Why We Love This Hotel
- Excellent public transport links, so it's easy to explore the city
- Great location for business travellers -- next to the main Conference Centre
- There's a restaurant serving regional food & a bar offering lighter bites
- An on-site spa & fitness centre offer space to rejuvenate & relax
Location-wise, the Melia Valencia is probably most attractive to business travellers -- it's right next to Valencia's imposing Conference Centre -- but the city is easy to explore, and a bright, modern 4-star hotel is no bad place from which to start.
Valencia is surprisingly sprawling -- exploring on foot is great for those with time and energy, but the city's excellent public transport links might be more useful. The hotel is 10-15 minutes from the Old Town by bus -- the cathedral, the World Heritage site of La Lonja and the Modernist covered market are all must-sees. The futuristic City of Arts and Sciences -- with its science museum, aquarium and opera house -- is 45 minutes across town by bus, and the beach is 45 minutes away by tram.
Valencia has plenty of restaurants, but if you're at the hotel for dinner, the Aqua Restaurant serves a range of regional and Mediterranean dishes. Bar Podium is open all day and serves lighter bites, salads and sandwiches, as well as the usual cocktails and wines. There's a small fitness centre and spa -- charges apply for use and you'll need to book in advance.
Rooms are fairly typical business-hotel spaces, so function triumphs over style a little, but they're comfortable and reasonably spacious. All offer free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and air-conditioning. Upgrade for city views and more space -- Junior Suites offer separate living areas, while Penthouse Suites have panoramic views, coffee makers and hydromassage bath tubs.