Rooms under £100: Valencia

Catch some autumn rays during a break to the sun-blushed Spanish city and save your cash for balmy days out by bedding down in these bargain pads.

Saturday, September 13, 2014,
By Jo Boissevain
Hotel Dimar, Valencia.
Hotel Dimar, Valencia.

01 Hotel Dimar
The 96 rooms are on the corporate side but its location is hard to beat, fronting the lively Gran Via (double-glazing keeps noise at bay). Plus you're close to the Metro and the Old Town is a brisk walk away. Alternatively, spin off on one of the hotel's bikes. Rooms have air-con, minibar, and free wi-fi. Doubles from £50.

Restaurant at Hotel Silken Puerta Valencia.

02 Hotel Silken Puerta Valencia
This seven-storey hotel sits between the Old Town and the Oceanographic — the dazzling marine park. Staff are lovely and the restaurant dishes up a decent paella. Rooms are functional but best value are the suites, for a sun-dappled balcony and late check-out. Suites from £75.

Bedroom at Valencia Mindfulness Retreat

03 Valencia Mindfulness Retreat
This Old Town B&B is a mix of private apartments and cosy rooms, some with private bathrooms, two with balconies. Bottled water, wi-fi and a laundry service are all free. Plus there's massage, meditation and yoga. Doubles from £82.

Spa at Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar

04 Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar
Behind the handsome facade is an elegant, airy palace of marble pillars and caramel sofas, plus a zen-like spa. Whether you face the courtyard or the street, all 60 bedrooms (the best of which are at the top) have fresh-fruit drinks in the minibar and wi-fi. Doubles from £98.

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Published in the October 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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