Hotels in Seville / Sevilla - Andalucia, Spain
- Andalucia's Capital City by Heather McMillan
hotels - Seville Self-Catering
Think Andalucia, think Seville!
To many people, Seville encompasses all those things that make Andalucia
special. The exuberant, colourful dresses worn at the April Fair, the whitewashed,
characterful streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz, the heady scent of orange
blossom and the emotional sounds of flamenco; all these typify Seville
and are also the very essence of Andalucia.
Seville is the seat of Andalucia’s
government today, and it has always been one of Spain’s most important
cities. In the sixteenth century Seville was the gateway to the Americas.
The treasure ships would sail up the Guadalquivir river to unload their
silver cargo, enriching Seville in the process.
||Even before this time, Seville was
a major city in Moorish Spain, and it is to the Moors that Seville owes
the Giralda tower, which dominates the city. Its ornate top is a later
Renaissance addition to the original Muslim tower, once the minaret of
Seville’s mosque. The mosque itself was replaced by Seville’s monumental
Cathedral. This cathedral was intended to be so large “that everyone, on
beholding it, will take us for madmen”! Today it is the third largest cathedral
in the world after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London.
Few visitors leave Seville without
seeing the Alcazar. This stunning building reminds many of the Alhambra
in Granada but it actually post-dates Muslim rule in Spain. Its exotic
decoration is known as Mudejar –a fusion of Christian and Moorish style.
Built by the appropriately-named King Pedro the Cruel of Castile, its magnificent
rooms were later the headquarters of Spanish expeditions to the New World,
and it still serves as a royal residence from time to time today. The Alcazar’s
beautiful gardens are laid out in the Moorish style and are a wonderful
place to stroll.
On the subject of gardens, there
can be few more impressive in Europe than Seville’s Maria Luisa Park. Formerly
the grounds of the Palacio de San Telmo, these lush green gardens are a
wonderful oasis in which to escape from the summer heat. Exotic palms,
cool streams, shaded paths and many quiet corners in which to sit make
this a perfect refuge after a busy days’s sightseeing. You can also take
a horse-drawn carriage ride around the park, which children adore, just
as they also love a visit to Isla Magica, Andalucia’s largest theme park,
situated on the other bank of the Guadalquivir.
Seville is probably best known among
travellers for two events – the moving processions of Holy Week and the
colourful festivities of the April Fair. Anyone wishing to attend these
events should book well in advance and expect to pay a premium for their
accommodation! During Holy Week, figures of Jesus and the Virgin Mary are
carried through the streets of Seville by hooded members of the 59 brotherhoods
in the city. Each brotherhood has its own image, and the right to carry
the image is highly prized. The images inspire great emotion in the watching
crowds. The mood lightens shortly afterward for the April Fair, a lively
celebration of spring. The visitor can enjoy bullfights, equestrian shows,
and parades of horse-drawn carriages carrying elegant Sevillian women in
beautiful flamenco dresses. Truly a wonderful and memorable introduction
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Santa Justa, Seville
4 star hotel is situated at the intersection of the motorway to Madrid
N-IV and the SE-30; 2 minutes away from Seville´s Congress Centre
(Palacio de Congresos de Sevilla) and 5 minutes from the airport, and Santa
Justa station. You´ll be pleasantly surprised by the luminosity of
its rooms, lounges and facilities. A newly-built AC Hotel, which combines
perfection, comfort and functionality, incorporating new technologies.
The restaurant features a warm atmosphere, spacious and bright rooms, as
well as simplistic decor with a personal touch. We want our guests
to be in good shape to enjoy their stay. We therefore provide a free Fitness
Centre, where you will find Bodybuilding equipment, exercise benches, television
and mini Hi-Fi system.
Ciudad De Sevilla, Seville
To experience the exquisite
combination of early 19th century architectural reminiscence and the modern
elegance, this hotel is an ideal place to stay while visiting the splendid
city of Seville. This property is located in one of the most prestigious
residential areas of Seville, near the famous Avenida de la Palmera.
The AC Ciudad De Sevilla Hotel features 86 air-conditioned guest rooms
that offer maximum comfort for its guests. All the rooms are beautifully
decorated, comfortable and functional as well. Guests can dine at
the on-site La Mejorana Restaurant that offers a typical flavour of traditional
delights. You can also workout in the gymnasium that allows you to
continue your fitness regime throughout your stay and later take a refreshing
dip at the onsite swimming pool.
contemporary Barcelo Gran Hotel Renacimiento is located on the island of
La Cartuja on the banks of the Guadalquivir river in Seville, Spain. The
Isla Magica theme park, Seville's historic Barrio de Santa Cruz quarter,
famous Gold Tower, cathedral, and the palms, orange trees and museums of
Maria Luisa Park are all within 10 kilometres. The Barcelo Gran Hotel Renacimiento
is a modern property occupying three avant-garde asymmetrical towers with
lift access and connecting walkways. Restaurante Jardin offers Andalucian
and international dishes, with a buffet service and a la carte menus.
Breakfast is served daily in Restaurante Colon, which also caters for private
family-run Becquer Hotel is located on a lively street full of bars and
restaurants near the Guadalquivir river in central Seville, Spain. The
hotel is 500 metres from the bullring, Fine Arts Museum and 13th-century
Gold Tower. Seville's cathedral and famous Giralda tower, Plaza de Espana,
old city walls and historic Barrio Santa Cruz district are all within one-
and-a-half kilometres. The Becquer Hotel restaurant serves Mediterranean
and international dishes. The English Bar offers drinks, and features
ironwork gates and antique wood decor. The outdoor pool and sun terrace
offer skyline views of Seville. Guests receive a 20 per cent discount on
all services at the Becquer Hotel Spa, which includes a vitality hydrotherapy
circuit, jetted tub, sauna, steam room and Scottish shower.
Western Hotel Cervantes, Seville
Best Western Hotel Cervantes occupies a typical Andalucian house with an
inner courtyard, in central Seville, Spain. The hotel is 400 metres
from the cathedral and 600 metres from the Reales Alcazares palace and
gardens. Seville's famous Golden Tower, bullring and historic Barrio
Santa Cruz district are within one kilometre. Seville San Pablo Airport
(SVQ) is four kilometres from the hotel. Snacks and drinks are served
in the café-bar. The hotel is within easy walking distance of central
Seville's restaurants, bars and cafés. The hotel has a traditional
Andalucian inner patio filled with foliage and flowers. Wood furniture
and gentle, neutral tones complement the patterned fabrics in the Best
Western Hotel Cervantes' 72 air-conditioned guestrooms.
Las Casas del Rey de Baeza, Seville
Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is located in the historic district of
Seville, Spain, 100 metres from Casa Pilatos and 2.5 kilometres from Plaza
de Espana. Seville's central train station is 2.5 kilometres away.
With its peaceful internal courtyard and shady, arcaded corridors, the
three-storey Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza combines 18th-century Andalucian
architecture with contemporary decor. The hotel has a rooftop wellness
centre, with outdoor pool, sun terrace, fitness room, sauna, and spa treatments.
There is a library and games room on site. Breakfast (surcharge),
lunch and dinner are served at the Senzone Restaurant, overlooking the
internal courtyard. Authentic Andalucian and Mediterranean dishes is on
Alfonso XIII, Seville
showcase of Andalusian grandeur, the Hotel Alfonso XIII stands in Seville,
Spain's historic center. The famed Seville Cathedral, Girlada and the Royal
Alcazar Palace are located across the street. Named after the king
who commissioned its construction in 1928, Hotel Alfonso XIII was originally
built to house heads of state and high ranking guests of the 1929 Great
Ibero-American Exhibition. The hotel's dining options include complimentary
buffet-style breakfasts. San Fernando Restaurant serves Spanish and Mediterranean
dishes, and features blue and clear-glass leaded windows and dark-wood
furnishings. The Japanese-style Kaede restaurant prepares sushi and teppenyaki.
