After a whirlwind weekend in Rome, Luna and I hopped on a plane and headed to southern Spain. Our first stop was Sevilla—a city known for its sunshine, tapas, and flamenco dancing—where we spent two nights in the elegant and wonderful Corral del Rey, which quickly became one of my top five favorite places I’ve stayed in the past three years of travel (alongside such gems as Playa Escondida and that perfect Parma B&B).
Corral del Rey is a restored 17th-century Palacio and it feels like stepping into another world. The ceilings are sweepingly high with dark wooden beams across them. The furnishings are elegant and tasteful and light, making the room feel large and airy. The bed is wonderfully comfortable. And the staff are helpful, attentive, kind, and always smiling.
One night I even chose to stay in instead of exploring more of Sevilla because I couldn’t resist a long soak in the giant tub with a fizzy lemon beverage (after which I climbed into the bed with my book and fell into a deep, long, and much-needed sleep.
The hotel also has a pretty little restaurant and bar and a rooftop plunge pool (though it was too chilly for that during my own visit) and terrace. The turndown service was lovely (and resulted in some of the best chocolates I’ve ever tasted). And the whole experience felt like a breath of fresh air, a perfect way to kick off my time in Spain.
In other words (and I don’t say this often), you should go. Book yourself a room. Snuggle up in the giant bed. End your days with turndown chocolates. Soak in a giant tub. And lounge on a Sevilla rooftop with a glass of wine in hand.
For more photos, visit Corral del Rey’s website.
All my gratitude goes to Corral del Rey for the complementary stay. As always, opinions, compliments, and photos above are my own.
Going to Spain? Grab a copy of my Barcelona guide: Barcelona: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In.
Planning a trip to Europe? You can see all the beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in here.