Mid-Range Hotels in Sevilla (approx 60 – 120€)
Hotel Doña María
Don Remondo 19
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The Doña Maria is in a perfect central location just across the square from the cathedral. These days it seems to be best known for its busy modern roof terrace, where both guests and public can enjoy a drink while admiring the excellent view of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower. An upper terrace has a small swimming pool reserved for guests. Re-invented as a hotel in 1965, the building was originally a Casa Palacio dating back to the 14th century, and still has something of the elegant style and manner of a bygone age. Clean, charming and comfortable with decent (free) wi-fi. There’s also a sizeable lounge and separate bar downstairs, and a breakfast room on the first floor.
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The Itaca is one of the growing number of boutique hotels in converted townhouses that take advantage of the interior courtyard to provide light and relaxation space. It’s quite easy to find, too, as it’s next to the distinctive Metropol Parasols. A good breakfast is provided in a charming little breakfast room off the patio, and although there is no restaurant there are lots of places to eat within a few minutes of the hotel. I’ve always found the staff more than helpful, and willing to give advice on where to go. There’s also a summer only rooftop pool.
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A perfect getaway hotel in the Barrio Santa Cruz, the Fontecruz is clean and spacious, from the splendid central patio with its high wooden ceiling, to my favourite rooftop bar with the best view of the cathedral in Seville. Come up here to relax on the sofas and daybeds after a day’s sightseeing, and catch the deep blue sky at nightfall. The bedrooms have bathrooms with tubs as well as showers, and the suites are especially luxurious. The Morrison’s restaurant has a reasonably priced set lunch menu.
Hotel Doña Elvira
Plaza Doña Elvira, 5
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The Doña Elvira is a relatively new hotel in a traditional town house located in one of Seville’s prettiest squares, right in the heart of the Barrio Santa Cruz, close to all the main sights. With just nine rooms it’s small and cosy, but still has a bar and restaurant serving typical local food, a communal terrace with views of the square and the Giralda tower (some of the rooms have private terraces, too), and 24-hour reception. The rooms are decorated in a minimalist style, but have an iPod deck and free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Palace Sevilla
Plaza de la Encarnación, 17
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The Palace Sevilla is right alongside Seville’s newest architctural icon, the Metropol Parasol. The hotel features classic style décor, a spa bath and a bar with a rooftop terrace with views of the cathedral. The 34 rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and hydromassage shower. There are lots of boutique shops and restaurants in the immediate neighbourhood, as well as the central market. The cathedral and Alcázar are about 10 minutes walk away.
Hotel Palacio Alcázar
Plaza de la Alianza, 11
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This traditional 18th century house in one of the prettiest squares in the Barrio Santa Cruz was once the home and studio of the American matador and painter John Fulton, was completely renovated in 2011, complete with modern rooms with minimalist décor, air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The terrace bar offers views of the neighbourhood, including the iconic Giralda Tower. Most of the main sights are within 5 minutes walk, and there are lots of restaurants and tapas bars near the hotel.
Las Casas de la Juderia
Santa Maria La Blanca, 5
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The charm of the Casas is that it actually is, as the name suggests, a lot of separate houses joined together by patios, passageways, courtyards, and even a tunnel, so it’s full of little nooks and crannies with fountains and quiet places to relax, and the different areas of the hotel all have their own character. There’s a brand new restaurant too, the Emporión, and a Roman style spa with jacuzzis and a sauna, both open to the public.
Casa Sacristia de Santa Ana
Alameda de Hercules, 22
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This is a delightful boutique hotel in the renovated sacristy of one of the local churches (you can see the before and after pictures on their website), on the upwardly mobile Alameda de Hercules. Like a lot of hotels in the old centre of Seville, it features a traditional patio where you can put in a little downtime with a drink or magazine, with the rooms and other facilities arranged around it. These include a cosy little computer room, and the Santa Ana restaurant/café. The bedrooms are in relaxing muted colours and have all the modcons, and I’ve always found the service pleasant and friendly.
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This small quiet hotel is in a great central location between the Alameda and the main shopping streets. There’s a ground level patio where you can enjoy a better than average breakfast, and a two-level rooftop terrace with a bar and tapas, some wonderful views over the city (binoculars provided) and a small pool. WiFi is available, but there’s a charge. And if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, ask about the Alcazar Suite.
Álvarez Quintero, 52
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This cosy little boutique hotel in the heart of the city is the perfect choice for anyone who likes their creature comforts but doesn’t have unlimited resources – which is to say, most of us. Location doesn’t come much better than this, a quiet pedestrian street within a few minutes walk of the sights, the shops, and lots of excellent tapas bars. Not too many frills, but the rooms are well-equipped, and you can get free hot and cold drinks all day. Definitely value for money.
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As you might guess, the Amadeus/la Musica has a musical theme to its decor, but it also has practical facilities for successful and budding musicians. For the rest of us it offers a good location on the edge of the Santa Cruz, comfy rooms, typical patios, and a rooftop terrazza with views over the city. No bar, but you can bring your own, and if you order the day before, its a fabulous place for a rooftop breakfast.
La Casa del Maestro
Niño Ricardo 5
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This small boutique hotel is centrally located in a little pedestrian street near the centre, about 15 minutes walk from the central shops and main monuments. The interior patio terrace is perfect for breakfast and planning your day. The rooms are brightly decorated in vivid colours, and have beautiful bathrooms.
