Classy, modern, relaxed and in a great location
Posted Jun 19, 2016 on Hotels
This is a great place to chillax.
Its in a great location, at the edge of a national park (a huge salt lake which is surrounded by rice paddy fields), set in pine woodlands. The place has its own thriving golf club in the basement and their buggies and greens add to the surreal atmosphere. Also in the basement is a large spa. Valencia's city of arts and sciences is less than 20 mins away by car, and its a pleasant drive.
The hotel itself is high quality, with big rooms all with private terraces. The vibe is cool, calm and relaxed. No one dresses formally. The staff were universally nice and friendly. There is a big pool. A short walk away, through some sand dues is the Mediterranean sea and a nice beach where turtles come to lay their eggs.
There are two restaurants: one flash and upscale (and expensive), the other more informal and cafe-like with large terraces. These terraces are a joyous place to be in the evening, partly shaded from the sun and cooled by sea breezes that cause the green's flags to snap and strain.
Its a parador, so nothing is cheap, but this is a nice place to treat oneself.
In June they do get a lot of midge-like flies, but these don't bite and seem to mind their own business, but one does have to be careful not to leave the external door to one's room open.
We don't play golf, nor frequent spas, but we loved the place. Recommended.