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“Getting a good night's sleep is a marathon so we left a day early”
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Hotel Olympia
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Alboraya
Reviewed 5 November 2012

First thing to note is that this hotel is in Alboraya - a suburb of Valencia in which there is very little to do. I would suggest if you need to be in Valencia itself, stay there if possible rather than travelling in, as it is a most beautiful city and Alboraya is definitely not a beautiful suburb. Having said that, the metro station is two minutes' walk away and it only takes about 15 minutes to get to the centre, and there are also two great supermarkets very close to the hotel, with one cafe round the corner and another a few doors away (which, bizarrely, was closed for lunch). The best thing about the location is its proximity to Daniel's Horchateria, which is almost across the road and an experience in itself. Do go there and try the horchata, the fabulous drink produced in Valencia.

As for the hotel itself, it is definitely NOT a four star. There wasn't one time we went in or out without having to wrestle with crowds smoking and chatting round the revolving doors. The most unpleasant thing about the hotel was the carpets in the corridors which need replacing as soon as possible as they are dirty and the whole place smells of horrible floral fabric perfume. The lights coming on periodically when you are in the corridors, while presumably energy-saving, is strange and doesn't really make you feel terribly welcome.

The staff are helpful enough but only to a point and it would also be nice if they smiled occasionally. Our room did not have breakfast included and on the last day of our 5 day stay (which we cut short by a day because we were so uncomfortable at night) we thought we would ask if we could add this - the waiter had quite a horrible attitude so we left, knowing there was a cafe round the corner (but the breakfast looked quite nice... I should think so, at 12 euro!)

The rooms are not comfortable nor particularly pleasant. The one we started off in, on the "even" side of the corridor, had a tiny double bed and very small window with a horrible view. We moved to a twin, on the "odd" side of the corridor, which was much better - the rooms larger, to accommodate the twin beds, and the windows also larger with a view over the school opposite and rooftops beyond. Much nicer. The beds in both rooms were among the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced. It was like lying on a rock and my back and neck hurt every morning when I woke up. And the bedspreads, with cigarette holes in, should be thrown out!

One wash hand basin in the bathroom and a full size bath with shower attachment. It was impossible to have a shower without soaking the floor as there are no shower curtains. There are some toiletries but I would recommend bringing your own. There is a mini bar in the room and a good sized safe which, sensibly, opens with the key of the room rather than a code. There is free wireless in the rooms, which didn't work one night but when we reported it, was fixed within minutes. The television has no English-speaking channels. There is an adjoining sports centre with access to the spa (which we didn't use).

I would say the facilities are there, but the presentation needs a drastic overhaul. And you should take note of the location too. I would definitely stay in Valencia itself if I found myself in this region again.

Room Tip: Try to go in an oddly numbered room. They are much brighter and windows have better views.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Hotel Olympia is a partly renovated hotel in Valencia.
The rooms are good. The service is not exactly 4 or 5 stars & the staff is polite but never to friendly. The hotel is known as a "sports"hotel so for people who want to be active in a gym, swimmingpool, etc. etc. it's a good place to be.
The hotel also houses groups of sportpeaople or teams... when we were there anyway. The metro is nearby but in the weekends the schedule is limited to once every half hour or so. The centre of town is not in a (normal) walking distance.
So if you want to be on a walking disctance of the centre you should make another choice.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

My wife and I recently spent five nights here (she had a conference in Valencia). The biggest drawback to the hotel is its location, which is in a suburb of Valencia, accessible to the main downtown by Metro (there is, at least, a Metro station right near the hotel). Other than its location, the hotel was fine. The rooms were clean and comfortable (ours had a refrigerator), service was excellent (most people at the front desk spoke at least some English), there were two computers in the lobby offering free internet (and free Wifi as well if you have your own laptop or tablet), and there is a supermarket a short walk away. Our room came with breakfast, which was very good (the freshly-squeezed orange juice, presumably made with Valencia oranges, was fantastic).

Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

As I travel in Europe allot for work, I learned a long time ago what is called a 4 star in not what you would expect of a 4 star hotel and it seems very country based. But this 4 star hotel is really a 4 star. Rooms are large and excellent and a big bonus- free Internet which personally is what I believe all hotels should offer today. Bed and Shower excellent and decor classic but good modern taste. Staff very pleasant and I asked for a quiet room and I heard nothing which was perfect.

Breakfast is a full buffet, cooked and cold food and good quality and I had dinner which again was an excellent buffet for a very good price. This hotel is part of a complex with Fitness Club and Spa which I did not have time to visit but it looks great and prices very , very reasonable prices.

If you come to Valencia this is a good option, its not in the center but worth the price of a taxi.

Room Tip: As for an interior room- no noise
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend. It was wonderful. One receptionist spoke very good english, other staff members not so much but this added to the whole cultural experience and made us try out some of the Spanish lingo! After all, we were in a different country, so why should they speak English?!! A lil bit on the outskirts of the city but the receptionist booked as a taxi to wherever we wanted to go and it picked us up outside. Very reasonable for taxis - about 10 euros to Puente del Real, where we got off and walked into the main touristy part - Plaza la Reina. Not much going on around the hotel itself - although opposite was a restaurant/cafe called Daniels - didn't eat in there but it looked nice!! Very, very cheap supermarket just round the corner from the hotel called Consum - 2L bottle of water for 33 cent!!! Certainly don't pay tourist prices there! Food in the hotel was nice, the breakfast was great and only 10 euros if you didn't pay for breakfast when booking. Had dinner there one night, (as it was raining and no where to eat nearby!!). The atmosphere wasn't amazing but the paella was lovely!! Room was very clean with his and hers sinks! Came with a safe. We were also allowed to leave our bags behind reception after check-out as our flight wasn't until later. Would definitely recommend staying here if on a budget as getting to the city centre is cheap anyway!! Also the map shows a metro station nearby - would have used this but we felt that this went beyond our Spanish translation book!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Lovely looking hotel, although room smelt very strong of smoke, air con was hit and miss and the 'spa/gym' is really a community leisure centre and you have wear a swimming cap (cute). Great location for easy access into Valencia and super close to the rail for links. Not much around the local area for food and drink.
Maybe would consider staying again, however would be tempted to look for somewhere closer to Valencia with options of eating etc nearer the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

I booked this hotel via Alpharooms at great value for 5 nights' stay. It certainly lived up to its 4-star rating throughout as it was spotless and the staff were polite, professional and helpful. The rooms were very well equipped, with a comfy bed, air conditioning, a mini bar and free WiFi. The local area is a mixed bag, though this 5-floored hotel does seem to be set up for the business traveller rather than families or tourists, but it was ideal for the two of us on a short city break. It also caters for business meetings, seminars and a variety of events, such as the body building contest taking place over the weekend, centered around the spa and pool. We didn't use the restaurant facilities and so can't comment on the food, apart from the cafeteria, which was just fine. We spent a half hour or so in the cafe, because we had to wait for our double room to be made ready. We could've had a twin room at once, but preferred to wait for the double room we'd booked. That minor hiccup apart, I certainly recommend this hotel. It is very convenient for the Metro (Alboraya Plamaret on the red line 3) which connects you with the airport (directly, in approx 35 mins) and the city centre (Xativa or Colon, in about 10 mins). The Metro access makes this hotel a great choice as you can walk there in just a couple of mins; it's only about 400 yards. You can also get a No. 70 bus into town (its route takes in the Cathedral square). A point to note is that multi-journey Metro tickets are not valid for the buses. Those are different from the very convenient Valencia tourist cards, which you can buy on-line or at the airport, and which give you unlimited Metro, tram and bus travel (for 24, 48 or 72 hrs) and free or discount access to many attractions.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle Maestro Serrano 3-5, 46120 Alboraya, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Valencia > Alboraya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Alboraya
Price Range: £42 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Olympia 4*
Number of rooms: 167
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