Seville, Spain

Gravina 51

Price per night from$132.52

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR137.55), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Townhouse splendour

Setting

Flâneur-friendly Centro

An amorous city break doesn’t just require someone to share the sights (and a bed) with, but an alluring hotel that has all the right moves, too… Gravina 51, a converted palacio in Seville’s old quarter, is quite the seductress. Its rooms and apartment mix stellar modcons with heritage details, lacing your Sevillano fling with heaps of Andalusian flavour. Unlike some B&Bs, it’s not just about the bedrooms, either: retreat to the bar mid-morning for perk-me-up espressos; relax together in the hotel’s plant-festooned courtyard or whisk your Smith-in-tow to the roof terrace for sunset apéritifs. Gravina 51’s city-centre location smooths the route to romance, putting Seville’s much-loved sights within (hand-in-hand) walking distance. 

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

37 and one apartment.

Check–Out

Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Prices

Double rooms from £135.02 (€151), including tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t usually include breakfast (from €21).

Also

You may already know Gravina 51’s sister hotels – among them, Smith favourites Posada Terra Santa in Mallorca and Gran Hotel Inglés in Madrid.

At the hotel

Roof terrace, courtyard. In rooms: free WiFi, plasma screen TV, Nespresso machine, free minibar and bottled water, Penhaligon’s bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The largest rooms with the most stately proportions and an abundance of elegant period details are Preferential Rooms – some of which have a private balcony and all of which come with a bath and shower rather than one or the other. A spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with kitchenette and ample living space is the best bet for families.

Packing tips

A city this photogenic warrants a proper camera; shoes made for walking will pair perfectly with your wander-friendly location in Centro.

Also

One ground-floor room is adapted for wheelchair users and the bar and breakfast area are both wheelchair accessible.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs stay for free and are welcome in all areas of the hotel except the restaurant; no need to pack a bed or bowls – all are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Seville.

Children

Welcome. There’s a two-bedroom apartment and interconnecting rooms. Babysitting can be arranged (at extra cost) with 24 hours’ notice.

Best for

Either babes in arms or older children able to keep up with the city sightseeing.

Recommended rooms

The two-bedroom apartment is ideal for families. There are also connecting rooms available and space for an extra bed in some rooms.

Crèche

This city B&B does not have a crèche or kids’ club.

Activities

Cycling by the river, urban park picnics, history lessons at the alcázar, a trip to the nearby museum of illusions.

Swimming pool

No pool and you’ll need to steer them clear of the courtyard fountain…

Meals

Breakfast by nature is family friendly; with little Smiths too young to dine out, the apartment, which has a kitchenette, is your culinary ally. 

Babysitting

With 24 hours’ notice, the hotel can arrange babysitting at extra cost.

No need to pack

For babies, sling trumps buggy in this cobblestoned city.

Food and Drink

Photos Gravina 51 food and drink

Top Table

Bench-lined tables set against the far wall offer stone arch-framed views back into the breakfast room.

Dress Code

Breakfast does not demand formality – and yet your elegant surroundings call for demure day dresses, linen pants and smart tees.

Hotel restaurant

Open for breakfast only, Gravina 51’s ground-floor restaurant consists of two rooms: a pillared dining room of neat tables and rattan-backed dining chairs, and what resembles a private kitchen of cupboards and countertops lined with baskets of bread, pastries, fresh fruit juice, yogurt and cereals, cold meats and cheese; eggs and omelettes are cooked to order.

Hotel bar

Jade-velvet tub chairs and marble-top tables line up neatly in Bar 51 beside the lobby. An all-day refuge, it serves café and pastries, plus wine, spirits, beer and a small selection of tapas.

Last orders

Breakfast is served between 7.30am and 10.30am. Bar 51 is open 11am–10pm.

Room service

A dedicated menu of snacks and small plates is available between 7pm and 10pm.

Location

Photos Gravina 51 location
Address
Gravina 51
Calle Gravina, 51
Sevilla
41001
Spain

Gravina 51 is named for its Calle Gravina address in the Centro district at the heart of Seville.

Planes

Gravina 51 is a 20-minute drive from Seville airport or two and a half hours by car from Málaga airport. The hotel can arrange private transfers from Seville airport from €45 each way.

Trains

Sevilla Santa Justa has connections to Madrid and is only 20 minutes away from Gravina 51 by road. The hotel can arrange private transfers from €20 each way.

Automobiles

Valet parking is available at the hotel from €21 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

From your base in the Museo district of Seville’s Casco Antiguo, architectural titan Seville cathedral, Moorish marvel the Royal Alcàzar, the Museum of Fine Arts and Jewish quarter Barrio Santa Cruz are within walking distance. Tapas washed down with fino or vermouth is near at hand in Old Town district Alfalfa. Bike trails either side of the Guadalquivir river make exploring on two wheels a breeze: sights to spy from the saddle include Moorish defence Torre del Oro, pretty houses lining Calle Betis and parks such as Jardines del Guadalquivir (north) and Parque de María Luisa (south) – where you’ll also find the Moorish meets Renaissance architecture of Plaza de España. To the north, hip neighbourhood Feria is a favoured night spot thanks to an abundance of bars that spill off the barrio’s main drag, Calle Feria: this is also where you’ll find a flea market every Thursday, plus Feria’s food market, a good source of Andalusían produce and street food any day of the week.

Local restaurants

For traditional tapas in a contemporary setting, Barra Castizo is a two-minute walk from the hotel on Calle Zaragoza, with a smartly dressed restaurant in bamboo, black and white; dishes include braised Iberian pork cheeks, potatoes with cuttlefish, garlic prawns and cod fritters. Purveyors of moreish Mexican Mano de Santo have a few taquerias dotted across the city – a good option for cocktails and grazing plates of tostadas and quesadillas: choose between their Triana outpost across the river or uptown near the Alameda. Restaurateur Ignacio Vidal has three restaurants in Seville including an eponymous eatery in Centro – a warmly lit, brick walled den of drinks and tapas.

Local bars

Founded in 1850 and still in the family, Bodega Morales is a modestly fronted bar (moments from La Giralda bell tower) serving tapas, sherry and vermouth.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this Andalusian city hotel and unpacked their azulejo tiles and vermouth, a full account of their tapas-fuelled fling will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Gravina 51 in Seville


The temptation with city breaks – looking to pack a lot of fun into a little time – is to select a mere base to stay, prioritising location over loveliness. Seville, however, demands no such compromise: Gravina 51 may be ostensibly a bed and breakfast and conveniently central in the Museo district (the cathedral, alcázar and old-town barrios within walking distance), but its stately proportions, finessed period interiors, elegant roof terrace and courtyard are the kind of desirable qualities you’d justify staying in the ’burbs for. A former casa palacio, the hotel makes the most of its generous townhouse proportions with three floors of rooms (including a two-bedroom apartment) set either around the lamp-adorned atrium or the light-filled courtyard, where greenery tumbles from balconies down to a water feature at ground level, fringed by plants and dotted with rocking chairs. Further sanctuary can be found on the roof, which has been transformed into a sun-bathed terrace where rattan furniture and potted palms set the scene for apéro hour. Off the lobby, Bar 51 offers an all-day refuge from the city, serving café and pastries, plus wine and beer with snacks. A city central, breakfast-only hotel Gravina 51 may be, but as a base to stay, it’s anything but basic.

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