We stayed in this apartment for 8 days over Christmas. It is situated in the old town, a few minutes walk from the Central Market, San Nicholas and the cathedral. This worked well for us, because we do a lot of self-catering and the Market was superb. There was also unlimited opportunity to explore the old town on foot, whilst being 5-7 minutes away from a metro station. We are both retired so we need a good night's sleep, and again this apartment scored highly. The bedroom at the back was very quiet, and the apartment block was calm at night. There was no noise from the street. Finally we like to be comfortable in the apartment, especially as we are there on several evenings. The layout was good and the sofas were comfortable, but for the first few days, the apartment was cold, despite the fact that the heating was on. We had to muffle up, and inevitably it is hard to relax when you can't get warm. After about 5 days, the apartment warmed up, and we wondered whether it had not been used for several weeks and had therefore cooled right down.
Another observation: the electrical system had been set to cut out when too great a load was placed on it. We discovered this on our second day when my wife turned the oven on and all power was lost. A frantic call went in to Luciano and, good chap, he turned up very quickly to explain the workings of the trip switches in the electricity box. We then decided to play safe by switching off the heating while we were cooking. The most panicky moment came on Christmas Day when our dinner was half-way done. The power went off again, but we reset the trip switch, turned off the heating and pressed on. We've stayed in a number of apartments in Spain in the last few years and not encountered a system like this. It was quite nerve-wracking.
Little quibbles: the cutlery was old and stained, and some of the bed linen was too small. There was no kettle or toaster.
Overall, this apartment has a lot to recommend it. A bit of updating and it could be first-class. And Valencia is a superb city. We had a wonderful time.
What a fantastic experience, Luciano answered any queries I had before we arrived very promptly, he met us at the property showed us around the apartment, provided a map of the area. We felt at home immediately. The flat was immaculately clean bedding and towels were provided, as well as plenty of crockery and cooking stuff. It was ideally situated nice walk to all touristy areas and metros. Please bear in mind, this is not a ground floor flat, there are quite a few stairs to climb with no lift available, the stairs are lit with hand rails.
I had read that the area was a bit dodgey, we did not find this at all, actually there was nowhere that made us feel uncomfortable. It was an amazing weekend from start to finish
thank you Luciano.