Corral del Rey is an elegant, centrally located boutique hotel within easy walking distance of the main sights of historic Seville. With just 17 rooms, the hotel’s attention to detail and levels of service are very high.
Hotel Las Casas de la Judería
Found within the winding streets of Seville’s former Jewish quarter (Judería), the Hotel Las Casas de La Judería offers a unique place to stay in the heart of the city. Comprised of 27 close-knit houses and a small palace, the hotel’s interlinked buildings create a secluded maze-like compound of pathways and plazas, preserving the historic atmosphere of the quarter.
The 134 rooms spread between the various buildings reflect the unusual, historic nature of the hotel in their simple yet comfortable decor, with wooden furnishings and patterned linens, while the tiled marble bathrooms are comfortably modern.
Navigating the warren of passages between, and even underneath, the buildings (the hotel will gladly provide a map), you’ll find a number of relaxing courtyards as well as a large roof terrace complete with a small bar and rooftop pool. Breakfast is served in the basement beneath a vaulted ceiling with marble columns. The hotel also hosts an external spa that guests are welcome to use for a fee during their stay.
Please note that due to the historic nature of the hotel, rooms can vary in size and the Wi-Fi connection can be patchy in certain areas.
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The historic nature of the hotel means that rooms tend to vary in size, however all are comfortable and with interesting decor, evoking the feeling of staying in a friend’s guest room rather than in a hotel. Patterned linens cover the beds and frame the windows, and en suite bathrooms offer modern touches like marble fixtures and whirlpool tubs. All rooms offer TVs and air conditioning, though it can be difficult to access Wi-Fi from the rooms.
The Santa Cruz district is the home of Seville’s former Jewish quarter, also known as La Judería, and is centrally located in the historic heart of the city. In less than ten minutes, you can walk to both the Seville Cathedral and the Real Alcázar, and in just over 15 minutes you can walk to Parque de María Luisa and the Plaza de España.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served buffet style in a vaulted basement room surrounded by marble columns. In the palace wing you’ll find a classically styled piano bar, and on the roof terrace there is a pool bar that’s open through the warmer months. There is no restaurant at the hotel, but you’re mere steps away from several cafes, restaurants and tapas bars.
Facilities and activities
As well as a small rooftop pool open to all guests, there is an expansive spa complex also located within the complex. Mimicking the appearance of a Roman bathhouse (the remains of which can be seen just outside the spa doors), the spa offers numerous facilities including a Turkish bath, treatment rooms, warm and cold pools, and massage services. Because the spa is run by an outside company, you’ll need to book services in advance.
Although each portion of the hotel is accessible by elevator, due to its labyrinthine nature we don’t recommend this hotel for those with mobility issues.
A charming and characterful property, Hotel Las Casas de la Judería is good for those looking for an immersive experience in the heart of Seville.
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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 favorite 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.
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.
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.