Over the weekend we were guests at Las Arenas Spa Resort in Valencia. Needless to say, the stunning surroundings and the sea views of the hotel, made this one of the most memorable weekends ever.
Las Arenas is the first and only 5 star Deluxe hotel in the Valencia region and member of the Leading Hotels of the World. It opened back in 2006, and now, 6 years later, everything still looks brand new. We loved how utmost attention was given to even the smallest detail, how everything was spotless, and everybody so careful and attentive. What else can I say? We were sooo spoiled! Spending the weekend at Las Arenas Hotel was very special, even if we've been living in Valencia for a couple of years now. It proved us that this city will always manage to surprise us in one way or another.
The very minute we entered the lobby area we were smitten. The place is huge! And it has palm trees! And the decor is amazing, delicate and delightful, with big windows facing the beautiful garden.
There's also a lobby bar, and the fresh cut flowers are placed in vases reminiscent of the two colonnades in the garden. We came back here later in the evening to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Then it was our Deluxe room's turn to completely blow our mind. The same soft decor as in the lobby, plenty of natural light, a fruit plate courtesy of the staff, CD player, big TV (and though we loved the personalized welcome message on the screen when we entered the room, we have to proudly admit that we barely touched the remote control).
But my favorite was the bathroom. Gosh, if only I had a bathroom like this at home! And someone to keep it as spotless and sparkly as this one was! It was the first time we had a bathroom with two sinks and we greatly enjoyed that. There was also a hydromassage cabin, and more towels than we knew what to use them for.
Hotel bathrooms are very important and I know people who say that if the bathroom is nice, everything else must be too. In my opinion, this was the best bathroom ever! I just wish all hotels would pay this much attention to their bathrooms.
And this was our spacious balcony, with comfy sun lounges and amazing views of the Mediterranean, Las Arenas beach and the hotel's breathtaking garden.
And this is how night looked like from our room. Isn't it gorgeous?
In the morning, we woke up smiling in anticipation for the culinary delights awaiting us in one of the several restaurants Las Arenas Hotel has. We were not disappointed. On the contrary. We had the tastiest and most varied breakfast ever. If we were to have breakfast here every morning for one week, it would still be impossible for us to sample all the delightful dishes, hot and cold, sweet and salty. I finished my breakfast with a big piece of carrot cake that I have no idea how on earth I manage to make room for it.
The two colonnades in the garden host conventions, weddings and banquets and have a capacity for 2000 people. I once read about a couple that traveled the world just to get married over and over again in different places and cultures and I thought that was the craziest and most romantic thing ever. I already proposed my husband to celebrate our 10 years anniversary at Las Arenas. I also suggested we celebrate our second wedding in a medieval castle hidden in the German forest. I keep trying. I'm doing my best here, I really do.
The terrace facing the garden is breathtaking. And comfortable. In the 1930s, in this very same place there was a spa resort that got destroyed in the Spanish Civil War. What's amazing is that some of the flora (aka the palm trees and the ficus trees) that happily grows in the hotel's gardens now is the same that decorated the old spa seven decades ago. Also the old marble baths that were still in one piece make now for intriguing flower beds.
We also got to have a look at one of the two Presidential Suites...
And we have to confess that the views from this suite are amazing...
Las Arenas Hotel also features an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool...
And a luxurious spa fit for a movie star...
See, this is what I was talking about! Any of these two areas would make it for the perfect wedding party!
This hotel stay was sponsored