Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville

Among Seville's most popular attractions, the five-star Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in its own right. The hotel provides ample space within spacious grounds opposite the Alcazar, where guests can experience outstanding cuisine, jazz music and swim in an outdoor pool.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Seville
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

Hotel Alfonso XIII is 5-star luxurious hotel with a palatial style, located in the historic quarter of Seville. Ornate decor and architecture, a serene outdoor pool and fine dining makes this hotel a luxury stay in an historic city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 5-minutes' walk from the Royal Alcázar of Seville

Closest airport Seville Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 20-minutes' drive from Seville Airport

Closest railway station Seville Santa Justa Station

Distance from railway station Seville Santa Justa Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor Swimming Pool (April to September), Fitness Centre, In-room Dining, Laundry, Luggage Storage, Beauty Salon, 24-hour Front Desk, Valet Parking, WiFi, Business Centre.

Out and about nearby

Hotel Alfonso XIII is located next to the University of Seville and opposite Alcazar of Seville, by the river. Within close walking distance are attractions such as Plaza de Espana, Seville Cathedral and Real Maestranza bullring.

The hotel was superb. It was my 65th and we were welcomed with champagne in our room and cake on the table at the meal.
Mr R, November 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 3 nights

From about

£980

Holiday Code EXH1532

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

Among Seville's most popular attractions, the five-star Hotel Alfonso XIII is a landmark in its own right, and an exquisite example of Andalucian architecture and design. Vast and ostentatious inside and out, this 1929 structure recreates the spirit of colonial excess with divine Moorish elements contrasting old-world Spanish features. Columns, arches and vivid touches of colour create an exotic elegance, while the surrounding gardens are filled with terraces and an outdoor swimming pool shaded by palm trees. These grounds offer great space and light to evoke a sense of removal from the hotel's urban location. Dine in style in San Fernando Restaurant, where vast windows cast the dining room in a sunny glow and take in inner courtyard views. Here, the dining experience is a sensory one, filled with the flavours of the Mediterranean which have been innovatively handled by Chef Carles Gasso. The stylish American Bar is for after-hours beverages accompanied by live jazz music on Friday afternoons and evenings. Be enchanted as you climb the intricately decorated stairwell; all marble underfoot, authentic dark wood Spanish beams above and Portuguese-style wall tiles in between. A gilded lantern hangs in the midst. Having been modernised in 2012, rooms and suites show ancient inspirations in a modern way, with elaborate patterns inscribed into wall mouldings, soft furnishings and rugs. A luxurious city centre foothold, Hotel Alfonso XIII immerses guests in Seville's rich cultural heritage for an all-encompassing city stay.

Room descriptions

Hotel Alfonso XIII has 151 rooms and suites with air conditioning, satellite LCD TV, cordless phone, alarm clock, minibar, safe, maid service, turndown service, wake-up service, WiFi.

Deluxe Room
Grand Deluxe Room
Junior Suite
Deluxe Suite
Executive Suite
Alcazares Suite
Royal Suite
The hotel was superb. It was my 65th and we were welcomed with champagne in our room and cake on the table at the meal.
Mr R, November 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 3 nights

From about

£980

Holiday Code EXH1532

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Malaga, Seville or Granada. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 25 minutes’ drive from Seville airport and we recommend that you take a taxi from the airport to the hotel or ask us to book a private car transfer for you. Depending on your itinerary, onward travel may be by train or hire-car.

The hotel was superb. It was my 65th and we were welcomed with champagne in our room and cake on the table at the meal.
Mr R, November 2018

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 3 nights

From about

£980

Holiday Code EXH1532

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville

About Andalusia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Andalusia offers the chance to explore a holiday destination famed for its indulgent climate and coastal appeal. The region cannot deny its fair share of sun, sea and sand, but what is often neglected to mention is the region's immense variety. Comprising of eight unique provinces, Andalusia spans west to east from the wetlands and the Atlantic Ocean to the deserts and the popular Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean Sea. Poised at the southern-most tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalusia acts as a gateway between the European and African continents, harbouring a myriad of influences that speak of the layers of civilisation that have roamed and inhabited the land. From the vibrant cities to the tiny white-washed villages, from vast sierras to the extensive coastline, Andalusia is a region of contrasts which promises an authentic luxury holiday.

Highlights of Andalusia

With 800km of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from - facing the Atlantic are the long, sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz, extending south from the Portuguese border to Tarifa; covering the area between Malaga and Gibraltar is the famous Costa del Sol, known for its numerous beach resorts which range from the cheap and cheerful to exclusive luxury; to the south of Granada is the Costa Tropical, a stretch of coast with sandy coves and a pleasant microclimate; and to the east is the more rugged Costa de Almeria. A number of luxury resorts and hotels are located along each of these coastlines. Surrounding Granada is the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range where the Spanish mainland's highest peak can be found and home to white-washed mountain villages. In the far east of Andalusia is the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park, the largest protected area in Spain where you can find hiking trails, mountain villages and many wild animals. Further south is The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, a land and sea reserve near Almeria which is home to unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife. In the west of the region is the Doñana National Park, an extensive area in the delta of the Guadalquivir River which includes marshland and sand dunes and is a breeding ground of the endangered Iberian Lynx. Thanks to the region's great variety in landscapes, culture and cuisine, a luxury holiday to Andalusia is sure to be a delightful experience.

Cultural highlights of Andalusia

Many of the Andalusia's cultural highlights can be found in the three Moorish cities of Cordoba, Granada and Seville, all of which are home to a number of excellent luxury hotels. Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former centre of Muslim control during Andalusia's colonisation by the Islamic Empire. At the city's heart is the astounding Mezquita de Cordoba, a mediaeval mosque turned Catholic cathedral with endless Moorish arches, columns and glinting tiles of vibrant hues. Other highlights include the fascinating Jewish quarter and Roman ruins galore. Nearer the coast is Granada, where Islamic rule endured the longest and the magical Alhambra remains as a monument to this legacy. A 9th century palace fortress, it guards over the city from an elevated crag amongst vast, aromatic gardens. To the west, on the peaceful plains of River Guadalquivir, Seville quietly awaits discovery along with its three World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace, the gothic Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Other towns and cities of interest in Andalusia include Jerez de la Frontera, where you can visit the sherry bodegas which make the city famous and watch the dressage displays which are held at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art; Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe which is surrounded almost entirely by water; Ronda, a spectacular city which is split in half by a narrow gorge; Malaga, birthplace of Picasso and home to a Museum which displays a collection of his work; the small town of Baeza, where you can find stunning examples of Renaissance architecture; and Almeria, a coastal city which is dominated by the Alcazaba, the largest Moorish fortress in Spain. During your stay in Andalusia make sure to witness the seductive art of flamenco. Alluring, passionate and cathartic, it's easy to understand how this gypsy tradition has become one of the most familiar emblems of Spanish culture.

Festivals in Andalusia

There are a huge number of local festivals held in villages, towns and cities throughout Andalusia, many of which have a religious significance. 5 January: Three Kings parades, February: Shrove Tuesday Carnivals, February: Seville Tapas Fair, February to March: Jerez Flamenco Festival, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April to October: Seville Bullfighting season, April/May: Seville Spring Fair, April/May: Úbeda Classical Music Festival, Mid May: Jerez Horse Fair, June to July: Granada Music & Dance Festival, June - July: Cordoba Guitar Festival, August: Malaga Summer Fair, September: Ronda bullfighting festival, November: Granada Jazz Festival.

Gastronomy in Andalusia

Cuisine in Andalusia is diverse, varying throughout the region and combining Arabic flavours with more common Mediterranean ingredients such as seafood, olive oil and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. As the birthplace of tapas, Andalusia is an excellent place to try the snacks which are often served free with drinks in Granada. Other Andalusian specialities include Serrano ham from the Sierra Nevada and sherry from Jerez de la Frontera, as well as dishes such as ‘Ajo blanco’ (a white gazpacho), ‘Espetos de sardina’ (roasted sardines), ‘Huevos a la flamenca’ (baked eggs with vegetables) and ‘Fritura de pescado’ (mixed fried fish).

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