Corral del Rey
Seville, Andalucia, Spain
At a Glance
Located down a tiny cobbled pedestrian side street in the Barrio Alfalfa, you cannot get more boutique and intimate than this
The plunge pool on the roof terrace is the perfect antidote to the intense summer heat
It is worth opting for a Pool Terrace Suite to enjoy your own private plunge pool
Relax in one of the cosy sitting rooms after a day exploring the city
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Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round destination. In general you can usually rely on lovely weather or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days, including during the winter months, although the best time to visit Seville is in the spring and autumn when temperatures are pleasant. During July and August it can be extremely hot and some days the temperature can reach 40°C.
To start planning your holiday to Corral del Rey
Hidden away in the bustling streets of Seville, Corral del Rey is a perfect jewel of a boutique hotel. The 17 rooms are beautifully decorated and well equipped - this is one of Andalucia's most charming boutique hotels.
You enter the wonderful property of Corral del Rey by an old Moorish studded wooden door, concealed down a tiny side street in the Barrio Alfalfa. Inside, a restored 17th century Casa Palacio greets you, just one of the three gracious buildings that have been combined to house the lobby, small dining area, lovely lounge complete with honesty bar, and 17 rooms of the hotel.
Corral del Rey is beautifully designed using original architectural features combined with contemporary chic interiors and modern technology, such as iPod docking stations and plasma satellite TVs.The open roof terrace, with a small plunge pool, is fantastic for relaxing, or gazing across the rooftops of Seville towards the Cathedral and Giralda.
There is a vast array of activities available to guests at Corral del Rey. Tour guides can take guests for half or full day excursions to places of interest in Seville and all over the region, including day trips to Cordoba, Jerez, or Cadiz. Meanwhile in the city a private yoga teacher, flamenco class or horse and cart trip can be arranged.
The rooms in the main building are situated around the central courtyard, styled with an eclectic mix of ancient and modern. The limestone and marble bathrooms have walk-in rain showers and the junior suites boast separate oversized roll top bathtubs. Every room has a state of the art sound and vision system, plasma screen, DVD player, satellite TV, iPod docks, WiFi and a safe. Each room has its own creative design in which interior designer Kuky Mora-Figueroa has stamped her individual and particularly appealing style, combining an eclectic mix of ancient and modern.
Children are welcome at Corral del Rey, however, there are no specific facilities available for them and the hotel is better suited to adults or older families.
There's no restaurant at Corral del Rey but guests can choose to take breakfast either downstairs where there's a small breakfast room, upstairs on the roof terrace, or in their room or suite. Drinks, snacks and traditional tapas can also be served during the day and evening wherever you like!
There are opportunities to go sailing, game fishing, kite surfing, surfing, cycling, hot-air ballooning and bird in the Andalucia region. There are 6 fantastic golf courses in the area as well as recommended walks through the Grazalema Natural Park. The hotel can organise a range of exciting, tailor made excursions to places of interest in Western Andalucia.
Haile Brant (Staff)
The Corral del Rey was absolutely remarkable from start to finish. There are three different buildings that one could stay in, and all rooms are built around a gorgeous patio that allows natural light to flow in through the centre of the hotel. Ample seating areas are offered for those who are taking some time to relax, as well as a plunge pool on the rooftop terrace which features an honesty bar and incredible views of the Seville Cathedral! Not only are the dcor and amenities top notch, but the location is unbeatable - you are in a quiet neighbourhood, but on one side is a main shopping street and on the other is the street that leads to the famed cathedral and the Real Alcazar. Enjoy the romance that envelops you in this city, from Flamenco to sunsets over the Guadalquivir river there is always an opportunity for entertainment and excitement in this city, and all of it is within 10-15 minutes' walk of the Corral del Rey.
Tracy Stevens (Staff)
The perfect luxury hideaway in Seville. I loved this hotel and my suite with its enormous terrace and delicious plunge pool. We refer to so many properties as "hidden gems" but this one is the real deal. Corral del Rey is set in three old townhouses that combine to offer 17 completely individual rooms, a small dining room and a comfy and stylish lounge. The attitude here is the same as Scott Dunn's -nothing is too much trouble -and they are dedicated to making your stay perfect. This is city chic at its best and I can't wait to return.
