Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Seville’s Alcoba del Rey beautifully mirrors the city’s history with a distinct Berber-Moorish style throughout. Located next to the awe-inspiring Basilica de la Macarena, the hotel is in the heart of the Macarena district, only a walk (or bus ride) away from the city centre.
Drawing back on Seville’s Arabic legacy, this Chic Retreat is like no other. The former house of celebrated poet Al-Mutamid, culture looms throughout the building; from vibrantly coloured decor and elegant stoneware to aged-marble floors and intricately hand-carved headboards.
See something you like? Much of the hotel’s contents is for sale, so you can take a souvenir home with you. The hotel will even organise the shipping!
El Rincon de Rosita, is a small bar adjoining (and belonging to) the hotel serving delicious homemade Andalucian tapas. There are also plenty of gourmet eateries, tapas bars and family-run hubs in the surrounding area, so you’ll never be short of tasty dishes to sample.
In the mornings, a delicious buffet breakfast is served in the central courtyard, where you can fuel your day with cheeses, meats, breads and freshly squeezed orange juice among other tasty delights. The hotel are very happy to cater to gluten-free needs.
With only 15 rooms, much love and care has been put into individually decorating each in a traditional style. Features include cool tiled floors, beautifully carved or painted wooden furniture, big comfy beds and Kilim rugs, not to mention items that you can purchase to take home. In line with the hotel’s traditional style, each room has been named after significant local figures, creating a truly authentic Andalusian ambience.
In the summer, the rooftop terrace provides the perfect spot to soak up the southern sun. Of course, you can never have too much TLC, so after a day’s sunbathing, hop into the hot tub or enjoy a pampering massage.
Beyond the hotel walls, there is plenty to keep you busy. A 20-minute walk will take you to the centre of town, and the Macarena neighbourhood itself is is home to a bounty of tapas bars and restaurants. For the inside scoop, ask the staff for their recommendations, who will be more than happy to share their local wisdom.