Corral del Rey in the heart of Seville´s wonderful old quarter Barrio Alfalfa is just a short walk from the Santa Maria Cathedral. The original 17th Century Casa Palacio has been beautifully restored and into the small private luxury hotel it is today.

With lovely architectural details such as the atrium patio, Roman marble columns and the original wooden carved beams this makes a great base for exploring the wonders of Seville. It´s a particular favourite of the chef Rick Stein who recommends Casa Matias near Plaza de Toros an authentic Flamenco bar and the El Pes Quero, a fish restaurant in the Mercado del Arenal district.