Palacio de Rojas Review: Exceptional Family Hotel in Valencia – Spain Travel

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Palacio de Rojas is a great place to stay in Valencia Spain. Here are a few reasons why.

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review
Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Our Palacio de Rojas Review

As many of you know, we love exploring Valencia with kids and feel that it is one of the best family destinations in Spain. Possibly in all of Europe. For those families coming for a visit, there are a great number of options for family-friendly accommodation. One that we’re especially happy to recommend is Palacio de Rojas.

Palacio de Rojas offer a wide variety of new family-friendly apartments. These apartments are ideal for families who want a homey atmosphere that’s still in the thick of the action. Palacio de Rojas is in the most happening part of the city, and yet our apartment felt like a home.

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All apartments have a kitchen, as well as dining and living room areas. You’ll also find air conditioning and heaters in the apartments. One of the (many) great things about Valencia is that the weather rarely requires either, but it’s nice to know they’re there.

There are a variety of room sizes and sleeping arrangements. These apartments can accommodate families of three all the way to up to nine people.

The Bedrooms

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Our third-floor apartment had two bedrooms (one king-size bed, and one queen). However, the apartment can sleep six, as the super-comfy couch expands into a double bed. The L-shaped sofa wasn’t your usual sofa-bed, with a spring mattress folded up underneath the cushions. Instead, it folded out as a solid block. The result was a low-lying twin-size sleeping space. It was soft and comfy but didn’t squeak the way spring mattresses can.

Like many European accommodation options, the bedrooms were not very large. However, both had small balconies and ample closet space built into the walls. Aside from the bed, the reading lamps and the safe in the master bedroom, our bedrooms were small and all about the bed, but each apartment has different dimensions and room arrangements. Small bedrooms are fine with us, as we spent all our time in the living area and only use the bedrooms to sleep. Each bed had four large pillows and comfy sheets.

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review
Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review
Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

There are a number of sleeping arrangements on offer. Like most apartments, ours had two separate bedrooms with king or queen size beds. Other arrangements include a bedroom with one less wall and a single bed less than two meters away — ideal for kids not yet brave enough to sleep completely on their own. Another apartment had a small raised platform with a single bed up a short ladder. My girl wants to return to this one.

The Bathroom

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Our bathroom in Palacio de Rojas was bright, spotless and sparkling white tile. The shower offered handheld and rain shower bathing options. The water pressure was strong and heated up quickly. In fact, I would warn anyone bathing with smaller kids to watch the water temperature carefully. My first shower turned super hot very quickly — something a parent with young ones should manage.

Our apartment at Palacio de Rojas used an electric water heater. This means several people can shower one after the other. But if one family member takes a particularly long, indulgent soak, the last person may need to wait a few minutes for the heater to boil up another tank.

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Another thing worth mentioning is the shower wall. We’ve seen this style of shower all across Spain: one single glass pane that doesn’t fully seal up the space. While stylish, you need to be careful with little ones to make sure they don’t spray or splatter too far.

The bathroom has a toilet and bidet, along with a hair dryer and the usual toiletries, such as combs, soaps, and shower caps. A nice added touch were the L’Occitane soaps and shampoos in the shower and above the sink. An additional set of drawers under the sink give you enough space for your own personal belongings such as a hair brush, medicine, curling iron, or hair spray.

The Living & Dining Area

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Our apartment at Palacio de Rojas was spacious and very comfortable. It was our last two days in Valencia for quite a while, and we wanted to just wander the Barrio del Carmen district until our flight. This was perfect for anyone staying here, as they’re in the heart of Valencia’s most lively district.

While Keiko and I had heaps of work to do before we left town, the kids just wanted to relax and chat online with friends. Fortunately for us, the complimentary in-room wi-fi could handle our data-hungry demands. We had two laptops editing and uploading media while two iPads used Youtube and Skype.

Having high-speed wifi is more important than ever for us, and Palacio de Rojas delivered. Aside from a few walks around the neighborhood for food and nostalgia, we made ourselves at home. It was quite easy here.

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

I mentioned the sofa bed in the living room earlier, but we used it much more as a sofa. We rarely use the TV in our hotel rooms but here we flipped through the channels and allowed the kids to watch.

