Concierge.com's insider take:
At long last, Valencia has a five-star boutique hotel to call its own. The Palau de la Mar occupies two handsome late-19th-century palacetes (town houses), just off Plaza Porta de la Mar, on the eastern edge of the historic center in the business district. All 66 rooms feature the latest mod-conscordless phones, plasma TVs, free high-speed Internet accessand a sleek, minimalist design of hardwood floors, white walls, built-in units, and soft-edged couches. Public spaces come in smooth cream-and-chocolate interiors, and the spa area offers gym equipment, a Jacuzzi, Turkish baths, a sauna, and swimming pool.