Where to stay in Seville?

Seville is the fourth largest city in Spain and one of the most romantic and lively on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the pearl of Andalusia, and its personality is the term that best describes it and its citizens. Here there are no clichés, here there is bullfighting, flamenco, tapas bars on every corner and fiesta, lots of fiesta.

Our charming accommodations are in the very centre of the city and, above all, in the old Barrio de Santa Cruz. We have selected the best and most authentic boutique hotels in Seville as well as the most beautiful vacation rentals.

Our collections divide them by characteristics that may help you to choose the one that best suits your preferences:

What to do in Seville

The Santa Cruz neighbourhood and its surroundings are the ideal place to stay in Seville. With its narrow, labyrinthine streets, flower-filled courtyards and picturesque squares, this neighbourhood has a unique charm. Here you will find an abundance of restaurants and tapas bars to enjoy the authentic local gastronomy.

Another neighbourhood worth visiting is the Barrio de Triana, located on the other side of the Guadalquivir River, where you can experience the authentic Andalusian essence and bohemian atmosphere. There is also the Arenal, located next to the river, known for its lively and festive atmosphere, ideal for those wishing to be close to the Maestranza Bullring, the Torre del Oro and the Plaza de España. Here you will find an abundance of bars and restaurants to enjoy the delicious local gastronomy.

The Alameda neighbourhood is the liveliest place to go out at night in Seville, away from the mass tourism and with restaurants offering more competitive prices for dinner. It's a vibrant and bohemian place, perfect for a lively and authentic night out away from the more touristy areas.

Be sure to visit the Jardines de Murillo, the Real Alcázar, Calle Mateas Gago and Calle Santa María La Blanca / San José. Stop every time you come across an ancient church and take time to admire its charm. Seville is home to the impressive Seville Cathedral, which includes the converted minaret of the former Moorish mosque, known as "La Giralda", as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus. These are places not to be missed during your visit to this beautiful city. Each of them has a rich history and unique charm that will transport you back in time and allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of Seville. Enjoy every moment and let yourself be surprised by the beauty and magic that this wonderful city has to offer.

Bullfighting and flamenco are essential elements of Sevillian culture. Bullfights take place in the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, while flamenco is performed in tablaos and peñas. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is an emotional celebration with religious processions through the streets of the city. These three pillars represent the rich culture and traditions of Seville.

Tapas in Seville

After a day of sightseeing, you can indulge in the national sport: tapas in the many bars in the Santa Cruz, Triana, Arenal and Macarena neighbourhoods, each with its own specialities and each bar with its own star tapa. This means that if you go to just one tapas place, you've barely touched the surface, as each has at least one speciality and one star tapa.

In Andalusia and, of course, in Seville, it is customary to offer a free tapa when ordering a drink. This means that when you order a beer or wine, the waiter will automatically serve you a small portion of food as an accompaniment. But you can also find tapas on the menu, which you pay for, and tapas of the day, which vary according to the chef's offerings. You can also order “raciones”, which are larger portions, or “tablas”, which are a combination of different tapas to share between several people.

Below, we recommend some traditional tapas places:

  • Bodega Santa Cruz
  • Alvaro el Perejil
  • El Riconcillo
  • Freiduría Puerta de la Carne
  • Bodeguita Romero
  • Casa Morales
  • Los Claveles
  • Becerrista
  • El Disparate
  • Casa Ricardo
  • Bodega Gongora

The markets and city fairs (ferias) are also good places for tapas. There are tapas tours already available for those who want to be sure to have a unique experience: Secret Food Tours