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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is located at Calle Corral del Rey 12 in Seville. You can reach the hotel at +34 954227116 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.