Opened in 1929 to accommodate visitors to the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, the grand Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in its own right. Well located, and featuring elaborate neo-Moorish decor, the hotel is just minutes from some of Seville’s best sights.
Corral del Rey
Situated among winding alleys in the historic heart of Seville, Corral del Rey occupies two adjacent buildings (one a 17th-century manor) that have been transformed into an elegant boutique hotel. Inside, you’ll find an enclosed central courtyard, original wooden fixtures and wrought-iron details, which all add to a strong sense of character.
The 17 individually decorated rooms give you the feeling of being in a luxurious guest house. Airy linens in fresh shades of blue and white cover the beds and coordinate with the furniture. There’s a high level of attention to detail, which you’ll see in the decoration and high-quality furnishings.
The hotel’s comfortable lounges provide an excellent space to relax, as does the small library with its honesty bar. You can enjoy breakfast or light tapas during the day in the small dining area, or eat breakfast on the terrace by the plunge pool in nicer weather.
Corral del Rey is also well placed for exploring the city, being less than ten minutes’ walking distance from both the cathedral and Real Alcázar.
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Individually decorated, the rooms evoke the sense of staying in an elegant home. Showing off great attention to detail and high-quality furnishings, they offer modern amenities such as tea- and coffee-making facilities, a TV, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The en suite marble bathrooms include a rainfall shower. A few rooms also have a kitchenette.
The hotel, which is surrounded by winding cobbled streets, is well located for wandering Seville’s historic quarter. In less than ten minutes on foot, you can reach the cathedral and the Real Alcázar. Venturing a bit farther, you can walk to the riverfront in about 15 minutes and the Plaza de España in just over 20 minutes.
Food and drink
Just off the lobby, the small dining area hosts breakfast each morning and serves a small tapas menu in the afternoon and evening. In nicer weather, breakfast seating opens out onto the terrace courtyard. You can also enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel, or relax in one of the lounges and take advantage of the honesty bar.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has a small rooftop plunge pool.
Refined and characterful, Corral del Rey is a stylish retreat offering high levels of service. We were particularly impressed by the helpful and friendly nature of all the staff here.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Hotel Las Casas de la Judería offers a characterful, historic stay in the heart of Seville’s former Jewish quarter. While quiet, the hotel is mere minutes away on foot from the best sights and sounds of Seville.
Set in the refined elegance of an 18th-century palace, with original marble arches and tranquil courtyards, the Palacio Villapanés provides a sumptuous stay with easy access to the heart of historic Seville.
Well located for exploring the city, the Mercer Hotel Sevilla offers an elegant and comfortable stay among the historic sights of Seville.
Ideally located for exploring Seville, Vincci La Rábida also offers a comfortable stay. It’s just minutes from the cathedral, which you can see from the hotel’s panoramic roof terrace.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Led by an expert local guide, you’ll walk around Seville, one of Spain’s most endearing cities, visiting its highlights. You’ll take in the fortress-palace of the Alcázar, the Gothic cathedral and the narrow, winding streets of Santa Cruz, the city’s former Jewish quarter.
On a private evening tour of Seville, you can explore the heart of Sevillian culture and heritage by taking in a flamenco performance and a guided tour of the city’s best tapas bars. You’ll taste typical dishes and learn about their origins, en route.