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Dalvaro Art painting venue

“Las Orchideas”

Benigánim, Valencia, Spain
8 Rms, maximum 14 Guests
In-house chef. Using locally grown fresh produce art studio workshop hire
About the Art Retreat “Las Orchideas”


A Colonial style villa overlooking

the town of Benigánim

and the Valle D’Albaida

Where you will be made most welcome.

A place for you to call your “Home from Home”.

Your private haven for relaxation, inspiration and artistic invigoration.

Las Orquideas, the hillside villa which overlooks the town of Benigánim and the Valle D’Albaida in Valencia, Spain.

The home of Loli and Harold and the venue for Dalvaro Art painting workshop vacations.

Situated mid-way between the popular airports of Valencia to the east and Alicante to the west, the villa was purchased in 2007 above all to transform into a residential art school and painting vacation venue.

It has been well restored, to high standards and now consists of the main four bedroomed villa with two twin and two double en-suite bedrooms on the first floor. A newly built annex with ground floor rooms, one double and two twin en-suite bedrooms, plus a further twin and double en-suite bedroomed extension, each room has its own separate air con unit.

Located in the beautiful picturesque Spanish Valencian countryside. Dalvaro Art offers creative painting vacations in tranquil and inspirational surroundings for all lovers of art and Spanish rural life.

Las Orquideas, the home of Dalvaro Art, is a beautifully restored villa with a large, purpose built, fully equipped, air conditioned studio, positioned in the gardens of Las Orquideas.

Our painting courses, art workshops and non-painting holidays include a wide range of inclusive itineraries which include all meals with drinks, professional art tuition, trips out, and of course, very comfortable, clean and inspirational accommodation. art retreat workshop vacations

We have a passion for art, for meeting people and making them welcome.

Your visit to us will one you will never forget.

Your very own “Home from Home”

Loli & Harold, Your Hosts

Art retreat venue hire

 We now offer the opportunity for private groups to hire the venue.

This is suitable for tutors to organise their own timetable with their own students. Particularly useful if a tutor wishes to control the level of their group.

Or if a group of art loving friends are looking for somewhere to come to relax and paint at their leisure with no fixed itinerary or structured course to follow.

For art clubs or societies, why not bring your own tutor or choose one of ours for a date to suit your own requirements?


A slow walk through of our lovely gardens at Dalvaro Art

next step

Follow the winding path towards the main villa


The path forks to the right towards the villa frontage

left or right?

We will take the route to the right

first glimpse

Now we can see the villa. Mind the step. 

The villa

Th eenclosed dinning area to the right but we will continue left.

Main steps.

Up to the villa entrance.

Straught ahead is the three bedroomed annex. We will  go to the left .


This is the view from the steps.

Across the rooftops and the valley to the mountain of Benicadel.


We will now go to the right

to the right and the swimming pool, but first look to the left back towards the main entrance and the town of Quatratonda in the distance.

This way to the pool

walk between the Daturas, Philadelphus and the Bottle Brush

walk to the right through the arch

Stay in the shade. It is very cool here.

Look through the arches

The pool area and the views

The pool and the views

Just look at that view

A sunset view to the right

To the studio

Pass the kiwis and up the steps

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All our rooms are private, en-suite and air conditioned.



Maximum Guests

Double Rooms

We have 3 en-suite rooms with double beds.

Twin Rooms

We have 5 twin bedded, en-suite rooms.

All rooms

All our rooms are available for single occupation with no supplement. art retreat workshop vacations art retreat workshop vacations art retreat workshop vacations art retreat workshop vacations art retreat workshop vacations
Food & Drink

Meals at “Las Orquideas”

Daily Seasonal Breakfast

Buffet style, from the breakfast kitchenette in main villa, this is available from 8.30. (Earlier when going out painting on location and an earlier start is required)

With a wide choice of fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, a variety of cereals, (including, cornflakes, Weetabix, muesli etc.).

Yoghurt, ham, cheese, toast, a selection of breads, croissants, cakes, fruit juices, (fresh when in season), tea, coffee (instant, ground, decaf, etc.) a selection of homemade jams and marmalade’s.

Coffee, Tea, Water, & Assorted Beverages

These are all freely available throughout the day .  Dalvaro Art retreat workshop vacations


Lunch is usually from about two o’clock and can be taken at Las Orquideas. Created by our in-house professional chef from fresh local products or in a local restaurant or occasionally, if painting out on location we have a picnic style lunch with homemade sandwiches, made exclusively for individual tastes.

