Hotel Olympia Valencia4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
So, let me begin by saying this place is VERY outdated. It seems to have been renovated recently but that only renovated it up to the early 1980s! The hallways are straight out of the movie "The Shining" and the flickering lights in the hallway only make me look for a psycho killer more often... If you need WiFi for any reason on your trip do NOT and I repeat do not book this Hotel. The front desk staff is nice enough but once you leave the lobby you come face to face with the actual hotel. The WiFi doesn't work in either of the rooms we booked and the front desk repeatedly tells us that they will "reset it." In the four days and four requests for WiFi remediation the problem has never been resolved. But, it somehow always works at the front desk (big eye roll)! You get a free continental breakfast daily. It is nice of the Hotel to furnish but one of the cafeteria workers is a major food police (and, she takes that job WAY too seriously). In all, I would recommend this place if you could care less about room decor, don't get scared by creepy hallways and you don't want, need or desire to be connected to the outside world via WiFi connections. Because if this is needed, I recommend you sign up now for an expensive international plan...
Once you familarise yourself on the metro, the hotel is easy to get to. When we arrived in Valencia we initially bought two single aeroport tickets (you have to pay a but extra) and that got us to the hotel. The metro stop for the hotel is Alborays-Palmaret and very close to the hotel. If you are getting back at night it only runs to Palmaret till 10.30pm so I suggest getting the metro to Machado and walking. We would top up our card (a bit like a London oyster card) with 10 journey tickets. You can use the same ticket for up to four people. The hotel was good. Rooms were cleaned daily but we didn't have a balcony. The hotel does lack outdoor sitting areas. Breakfast was varied and staff were fine - only spoke to them in Spanish but I think they knew a little English. Unfortunately no tea/coffee making facilities in the hotel. The gym next door was excellent and free for hotel clients. Locals pay monthly and use it. Good range of weight machines and a great class timetable with Les Mills classes, spin, yoga, zumba and so on. Remember to take a towel as my partner was told off in the gym for not taking one even though the locals seemed to get away with it. Valencia is a great place to explore and we would stay here again.
Having just returned from staying in this hotel for 12 days, I feel that I have to give an honest review of the Hotel. The staff were all very friendly and very helpful and spoke very good English. The room itself was clean but very dark due to the fact that room was inward facing and when I opened the frosted window all I could see was a huge extractor pipe. Wifi in the bedroom was simply terrible, the only time it appeared to work well was around 3.00am when no one else was using it. However the wifi did work better in the cafe/bar area. However should you have chosen to go to the cafe/bar after 8.00pm to use the wifi you would not have been able to get a drink as this place stopped serving at 8.00pm. The only hotel I have ever been to that you can't get a drink after 8.00pm!! Without doubt this hotel had the worst food I have ever had in a hotel. We were on a full board basis and every meal was a buffet type. On at least 10 separate occasions I had to send ALL the food back as it was either not cooked or stone cold. We had a party of 25 people staying there and on four occasions chicken was found to be RAW inside, this was pointed out to the staff who in turn told the chef but the standard of the food did not improve. It came to the point that we banned our party from eating any chicken dishes. Cold fried eggs, freezing cold bacon and scrambled eggs, cold pasta, cold sauce for the pasta. Overall the food was a disgrace and the hotel should seriously look at the standard of chefs that they employ. On a positive note the staff did their best to help us. As for a recommendation for hotel, I wouldn't even send my enemies to it!!!
Spent a week at the Olympia from 13/8/17 and while the hotel in itself was ok (think Premier Inn) the reason we chose Valencia was to visit a city near a beach. Unfortunately, the location of the Olympia is neither in the city nor at the beach. To get to either you need to travel around 6/7 stations on the metro/tram although I will admit that the metro was excellent, cheap and very easy to use and convenient to the hotel. Be aware that metro closes at 11pm so any later and you'll need a taxi. Rooms were basic but clean and staff were mainly helpful. Ate in the hotel on two nights as we were too tired to go into the city. The food was ok and reasonable but nothing special. Ate breakfast at hotel restaurant only once and again the food was just ok. We preferred to go down to the cafeteria where we could get excellent coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice and a croissant for a couple of euros. Swimming pool was basic and we had to purchase swimming caps before we could use it. Cafeteria closed at 9pm and we couldn't find a bar open anywhere else in the hotel but we could be mistaken here. Unlikely to return to the Olympia as it didn't meet our needs.
