Gemma Bell

Caro Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:A stop off before visiting family.
  • When:April 2013
  • Who:My sister and I
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Caro Hotel Walk down the old river, which is now a stunning park that runs through the middle of Valencia.

Walk down the old river, which is now a stunning park that runs through the middle of Valencia.

Caro Hotel  Beautiful Alma del Temple restaurant under the arches in the basement of the hotel.

Beautiful Alma del Temple restaurant under the arches in the basement of the hotel.

Caro Hotel King size bed, oh so comfortable with beautiful floor to ceiling windows out to the street.

King size bed, oh so comfortable with beautiful floor to ceiling windows out to the street.

Caro Hotel Bulgari amenities and plush robes in the rather grand bathroom.

Bulgari amenities and plush robes in the rather grand bathroom.

Caro Hotel Other half of the spacious room, floating sofa with desk.

Other half of the spacious room, floating sofa with desk.

Caro Hotel Bar with sun-lit terrace along the city’s Arabic wall, 
perfect for an aperitif or two.

Bar with sun-lit terrace along the city’s Arabic wall,
perfect for an aperitif or two.

Caro Hotel And we did enjoy a couple of G&T’s on the lovely terrace

And we did enjoy a couple of G&T’s on the lovely terrace

Caro Hotel … And not any old G&T, but G&T made from one of Valencia’s own gins! Bar staff very happy to show of their local spirits to us Brits!

… And not any old G&T, but G&T made from one of Valencia’s own gins! Bar staff very happy to show of their local spirits to us Brits!

Caro Hotel Where old meets new. The lobby, where original tiles from the Palace of the Marquis of Caro have been lovingly restored.

Where old meets new. The lobby, where original tiles from the Palace of the Marquis of Caro have been lovingly restored.

Caro Hotel Grand exterior of the Caro Hotel.

Grand exterior of the Caro Hotel.

Highs & Lows

  • I loved the history of this place, I mean, 2000 BC? Crazy! The building is stunning – historic pieces have been lovingly restored and contemporary items have been sensitively put in place.

  • The intimate Terrace Bar, perfect for an early evening local G&T.

  • Perfect location for exploring the old city of Valencia.

  • I wanted to stay longer and change rooms each night!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Ancient historic wonder juxtaposed with contemporary luxury

  • Location

    Perfect location for exploring the old city in the Seu-Xerea neighborhood.

  • Rooms

    26, every room is different.

  • Music

    No music, reflective silence.

  • Year Opened

    Opened in February of 2012 after 7 years of renovation.

  • Designed By

    Francesc Rife

  • Health & Wellness

    Neither.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, called ‘Alma del Temple’, Mediterranean restaurant from US chef Brad Hyde.

  • Bar

    Yes, Meta Bar, drink at the bar or on the outside Terrace.

  • Children

    Bring them, why not!

  • Price

    Great value for the size of the rooms, stunning building, location in the city & brilliant service.

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