Hidden away in the maze of Seville’s charming narrow streets is Corral Del Rey: the city’s sleekest boutique hotel, in a 17th-century casa palacio with 17 beautiful rooms, and a little rooftop, complete with plunge pool, that offers brilliant views across the city’s sprawling terracotta rooftops.
Compared to the likes of Barcelona or Madrid, Seville is a tiny city, packed full of tapas bars but with only a handful of truly gorgeous hotels. Correl Del Rey is well located in Santa Cruz (Seville’s old town and most beautiful part by far) and is an authentic stay — one of those hotels that makes you feel like you’re in Seville — and not just that, but like you’re in the real thick of Seville.
Our room, a Deluxe Room, was beautiful, with tall windows with shutters that opened out on to the narrow little street below, and let all the sunshine in to bounce around the room. The beautiful large bathroom has his and hers sinks, a wonderful walk-in shower, and a tub that you could peek down on to the street from if you left the shutters open.
The hotel is split over two buildings across the street, with the breakfast room on one side, and a homely library-come-lounge on the ground floor of the other, and with Roman marble pillars and medieval Mudéjar wooden doorways connecting the two in aesthetics.
Understated, comfortable, authentic and well placed, Corral Del Rey has to be the most perfect place to stay in Seville.
CORRAL DEL REY; RATES FROM £243/NIGHT