Until the arrival of the Covid-19, Seville broke its occupation records month by month. The average stay in the city was maintained at 3 nights during the first quarter. The Andalusian capital aimed to exceed the 900,000 tourists who visited the city in the same period of the previous year.

In recent years Seville has been devoted to tourism and from all fronts they have been reinventing themselves. Among them, of course, the hotel sector, with alternative proposals based on design and comfort. Despite the setback due to the pandemic, the hotels are still there, waiting for tourism to finally revive and to offer the best services to their guests.

In this post we bring you a selection of the most original hotels in Seville. With these three accommodations we wanted to cover different styles, so we are sure that you will choose one of them. A different offer and for all tastes.

 

1. Welldone Quality: a hanging pool in the center of Seville

Characteristics:

What makes it special:

  • Its indoor pool, visible from any corner of the establishment, which is suspended 12 meters high. It’s 9 metes long, 2.20 meters wide and 1.20 meters deep.

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Piscina colgante a 12 metros de altura, vista desde la recepción del hotel

 

Located in the shopping area of ​​Seville, next to Sierpes Street, it had become the sensation before the health crisis. In fact, in its first weekend of life it reached 100% occupancy.

Its glass floor hanging swimmingpool makes this hotel unique in Seville. There is no other establishment in the city that offers something similar. So much so that, since it opened in January, many curious people have come to see the structure from the hotel lobby.

The pool is integrated with the decoration of the property and can be seen from any corner of the accommodation, as it communicates with all the floors. Guests can swim 9 meters long and more than 2 meters wide while observing the tasks of the hotel reception.

The establishment also connects with the sentimental part of Sevillians of a certain age. Many fondly keep this place, as it’s located in what was for many years the Las Vegas arcade.

 

2. H10 Casa de la Plata: a groundbreaking design within the old town

Characteristics:

What makes it special:

  • Its striking design, which combines traditional with modern art, leaves no one indifferent.

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Lobby y recepción del hotel, mezcla de estilo tradicional y vanguardista

 

The hotel, opened in 2019, is inspired by the elegant palace-houses of Seville. It combines elements typical of the Andalusian tradition, such as ceramics or tiles, with others much more avant-garde.

The white facade of the establishment catches our attention before entering. Sevillian wooden shutters in green color preserve the essence of the Andalusian house and the property is perfectly integrated into the environment. As soon as we walk through the door, the reception surprises us with beautiful hand-painted tiles.

In the lobby, guests rest surrounded by showcases with original tableware from the Carthusian of Seville. A fireplace adorned with typical Sevillian tiles, a large sculpture of a horse’s head and silver ornamental pieces, which give the hotel its name, turn this space into a small museum-living room.

One of the best interior designers of the moment

The hotel is designed by one of the most renowned interior designers today, Lázaro Rosa Violán. The designer incorporates upholstery, wood and tiles in the rooms, creating a cozy but at the same time very elegant and groundbreaking atmosphere.

Andalusian touches can also be seen in the white, black and yellow-albero hues. Rosa Violán maintains the characteristics of the typical Sevillian home and gives it a very contemporary feel. The mix result is ​​spectacular.

The artistic and multicultural experience goes beyond the room itself. The buffet breakfast is accessed through an exceptional Andalusian patio, with a central pool decorated with tiles and surrounded by plants. It’s undoubtedly one of the most representative places of this modern hotel.

It’s also worth highlighting its commitment to energy efficiency, using the latest technology in air conditioning and in Sanitary Hot Water.

 

3. Corral del Conde: nobility and tradition in the same neighbours courtyard

Characteristics:

  • Location: Santiago Street, 27, 41003.
  • Apartments: 77.
  • History-curiosities: this place probably belonged to the Count-Duke of Olivares. It’s alsa said that flamenco was born in this type of housing.
  • Web: https://corraldelconde.com/

What makes it special:

  • Its Sevillian popular architecture, for which it was declared an Asset of Cultural Heritage.

Apartamentos resort urbano centro de Sevilla

Patio del corral de vecinos, con la estética del siglo XVIII

 

The accommodation is articulated around a most traditional structure in Seville: the neighbors’ corral (typical Sevillian patio). Although it’s a typical residence of more popular and genuine neighborhoods such as Triana, the truth is that you can also find some in the city center.

The hotel establishment is the oldest in Santiago Street and its fame never went unnoticed. In fact, the ‘corral’ appears in Richard Ford’s ‘Hand-book for Travelers in Spain’. It’s said that the particular name of the accommodation is due to the fact that the facility belonged to the Count-Duke of Olivares, favourite of King Philip IV, and that around four thousand people came to live here.

Unfortunately, over the last few years they have been disappearing from Seville at a dramatic rate. That’s why, today, visiting a ‘corral’ is a privilege.

Thanks to a series of interventions, the complex magnificently preserves its external structure and maintains its aesthetics, while the interior has been reconditioned to meet housing requirements. Staying here is traveling back in time with the comforts of today. A very unique place that will make your stay very personal.

Roots of Flamenco

It’s said that in this kind of community flamenco was born back in the 16th century. This type of property, of medieval origin, is a faithful reflection of the day to day in those times where domestic life used to be indoors. Neighbours did much of their housework in the yard, as kitchens, laundry, and other services were in common use. It was customary that, once the day was over, they would meet there in the evenings to chat, sing and dance.

With its shed-roofs, wooden galleries, and the layout of its L-shaped patio full of vegetation, the reforms have fulfilled their purpose of preserving the spirit and essence of this century-old residence. The place reminds an old open air theater, where Comedias (a three act play combining dramatic and comic elements) used to be played in Seville at that time.

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