Top 10: The Most Romantic Hotels in Seville

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by Eddi Fiegel and Fiona Flores Watson,  The Daily Telegraph, January 19, 2017

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in Seville, including the best for rooftop pools and terraces, traditional Andalusian interiors, impressive architecture and stylish bedrooms, in locations including Seville's old town, the Macarena district, Barrio Santa Cruz and the Alfalfa district.

Hotel Palacio De Villapanes Seville, Andalucia, Spain

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8 Telegraph expert rating

Some hotels ooze class, and this grand, former 18th-century palacio feels every inch the Andalusian palace it is. It's not just period glamour – yes, there are Moorish arches and ornate tilework, mottled marble pillars and parquet floors, but also highly contemporary styling throughout. 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 15 suites are particularly impressive, with the Maestro including a marble fireplace and the Torreon located in the palace’s dome. Read expert review From £172per night Check availability Rates provided

Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

A fabulous choice if you want to stay somewhere stylish and reasonably central without breaking the bank. Each of the 15 individually designed rooms, named after a historical figure or poet and housed in a converted Mudejar palace, conjure up the spirit of al Andaluz – Seville’s Moorish history – with Arabian arches and hand-carved Moroccan furniture. Lanterns cast gentle shadows on walls of deep terracotta, while Kilim rugs and floor candles decorate corridors. There’s a small roof terrace with sun loungers and a whirlpool tub – a brilliant spot to escape the Seville heat in the height of summer. Read expert review From £75per night Check availability Rates provided

Casa del Poeta Seville, Andalucia, Spain

9 Telegraph expert rating

So discreet it doesn’t even have a sign. This restored 17th-century mansion hidden down a tiny alley in Santa Cruz offers service worthy of a five-star establishment, plus nightly live guitar performances, a superbly-stocked bar, and a large roof terrace with cathedral views. The hotel is built in the typical Sevillano style of rooms around an arcaded patio with a fountain. Unusually, this patio is open-air rather than roofed, and bursting with greenery; terracotta pots of frondy ferns and vibrant geraniums, and ivy hanging from the upper floors with tendrils trailing romantically over the balconies. Read expert review From £136per night Check availability Rates provided

Corral Del Rey Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

A 17th-century palacio in the heart of Seville’s old town has been reinvented as a deluxe boutique hotel by English brothers Anthony and Patrick Reid. It’s a classy affair with fine art on the walls amid marble, Romanesque pillars and wooden beams. Farrow & Ball-style muted sandstones and greys are not shades you’d normally associate with the golden sunlight and warm-blooded drama of Andalusia, but then most Seville hotels are not run by Englishmen. There’s a pool on the roof garden with panoramic views of the city and you can also have a massage either there or in your room. Read expert review From £143per night Check availability Rates provided

Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza Seville, Andalucia, Spain

7 Telegraph expert rating

'Chain' is often a dirty word when it comes to hotels, but, unlike many more run-of-the-mill groups, Hospes has become a byword amongst those in-the-know for chic, good-value city bases, and this one is no exception. In a whitewashed 18th-century building, the whole place is effortlessly stylish. Terracotta planters and baskets of heady-scented, fresh oranges are dotted around the courtyards whilst rooms and public areas have terracotta flooring, contemporary art and soft, low-level lighting. The ‘Bodyna’ spa has an indoor pool and solarium terrace where you can have massages and beauty treatments. Read expert review From £128per night Check availability Rates provided

Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

Since the eponymous King Alfonso built it for VIP guests to the 1929 Expo, 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. Read expert review From £227per night Check availability Rates provided

Mercer Seville Seville, Andalucia, Spain

9 Telegraph expert rating

This temple to contemporary design in a restored palace, only Seville’s second five-star Grand Luxe hotel, follows the Mercer Barcelona in offering an impressive, nicely-located historic space with sharply-styled interiors and cutting-edge comforts, plus a rooftop terrace with pool and bar. The hotel’s style marries a traditional Andalucia casa palacio from the late 19th century – noble façade with wrought-iron balconies, deliciously glamorous curved marble staircase, magnificent light-filled patio with glass panelling, grand arches and fountain – with bang-up-to-date European furnishings. Read expert review From £227per night Check availability Rates provided

Hotel Sacristía de Santa Ana Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

A boutique hotel in a converted 18th-century mansion, delightfully relaxed considering Seville's hottest restaurant and bar scene is on its doorstep. Quirky furniture, period details and great value make this family-owned spot the top choice in the Alameda district. The central Andalusian patio sets the mood – hand-laid oxblood ceramic floor with bijou Arabic-style marble fountain in the centre, and replica Roman amphorae on the wall, as well as original columns found in the basement. In keeping with the classical statues nearby, each room is named after a mythological figure. Read expert review From £54per night Check availability Rates provided

Hotel Casa 1800 Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

The idea of a cool oasis amid the heat and hubbub of the city centre may be a cliché, but this elegantly converted mayor’s mansion is exactly that. As you enter the vast wooden doors, the gentle sound of a trickling water fountain belies the fact that you’re just yards away from La Giralda. Design is comprised of a mix of Louis XIV-style gilt chandeliers, high- wooden-beamed ceilings, parquet floors and contemporary, neutral-toned damasks and velvets. There’s a roof terrace with splendid views of La Giralda and the city’s rooftops and a decent-sized saltwater pool. Read expert review From £103per night Check availability Rates provided

Hotel Amadeus Seville, Andalucia, Spain

8 Telegraph expert rating

A wonderfully idiosyncratic, family-run hotel in an 18th-century townhouse just a short walk away from the Cathedral and Alcázar Palace. This amazingly good-value, classy hotel has a musical theme, with harps, pianos and saxophones dotted around the hotel. Classical concerts are also hosted here. The public areas are a Victorian aesthete’s paradise, with 19th-century family antiques rubbing shoulders with pianos, comfy sofas, Moorish tiled walls and glass Moroccan lanterns. The roof terrace has a whirlpool tub and cocktail bar with gorgeous views of the nearby Jardines de Murillo gardens. Read expert review From £54per night Check availability Rates provided 

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