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Special Collection

Reviews of the Special Collection Hotels in Andalucia. We provide a first-person review of each of these prestigious establishments, so that you can have confidence that an experienced professional journalist has stayed at the hotel and can offer their expert opinion, recommending it for its excellence.

To stay on one of Seville’s prettiest and most historic squares, the tree-lined Plaza Doña Elvira, so you can explore barrio Santa Cruz on foot. The hotel is located right on the pedestrianised square, which is located in barrio Santa Cruz, close to the Alcazar. Many rooms overlook the plaza's orange trees with their lush foliage, providing essential shade in summer, and beautiful ceramic-tiled benches which line its cobbled walkways.
To enjoy an elegant ambience, smack between the hip Alameda and the shopping area - craft-beer bars or shoe heaven - and hang out in a breezy rooftop bar with views. This hotel is located on a main street (rooms are well-insulated for sound) which runs between the Alameda de Hercules, a main nightlife centre with tapas bars and nightclubs galore, and the main shopping area, where you can't move for Zara branches and shoes shops.
Pez Espada Hotel is located on the seafront in Montemar, Torremolinos, the hotel offers secluded gardens, swimming pools and large shaded terraces. Guests have a private entrance that leads directly to the beach. The former fishing village of La Carihuela is just a few minutes stroll along the promenade. Here one will find a maze of artisan shops, tapas bars and excellent fish and seafood restaurants.
This is the only hotel in Seville which directly overlooks the Alcazar gardens. It's a beautifully converted 17th century casa palacio, small and beautifully styled. Garden-lovers will be in heaven, with the full view of the palm-fringed palace gardens, especially if they can nab one of the top floor rooms with private plant-filled terrace, which enjoys unimpeded views over the fence.
The luxury hotel scene in Seville moved up a gear in November 2016, with the opening of the glamorous Mercer Seville, sister to the similarly tasteful luxe Mercer Barcelona, which has a reputation for service second to none. These hotels are supremely stylish, decorated with exquisite taste and superb attention to detail.
Do you dream of being transported to a relaxing, peaceful place in sun-drenched southern Spain, where the only noises are birdsong and the occasional chimes from church bells? Casa Vesta is a remote, luxurious, independently-owned small boutique hotel in the hills of Aracena. Proprietors Fernando Franco and Gisela Loewe are avid art collectors and Casa Vesta has one of the finest private contemporary art collections in Andalucia.
Right on beautiful Plaza de España in Vejer, with its famous tiled frog fountain and bustling cafes, this characterful, cosy hotel spread across neighbouring 1000-year-old houses, terraces and patios offers excellent service and superb food, in the heart of one of Andalucia's prettiest villages.
This five-star luxury hotel offers a wellbeing programme with five meals and only 1300 calories per day, created by two-Michelin-star chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz restaurant. It boasts a 3000 m2 of state-of-the art spa, a beautiful outdoor pool which is heated all year around, and front line views to the Mediterranean, all in a totally private, tranquil oasis in Andalucía, yet close to the glamorous resort of Marbella.
In a word, to relax. Situated in quiet, picturesque countryside between Seville and Jerez, it's an enchanting hideaway - a small, family-owned hotel in a converted 18th-century Andalucian olive farm with a chilled yet luxurious ambience, its grounds full of lush vegetation, comfy outdoor sofás crammed with pretty cushions, alfresco bars, and swimming pools. By night, the garden is lit by candles - a magical sight.

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Right in the historic centre of Seville, yet on a quiet street, this superb, luxurious boutique hotel spread across several traditional Sevillano mansions offers faultless service and sumptuous décor, from monogrammed linens to Lutron lighting, and all-round high-tech wizardry.

Here at Andalucia.com we want you to get the very best out of your stay in this beautiful region of southern Spain. With this in mind, we have compiled a highly select group of the finest hotels in Andalucia which we would like to recommend: the Andalucia.com Special Collection. All these establishments are outstanding for their stunning location, superb service, and exceptional style.
This hotel is a true landmark - a Mudejar palace built for a king, whose name it takes. Located near the Parque Maria Luisa, the Alfonso XIII has an important place is Seville's history, and in its affections.
Hotel Palacio de Villapanes boasts a formidable entrance of pale-coloured stone, topped by a heraldic crest. Inside, a red marble floor and imposing black pillars lead to the patio; the 18th-century palace’s historic pedigree (it was built by the 1st Marques de Torre Blanca del Aljarafe; the Villapanes title was taken by a descendant) is further evident from another massive coat of arms on the grand staircase.