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El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   c/ Lope de Rueda, 14 | Barrio de Santa Cruz, 41004 Seville, Spain (Casco Antiguo)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 170 hotels in Seville
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“Great Hotel but not easy to find!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed one night at the hotel on a brief visit to Seville and quite enjoyed the visit albeit that we chose a disappointingly wet time to visit one of Spain's loveliest cities. Also, We failed properly to digest the "how to find us" instructions and as a result spent the best part of an hour trying to identify the location of the hotel, which is not at all accessible by car or taxi. So my advice is to pay particular attention to the instructions that are available on how to locate the hotel.

That matter aside, our stay was fine, though we found breakfast a little disappointing, with just one member of staff seemingly responsible for its production and service. I'd have to conclude that, given the massive choice of hotels in the vicinity, travellers might alternative establishments offering better value. I chose the El Rey because its favourable reviews on Trip Advisor but I'm a little hard pushed to understand how it got such strong endorsements.

Room Tip: The rooms are located off a central courtyard and all, I imagine are well maintained and appointed
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for your lines. We hope to see you soon aorund Sevilla
Best regards,
Manuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This was the first hotel we stayed at during our 2013 Spain trip, and we could not have been happier! The hotel has a wonderful central "plaza" area. Even though it rained during much of our stay, it was still beautiful to look at every morning. The was helpful and friendly and went above and beyond to help us out. The location is awesome and walking distance to some very beautiful churches and restaurants. And the biggest plus, the beds are VERY comfortable compared to most of the other hotels we stayed at in Spain. It was nice to have after a long day of travel. The rooms were very well decorated and each room has a small television (though we couldn't figure out how to get anything but some Spanish pop music special).

If you're traveling by car you won't be able to drive right up to this hotel since it is tucked away a bit. Arriving by taxi you might feel like they're dropping you off in some random (but safe) place, but they should be able to point you in the right direction. There is an underground parking lot not too far away from the hotel that we used on our last night in Seville, but if memory serves it was around 21 euros per night.

For those of you traveling on a budget, the complimentary breakfast here is one of the best we had in Spain. They had a self-serve coffee / espresso machine, donuts, cheeses, eggs, sausage, all kinds of rolls, and the list goes on. In the evening they also have a full menu at very reasonable prices, and the food was really good!

Room Tip: Rooms on the inside are pretty quiet, but I can imagine that during peak season it might get kind lf...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear friend,
Thank you for your review! Yes, the nearest parking car is "Cano y Cueto" +- 5 minutes walking from the hotel.
We hope to see you soon again
Best regards,
Manuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Absolutely adore this hotel. The location couldn't be better - mere minutes walking from shops, bars, cafes, the cathedral and alcazar and the Murillo Gardens. The rooms were clean and cute - bathroom space very generous. What I really love about this hotel is all the extras - free wifi throughout (which works), water on every floor and in your room, nice toiletries (more than most hotels), free bikes, the rooftop, the jacuzzi, included breakfast.

The staff is also incredible. I had planned my trip rather last minute and hadn't had the time to research how to get everywhere I wanted to go. The front desk staff helped me with train schedules and how to get to the station and back and also made terrific recommendations on what to see and do in Seville as well as Cordoba and Granada. They also had wonderful recos for where to eat. I can't say enough good things about the staff.

I didn't find it all that hard to find. The taxi drops you off in a little square and you go right and keep walking around till you reach the hotel on the left. I love that it is quiet and close to shops. We stayed in casa 27 and it was tucked away from the courtyard and elevator and was very nice.

I found the breakfast perfectly fine. Lots of different breads, meats, cheeses. They had yogurt, cereal, hard boiled and fried eggs as well as a few other hot plates. They also had many packaged choices like pastries and donuts. The highlight was certainly the fresh squeezed orange juice.

