Sacristia de Santa Ana
Located on the trendy square of Alameda de Hércules, this elegant converted mansion features delightfully furnished accommodation off a cool, spacious internal courtyard. Lovingly restored from a crumbling state, its high-ceilinged rooms have great views over the lively Alameda and provide an excellent base from which to hang out in its coolest nightspots. Overall, the style is traditional but not stuffy: bedrooms are airy and filled with natural light from beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. All the mod cons are present – TV, free wifi – and breakfast is included in the price. If you want refined, luxurious accommodation in a bohemian, trendy environment, Sacristia is unbeatable.
Hotel Casas del Rey de Baeza
Hidden in one of the implausibly narrow streets of Seville’s former Jewish quarter, Santa Cruz, is one of the city’s smartest boutique hotels. Rey de Baeza offers a luxurious environment in which to pamper yourself and escape from the heat and activity of central Seville, while keeping all the city’s main attractions on your doorstep: the mighty Gothic cathedral and Moorish Alcazar palace are both a ten-minute walk away. Some luxury packages are on offer if you’re staying in this elegant converted mansion, including a Bodyna massage and relaxation experience, Iberian ham tasting, and private tours around Santa Cruz’s superb Flamenco museum, followed by admittance to one of its shows.
Hotel Casa del Rey Baeza, 2 Plaza Jesús de la Redención, Seville 0034 954 56 14 96
Like the beautiful Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park that are a few minutes’ walk away, this charming, whitewashed building was constructed for Seville’s hosting of the Ibero-American World Fair in 1929. Now, it offers modern luxury in a smart residential quarter of Seville, about a 15-minute stroll from the city’s main historical attractions. This is an exclusive hotel, with just seven rooms, smartly decorated in white and dark orange – and by the privacy of its super-cool Zen terrace, which is entirely covered with slim white panels slanting around it at different angles. A bar, restaurant and beautiful sun terrace complete the luxury offering.
Hotel Holos, 8 Calle Uruguay, Seville, Spain 0034 954 29 60 69
If you’re looking for a quirky and luxurious boutique hotel right in the heart of Seville’s old town, Amadeus takes some beating. As its name suggests, classical music is the theme in this converted 18th-century palace: you can enjoy a dose of high culture by taking a CD out of its extensive library to listen to, or even try making your own music on one of the several instruments available for guests to play in a soundproofed room. As if this weren’t cool enough, the rooftop terrace is something a little bit special: you feel close enough to the cathedral’s iconic Giralda bell tower that you could reach out and touch it, as you lounge around by the plunge pool with a glass of the hotel’s signature orange wine.
Hotel Amadeus, 6 Calle Farnesio, Seville, Spain 0034 954 50 14 43
The traditional blends effortlessly with the chic and contemporary in one of the best known boutique hotels in the Andalusian capital. A classic interior design defines the rooms, which feature beautiful exposed brickwork alongside the most modern fittings and amenities; indeed, the top-end suites even have their own jacuzzis. The hotel’s 33 rooms are all located off an airy, light-flooded central courtyard in the traditional Andalusian style and a lovely roof terrace offers views over the cathedral and the romantic old Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, both on your doorstep. Complementary afternoon tea is available, as are in-house hairdressing and babysitting services.
Hotel Casa 1800, 6 Calle Rodrigo Caro, Seville, Spain 0034 954 56 18 00
El Rey Moro
Not content to be one of Seville’s most attractive and centrally located boutique hotels, Rey Moro also acts as kind of concierge to its guests. Included in the price of your uniquely decorated bedroom (singles, doubles and suites available), you receive a welcome drink, a three-hour tour of the the city, and a free bicycle on which to enjoy your own exploring. You can also take your pet along, provided you let the hotel know in advance. A bar and restaurant and stunning rooftop terrace with jacuzzi complete the line-up at El Rey Moro, a hotel that offers one of the most comprehensive accommodation packages in Seville.
Hotel El Rey Moro, 8 Calle Reinoso, Seville, Spain 0034 954 56 34 68