9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We just spent 4 nights at the Westin Valencia. We chose a room with a king size bed and it was worth the additional charge. The room had a balcony large enough to sunbath on and room to sit out on the terrace. The bed was the largest I have ever seen! The room came with all the mod cons you would expect from a first class hotel and the service was very attentive. There were always plenty on staff around who were very helpful even with the language barrier.
The food was so good that on a couple of occasions we decided to eat there rather than travel out to the City or Port, which was one of the main reasons for going out there in the first place. We tried the 8 course taster menu which was lovely and also ate from the sushi bar. The choice of food was excellent.
The location of the Hotel was perfect too, as the old town was only ten minutes walk away and the port reachable within ten minutes by cab. The area was also quiet enough to be relaxing, although the football ground (which is literally a stones throw away) had no match on.
I have stayed at Westin Hotels previously, but this was the best to date.I look forward to visitng again in the very near future."
- Travel date: Mon 10th of September 2007
Loved it as well
"I and my friends stayed in the hotel for 3 nights and loved it.
The location is excellent and you can walk to most places.
The staff is very friendly, helpful and ready to asist with everything we asked help with. E.g. car rental and general directions and recommendations of what to do."
- Travel date: Sun 2nd of September 2007
One Of The Best
"I travel frequenty for both business and pleasure and can safely say this was one of the best hotels I have stayed in period. The room was large, modern, clean, with an excellent bathroom, and a patio with a spa, all for â¬161 a night. A real pleasure to stay there. This hotel was worth every penny."
- Travel date: Fri 31st of August 2007
Pure luxury in Valencia
"I have stayed in the Westin Valencia for three nights during a road trip through the Costa Blanca with my husband. I have to say that I totally agree with most of the reviews already posted, so I won't be too exhaustive. As already mentioned, the hotel is brand new! The decoration is beautiful, very warm and cosy. Our bedroom faced the interior garden and was amazing, very spacious, with a king sized heavenly bed, a sofa and a big working area. We loved the Caroli Health Club, mainly the warm water pool, the aromatherapy shower, the tepidarium and the relaxation room: after spending the day walking around we couldn't wait to get there! The breakfast was very good, with a fine selections of products, with high quality and gorgeous presentation. We had dinner at the Oscar Torrijos gourmet restaurant that, although expensive, was very good. Staff was nice and attentive. I highly recommend this hotel!"
- Travel date: Sat 11th of August 2007
"I recently stayed at the Westin with my wife for our anniversary and had a wonderful stay. Got a good deal through their website that inc breakfast in the room and sparkling wine each day of our stay.
The restaurants and bars were excellent and great choice of food and wine. The staff were very friendly and really helpful. Valencia itself is a wonderful city with lots to do for a weekend away and also has super beaches to watch the sun go down. We would definitely stay at the Westin again."
- Travel date: Tue 7th of August 2007
Superb Hotel.Excellent in every way
"We booked the Westin through expedia. It was Â£112 pounds a night and we got the third night free. We also got free use of the spa and free breakfast ( which was amazing anything you wanted from champagne and hot cooked food to any sort of fruit juice and wonderful fresh fruits and pastries.) The deal also included a free welcome drink and that was anything you wanted off the menu with no restrictions. The hotel and our room were both beautiful. It was cleaned every day and there were slippers, bathrobes, loads of toiliteries etc. The breakfast room looked on to a lovely courtyard and you could sit inside or outside. The bar downstairs was lovely but a little pricey.The staff were fantastic and so professional, they could't do enough for you.
If you can get a good deal with breakfast and spa thrown in then look no further this Hotel is fantastic. It is not directly in the centre,approx 10 mins on foot but the metro ( also clean modern and lovely) is just around the corner ( 2 min walk)
Would definitely go back."
- Travel date: Mon 30th of July 2007
Just about ok
"Myself and my husband decided have a long romantic weekend at the end of June and decided on Valencia.
Been both preferred guest gold members we booked into the Westin on a special rate (or so were told) â¬300 a night.
After reading all o fthe various reviews I was expecting a fantastic room but to be honest was a bit disapointed, the room was quite big both the bathroom was tiny.
The service was ok, the restaurants were good but we had to wait for an hour on Sunday before been served lunch.
If you are going to select the Westin Valencia make sure you ask for a good room.
Having said all of this Valencia is magical !!! if its a romantic trip your after this is the palce to go"
- Travel date: Sat 14th of July 2007
A Magical Stay: Westin Valencia
"We needed to go to Valencia on business for the America's Cup and my son found a beautiful hotel in a semi-residential area of Valencia, and we spent a great four days at The Westin Valencia. The one thing that kept us their more than the Port Americas Cup was the service of
the staff. Hands down, it was the best service I have ever recieved (better than many Four Seasons and Ritz-Carltons) and all were willing to assist with Valencia tips and helpful advice.
The Hotel: The hotel has recently opened in 2006, and it shows. Everything looks brand spanking new, and the public spaces are cleaned and show no sign of wear. The hotel itself was once an industrial warehouse (many moons ago), and into this lovely hotel with a beautiful courtyard in the middle of the hotel with plenty of seating, shade, fauna, and water features.
Lobby: After being assisted through the revolving door, a two story lobby with a beautiful chandelier hung above. Flowers and many interesting bouquets were around the lobby, with check-in on the right hand side, offering fruited Valencian orange water and cooled towels. Nice touch. The hotel has alot of respect for their Starwood Preferred Guests and had the 2nd floor reserved exculsively for them.
British Telecom also had a huge conference at the hotel, but the way that the conference rooms are set up, we never noticed that they were around. Very nice!
Room: After being put in the furthest room from the elevator, my family's trek to the room became known as the 1/4 mile trek, but to our suprise, the room was well worth the trek. Entering into our lovely room, the Westin Heavenly Bath was on our right with a toilet and closet flanking the oversized bathroom with a seperate shower. Continuing into the room, the super king sized Heavenly Bed could have fit a family of four comfortably, and even with an extra bed, the Deluxe Room had a seating area and desk with wi-fi hook up. A flat screen TV and mini-bar sat near the desk, and our floor to ceiling windows looked out over a plaza and Valencian residential buildings. Housekeeping did a wonderful job and room service for lunch was lovely as well.
Fitness Center and Spa: Located at the basement of the hotel, The Caroli Health Club and Spa had a basic sized fitness center, with all the necessary equipment (w/o bottled water though) and the Spa was decadent. The "relaxation area" had a relaxation pool, a sauna, a turkish hamman, and quiet room, and a strawberry shower (which made
me smell like strawberries for days!) My massage was decadent and a heavenly escape from Valencia. The service staff was equally as inviting as the Westin staff.
Dining: There were three restaurants at the hotel and one bar. We dined at only two, since the third was a fancy, Michelin starred restaurant. The first place we ate was the el Jardi bar, in fact we ate there maybe six times in our four day stay, mainly because we had become very freindly with the main waitress, Karin and the food was good as well. Sometimes the food is different than what we are used to in the States, but it was still good. The other restaurant we dined at, Rosmarino (Spanish for Rosemary) was extremely nice in the evening, dining in the outdoor courtyard, and Santiago and Jose were just as friendly and attentive as Karin. The food was great, with some great portions and some Paella. One thing to keep in mind about all of Spain is their dining times, breakfast is almost non-existant for Spainards (their is breakfast though), late lunch, and a late dinner (i.e. 8:30pm) - just one thing to keep in mind.
Cost: At around 290 Euro a night, the price was just right considering the service and the great food we dined on during our stay. Suites, with private terraces and jacuzzi tubs ranged in the 400's while we were there.
Service: As I have said many other times in our review, this place has one of the best hospitality employees in the industry and should be commended! Every member of the staff, knew us and even took time away from their busy schedule and sat down and gave us helpful tips about their proud city. Special recognition is in order to Karin, Santiago, and Jose for dining staff. Claudia and the entire front desk staff, and even more recognition to the bell-staff - with their assistance in cabs and helpful out-the-door tips. Great job!
Valencia: The city is very magic, due to the America's Cup bringing in lots of tourism and cash to the city. Many employees informed us that over 2 billion Euros were invested into the city and it shows. The America's Port (you don't need a ticket to get general access) is a great place to walk around, since their are the teams to see and restaurants / bars to enjoy. The Foredeck Club (which may need special passes) was a great vantage point to see the city and their were some exclusive shops to visit. The City of the Arts and Sciences
(La Ciudad de los Artes y Ciencios) was a masterpiece of gleaming builiding seeming as they were rising out of the water. In the
"city" heir is the biggest aquarium in Spain, a hands-on childrens science museum, an arts hall, an IMAX, and a street level garden. The weather was absoultely perfect during our stay, upper 70s lower 80s with sunshine all day long, no change! Couldn't ask for anything better. The old city of Valencia seems like worlds away, with the Mercado Central and various sights of Cathedrals was also well worth the 10 minute trip from the hotel. And the people were also very proud of their city, willing to share their secrets with tourists and overall friendliness.
A great stay had by all, Valencia is one of my favorite cities now. It really is a magical place! The America's Cup could be the best thing for the city - Best with your travels!"
- Travel date: Thu 28th of June 2007
Brand New but a Bit Far From the Center
"Like many Westins, this was an old building which was gutted so there is a nice old facade (from a wool warehouse) but everything inside is completely modern. The hotel just opened and every thing is clean and shiny and characterless. We loved the fantastically firm mattresses, bedside lamps which actually turn off with a real switch and the really large courtyard where you can have breakfast, drinks and meals outside. Only two drawbacks: it's about a 15 minute walk from the historical part of the city and the main commercial/shopping area downtown. Also, there is really no concierge there as far as I could tell. The desk was unstaffed at all times and all requests for information about museums, restaurants etc were met with a befuddled look."
- Travel date: Sun 24th of June 2007