San Fernando Bar is located adjacent to the patio, and features live piano
or violin music during evening hours.
Casa de los Mercaderes, Seville
former trader's house dating from the 18th century, the Casa de los Mercaderes
is a traditional hotel in Seville city centre. Set on a quiet cobbled street,
it is situated between the historic and commercial centres, within 200
metres of Plaza San Francisco, the cathedral, and the shops of calle Sierpes.
Although the Casa de los Mercaderes does not have a restaurant, buffet
breakfast (surcharge) is served each morning and guests can enjoy snacks
and drinks throughout the day in the courtyard. Room service is also available.
The 47 air-conditioned guestrooms are spread over two floors and have light
decor featuring floral motifs, and cherry wood furniture. Beds have wrought
iron or cherry wood frames.
Casas de la Juderia, Seville
Casas de la Juderia is located in the Jewish Quarter of Seville. This former
Duke's residence consists of Moorish-influenced buildings joined together
by pretty plant-filled patios, just 500 meters from the Cathedral and Alcazar.
The hotel's restaurant serves a menu of Mediterranean specialties and international
dishes, and wide selection of drinks are served in the bar with live piano
music every evening. After a work out in the hotel gym, guests can
relax in the shady cool of the arches around the courtyard, or take advantage
of 24-hour room service. The 119 air conditioned guestrooms are individually
decorated with striped fabrics and traditional oak furniture.
of Carmona, Carmona - 44 kms from Seville
fertile plain of the River Corbones makes for an exceptional panoramic
view from the fortress, where different civilisations have brought their
best artistry and culture. The splendid views from the Hotel play backdrop
to the fantastic pool, gardens, patio and Mudéjar fountain, Cupulín
room, and terrace. The large bright bedrooms enjoy exquisite classic
décor which, alongside the Sevillian tiling, enhance this 14th century
citadel. The Bermejo Room with its tapestries and many antiques is a highlight.
The refectory turned dining room is known as one of Paradores’ most beautiful.
Savour the succulent seasonal and local dishes at the Parador. The partridge
and cod a la chartreuse, spiced Carmona spinach, ardoria (a type of salmorejo
tomato sauce) and boronía vegetable medley come recommended. Not
to mention the succulent dessert buffet.
Al Andalus Palace Hotel, Seville
Al Andalus Palace hotel stands in the ancient Spanish city of Sevilla,
an important European historical centre. The hotel is located two kilometers
from one of the world's largest medieval cathedrals. The hotel's
several terraces and porches encourage relaxed lounging. Additionally,
the expansive lobby features numerous sofa arrangements, ideal for enjoying
natural sunlight from the room's glass ceiling. Other rejuvenating
amenities include a sauna, an outdoor pool and a fitness room stocked with
an array of exercise equipment. The hotel also features three onsite eateries.
Guadalquivir restaurant displays a buffet of regional and international
comestibles while Italica restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.
Meanwhile, Palace Restaurant offers an international menu. In the bar,
live piano music provides evening entertainment.
La Rabida Hotel, Seville
Vincci La Rabida, Sevilla former palace built in the 18th century, is situated
in the Arenal neighbourhood, 300 metres from the Cathedral. Inside, the
hotel is typically grand, with a courtyard featuring marble pillars and
overlooked by arched balconies. Local and French dishes are served
in the hotel's Los Patios restaurant, in a setting reminiscent of old Seville.
After dinner, guests at the Vincci La Rabida can enjoy a drink in the hotel's
bar, while additional facilities include a sun terrace offering great views
across Seville.The 103 guestrooms combine warm, earthy tones with dark
wood furnishings and wrought iron bedheads. All rooms come equipped with
minibars, air conditioning, safes, and televisions.
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