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Hotel Alfonso XIII
Seville, Andalusia, Spain|www.marriott.com|
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Seville invites extravagance, and you can go the whole hog in this palatial hotel, built by King Alfonso XIII for his fellow royals attending the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition.
Moorish opulence prevails in the public areas, while beds are king size (of course!) with rooms that combine a mix of modern, Castilian and Arabic.
The Ena restaurant on the garden terrace serves a superb fusion of Catalonian and Andalusian cuisine.
Located by the former tobacco company (where Bizet’s Carmen rolled her cigars, now part of the university), it’s a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral, but there’s a pool to cool off in, and a great art deco bar for cocktails.
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