Settle into this Andalusian capital and birthplace of flamenco with a hotel that embraces Seville's history. You'll find features like tile mosaics, modern cuisine, and open courtyards with charm that echoes the Royal Alcázar itself at these spots.

Corral del Rey

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If you're looking for a charming hidden retreat, look no further than the Corral del Rey. Understated from the outside but lushly decorated inside, this boutique hotel is all about personal service and exceptional local staff who will help with any goal or need you may have, whether it's just carrying your bags or booking a private tapas tour. The building started life as a 17th-century casa palacio, and retains accents like the atrium patio, Roman marble columns, and original wood carving details.

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace and plunge pool with a glass of wine, or pay a visit to the downstairs bar and dining room for an all-day menu of tapas, Spanish wines, and sherries under the original wooden ceiling and walls decked with fine art. Your spot in the old quarter of Barrio Alfalfa, just five minutes from the Cathedral, keeps your stay in tune with the historic atmosphere.

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

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Summers in Seville are not to be trifled with, but you can stay cool with a stay at Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza. Once an 18th-century neighborhood courtyard, the hotel is now a relaxing oasis in the middle of the Old Town. In addition to the hotel terrace pool, the interior patios and cobbled courtyards are designed to maximize breezes with authentic stone, clay, and chalk construction.

Sample modern Andalusian cuisine at the courtyard Azahar restaurant or tapas by the pool. The Bodyna spa is also located on the roof so you can sip juices on the solarium terrace before your massage or beauty treatment.

Las Casas de la Judería

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The multiple houses of Las Casas de la Judería create a secret retreat all their own, surrounding more than 40 patios, gardens, tunnels, and inner paths. The fountains, statues, columns, and other decor are designed to make you feel like you're walking through history, with a total of 27 buildings in classical decor. All the rooms are different, with names referencing historical events or previous residents of the houses.

Relax at the rooftop pool or ancient-Roman-inspired spa lined with tiled mosaics, then recline on one of the traditional Andalusian patios. The location in the Old Jewish Quarter means that top attractions like the Cathedral, Giralda, Reales Alcázares, Casa Pilatos, and Archivo de Indias are all nearby.

Hotel Alfonso XIII

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Opulent Hotel Alfonso XIII is an institution in itself for guests who want to indulge. Just walking into the grand halls is like taking a tour through one of Seville's palaces, complete with swooping arches, intricate tile mosaics, orange trees, and a courtyard. Quite literally built for royalty, the hotel was constructed in 1929 for royal visitors and other VIP guests attending the world fair.

Grab a gin and tonic at the Bar Americano or settle in at Restaurante San Fernando. Lounge alongside the large garden pool and neighboring Ena terrace bar. When you want to explore the city, its location in the city center means easy access to all the top spots.

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