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
"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.
"A good place to stay"
Well located a 15 minute walk from the cathedral and downtown attractions in a quiet and narrow one way street. Good tapas nearby, Seville's only Michelin starred restaurant (Abantal - see my review) a 20 minute walk away as was the more modern Eslava and the soundly traditional El Rinconcillo only 5 minutes away (see my reviews). We had a Palacio room booked via SLH. No upgrade was offered. The room was as described - but be aware our room and I suspect others too have limited windows to the outside and because of the moorish nature of the courtyard design some windows were permanently closed as they looked straight onto the walkway around the internal space - this included bathroom windows. iMac in the room Free non-alcohol mini bar replenished daily - water, fruit juices, coke Wifi so so Separate bath and shower. Loo in a separate room. Good space. Katari own brand toiletries. Breakfast until 11am Small outside area and larger inside areas. All you would expect with cooked to order hot dishes. Bon Marie jams / preserves Helpful friendly staff - but once again and I seem to find this more and more, reception staff had no real detailed knowledge of where a tourist might want to go or do. Seville is good for walking and you can get around to most places from the hotel by foot.. Lovely city, felt safe and relatively quiet. Good food. My web page is thetonytraveller and you can follow me on Twitter @tonytraveller
"A solid choice, near but a bit of a walk from the heart of the old city"
Welcome was warm and friendly. We booked one of the top suites, the Palacio Suite, which is actually a junior suite, but with sky-high ceilings and a gorgeous mix of period detail and modern design. Outside of the room, the many courtyard area is open air, so very warm, but charming. Breakfast was included in our rate, and was quite good, but probably not worth paying for separately. We enjoyed our stay, but it didn't feel like a full-service luxury hotel, so I had some regret when we stopped at the Hotel Alfonso XIII, the grande dame right in the heart of the city, and wished I'd booked there instead. But Palacio de Villapanes was perfectly fine -- without any service hiccups, and close enough, but still a bit of a walk, to the major sites.
Type of room: DeLuxe Stay: 3 nights First room: a room for handicapped people. I don´t want to arrive at a supposedly 5-star hotel and get this kind of room, apart from facing a court yard with lots of people circulating. That means " noisy ". Second room: Was it 022 maybe' A dark room on the way down to the spa but it was better than the first one, so we accepted. Surprise, surprise. After some minutes, we hear like water pouring down from the ceiling! Someone taking a shower or using the bathroom upstairs. Ok, let´s recharge our phones. IMPOSSIBLE because there are no plugs in the room, or the ones there are are occupied. No plugs at the desk!! Is this really a five-star hotel' We try to wash our hands but the water stays in the sink. Oh, thanks to someone who told us to press down the drain, we could get rid of it. We leave the room - the lights in the stairs turn on and off according to their whim, not to our movement. And pillows are very flat - I wonder if that is a pillow at all. We had to ask the housekeeper for pillows. No pillow menu. The next day, we were moved to another room - 013. Facing the street ( not possible to sleep with an open window ), and again, we had to pass in front of reception to accede to it. The difference was a small sofa in the room. No plugs AGAIN at the desk, nowhere to put the towels on after a shower, few hangers in the wardrobe, again, the bed headboard is curved so you can´t reach the lights of the room... Our experience was very negative at this hotel; this is not a five-star; rooms are too dark with bad installations of everything; bathrooms that are black ( there was mold in 022 ). Even if the hotel manager says the building is old, there is no reason for offering such rooms as that has nothing to do with the building but rather the way they made the rooms. It was like finishing very quickly and make the hotel run to get the money back. Breakfast was included, but I have seen them much, much better. There is no warm food and you have to ask for it. No wonder we only saw other 10 people having breakfast in the 3 days. We also have the impression that reservations made by Booking.com get the worst rooms, like caves. We only stayed in rooms on the ground floor, never on other floors. I would like to see what the hotel has to say about that. My two stars go to the staff, trying to solve everything.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM