“The Barbour of Seville: comfortable, classy and curiously English”
From the Tartan ribbon around the loo paper to the silver-framed portraits on the walls, the décor in each of the 6 Standard Rooms has been carefully chosen and executed. Pastel colour schemes and antique furniture from the owner's private collection give a feeling of privileged intimacy. Only one of the rooms is big enough for a child's bed, but overall the limited space is well used - small bedside tables, rugs, armchairs, even a bookshelf fit neatly around a canopied double or twin bed. Only the air-conditioning control and the telephone remind you that you are not in a private residence.
In the bathroom, marble floors, his-and-hers basins, fleur-de-lis tiles and a patterned fabric shower curtain add a touch of style. But don't get so carried away that you pour yourself a glass of curacao and orange juice from the decanters... which contain shampoo!
For breakfast, head to the blue dining room and tuck into the generous helpings of crispy bacon and creamy scrambled eggs. You can also help yourself to several slices of toast with lashings of genuine Seville marmalade.
For dinner, Gonzalo can advise you on local tapas bars, such as the simple but very authentic La Trastienda, where you can crack open curly 'canaillas' shells with a nutcracker and blow out the yummy rubbery contents, or wash down delicious bite-sized prawns with cool cerveza or sherry. Of course there are also upmarkets restaurants such as Casa Robles; which comes recommended.
The house, with its delicate portraits and furniture, tranquil atmosphere and steep stairs, is not particularly suitable for children. Under 13s are not allowed from March to May inclusive; the rest of the years over 2s are welcome.
Only 1 of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed (no extra cost), but it is only suitable for children aged 8 or under. Children aged 9 or older will have to stay in a separate bedroom.