Hannah Ingle (Staff)
The Corral del Rey is a hidden gem within the labyrinth of small cobbled streets that comprise the centre of Seville. In terms of location, the hotel is the perfect option for the cultural couple or older family who are keen to get out and explore the historical sites during the day. Breakfast is the only available sit-down meal to guests, offering a selection of fruit, pastries and breads, with the choice of an additional, more comprehensive menu, at an added supplement. The hotel staff are highly knowledgeable on the local area and can suggest diverse options for eating out during the day and in the evening. The hotel has a very boutique character, with the juxtaposition of traditional features and the beautifully chic interior design, evoking a very relaxed atmosphere. There is a charming little terrace on the hotel roof, perfect for guests wishing to have a bit of down time after a day's sightseeing. Also on the roof terrace guests can enjoy a cool drink or have an indulgent dip in the plunge pool.
Pippa Carey (Staff)
Corral del Rey is a stunning boutique hotel situated in the very heart of Seville old town. Featuring beautifully decorated and individually styled rooms, with large bathrooms and comfy beds, this is the ultimate crash pad after a busy day in the city. The terrace at the top of the hotel is a lovely, quiet place to relax, and the plunge pool is a real bonus when temperatures reach the high 30s, common in Seville during the summer months. Honesty bars and homely sitting rooms add to the relaxed, quiet vibe of the hotel, perfect for grown ups wanting an oasis away from the bustling city.
Fiona Bickmore (Staff)
Tucked away on one of Seville's cobbled streets the Corral del Rey is great place to stay whilst you are in Seville. The hotel is very personal and has the luxury of a roof top pool! Explore the tapas bars and enjoy the Flemenco in the evenings. Why not combine your stay with a few days relaxing at the sister Hotel Hacienda da San Rafael which is about 45 minutes away out in the Andalucia countryside.
Guadalquivir private boat trip, Seville
Enjoy a private boat trip along the beautiful Guadalquivir river in Seville. Learn about the history of the river while you cruise past some of Seville's most remarkable sights, such as the Triana Bridge.
Hot air ballooning in Andalucia
Enjoy a scenic early morning hot air balloon flight over historic Arcos de la Frontera, and take in the panoramic views of the beautiful Andalucian countryside.
Jerez and the art of Spanish horses
Visit the historic town of Jerez, known around the world for its production of delicious sherry wines. In addition to its wines, Jerez has been the home of the famed Andalucian horses since the Moors ruled the city.
Monuments of Cordoba
Once the largest city in western Europe, Cordoba is packed with history, culture and impressive architecture. Explore with your private guide and learn about the fascinating history of this beautiful city.
Private Flamenco dance class
Immerse yourself in Andalucian culture with a private Flamenco dance class. Dancers of any level can enjoy these lessons and discover the intricacies of one Spain's most recognisable art forms.
Ronda and the white villages
Discover the beautiful Andalucian countryside and explore its enchanting white villages, or pueblos blancos, perched on hilltops and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Visit spectacular Ronda and admire the views from this charming town.
Ronda walking tour
One of Andalucia's picturesque white towns, Ronda offers dramatic views across the El Tajo gorge. Explore the charming town with your private guide and learn about its fascinating history.
Seville walking tour
Seville, dating from Roman times and once one of the world’s most powerful cities, is today one of the loveliest towns in Europe displaying a rich tapestry of food, culture and history. Discover the city's key sights with your private guide.
Tour of the Alhambra
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Alhambra, Granada's majestic Moorish palace. Your private guide will explain the history behind the palace as you admire its incredible architecture and explore the idyllic Generalife gardens.
Walking tour of Cordoba
Boasting a fascinating history, Cordoba was once the largest city in western Europe, flourishing under the Islamic rule of Spain. Explore the ancient city with your private guide, discovering Roman ruins, Jewish history and Cordoba's impressive Mosque.
Walking tour of the Alhambra
Discover the beauty of the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain's most iconic landmarks. Explore the ancient fortress and palace with your private guide, learning about its history and spectacular design.
Extraordinary Spain & Portugal
Lisbon, Monsaraz, Seville & Montecorto
from £6000 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- Get off the beaten track in the idyllic countryside of Alentejo
- Discover traditional Spain in Seville, the birthplace of flamenco
- Explore Lisbon's bustling neighbourhoods and enjoy the city's vibrant atmosphere
Location & directions
Seville, Andalucia, Spain
Corral del Rey is in the old historic quarter of the Barrio Alfalfa of central Seville, which borders on the Santa Cruz district. It's a 5-minute walk from the Cathedral.
How to get there
It is a 2-hour 40-minute direct flight to Seville Airport from London. Corral del Rey is a 30-minute drive from the airport.
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