Brunching in the colonnaded courtyard, accompanied by live piano music
Nods to Seville’s history in its Moorish arches, stained glass, and colorful frescoes
It’s impossible to get lost in the city, since virtually everyone knows how to find this historic hotel
The Art Deco-style of the blue-hued Bar Americano, where Hemingway drank, makes a fabulous selfie background
What To Know
The location – right in the center of Seville – is within walking distance of the city’s most important sights
The breakfast buffet is pricey but lavish
WiFi is free but slow, unless you want to pay a daily fee for high-speed access
The smallest rooms, the deluxe singles, are a bit of a squeeze
Parking on site
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Landmark hotel with an impressive pedigree, a stellar location, and Andalusian glamor to spare
Built by King Alfonso for guests of the 1929 Expo, this eponymous hotel underwent a year-long refurbishment in 2012 that brought in a contemporary neutral palette and soft furnishings for the rooms—though the decorative archways and minaret-shaped headboards remain. The bathrooms are tiled floor-to-ceiling in fabulous arabesque patterns and the bidets have cute “his” and ‘hers” towels. The public areas, including the decadent marbled lobby, are centered around a patio beautiful enough to tempt guests away from sightseeing, thanks to its own marble fountain and swimming pool. Another hotel highlight: Ena, a restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Carles Abellán, whose open-air terrace is the ideal place for enjoying creative cocktails made with sherry syrup, Angostura bitters, or St. Germain. Abellán’s much-lauded tapas, like the salt cod fritters with honey and lemon, have an Andalusian twist.
In the Area
No need to rent a car here: the Alfonso XIII, located in the narrow, cobblestone streets of the Santa Cruz area, is within walking distance of pretty much anywhere in the city you want to go. It’s just five minutes to Seville’s gothic cathedral and the sumptuous Real Alcázar, a Moorish palace complex – both UNESCO World Heritage sites. The shopping district centered around Calle Sierpes, home to a mix of designer, traditional and eclectic stores, is also just half a mile away.
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
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How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hotel Alfonso XIII is Seville (SVQ-San Pablo) - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.