Hotel Petit Palace Marquez Santa Ana
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I love the contrast here between the old 19th century palace building, and the modern furnishings, which include laptops and iPod decks in every room, and fabulous modern bathrooms. Lovely rooftop terrace with views over the city, and a patio lounge on the ground floor to relax and plan your day in. The location is excellent, just far enough off the main Avenida de la Constitución to be quiet and peaceful, still close enough to be in the thick of things in two minutes flat.
Plaza Nueva, 7
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As the name suggests, the elegant Hotel Inglaterra has something of a British feel to it, including an Irish pub, the Trinity, on the ground floor, and a full service retaurant on the first floor. The upper rooms have stunning views across Seville’s main square, the Plaza Nueva, to the historic city hall at the opposite end, which you can also enjoy from the rooftop terrace cocktail bar. The location is central and close to shops, monuments, and restaurants. Sorted.
Un Patio en Santa Cruz
This lovely little 2 star hotel is in a restored 18th century townhouse in a pedestrian street in the heart of the Santa Cruz, close to the Cathedral, Alcazar, and other monuments, which you can see from the rooftop terrace while having a drink at the bar. A nice touch is the free morning coffee which you can enjoy in the unusual white marble patio. Some of the rooms lack an external window.
Ribera de Triana
Plaza de la Chapina
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The first thing that strikes you when you go into the Ribera de Triana is the stunning triangular 5-storey atrium that lets light into the centre of the hotel, with all the rooms and other facilities arranged around it. Glass lifts and plenty of greenery help to give it a nice airy feel. If you can, take a room that faces the river, where the views are better. The Abba is on the Triana bank of the river, so it’s more accessible by car than most places in the centre, and it’s handy for Isla Magica and the Cartuja, but it’s also a bit further from the main monuments.
Hotel Vime Corregidor
Pasaje Morgado 17
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Close to both the centre and the Alameda, the Vime is built around a traditional Sevillano patio with a fountain and lots of space to relax. There’s a restaurant and snack bar, and lots of great places to eat within a few minutes of the hotel. The decor of the rooms is simple, but everything is clean and comfortable, and the staff are attentive and helpful.
Best Western Hotel Cervantes
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In general, this is a solidly comfortable 4-star chain hotel, but built around two renovated 19th century buildings, each with a typical indoor Sevillano patio that gives it a touch of local ambience – the one next to the bar, where you can sit with your drink and tapas, has jasmine and an orange tree. The location is in a small street close to the centre, within five minutes of the main shops and the Alameda. Unusually in Seville, it also has onsite parking.
Reyes Catolicos, 4
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It’s easy to miss the slightly nondescript frontage when you walk past it, but if you’re looking for somewhere comfortable to stay that won’t break the bank you could do a lot worse than the Becquer. It’s in a good central location, but still easily accessible, including by car, which is unusual in Seville. There’s a nice cafeteria, popular with locals as well as guests, but my favourite place is the rooftop solarium and swimming pool, which has some splendid views over the city to whet your appetite.
Parras 28, 41002
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This is a nice quiet hotel, close to the Macarena and Alameda, but a bit of a walk from the main monuments and the Santa Cruz. It was built in a converted palace for the exposición of 1992, and a modern new wing with a rooftop pool and groundfloor restaurant was added a few years later. In between the two buildings is a patio garden with palm trees, mosaics and fountains.
Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla
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This cosy and intimate boutique hotel in a former Mudejar palace is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, its 15 rooms featuring large comfortable beds with bright silks and cottons, and really nice bathrooms – one of my unfulfilled ambitions is to try the circular jacuzzi in the junior suite. Downstairs is a beautiful Andalusian style patio and breakfast room, and during the summer months there is a also a rooftop bar. I really like the Moorish style and colour of this hotel. The location near the Macarena gate and basilica is at the opposite end of the old city to most of the principle monuments, but close to the lively Alameda de Hercules and the Isla Magica theme park.
Hotel Vincci La Rabida
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Despite being part of a chain, this hotel is very much in “traditional Sevillano style”. Like a lot of hotels in Seville it’s a restored and converted palace, this one from the 18th century, and it has a spectacular central patio with a fountain, sofas and small tables. The spacious bedrooms continue the theme with terracotta tiles and dark wood. The main restaurant is off the courtyard downstairs, with another on the rooftop that opens in the evenings. The hotel is close to the cathedral and I love the spectacular views from there. One big drawback for me is that there is no free WiFi – surely not too much to expect in this day and age?
This is an unpretentious but comfortable little 2-star close to the bullring (so it’s best avoided during the April Fería bullfights). The rooms are surprisingly spacious, with the best ones facing the street. There’s a lounge area next to reception, and an all day café with a little terrace on the street outside.
Hotel Un Patio al Sur
Fernan Caballero 7
Although it’s only a 2-star, I really like the ambience of this pretty little boutique hotel. It’s built around a light and airy central patio with comfy sofas, and the rooms and bathrooms are clean and brightly coloured.
Handily located in a quiet pedestrianised street just off the main shopping area, it’s also close to all the main monuments, and lots of good tapas bars and restaurants.