Hotels in historic buildings in Andalucia
Hotels in historic buildings in Andalucia are modern or traditional hotels housed in restored historic buildings. In the centre of Andalucian towns and villages, you will find beautiful 18th-century 'señorial' houses, or casa-palacios (mansions), which have been converted into hotels of great charm and character.
Many hotels in historic buildings feature Roman or Moorish artefacts or constructions discovered during restoration works. Some hotels buildings have been reconstructed on Moorish foundations, while others are built onto walls which used to be part of the medieval town or village's defensive muralla.
In most cases, the main building structure is more recent, and establishing the dates of previous reconstructions is difficult, without doubt each hotel has their own individual charm.
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This facility opens the historic 'Casa del Corregidor' Palace to the public and is located on the banks of the Guadalete River.
15th-century convent with a mix of Christian and Moorish interior design.
This 16th-century Renaissance palace is located in the heart of Úbeda. A lovely way to enjoy an inland city full of monuments.
Stay in the Cazorla Nature Reserve and enjoy fabulous views from your hilltop hotel.
This is your chance to stay in a magnificent converted 14th-century Moorish citadel.
This charming restored Andalusian manor house is set in olive groves, 20 km from Granada. It has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor pool and a large family-owned chapel, built in 1878. Surrounded by fields of wheat and sunflowers.
Situated in a delightful area of Seville, the picturesque and authentic Barrio de Santa Cruz, the hotel is an attractive, converted house centred around a stunning courtyard, and dating back to the 16th century.
Hotel Dona Maria is set in a former palace in central Seville, offering views of the famous Cathedral and the Giralda. It features a seasonal rooftop swimming pool and bar, and free WiFi access.
Hotel Palacio de Mariana Pineda is a renovated 17th-century palace in the Albaicín district of Granada, facing the Alhambra. It offers free WiFi and a variety of beauty and massage treatments.
This stunning 16th-century property, perfectly set overlooking the Alhambra, has been beautifully restored, inspired by the poems written by Juan Ramon Jimenez in Granada.
Hotel Boutique Palacio Pinello is located in central Seville's beautiful historic centre, just 200 metres from the impressive Gothic cathedral. It offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.
Hotel Casa 1800 Granada is a restored 16th-century building set in central Granada, within 500 metres of the Alhambra. It offers free afternoon snacks, free WiFi and a typical Andalusian patio.
Located on the hill in Arcos de la Frontera, La Casa de Bovedas offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with TV. It features free WiFi in communal areas, and a terrace with views.
Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia is set within 27 traditional Sevillan houses in Barrio Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter, connected by passages and courtyards. It offers a rooftop swimming pool, spa, traditional Andalusian patios and classic decor.
A 25-minute walk from Granada's Alhambra, Hotel Parraga Siete is set in a charming 19th-century building in the old town. It offers stylish rooms and an a la carte restaurant.
Hospederia La Querencia is a small yet elegant 19th-century hotel located in a red brick building in the main square of Bujalance. All rooms are air-conditioned and have free WiFi and digital TV.
This early 17th-century monastery is next to the Genil River, just 300 metres from Granada Convention Centre. There is free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in all rooms.
The 19th-century Garvey Palace is located in the historic quarter of Sherry capital Jerez de la Frontera. It offers large, uniquely decorated rooms with hydromassage baths and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
Set in the very heart of ancient Cordoba, this typically Andalusian hotel is located near the city's impressive Mosque and other monuments. The Hostal La Fuente was built around a traditional Spanish courtyard in the mid-19th century.
The impressive Casa de Carmona is a 16th-century Renaissance palace with 33 unique bedrooms in the centre of the beautiful town of Carmona. It has a library and an outdoor swimming pool.
Hotel Boutique Convento Cadiz is a 17th-century convent in the centre of the historic port of Cadiz and just 25 metres from the Palacio de Congresos Conference Centre. It has a charming interior courtyard.
This accommodation is a former palace dating from the 16th century, situated in the Renaissance district of the medieval town of Sabiote in Jaen province.
Monasterio San Miguel is set in an 18th-century monastery in the centre of El Puerto de Santa Maria, 2.5 km from the beach. It offers free WiFi throughout.
Casa del Capitel Nazari is a 16th-century palace in Granada's medieval Moorish quarter of Albayzin. It has an ornate Andalusian courtyard and offers rooms with free WiFi and cable TV.
Itaca Hotel Jerez occupies the impressive 19th-century Maria Auxiliadora Convent. It offers free Wi-Fi, and is 650 metres from Jerez Train Station and a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral.
Almoraima Hotel is a restored 17th century convent offering stylish accommodation in a tranquil setting. The chic rooms feature modern decor. Some look onto the central courtyard and some have a traditional fireplace
Located between Seville and Cordoba, this romantic hotel is set in a 15th-century monastery and maintains original features, such as vaulted ceilings. It has an outdoor pool in the gardens.
Set in an 18th-century palace, this hotel boasts a beautiful, Andalusian-style courtyard. Centrally-located in Sanlucar de Barrameda, it is handy for visiting the sights of this charming seaside town - famous for its manzanilla sherry.
Featuring a beautiful Andalusian courtyard and roof terrace looking onto the Giralda, Vincci la Rabida is set in a charming mansion dating from the 18th century.
Built in 1932, this listed building located just outside Malaga city preserves much of its historic charm and has over 3,500m² of public areas, gardens and terraces.
The charming Hotel Puerta de la Luna is set in a beautiful 17th-century mansion in Baeza's old town. It features an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a popular restaurant.
Hotel Molino del Arco is a typical cortijo Andaluz from the beginning of the 18th century. The hotel is located 13 km from Ronda city centre.
The Hacienda de San Rafael is set among olive trees halfway between the historic towns of Seville and Jerez. It offers a combination of rustic charm, peace and modern luxury.
Historic hotels in Andalucia
The grande dame hotels of Andalucia, with their iconic names and brands, offer an unmissable opportunity to experience the heritage of this beautiful and fascinating region, which breathes Moorish and Christian history.
When you walk through the doors of a historic hotel, you can almost sense the centuries of significant events its walls have witnessed. These very special properties, often with superb location, unique architecture and intriguing original features, are prized for their illustrious guests past and present, their fascinating stories, and all-important heritage in the context of their local environment.
The historic building may be a restoration, or even a complete rebuild using the original footprint and keeping the facade. Andalucia.com - like famoushotels.org - designates 50 years as a cut-off for inclusion in our list of historic hotels in Andalucia. More>