Barrio Alfalfa, Seville, Spain
Sunday Mirror, February 2013
"Set in a restored 17th century palace in the Cathedral district, this riad-style hotel has a rooftop terrace with plunge pool. Each sleek room has a walk-in rain shower and you don't have to go far to find top restaurants."
The Sunday Times, January 2013
"The Corral del Rey in Seville [is] a restored 17th-century palace near the cathedral."
The Guardian, March 2011
"A small, family-run hotel in the heart of Seville. It's a 17th-century house that was sensitively restored by an Anglo-Spanish family, maintaining all the beauty of the original ruin, complete with a small but impressive contemporary art collection. There are great breakfast and tapas, and a plunge pool on the roof."
"An elegant, small hotel run by two youthful but whip-smart brothers from an aristocratic Anglo-Spanish family. These guys have shown extraordinary attention to detail in restoring their 17th-century palace... Norwegian limed-oak floors, made-to-measure marble bathrooms with huge shower cubicles, eclectic furniture, and original wooden doors and windows... Book one of the second-floor rooms, which feel more spacious due to their higher, vaulted ceilings. There's also a tiled plunge pool up there that's perfect for an after-dinner dip. An annex across the street opened in September 2011 with seven additional rooms... Although the hotel has no restaurant, a private dining space is available for groups."
Conde Nast Traveller (UK), March 2011
"This is the place to be if you like tapas, Moorish architecture and wandering in palm-tree-lined streets. Having partied in the chic, central Corral del Rey, with its sleek urban rooms and rooftop gardens, head out into the countryside."
Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.
“A truly sophisticated, small retreat in the midst of the narrow cobbled lanes of old Seville. Quiet, yet literally steps away from the action. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms (second floor in the front) which was all we needed. Once the shutters were closed there was no street noise that we noticed. Elegant but very simple breakfast (toast, juice, coffee) is served at anytime in the am - cappuccino on request. Fresh fruit would have been welcomed. Staff are discrete but welcoming and very helpful - arranged tickets to a Flamenco show at the last minute for us and they went around to the theater as they couldn't get through by phone. We had 2 large bike bags that were accommodated in storage without any concerns. The Flamenco show in the basement of the hotel was fabulous and worth it! The roof deck is a nice retreat (and the only place where you will get a view of the surrounding city roof tops). The pictures on the website are reflective of the actual hotel - quality is evident throughout.”
Meggie, Canada (08.10.12)
“Great boutique hotel with friendly and helpful staff. It was fun to get to know the other guests. Good location. Parking is difficult, though as it's almost impossible to drive to the hotel.”
Stacey, Switzerland (15.04.12)
“Wonderful place - absolutely loved it! We seemed to get an upgrade to a Deluxe room in their new building over the road and the room was incredible.
El Reconcillo for tapas (40 Calle Gerona), Vineria San Telmo for tapas &/or dinner”
Kirsty, United Kingdom (26.11.11)