We’d be heading to the States soon, so we let the girl watch a little Disney Channel since they had the TV had English language options and we wanted them to brush up before they head to the US.

Our apartment had high ceilings, warm, subtle lighting and three balconies overlooking the Calle de Quart, one of the old quarter’s main thoroughfares. We enjoyed living in Spain for nearly two years, but in most Spanish apartments it’s very common to cordon off the kitchen away from the living area. In our apartment at Palacio de Rojas, the kitchen, dining, and living areas are combined, which we prefer.

The Kitchen

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia Palacio de Rojas Review kitchen

The kitchen at Palacio de Rojas has everything we wanted. Many apartments we have stayed in Malaysia, in Japan or in Northern Spain offered limited kitchen utensils. It’s understandable since many travelers tend to eat out, but we often enjoy visiting local markets and cooking for ourselves. The kitchen at Palacio de Rojas was loaded. It had everything we needed to cook…and then some.

There were plenty of pots, pans, and cooking utensils, along with enough dishes, cutlery, and drinkware for six people. There is also an oven, a 4-eye electric stove, a microwave, a toaster, a hot water heater, an orange juicer and a Nespresso maker. Sitting by the sink when we arrived were coffee, tea, milk, mineral water and assorted pastries from a local artisanal bakery. Add to that a basket of fruit, which included apples, oranges (*hello* juicer!) and a plump Valencian tomato.

All of this made us feel at home right away, and with a supermarket a few minutes away, we knew we had everything we needed.

We ended up spending most of our 48+ hours at Palacio de Rojas sprawled out on the sofa working, with occasional breaks to cook or eat out. And eat out you should! See below.

The Location & Property

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review street

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review neighborhood

Palacio de Rojas is located in one of the most restaurant-dense areas of the old city. From any of our three balconies, we could see the Placa del Tossal, a small square surrounded by restaurants and tapas places. Our personal favorite is La Pilareta, a tapas establishment that has been serving some of the city’s best mussels for a hundred years.

Much of the old city’s attractions are a short walk away. To the west, you have the Torres de Quart, one of the city’s last two remaining gates, and the botanical gardens. To the south is Valencia’s beautiful Mercado Central and the La Lonja UNESCO Heritage site. And to the east is the Placa de Virgen and the Torres Serranos: the more impressive of the city’s two remaining gates. There is also the Cathedral where the *real* holy grail has been allegedly left in safe keeping. We’d also recommend the Tin Soldiers Museum on your way to the Plaça de Virgen. All are minutes away on foot.

You’re also in a prime location for Valencia’s Las Fallas festival, which you should experience at least once in your life. You and the kids will never forget it.

We visited Palacio de Rojas while it was still being finished, so we didn’t get to see everything they have planned. Soon the back of the building will have a finished patio space, and the front will have a cafe and restaurant access. That way that you can have coffee, a meal or an outdoor space to eat or read. All from within Palacio de Rojas.

Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review lobby
Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review lobby
Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review stairs
Exceptional Hotel for Family Travel in Valencia: Palacio de Rojas Review

Final thoughts on Palacio de Rojas

We can happily recommend Palacio de Rojas to families visiting Spain, and wish we could have stayed longer ourselves. There is an apartment to fit any family size, and a stay here will help make your trip to Valencia even more meaningful.

Things we liked

  • Big, comfortable beds
  • A large living room with a sturdy comfortable couch
  • The sitting areas by the windows
  • Lots of storage space

Things we loved

  • Fully-stocked kitchen
  • Excellent water pressure and temperature
  • Solid, dependable wifi during our entire stay
  • Plenty of power outlets for charging multiple devices
  • The best location in the city: you could spend a month in this neighborhood and do eat something different every day

Other things worth mentioning

  • The main doors of Palacio de Rojas close at 11 pm — if you return late, then you enter through a second door, which they share with the Italian Consulate
  • Because of the bars and dining options on the Calle de Quart side of the building, there are people outside until late — light sleepers on lower floors would hear them. Rooms on the other side will be quieter.

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Disclosure: We were guests of the Palacio de Rojas. As always, my views are my own. This post contains affiliate links. This means, at no extra cost to you, we might receive a small commission if you make book hotels using our links. My opinions are my own and I only recommend places/services that I believe will genuinely help your travel.

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