In Valencia for meeting then the weekend sightseeing and shopping.
My Spanish still not very good and room booked for me by friends. On arrival at the front desk before I even said anything to the guy he asked if i was Senior Bartlett - he had been warned about a foreigner who spoke poor Spanish. Given my room key and told which room i was in.
Room very clean. Air conditioning worked well.
The rest of my conversations with reception not so good as were conversations that my friends had. Generally carried on talking on mobile whilst trying to talk to you.
Breakfast free but ended going across the road to eat at a small cafe.
Bar staff and restaurant staff very friendly but after the first breakfast decided to eat out but sat and drank in bar with friends and staff chatted away nicely. A chinese restaurant on Av Bolivar( 100m from hotel )good
Central and on bus route for Av Bolivar due to construction works. Easy walking distance from city centre shops