Great hotel, be wary of airport taxi advice
Posted Aug 13, 2016 on Hotels
Overall, a lovely hotel just a stone's throw from the old town centre and tram to the beach. Spacious room with little balcony. Clean, stylish, great housekeeping.
Staff very friendly and helpful, lovely people.
Only issue we had was with the recommended taxi to the airport at the end. The front-desk staff convinced us to take a taxi to the airport as they have a special arrangement and it's less hassle than taking the Metro with luggage.
They told us Metro would be €5.50 each, so €11 for two. The taxi they arrange will be €16.
Two things were bad about taking the hotel-recommended taxi. Firstly, it came to almost €19 not €16. And we later found out that the Metro would have been €3.80 each not €5.50 as the hotel claimed, so a significant difference between Metro and taxi in the end (€7.60 compared to €19).
Made us leave Valencia wondering if we can ever trust a hotel's advice again. Wondering if we can ever trust anyone's advice again. What were those green pills the doctor gave me? Is this letter really from the bank? Who's knocking at my door?