What a beautiful well appointed apartment. Sergio and Maria met us on arrival at the apartment and showed us how to operate the air con, cooker, veranda canopy etc. They also gave us information on attractions around the city, getting around and local ammenities. They also arranged a taxi to transport us back to the airport for departure. The apartment is well positioned just outside the city centre - avoids late night noise - but is only about a 15 minute walk away. Valencia itself is a beautiful city, but our 4 days only scratched the surface, so we will need to return. And when we do the only place we will stay is at Sergio's loft apartment. We have already encouraged out friends to visit the city and recommended the apartment to stay in during their visit.
Our first visit to Valencia and made more special by a superb apartment in a great location. Everything we needed was on hand, which made life much easier and very comfortable. We particularly liked the sun terrace, which was great for a relaxing evening with a glass or two of wine!! The centre was only a 15 minute walk and very accessible via the lovely Turia gardens which were only a two minutes walk from the apartment. What's not to like and we will be back! Thank you Sergio
First experience was great - as the lift is small (but adequate) my other half went up first with one case and his initial reaction was "wow" - always a good start! The apartment is exactly as described, spacious with everything you could need. We particularly enjoyed the location, being in a residential part of the city but only 15 minutes walk to the old town and a couple of minutes walk to the wonderful Turia park. You have everything you need close to hand - turn left out of the front door, first left then first left again and you have the Consum supermarket - a kind of Waitrose experience with the most helpful and friendly staff. Turn right out of the front door then first right and you have al the local shops including a bakery, deli, numerous fruit and veg shops, a paella takeaway, barbers, hardware shop, florist etc. No one speaks English, we don't speak Spanish, but it really doesn't matter and we had a lot of fun communicating! Costs are very reasonable as you are paying local prices. It's 10 minutes walk to one of the main streets where you can catch lots of buses, including the number 2 to the beach. Also highly recommend the Museum of Science & Arts.....
Sergio and Maria met us on arrival to show us around the apartment and are at the end of the phone if you need them for anything. Maria kindly booked a couple of taxis for us as we had an early train to Madrid one day (recommended) and also a taxi back to the airport. We found the apartment to be very quiet, considering that you are living in a city, and slept extremely well. The balcony was one of our main reasons for choosing this apartment and we certainly made use of it in temperatures around 30 degrees. Our only suggestion would be to perhaps invest in some new balcony furniture, as the metal table and chairs got rather hot when the canopy was up and we were constantly trying to prevent the tablecloth from blowing off! Wouldn't stop us returning though and we highly recommend this apartment.
The apartment is set up for two people and makes a perfect base for a couple visiting Valencia. The only possible downside is that it's a 15 minute walk from the attractions of the old town, but if you are able-bodied this won't be a problem and it's a pleasant walk either through Turia Garden or along the road to Torres de Quart.
The flat is large and lacks for nothing, Sergio has equipped it with everything we required. We stayed for 12 days and we did some cooking in the apartment; the kitchen area had all the equipment we needed and more, and we enjoyed some pleasant meals on the large, sunny outside balcony space. Whilst we were there the sun hit the balcony at about 11am and stayed on it until sunset.
Two things to be aware of: the bed is low to the ground, which some people might find awkward, and there isn't a bath - although there is a large wet room with an excellent shower.
Sergio is a friendly and attentive host. He even booked a taxi to take us back to the airport.
All in all, this is a lovely apartment. If you don't mind the very slight inconvenience of not being based in the old town itself, then it's a perfect place to stay.
Excellent flat great location with quick access to metro and Valencia river park. Some local Restaurants not too far away not withstanding easy access to all of Valencia’s offerings via metro or walk through river park
Our extended stay was made possible to the owner Sergio who was on hand if anything was required -perfect!