Housed within the former 19th century palace of the Marquis of Caro, the Caro Hotel is today a chic five-star boutique property superbly situated within Valencia’s historic quarter, between the La Seu and La Xerea neighborhoods, placing guests just moments from some of the city’s most important historical sights. The result of a meticulous, seven-year long restoration, the hotel is a harmonious marriage between the contemporary vision of architect Francesc Rifé and the palace’s historic pedigree. Delicately refurbished Roman mosaics from the 2nd century, exposed Gothic arches and original segments of the 13th century Arabic city walls beautifully contrast the hotel’s distinctly modern interiors, creating an atmosphere that is truly singular.
With only 26 rooms, each unique from the other, the property achieves the intimate ambiance of a tranquil sanctuary through ancient architectural details, 18th century wood beamed ceilings, and other historic design elements. Using the structure’s historic configuration as inspiration, original spaces have been transformed into spacious, minimalist designed guest rooms where exposed stone walls are illuminated by large windows and sleek contemporary furnishings are complemented by concrete, wood trimmings, and a calming palette of neutral tones. Each guest room offers luxurious in-room amenities, including free Wifi, 32” LED television with satellite programming, air conditioning, complimentary minibar, and modern design bathrooms with Bulgari bath products.
The property’s outstanding facilities include a year round outdoor pool with bar and terrace, a library, and the sophisticated Meta Bar, perfect for enjoying drinks inside or on the adjoining terrace. The contemporary Mediterranean restaurant, Alma del Temple, is an epicurean paradise led by Chef Ivan Alvarez, featuring three distinct dining rooms characterized by intriguing architectural elements, such as The Arch Room, The Glass Ceiling and the Arabic Wall.