Valencia is one of Spain’s great cities, known for its architecture, history and cuisine. This of course means it’s got a range of excellent luxury hotels to choose from, many of which offer indulgent spas. Take a look at our pick of the best.
From iconic five-star spa hotels on the beach and those offering stunning views of the City of Arts and Sciences to those located in palaces and manor houses, here’s what we found.
Hotel Primus Valencia
Hotel Primus Valencia | Courtesy of Hotel Primus Valencia/Hotels.com
Located just outside the centre, close to the famous futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, the Hotel Primus Valencia is a sleek and glossy four-star spa hotel. The rooms are simple yet stylish, with polished wooden floors, white furnishings and photos of Valencia on the walls. At the 800-square-metre luscious spa, guests can enjoy an 80-minute circuit featuring a tropical rain shower, a pool with massage jets, a cold plunge pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. There’s also an area for massages and treatments.
The five-star Las Arenas sits right on the beachfront, around five kilometres from the historic centre of Valencia. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the hotel was founded in 1898 and is both grand and historic. Rooms are sumptuous and spacious, decorated in light, neutral colours and featuring fabulous sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The lavish spa features a hydrotherapy wellness circuit complete with a Scottish shower, sauna, cold pool, steam bath, ice fountain, aromatherapy shower and bubble beds. A gourmet restaurant, pool bar and breakfast buffet are just some of the many amenities.
The SH Valencia Palace is located right next to the glasshouse-like Palau de la Música and the Turia Gardens, the green ribbon that runs around the city. From here it’s a 20-minute walk to the modern centre. This five-star hotel is sophisticated and stylish with modern, light rooms, an outdoor garden-like dining room and an indoor restaurant. The wellness and beauty area includes a spa, treatment rooms and a gym. The spa features everything you’d expect from a quality relaxation area, from an infinity pool and sauna to a Turkish bath, ice fountain and sunbeds.
The four-star Barceló Valencia is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the City of Arts and Sciences. It’s contemporary and playful, with bright blocks of colour featured throughout the common areas and bedrooms. With a breakfast-buffet room, tapas bar and à la carte restaurant, you won’t need to look far when you’re feeling peckish. The U-Wellness spa offers guests a relaxing space with spectacular views of the City of Arts and Sciences. Besides treatment and beauty rooms, there’s a gym and water circuit with Finnish sauna, ice cabin, foot bath, hydromassage beds, pressure jets, aromatic showers and a Turkish bath.
Situated in the centre close to the Turia Gardens, the five-star boutique Hospes Palau de la Mar oozes elegance and romance. Housed in a 19th-century manor house, it has a timeless and classy style with spacious, contemporary rooms dressed in blacks and whites. Visit the garden-like Spa Bodyna to relax and rejuvenate. Set among décor of glass and wood, unwind in the indoor pool and Jacuzzi, the Turkish bath and sauna, or treat yourself to a luxurious massage. A gym, gourmet restaurant and lounge bar complete the list of amenities.
Found right in the historic centre of Valencia, this chic hotel is located right opposite the city’s famous market – the Mercado Central. Stylish deluxe double suites, family suites and two-room attic suites are on offer. They also feature kitchenettes and dining areas. The soothing spa takes inspiration from Arabic and Roman baths with the cave-like brick ceiling studded with stars, yet it retains a modern and sleek finish. There’s also a trendy restaurant featuring produce straight from the market.
Situated on the other side of the Turia Gardens to the centre, the Westin is located within walking distance of Palacio de a la Exposicion and the Historic Military Museum. It’s housed in a gorgeous peach Art Deco-style building, and features 135 rooms and suites. The grand rooms feel fit for royalty in their generous dimensions and plush décor. With three restaurants – one Japanese and two Mediterranean – a fully-equipped gym and Asian-inspired spa, you’ll feel like royalty staying here.