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Hotel Review: Corral del Rey in Seville, Spain

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

On a recent trip to Spain, I was excited about spending a few days in Seville. I had not visited the Andalusian capital in many years and the possibility of discovering the city anew had me itching to arrive. As a lover of history, I was also looking forward to my stay at Corral del Rey, the restored 17th-century Casa Palacio. The hotel made for a memorable reacquaintance with Seville.

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

Corral del Rey is a boutique hotel located on one of the narrow streets of the Alfalfa neighborhood, a 5-minute walk from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace and Cathedral. The 12 bedrooms and penthouse suite are divided between two buildings across from each other. The hotel atrium is bathed in natural light from the skylights above and maintains the classic original style of the building.

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

My room at Corral del Rey was very comfortable and I loved the mix of old and new: wooden doors opening to the street below; bathrooms of limestone and marble with sleek lines; and a modern entertainment system, which ensured that I could relax from a day of sightseeing with some soccer playing in the background.

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

corral del rey seville boutique

Before heading out for dinner, I was pleased to learn that the hotel’s red by the glass, Barbazul, is from a local vineyard. Doesn’t wine taste better when it hasn’t traveled far? The hotel’s bar is at the front of an intimate dining area. This is where breakfast is served and the pastries on hand…well, look below.

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

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The Corral del Rey staff was very helpful, especially for someone like me who is constantly seeking out interesting food options. They were well-versed in the top tapas spots around the city and asked about my dining experiences so they could pass on any recommendations to future guests. The staff also helped me parse through the cultural offerings around the city before I hit the street with my camera every morning.

The hotel has a rooftop terrace, ideal for getting some sunrise and sunset shots of the Seville skyline. In the warmer months, a drink on the terrace would be some nice relief from those hot Spanish afternoons.

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

I very much enjoyed my time at Corral del Rey and would recommend it to anyone visiting Seville. The friendly and attentive treatment from the staff and the gorgeous design of the hotel perfectly matched the kind-natured Sevillanos and their architecturally pleasing city.

corral del rey seville spain boutique hotel

Corral del Rey is located at Calle Corral del Rey 12 in Seville. You can reach the hotel at +34 954227116 and info@corraldelrey.com.

I was a guest of Corral del Rey. However, I retain editorial control over all content on Cook Sip Go and all opinions are my own.

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  • concha flores vay February 12, 2015, 7:16 pm

    Realmente las fotos son preciosas. Adoro Sevilla.

    • Dave February 12, 2015, 7:35 pm

      Gracias, Concha! Fue el base perfecto para explorar las calles de Sevilla.

  • Dorothée February 12, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Hi Dave, looks like a place I can see myself staying at. I love what they did to the traditional inner courtyard, so very pretty.
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    • Dave February 12, 2015, 8:42 pm

      Not bad for a lobby! The staff made it feel like I was staying at a friend’s place, just perfect.

  • Brianna February 14, 2015, 6:51 pm

    I love the narrow, winding alleys of Sevilla and the beautiful courtyards concealed behind ornately carved doors. It looks like the Corral del Ray perfectly captures Sevilla’s spirit.
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    • Dave February 15, 2015, 5:21 pm

      You nailed one of my favorite activities in the city – courtyard-hunting! I’m dying to get back for another round.

  • Sue Sideris February 14, 2015, 10:07 pm

    Hi Dave,
    Love the pics of the Corral del Rey Hotel …the perfect mix of old architectural details and modern design. Love the bedroom with the padded headboard, and then old paint worn shutters together…great eclectic mix, which is always the most interesting and inviting look. Wonderful photos and wonderful hotel! Thank you …
    Aunt Sue
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    • Aunt Sue February 14, 2015, 10:22 pm

      Hi Dave, Love the photos of the Corral Del Ray, with the great mix of old architectural features and modern design. It’s very inviting and warm with the great eclectic mix…SO interesting!! Love it…Aunt Sue
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      • Dave February 15, 2015, 5:25 pm

        You would love it, Sue – extremely comfortable and fits in perfectly with its surroundings. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Michele Peterson (A Taste for Travel) February 16, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the post! I’ll be back in Sevilla this summer so will def check out Corral del Rey
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    • Dave February 19, 2015, 2:56 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Michele – be sure to grab a glass of wine or coffee in the bar so can enjoy the architecture.

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