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
This hotel was recommended by our travel agent, whose opinion I always trust. I had done some preliminary research on Trip Advisor and wasn't quite sure what to expect as the reviews seem to vary widely. I have to admit that upon arrival I wasn't wowed. We had come from 4/5 star hotels in Barcelona and Madrid, so upon arrival I was a little...concerned. The reception area is fine but nothing fancy. Our rooms were spacious but beds not particularly comfortable and very odd bathtub/shower combo in the middle of the bathroom with no enclosure. My 3 teenagers were sharing a deluxe room with extra bed, which was essentially a rollaway that was not comfortable at all (in all fairness, rollaways are not comfortable in general). However, despite some nit-picking, this hotel is a lovely place to stay in Sevilla. It is indeed a boutique hotel with lots of charm. The staff was wonderful and always available to help, give directions or recommendations. Because there is no dedicated computer to use for airline pre-check, the front desk willingly let me use their computer to print my boarding passes. My husband and I were comfortable in our spacious room with ample closet space. As others have noted, this is an older building that is not particularly sound-proofed. My teenagers were in the room above us and we could hear them clomping around.
Location was really great. At first I felt like it was a bit too far from central Cathedral area, but after walking around we discovered new areas every time which was fun. After 3 days we could finally make our way around comfortably, but it's definitely a challenge in the old city which is part of the charm. Every evening when we came home there were lanterns with lighted candles along the walkways - so beautiful. And the rooftop area is lovely - we spent an afternoon there sunning and swimming, and of course having delicious sangria. Breakfast was good but not as fantastic as other places we stayed in Spain. Although I'm not over the top about Las Casas, I would still recommend it to friends heading to Sevilla. I would definitely chose it over larger "chain" hotels in the area.
Super located Hotel ten minutes away from the city historic centre - looking like a hacienda - very pretty - four star but of high quality. Rooms nicely sized and include everything required. Breakfast great. Services include garage, which was very useful in the narrow streets of Seville. Surely will be back again.
This has to be one of the best hotels that we have stayed in. Every aspect from the location to the exceptional staff, the cleanliness, the ambience is just perfect.
If you stay there, make sure you make a reservation for one of the flamenco nights held in the Azahar dining room. .
This is a really lovely hotel, beautifully decorated and with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. On arrival, we were issued with a decent map and advised on walking routes. We were also directed towards a couple of excellent restaurants to try tapas. Our room was comfortable with good air conditioning and a very large bath! It was a bit difficult to climb in and out of it so it might not suit everyone but it was a novelty. Breakfast was very good indeed. There are several attractive common areas in which to sit and have a drink or relax. We didn’t try the pool because it was a bit hot for us on the rooftop but it looked good. I do not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
Our room was okay with minimal AC but with a very big bath tub! There was a pool on the top of the hotel. The location was good. You could walk pretty much everywhere. The staff was not as cordial or helpful as they could have been. The food in the hotel was expensive. They have a garage and they parked our car which was also expensive. You don't need a car in Seville at all!