We spent a week in the arpatment at the end of March 2018.
The apartment is in a great location, exactly as described by the owner. We appreciated being ain a quiet location that was just 10 mins walk to the city centre. There was a large supermarket around the croner and plenty of restauarants nearby.
The apartment is really well designed, also as described by the owner, and was indeed very clean.
Not everything was as we hoped, however.
First, we expected to find two bikes in the apartment. Instead you are provided with two cards that give you access to the city bike club.
Second, some of the furnishings and facilities are very tired and in need of replacement. The crockery was particularly poor: we had access only to a limited selection of old, miscelleaneous, cups, plates and glasses, much of which was chipped; there was only a single breakfast bowl, which meant we had to take turns to have our morning cereal; and there was no two matching wine glasses. The grouting on the shower, although clean, looks really grubby and unappealling and is badly in need of replacement. One of the bathroom towels — although clean — was badly stained by bleached. The terrace is also not quite the glistening-white haven depicted on Tripdvisor: it too is in need of a lick of paint. We have our own photos of all of these things if you wish to judge for yourself.
Third, the next door neighbour had their TV on every evening until 11pm or so at an intrusively high volume.
Lastly, the communication from Mercedes was very disappointing. I emailed on several occasions in the week leading up to our arrival to ask about admission arrangements but she did not reply until about 24 hours before our flight. This left us really anxious for a few days. Mercedes also did not meet us in person as she was busy with her daughter so we had to admit ourselves. She promised to get in touch with us within a couple of days to check everything was ok but we didn’t hear from her until the second half of the week and only then because she wanted to retrieve something from the apartment.
Those disappointments aside, I would still recommend this apartment to a friend albeit with those caveats.
Good location, nice place to stay and close to the center, We loved the use of the bikes.The terrace is great. We had a good time in this apt.
This is a beautifully renovated, spacious apartment in a fabulous location. The owner was very friendly and helpful and had thought of everything you might need, such as a coffee machine, towels, hair dryer, extra blankets and chilled bottle of water in the fridge on arrival.
There are bus stops to get to the beach within a few minutes walk, the city centre is 10 minutes walk away and we go a taxi from the airport which only costs 15 Euro.
The terrace doesn't have the best view, but it does get the sun nearly all day and despite being so close to roads and the train station, the whole apartment is very quiet.
I loved this place!
Really enjoyed our stay at this Valencia penthouse. Lovely terrace, very private. Property had everything we needed for our stay. Clean, private and safe. Air Conditioning works a dream!
Owner was very helpful before arrival with advice and directions. Late access to the apartment went without a hitch. Thanks Mercedes!
Railway station is 5 minute walk and is a good starting place for taxis etc. Taxi to center of town is about €4. It's a good place to start a visit because there is a tourist office for advice and the Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour Bus passes here.
Lovely little bakery at the corner of the street - one minute's walk. Bread is beaufitul. Look out for the cakes!! ;-) Nearest supermarket - CONSUM - is 6 minutes walk.
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