This hotel is really amazing! We arrived are were welcomed by super-friendly staff in a beautiful marble lobby. Our room was great. Good sized room with a big bed, armchair, desk and chair and TV, with plenty of room for suitcases, etc. We had no problems with the air conditioning - it worked perfectly. The bathroom was lovely, with a huge mirror and really good shower. Location-wise, this hotel is perfect. It is not far from the Alboraya-Palmaret metro stop, and from there is is really easy to get to the city centre, beach and airport. The food was really good! We had paid for bed and breakfast - and the breakfast was amazing! The hotel has a buffet style to the restaurant. The breakfast included pastries, scrambled eggs, bacon, fruit salad, cold meats, toast, coffee, tea, and fruit juices. One night we had dinner at the hotel and there was paella, fish, chicken, chicken nuggets, fries, spaghetti and desserts on offer. Very impressed with the variety of the food. The staff were really professional and friendly. We felt welcomed into the hotel and each morning for breakfast. We felt like we were in competent hands at the Hotel Olympia, and would definitely recommend it.
Stayed 4 days over Easter, very near metro from the airport. Nice sized room with a mini bar ideal for putting your own drinks in, We kept our milk in it so that we could make our own tea and coffee, Reception staff very friendly and helpful, ask a question and they will do there best to answer it , even show you on their computers. A nice showing centre a 10 minute walk from the hotel. A visit to Daniels hotcha restaurant is a must, Breakfast very basic but enough to fill you up . We would definitely recommend and go back again
I recently stayed at this hotel on a weekend break to Valencia. Location wise it is excellent - Metro is about 5 minutes away which is very good - direct from the Airport. The walk into town was a little long (i like to walk - that is the best way to discover a city in my view)...but very easy - one long road - you couldn't get lost! if you want to take the metro - happy days - very easy...but walk and discover! I was very impressed by the 'dry' river Turia...I went for a run twice (so from the hotel to the river and then in the river (as it were!)) and it was excellent. Beautiful - a space with runners, cyclists and walkers all together. I didn't run the whole length - so will have to go back to do that! (any excuse). Back to the hotel! The SPA was good - the 90 min circuit was a little short, although this is normal for most SPAs. Loved the vibe, the silence and the relaxation. The swimming pool was ok - it was crowded, but that was probably because it was a public pool. But it was fun. I have only just mastered swimming so it was a great challenge. I didn't try the gym, so cannot comment - but i am sure it was good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Buffet dinner was great. I thought the choice was good and reasonably priced. I will probably stay at this hotel again when I return (which I plan to do...)...
Stayed for five nights for MotoGP Valencia 2016. Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Very clean and tidy hotel again friendly cleaning staff. nice gym although the gym employees on duty when we attended the gym followed us around and continually stared at us seemingly trying to make us unwelcome. Perhaps it was because we were English, who knows but we were undeterred by this and continued to use the gym daily. Restaurant was nice but a bit small with limited choice but what was available was always lovely. Staff very friendly and buffet breakfast was very good. Free car parking was difficult to find outside hotel but we managed to get a space everyday but had to walk up to 1/4 mile or more back to hotel. You could park at hotel in their car park but I think this was €9/10 a day. Overall very nice hotel with mostly friendly staff.
The staff is very nice at the receptiondesk. The room is a normal standard and clean room. And the breakfastbuffet is very big, good and cheap!! There is an metrostation around the corner that brings you to the citycentre.
Stayed here for a couple of nights, the hotel was average, the staff friendly and the breakfast very crowded. We got an 'upgrade', as a family of four to a suite, a very spacious bedroom bathroom and lounge with sofa bed, but with only 2 windows overlooking the inner courtyard (other rooms), and not much light. On the positive it had some lovely oil paintings on the wall to add some much needed colour to a largly dark room. The hotel room was clean, but the corridors looking a bite tired and the breakfast room dated. The big advantage to this hotel (so we thought) is the location very close to the metro, especially useful if you are driving to Valencia, but dont want to drive through town and find somewhere to park. (Some street parking is available otherwise parking is available below the hotel). WARNING - (Not the hotels fault, but they could have warned us!) - We asked reception about the metro into town who told us it takes about 10 minutes to the tow and 25 minutes to the beach after changing to the Tram. What they did not tell us was that despite being the middle of Summer and the Weekend, that the Metro closes at 11.00pm. After travelling to the beach area and having a meal we tried to get the metro back only to be told, along with about 10 others waiting for a tram, that it closed five minutes earlier at 11.00pm. After a walk to find a bus/taxi we eventually managed to flag a Taxi down and got back to the hotel around 12.30. (7 Euros from the beach + a healthy tip) ,
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