Seville, the sun-drenched capital of Andalusia in southern Spain, is a city packed with cobbled alleys, terraza bars that spill into plazas filled with orange trees, and live flamenco. Known for its magnificent architecture, Seville is home to a stunning array of historical landmarks. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the Seville Cathedral, the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, standing in the heart of the city. Seville’s culinary scene is a delightful journey through hole-in-the-wall tapas bars. At local tavernas like El Rinconcillo, the city’s oldest bar, you can savor traditional tapas such as espinacas con garbanzos (spinach with chickpeas) or solomillo al whisky (pork in whisky sauce), paired perfectly with a glass of crisp, local sherry or vermouth. Choosing where to base yourself in the city is depends what style you’re into. The old centre is a tangle of narrow medieval streets, while the neighbourhood of Triana, one of the birthplaces of flamenco, has become the city’s hippest hangout. To help you out, here’s a selection of top-rated hotels famed for their level of service, design aesthetic, and location close to must-see attractions.
Seville Is One of Europe's Underrated Cities. Here's Where To Stay for a Cultural Trip To Spain.
When is the best time to visit Seville?
The best times to visit Seville are typically in the spring and the fall. During these periods, the weather is usually pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 59 to 77°F. These seasons offer a great balance of warm, sunny days and cooler nights. Spring is especially popular because of two major festivals: Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Feria de Abril (April Fair). These events offer a vibrant showcase of local culture, tradition, and festivity.
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Hotel Boutique Corral del Rey
Set in a restored 17th-century palace, Hotel Boutique Corral del Rey is located in Seville’s old town. The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most iconic attraction, the Catedral de Seville, making it an ideal base for exploring this historical city.
The hotel offers 17 rooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed to provide a tranquil sanctuary amid the city bustle. The decor marries traditional aesthetics with contemporary elegance, featuring charming antique furniture, Romanesque pillars, fine art complemented by modern amenities and state-of-the-art lighting.
Amenities include a rooftop terrace with panoramic views over the city, a plunge pool and an honesty bar — perfect for enjoying a sundowner after a day of sightseeing.
Hotel Boutique Corral del Rey : Calle Corral Del Rey 12, Seville, Seville, 41004
Price per night: $327
Housed in the former Casa Palacio Castelar, a late 19th-century mansion, Mercer Sevilla is located within walking distance from the city’s main attractions like the Seville Cathedral and the Alcazar. Tucked away on a quiet street in the riverside Arenal district, this is an ideal place for those looking for proximity to city attractions and green space.
The 11 rooms and suites are divided over two floors. Some have a desirable private terrace, while others feature high ceilings, large windows, and all have marble bathrooms. They are tastefully decorated with dark wood, plush furnishings, and high-end amenities.
The hotel prides itself on service. Staff here are extremely attentive. A welcome glass of rosé cava and a mini-macaroon is a nice touch.
Mercer Sevilla : Calle Castelar, 26, Seville, Sevilla, 41001
Price per night: $326
Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla
Radisson Collection Hotel is the brand’s first five-star property in Spain. Set in a leafy plaza in Seville’s central shopping district, the hotel is famed for its outstanding restaurant by Michelin star chef Eneko Atxa.
Rooms are generous in size and light. It’s worth opting for one that faces onto the square, which offers an opportunity to enjoy the bustling street life Seville is well known for. If your budget it flexible look at suites on the fourth floor. They feature outside spaces with hydro massage baths and the corner Junior Suite has a huge wrap-around terrace.
Around the hotel, visitors will find a plethora of dining options and shopping venues. The old town, known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse eateries, is just a stroll away. For shopping enthusiasts, the hotel’s proximity to Seville’s central shopping district is another bonus.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Magdalena Plaza Sevilla : Plaza de la Magdalena 1, Seville, Spain, 41004
Price per night: $179
Hotel Casa del Poeta
Located in the historic center of Seville, in Barrio de Santa Cruz neighborhood, sits Hotel Casa del Poeta. This charming boutique hotel is just a three-minute walk from the Seville Cathedral and the famous Giralda Tower. It’s set within a beautifully restored 17th-century mansion hidden down a tiny alley.
