Situated next to Plaza de Armas bus station, this modern hotel has a rooftop pool with views over the river and Isla Cartuja.
Handily located, this large hotel is not far from the main shopping area, very close to the Bellas Artes museum, and opposite (literally) the only cinema in Seville which shows films in English. If you’re heading east out of town, either by bus or car, then this is the best place to stay, as you’re minutes from the motorway and less than an hour from Huelva beaches and El Rocio, while Portugal’s not much further.
Built for the 1992 Expo, across the river on Isla Cartuja, the curved building has a ground-floor lobby bar, and is decorated in a clean, unfussy style, with tactile beige sofas and small round tables. The 262 rooms are simple, with wood floors and glass and steel furniture. There are two restaurants, although you’re probably better off at one of the many nearby tapas bars and five meeting rooms. The roof top pool is surrounded by wooden decking, with sunloungers and shady area.
Right next to the hotel is a landmark building, the original train station (also called Plaza de Armas), which was built for the 1929 Expo in mudejar style. Now a shopping centre with bars, restaurants (fast food, own-brewed beer, American and Italian) and a cinema, it has retained its magnificent structure, including a curved roof with impressive stained-glass and steel window.
- Car park with direct lift to hotel
- Rooftop pool with river views
- Handy for museums and Isla Cartuja
- Free wifi
Perfect for: no-nonsense rooms, swim-with-a-view and film fans.
Address: Avenida Marques de Paradas, s/n, Casco Antiguo, 41001 Sevilla