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Tucked away on a quiet, narrow street in Seville’s Alfalfa neighbourhood, this former 17th-century palacio has been painstakingly restored into a lovely boutique hotel. As befits the city’s heritage, there’s a touch of the Marrakech riad to Corral del Rey, with a warm-hued décor complemented by magnificent Roman marble columns. Moroccan-style furnishings are set off beautifully by beamed ceilings, arched doorways, and intricate, antique carved wooden detailing. Throughout the main house and the two annexes across the street, works of contemporary art add an intriguing and stylish detail.
A simple continental breakfast is served in the mornings with plenty of extras available, should you so choose. Later in the day, tuck into some tapas alongside a handcrafted cocktail or some Spanish wine at the hotel bar, an atmospheric spot with its original vaulted wooden ceiling. You can also enjoy drinks on the rooftop terrace - bliss.
No trip to Seville would be complete without savouring the city's famous tapas. Be sure to ask the hotel staff for their recommendations - it's the best way to find authentic, delicious food.
With just 17 rooms, the hotel has put much care and attention into individually designing each. While they come up in different shapes and sizes, and are split across the main building and an annex across the way, most feature sleek limestone and marble bathrooms, dark wood furnishings and Moroccan-style décor. Some also have gorgeous patterned headboards and quirky artwork with one of the pricier suites boasting it's own private plunge pool.
The hotel’s sun-kissed rooftop mirador is the perfect spot to sit back with a glass of something local and admire Seville stretched out before you; the views of the Cathedral’s tower are particularly special. There’s a small plunge pool to splash into when you’re feeling the summer heat. If you’re feeling lazy, pop along to the annexe across the street where you’ll find a sitting room filled with comfortable sofas, a library and an honesty bar.
Once you’ve had your r&r, head out and explore Seville. The Cathedral, built on the site of a former mosque, is just a short stroll away and is a wonderful example of the city’s kaleidoscopic history, incorporating many of the mosque’s original features and design. Further along, you’ll find the jaw-dropping Royal Alcazar Palace, one of the finest examples of Mudéjar architecture in the city, surrounded by wonderfully lush gardens. In the evening, a flamenco-show is a must. The Museo del Baile Flamenco, on the next street along, is an excellent venue for shows. Pre-booking is essential, and the helpful hotel staff can assist.