Where to stay in Seville – What you need to know

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is known for being one of the most important Spanish cities.

Where to stay in Seville - Best Areas and Hotels

Where to stay in Seville – Best Areas and Hotels

Its biggest cultural attractions include Feria de Abril, where flamenco dresses and “sevillana” songs are the star, while sevillians and tourists alike celebrate and dance; and the multitudinous religious processions throughout Easter.

In this unique city, you can enjoy monuments, museums and historic buildings (several World Heritage Sites by UNESCO).

Seville is one of those cities that manage to make its visitors fall in love with it, its food and its culture.

The best time to visit Seville depends on your interests. Spring offers the most pleasant climate and the possibility of enjoying the great events of the city; Feria de Abril and Easter. Fall in Seville is also a good time to visit, the temperatures are mild and the autumnal colors decorate its parks and streets. Being in the south of Spain, winter in Seville is quite mild, with temperatures ranging between 7 and 17 degrees Celsius. Summer in Seville is recommended only if your tolerance to heat is high, since thermometers usually exceed 40 degrees Celsius during the day.

Finding a place to stay in Seville should not be a problem, regardless of the budget you have. Like most cities in southern Spain, accommodation in Seville is quite cheap. A three-star hotel in the center can cost about €50, a hostel does not usually exceed €15 for a bed in a shared room.

The center of the city (Casco Antiguo) is possibly the best area to stay in Seville, due to the proximity of its monumental attractions and the ease of walking throughout the city. The neighbourhood of ​​Santa Cruz, in the center is probably the most charming in the Andalusian capital.

The Andalusian capital is very prepared for tourism and there is a diverse hotel offer.

Here you can learn a little more about the best areas to stay in Seville.

Best areas to stay in Seville

1. Best area: Casco Antiguo (Old Town)

The Casco Antiguo (Old Town) is without a doubt the best place to stay in Seville,

This district, located on the east bank of the Guadalquivir River, has an infinite beauty and is the heart of the city. It concentrates the eleven most important neighbourhoods of Seville.

The Old Town, as expected, is home to all the most representative monuments of the magical city of Seville, places like the city’s Cathedral, Torre del Oro, the Alcázar, the Archivo de Indias and the monumental Plaza de España.

Staying in the center of Seville, and in the Old Town not only means being able to enjoy the beauty of its streets and reach its main tourist attractions, but it is also possible to savour the most typical and authentic atmosphere of the capital of Andalusia.

The Casco Antiguo is the best connected area of ​​Seville to stay in, with different bus lines and several stops of the Seville metro and suburban train systems.

The area is also an important area for leisure and food, hosting innumerable local tapas and wine bars and typical restaurants. Do not miss the bars at the end of Calle Sierpes and the bodegas in the Arenal area.

No doubt Seville’s Old Town is the area to live to the fullest in Seville.

Best areas to stay in Seville - Casco Antiguo

Best areas to stay in Seville – Casco Antiguo

Neighbourhoods to stay in Seville - Casco Antiguo

Neighbourhoods to stay in Seville – Old Town

Sevilla Centro - Click to see all hotels on a map

Sevilla Centro – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • City centre
  • Great area for nightlife
  • Best area for tourists
  • Tapas bars
  • Giralda and cathedral
  • Torre del Oro
  • Plaza de España

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Vincci La Rabida is housed in a beautiful 18th century mansion and has a beautiful Andalusian patio and a roof terrace with views of La Giralda. The property is ideally located in the city center, just 400 meters from Seville Cathedral. – from €89.

  • Budget Option

    Best Western Cervantes, located in a 19th-century building, is surrounded by a traditional patio and is a 10-minute walk from Seville Cathedral and the Giralda. It also offers free WiFi in all areas and air conditioning. – from €54 .

  • Midrange Option

    Hotel Fernando III is located in Seville, in the historic district of Santa Cruz. It offers free Wi-Fi, a rooftop terrace with city views and a seasonal pool open from June to September. – from €77 .

  • Luxury Option

    Gran Meliá Colon – The Leading Hotels of the World is a design hotel, with a gourmet restaurant and terrace with a rooftop hot tub. It is located in the center of Seville, a 10-minute walk from the Giralda Tower and Seville Cathedral. – from €199 .

 

 

 

2. Barrio de Triana

Triana is a neighbourhood that can be reached by crossing the famous Isabel II bridge over the Guadalquivir.

Its streets, are known to be the scene of countless traditions that are very popular in the city of Seville, as are the processions of Semana Santa or the famous and well known Vela de Santa Ana, where you can see flamenco performances.

The most emblematic street of the neighbourhood is Betis Street, where you can find a lot of typical bars and if you walk a little, you can have the most beautiful views of the Guadalquivir, with the Torre del Oro and the Giralda in the background.

If you are in the city during the festive season and what you are looking for is to live the atmosphere to the fullest, Triana is the best option to stay in Seville. Being a less central area, hotel and apartment rates are much cheaper than in the historic center of the city. That said, if you decide to stay in Triana, you will be very close to all the attractions of the city.

This small neighbourhood is full of shops, countless bars and markets. Places to visit include the Church of Santa Ana and the bars on the imposing Betis Street. Triana is considered the cradle of flamenco and there are many artists who began to perform in this very Sevillian neighbourhood.

