Casa Aldomar is a newly restored 18th century house in the heart of the old quarter of Xativa, 50 metres from the birthplace of Rodrigo Borgia (the infamous Pope Alexander VI, 1492 - 1503, father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia) and the Royal Fountain of Aldomar.
The hotel retains much of its original character as a silk weaver's house. The guest living room still has its 18th century fireplace, beams and ceiling (dating from the reconstruction of Xativa after the city was burnt by Felipe V in 1707). The spacious patio offers you a peaceful green oasis where you can put your feet up after exploring the city's medieval streets or climbing to its mountain top castle.
The interior of the house respects its original configuration, and guests have the choice of four bedrooms located on the second and third floors. The decoration of the rooms combines contemporary elements with rural textures, designer lamps with hide rugs and whitened wood. Each room has a double bed and its own bathroom with a very large shower. The owners have restored the house so that its original character is respected yet allowing all modern requirements to be met in the least intrusive way. Local materials such as terracotta and wood have been combined. For the comfort and convenience of guests all Casa Aldomar’s rooms are air conditioned and equipped with heating and there is wifi access to connect your laptop throughout the house.
Xativa is one of the Valencian region's most historic small cities and is dominated by a mountain top castle and an imposing basilica. It has a selection of good restaurants, bars and a theatre all of which are only five minutes walk from Casa Aldomar.
A Word from the Owner
"Casa Aldomar combines the best elements of a boutique hotel with the attention to detail of a guesthouse. The house retains much of its original character but it has been renovated with your comfort and convenience in mind. Each room is furnished with a careful mix of old and new furniture and artwork. Although Xativa is a small city it has a fascinating and long history. It is our pleasure to share the best of the city with you, from its monuments to the best places to eat and enjoy a leisurely evening."
Casa Aldomar does not have a restaurant, but breakfasts are available in the small breakfast room. There is freshly brewed tea and coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, seasonal fruit, cereals, fresh bread, a selection of local cheeses and low calorie options.
Walking: Within just minutes of the hotel a number of walking routes begin that skirt Xativa castle, and descend into the neighbouring valley of Bixquert. Nearby the Júcar Valley, Ayora Valley and the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park have a number of trails that suit all levels of experience.
Concerts, opera and ballet in Xativa
Places to visit:
Xativa: the basilica and cathedral, the castle, the museum, and numerous delights of baroque architecture including the famous fountains.
Sierra de Mariola natural park
Bocairent: well- preserved narrow streets and the "Moorish Caves"
Cocentaina: newly restored Count´s Palace, Moorish tower and a Moorish quarter
Valencia: easily reached by train or car. See all the wonders of old and new Valencia including the cathedral, museums, art galleries,the new opera house, the astounding City of Arts and Sciences and the second-largest oceanarium in Europe.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|"Booking with Little Hotels was straightforward and efficient and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Aldomar in Xativa. We couldn't have chosen a better place.|
Ian and Jose were great hosts and were very helpful in supplying information about restaurants, places of interest and walking notes. They even gave us an insight into the local politics and customs in the area. They couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. Breakfasts were simple but excellent quality, with the freshly squeezed orange juice, croissants and coffee being particularly good. The rooms were clean, comfortable and simple decorated in keeping with the sympathetic way the whole house had been renovated. The two rooftop patios were particularly nice, great places to relax in the sun. The communal minibar with its relatively cheap drinks and relying on guests honesty was also a nice touch.
Xativa had a great authentic feel to it with plenty of good restaurants, bars and cafeterias all used by the locals, not just there for tourists. We saw hardly any other English there during our week and the local people with few exceptions didn't speak much English, but they were friendly, helpful and appreciative of our limited Spanish. The old part of the town was very charming, lots of historic buildings, pretty squares with fountains and narrow streets. The castles up above Xativa were very impressive and there were of interesting walks around the area. The train service to Valencia is cheap and very frequent and we found not having a car no problem.
All in all a fantastic week and we'd like to go back to Casa Aldomar and explore more of the area."
|"Casa Aldomar is a fantastic hotel in a great location in the old town. The views from the roof terrace are stunning. We received a very warm welcome from Ian and during our stay he gave us some very useful advice on nearby restaurants and places to see including walking routes in Xativa and the surrounding area. Ian and the team are a friendly bunch who made our stay very enjoyable.|
Casa Aldomar is the place to stay when visiting Xativa."
|"We stayed one night at Casa Aldomar in Xativa on Sunday 24th June and it was absolutely excellent. The whole house is decorated beautifully and is very clean and welcoming, the host was very helpful and the breakfast was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend this hidden gem of a hotel to anyone looking for a truly Spanish and great value for money experience. "|
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|Four nights, four stars!|
Guest Rating: 9.4 / 10
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