Beatriz Rey Don Jaime Hotel (formerly Melia Rey Don Jaime Hotel) is a contemporary 14-story hotel located beside the gardens of the
Beatriz Rey Don Jaime Hotel (formerly Melia Rey Don Jaime Hotel) is a contemporary 14-story hotel located beside the gardens of the River Turia. Guest rooms are spacious, decorated in light neutral colors with all the modern amenities.
Beatriz Rey Don Jaime is well located, being a short 15 minute walk to the old town and a 10 minute walk to the city of Arts and Sciences. It is about a 15 minute drive to Valencia Airport. The rooms are comfortable but a little small. What the hotel considers 'King Size' is not what most hotels would agree on.
The bathrooms are adequate but one difficulty in my room was the position and layout of the toilet in relation to the bath/shower. Luckily if you are not tall, there's little problem...however if you are of average or above height ...there simply isn't room to sit on the loo comfortably as your knees are squashed to the side of the bath as that is the direction it faces..although this is not the layout in all rooms. The staff are very helpful and friendly and seem to speak a wide variety of languages. The rooftop pool and gym are smaller than they looks in the promotional photo but pleasant. The food at the hotel is quite expensive..Be especially careful about having breakfast in the dining room as even if you have a glass of orange juice...it's €15 per person per day. There is an express breakfast however available at the bar for €4.50 pp comprising a coffee, toast and small croissant. The hotel run an excellent free bus service for hotel guests to the fantastic beach. It runs to and from the beach 3 times daily from 10:30-12:30 and returns from 17:30 It is nice to tip the driver however out of courtesy. The hotel lobby is comfortable and well lit. Although the interior design could be updated in the hotel overall perhaps.
Unfortunately the free Wifi signal is very poor and only available in the lobby realistically. I would recommend this hotel to guests for convenience, friendliness, general comfort and location but especially for its beach service bus.
Reviewed 112 months ago
good location close to city centre and the new attractions
breakfast is excellent
very good value for money