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“Nothing Special”
Review of Barcelo Valencia

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Barcelo Valencia
Ranked #24 of 99 Hotels in Valencia
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“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We are a family of three, we booked the Junior Suite with views to the Ciudad de las Ciencias y las Artes and stayed here for 2 nights.

The good:
- Room was big and the bed was comfortable
- Hotel location is the best and you can't beat the views, if you have a room looking at the scenery.
- Staff was friendly
- Breakfast is complete and with plenty of food, although it is not free.
- We asked for a crib for our little one and they gave us one, although we had to double ask for it since they forgot to put it in our room.

The bad:
- Room A/C turns off after 30 minutes, lowest temperature you can set it is 21C. This was a big flaw for us. It was very hot, and we had to keep waking up at night to turn it on again. Be sure to ask for two keys since they will try to give you only one key, and room electricity will only work when the key is plugged into the wall adapter.
- Room finishes are intended to be nice but are cheaply executed. The wall had some math done with red crayola which was removed but still visible. The room paint was old, you could see hand marks all over, the porcelain on the bathroom sink was broken.
- Parking is small and cost 16 eur. a day
- The hotel Lobby smells like ashtray. Everyone in Spain smokes, but not inside hotels except on this one. The manager office is right behind the reception and it is plagued with smoke.
-The hotel had no hair conditioner? We had shampoo but no conditioner, we asked for it and they said the hotel carried no conditioner, what? Very bad for 200 Euros a night.

In conclusion, if you are only here for a night and on business this might be a good choice, if you go with your family and will stay for a couple of days try something else.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

While in Valencia, my girlfriend and I had nearly all our valuables (cell phones, purse, etc.) stolen from our rental auto. The staff at Barceló Valencia handled international phone calls (to suspend credit cards) and a good deal of hour-long translation help with tow-truck driver, etc. This staff could not have been nicer! Tony

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Staff at the reception was friendly and helpful.
Location not great if you want to be central but a bus is going to the city in 10-15 min. And to the beach in about 25 min.
Room well used and not well maintained, pillows and mattress very uncomfortable. Breakfast not worth the € 15, eggs are not freshly prepared, selection very limited, 3 kinds of cheese, ham, cold cuts. For € 15 I had by far better buffets!
Glasol next door do light breakfast for around € 3, which is much better!
Altough they call itself a Spa hotel the spa is small and you need to reserve ahead of time! We were told to take our towels from the room to sunbath on the rooftop and to take a shower in the room not in the spa...
We won't come back and not recommending this hotel, there are better ones in this price range in Valencia!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Valencia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Well situated, lovely, efficient staff. Spa appreciated. Food and service excellent.
Magnificent city which offers everything you could need. Great experience of Spain. Would return most certainly if given the opportunity.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent our first two nights in Valencia at this hotel. We were extremely impressed with the modern design, cleanliness and comfort. The value for money is very high and I especially liked the bathroom which featured a bidet and fancy shower with excellent pressure and temperature. The wifi was fast and reliable and it was convenient to get here from the north train station - the 19 bus drops you off across the street from the hotel and only takes 10-15min.

The negatives to this hotel are few but worth mentioning:
- very thin walls - you can hear the traffic from the road as well as your neighbours and the cleaning staff (there is one that likes to whistle while cleaning and you can hear it perfectly)
- the doors on the hotel room are programmed to slam shut and it's VERY loud and happens frequently in the morning so not a good hotel for sleeping in (which is something we wanted to do given our jet lag)
- although the location next to the Science Center may be preferred for some, for us it was not a very lively area and for this reason we switched to a hotel in old town after the two nights.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Barcelo Valencia has been a very pleasant surprise.

The hotel is located just in front of the city of arts and science.
Front office friendly and available; I appreciated the upgrade given to us for a room with a lovely view.

On the top floor there is an amazing view of the city, however it is a shame that the bar doesn't have attendand all the time, so it is quite neglected.

The treatment at the Spa were average.

Breakfast very good.

Excellent value for money!

  • Stayed May 2014
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irbed, jordan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I stayed in this hotel for three nights in May 2014 to attend a medical conference. The location of the hotel is nice and modern design looking at the museum of art and science. Rooms are wide and well areated and furnished with wide bathrooms. staff nice though difficult to communicate with them. no coffee makers in room and small Tv screen. Noise from adjacent school was somewhat disturbing during day time. View was poor from my room. food was reasonable and with good price. the problem of communication was difficult and it was impossible to ask for help from staff because of this.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Barcelo Valencia
Address: Avenida Francia 11, 46023 Valencia, Spain
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Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Valencia > Valencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Valencia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Valencia
#4 Spa Hotel in Valencia
#14 Business Hotel in Valencia
#14 Family Hotel in Valencia
#15 Luxury Hotel in Valencia
#19 Romantic Hotel in Valencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Valencia 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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