Seville has more expensive hotels and I am sure more modern hotels. I know there are cheaper hotels as well. Alcoba del Rey is a good middle ground for people looking for access to all Seville has to offer along with moderate expense and comfortable place to use as tourist central.
As the picture shows, the hotel is more like a riyad than a classic hotel. The Moorish influence is everywhere in the design and accompaniments. We like the North African design so the ambiance just added to our delight being in Seville.
The stop for the circular buses is literally across the street, making it easy to access the sights. The Feria market and Metropol Parasol at Plaza de la Encarnacion, which has a covered market, are within easy walking distance. In fact, walking to centre is easy from the hotel. Recommend the markets to buy ham, cheese and other things you might bring home.
Rincon La Rosita - a tapas bar - is part of the hotel. It well rated by Tripadvisor and other agencies. Breakfast buffet is both good and adequate, if not a little redundant. However, the area has tons of great tapas bars and restaurants. Do not leave Seville without going to conTenedor restaurant (see review). It is outstanding.
Let's be clear, Alcoba del Rey is not a business hotel. The room is small, has little storage space, a barely adequate desk and very poor lighting. On the other hand, if you are OK with living mostly out of your suitcase (one small wardroom with open shelves and minimum hanging space), then the good service and charm will overwhelm you.
The bed in the superior room has a large mattress that is firm and comfortable. The poster bed has a canopy that you need to fold up to get reading light in bed. The bathroom has two basins, a large tub and an open shower. If the toilet was any nearer the window, your feet would dangle over the edge of the sill. It is negotiable, however.
The open shower is strong but be prepared for everything to get wet next to tub because it is open. The water is hot.
Spain is famous for not providing a kettle in the room, but if you ask, the hotel will provide one.
Overall, the kind service, with attention to detail, along with the style, comfort, price and location make Alcoba del Rey a good choice people wanting something with more ambiance than a classic hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Andalusian legacy is still prevalent in Seville. Our hotel, Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla, is located next to the Basilica de la Macarena, which keeps the Virgin Mary of Macarena, in the same house where, according to the legend, the poet king of Seville Al-mutamid hid his impetuous love for the washerwoman Rumaykiyya from his father.To face modern life stress, in our hotel you will find peace, calm, serenity, tranquility, relax and rest for your body… and your soul.We invite you to time travel: go back to the Andalusian period, a time full of colors and emotions when Seville (Isbiliyya) was the cradle of Western and Eastern cultures, arts and scientific knowledge, thanks to the contact and fusion of three different cultures: Jewish, Muslims and Christians.You will be surprised by our colorful and impeccable decoration! But we have a bigger surprise for all of our guests. We are a hotel-boutique and every piece of furniture in the rooms and the hotel is on sale. You can buy pictures, lamps, headboards, canopy beds, chairs, curtains, bathroom fittings… everything you want! We are continuously innovating!A wonderful terrace with a Chill Out Lounge will make you enjoy spring and summer nights as well as you can have lovely sunbathings and freely use our outdoor jacuzzi.And the last surprise!!! The best tapas and andalusian food can be tasted in our restaurant, managed by our famous chef Rosita. She will personally serve you the best tapas you can ever eat ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alcoba Del Rey De Sevilla Hotel Seville