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Contemporary style and jaw-dropping views at Hotel Barcelo Valencia

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

From gothic facades and Roman mosaics to sweeping modernist streets, the city of Valencia emphasises the difference between ancient history and innovative design. A minimalist and well-connected retreat enjoying fabulous views over the Turia Gardens and the futuristic structures of the City of Arts and Sciences, Hotel Barcelo Valencia leans towards the latter end of that spectrum. It’s also one of the best hotels in Valencia to help you explore the city’s rich past, just a stone’s throw from the historic centre.

Steps from Turia Park

Hotel Barcelo Valencia is located at a privileged position near the mouth of the old Turia riverbed, now an expansive modern urban haven that offers spectacular views over Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. Whether it’s the Opera House that tickles your fancy or the greenery of the vast Turia Gardens, this luxurious hotel offers a modern escape in the heart of nature.

If you’re short on time, the metro is just a short walk away, providing connections to the beach, airport, and all the popular attractions in cosmopolitan Valencia. For those who prefer to travel on foot, the gardens offer a splendid walking route that winds its way towards the buzzing city centre and cobblestone alleys of the Old Town.

The style

Elegant, minimalist, and sleek, the dark polished wood and urban elements of Hotel Barcelo Valencia are lifted by floods of Valencian sunlight pouring through the large windows, lending the contemporary design a warm and welcoming feel. Meanwhile, guests can enjoy a combination of indoor and outdoor living, with an expansive terrace and one of the best rooftop bars in valencia, lit with modern light installations and offering unbeatable views of Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences and the Turia park.

The facilities

As well as offering superb cuisine and a modern gym, we must mention the stunning roof terrace on the last floor. It has majestic views across the cityscape, and its inviting swimming pool is surrounded by a sun deck where guests can relax, And on the same floor; expert mixologists shake up handcrafted delights at the 270º terrace bar at Barceló. So spend an evening drinking in the best views in Valencia, sipping on Valencia’s favourite cocktail, Agua de Valencia, or relaxing in the sizeable open-air swimming pool.

The rooms

Elegance meets comfort in the 187 suites, where modern amenities can be enjoyed in a calm and welcoming environment. The minimalist interiors are given a sophisticated touch with wooden flooring and prints of the city, emphasising the unique harmony between old and new.

Dine in

Delight yourself with a buffet extravaganza featuring seasonal produce meals and freshly squeezed Valencia's orange juice. And if you desire a more refined experience without leaving this lovely hotel, you can enjoy a variety of traditional dishes at the Senyoret restaurant.

Who will love it?

With a fantastic location and premium views, Hotel Barcelo Valencia is recognised as one of the best boutique hotels in Valencia for those seeking a modern stay with easy local transport options. It’s suitable for work and leisure, and with one of the most privileged rooftop bars in Valencia, this one has our vote for romantic getaways and special occasions.

What guests have to say

Rated 8.5/10 on, this modern hotel is an excellent choice for those seeking a sophisticated stay in natural surroundings and, undoubtedly, one of the best hotels in Valencia for those who treasure romance with a view. Head to and choose your favourite room at Hotel Barcelo Valencia.

But if you're still unsure where to stay in Valencia? Then consider one of the historical buildings that exude the city’s ancient charm, mentioned among our list of favourite historical hotels here.


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