Need to know
50, including five suites.
Noon, but flexible for €40 depending on the time. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $256.42 (€218), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast. A buffet with breads, cakes, pastries, meats and cheeses, fruit, jam, juice and cereal is €20 a person. Some à la carte items – eggs, bacon, sausages, smoked salmon – are included, and coffee is extra.
The spa has a sauna and Turkish bath, and massages can be arranged on request.
At the hotel
Spa, gym and free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, free bottled water and handmade Katari bath products. All suites have Macs.
Our favourite rooms
It’s all about the Suites: majestic, elegant, grand, you name it. They have soaring ceilings and windows, original architectural details from the 18th-century construction (carved doors, hand-painted panels) and subtly thrown-in modern luxuries (Macs and flatscreens). There are five to pick from; we especially like the Suite Maestro for its marble fireplace and column-separated lounge, the Palacio Suite for its 16ft-high ceilings and warm tones, and the unusual Torreón Suite because it’s in the dome of the palace, with a vaulted wooden ceiling, private roof terrace and windows all around.
The wellness centre has a ceiling lit like a twinkling sky under which you can relax on comfy day-beds. Ask for a nimble-fingered masseuse to work out your knots, or hop into the wet and dry saunas. There's also a well-equipped gym.
A map of Seville to turn to when tangled in the twisty city streets; an appreciation of 300-year-old Spanish architecture.
Cots are provided free; extra beds can be added to Executive Suites and Suites for €50 a night. Babysitting (ideally arranged before arrival) costs €15 an hour, and breakfast is €10 a child, each day.