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Positive user feedback on Valencia’s hotels

In a recent report produced by ReviewPro, a company that specializes in on-line reputation management for hotels, the feedback on hotels in Valencia put them in top position with regard to accommodation in all other parts of Spain. ReviewPro realizes the important impact that user-generated content can have on hotel businesses and helps clients profit from the social web. According to the report from ReviewPro, the average online reputation, or Global Review Index, of the hotel market in Valencia is 81.1 per cent, which put the hotels of the city in first place in the whole of Spain, above other major cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Palma and Seville.

On the back of this report ReviewPro has produced a ranking of the top ten hotels in Valencia as rated by Internet users. It has taken into account some 40,000 comments posted on over 100 travel sites about 68 hotels in the city of Valencia in the 3 to 5 star categories.

In this list the hotel Las Arenas ranks first (90.6%), followed by Caro Hotel (90%), The Westin Valencia (89.6%), Hotel Sorolla (89.3%), Ad Hoc Monumental (88.3%), Husa Dimar (88.1%), Hospes Palau de la Mar (87.9%), Vincci Lys (87.7%), Meliá Valencia (87.1%) and, finally the Zenit Valencia (86.5%).

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New Travelodge hotel in Valencia

Low cost hotel chain Travelodge has opened its latest hotel in Spain in the area of Manises in Valencia after investing €10 million on the project.

The new hotel has 116 rooms and is located near the airport of Valencia and is connected to the city centre with two lines on the city’s metro system. The hotel also has a substantial area for parking and offers its customers a self service cafeteria. According to Travelodge, within just a few days of opening, their newest hotel in Spain is already registering an occupancy rate of 90%, most of whom are British guests. All the rooms in the Travelodge Valencia Airport have air conditioning / heating, work desk, plasma TV and Internet access.

The Travelodge hotel chain aims to have 100 hotels in Spain by 2020 by making an investment of some one billion euros. The hotel group has identified Spain as the second most important international destination for them after Ireland, given the favourable conditions for the growth of low-cost hotels in the country. The chain also plans to open a new hotel in Barcelona, where it already has one establishment, in spring 2013. The Rambla Poble Nou hotel will be opened after an investment of around €35 million. It will ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace reopens in Valencia

The four star Ayre Hotel Astoria Palace which belongs to the Fiesta Hotel chain in Spain, has just reopened in the city of Valencia with a new sophisticated look in all the rooms on the top floor. These rooms have been renamed the “Upper Rooms’, not only because of their physical location on the upper floors but also for the high level of additional services provided.

Guests staying in the ‘Upper Rooms’ of this hotel in Valencia will enjoy special services among which are a welcome cocktail in the new Lounge Bar, late check-out, fresh flowers in the room and pillow menu. The renovation plan of this hotel in Spain began initially with the refurbishment of the reception lobby, meeting rooms, restaurant and lounge bar, as well as the relocation of the breakfast room in the attic offering the best views of the city of Valencia. The opening of these new 52 “Upper rooms” now completes the renovation.

According to Juan Serra, general manager of the Ayre Hotel, the aim of Fiesta hotels “has been to fit the new rooms with the latest trends in decoration and technology, whilst at the same time retaining the personality and the classic essence of this iconic hotel, long since recognised all over Spain ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Valencia hotels to celebrate Las Fallas

In March every year Valencia celebrates the end of the winter in Spain and the beginning of spring with fireworks all over the city. This year the festival takes place from 15th to 19th March with bonfires, fireworks and Valencia’s own interpretation of fireworks displays known as “Las Fallas” or the fires.  Colourful papier-mâché giants constantly parade through the centre of this city on the eastern coast of Spain. The sculptures normally make fun of famous national and international people like politicians, movie stars or just local personalities. Some of them are charming but others can be grotesque and they can reach a height of thirty metres.

The Origin of the Fallas festival dates back to the Middle Ages when carpenters and artisans celebrated the end of the winter in Spain by clearing out their workshops by burning planks of wood which had been used during the winter to hold candles.  They would throw out all the old bits of wood and candles and light them on the street to celebrate the arrival of spring and the religious Festival of Saint Joseph, which is celebrated on 19th March in Spain.

Every day at two o’clock in the afternoon from the beginning of the month until 19th of March fireworks and ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Travelodge to open hotel in Valencia in August

Travelodge is planning to open a new hotel in Valencia in time for the peak of the summer season in Spain this year. The hotel is to have 116 rooms and is located near the airport of Manises. It will be connected to the center of the city  and the port area of Valencia by two separate subway lines and the journey to the center should take around 15 minutes.

The Travelodge hotel group plans to reach 100 hotels in Spain by 2020  with an expansion program of €1,000 million. The hotel chain has identified Spain as the second most powerful international destination after Ireland, given the favourable conditions for the growth of low-cost hotels.

Valencia is one of the locations chosen by Travelodge to set up in Spain, since every year it receives a large number of tourists of British origin.

The chain has a great tradition and recognition in the UK thanks to the more than 460 hotels it has spread throughout the British Isles. It is believed that British travellers will identify with the new Travelodge hotel in Valencia as a new addition to the familiar chain and, according to the hotel group, this could help increase the flow of tourists between the UK and Valencia.

