Last week during my short trip to Valencia I had the pleasure of touring Caro Hotel. It was such a spectacular hotel I just had to share my experience and pictures with you. To start with, the hotel took a staggering seven years to build! The hotel grounds used to be a palace, so as construction went on they faced many roadblocks when they discovered new artifacts in the ground. Since they realized how special these artifacts were they incorporated them into the hotel’s design. The result was a perfect mix of modern and historic!
The lobby “Meta Bar” is the perfect place for a mojito or coffee after a long day of sightseeing. If you prefer to have your drink outside you can head to the terrace where a beautiful pool is the focal point of the design. You can pull a chair up to the side of the pool and peak through the glass floor down to the restaurant below!
There’s only 26 rooms in Caro Hotel, and each one of them is unique. Many of them include historic features from the Palace before. The room I viewed was the Marquis Suite. It has not one, but two elaborately decorated ceilings that were original to the building. One of my favourite features is the marriage certificates books they found during construction, that are now used a decor items in the suite!
One of the greatest features of Caro Hotel is the restaurant in the basement, Alma del Temple. We had one of the best meals of our lives here! The restaurant was gorgeous, with a glass ceiling and built around an Arabic wall. The staff were friendly and knowledgable, so we decided to order everything they recommended.
Our meal started with a Valencia salad made with cubed tomatoes and served with a gazpacho ice cream. Following that we had grilled octopus on top of potato. Next, we had seared tuna served with a bean hummus. Lastly, we had a delicious beef dish paired with parmesan cheese. Each dish was creative, beautifully presented and mouth-watering delicious. Eating here is quite the treat! To finish off our meal we shared two desserts. The “timber” was a chocolate log with hazelnut filling, served with a lychee sorbet. And the “8 ball” was an Oreo and chocolate ball served with melon sorbets. Amazing!
I can’t recommend this hotel enough, it’s so amazing! The staff are so friendly and helpful, and the hotel is rich with history. The amenities are modern and Caro Hotel is a true 5-star hotel. To book a room here please check out their website, CaroHotel.com