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Hotel Palacio de Villapanes
Ranked #6 of 176 Hotels in Seville
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“Lovely hotel with very attentive staff”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights in May. This hotel is tucked away in a quiet back street but luxurious nevertheless. Probably the best bed I have ever slept in, great showers and free mini bar stocked with water, fruit juices and beer. Much appreciated in the heat. Our room also had a shared balcony but the room adjacent was empty. The outside courtyard was shaded and a nice place to relax but like some other reviewers the staff were missing and we had to keep going to the reception to find someone to take an order. However the rest of the staff from the restaurant staff to the room maids and reception couldn't have been more helpful. The reception made several helpful recommendations about eating out. While breakfast was a bit pricey at €20 it was extensive. There was even a bottle of Cava open so may be it justified its price. Would certainly stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We just returned from our 3 night stay at this amazing hotel. I honestly can't think of one negative thing about our exeperience. The hotel staff was friendly from the moment you walk in the door -- always offering a great restaurant to try, something to see, or a cold refreshing drink. The hotel itself is gorgeous. An old palace renovated into a hotel, but still maintains that Spanish eloquence and the history. Our room (grand deluxe) was phenomenal. Beautiful bathroom with a soaking tub and dual sinks. The shower had three settings -- including hydro massage, my personal favorite. The bed was extremely comfortable and the windows that opened and overlooked the terrace were great. Everything was always spotless. I really liked that the mini bar was free of charge -- easy to grab a juice in the morning or have a glass of water before bed. All in all, a fantastic stay. I will return, but until then, I'll tell all of my friends and family to stay here!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Lovely hotel with extremely attentive staff; from the front desk people to the cleaning lady. It has the charm and magic of old Sevilla with all the modern amenities. Huge rooms, comfortable beds and sitting area, separated bathroom/shower/bath. Tucked away in narrow alleys of the old city and within walking distance of all attractions such as the Alcazar, the old cathedral, ... and a ten minute taxi ride to the main train station. I'd definitely stay there again on my next visit and would recommend it to friends and family.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Just back from 5 nights staying here in Seville.

The entrance to the hotel is impressive. From a tiny side side you walk up marble steps through a huge open door in to a beautiful open courtyard, with a fountain at its centre. A calming oasis from the heat of the city. Walking through in to a more central courtyard, with tasteful sofas, chairs, tables and sun umbrellas. Sour orange trees, plants and herbs made this a peaceful place to have a drink and relax. However the tiled floor needs some repair work done and the soft furnishings are a bit tatty and need replacing. We also found that you had to keep going back to reception to order drinks, as there was not any other staff nearby. I also agree with previous comments about the roof terrace. It is an amazing space and a great sun trap. But not very inviting, with uncomfortable sun loungers, a tiny plunge pool and one token Bourganvillia. It needs better quality sun loungers/sun terrace furniture and some plants to make it a 5* space.

Our room (322) was lovely. A very comfortable bed and pillows plus and a very large shower.The mirrored shiny black tiles in the toilet were odd. Who wants to see yourself sitting on the toilet? We could also have done with more hanging wardrobe space and there were not enough drawers. We found room to be very clean. Towels, dressing gowns and sheets changed every day.

We mainly had breakfast at one of the many local establishments. A five minute walk away - turn right out of the hotel - and left at the end of the road. We had the traditional orange juice,coffee and toast for less than 6 euros for the two of us. We did have the hotel buffet once, which did have some great hot and cold selections. But at 20 euros each, felt this was way overpriced. Not really value for the money charged.

This hotel is a good 10 minute walk through the side streets to the bustling tapas bars/restaurants near La Girlada, Seville Cathedral etc. It took us 2 days to learn a route, as the side streets all look the same!

Other top tips - the big tour groups(and there are a lot!) all seem to meet in the morning to look at the main attractions. The queue for the Cathedral was really long every morning. But after lunch it was much better. We went about 2.30pm and it was fairly quick. Also remember to take cash as they do not accept card payments!

All in all we had a really good trip, but I think they have a way to go before they become a 5* hotel.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We really enjoyed AlmaSevilla Palacio de Villapanes. As soon as you enter, you can only be impressed by the Palace and its patio. The service was attentive, and very friendly. The bed was so confortable (perfect mattress, you can sleep for hours). We also enjoyed the spa (sauna and showers). A great experience for a people seeking a quiet and unique time in Seville!

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Woodinville, Washington
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

After a crazy drive through the city, we could this piece of heaven. It is quietly grand the moment you get inside.
Staff was super helpful with suggestions .
Room was luxurious with own private patio
inside courtyard, away from The city noise was perfect for a book, or glass of wine.
The bed is rated in my lifetime top 5!!!!

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We have just returned from a three day visit to Seville and stayed at the Hotel Palacio de Villapanes. Apart from a little difficulty finding the hotel as the taxi from the airport just dropped us at the end of the road and told us it was just down the road, and then charging us €32 for a short trip from the airport, things improved considerably. The hotel itself is really lovely with a delightful courtyard reception area and then a fantastic terrace with orange trees to the rear of the hotel. The rooms were a good size and very well equipped. We had booked a Deluxe room and Grand Deluxe room. In fact the Deluxe room was brighter and nicer than the Grand DeLuxe but both were very good and the beds were extremely comfortable with fantastic goosedown pillows. We would have no hesitation recommending it to any visitors to Seville as it is within easy walking distance to all the tourist sights and yet very quiet and secluded.

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Property: Hotel Palacio de Villapanes
Address: Santiago 31, 41003 Seville, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 176 Hotels in Seville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Palacio de Villapanes 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps away from the historic Barrio de Santa Cruz, next to the vital center of Seville city, raises the Hotel Palacio de Villapanes, a shining jewel with all its splendour preserving its barroque legacy, at the same time it will transport you to the Mudejar time, inviting you to become a part of history. Built in the XVIII century for Mr. Manuel Lopez Pintado, the first Torreblanca de Aljarafe Marquis, it has been excellently renovated, maintaining its architectonic richness. Turned into a Luxury Hotel, its classical elegant style combine perfectly with a distinguish ambience, where you will be able to let go your five senses, enhanced by the fusion amongst modern design and andalusian culture, to discover and experience the most authentic Seville. Once you cross the entrance , you discover the experience of a Palace life, breathing all the contrasts and getting lost in the privacy and exquisite delight of its magnificent mudejar patio where you will be able to enjoy a welcome drink and let time go by with the best company. Each and every corner of the hotel invites you to relax and romanticism, standing out the magnificent marble and stone arches and columns , also the splendid height of its ceilings, the carpet like parquetry floors or its enormous noble wooden doors, showing the beautiful past power combined with exquisite furniture pieces from international designers. You will get lost in a sea of sensations, with its minimal design, exclusive warm and cozy luxury suites equipped with the latest technology to satisfy the most demanding guests who are looking for the delight of small intimate and personalized spaces created to dream in its balconies which caress the light over the Giralda and la Catedral de Sevilla. ... more   less 
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