Seville, the largest city in southern Spain, is famous for its wonderful architecture and historical sites. This iconic aesthetic extends into many of the city’s best hotels, meaning that whatever your budget, you can stay in true Seville style.
Hotel Las Casas de El Arenal
Hotel, Boutique Hotel
4.7/5 (645 Reviews)
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Set on a cobbled, tree-lined lane in the centre of Seville, Las Casas de El Arenal combines two former homes dating from the 18th century – back when the city was a prosperous port. Much of the interior alludes to this era, with sumptuous fabrics, period furniture and antique etchings of old Seville. Modern tech takes the form of loaner tablets for guests, and why not upgrade to a room with a jacuzzi tub for a treat?
A pair of serene plant-filled courtyards with pillared arches offer a window into the 16th-century birth of the building. Moorish touches intermingle with more traditionally Spanish decor, adding to a sense of combined heritage that continues throughout the rooms. A location on the edge of the old town means easy access to numerous historical sites, including the nearby Casa de Pilatos, a beautiful palace with photogenic patios and gardens.
Crushed velvet couches, cut-glass chandeliers, gilt-framed artworks – when it comes to timeless elegance, Casa 1800 has it in spades. All this traditional refinement, however, is artfully balanced with contemporary style resulting in a superb marriage of the two. Set on the edge of the old Jewish quarter, this converted two-centuries-old mansion is also a mere amble from both the Real Alcázar and cathedral; views of the latter can be enjoyed from a sunny rooftop pool.
It’s very much a family affair at this converted 18th-century mansion, with members of the Pazos clan running every aspect of this boutique hotel. There’s a creative mélange of original features – busily patterned tiles; swirly wrought iron, scalloped windows – with modern touches and exotic flourishes providing an eclectic feel. You can opt to take breakfast on the cathedral-view terrace, or explore the myriad of options on your doorstep – the location could hardly be more central.
A rather sombre facade belies the fabulous abundance of light and colour within. A stained-glass skylight crowns a magnificently restored central space, while herringbone floors and contemporary design make guest rooms in which you’ll want to linger. A super-central setting puts Casco Antiguo on your doorstep and, if you’re visiting over the warmer seasons, be sure to hit the rooftop for a dip in the pool.
This modest but undeniably charming hotel is housed in a corner building overlooking the Alameda de Hércules, a leafy boulevard lined with eateries and bars. The hotel terrace restaurant forms part of the buzzy vibe of the plaza and is a great spot to soak up the atmosphere while sampling an excellent menu of global cuisine. If you’d rather be away from the crowds, a cute rooftop bar opens whenever weather allows.
This luxurious hotel is situated just a short distance from the cathedral and the Real Alcázar, which makes it perfect for those visiting the city. The building was built in 1929 and has retained plenty of the original character despite being renovated in 2012. The hotel consists of 151 rooms decorated in varying styles, from the Castilian era to the Moorish era. Traditional styles are crossed with modern decor, throughout, with original features such as an inner courtyard decorated with Corinthian columns and marble medallions depicting famous Spaniards. Expect five-star standards and service.
As the name suggests, Hotel Amadeus is based around the theme of music, there are even instruments dotted throughout the interior that guests are welcome to pick up and play. Located in the heart of the city, it is convenient for business and leisure, although the atmosphere leans more towards the latter. Rooms are decorated in a traditional Spanish style, but service is up to date and professional, providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The terrace has a pool and a wonderful view of the city including the cathedral – the perfect spot for guests to enjoy breakfast and relax.
Situated in La Alameda de Hércules in the historical quarter of Seville, Hotel Sacristía de Santa Ana is only a short walk from the city centre. Its location is perfect for guests who wish to remain close to the centre but not at its heart. Found within a former 18th-century vestry, the hotel fits right in with the baroque and avant-garde style of the surrounding buildings. The building provides plenty of character with a hospitable and comforting ambiance in the 24 rooms. The staff are always on hand to help guests with any enquiries.
Decorated in Moorish and Arabic styles, Hotel Alcoba del Rey provides guests with a traditional feel. Located just outside the heart of Seville, the hotel’s atmosphere is relaxed and calm – you can get into town by taking public transport or walking. It is the perfect location for those wishing to stay just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The hotel also consists of a bar and restaurant with a wonderful breakfast served to guests in the morning, and is located right next door to the beautiful Basilica de Macarena.
Situated within a stately home from the early 20th century, Hotel Sevilla is full of character and personality. Interiors belie the classic exterior with a modern design, including a beautiful inner garden. The location is perfect as Hotel Sevilla is located only a short distance from the historic city centre with public transport available to guests, although visitors may find it just as easy to walk. There are a number of buzzy bars and restaurants nearby.
Centrally located near the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, Hotel Palacio de Vallapanés is a convenient stay for all travellers. Built in the 18th century and home to Manuel Lopez Pintado, the building provides guests with an air of elegance and sophistication. Despite renovations, the hotel has retained much of its original charm in the baroque decor, such as beautiful high ceilings with marble and stone arches and columns. With a pretty patio and efficient, friendly service, this is a welcome haven in the centre of Seville.
This hotel is very popular among visitors for its helpful staff and modern decor. The hotel provides a relaxing atmosphere which is perfect for guests who are spending the majority of time visiting the tourist spots and busy city centre. Doña Maria also has a rooftop pool where guests can relax and unwind after a busy day. However, it is the view from this hotel which is its most enchanting feature. Situated in extremely close proximity to the cathedral, this hotel offers an amazing view of this attraction with many guests choosing to admire the cathedral at night from the hotel terrace.
Just a 10-minute walk from the main sights of the city centre, Hotel Monte Carmelo is in the perfect location. Decor won’t win any design awards, but it is fairly modern with bright, well-sized bedrooms. The hotel serves a good breakfast buffet to set you up for a day of sightseeing, and has an ambient bar to welcome you back. With its reasonable prices and good staff, it’s no surprise that this is a popular spot.
Situated in the heart of the city, Hotel Las Casas de La Judería consists of 27 houses joined by various passageways and paths. It’s a unique venue, and also a relaxing one. The hotel is almost like a little town in the heart of Seville and can transport you back in time with its traditional decor and historic surroundings. The hotel is decorated with an array of antiques, Roman statues and pedestals with rooms styled in the classical and baroque styles. There are a number of modern features, too such as a bar, a television and a communal telephone.
EME Catedral Hotel has been renovated from 14 Sevillian style houses dating back to the 16th century. The extent of the restorations means that there is plenty of room within the hotel. As well as 60 modern furnished bedrooms, the hotel is home to a swimming pool, cocktails bars and even seven restaurants. However, the view is the most spectacular part of this stay. Situated right in front of the cathedral, this hotel provides a marvellous view and it’s highly recommended that guests walk onto the terrace to look over the cathedral.