The Palacio Villapanés Hotel stands few steps from the historic district of Santa Cruz. It is really a jewel that shines in all its glory, evoking even today, the Moorish style as important in its history. Built in the early eighteenth century by D.Manuel Lopez Pintado, the first Marquis of Torreblanca del Aljarafe and recently restored for a new level of art, design and decoration in order to discover, know and live the other Seville This beautiful hotel is located on the Santiago’s street with magnificent views of the Cathedral and the Giralda.
Amazing hotel - a little walk from the centre but well positioned.Comment of J. Robert , United Kingdom the 2014-02-04
"The good memories"
I keep the good memories about this hotel. First of all there are the good staff, friendly, hospitable, smiling. The nice location. Inside you have a nice impression from the old traditional Spanish style. Outside - the old Spanish city architecture. I liked it
"Beautiful, quiet oasis on the edge of the old city"
It's a bit hard to find, down a tiny street in a maze of similar streets, but OK with a good map. Take the airport bus to Prado San Sebastian and then it's a pleasant ten minute walk. It's a palace - nothing much on the outside but opens to a grand central courtyard and very welcoming staff. I came as a single visitor and my room was perfect: comfortable double bed, sofa, TV, superb shower, lots of storage, complimentary non alcoholic drinks in the fridge replenished every day. Service very helpful but unobtrusive. I forgot my plug adaptor: they had one immediately. Breakfast very good - also some good breakfasts available much more cheaply in local bars. Spa in the basement and terrace on the roof with great views (I was there in Jan but I expect the terrace is great in warmer months. The side courtyard with comfy chairs dotted among the orange trees is delightful. As it's not right in the centre it feels secluded and not taken over by the crowds - but in fact its a very pleasant 15 min walk from San Salvador and the main shopping drags. I walked easily to everything, In cool January the rooms were well heated: I am guessing that they are equally well cooled in hot August and there's lots of shade in the courtyards. Without show but straightforward attention to detail and comfort that is understated and stylish, I think it deserves its stars. A nice way to spend the first evening: walk 5 mins to the Setas or Mushrooms (weird modern structures crawling across a square), go to the basement for a ticket to the top and wander along the walkways with your complimentary glass of wine looking out over the city as the sun sets.
"Fabulous hotel for weekend city break"
Beautiful hotel in an historic building. Stylishly modernised, spacious rooms, great service. Located in a quiet street in the old part of Seville. Good breakfast. Hotel was a great base for a weekend city break with friends.
"Wonderful palace ten minutes walk away from the sights"
We booked a week at Palacio de Villapanes to celebrate a special occasion. We have always fancied Seville as we have friends who have visited. We did not want to stay right in the heart of the city preferring somewhere more tranquil. The palace itself is exquisite, it was like being in Morocco with a wonderful central courtyard in the entrance open to the elements. There are plenty of spaces outside to relax with a lovely cosy bar for fantastic gin and tonics and traditional bar. We were kindly upgraded to a Palacio Junior Suite room 201 which was marvellous. Very spacious with separate dressing area and large bathroom with a very deep freestanding bath and the best shower ever. The staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble and helped us book a trip to the spa at Aire de Seville in another of my reviews. I was disappointed with the spa on site but it was nice to have access to the sauna if needed. I would recommend this hotel as we really discovered the authentic Seville wandering along the maze of streets and the staff were a real credit to the hotel.
"Superb hotel in a wonderful city"
Just back from a 3 night trip to Seville and stayed at the Palacio de Villapanes hotel. We stayed on the 3rd floor and couldn't fault the room, it was superb. Large room, extremely comfortable bed, huge bathroom, a shower that you just don't want to get out of, 2 sinks, big TV, free minibar (no alcohol), nice views of the courtyard, daily newspaper delivered to the room etc. Hotel is located about 10 / 15 minute walk from the Cathedral down windy streets which you will definitely get lost along at some stage. There is a beautiful church directly across from the hotel (Santiago), we were blown away by it even though it doesn't look like it's open, definitely pay a visit. The location of the hotel was a great way to discover Seville on foot and we feel that we got to see more because of it. Don't even think of driving in this area, the streets are very narrow and winding. The staff in the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly, special thanks to Christian for his hospitality. Would recommend this hotel if you want 5 star luxury, it's like a quiet oasis in a bustling city.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM