Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza
What We Love
- Stunning restoration of an exquisite 18th-century townhouse
- Three sunny courtyards for grabbing a drink or reading a book from the library
- The rooftop terrace has a pool
- The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Seville cathedral
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Parking is available for an additional $23 per day
- Dreamer rooms are quite small (from 161 square feet)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a quiet corner of Seville’s old town, Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is a grand 18th-century manor house turned boutique retreat with a classic Andalusian façade. The interiors have a cool modern vibe with smooth stone floors, whitewashed walls and chunky leather sofas. Arranged around a magnificent central courtyard, the 41 rooms and suites are spacious and airy, with cast-iron beds, slate floors and soft lighting throughout. The blond wood and marble bathrooms are understatedly chic. Sip wine and feast on tapas at the rooftop pool and bar or sample modern local cuisine at Azahar, a rustic restaurant nestled in a 13th-century wing of the hotel. After a day exploring Seville’s historic streets, grab a book from the stately library and kick back in one of the three sunny courtyards or indulge in a massage or treatment in the rooftop spa cabin.
In the Area
Beyond Seville’s touristy hotspots, discover foot-stomping flamenco at Casa Anselma, a raucous, smoke-filled club close to the Puente de Isabel II. For another Spanish culture fix, head to Museo De Bellas Artes, an art museum housed in a former convent; look out for works by Velázquez, El Greco and Goya. Searching for the best restaurant in Seville? This is the subject of endless debate, but a good contender is Abantal, a contemporary Andalusian joint run by Julio Fernandez, the only Michelin-starred chef in town.
How to Get There
The staff at this hotel were friendly, helpful and very accommodating - I would say the service was the best part of the hotel experience. The room was somewhat small but well air-conditioned, which is very helpful coming in from the Seville heat. One unfortunate moment was finding clumps of hair on the side of the bathtub belonging to a previous guest; it was quite unpleasant. Otherwise, the stay was fine.
We arrived here with our four kids (aged 11-16), having spent time in Barcelona and Madrid. Our rooms - 2, 6 & 9 - were really lovely: spacious, comfortable, great en-suite bathrooms and on the ground floor. The only slight downside was that our room, 2, opened straight onto the internal courtyard where guests ate breakfast and meals so we felt often that we were on view when we opened the door or curtains.
Unfortunately three of us came down with a nasty gastro bug on our first morning and spent the rest of the time ill. Every member of staff was helpful, concerned, caring, asking me how the others were whenever they saw me. They bent over backwards to help, called the doctor and then called the late night local pharmacies for me to track down the medication. They brought us water, spare bedding and towels and when plain rice was all that my daughter could manage they made it for her without any qualms. I can not fault them at all and we were very appreciative of all they did for us.
As for the rest of the hotel, the food was good, though we didn’t eat that much, breakfast was fine but not excellent (avoid the eggs) and the roof top pool was lovely if very hot and busy. The location is good, being only a short walk into town.
For me, the customer service and genuine care all staff showed for us was phenomenal. Should we return to Seville we will definitely stay here.
This hotel will look good on your Instagram and that’s pretty much it.
The hotel clames to be a four star hotel, but I have a hard time understanding where the forth star is coming from. The rooms are average, and very noisy. We could even hear the front door opening and closing every 5 mins, as well as the room above us.
The pool area is very worn down and small. If you want a space, you need to come early. The furnitures are all broken and needs to be replaced.
We just came from another Hospes hotel where we had an amazing stay, so the contrast was big - When I ordered a club sandwich (nb, only food I order at the hotel) and the chicken was precooked and thawed, bacon not fried and bread not prober toasted - small thing maybe, but I believe it’s pretty saying for the attention to detail.
In the positive note, the location is good and central and the staff are super friendly, helping and welcoming. If they had a better place to work with, it’d be a great hotel.