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Hospes Palau de la Mar: A palace stay in the heart of Valencia

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Housed under the tall ceilings and elegant arches of a typical 19th-century Valencian palace, the hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar offers luxury and sophistication in the heart of one of Valencia’s most thriving neighbourhoods. One of the best boutique hotels in Valencia, this pet-friendly retreat is a popular choice with those looking for style and substance.

The location

Set just across the road from the Turia Gardens, wending their way along the city's dried-up river bed, this city-centre sanctuary is a stroll from the city's best sights. While it looks out over the gardens, behind the former palace, the Modernista neighbourhood of Eixample unfurls with its high-end stores and beautiful, bar-lined Mercado de Colon. The old town is within easy reach too, just a 10-minute walk away.

The style

A true embodiment of the maritime spirit and storied past of Valencia, the mocha walls, hardwood flooring and polished wooden terraces of this regal hotel offers a glimpse into the soul of this vibrant city. Modern fixtures and historical elements unite in a glimpse of a possible future, while the impressive, orange blossom-infused lobby is the first to welcome guests with its Romanesque white marble arches and polished wood floors.

The facilities

A standout feature of this luxury hotel in Valencia is the crystalline pool, constantly replenished by two tricking waterfalls as you soak in the calming waters. You can also enjoy a unique orange essence massage, an invigorating hot stone treatment or a traditional Siamese ritual in the Spa. Walk the manicured gardens, rest in the shade of the interior courtyard, and soak up the ancient atmosphere of Valencia’s historic centre.

The rooms

Elegant marble bathrooms and stately furnishings await in the beautifully appointed rooms, with luxurious queen-size beds perfect after a long day of urban exploration. Monochrome and spacious, the dark coffee accents call attention to the calming Mediterranean design, while private balconies provide a refreshing summer breeze.

Food and drink

From tender octopus to traditional Valencian paella, perfumed teas to signature cocktails, Chef Carlos Julián welcomes you to a world of flavour in the elegant Ampar restaurant. The epitome of fine dining, the kitchen plays with fresh produce, tradition, and colour to create its unique take on Valencia’s favourite dishes, best tried in an immersive tasting experience.

Who would love it?

From afternoons spent soaking in the Turkish baths to evenings spent people-watching with a sundowner, this hotel offers everything you need for the ultimate city break. Explore the buzzing neighbourhood of Eixample, immerse yourself in the Roman and Arabic history of the Old Town, or join the Spanish abuelas on their evening walk through the glorious Turia Gardens. Fine dining, bespoke experiences and deep pleasures await at the romantic Hospes Palau de la Mar.

Star rating

This five-star stay has been voted one of the best hotels in Valencia, receiving a 9.3-star rating from couples on, with an 8.6-star average overall. You can read the glowing reviews here, or if you’re still wondering, where to stay in Valencia, head over to our blog, where you’ll find more information on our favourite historic boutique hotels in Valencia.


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