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Valencia - MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa Hotel Review

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa is a hotel rated 3* on its website, but some of the hotel booking sites consider it a 4* hotel - from my opinion, it does deserve a 4* rating. It is a modern small hotel located right in the middle of the old town of Valencia opposite the central market, which makes it a great base for exploring. It is very easy to get to from the airport - just about 10 minutes walk from the metro station Xativa. 

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa hotel, Valencia

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa building

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa has 25 suites - it opened in January 2016, so everything is still new and shiny. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette (plates, glasses, cutlery and pans included). There is a small cooker, a microwave, a fridge and a kettle, so you can easily have a meal or two in the room if you get tired of eating out. There is also a small dishwashing set with a sponge and dishwashing liquid; however, no kitchen towels (paper or cloth), which we found quite inconvenient. There wasn't a rack to dry the dishes on either.

The rooms are very spacious, with comfy wide beds, a lounger and a breakfast table with two chairs. I loved the lighting as well as the modern light switches. Other modern day conveniences were A/C, safe, free wifi and a large smart TV.

Worried about the busy area around the market, I asked for a quiet room and got exactly that - the room was facing a small enclosed yard in the back and no outside noise was present apart from the distant church bells. Definitely no problems falling asleep. The noise inside the hotel is a different matter though - when the cleaners rocked up in the mornings, the door did nothing to insulate, so everything could be heard and acted as a wake-up call. What is more, the cleaners were so eager to get into the room that on 2 days they knocked in spite of the 'do not disturb' sign on the door, which kind of defeats the point of having a 'do not disturb' sign. 

The bathroom was lovely - just like the rest of the room, it was very modern with great water pressure and a lovely rainfall shower. No problems at all there.

The hotel also has a spa, which we didn't have time to visit. It is small and we were advised to book in advance at reception to avoid disappointment.

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa hotel room

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa room

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa hotel room

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa room

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa hotel room

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa room

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa hotel bathroom

MYR Plaza Mercado & Spa bathroom

And speaking of reception, the lady there was always extremely friendly and helpful, so a big thank you to her for making our stay great!

PS - I would recommend buying bottled water for making tea, the tap water tastes funny. I don't think it's an issue with the hotel, as it also tastes funny in the cafes nearby.

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