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Holiday Inn Express Valencia Ciudad de las Ciencias

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This property was a complete let down. The rooms are so small and bland, there was no hot water at night for a shower, and the breakfast is over crowded with hour time slots to sign up for the night prior. Ugh. I was misled by "cuidad" being in the title and thinking it would be closer to restaurants, shopping, etc. It was a far walk from most attractions and not worth the stay.

The hotel is located near the new part of town (city of Sciences). The hotel is somewhat rundown (e.g. floor in need of repair, shower curtain dirty needing change). The bed and bathroom anyway were clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and engaged. Good: Location if for new part of town Price paid (60+EUR) Could be better: Overall condition of room (shower condition and floor) No fridge No kettle No power sockets

We stayed for two nights and as a HIE it was fine. The room was clean and close to the science city which is what we wanted. Room clean, bed comfortable and bathroom fine. Check in was efficient and the young lady on reception was very helpful. Breakfast was enough to get you going for the morning. Yes the exterior is a bit dated and it is not placed for views but that doesn't bother us. The bar is what it is but it sells beer so I was happy. For what we needed it was fine and the bus was 10 minutes from the centre. We walked the park into the centre which was a pleasant stroll for about 8km

We stayed here for a couple of nights. Staff very pleasant and helpful and the location was good. We got a bus into the centre, which was not too far away but the rest of the time we walked. There is a shopping mall opposite the hotel which we used for the restaurants. Breakfast in the hotel was okay, nothing special but there was plenty to choose from. We paid to park which wasn't too expensive and it meant that we didn't have to worry about our car. All in all a very nice hotel and one we would use again.

Great hotel for the price. Close to the Science Park and Aquarium, also just across the road from a large shopping centre with the usual selection of restaurants upstairs. If you wan tot visit the aquarium (a great day out) then this is the place to stay. Friendly staff. Reasonable sized rooms and quiet. Comfortable beds. Good continental breakfast selection and great gluten free products on request.

The hotel is not very updated anymore. You smell this when entering and also some parts need a renovation. I have to be honest, I have paid a low price so I can say price/quality the hotel is OK, even more than ok. Even breakfast is included. (according to me, they rather charges money and give a better one but that's their choice). The room was small, window was dirty, closet was not even a closet but a 'hole', toilet was basic and needs renovation, the bed (mattress) was bad, the lights are minimal ... but the personal is very friendly. As told, I will probably will not come back and pay more for a better hotel. If you are looking for a very good price/quality, then I have to admit, it's ok. negative point: hotel is away from metro and city center so count +- 10 € to go by taxi to the city center or elsewhere.. positive point: within 5 minutes walking you are in the ciudad de las ciencias. Hotel-Airport and back: between 25 and 35 € (taxi are fast and most of the time very honest--> honest = they take the shortest road)

Standard of hotel much as we expected. Was a budget hotel which we chose for the area as we wanted to see the Science Museum and aquarium etc. Area fantastic with a shopping mall next door also. Very convenient for port, we were going on a cruise. Breakfast nothing special, bar area awful in the evening, needs soft lighting.

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights with my family. The hotel looks old. It seemed clean but not that clean as others suggest. Rooms don't look nice and are very small, it gets claustrophobic if you unroll the second bed. Pillows were uncomfortable and there was no choice between soft and hard ones. Also we didn't get duvets but instead they gave us another sheets to cover up with! I mean I know it's still hot in Spain in September but it's not in the hotel rooms! We went to the reception and they gave us blankets... Bathroom was also small. Hairdryer was not in the bathroom but beside the bed. Wifi was bad, it kept disconnecting all the time. Breakfast was very basic, no hot meals. You eat beside the reception, there's no seperate room for eating breakfast. Also it's really cold here. Assets: Staff was nice and trying to help. Price is low. You can easily switch off air conditioning (it's a problem in many IHG hotels). I stayed in a few HI and HIE hotels. This one disappointed me. I will not come back.

This is a standard old type HIE hotel (we have recently stayed in several new style HIEs which are really very good), very basic but clean and good value for money. The room size is only good for 1 or 2 occupants. With a rollout bed there is absolutely no room. I have read in their feedback to previous reviews that it is their standard room size but many times we stayed in bigger rooms in HIE hotels. Breakfast is also very standard for HIE. We are not big eaters in the morning and for us it was quite good in terms of food variety and quality. The breakfast area size is not enough for the occupancy they have, therefore they give you a slot at check-in which is not bad when you travel on business and can predict what time you will have breakfast but no good if you are on holidays with children especially with the time difference we had. So we had breakfast in the hotel only once. But they have some cafes in the area where you can have a relaxed breakfast any time you want. I can recommend this hotel for a short stay only and only if you prefer to be near the City of Arts and Sciences or you need to collect or spend IHG points. If none of that I would recommend staying either in the downtown Valencia or near the beach. We went in both directions with public transport and found it not very convenient.

We stayed for one night in a family room (Two kids and two adults) Family room was comfortable and clean. Not much room, but happy to be able to find a room for all four of us for such a reasonable rate. Great bathroom and tub/shower. Parking was just a little under 10 Euro per night for Holiday Inn members. Breakfast was good, and I appreciated the time slots they assign so it never gets super crowded. The pool was nice to have, though it is small and only open from 12:00-20:00. It would have been nice to get a swim in in the morning.

Carrer de l'Escritor Rafael Ferreres 22 Valencia Valencia

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences and Oceanografic Aquarium
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Holiday Inn Express Valencia Ciudad de las Ciencias places you in Quatre Carreres, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Prince Felipe Museum of Sciences and Oceanografic Aquarium. This 100-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Valencia and also close to Queen Sofia Palace of the Arts and Aqua Shopping Center.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 100 rooms are air-conditioned and have desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Valencia Ciudad de las Ciencias enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for EUR 15 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an arcade/game room.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible (Wheelchair)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 736 reviews