A member of the Spanish Hospes chain of hotels, the Casa del Rey del Baeza is a charming establishment with 41 rooms, including 5 suites, all of which are housed in a two-storey 18th-Century building with two lifts, built around two small courtyards.
The hotel opened in 2001 and was renovated in 2008, and unlike the majority of hotels where the pool closes from November to March, the ideally-located rectangular rooftop pool here is open all year round, from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Surrounded by a wooden solarium terrace complete with a stylish shower, white-cushioned deckchairs and white canvas parasols, the pool also incorporates a series of hydromassage jets. Needless to say, the views over Seville, and particularly the cathedral and the Giralda, are superb. There is also a bar where guests can relax with a drink on a comfortable and stylish sofa. Baskets containing apples and oranges are dotted around the hotel for guests to help themselves.
For a slightly more formal setup, though, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served either on the terrace or on the wrought iron tables and chairs down in the charming large-cobbled courtyard, where the blue-painted beams and balustrades, supported by authentic Roman columns, contrast with the white-washed walls.
The hotel hides an abundance of small, cosy and superbly-decorated rooms, including a lounge with a fireplace, a games room and a library, complete with a comfortable wooden reading chair, a bird-cage and a few green apples and oranges to enjoy (Seville is, after all, the city of oranges!). Outside, a wander around the hotel's courtyards and gardens will soon lead you to the small and extremely enchanting exterior courtyard, where you'll find a beautiful orange tree and ivy-clad walls.