Best area to stay in Seville - Triana

Best area to stay in Seville – Triana

Barrio de Triana, Seville - Click to see all hotels on a map

Barrio de Triana, Seville – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Pretty central
  • Very traditional
  • Cheap hotels
  • Guadalquivir River
  • Great nightlife
  • Tapas bars

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel Monte Triana is located in the Sevillian neighborhood of Triana, about 15 minutes walk from the historic center of Seville. The hotel rooms are bright and have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a pillow menu and digital TV. – from €68.

  • Budget Option

    Hostal Noches de Triana, located in the Sevillian neighborhood of Triana, it offers free internet connection in all its rooms. It is charming and is 10 minutes walk from the bullring of La Maestranza, as well as 15 minutes from the cathedral. – from €26 .

  • Luxury Option

    Ribera de Triana Hotel is located in the famous Sevillian neighborhood of Triana, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. It offers a rooftop pool with stunning views of the city, free gym, spa and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. – from €199 .

 

 

 

3. Santa Cruz

One of the best areas to stay in Seville.

Next to the Cathedral district, this is the most popular neighborhood in all of Seville for tourists.

Its narrow streets house an incredible number of old houses of typical Andalusian style, with back and front courtyards, full of flowers and lots of art.

Originally, Santa Cruz was the Jewish district of Seville, the most important in all of Spain, only after the Jewish district of Toledo.

Santa Cruz also has a wide range and options of bars, tapas and places with excellent views of the Giralda and the entire city.

Santa Cruz has many hotels, rooms and a variety of apartments for all budgets and of course all tastes.

Santa Cruz - Where to stay in Seville

Santa Cruz – Where to stay in Seville Credit: Gpedro – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Santa Cruz, Seville - Click to see all hotels on a map

Santa Cruz, Seville – Click to see all hotels on a map

Hand-picked hotels in this area

    • Our Top Pick

      Hotel Casas de la Judería occupies 27 traditional Sevillian houses, communicated by various passageways and courtyards. The hotel has a classic décor and features a rooftop pool, spa and several typical Andalusian courtyards. – from €76.

 

 

 

4. La Alameda

This area is located north of Seville’s city centre.

La Alameda is the most famous area to go out at night in the historic centre of the city.

Its main landmark is the Plaza de la Alameda de Hércules, a large public garden that serves as a meeting place for people of all ages and from all over the world.

Despite its recent remodeling, you can still see many archaeological remains from Roman times.

It is a bohemian and somewhat hipster neighborhood that comes to life when the sun goes down and its surroundings are filled with people willing to have a good time.

In addition to all that, it is one of the best areas to eat good, tasty and especially cheap in Seville.

It is the best place to stay in Seville for nightlife.

Best districts to stay in Seville - Alameda de Hércules

Best districts to stay in Seville – Alameda de Hércules

Alameda de Hércules, Seville - Click to see all hotels on a map

Alameda de Hércules, Seville – Click to see all hotels on a map

Hand-picked hotels in this area

    • Our Top Pick

      Hotel Sacristía de Santa Ana is located in an 18th-century manor house in the Plaza de la Alameda, in the historic center of Seville, it offers a 24-hour reception, free coffee all day and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV. – from €54.

 

 

 

5. Isla de la Cartuja

Isla de la Cartuja (Cartuja Island) is located on the Guadalquivir River, about 25 minutes on foot from the Historic Center of Seville.

Despite what its name might suggest, technically it is not a real island since it is bordered by the river on one side and by an artificial dock on the other.

This small “island” is famous for being the place where the Universal Exposition of 1992 was held and where the theme park of Isla Mágica is at the moment.

This swanky area of Seville offers modern hotels and is well connected to the rest of the city.

It is a good area to stay for business travelers because of its international chain hotel options.

Where to stay in Seville - Isla de la Cartuja

Where to stay in Seville – Isla de la Cartuja

Isla de la Cartuja, Seville - Click to see all hotels on a map

Isla de la Cartuja, Seville – Click to see all hotels on a map

Hand-picked hotels in this area

    • Our Top Pick

      Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, a 5-star hotel, consists of 3 contemporary buildings and is located on the island of La Cartuja, 5 minutes by car from the center of Seville. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool, heated pool and gardens. Isla Mágica theme park is 200 meters away. – from €81.

 

 

 

6. Nervión

A little further away and outside the Old Town area is the neighborhood of Nervión.

Here, room rates tend to be lower than those of the Historical Quarter and the quality/price ratio is much better.

Nervión is very well connected with the area of the center of Seville, either by bus, metro or tram. Even if you choose to walk, it shouldn’t take more than half an hour frokm anywhere in the neighbourhood to reach the Old Town.

This neighborhood is also known to be the geographical center of the city.

In this place there are several points of interest including the football stadium, malls, the Cruzcampo beer factory, and the Greco-Roman styled Church of the Immaculate Conception.

It is an excellent option if you prefer to be close to the train station or if you do not mind being a little further away from the city centre and the more tourist areas.

Top neighbourhoods to stay in Seville - Nervión

Top neighbourhoods to stay in Seville – Nervión

Nervión, Seville - Click to see all hotels on a map

Nervión, Seville – Click to see all hotels on a map

Hand-picked hotels in this area

    • Our Top Pick

      Hostal San Vicente II is located in the Sevillian district of Nervión and offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Gran Plaza Metro Station is a 1-minute walk away. – from €47.

 

 

 

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My name is Luis Cicerone. When I was little, I would walk around the house with an atlas in my hand. My rainy Sundays were spent memorising maps and capitals. At fifteen I did my first solo trip and since then I travel whenever I can. I work in travel marketing. I love photography, movies and cat videos.

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