Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville, Spain
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Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville, Spain

Cool, contemporary hotel with gorgeous courtyards and a rooftop pool, in the heart of Seville's old town

Cool, contemporary hotel with gorgeous courtyards and a rooftop pool, in the heart of Seville's old town

A sublime city, a lovely hotel. You’re in the old town with a palace on one side of a cobbled square and a whitewashed church on another. Step inside and crisp, contemporary interiors seduce immediately. Impeccable rooms, airy sitting rooms and a rooftop swimming pool all elate, but it’s the 3 courtyards that take the biscuit. Old ceramic pots and mill stones are scattered about, colour spills from flowerbeds, stone pillars flank the sides and steps lead up to cloistered walkways that wrap around above. A great place to eat at any time.

Inside, the style is warmly chic: smart, but you feel at home. In the dining room, a wall of glass looks onto a tiny courtyard shaded by banana trees. Sitting rooms are adorned with modern art, leather sofas and perhaps the odd occupied Victorian birdcage. You sleep on starched linen in charming rooms, the best of which have French windows that open onto the square. Delightful.

Highs

  • The whole place is gorgeous, with lots of relaxing corners, but the courtyards are hard to beat
  • We loved chilling at the tiny rooftop pool and wellness area, with views across Seville's terracotta skyline
  • A convenient, quiet location – the Old Town's labyrinthine alleyways are just round the corner, the Catedral and Alcazar are a 10-minute walk

Lows

  • Rooms are expensive, but we feel they're worth it
  • Some rooms are quite dark due to their windows opening onto the interior courtyard
  • The lower level rooms can be noisy, particularly those around the courtyard. Try to get a top floor room if you can

Best time to go

Spring and Autumn are the main tourist seasons in Seville. Summer can become extremely hot. In August the locals head to the coast and much of the city closes.

Our top tips

To make the most of the birthplace of flamenco, come during the festivals in September and October, or in April for the week long Feria: women parade in colourful dresses, men ride immaculately groomed horses and everyone parties 'til dawn.

Great for...

City Style
Family
Foodie
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 41 rooms
  • Restaurant and bar
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car not necessary
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Electric car charger
Room:

Rooms

Rooms are all entered from galleried walkways that look down on the courtyards. Doors and window frames are painted in a smart blue-grey and windows have exterior seagrass blinds that give exteriors a nice colonial appearance.

Bedrooms are charming. Décor is kept simple and striking: lime-washed walls, tiled floors, ceilings with exposed beams, contemporary paintings, floral headboards, plump pillows. We thought the Dreamers Rooms were great, though the Deluxe Rooms have added living space. The Junior Suites are the biggest, each has a dressing room and a sitting room dressed with velvet sofas and gold tables. Though the Suite isn't technically as big as the Juniors, the separate living space makes it feel more private, especially if you have extra guests. Superior Rooms can accommodate either a kingsize bed or 2 singles, and some of them have cute Juliet balconies.

Rooms at the front have French windows that open onto the square or a side street, although they're often a little smaller than others. All rooms come with flat screen TVs and bathrobes for loafing around. Bathrooms are smart and modern, finished with black fixtures and blond wood.

Single travellers often get Dreamers Room #43 (as we did on one visit), which is located underneath the roof top pool and is darker than the other rooms: when enquiring through i-escape, you can ask for a different room.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • In-room treatments available
  • Minibar
  • Safe box
  • WiFi

Eating

You can have breakfast in bed, but the courtyards are so lovely, you might want to spurn laziness and eat in the sun. A buffet is laid out in the warm yet contemporary dining room: freshly-squeezed orange juice, cereals and yoghurts, croissants and rolls, cold meats and cheeses.

The restaurant’s lunch and dinner menus take a modern slant on the traditional. You may get goats cheese salad with basil, oil and nuts, roasted sea bass or a lasagne of bull’s tail cooked with mashed carrots and sherry. There's tapas, too - octopus, seafood-stuffed peppers - and the usual array of irresistible puddings like tiramisu, or wine and cava sorbet. The room service menu also offers tapas, as well as satisfying soups, salads, pasta and pizza.

If you want to eat out, there are loads of tapas bars on your doorstep. If you’re keen to mix with the locals, head over the river to Triana’s tascas bars - tapas, wine and song. Quite often, people bring their guitars and just start playing: open-mic for flamenco guitarists.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service
  • Vegetarian options
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Activities

  • Wander around Seville – all the main draws are within easy reach – or you can hire a bike and glide around on 2 wheels
  • The Gothic Catedral is a real draw, one of the biggest in Europe. Its ancient tower, the Giralda, was built by the Moors and gives fine views across the city
  • Close by is the Alcazar palace, a sublime example of Moorish architecture and not to be missed. You can also visit the beautiful old La Casa de Pilatos palace, just around the corner from the hotel. Quite spectacular
  • Real Betis and Sevilla both play top-flight football in town. Tickets are surprisingly well-priced tickets and are usually available at short notice
  • For your evening entertainment, watch a Flamenco show at one of Seville's numerous bars
  • The hotel can arrange massages and beauty treatments, just ask

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Historical sites
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping / markets
  • Traditional cultures

Kids

Children are welcome, but the hotel (and its restaurant-bar) has quite a romantic, adult atmosphere so families may feel out of place. There are no special amenities for little ones but we saw a family with 3 children staying during our visit and they seemed perfectly happy.

Best for:

Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)

Family friendly accommodation:

All rooms can fit a baby cot and the larger rooms can fit an extra bed; Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites have space for one of each. Or you can book 2 connecting rooms (1 Junior Suite and 1 Dreamers).

Cots Available, Extra Beds Available

Baby equipment:

Baby cots are available on request.

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Families Should Know:

The pool is unfenced and small so kids playing in it need to be mindful of other guests.

Distances:

  • Airport: 20 minutes
  • Hospital: 12 minutes
  • Shops: 5 minutes
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Location

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is well located in the northern limits of the Barrio de Santa Cruz, in central Seville, Andalucia. It's a 10-15 minute walk to the Catedral.

By Air
Seville San Pablo (9km) is the closest airport. You could also fly into Jerez (95km) or Madrid (550km). A regular bus service runs into town for Seville Airport, but a taxi is quite reasonable.

By Car
We wouldn't recommend driving a car in Seville; lanes are narrow, parking difficult and it's easy to get lost. But if you want to hire a car, there is a limited number of parking spaces at the hotel (daily charge and best booked in advance). Tesla chargers are available on-site.

By Train
The Spanish high speed trains are excellent: the AVE trains operate on the Madrid-Cordoba-Seville route (it takes only 2.5 hours from Madrid). Many other routes are available.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.

More on getting to Andalucia and getting around

Airports:

  • Seville San Pablo 9.0 km SVQ
  • Jerez De La Frontera 95.0 km XRY

Other:

  • Beach 100.0 km
  • Shops 0.1 km
  • Restaurant 0.1 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 4 independent reviews from i-escape guests

10/10
Room
9/10
Food
9/10
Service
10/10
Value
9/10
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