COOL HOTELS | Seville | Hotel Palacio de Villapanés

COOL HOTELS | Seville | Hotel Palacio de Villapanés

Hotel Palacio de Villapanes, Seville

Hotel Palacio de Villapanés, in Seville, Spain, was originally built as a private mansion for the Marques of Villapanés in the 18th century. It is now a fabulously designed hotel. A set of rose-colored marble steps lead to the stunning arched entrance, surrounded by elaborately filigreed ironwork.

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The street is quiet, and unassuming, so it’s a surprise to find such a grandiose entrance.

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The palace is built around a light-filled, marble-floored, balconied courtyard.

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Hotel Palacio de Villapanés_Seville_Spain

A grand staircase leads up to the balcony level.

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Hotel Palacio de Villapanés_Seville_Spain

Throughout the building, traditional historical elements are presented in a contemporary manner – like these lighted plexiglass panels printed with traditional Moorish tile patterns.

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Hotel Palacio de Villapanés_Seville_Spain

Even the room numbers are silk-screened with a typical tile pattern.

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The pattern of this wood parquet floor also resembles the famous tile patterns.

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Original Spanish azulejos cover a wall behind a contemporary leather chair. A perfect balance of historical and contemporary.

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The guest rooms are designed to fit in with the setting, but have a modern edge that I love.

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Hotel Palacio de Villapanés_Seville_Spain

My room was reached by walking through another interior courtyard, filled with fragrant orange trees…

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…and this is my glorious, early morning view.

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I loved Sevilla – the flamenco shows, the azulejos, the flea market, the people – and Hotel Palacio de Villapanés.

Magnífico!

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Alma Sevilla Hotel Palacio de Villepanés
Santiago, 31
41003 Sevilla
Spain
www.almasevilla.com

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