The Best Boutique Hotels in Valencia
Enjoy fabulous views over the dramatic skyline of Valencia, Spain, from many hotel rooftop terraces | © Allard Schager / Alamy Stock Photo
Valencia is becoming one of the most stylish and cultural spots for a city break in Spain and there are lots of chic options if you want to stay at a small boutique property. Whether it’s in the Old Town or by the beach, Valencia does not disappoint. Here are our favourite boutique hotels in Valencia, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar
Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (785 Reviews)
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Once the stately townhouse of a local aristocrat, this 19th-century mansion still bears all the hallmarks of a noble residence. A snow-white colour scheme washes a calming mood over interiors, where elegant arches, intricate plasterwork and a grand marble staircase combine to palatial effect. Pillow menus, Egyptian cotton and designer products ensure guest rooms feel appropriately luxurious. There’s a fabulous spa to soak your stresses away, too, plus refined dining in the Ampar Restaurant – grab a table in the scented hotel garden.
Cathedral Suites Hotel
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No prizes for guessing which 13th-century landmark this boutique hotel is located just steps away. A spot close to Plaza de la Reina puts Cathedral Suites Hotel within easy reach of most of the historic city attractions. From sleek all-suite accommodation to a fabulous rooftop pool, everything sparkles with the polish of a fancy hotel. There’s a lovely rooftop bistro, too, where you can enjoy dining al fresco under the gaze of the nearby cathedral.
SH Ingles Hotel
4.3/5 (853 Reviews)
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The combination of leafy lane setting and ornate pastel pink facade immediately sets a tone of genteel charm at the SH Ingles Hotel. Inside, floral patterns, neoclassical sketches and leather wingback chairs only add to it. Soothing tones bathe the guest rooms, many with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the flamboyant frontage of the Arts and Ceramic Museum opposite. An atmospheric cocktail bar is popular with locals and a top spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Despite numerous local dining options, the hotel restaurant Le Marquis is definitely worth the experience.
Vincci Palace Hotel
4.3/5 (981 Reviews)
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While the fabulously ornate facade of this historic building has been immaculately maintained, inside the Vincci Palace is a masterclass in swish contemporary styling. Sumptuous boudoir-style rooms artfully combine looks with comfort, plus you can upgrade to add a furnished terrace – a perfect spot for enjoying room-service breakfast. A lounge bar is a super-swish space for afternoon tea or evening drinks. There’s no restaurant, but the Sant Francesc neighbourhood setting means some of the best dining in the city is a mere stroll away.
Hotel Boutique Balandret
Boutique Hotel, Luxury
4.6/5 (209 Reviews)
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If you’d like to wake up, pull open the curtains and gaze over the long golden beach in Valencia, then Hotel Boutique Balandret is just the place. At the southern end of Playa de las Arenas, you’re just steps from the sand and the beachfront promenade that runs along it. Within the hotel, various sculptures and murals celebrate Valencian culture, while regional flavours can be discovered in the sea-view restaurant.
Hotel Marques House
4.7/5 (73 Reviews)
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An imposing pair of wooden doors mark the entrance to this inviting and somewhat bohemian boutique hotel. The Cafe Madrid, scattered with chandelier-lit velvet seating and gilt-framed art nouveau artworks, sits at the heart of things here. There’s a rooftop bar where you can soak up rays while enjoying a cocktail. Rooms are bright, with top-end touches such as integrated speakers, thick robes and Carrara marble bathrooms. The Old Town location provides easy access to all the historic city sights.
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.7/5 (596 Reviews)
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Occupying the former palace of the Marqués de Caro, few hotels in Valencia combine historic and contemporary with such flair. Ancient semi-crumbled walls and gothic tiles share space with sleek modern lines and designer furnishings. Each of the 26 rooms is unique and individually named, with some looking over the city rooftops. The Michelin-starred Sucede restaurant integrates 12th-century city walls into an art-gallery-like space. Completing the scene, a small glass-sided splash pool offers relief from the summer heat.
Blanq Carmen Hotel
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.3/5 (36 Reviews)
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Sitting in the middle of the El Carmen neighbourhood, just steps from the Serranos Towers, Blanq Carmen is a well-placed base for your Valencian adventure. But it’s not just a plum spot that draws guests here. The rooms have an unfussy cool and there’s a stylish cafe-restaurant. But best of all is the rooftop sun terrace where you’ll find a hot tub, bar and a selection of comfy sitting spots.
Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.4/5 (720 Reviews)
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This stylish boutique hotel in the city centre is perfectly located if you want to enjoy the sophisticated shops, bars and restaurants of the Canovas district, or take in a concert at the nearby Palau de la Música. Rooms are well equipped and stylish, with wooden floors and designer furnishings. You can also take advantage of the fitness centre and sauna, the perfect place to recuperate after a day of sight seeing.
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
This charming hotel is located on the promenade running alongside Playa de las Arenas, near popular bars, coffee shops and paella restaurants. With just 12 tastefully-decorated rooms, there’s plenty of attention to detail and service is personal and friendly. Suites overlook the beach and you’re perfectly located for exploring the nearby historic El Cabanyal district. After a day of swimming and sunbathing, you can kick back in the lounge or jacuzzi before heading to the bar, which is the only beach bar with music that stays open all year.
Clare Speak contributed additional reporting to this article.
These recommendations were updated on March 31, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.