“A classically styled hotel set in an immaculately restored 18th-century convent in the buzzing Alameda district”
A great amount of work has been put into the building’s detailed restoration resulting in a genuinely warm, cosy atmosphere throughout the romantic bedrooms and central arched inner courtyard.
Each spotlessly clean bedroom is named after a character from the legend of Hercules - Emiranto, Creta, and Palatino - who is reputed to have founded Seville. Décor mixes classic French furnishings with modern Philippe Starck fittings. Super-comfy beds are decked out with good-quality bed linen, and have gorgeous hand-painted headboards.
The light-filled first-floor Standard Rooms have French windows overlooking the lively Alameda plaza. The views are great, but noise from the restaurants and bar scene can be disruptive. Higher floor are usually quieter though often at the sacrifice of city views. Light sleepers should probably request an Interior Standard Room, they have less natural light as their windows face Sacristia’s interior gallery, but you'd be guaranteed a good night's sleep. Superior Rooms are comfortable and spacious.
If you feel like really indulging, the second-floorJunior Suitehas a wonderful 'Mudejar' fresco and a large sitting area.
Well-designed bathrooms are spacious and have big drenching showers (some also have tubs), good quality toiletries and copious towels.
A simple buffet breakfast is served daily (excluding July), but if you’re after more than a bit of coffee and toast we’d recommend venturing outside.
The area around Hotel Sacristia de Santa Ana is teeming with great restaurants and tapas bars, as well as excellent breakfast cafes. Bohemian-chic Contenedor is among the best in town and highly original in the farmhouse sense. Beef solomillo is enhanced with peach and roasted pepper; the meatballs come with fried shitake and a spicy Caribbean sofrito using carrot pil pil and orange slices.
Family run Eslava is the busiest and probably best tapas bar in Seville. There are only 7 tables so book in advance. The French delicatessen Patito has become a popular hangout for Seville’s wine community. Stand-up tables made from upturned oil drums and subtly lit bare red-brick walls provide the perfect setting for an evening of cheeses and wine.
For great-value fine dining, stylish El Gallinero de Sandra is excellent. We enjoyed a starter of anchovies on toast - just heavenly, with good quality bread and olive oil. This was followed by the best salmorejo (soup) we have ever eaten. For mains we shared an octopus chop suey and herb-crusted lamb with sautéed potatoes, both delicious. To finish off we had a wonderfully creamy pistachio and strawberry parfait with strawberry sorbet.
Children are welcome but there are no garden/play areas for them. Cots can be arranged; extra beds are available in low season only.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Baby cots available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking