Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Boutique Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great hotel, excellent service, beautifully docorated unique rooms. About 15blks N of core but that means quieter too. Within 2 blks of major bus stop, taxi stand stand, and bike rental shop. Very nice breakfast and staff on site is quite helpful. Highly recommend!
We stayed for six nights at the charming Alcoba del Rey, and used the tiny parking garage for a very reasonable additional fee. I have rarely had a more helpful or welcoming hotel staff. Employees went out of their way to be helpful, recommending walking routes and combination entrance tickets, giving us tips, feeding us very well, and helping us into and out of the parking space. It was lovely. I also enjoyed being in the Macarena area of Seville, which has an appealing authenticity. The river is a short walk for evening strolls. Don't miss Rosita's next door for dinner!
Character filled Moroccan feel hotel with amazing staff and surprising food and wine at their cafe. A bit of a walk to the old town but we enjoy the exercise. The hotel is accessed via a small street not far from the river which is great to run or walk along. The rooms are good size with opening windows and good aircon if you want it. The bathrooms need updating but are ok. There is a charming small central courtyard with lounge chairs etc. I would say this is a 3 star hotel with 4 star service and cafe. Highly recommended if you like quirky and value.
My family (husband, baby, and myself) loved our stay at the Alcoba del Rey. The hotel is worth lots of pictures as the inside decor in the lobby and rooms is really neat. Lots of attention to detail. As far as our stay here's what mattered most to us: very clean, comfortable bed, staff spoke good English and was very helpful, had a crib made up and ready for us, breakfast was good and included, good shower. The only potential drawback is the location. This is not in the heart of all the main Sevilla sights. It is next to the Macarena church though. For us this wasn't an issue. It's a fifteen minute walk to the center of town or there's a bus stop right outside and staff helped with which bus, how much, timetables, etc. So if you don't mind a nice walk or short bus ride then you're set. If you want to step outside your door and be in the thick of it this isn't the hotel for you.
We spent three nights at the hotel, arriving very late on a Friday night (around midnight). The staff welcomed us and showed us to our room. As a plus, the person at the desk spoke both Italian and English very well. The atmosphere in the hotel is very relaxed, and the lounge area and seating area allowed us to kick back and relax during our stay between visiting the town and going out for dinner. The room (Aben Baso) is very cozy, and the low-level lights were very relaxing after a long trip. Needless to say, slept very well. Only small issue, the paint in the bathroom could do with some freshening up, but we both enjoyed the nice spacious shower and the fact that we each had our sink and mirror (my wife most of all). A typically Spanish breakfast of cold cuts, cheese, breads, etc. is served in the adjacent Rincon de Rosita. And if you would like a warm dish, scrambled eggs can be ordered. The hotel is a good 30 minutes walk away from the touristic area, but the walk is pleasant. And there is an interesting site in the Iglesia de la Macarena, just next to it. Being away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist sites it means you also have a quieter night. Overall we had a very good stay.
Interesting place to stay. Not pretentious or glamorous. The handmade items in the room were beautiful and the I was most impressed with the bathroom interior. Very beautiful. The room wasn't as luxurious as I was expecting but for the average price of a room I didn't think it was too bad for value for money. I'd prefer to stay there than a standard bland hotel for the same price, certainly. They use a fragrance in the rooms which is most pleasant and is not something you would experience elsewhere! Room service was great. The lady at reception was very welcoming and helpful and the hotel ethos is admirable. They make a point of making all nationalities feel welcome and included, which was evident from the way the lady handled my arrival. We spoke in French (bizarre as it is Spain) but then when she learned that I was English was very happy to try and speak in English too. I found this very accepting and welcoming. Breakfast was good with lots of fresh fruit and bread. There were also other things available, as you'd expect, such as chorizo, cheese, tomato, and pastries. The breakfast presentation is quirky and the room is interesting. My main problem with this hotel was that the night I stayed the restaurant was closed. It is closed Sunday afternoon and Monday on a weekly basis. I hadn't realised that. Therefore I ended up going across the road to buy some snacks from Carrefour as I was too tired to walk down the road in area I didn't know to try and look for some - apparently very good - places to eat. The area is not very touristic and more local. If you're looking for plush, the area the hotel is in, is not it. However, if you're looking for authenticity and character and experience, this is definitely the hotel for you.
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.
My husband & I recently stayed at the Alcoba. We'd initially booked for the marathon but because of injury it ended up being a wonderful romantic break. The decor is as pictured in a Moorish style. The room was beautiful & really felt like an oasis with touches like a gorgeous rain style shower, an incense menu, and gorgeous smelling toiletries. The location of the hotel was great as it was an easy walk (20-30 minutes) to a lot of the sights and tapas bars. The service was warm and we felt looked after. Breakfast is served in the restaurant next door and was a very generous spread with fresh orange juice & excellent coffee. The only let down was that the toilet was not as private as I would prefer being partitioned by a decorative screen. Although for another break in Seville I'd happily book again.
beautiful hotel, full of character and with excellent service. added bonus was an escalator, not always available in an old building. breakfast was a buffet of cheeses, meats and omelettes and breads, all fresh and delicious.
Thanks to @Alicia for this nice appartment really awesome view of old town. we really enjoyed our stay there everything is just in walking distance. Want to come back again. And @alicia ur always welcome in Lisboa.
- Close to Museum of Fine Arts
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Casco Antiguo within a mile (2 km) of Museum of Fine Arts, Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Boutique Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Alcazar. This 15-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a spa tub and a rooftop terrace. Located centrally in Seville, it's also close to Seville Cathedral and Plaza de Espana.
Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
All of Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Boutique Hotel's 15 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, safes, and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include hair dryers and desks.
Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Boutique Hotel features a spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for EUR 16 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 431 reviews