Located only fifteen minutes from Seville airport, Casa Palacio de Carmona is the perfect weekend bolthole. This private home, boutique hotel offers guests the opportunity to explore Carmona and Seville, guided by owner-in-residence and local expert, Felipe Guardiola-Medina and his wife, Reyes. The added luxury of the ‘Palacio’ experience – without the usual hefty price tag (rooms start from 80 Euros per night) – is the insider-access the host shares with all guests. An artist and well-established member of the community, Felipe has a wealth of knowledge about the local area, history and culture and is passionate about sharing his experience, and his home, with visitors.
The New Tapas Bar: an informal dining experience within the house that will also offer tapas making classes. Hop from one deli to the next with the chef, who will guide guests through buying and preparing the perfect ingredients. Choose from chorizo to perfect prawns, taking the local ingredients back to Casa to create tantalising tapas.
(50 Euros per person, for 6 people or more).
This is an intimate setting for private parties: a celebration, special birthday party or New Year’s banquet. As well as individual hotel rooms, Casa Palacio de Carmona is also available for exclusive hire and Felipe – who also runs one of the top catering companies in the area – has played host to Mario Testino, George Lucas and Bruce Webber. Rich in history and ambience, the traditional Moorish grandeur of the building is an unforgettable experience in itself, but add twinkling tea lights set around the enclosed courtyard, whispering ferns, pool and canopy for dancing under the stars, and you have all the ingredients for an Arabian Nights inspired fairytale.
Double room start from £ 80 per night.
/ +34 608 090 803