I have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before, but I was lured by the Travelers Choice Award and great reviews of this unusual city center location in Valencia, and oh my did I enjoy it!
Yes, you have breakfast with all other guests at a wonderful set table bathing in sunlight every day, and yes, before going out to dinner you might share a glass of Rioja with other guests in one of the salons, but of course there is always the privacy of one´s own room. My private bathroom was spotless at any time.
I loved the central location, the love in design and feel of this beautifully appointed B & B, but most of all I enjoyed sharing my experiences with other guests. I´ve been to five star hotels before, but I´ve never had the time and hospitality as by Dany the host of this B & B. I might not get as lucky next time booking my holidays, but from now on it´s small scale boutique Bed and Breakfasts for me only! It might be quirky, it might be different, but I met a couple from Australia who invited me for a stay next year, and also I met a lady from New York who invited me to her summer house and well, we all became friends. Hosts told me this is what they aim for, and I feel really lucky for this unique experience. If you want 100 % privacy, this amazing ´piece of realness´ might not be your thing. Also, they have morning meditations, and I did not participate (as I can´t stand that stuff and I was here for the Fallas parties). But I felt no pressure at all to join in, and all was good. I have never experienced this level of service before and have travelled extensively. I will be happy to return any time. Thank you Dany and Thijs for a meaningful experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- COMFORT, STYLE AND COMPLETE RELAXATION in the heart of Valencia city center, Spain. Bed and Breakfast Valencia Mindfulness Retreat offers very comfortable private rooms in a historic Victorian Villa, smack in the the historical city center of Valencia. Located just around the corner from Valencia's famous Cathedral at Plaza de la Virgen, Barrio del Carmen. Included: Daily organic 'Five Star Champagne Breakfast', Coffee and tea making facilities, Use of two sunny lounge rooms with balconies, WiFi, Laundry service, Bottled spring water in all rooms, Use of 'Early Bird Meditation Room', Daily cleaning service and daily fresh fluffy towels, personalized 'Welcome to Valencia'-pack with map and local tips. ( Donation based 'honesty bar')Additional services include: Relaxing massages by expert certified therapists and yoga classes in our yoga-center at 20 steps from the B & B. If you like art, design, literature, comfort and class: you will feel right at home at the most central,safe and best rated Bed and Breakfast in Valencia: Travelers Choice Award for best B&B in Valencia 2014. ... more less