About the Holiday Inn Valencia in Valencia, Spain

by Joanne Thomas

With more than 5 million visitors a year, the Spanish city of Valencia offers hotels of every size and style, including many big-name, international chain hotels. One such hotel, the Holiday Inn Valencia, is modern and centrally located, making an appropriate choice for travelers seeking a familiar chain hotel with a bright, airy atmosphere and sleek, stylish decor.

Location

The Holiday Inn Valencia is located in the heart of the city, about 20 minutes by taxi from the international airport. The property faces the Ciudad de las Ciencias y de las Artes (the City of Arts and Sciences), a complex of museums, interactive exhibits, river gardens and the largest aquarium in Europe. Other attractions within walking distance include a shopping mall and the Opera House.

Accommodations

The Holiday Inn Valencia offers a total of 200 guest rooms and suites, which are available in a variety of configurations. The decor is bright, modern and unfussy. Notable room features include a pillow menu, satellite channels, pay-per-view movies and double-glazed windows for a peaceful atmosphere in the heart of the city. Guests staying in executive club-level rooms and suites receive complimentary drinks and an in-room food and beverage tray with tea, coffee, bottled water and a snack. The spacious suites boast a private furnished terrace, a daily newspaper and premium cable channels.

Facilities

The Holiday Inn's facilities include underground parking on site and wireless Internet access in guest rooms and public areas, for a fee. Guests enjoy access to a gym, sauna and, from May to September, an outdoor rooftop pool. The gym is located on the 12th floor of the hotel and offers panoramic views over Valencia through its floor-to-ceiling windows while you work out. Dry-cleaning and laundry services, including same-day service, are available.

Restaurants and Bars

The Holiday Inn Valencia's on-site restaurant, Blue Canalla Bar, specializes in paella and traditional Valencian and Mediterranean cuisine. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering guests a choice of outdoor terrace seating or an elegantly cozy dining room. The hotel also hosts the lively Blue Canalla Bar on the ground floor, which is open until 1 a.m. It features sleek, minimalist decor and a 40-inch plasma-screen television.

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