Hotel Alfonso Xiii Travel Weekly

By | February 26, 2024

Hotel Alfonso Xiii Travel Weekly – We arrived at Hotel Alfonso at 3:00 PM in the afternoon. As soon as we pulled up to the hotel, we knew it was going to be a great stay.

The Moorish front of the Alfonso Hotel is what I would call quite spectacular with its horseshoe arches and arabesque tiles.

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As soon as our car pulled up, the bellmen (yes, there were three of them) immediately opened the doors for us and took all our luggage.

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We were ushered into the lobby, which was from another time. The reception area consisted of large arches decorated with hanging lights and fresh flowers. Simply put, it was a hallway fit for a king or queen.

The agent assisting us in the previous section immediately collected our documents and thanked us for our loyalty as Platinum members. Platinum benefits for stays include: free breakfast and a full 500 points. We had requested a room upgrade for our short stay at the hotel, but due to ongoing renovations, these rooms were not available at the time of our stay. To apologize for the inconvenience, we were offered grand deluxe rooms with wrap-around balconies and views of Plaza de España and the cathedral. We certainly weren’t going to complain about that!

After checking in, the hotel manager himself escorted us to our rooms and gave us a tour of the hotel along the way. As you can see, there is nothing jaw-dropping about this hotel. The majestic archways that dominate the entrances to each area are truly spectacular.

On our way to the room, the manager showed us the hotel’s private balcony for special events. It probably has one of the best views of the old town outside the Giraldi Tower.

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The sunset happened while we were on the balcony and I was able to take a quick shot of the Plaza de España:

We then made our way to our rooms, which were at opposite ends of a surprisingly symmetrical hallway. Everything from the lamps to the benches to the doors were combined with perfect separation. Of course, the floors were made of white Italian marble, which was very popular at the time.

The room was very spacious and had a small LCD TV, a desk, a large king size bed and large doors leading to the balcony.

The bathroom was to the right of the entrance and had Elemis toilets and a double vanity.

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The bathroom had very bright wallpaper with stripes, which was very luxurious and unique. There was also a tub and shower combo with good water pressure and temperature.

I absolutely love Elemis toiletries, much to my mother’s chagrin. 🙂

Anyway, the highlight of the hotel room was definitely the balcony I talked about earlier. It features stunning views of the Giraldi Tower, the Alcázar and the Plaza de España.

There were two chairs on the balcony. It was perfect to relax and enjoy a drink after a long walk around Seville.

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I spent almost the whole morning photographing Seville. Needless to say, my sister was pretty pissed off about me waking up at 5am to take pictures of the sunrise.

The view alone made this room one of the best I’ve ever stayed in. The rest was incidentally great, but the picture above defines why you should stay at this hotel and why I stick with SPG.

My parents had a standard suite room (I called the room on the balcony for the photo 🙂), it was very spacious and elegant.

The bathroom also had the same glossy walls and double curtain as the other room, but had a different layout.

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Overall a very well designed and spacious room. Just what you would expect in a prestigious five-star hotel in Europe.

The next morning, breakfast was served at San Fernando, an atrium restaurant surrounding the central courtyard. The restaurant is marked for royalty but serves for loyalty 🙂 The entire buffet, including beverages, was part of the Platinum breakfast privilege at this hotel. Read on because it was an absolute pleasure to eat here.

It was a bit chilly in the morning, so all the guests were inside, but the outside seating looks great for a summer morning.

Covered seating featured museum-style displays of art and sculpture. Behind our table was a statue of King Alfonso XIII (the name of the hotel).

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As I mentioned earlier, the Platinum Breakfast included a very extensive breakfast buffet with local dishes, pastries, cereals, yogurt and more.

There were all kinds of fruits and nuts to mix in with yogurt or oatmeal.

The bakery had 4 types of bread and many more artisan breads.

The buffet also featured local wine and champagne served in buckets of ice. The wine was called “anna de codorniu” and the champagne was made by Moet and Chandon.

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Breakfast included a variety of ham. Ham seems to be very popular in Spain, and according to Rick Steves, it’s a staple you should try when you’re in Spain. I definitely don’t eat meat, so you’ll have to tell me more about that.

There is also an extensive station with made-to-order omelets as well as gluten-free items.

The patisserie had one of my favorites: Tortas de Acite and all the typical European breakfasts including croissants, cakes and muffins.

Interestingly, the buffet also had glazed and chocolate donuts, which were always in high demand.

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And of course there were hot breakfast items like breakfast fries, stuffed mushrooms and even churros.

There was also a variety of stir-fried vegetables and bean soup or some kind of broth.

I tried a slice of Tortas de Acite along with carrot cake and banana crepe. Needless to say, they were of high quality and very tasty.

Most of the service during breakfast was excellent despite being self-serve. Unfortunately, our glasses were full of freshly squeezed orange juice and they kept coming so we wouldn’t change our minds about tea or coffee. In the end, we were never given a bill for breakfast and it was never even on the final folio.

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Hotel Alfonso XIII is the best hotel in Seville in terms of views, quality of accommodation, service and architecture. Platinum recognition is great and the hotel offers good value for the number of Starpoints paid. If you’re lucky enough to get a corner room with a balcony, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views, especially during the golden hours. Seville is one of my favorite places in Europe and just a block away from the Alcázar and a short walk from the Plaza de España, the location is simply unbeatable. This hotel has quickly become my go-to hotel, if for nothing else than its location. The rest is just icing on the cake.

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Hi my name is Teja and I am an entrepreneur, traveler and photographer from Dallas. I have visited more than 20 different countries… Hotel Alfonso XIII is a remarkable building with neo-Moorish design. It was commissioned by King Alfonso XIII to host visiting dignitaries during the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition of Seville. Well located for exploring the city, the hotel is just five minutes’ walk from Seville’s Royal Palace, Real Alcázar and Cathedral, and ten minutes’ walk from Parque de Maria Luisa and the 1929 Exposition Square.

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