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I’ve personally inspected all the luxury hotels in Seville. As a matter of fact, you can find some fine luxury hotels, including offerings from top international hotel brands.
Unlike Madrid or Barcelona, which are full of luxury hotels, Seville has a limited number of true luxury (international class) hotels. Fortunately, those that do exist are of a high standard and are very used to receiving international guests. So if you want a little comfort in Seville, have a look at the list below.
Hotel Alfonso XIII: The hotel was built in the late 1920s and today it is one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe, hosting royals and international celebrities. It has 151 rooms with ensuite bathroom, cable TV, air conditioning, mini bar, a small safe and high-speed internet access. If you are looking for classy luxury, this could well be your choice.
EME Catedral Hotel: Boutique hotel with an extraordinary location just a few steps from the cathedral. Its 70 rooms blend cutting-edge design with traditional Moorish and Andalusian elements. The highlight is a stunning rooftop pool terrace with jawdropping views of the Cathedral. Your choice if you are after the most original hotel in Seville.
Palacio de Villapanés: Despite the apparent management effort to keep the hotel veiled to the rest of the world, it is probably the most luxurious 5-star hotel in Seville. From the outside, you can only see the old palace doors. No signs. Apart from the classic patio right at the entrance, there is a modern one at the back of the building, full of plants. But if you are looking for an intimate place to rest and relax, the rooftop spa and pool will suit you best.
Gran Meliá Colón: As soon as you cross the main entrance, you reach a grand stylish lobby called the Albero, as a blink to bullfighters. In fact, albero is the name of the yellow sand used in the bullring. Indulge yourself! First, go to the spa & wellness centre where you can enjoy a massage, jacuzzi, sauna, solarium and its fitness centre. Then, try the bulltail burger at Burladero – the hotel’s tapas bar.
Hotel Mercer: Located in a quiet street of the riverside El Arenal neighborhood, you’re a few minutes away from the bullring, with a buzzing bar scene on your doorstep. The Cathedral is five minutes’ walk, and the shopping area the same distance. The hotel’s style marries a traditional Andalusian casa palacio from the late 19th century with cutting-edge European furnishings. The 12 rooms, divided over two floors, feature huge beds, impressive tech, a Nesspresso coffee machine and a superb bathroom.
Luxury hotels in Seville are pretty much like those you’d find anywhere else in the developed world. They are everything their foreign counterparts are, with superb rooms, excellent onsite restaurants and the one thing that must drive every foreign hotelier mad with envy: an excellent value for money with high quality standards.