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.
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"Business but mostly pleasure"
We loved our stay here. The staff are great, they are generally friendly with a sense of humour and very helpful. Our room on the 3rd floor was really good although I missed not having a window (my only complaint). Highly recommended staying here.
"More than a great hotel--a great memory"
My stay at the Palacio de Villapanes was one of the most satisfying and memorable that I have had at any hotel. I asked for a quiet room with a King size bed. I was given the most quiet hotel room that I ever have had (there was no view of the street; but in this neighborhood you have to go out into the street to view it; and my room shared a terrace, open to the sky, with just one other room). The mattress was the most comfortable mattress I ever have slept on--more comfortable than the mattress in my own home (take note, however, that my preference in mattresses tends more toward the soft than the firm). The restaurant provided dinners crafted to meet my specific special needs, down to the smallest detail. Regardless of the hour, the hotel staff consistently took the initiative of looking for ways to be helpful, and without conveying any suggestion that such behavior required a tip. Some people may consider it a downside that the hotel is not walking distance from the famous tourist sites or modern shopping centers (unless you are a vigorous walker). Taxi fare to such places ranges from 5 to 8 Euros. On the other hand, the hotel's location puts it right in the heart of authentic, undiluted Sevilla--a memorable experience in its own right (the hotel is closer to the airport than are the tourist sites, and is only a ten minute walk to the train station--if you can avoid getting lost in the (fascinating) maze of Sevilla's streets; it is only a 40 minute train ride to Cordoba, which is an excellent day trip). If you have any serious interest in Spanish history, you should take a 30 minute trip by public bus to Italica--the excavated ruins of the first Roman town built in Spain (which was followed by 600 years during which Spain was a leading Roman province). If you go there in the off season, you may have the entire site to yourself--a stunning experience. The Palacio de Villapanes was built in the 1700s as a palace for a Marquis. As recently as 9 years ago, despite what must have been crushing property taxes, the Marquis's descendants were living there still. If those descendants ever had experienced the level of service provided by the current management, they might never have left.
We spent two nights in their large suite as we were traveling with our daughter. The hotel is absolutely beautiful! We really liked our suite - the design is lovely, there is a free minibar (with soft drinks and beer and sangria), a Nespresso machine, Loewe television, Apple computer and Molton Brown toiletries. The only small issue my husband had was that it faces onto the road and the street noise woke him up a few times. It would also be nice if robes and towels for three were provided instead of two. The service was excellent, from making reservations for us before our arrival to passing on the information that it was my birthday to the hotel where we had dinner, and we also had some sangria and Spanish ham as a welcome gift. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is excellent and fairly good value at 20 euros per person but it's also feasible to walk to a nearby cafe and have breakfast there (which we did one morning). We really enjoyed the roof terrace. The pool is only a plunge pool but great for cooling down in the heat. The terrace is very peaceful and quiet and there is waiter-service for drinks and snacks. We also loved the bar where you can sit outside to have your drink. The hotel let us extend our checkout by one hour which was nice (unfortunately, our friends weren't as lucky).
What a fantastic hotel! The decor is modern Spanish with a Turkish twist. Excellent customer service. Our room was in the ‘modern’ part of the hotel but was very clean and stylish. Good sized room and bathroom with power shower ( including body jets) . The staff are so friendly and helpful. We were welcomed with a glass of cava as we were checked in and shown around the hotel. Would recommend the breakfast in the vaulted basement ( it was painted white with great lighting so did not feel oppressive ) buffet selection with hot cooked breakfast on request for 20€ per person. Eat all you like! We also took a glass of bubbly after breakfast and sat in the lovely sunny courtyard. This hotel has so many features like the roof top terrace with sun loungers and cold plunge pool and the wellness centre in the basement which is a darkened room with two loungers , steam and sauna rooms and a great ‘pebble walk’ to relax your feet! There is also a small gym. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but chose to sample local cuisine instead. It is in a great location to many walkable attractions.
"Beautiful but Not 5 Star"
Our first trip to Seville and we stayed in the very beautiful hotel, Palacio de Villapanes Sevilla. I can’t say my first impression was good because the Bellman appeared irritated when I politely declined his taking my luggage—which is why I am glad I didn’t tip him when the front desk person graciously offered to hold our luggage as we arrived 10:45am. My brother tipped him 5 euro and his luggage wasn’t delivered to his room, yet MY luggage was delivered when we returned at 4pm. Our Room 021 was on the ground floor right off the lobby and I worried about noise level. We didn’t hear noise often from the lobby, but we heard Everything from our neighbor and from upstairs as the walls are paper thin. Also I think water from upstairs drained through our pipes because we heard it especially in the middle of the night. We didn’t have a couch, a bed bench, or as large as closet as my brothers room (same price). The outdoor patio is nice with a view of the sky. The shower has multiple heads which was the best part of the room, and Molton Brown soaps. Room was clean and bed very comfortable. The room was always hot and we finally figured out each time we enter the room, we have to turn it on (the power cuts out when you leave room). I don’t know who rates the hotels that are displayed in front of each hotel. Our 4 Star hotel in Cordoba was superior to this 5 Star hotel in Sevilla because: friendlier and more engaged staff, quieter & more comfortable rooms, a superb complimentary breakfast. Understandably Sevilla is a more expensive city, but as much as I have traveled, I have experienced better.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM