Elegantly unfurling along the urban beach, the reformed 19th-century spa, Hotel Balneario Las Arenas, offers direct views onto sparkling Mediterranean waters, with waves lapping just a few meters away from its sweeping white facade. Dotted with landscaped gardens, crystal-clear pools and vertiginous palms, this glamorous resort was one of the first five-star hotels in the city and, to this day, enjoys a fine reputation as one of the best beachfront hotels in Valencia.
A privileged location
Just two kilometres from the dazzling City of Arts and Sciences and the verdant Turia Gardens that wend their way through the vibrant city, Hotel Las Arenas enjoys a beachfront location in a peaceful and picturesque neighbourhood. Moments from the port and promenade and right beside the colourful neighbourhood of Cabanyal-Canyamelar, it’s the perfect location to head out on a briny walk in the Valencian sun.
With tram, metro, and bus stops nearby, the hotel also enjoys good connections with the city centre for those who prefer to save energy for dancing or walking the cobblestone labyrinth of the Old Town. If you’d rather stay near the sea, you’ll find plenty of authentic tavernas and modern food joints in the local vicinity.
Hotel Balneario Las Arenas was founded in 1898 and received a steady procession of the A-list names of the day. Despite being severely damaged during the civil war, the hotel was rebuilt in line with its historical beauty, with much attention paid to the pavilion and colonnades that lent it its palatial glamour.
Against the cerulean backdrop of the Valencian seascape, the resort gleams in white; it's past unforgettable. Walk the extensive grounds, enjoy the sun-dappled terraces, take a dip in the cobalt pools and soak up the unique architecture of this beachfront paradise.
A luxurious spa
Las Arenas Hotel has had a luxurious spa as its focal point since its conception in the late 19th Century, and guests today will be satisfied with the progress. Soothe your body in the hydrotherapy pool, cleanse your skin in the sauna and purify your soul under the refreshing ice fountain. You can even indulge in a traditional Tahitian massage ritual or experience a ‘yoga for the eyes’ therapy session.
Guests enjoy direct beach access, two outdoor pools and a sheltered indoor pool for those moody Mediterranean winter days. Those looking for an endorphin kick will be pleased with the on-site fitness facilities, including paddle courts and a state-of-the-art gym, where you can make the most of tailor-made exercises crafted by expert personal trainers.
The sprawling resort offers a selection of some 243 spacious rooms, with 10 elevated suites offering the very best in Mediterranean style and comfort. Over half of the rooms look out over the dazzling ocean and enjoy crisp white terraces that provide the perfect place to catch some rays or sink into a good book.
Each room is decorated in warm, balanced tones, which lend the luxurious atmosphere a welcoming feel, with natural sunlight flooding through the windows providing a further touch of comfort. Indulge in your complimentary Bvlgari bathroom amenities, wake up to the smell of fresh coffee from your Krups machine, or enjoy a whirlpool bath on your elegantly appointed terrace.
The ‘son of Valencia’, Joaquin Sorolla’s seascapes have spread rumours of Valencia’s beauty around the world, and you can view one up close in his namesake restaurant. Much like the grand artist himself, the kitchen crew here are enamoured with the Mediterranean, paying homage to it in their dishes as he once did with his brushes.
The focus here is on Valencian specialities, with the much-loved paella taking centre stage. Fish stews, beef dishes and succulent lamb are also heavily featured, as is the fresh produce that hails from the surrounding farmland. For a lighter meal or snack, head to the poolside bar for a simple bite and decadent cocktail.
The gleaming colonnades and lush gardens make this resort one of the best hotels in Valencia for those celebrating a special occasion or seeking a romantic retreat. The staff go the extra mile to look after guests, and you can rely on them to make every experience unique.
What guests have to say
This luxury hotel in Valencia was rated 8.9/10 on Booking.com, making it the model choice for those who seek glamour, history, and tranquillity on Valencia’s sun-kissed shores.
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario is one of the best beachfront hotels in Valencia for those wanting a spot of seafront sophistication. If you’re unsure where to stay in Valencia but want something authentic and traditional, you can read about our favourite historic boutique hotels in Valencia.