“Charming, minimalist 9-room hotel in the heart of the historic Barrio de Santa Cruz”
Unlike many restored buildings-turned-hotels in Seville, all 9 rooms have windows, giving them a light and airy feel, enhanced by an all-white colour scheme. There are beautiful reclaimed-wood headboards, tiled floors and crisp, white linens. Shiny white and chrome bathrooms have rain showers, plus a tub in the larger rooms. There are no wardrobes but you'll find hangers and rails.
Economic Double Rooms are compact but not stuffy, with floor-to-ceiling windows to an internal patio. The Ground Floor Double is of a similar size, but has a view of Doña Elvira plaza. The Double Rooms are more spacious with double-glazed windows facing the plaza or side street. We stayed in #105, which had lovely exposed brick details and a Juliet balcony. It’s worth upgrading to one of the Junior Suites for a sitting area and a private terrace that looks out onto the plaza and the Giralda beyond.
The hotel has 2 restaurants: Doña Elvira and Vinela. In the morning, a Continental breakfast buffet is laid out in Vinela - cakes, pastries, cheeses, fruits, tortilla and fresh juices, as well as Cava for that holiday spirit!
Both restaurants are open from 11am-midnight, and hotel guests get a 10% discount. We enjoyed our traditional dinner of croquetitas variadas (mixed croquettes), paella andaluza and carrillada de Ibérico (pork cheek) in Doña Elvira. (Tip, don't miss the chocolate cake with clementine ice cream or Sevillan custard if you've got room for dessert). If you fancy a lighter meal or snack, order tapas and cocktails at Vinela. For a change of scene, ask staff for recommendations - the neighbourhood is full of great eateries.