What To Do In Valencia - The Best Modern Restaurants and Beautiful Hotels
Valencia is celebrating this year's World Design Capital. The highlight will be the Feria Hábitat València from 20 to 23 September at Feria Valencia. To help you enjoy the days spent in Valencia during this modern event, Zagas selected our top picks for the best places to stay and eat, in the World Design Capital of 2022!
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Palacio Vallier
Hotel Palacio Vallier is part of a small Valencian group, MYR Hotels. It truly defines what is a boutique luxury hotel. 31 charming rooms & suites; a chic rooftop bar, La Terraza; and a superb restaurant, La Perfumería.
The Westin Valencia
Valencia's Westin hotel was established in 1917. The building still boasts elegant chandeliers and marble surfaces, and each guestroom is decorated in the Art Deco style. The salt-water indoor pool is located next to a Turkish hamman and sauna.
Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel
Situated in the grounds of a nobleman's mansion, this hotel reflects the elegance and charm of Valencia. There are 66 rooms for guests to choose from and each is very spacious and luxurious. Special treatments await those who venture inside the large and very luxurious Bodyna spa.
Caro Hotel Valencia
The Caro Hotel Valencia is a former palace of the Marqués de Caro. Each of the guestrooms is as unique as the building itself. Unwinding on one of the large sunbeds while sipping a cocktail is the perfect way to spend an hour or two.
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort
Located on the edge of Malvarrosa beach, this hotel has more than 100 years of history. Luxury lovers will want to pick one of the five huge suites that face the Mediterranean for views of the sand and ocean.
WHERE TO EAT
El Poblet is a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Valencia. Chef Quique Dacosta was awarded three Michelin stars for his restaurant in Denia. Guests can dine à la carte or select from a selection of tasting menus.
This Spanish restaurant by German chef Bernd Knöller won a Michelin star in 2009 for its modern Mediterranean cuisine. Both à la carte and degustation menus are offered, alongside an extensive range of European wines and champagnes. The restaurant also hosts cooking classes.
This Michelin star restaurant is one of three restaurants by chef Ricard Camarena in Valencia. Asian-inspired décor is the backdrop for guests to dine on food that places the focus on the quality of its star ingredients. The produce is sourced locally, with a sustainable relationship forged between the restaurant and local producers.
Mercatbar is considered by many to be one of Valencia's best restaurants for tapas. The restaurant combines traditional tapas recipes with modern cooking techniques and stylish presentation. Try dishes such as octopus, onion-braised potato and red pesto or smoked pork shank with hazelnut praline.
Bodega Casa Montana
Casa Montana is a traditional bodega dating back to 1836. Diners can opt for the restaurant's tapas and wine, or the 1836 set menu. Tapas dishes are based on key ingredients from the region, such as cured meat and cheese.