Rooms are spacious with a sophisticated color pallet of grey and moss green. Pops of color is added through painted murals and decorated headboards. For its price point, this is a superb hotel, mainly due to the outstanding level of service — worthy of a five-star establishment. And little extras such as daily live guitar performances in the open-air courtyard, allow you to immerse yourself in the city’s rich musical tradition right from the comfort of the hotel.
Hotel Casa del Poeta : Don Carlos Alonso Chaparro 3, Seville, Seville, 41004
Price per night: $168
This family-owned hotel is hidden down a quiet pedestrian alleyway running between two streets in the Jewish quarter. The hotel is set between two traditional Sevillano houses with an interior celebrating traditional Spanish period décor (some of the antique furniture belong to the hotel’s owners). The hotel is also filled with musical instruments and memorabilia (rooms are named after famous composers), from electric violins, a 16th-century harp to grand pianos, and guests are encouraged to play them. The rooftop is charming. The pretty space has comfortable seating, a small hot-tub, and a bar.
Hotel Amadeus : Calle Farnesio 6, Seville, Seville, 41004
Price per night: $152
H10 Casa de la Plata
This newly built four-star hotel opened its doors in 2019. It has a superb location in the middle of the main shopping area. A short stroll will take you to the iconic Seville Cathedral, the stunning Real Alcázar, and the bustling shopping street, Calle Sierpes.
While there isn’t a fitness center within the hotel, its central location provides guests with easy access to local leisure facilities. The hotel does, however, have a beautiful courtyard, rooftop terrace and two swimming pools. Rooms are stylish, with bold and bright yellow bedheads and not-for-the-faint-hearted chic black and white bathrooms.
H10 Casa de la Plata doesn’t house a full-service restaurant, but it does offer a delightful breakfast service where guests can sample a variety of Andalusian specialties and the lobby bar serves tapas and sandwiches. For more substantial dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Seville’s vibrant culinary scene just outside the door.
H10 Casa de la Plata : C/Lagar 2-4, Seville, 41004
Price per night: $137
Casa de Indias
In the northern edge of Plaza Encarnacion, is the historic yet contemporary Casa de Indias. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from the famous Sevillian landmark Las Setas.
The hotel offers a variety of amenities, including a small outdoor swimming pool where you can lounge and order cocktails, providing a refreshing escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. On weekend evenings, there’s a live acoustic flamenco guitar performance on the roof terrace which has breathtaking views of Las Setas. While there’s no on-site restaurant, nearby eatery, Burro, offers guests a three-course menu for a reasonable set price.
Casa de Indias : Plaza de la Encarnación 5-6, Seville, 41003
Price per night: $88
What is the best area to stay in Seville?
If it’s your first visit, you might want to consider Barrio Santa Cruz. This historical neighborhood, with its narrow cobblestone streets and charming plazas, is undeniably enchanting. For culture enthusiasts, El Arenal is a fantastic choice. Nestled between the Cathedral and the Guadalquivir River, it’s a hub of cultural landmarks including the Bullring and Seville’s opera house. If you’re after a more local vibe, then Triana, known as the birthplace of flamenco, would be perfect. For those who love to shop or want a bit of everything, Centro is an excellent option, offering a blend of shopping, culture, and proximity to major attractions. Lastly, for night owls, the trendy neighborhood of Alameda, known for its vibrant nightlife, might just be your cup of tea.
Is Seville an expensive city?
When compared to larger cities like Madrid or Barcelona, the cost of visiting Seville can be quite reasonable.
Dining out can also be economical if you take advantage of Spain’s menu del dia (menu of the day) at lunchtime, or indulge in the local tradition of tapas where small plates are often less costly.
Attractions like the Alcazar and the Seville Cathedral do have entrance fees, but they’re relatively modest compared to similar attractions in other European cities. Plus, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities, such as strolling around the beautiful Maria Luisa Park or exploring the vibrant Triana neighborhood.
How long do you need in Seville?
At least two to three days in Seville gives you enough time to see the major sights, including the Real Alcazar, Seville Cathedral and the Giralda Tower, Plaza de España, and the Metropol Parasol. You’ll also have time to wander through charming neighborhoods like Barrio Santa Cruz and Triana and even catch a flamenco show. If you have longer, you can explore the city more leisurely, visit additional attractions like the Casa de Pilatos or the Museum of Fine Arts, and really immerse yourself in the local culture. You might even take a day trip to nearby destinations, such as the ancient city of Italica or the beautiful town of Carmona.