The Best Five-Star Hotels in Seville

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by Eddi Fiegel and Fiona Flores Watson, The Telegraph, August 9, 2017

An expert guide to the best five-star hotels in Seville, including the top places to stay for designer interiors, amazing rooftop pools and views, excellent restaurants, sumptuous spas and top-notch service near the cathedral, Alcazar, bullring and shopping areas. 

Mercer Seville Seville, Andalucia, Spain

9Telegraph expert rating

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Mercer Seville, a restored 19th-century palace and ode to contemporary design, offers sharply-styled interiors and cutting-edge comforts, plus a rooftop terrace with pool and bar. You're a swish of a matador’s cape 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 Andalucia casa palacio from the late 19th century. No expense has been spared on furniture – perch on a Gubi bar stool or relax by the rooftop pool on a Tribu lounger. In the lounge and bar, a warm palette of (Seville) orange and burnished mossy greens creates a sophisticated urban feel, while the patio has zingy gold sofas among more classic taupe and grey pieces. Read expert review. From £245per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Palacio De Villapanes Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

Hotel Palacio De Villapanes oozes with Andalucian palatial glamour. The style is chic and sleek amidst Moorish grandeur: think Scheherazade's Palace given a Kelly-Hoppen-style makeover. The basement breakfast room with its whitewashed, arched ceiling feels like something out of a space-age 60s James Bond film, while the spa has a twinkling, starry-night-effect ceiling. The multilingual staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and there’s 24-hour room service. A small plunge pool can be found on the roof, the spa has a sauna and Turkish bath, and massages can be arranged on request. Clean, white, wood-panelled walls and lush damasks in greys and blacks give the 50 spacious rooms a crisp, elegant feel. The 15 Suites are particularly impressive; the Torreon located in the palace’s dome. Read expert review. From £155per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

This grande dame of a hotel, just a few hundred yards from the cathedral, has become synonymous with the ultimate in palatial luxury. Its style is full-on Andalusian glamour. With its minarets, stunning ballroom, sumptuous ceramic tiling and grandiose Moorish arches, the architecture is almost as striking as some of the nearby palacios you’ll be visiting. The outdoor pool is a rare treat in the midst of the city, whilst the central Andalusian patio, with its fountain and gardens, make a wonderful oasis from the hustle, bustle and heat beyond. Dining options include the smart and elegant San Fernando restaurant in the patio and its surrounding cloistered galleries or the more informal terrace bar and restaurant ENA Sevilla. Or simply sip a martini in style at the Bar Americano, where Hemingway drank. Read expert review. From £208per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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EME Catedral Hotel Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

As soon as you walk into the lobby of this converted collection of 16th-century townhouses, the dim lighting, gently burbling chill-out music and mid-century, Modernist furniture stylishly assert the hotel’s hip credentials. But there’s also more than a passing nod to its Andalucian surroundings. The ground-floor patio bar and restaurant, filled with typically Sevillano-scented orange trees, features a contemporary, Moorish-inspired, steel latticework backdrop. The rooftop has a small plunge pool with sun loungers while the luxurious ‘Thermal and Wellness Centre’ spa also has a heated pool with water jets, a hammam and ice fountain, as well as treatment rooms. Location is second to none; it's right opposite Seville’s cathedral and the Alcazar palace and the main shopping streets are within five minutes’ walk. Read expert review. From £137per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Gran Meliá Colon Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8Telegraph expert rating

This grand Seville landmark is popular with star bullfighters, celebrities and dignitaries. Red petal-shaped armchairs courtesy of Philippe Starck are set amidst dramatic contemporary styling and comfort in reds, whites and gold. As you might expect from a five-star establishment of this kind, service is excellent, with 24-hour room service and the opportunity to upgrade to ‘Red Level’ with additional luxuries. There’s a rooftop whirlpool tub with sunbeds as well as a small gym and spa with saunas and massage therapy. Contemporary, minimalist furniture sits aside gold leaf-style headboards and the doors of each room are individually painted to look like gilt-framed works by El Greco, Goya and co. The hotel is located on a small street close to the impressive Santa Maria Magdalena Baroque church. Read expert review. From £168per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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