We cater for a variety of differing diets, (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. 

Please remember that this is rural Spain and not every diet can be easily provided, therefore, please inform us in advance for any special requirements).

Peoples various allergies and dislikes are always recognized, therefore the menus are far ranging, to include or exclude meat, fish, shellfish, pasta and a range of our own home grown or locally grown organic vegetables.

Drinks, soft and alcoholic, (beer or wine) are included with all meals taken at Las Orquideas.  Dalvaro Art retreat workshop vacations

Evening meals

Evening meals are taken from about 8.00.

These usually consist of three courses and can be at Las Orquideas (prepared by our own in-house professional chef) or in a local restaurant.

A variety of differing diets, (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.) is always catered for.

This is rural Spain, therefore not all diets can easily be supplied, therefore, it is important to inform us in advance for any special requirements.

Allergies and dislikes are always recognised, therefore the menus reflect this, we do our best to include or exclude meat, fish, shellfish, pasta and a range of our own home grown or locally grown organic vegetables. It must be remembered though, that we are not a restaurant with unlimited supplies, but we promise to oblige and do our best whenever we can. 

Soft and alcoholic drinks, (beer or wine) are included with all evening meals, other after dinner drinks are included when meals are taken at Las Orquideas. art retreat workshop vacations painting courses
We would really love to see you at our wonderful art venue, you will be made to feel most welcome and will feel just like one of the family. We have tried to create a painting holiday venue like no other, many comments from our guests suggest that we have accomplished our goal.

Please feel free to ask for any further information you may require. Loli and Harold



Free WiFi
Wi Fi is freely available throughout the grounds and all the rooms of “Las Orquideas” but this is rural Spain and it can be intermittant at times.
Free Parking
For those people who prefer to arrive by car there is ample free parking available.
Bedroom Comforts
All our rooms are private, en-suite and air-condioned. Each room has tea/coffee making fascilities and bottled water is provided daily.
Towels are provided daily. Each bathroom is provided with a hairdryer, toiletries plus bathrobe and slippers.
Art studio
The large purpose built art studio is air-conditioned, can easily accommodate a full group of students and is available at all times.
The cascade pool is available at all times. It is unheated but the sunshine on the cascade keeps it at a good temperature most of the year.
The beautifully landscaped gardens of “Las Orquideas” cover an area of approximately 4000 sq. mtrs. These include numerous terraces, quiet shady sitting areas with vistas across the valley towards the Sierra Mariolas.
We provide 3 meals each day, inclusive of drinks. We cater for, peoples likes and dislikes and special diets if advised in advance. Please remember that this is rural Spain so some diets may be difficult for us to provide in total.
Coffee Maker
Tea and coffee making fascilities are available 24/7 in the breakfast kitchenette. A variety of different teas and infusions plus ground or instant coffees are provided.
Arrivals and departures

Complimentary pick ups and drop offs

Arrival day;

p.m. arrival please. Lunch is not included on arrival day.

Departure day;

a.m. departure. Breakfast is provided on departure day.

Cancellation Policy
We provide a fourteen day cancellation option with a full refund of monies received.
Complimentary airport transfers.

We offer complimentary airport transfers from Valencia and Alicante.

We like to be as flexible as possible on these, while understanding that flight arrival times are in the hands of the airlines and not the artists coming to us. At the same time we have to consider the journey times between the airports and our venue, not forgetting, of course, our driver’s hours on the road.

Therefore we cannot give precise timings, as we have no way of telling far in advance the arrival times or the chosen airport of our art course participants.

We will do our best to meet you as near to your arrival time as possible. 

The absolute maximum waiting time would be under 4 hours. Usually this would be much less, average time is 30 minutes, most of the time we are there waiting for you.

Obviously this is not always within our control, due to flight delays etc.

For departures, our aim is for two morning departures from the venue. The first would be early and the second before midday.

House Rules
There is a no smoking rule in the rooms or the transport. And no eating or drinking in the studio, other than water in a screw top plastic container.
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We Have Vacancy!

Choose your tutor, your media or just pick the week that suits your dates. Just start packing, we guarantee that you will not regret it.

We would love to see you as soon as you can make it.

LANDLINE 0034 962217226 / MOBILE 0034 610857136
DALVARO ART HOLIDAYS Partida Ciperet 28 Benigánim 46830 Valencia, Spain

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