Palacio De Villapanés Hotel
Palacio de Villapanés is a boutique hotel in Seville, situated in historical building built in the 18th century, a stone’s throw from the historic Santa Cruz district, and close to the center of Seville. This beautiful hotel looks like a jewel that shines in all its splendor, combining its Baroque style with the typical Arab style of the Christian era.
Palacio de Villapanés Hotel has a well-deserved international fame and it blends modern design with traditional style. Guests are welcomed with a cup of cava to sip in the romantic atmosphere of the patio surrounded by orange trees where every morning breakfast is served with delicacies and orange juice.
Inside there is a real aristocratic atmosphere made of high ceilings, balconies with wooden shutters, patios with marble columns and an impressive family crest placed on the grand staircase, all expertly completed and combined with a furniture dating back to the middle of the century, work of the famous Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.
The wonderful 50 rooms invite you to appreciate all their splendor, designed to leave behind the superfluous and concentrate on essential comforts. The comfortable beds, large showers with three types of jet, Molton Brown toiletries, the refined and elegant parquet invite you to relax in the hotel rooms and suites, without forgetting the modern comforts such as Loewe TVs, Wi Fi connection, Nespresso Coffee Machine and free minibar.
Enjoy the real Andalusian flavors at the Los Rincones del Marqués, the restaurant of Palacio in Villapanés Hotel. A lovely restaurant with an exquisite Sevillian cuisine accompanied by a selection of wines that will surprise you with its special creativity. The menu is the essence of Mediterranean cuisine and it reflects the unmistakable personality of the Andalusian character. The magnificent combination of the essence of the selected raw materials surprises all the palates willing to savor the creativity and flavor of the dishes designed to make all the senses happy. The hotel’s roof terrace is another quiet space where you can relax and enjoy traditional Andalusian tapas with a magnificent sunset.
There is a small Spa in the basement that offers to all guests a sauna, turkish bath, warm and hot-water contrast shower and shower massager; It is possible to book treatments and massages on request. The gym is equipped with machines and weights to keep you fit even on vacation. Instead during the summer, the roof terrace has a small pool and a bar overlooking the terracotta roofs of Seville.
Palacio de Villapanés Hotel is located in a beautiful historic building, a true luxury hotel in the heart of Santa Cruz district. Near the hotel there are many cafes, eccentric bars and nice bistros. The lively center of Seville, with its many shops and museums, is easily reached on foot and if you like walking and exploring on foot any city, this hotel will be definitely the perfect choice to discover the amazing and several beauties of Seville.
Palacio de Villapanes Hotel is in the heart of Seville, walking distance from Pilate’s House and San Leandro Convent. Since Seville became an epicentre of the Spanish empire at the beginning of the 16th century by being the connecting link between the peninsula and the new, recently discovered territories of America, when the capital had become the most important city of the Golden Age, the city has not stopped receiving attention, as much within its borders as outside, due to its enormous artistic, historical, and cultural legacy. Seville stands out for three treasures, considered by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, which can be found only minutes from this luxury hotel: The Cathedral, the Royal Alcazars, and the Archive of the Indies.
The sunset on the solarium roof terrace with a nice glass of Champagne or wine is definitely unmissable! Well, showing is always better than telling…look at this!
Value for Money
Double rooms are from just Euro 200,00. These rates are per room and per day and not include breakfast that cost Euro 23,00 per person, per day. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Access for guests with disabilities?
There is one standard room that can accommodate people with wheel chair. Guests with wheel chair can enter to the hotel from the back because the hotel main entrance has 5 old marble steps without the elevator for a wheel chair. Being a XVIII century house palace, it is actually not very easy to move from one place to the other with a wheel chair, but there are of course lifts and ramps.
There aren’t connected rooms, but rooms located in front of or next door, in the same corridor. It is possible to add an extra bed in the Palacio Executive and Suite categories. Only one Suite can accommodate 2 extra rollway beds in the sitting room. The supplement for extra bed is Euro 50,00 per night, per person.
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Visiting Seville means…
Visiting Seville means entering into Spain of ancient traditions, of the past rich in history but above all of a beauty with an Arab charm. A Spain of bright and lively colors, spicy perfumes, blue skies, sunsets by the river, flamenco music…all elements that will make you fall in love with this city but also with the south of Spain, without a doubt.
And if we talk about South of Spain it is obvious that we speak of Andalusia, the southernmost region of the Iberian nation, a land famous for good food, sun, flamenco and much more! Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is the city where the sun shines all year round, especially in summer when it is over 40°C. The Guadalquivir river that runs through the city adds a touch of beauty to the white and gold houses (color scheme that occurs throughout the city) and to the ancient buildings of predominantly Arab architecture.
Countless points of interest: the Cathedral of Seville (the largest in Spain) in which you find the tomb of Christopher Columbus; the tower Giralda of 103 meters high that stands next to the cathedral; Reales Alcázares, or the ancient Arab royal palace; the enchanting and unique of its kind Plaza de Espana (also known for being the background for some scenes of Star Wars Episode II-Attack of the Clones); the gold tower emblematic building of the city.
Special City Guide: Seville
Sevilla is Andalucía’s largest, most self-assured, and most sophisticated city, the hometown of the passionate Carmen and the lusty Don Juan. Style matters here. Almost every Sevillana owns at least one flamenco dress to wear during the city’s famous April fería, or to a friend or family member’s wedding. It may also be the most ornately decorated city in Spain. No country does baroque like the Spanish, and no city does Spanish baroque like Sevilla, where the style represents the hybrid offspring of Moorish decoration and the Catholic insistence on turning every abstract curlicue of Islam into a Christian angel’s wing. Sevilla has been Andalucía’s center of power and influence since Fernando III of Castilla tossed out the Almohad rulers in 1248. But Fernando wisely left Barrio Santa Cruz intact, and the tangled ancient streets of the Judería still make the medieval era palpable. As the first major city in the heart of Andalucía to return to Spanish hands, Sevilla has a markedly Christian countenance. The city is studded with churches and former convents funded by the riches that flowed into the city from its 16th to 18th century trade monopoly with the New World.
If you choose lodging near the cathedral, the bells may jar you awake. Locals who grew up nearby claim they never notice the sound, and it’s true that most visitors become accustomed to them quickly. During Semana Santa and feria, hotels double or even triple their rates, with increases often announced at the last minute. If you’re going to be in Sevilla at these times, arrive with an ironclad reservation and an agreed price before checking in.
The North African influence on Sevilla cuisine is obvious in the honey-sweetened pastries and the abundant dates, almonds, saffron, and lemons. Gazpacho was made here with almonds and garlic long before tomatoes arrived from the New World, and breads are still baked in ancient ovens.