Updated: Jan 20
Discover your perfect hotel with sea views in Valencia City
Stamped by the passing of several empires and countless architectural movements, Valencia is a city with many faces — all of them attractive. From the baroque palaces dotted around the historic centre and the tree-lined avenues of Ruzafa to the mosaic-patterned fishermen’s cottages in El Cabanyal, it’s hard to find a Mediterranean city with quite so much variety.
While the old town may have the cultural heritage and gastronomical scene striking a considerable contrast with the colourful coastline, the beachside neighbourhood’s have just as much to offer. And the best part is that these two worlds are only a few minutes apart by train.
The romantic windswept beaches hugging the city’s coastline are some of the best in Spain, so now that the world has opened up once more for travel, Valencia is the perfect destination for your 2022 beach holiday. We’ve curated a list of our favourite sea-view hotels in the city for a holiday you’ll never forget.
Settled between fragrant pine trees, stunning dunes and the azure waters of the Mediterranean, relaxation and rejuvenation are the order of the day at Parador de El Saler.
- Sky panoramic of Parador de El Saler with views of the golf course.
Nestled in the Albufera Nature Reserve with the Albufera lagoon on one side and calmly lapping waves on the other, the gorgeous scenery is the perfect complement to the crowning jewel of the Parador: its world-class 18-hole golf course.
The designer hotel also features spacious guest rooms and splendid interiors with earthy colours and echoes of the Albufera. Many include large balconies with views looking over the golf course towards the Mediterranean.
A blue-tiled swimming pool and a grassy football pitch. And if romance is in the air, why not consider the Parador’s 400-person event centre to host that dream wedding?
- Balandret's famed restaurant with beautiful white Spanish botijo canteens decore.
Near the colourful neighbourhood of El Cabanyal is the Balandret, a lovely boutique hotel right on the beach.
Everything about the Balandret exudes elegance, from the Valencian artworks hanging on the walls to the warm and inviting decor of the various suites and deluxe rooms. Some look out onto a tranquil inner courtyard, while others give you stunning views of the adjacent Mediterranean.
In Balandret’s gourmet restaurant, the tastes of luxury dining are interwoven with the roots of local culture, evident in the traditional floor tiles, the Spanish botijo canteens, and fragrant orange baskets. Strolling out from the hotel, you’ll find several beach bars, waterfront cafés, and the marina, where you can enjoy a cocktail in style.
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- Cutting edge art displayed in the halls of The Neptuno Hotel lobby.
Neighbouring the Balendret is the grand Neptuno Hotel. Its charming yet unassuming exterior
belies some of the most stylish rooms and incredible sea views on the waterfront.
The Neptuno has a youthful vibe perfect for an urban crowd who love city living and beach holidays in equal measure. With direct access to the beach via a seaside promenade and its location just a short walk from the metro, the Neptuno offers the best of both worlds.
The hotel restaurant is just as cutting edge as the design and features gourmet dishes presented more like modern art than simple plates of food. This theme continues throughout the hotel, with paintings and sculptures from revered Valencian artists such as Ripollés, Antonio de Felipe, and Miquel Navarro. There’s a small spa and gym on-site, plus a hot tub and Turkish baths.
- Breathtaking poolside and view of one of the spa baths at Las Arenas Balneario Resort.
Las Arenas is the most luxurious lodging option in the Cabanyal beach area. It’s also one of the most historic. Built-in 1898, this sprawling resort-style hotel, fronted by palm trees and grand fountains, preserves the architectural beauty of old Valencia.
There are nine classes of rooms ranging from the classic with city views to deluxe family rooms and grand suites. All are spacious and impeccably designed, featuring hardwood floors and king beds, and some suites offer spectacular panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
A principal draw is the hotel’s spa. Sleek, modern, and decorated in coral blues, you can experience full-body treatments, massages, oriental treatments and holistic therapies in an idyllic setting. The ¨ wellness circuit” includes spa baths (both indoor and outdoor), steam baths, bubble beds, an ice fountain, and a pool with underwater jets. There’s even an exclusive hair salon.
Enjoy Valencia by the sea
Valencia is a wonderful city to visit not just for its orange groves, beachside paella and the amazing City of Arts and Sciences but also for some of the best city beaches in Spain. Suppose you’ve booked your flights and are ready to reserve your hotel in Valencia. In that case, we’d recommend checking out the beach areas for easy access to Valencia's natural and cosmopolitan sides.
If you are fascinated by storied hotels, look at our article on historic hotels in Valencia.