“Intimate riad-style hotel in central Seville, with a sleek interior and rooftop plunge pool”
Rooms and suites are spread across two buildings, the main hotel and a newer wing across the way. Décor is always stylish, joining modern and classic Moorish design. Stone pillars sit comfortably alongside Nicole Fabre fabrics and Lutron lighting systems. Bespoke cabinets house mod cons, oak-limed floors blend harmoniously into the pale umber walls, and there are soft white pillows amid the sumptuous bed linen.
Though some of the Superior and Deluxe Doubles are quite narrow (as so often with riad-style buildings), they retain a sense of charm. Junior Suites are larger, with bathtubs and kingsize beds, but the rain showers in the smaller rooms are great, and the queensize beds perfectly comfy.
For something really special opt fora Pool Terrace Suite or the top-floor Penthouse Suite. Their huge bedrooms lead out to private terraces complete with plunge pools and, if you choose the Penthouse, you’ll also get a kitchenette and a stunning freestanding egg-shaped bathtub in the ensuite.
We found our suite extremely comfortable and loved playing with the state-of-the-art audio-visual system, lying in the huge marble bathtub and lounging on the massive bed. Despite the heavy shutters, noise did occasionally interrupt our sleep, but inoffensively.
An excellent breakfast is served daily: warm pastries, freshly squeezed orange juice and a pot of coffee. Or you can opt for a Mediterranean breakfast - a platter of manchego, Greek yoghurt with honey, that sort of thing - along with some superb fruit and veg juices (the kiwi, apple and mint is particularly refreshing). Whilst sitting on the roof terrace later on, we were brought lemonade and salted nuts - a nice touch. There is also an all-day snack menu serving various tapas in the stylish bar area.
Guests staying in the Penthouse Suite can make use of their kitchenette for light snacks - ideal if you're having a lazy day beside your private plunge pool.
For other meals, there are fantastic eateries in the vicinity. Seville is tapas Mecca: follow your nose or spot the bars with the locals in. The Sevillians like to go on a tapas crawl in the evenings, having a couple of platas in each bar. The cod in tomato and spinach with chickpeas at Rinconcillo was great, and delicious jamon iberico hangs in most eateries. For a haute cuisine experience head to San Fernando 27 for a white truffle risotto or filet mignon, preceded by an amuse bouche of local sausage with a foam of clam. Outstanding.
Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities for them.
Babies (0-1 years), Teens (over 12)
Deluxe Doubles and Junior Suites can be connected to host families of 5. All rooms bar the Penthouse Suite can fit a baby cot.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking