Grand, well-appointed hotel with spacious rooms and suites and a sumptuous decorative style recalling 19th century France.
This grand, well-appointed Hotel Carvello occupies a restored house right in the heart of historic Cuenca. While meeting modern standards of luxury, the opulent décor of its rooms and suites recalls 19th century France. Characteristic features of the interior design include elegantly draped linens, elaborate ceiling designs and polished wood furniture, while paintings and antiques make each room feel unique.
Some have wonderful views over the city, others over the striking internal courtyard which is impressively bedecked with reams of white cotton tapering down into spirals around the wooden columns. Only breakfast is served, but the hotel is paired with a restaurant across the street and there are plenty of other nearby dining options to choose from.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
“Hotel in Cuenca was lovely, old house renovated with inner courtyards. Had to go out for dinner but Sylvia had organised that. Next day walking city tour and evening flight to Guayaquil all expertly led by Sylvia.”JR, Truro
"City centre with wonderful traditional architecture. Room on third floor but stair was relatively easy to ascend."HT, Conwy
Again, a good location in an historic building. Rooms could do with some heating. Great breakfast.IA, London
Great old fashioned building. charming helpful staff. Some hassles with wifi, but nothing too serious.DL, London
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