This hotel was newly opened in 2008 after a total renovation of the lovely 18th century building that was once a convent. Staying in the city centre no longer means staying in one of those soulless chain hotels, as Un Patio Al Sur is located right in the vibrant heart of the city of Seville. It's not touristy, but it is within easy distance of the main sites of tourist interest: the Cathedral, the Alcazar, the Bullring, and the pedestrianised shopping streets with their famous tapas bars.
The exterior is pure Sevillian style, but inside the traditional is mixed with a generous dose of minimalist modernity, giving an ambience which is clean and crisp but never stark. Up on the roof there is a large terrace with a range of fitness equipment, though guests who are feeling less energetic can use the lift to get there!
The bedrooms offer plenty of room and plenty of facilities. The air conditioning is quiet, the windows are double-glazed, the television provides local and foreign channels and there is free internet access directly from the room.
At reception, there is plenty of tourist information, and the hotel will help you with bookings for flamenco shows or sightseeing tours, even bicycle hire. Finally, very useful in the centre of a city, there is a 24 hour secure car park just minutes from the hotel.
When Un Patio En Santa Cruz told us about their new hotel, Un Patio Al Sur, we couldn't wait to add it to Little Hotels of Spain. Another great base for exploring this fascinating city, at a very reasonable price.
Double-bedded room with door and window into the patio, located on the ground floor. Air-conditioning, flat-screen television, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
Double-bedded room with window facing into the inner patio. Air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
Twin-bedded room.Two comfortable single beds, air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
A double superior room with double bed and window onto the street or into the patio. Air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
A 21m2 room located on a private floor for extra privacy. There is a king-size bed and a small private patio, as well as air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom. There is even a modest view from the window.
Spacious room with a double bed and a sofa, plus of course air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
Spacious room with a double bed, a sofa and a balcony facing out onto the narrow pedestrian street. Plus of course air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
It is possible to add a bed for a third person in this room.
Spacious room with a double bed and a second bed for an extra person, plus of course air-conditioning, flat-screen television, minibar, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
Smaller room with a window facing into the inner patio. Air-conditioning, flat-screen television, safe and a fully-equipped bathroom.
Like many city hotels, Un Patio Al Sur has no restaurant so neither breakfast nor dinner is available in the hotel. There are lots of cafes and restaurants all around, so it's no great hardship.
Sevilla is like a mosaic of civilisations and cultures: Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, Christians. Its an adventure of discovery to wander through its streets and monuments……
La Giralda - the most emblematic symbol of Seville
The cathedral - second largest cathedral in the world, built on the previous Moorish mosque
Torre del Oro - on the banks of the Guadalquivir river
Outside of Seville, you could visit:
Carmona (city walls, palaces, Roman mosaic)
Écija (moorish walled town)
Osuna (stunning scenery all around)
Jerez (for the sherry, of course!)
Coto Doñana National park
Golf and horse-riding are not too far.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
"Very satisfied with our first experience with littlehotelsofspain.
I had forgotten my paperwork but retrieved it when we arrived in Spain by going onto Google and remembering one or two details. My fault - but it did mean we had just a map showing the seven hotels and guessing right pickimg out Un Patio el Sur. We travelled by train from Costa del Sol.
However we just had the hotel name and the map and also the telephone number.
This was quite a challenge for the taxi driver and it was fortunate and sensible for Elena to answer my mobile call in English. The taxi driver did not know anything about adding 0034 to the number.
The welcome was good, the room very pleasant. One amusing incident was that we had the room with the bath and there was no bath plug. We first improvised using the very small flower vase which neatly fitted the plug hole while I went out and soon learned TAPON and later Ferreteria. Eventually found a whole street of Ferreteria!
Lesson number one: always sleep in every room you are going to let to holiday makers! There's a challenge!
By chance we came across a similar hotel Un Patio en Santa Cruz and had a look round there and it was just as pleasant. But don't ask me to take you there - those narrow winding streets!"
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
We received a warm welcome. Un Patio Al Sur is truly a charming hotel right in the centre of the city. A. & C.
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In the hotel
- Rooftop terrace
- Tourist information
- Complementary morning tea or coffee
- Public car park nearby
In your room
- Free WiFi internet connection
- Satellite television
- En‑suite bathroom