Seville is lovely as is the El Rey Moro - we will be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear friend,
Thank you very much for your review!! We are glad you had a fantastic stay with us!
We hope to see you soon
Best regards,
Manuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed last week for two nights & think it's a very cute boutique hotel with lots of character and charm. We stayed in Casa 29 on the rooftop, it's a very pretty room with spacious bathroom, small hallway with gorgeous furniture and a reasonable sized double room. If you're over 6ft you may find the ceilings a bit low but it wasn't an issue for me. The bed was soft & appeared to have a dip in the middle (could be two beds pushed together) but we were so exhausted after walking the beautiful areas nearby that it didn't bother us. That said there is a fair amount of noise during the night with local bar deliveries, bin collections etc so light sleepers be warned - you will be awoken but that's not the hotel's fault. The bathroom toiletries were plentiful & replenished each day; the free cold water bottles on every floor were a nice touch.and it's a short, meandering walk to the cathedral/alcazabar. The hotel is in a very narrow street but that just adds to the charm & sense of romance in the historic Barrio Santa Cruz. The free bikes are a bonus, the central terrace very charming and overall the hotel is really good value for location etc. Our only problem was with the wifi which continuously dropped after a couple of minutes BUT considering the beauty outside the room I wouldn't let that put me off!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you so much for your review!!Our breakfast always improve to give you the best, we are glad you had a great stay with us.
Best regards,
Manuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The hotel is tucked away down a very narrow street. The receptionist was very helpful and efficient. One then walks through to the lovely courtyard and up the stairs to the rooms which open out onto the balcony. The room was attractive with Moorish furniture and tiles and the bathroom was more than adequate with lots of items such as sewing and dental kits, they seem to have thought of every thing. Every thing is fresh and clean. In the library there is a computer and bottles of free water in a small fridge.

Star of the breakfast is the orange juice which is squeezed before your eyes. The selection for continental breakfast was good with cooked meats and cheese, fruit salad and a variety of baked goods, the almond cake is particularly delicious. Coffee is from a machine but is strong and you can top it up with hot milk.

We ate in the restaurant in the evening and although it lacked atmosphere the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Casa 14 seems to be the only room which doesn't have a table and chairs outside.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear friend,
Thank you for your review!! We hope to see you soon again
Best wishes,
Manuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

-close to sites, but is somewhat hard to find with Sevilla's winding streets
-small room
-clean, comfortable rooms
-free breakfast as long as you book direct
-hotelier can help book flamenco show at a very close place
-great overall value
-terrace is beautiful
-jacuuzi is a nice touch

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for your lines. We hope you enjoy your stay with us! We are looking forward to see you in Sevilla
Best regards,
Manuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Looking for a convenient, comfortable, and very clean accommodation with an authentic Spanish feel, than the El Rey Moro should be a location you consider. Located ideally for walking to all the main attractions around the center of Seville the hotel is nestled on a street reminiscent of old Europe. We choose to take a cab from the airport (recommended). The street where the hotel is located is too narrow for the auto traffic so it’s a short pleasant walk from where the cab drops you off. We had room 25 on the second floor facing the center courtyard. The courtyard has a warm comfortable feel more reminiscent of a home than a hotel.
Our room was larger than expected with a beautiful updated bathroom- really hard to beat for the price.
The Hotel location allows for lots of spontaneous activity because you can walk to anywhere then return and change or rest between venues without a lot of effort.
The desk managers are both cooperative and helpful with suggestions about the best local flamenco and some restaurants.
Breakfast can be included in your package or added per day depending on your arrangement. The restaurant is located in the lower level. Seville has lots to offer just outside your door so If you can, I suggest discovering the little cafés in the area for a quick stop in the morning. The breakfast served at the hotel is very basic and lots of items are packaged goods.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, rooms facing the inner courtyard are quieter. The south facing courtyard...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El-Rey-Moro, Guest Relations Manager at El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear friend,
Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a great stay with us
We hope to see you soon!
Best regards,
Manuela
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Address: c/ Lope de Rueda, 14 | Barrio de Santa Cruz, 41004 Seville, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville > Casco Antiguo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Seville
#8 Romantic Hotel in Seville
#12 Business Hotel in Seville
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Hotel Class:3 star — El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique 3*
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