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Set between one of Europe’s favourite golf courses and the sandy shores of Valencia’s El Saler beach, Parador El Saler offers a haven of tranquillity in the midst of the Albufera Nature Reserve. One of the most serene boutique hotels in Valencia, this waterfront retreat offers visitors a chance to wind down in nature while still only being a stone’s throw from Valencia’s vibrant city centre. Spend a day relaxing on the beach or sightseeing in town before sinking deep into relaxation with balcony sundowners, complimented by ochre dune views and the soft scent of pine trees.
Set some 20 kilometres away from the hustle and bustle of Spain’s most vibrant city, this beach resort in Valencia enjoys a peacefully privileged setting. Flanked by the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean on one side and the azure waters of the Albufera lagoon on the other, the glamorous hotel offers breathtaking views from every window.
Explore the gorgeous scenery following the well-signposted nature path that networks the wetlands, set off on a bicycle down the coast, or sit among the dunes and meditate to the sound of birdsong. Those seeking that adrenaline rush can take to the waves with a windsurf or sailboat to explore every nook and cranny of the pristine coast.
A striking icon of modernity, this low-rise beachfront hotel in Valencia highlights the beauty of the natural surroundings with vast mirrors and a sleek, monochrome look. These verdant reflections and flashes of blue make the interiors feel even more spacious, while the expansive windows offer you complete absorption in nature.
Upon arrival, a reception bathed in neutral colours and warm lights creates a warm welcome, reinforced by your first conversation with the staff. The tranquil spa is the perfect place to relax, while a restaurant hosting modern light installations and bright splashes of colour encourages a cosy atmosphere throughout your stay.
With a grassy football pitch, a 400-personal event centre, a spa, and a sparkling pool, the facilities at El Parador make it stand out as one of the greatest beach hotels in Valencia. The jewel in the gilded crown? An 18-hole golf course, officially the third best in Europe and considered by many to be one of the best in the world.
Designed by acclaimed golf architect Javiera Arana, the course integrates perfectly into the protected landscape and features many zones, from Scottish-style beach links to expanses of typical Mediterranean vegetation. Along with the 6,042-metre course, you’ll find a golf academy, a practice ground, two approaches, three putting greens, a golf shop, a snack bar and a restaurant.
The salty rooms
Spacious and splendid, the rooms in this elegant hotel offer rich interiors swathed in earthy colours and hosting Mediterranean detailing, meaning your mind never strays far from the sparkling sea outside. Combining modernity and traditional ideas of luxury, they include elegant furnishings, modern amenities and beautiful balconies with endless views.
Share a fine wine while looking over the lush golf course towards the azure waters, or sip a steaming coffee while drinking in verdant mountain views as you prepare for the day ahead. No matter which direction your balcony faces, delightful vistas are guaranteed.
Mediterranean food culture
Named the La Barraca del Mediterráneo, perhaps in reference to the Valencian realist Blasco Ibañez, the restaurant at Parador is hosted close to where the best-selling author wrote his evocative stories of El Palmar’s rice fields. The La Barraca restaurant, much like the book, offers a window into the culture of Valencia and an insight into the past and present of the city’s hearty cuisine.
In each of Parador’s 98 Spanish resorts, they shine a light on the unique gastronomy of their local region, using only local produce in their commitment to sustainability. Here, dishes are characterised by an abundance of fresh produce, seafood and the bulbous ‘bomba’ rice vital to preparing traditional paella. Think local favourites, including salted cod, pan-fried squid, and desserts featuring horchata and fartons.
Who will love it?
Parador El Saler is one of the best hotels in Valencia for beguiling sea views, a swing on the golf course, or immersion in nature. This modern hotel is ideal for golf lovers, birdwatchers, and ramblers alike. Soak in the briny waters, walk the pine-shaded paths and enjoy easy access to the city centre, which is just a short taxi ride away.
What guests have to say
Rated 7.8/10 on Booking.com, this natural retreat is a solid choice for your stay in Valencia. However, if you’re after the city centre's urban vibe and buzzing nightlife, you can read about where to stay in Valencia here.