Chose Valencia on a whim, will definitely be returning there.
Loved the apartment, well furnished and spacious and everything worked as it should, even the central heating to take the chill of a couple of the mornings. The whole complex is nice and the concierge at the secure front gates was very friendly and helpful. My daughter loved the little swing in the play area, we had to stop there every time we left and returned to the flat.When the swimming pool is finished it will be hard to get them to leave at all!
The Science museum and surrounding complex is great and the Aquarium is magnificent (although a touch on the expensive side). Turia park, which used to be the main river bed, is full of little surprises and is lovely to walk through to get into the Old City, about a 45 min stroll. The kids loved the Parc Gulliver part of Turia Park, loads of very intersting free slides, very popular with the locals too.
The bus stop around the corner takes you too the beach or the centre of the Old Town in about 20 mins, perfectly located for both.
Visit the tranquil Botanical Gardens, the busy Central Market (meat, cheese and fish) or the small but beautifully designed Bioparc(zoo) which was excellent. Or you could just chill out at one of the many Old City cafes and watch the world go by.
Great shopping centres and supermarkets in the area, although they are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The owners were great, very helpful and always polite.
I would recommend this apartment and Valencia in general for an interesting City/Beach break and will be going back very soon.