Best Boutique Hotel in Seville: Corral Del Rey
Last weekend I spent relaxing in probably the best boutique hotel in Seville - Corral Del Rey. Everything from their warm and professional staff to little details like M&Ms with the hotel logos next to our comfy King Size Bed, made our stay unforgettable. Corral del Rey is located in an original 17th Century Casa Palacio, in the old quarter of Barrio Alfalfa just five minutes walk from the famous Gerald Cathedral.
As soon as we checked in the hotel, the reception staff were kind enough to recommend us great restaurants and tours around Seville and even though I had done my research beforehand, we decided to take her advice on booking the Alcazar tour online. And we were so glad we did, since the queue for the ticket office was massive the next day and we would have probably had to wait hours to get in. I will share my experience of Alcazar in my next blog post so stay tuned!
Both rooms, the Junior Suite as well as the Deluxe Room had equally beautiful and original furnishings by the interior designer Kuky Mora-Figueroa, mixing ancient and modern in the best possible way. As we found out later, the family who owned the hotel had been travelling a lot to India and Thailand and one can really appreciate the treasures they have brought to the hotel from these countries. In both rooms there’s was also a small kitchen hidden in a closet, perfect for a quick snack or glass of wine after having a bath in the en suite limestone & marble bathroom. I loved the fact that the bathroom toiletries were from Rituals, which is one of my favourite cosmetic brands. And did I mention that the Deluxe Room had a very cool double rain shower with glass - perfect for a couple seeking some romance!
The breakfast was served in the downstairs bar and cafe that also offers an all-day tapas menu if you feel hungry and don’t fancy leaving this heavenly hotel. My favourite part of their Continental breakfast were the fresh croissants that came straight from the oven and of course there was coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, choice of marmalades and breads. Since it wasn’t a buffet, meaning we were being served, I almost felt like we were eating in a cozy intimate cafe.
One of the best parts of this luxurious hotel in Seville was their stunning rooftop terrace with a plunge pool and the extended mirador offering spectacular views of the Cathedral and Giralda tower. The rooftop as well as the lobby area both featured an Honesty Bar (you write down what you consume) which I really love. It gives the customer a lot of privacy and the whole concept of Corral Del Rey is about making your stay as relaxed as possible.