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Valencia hotels promoted in Las Vegas

 

The Valencia Tourist Office has decided to take part in this year’s Travel Mart tourist exhibition in Las Vegas in order to promote the hotels in this region of Spain. Travel Mart takes place in August every year and is recognised as a very important shop window where tour operators from both North and South America gather to see what is on offer from the top hotels and resorts from all over the world. There are many workshops during the six day exhibition during which many different countries and regions get the opportunity to sell the benefits of their best destinations and top hotels.

This is the first year that the region of Valencia will take part in this important tourism fair and the Tourist Office will be there to promote the region of Valencia and its hotels. Special emphasis will be placed on the urban hotels in Valencia city centre, as it is felt that the city’s attractions could hold particular cultural interest for travellers from the Americas. The luxury hotels in other parts of the region and its many coastal resorts will also be highlighted.

The tour operators attending the exhibition in Las Vegas will also be informed about the many festivals that take place annually in the ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Valencia hotels obtain certificate for disabled guests

The Aqua 3 and Aqua 4 hotels in Valencia have just received the Certificate of Universal Accessibility from the Association of Standardization in Spain, AENOR. Both hotels belong to the Confortel hotel group in Spain. The addition of the award to these two hotels now brings to ten the total number of hotels in Spain belonging to Confortel that possess the distinction. Besides these two hotels in Valencia, the company has eight other hotels in Spain with accessibility certificates: Confortel Suites Madrid, Confortel Barcelona, Confortel Auditori, Confortel Almirante, Confortel Bel Art (all in Barcelona) and Confortel Puerta de Triana in Seville which obtained their certificates in 2009. Confortel Alcalá Norte in Madrid got the certificate a year earlier. The Confortel Pio XII also in Madrid became, in 2007, the first tourist establishment in Spain to receive the Certificate of Universal Accessibility from AENOR.

The granting of the Certificate of Universal Accessibility by Aenor guarantees to any person, with or without disabilities, equal access and enjoyment of the services provided by any given establishment in Spain. Confortel has become a pioneer in the promotion of accessible tourist facilities for guests with disabilities and intends to continue introducing new technical up-grades to many of its hotels in Spain in this regard. Currently all ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Valencia hotels increase occupancy rates

According to the Association of Hoteliers of Valencia (UHPV), hotel occupancy levels in this region of Spain improved slightly during the first half of 2010 in relation to the same period of the previous year. Occupancy rates in Valencia reached 56% in the period compared with 50% in 2009, however, the average room rate achieved continues to fall and is now just 68€.

The general secretary of the UHPV (Unión Hotlerera Provincia de Valencia), Luis Martí, has made an assessment of both the occupancy levels over the first half of the year in the hotel sector in this part of Spain and the impact the recent economic crisis has had on Valencia hotels over the past 18 months. According to the conclusions provided by Mr Martí, demand for hotels in Valencia still remains at levels below those of previous years.  For example, in 2007 hotel occupancy levels stood at 70.7%, this figure dropped to 60.8% in 2008 and, as we have seen, in the first half of 2010 the occupancy rate is 56%.

Nevertheless the 6% improvement experienced this year compared with 2009 allows hoteliers in the capital of the Levante area feel a certain level of renewed optimism as it can be read to indicate that Valencia remains an attractive destination ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Travelodge plans expansion of hotels in Spain

Travelodge, the UK-based, low-cost hotel group,  has begun building a new hotel in Spain in the city of Valencia. Travelodge is beginning a new, ambitious expansion plan which will represent a total investment of around 1 billion€ and will include the construction of some new hotels in Spain as part of the expansion programme. Apart from Valencia, the company is considering the construction of two new additional hotels in two of the top city destinations in Spain, namely Seville and Barcelona. The new Travelodge hotel in Valencia will have 116 rooms in total and will be located near the airport of the capital of the coast of Levante. The hotel will be able to be reached in just a few minutes by Valencia’s metro system.

International Development Director for Travelodge in Spain, Horacio Alcalá, stated that he was very pleased with the start of construction of the new hotel and pointed out that  “the new establishment in Valencia is ideally located to meet the demands of all travellers, holiday makers and business guests alike as it takes just two minutes to reach the airport from the hotel by metro and only twenty minutes to get to the centre of the city”.

Travelodge has recruited the services of five ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels

Valencia hotels increase their prices for Formula 1 weekend

The European Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Valencia in less than two weeks’ time, from 25 to 27 June. Most hotels in Valencia are almost full and their rates have been increased.  Those establishments with rooms still available have rates four times higher than any other weekend before and after the Formula 1 event.

Although there is a wide range of accommodation in Valencia most hotels have been stadily filling their rooms in the last few weeks.  There are still a few four and five star hotels with availability in the city centre.  Hotels Spain has checked the following rates through Booking.com: a premium room is still available for 691.31 euro in the five star SH Valencia Palace in Paseo de la Alameda.  A room in this establishment is just 190 euro the following weekend.

The four star Husa Reina Victoria has double rooms available for 450.22 euro for the two nights, the hotel is in the city centre beside Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

The three star hotel NH Villacarlos located in Avenida del Puerto has rooms for the Formula 1 weekend for 461.21 euro, while the same establishment offers rooms for the first weekend in July for 106.43 euro.

The Formula 1 teams will only bring to Valencia approximately 100 staff each so it will be the ...Click to read more about Valencia Hotels