up? but ours were fine) and a very nice bathroom. We had some difficulty with the heat and found it was blowing at 32° (about 90°F) and had to have engineering in. Clayton nicely came and fixed it for us (and stunned my husband with his bilingualism since my husband rarely meets anyone who can flip between Spanish and English as easily as Clayton did).
Breakfast was included in the room and was sumptuous: both hot and cold options. meats, cheeses, fruit, breads of all kinds, yogurt, fresh juice, eggs, and coffee (do it yourself). Very hearty if you wanted it to be.
We also availed ourselves of the Spa. There seems to be confusion as to the pricing and since the women in the Spa do not seem to speak English, the run down is something like this. They run a "happy hour" which is basically lunch hour specials from Monday to Thursday 12-4pm where there is a discounted price for the services like massages, facials, manicures etc. There is further a small discount for the hotel guests to use the Spa pools (which is 18€/$25 for guests/ 20€/$28€ for non-guests). The Spa is for 16 and up and includes a series of hot pools, showers, massaging water beds, jacuzzis, reflexology rocks, sauna, steam room, etc. my husband and i loved it! and i also got a massage which was wonderful as well!
I don't think we'd ever have stayed here had his program not been the ones hosting us and putting us up and had there not been a huge conference in town so that all the other rooms in the more centrally located hotels were booked. However we had a nice stay, and for business it seemed to be quite popular.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This ultra-modern hotel is just 600 metres from Valencia’s impressive City of Arts and Sciences. It has a spa, gym and its elegant rooms feature plasma satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.The air-conditioned rooms at the Valencia Primus have attractive wooden flooring and bright, modern décor. Each one is soundproofed and has a work desk and laptop safe.For a surcharge, guests have access to the hotel’s extensive spa, which features a dynamic swimming pool, cold pool, hot tub, sauna and hammam. A range of massage and beauty treatments are available. There is also a fitness centre.The hotel’s stylish restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean food with a modern twist. It has an outdoor terrace, and there is also a café-bar overlooking the charming decked garden.Aqua Multiespacio Shopping Centre is just opposite the Primus Valencia. There is a bus stop 75 metres away, connecting you with the city centre and beaches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Primus Valencia Hotel Valencia