Need to know
Twelve, including eight suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $284.67 (€244), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (€28 an adult; dishes from the à la carte menu from €4), which includes Continental options, small plates and cooked Spanish specialities.
Staying true to its historic legacy, the hotel’s decor doesn’t stray too far into the future; you’ll find carefully restored detailing from its past life as Casa Palacio Castelar alongside thoroughly modern touches like WiFi boosters in each room, special smartphone charging points and bouncy Swissflex mattresses.
At the hotel
Rooftop poolside lounge area, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: queen- and king-size beds, Nespresso coffee machine.
Our favourite rooms
Mercer Sevilla’s spoiling rooms are all spacious and airy, with four-metre high ceilings, original detailing and bright white walls which reflect the sun. We like rooms 201 and 202 for their private terraces that capture just the right amount of shade and come furnished with orange trees – appropriate in the city of citrus. Cloud-like Poltrona Frau beds come as standard.
The sleek, stainless-steel pool offers a refreshing escape from Seville’s steamy summer sun. The surrounding lounge has fantastic views of the city’s landmarks: the Real Alcázar of Seville palace, Cathedral and Guadalquivir River.
Bring your walking shoes – Seville’s cobblestones could defeat the most seasoned heel-wearer. Pick up some hand-tooled leather sandals from one of the boutiques on Calle Sagasta.
There’s no spa, but in-room beauty treatments are possible if you’re in need of some pampering.
Very welcome, but there are no facilities for little ones. Extra beds are €75 a night and baby cots are free. If you’re travelling with older children, book rooms 104 and 105 which interconnect.