Going to vacation with plane. Flight time two hours, if you do not live near departuring airport, you need at least 1+2 hours before departure. Then collecting baggage, finding the transport to the hotel. At first look you are only 2 hours away from the vacation, but at the end it took almost half a day to get there. Reality.
First time in new city, you are most likely confused about orientation. Then finally hotel. Check-in. Checking the room. Yes, it meets your demands. Positive sign. It is what you will pay for. Changing clothes. What next ? You are hungry. Even though you checked evry possible choise on Tripadvisor, you realize that chosen resaturant is not near the hotel. Or you are just curious and ask for a advise the receptionist.
I am a traveller for 2-3times a year. Job doesn’t allow me more. I always prepare myself for the journey, including for restaurant. I admit do not belong to that minority who doesn’t care about the amount on the bill before leaving teh restaurant. Yes, I do care.
I must confirm in more then 90% receptionist advised me most expensive restaurants. I do not consider myself looking like a very rich man, and yes, I do check the receptionist’s advise. Why do they do that ? Are they connected to the restaurants ? Do they get some extra commision from the restaurants ? Likely yes. In those 90% I always find cheaper restaurant. Though I am not a gurman, it must look fresh, very strong influence makes to me is how crowdy this place is. Where lots of people gather there must be fine food. Otherwise.
Here I will point to Restautant Carpanel in Xativa, city our hour away from Valencia. Me and my family were wher satisfied there. If you are planning to visit Xativa with marveolus castle on the hill, Carpanel in very good option.