You can't really get any more central than this. Right next to the Cathedral with a huge selection of tapas bars and restaurants nearby, including those belonging to the hotel itself. A few minutes' walk in one direction will take you to the main shopping area, and in the other direction you'll find yourself in the famous Barrio Santa Cruz.
There are 60 rooms, ranging from small interior rooms to luxurious suites. Grey and red tones contrast with natural wood and stone, creating a very pleasant modern look. All rooms have a flatscreen TV with satellite service, free WiFi, and provide bathrobes and slippers.
The rooftop terrace has spectacular views of the Cathedral and especially of the Giralda tower. Here you can enjoy cocktails and - weather permitting - snacks at the rooftop bar. There is also a rooftop pool and solarium.
Eating and drinking
Several options for eating within the hotel complex include Japanese fusion at the curiously named Japo restaurant, and traditional tapas at Milagritos, which also has live flamenco shows at the weekends.
Santo Mediterranean Restaurant, by Michelin award-winning chef Martín Berasategui, offers fine dining in a fabulously-renovated space with a glass floor showing Roman ruins underneath.
Santo terrace Restaurant is open, weather permitting.
Wellness spa including sauna, steam room and therapeutic massages; Small exercise room with a bikes and elliptical machines; a rooftop pool.
Young international staff, most of whom speak English.
Who stays there
Hip young couples, media types and – surprisingly to me – families with children.
Breakfast costs 20 euros and is served either in the cafe next to the reception or in your room. Parking is a whopping 30 euros a day, the most expensive I've yet come across in Seville.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Central location
- Fabulous rooftop views
- Rooftop bar can be crowded
- Some rooms noisy or dark