Lisa's communication with us was excellent at all times. She arranged for her cousin Alfredo to fetch us from the airport for a charge of 20 Euros. The flat was clean and located on the 2nd floor of a typical Spanish apartment block. It has no lift so the flat is probably only suitable for able bodied persons. The flat is a quietish residential block and I would say this accommodation would not be suitable if you are "party animals"! It was well equipped and I thought was good value for money for the time of year and size of apartment. There is an outdoor municipal pool complex about 12 minutes walk away on the one side of the nearby park. The Avenida del Cid Metro station is 5-10 minutes walk away and from there you can get to the city centre or airport easily enough. There is also a connecting tram you can pick up that will take you near the beaches. During July and August there is the number 20 bus that you can catch from the bus stop near the front fence of the local park which goes to all the main beaches along the Valencia beachfront. You can also get the same bus back from the beachfront area to the flat. If you want lovely freshly baked local breads and cakes, we can recommend the 15 minute brisk walk every morning to the bakery called Horno y Pastelería Vicente Raimundo. They had some hot bread fresh out of the oven when we got there every morning at 8am - quite superb! There is a smaller express type supermarket called Supercor that is open from early till late every days and a cheaper and better supermarket called Cusum - both about 12 minutes walk away, but in opposite directions. The pool complex next to the park was very useful and opens around midday each day until late. We took a picnic with us most days we went there and enjoyed it at the quiet and shady picnic tables at the back of the pool area. All in all it was a lovely visit to Valencia which afforded us the opportunity to swim in both the sea and pools and do plenty of sightseeing around the city of Valencia.I should mention that we were charged a 100 Euros breakages deposit on arrival at the flat, which Alfredo refunded to us after a brief inspection of the property at the end of our stay. We were also charged upfront a 35 Euros cleaning fee. Both of these are pretty standard for most stays in rental accommodation in Spain these days.
Thanks Lisa for letting us stay in your lovely apartment and Alfredo for your kind and unobtrusive help while we were there!
Recently back from a short break visiting my daughter in Valencia.
The first thing I noticed is how incredibly clean the apartment was!! The beds were comfortable and kitchen area well equipped if you need to prepare breakfast or even cook a full meal.
Absolutely first class communication from the owner Lisa and Alfredo who was waiting at the airport as arranged to collect us.
Muchas gracias.....we really enjoyed our stay in Valencia!!
My husband and I stayed at this flat in November 2014.
It is a very traditional Spanish Apartment home. Its clean and has all the basics you need for a base to explore the city.
The owner was extremely helpful and the owner's cousin lives in the block and met and helped us with luggage on arrival. One downside is that the flat is on the second floor - and the stairway is fairly narrow.
The situation of the flat means you don't need a car..... We had hired a car and parking is a nightmare! However as noted - you don't need a car to get from the airport, city centre or beach because the flat is just around the corner from the metro stop on Avenida El Cid which is only a few stops on the metro from the airport and a few stops to the stations you'd need to use to travel to the Moto GP, and beach lovers - the metro route ends near the beach..
There are plenty of leaflets in the flat and there are tours of the wider Valencia area available from the Tourist Information in the centre of the city.
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