Legado Alcázar Seville
Well placed for visiting the primary monuments, at a tiny cobbled plaza beside the Alcazar imperial palace. This resort has one crucial advantage over others in Santa Cruz: taxis can drop you in the doorway, but without the passing traffic it is always calm. Puerta Jerez metro station is a few minutes’ walk off, as well as the cathedral and Alcazar less than five.
Design & personality
In this converted 17th-century mansion, constructed as a member of this palace, towering wooden roof beams, hydraulic floor tiles and exposed brick walls sit contemporary conveniences — a massive TV set within built-in closets feels well-proportioned at a high-ceilinged room. Notable features include the modern art (an amazing silk compilation references the palace’s most peacocks utilized to put their eggs), along with balconies and terraces with close-up perspectives of this Alcazar backyard’s trailing fronds, a charm in any town. Do not overlook the early palace wall at the downstairs loo, also clay amphorae, historically used as insulating material, on the staircase. An impressive eco-feature is recycling of gray water for watering the crops, increased from Alcazar garden seeds.
Service & centers
Fantastic company, knowledgeable and useful. The secretary doubles as pub person, even more employees help in breakfast. Wi-Fi is excellent, using a booster in every room.
While space sizes change (you can find 18 on three floors), each has ample appeal, in the ample suite with room-width balcony, to the small ground-floor rooms with garden view and glassed-in Moorish and Roman archaeological remains under the ground. Half of these rooms look on the palace gardens, where the best boast a terrace or balcony — 17 and 18 sit at the tree tops, with intimate cherry and bougainvillea-filled rooftop terraces. The master suite also has a whirlpool tub. Décor is mostly in neutral colors, with sleek concrete flooring; some characteristic brilliant bloom-filled wallpaper. Each area has a pot and cafetière.
Food & beverage
Breakfast is served in the terrace or a little but beautiful café-style space appearing onto the road, with exposed brick and white celosia (display). You receive fruit salad and fresh orange juice, and then pick a two-course combination of berry, fruit, pastries and cooked choices. Stand-outs are grilled salmon with omelette, rocket, and cheese; and bacon together with scrambled eggs and berries. This area also doubles as a bar, and also you can try local wineries like white Petit Ocnos out of Colonias p Galeon winery in Seville province.
Value for cash
Double rooms from $104 (#92) in low season; and out of $249 (#220) at large. Breakfast excluded, $12 (#11). Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Space 6 has been adapted for handicapped guests.
The package has a sofabed, and a huge round table ideal for kids to browse, do colouring, and consume snacks, in addition to full-sized refrigerator featuring parent-pleasing full-sized bottles of wine. Rooms 6 and 5 open onto a deck that is shared, also useful for families. Extra beds cost from $35 (#31), cots are free.
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