Corral del Rey
- Style Cosy Andalusian casa
- Setting Narrow streets of old Seville
Tucked away in one of the labyrinthine narrow streets of Seville’s old quarter, this whitewashed boutique hotel is a reinvention of a 17th-century casa palacio that preserves Roman marble pillars alongside medieval Mudéjar wooden doorways. You can see the whole city from Corral del Rey's poolside rooftop mirador…
Need to know
- Rooms 13, including one penthouse suite.
- Rates Double rooms from $380.40 (€280), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates include Continental breakfast.
- Facilities Treatments and massages on request, art gallery, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Sony Bravia plasma TVs, DVD/CD player, pre-loaded iPods, minibar on request, Cath Collins toiletries.
- Poolside There’s a plunge pool in the hotel’s rooftop gardens, offering you panoramic views of Seville while you bathe.
- Check–out Midday, but flexible, subject to availability.
Children Unless you’re taking over the whole place on an exclusive basis, it’s probably best to leave the little ones at home.
- Also Smoking is only allowed in the restaurant and bar.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Rooms are split across two buildings. The vaulted white-beamed ceilings of the Deluxe Suites add a touch of majesty to your stay – we also love the walk-in showers and the Junior Suite's extra-long bathtub.
- Packing tips Bring binoculars or a powerful zoom lens – from the mirador on the roof you can see for miles around the city.
- Also The hotel’s art gallery showcases the work of several intriguing contemporary international artists, whom Corral del Rey represent. Request a massage in the roof garden (or in the privacy of your room).
Food and drink at Corral del Rey
- Hotel restaurant On the ground floor, the café, bar and lounge offers a nibbly tapas menu late into the night. Glass tables and contemporary artwork mix with wooden beams, polished stone floors and Doric columns.
- Dress code Devil-may-care – you don’t have to.
- Top table Nab a spot on the end of the row of tables in the main restaurant, nearest the bar. Private dining is on offer in the atmospherically vaulted cellars.
- Last orders The restaurant is open for café-style dining all day, but rolls out an evening menu between 7.30pm and 11.45pm.
- Room service You can order from a snack menu in your room throughout the day.
- Hotel bar Mahoot bar is a cosy-cool chill-out bubble where you can enjoy Seville’s finest espresso martinis in authentic 17th-century surroundings.