Dalvaro Art Retreat Venue
The ideal setting for relaxation, recuperation plus inspiration
Your very own Home from Home
About the Art Retreat “Las Orchideas”
A Colonial style villa
overlooking the town of
Benigánim and the
Valle D’Albaida Valencia
All our rooms are private, en-suite and air conditioned.
We have 4 en-suite rooms with double beds.
We have 4 twin bedded, en-suite rooms.
All our rooms are available for single occupation with no supplement.
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 .
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.
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.
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
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.
For those people who prefer to arrive by car there is ample free parking available.
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.
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.
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
p.m. arrival please. Lunch is not included on arrival day.
a.m. departure. Breakfast is provided on departure day.
We provide a fourteen day cancellation option with a full refund of monies received.
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.
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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Special rates for complete venue hire in 2020.
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LANDLINE 0034 962217226 / MOBILE 0034 610857136
DALVARO ART HOLIDAYS Partida Ciperet 28 Benigánim 46830 Valencia, Spain
Joanne Boon Thomas
Watercolors & Brusho
Igor & Ekaterina Sava
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