Updated: Jan 30
Tucked around the corner from the imposing cathedral and sun-kissed Plaza de la Reina, the magnificent Palacio Vallier is one of Valencia's most central boutique hotels.
Once home to nobility, this opulent palace houses a rich past that draw connections between the city’s many layers of history, from Roman, remains discovered at the site to the elegant 19th-century architecture of the building, which now houses 31 exquisite rooms and suites in the heart of the city’s Old Town.
Set on elegant Manises Square, alongside the 15th-century palace that the Valencian government calls home, this grand, classical building, with its crisp lemon facade and bright white frosting, is in good company.
It sits at the centre of Valencia’s most prestigious historic sights, a short stroll from sun-dappled plazas, the blue-domed cathedral and the Gothic, winding streets of the Old Town. In fact, refurbishment recently carried out on the hotel revealed evidence of a Visigoth settlement and tiny bottles belonging to a Roman perfume shop. Evidence of Valencia’s many-layered past that has been integrated into the boutique hotel.
The opulent facade is garnished with wrought iron balconies and small baskets of flowers, elegantly illuminated at night like a beacon inviting you in for a handcrafted cocktail in the bar. Inside, polished marble floors in black and white greet you, complemented by more wrought iron, curved into intricate designs and statement chandeliers, finished off with touches of gold and abundant greenery.
Step into the Lladró Bar, named for its brief stint as a gallery for the Lladró porcelain figures made in nearby Tavernes Blanques. Here the glassware and ceramic Valencia is famous for inspire Furnished with dusty pink armchairs, comfortable sofas and solid wooden panelling, the art deco style is finished off with nods to the glassware and ceramics Valencia is famous for.
This luxury hotel in Valencia enjoys city skyline vistas that would tempt Sorolla to reach for his oils. From the ample rooftop terrace, views stretch over the azure domes and terracotta roofs of the city towards the Palacio de la Generalitat and the maze of cobblestone streets that make up the Old Town. This is one of the best rooftop views in the city, perfect for a sundowner before heading out for the evening. If you come by car, the hotel also offers parking.
The rooms are sleek, with clean white walls, parquet flooring, touches of marble and those gold accessories adding a touch of glamour once again. Upgrade to the Lladro Suite for original highly decorated ceilings, unique Lladro pieces and use of Lladro jewellery during your stay, or book the Presidential Suite for the freestanding bathtub in the room and original ceramic floor tiles. Soak up the ambience from your balcony, indulge with the branded Guerlain toiletries, or simply sink into the comfort of your plush bed. With views of Plaza de Manises or towards the cathedral, you can enjoy the best of historic Valencia without even setting foot outside.
Just below the elegant rooftop, La Perfumeria restaurant wafts its delicious scents through the old halls as guests flock to be seated in the city-view restaurant. Named for the Roman bottle of perfume discovered at the site, here, tradition and modern Mediterranean zest mingle in exquisite haute cuisine. Enjoy authentic Valencian seafood dishes, the freshest ingredients from the city and its surrounding farms. Think Denia prawns, lobster mellow rice, local lamb with pumpkin and seasonal mushrooms and market-fresh fish with champagne sauce. The friendly waiting staff will help you pick the perfect wine to pair with your meal.
Make sure you ask the equally helpful bar staff for their recommendations when it comes to an aperitif or digestif in the Lladro Bar.
Who will love it?
From elegant art galleries to immersive museums and traditional bars to splendid terrace restaurants, this hotel puts you at the centre of everything that makes Valencia tick. Standing in such a privileged position and with such a storied past, Palacio Vallier Hotel is undeniably one of the best hotels in Valencia for visitors looking to maximise their stay. Its stunning decor and romantic atmosphere make sit perfect for couples, offering a world of luxury on the history-laden streets of vibrant Valencia.
What guests have to say
This historical hotel is frequently recognised as one of the best 5 star hotels in Valencia and enjoys a 9.5 rating on Booking.com, so it’s easy for us to recommend to anyone looking for that ultimate romantic retreat. And with a city-centre location and easy access to all of Valencia’s most popular attractions, it’s perfect for tourism trips and business travel too.
If you’re planning your dream trip but are still wondering where to stay, you can explore our favourite boutique hotels in Valencia here.