We arrive in Valencia! First order of business is to have paella. We go a few blocks from the hotel to a well rated place. The menu is good. Lots of choices but it's lunch so we limit ourselves to two starters (the berenjenas tempura and the torreznos). Then the paella con mariscos for our main. Our hotel is much nicer than the last. The last place barely got our laundry back before we checked out despite our giving them plenty of notice about our timing. There were so many things wrong with the last hotel I deliberately didn't name it so no one mistook it for a place worthy of staying.
Our current hotel is fabulous and we highly recommend it for anyone visiting Valencia. It is called Palacio Santa Clara.
lunch out near the hotel as we were on the road to get here- for a later lunch- we picked a place that had recopmmended paella - a Valencian specialty.