Chic and boutique

Chic and boutique

Contemporary and cool, but cosy and friendly with it, AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla is a lifestyle hotel that ticks all the right boxes when visiting one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, says Gemma Greenwood

Contemporary and cool, but cosy and friendly with it, AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla is a lifestyle hotel that ticks all the right boxes when visiting one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, says Gemma Greenwood

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Seville is known for its leafy green avenues, lined with orange trees and stunning architecture, all beautifully preserved and complemented with subtle contemporary design cues.

AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla
AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla

AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla brings all of these elements together under one roof and in one location, offering guests a true lifestyle hotel with a sense of presence.

A former palatial home, the hotel’s architecture reflects the elegance of the early 20th century, yet following a recent refurbishment, the rooms and public spaces are modern, and design-led. The result is the perfect juxtaposition between old and new.

The sun-washed façade shouts Seville of a bygone era, while the subtle modern interiors and outdoor terraces exude 21st Century city living.

The marriage of the two provide guests with the optimal blend of aesthetics and functionality, brought together with Spanish flair and with nod to Seville’s rich culture and heritage.

Location

AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla is located in one of the best-known residential areas in Seville, close to the Avenida de la Palmera. Many landmarks are nearby by, including downtown Seville, the shady María Luisa Park, the Puente de las Delicias bridge, the Real Club Pineda, the Palacio de Congresos, and the city’s business district.

It’s just a 20-minute drive to the airport, close to the exhibition centre, and easily accessible by bus, taxi or train.

The park is a short walk from the hotel and for leisure guests with the time and the energy, a stroll into the centre of the old town takes just 40 minutes.

Accommodation

There are 86 comfortable and well-designed rooms and suites spanning four floors of this low-rise former family home. All rooms are well equipped and feature a TV, phone, minibar, hairdryer, a Hi-Fi, and a safety deposit box. The 41m² Junior Suite has a separate living area featuring a sofa, work desk, Nespresso coffee machine and a dedicated WC, plus in-room amenities include slippers, a bathrobe and a free mini bar. All rooms have full bathroom suites with a bathtub and shower. New since the refurbishment are the special reading lights at the head of the bed and personalised air conditioning. The hotel offers 24-hour room service as well as free newspapers delivered to the room.AC-Ciudad-de-Sevilla,_002

Facilities

A fitness room with cardio equipment, weights, towels, water and a TV, and an outdoor pool (open from Spring to Autumn).

The pool AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla
The pool AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla

AC Lounge

This newly designed venue features many different spaces designed to suit guests’ needs, whether they are eating, working, reading, or just relaxing. The contemporary bar area serves drinks and snacks by night, but doubles up as a buffet table for breakfast, displaying a gastronomic feast. Choose from traditional gazpacho and a traditional continental breakfast, complete with local meats, cheeses, fruits and pastries, or tuck into a freshly made eggs or omelette from the a la carte menu. Alternatively, you can try it all. There is an area – and a chair – to suite your mood; high bar stools, low cosy sofas and mid-height comfortable chairs, all in muted neutral but warm tones. This lifestyle space leads to the outdoor terrace area – the perfect place to have a sundowner and watch the sunset in the leafy Seville streets. The AC Hotel Ciudad De Sevilla Terrace is also available for private events, complemented by indoor meeting space.

The terrace
The terrace

Who should stay here?

AC Hotel Ciudad de Sevilla is an urban, lifestyle hotel, that suits leisure and business travellers alike. It’s well located, close to tourist attractions and the main business districts, and offers good food, great service and all the mod-cons you’d expect from a city hotel. So whether you’re travelling to Seville for a meeting or taking a quick city break, this charming boutique property is a safe bet.

Local attractions

  • Parque de María Luisa
  • Plaza de España
  • Torre del Oro
  • Archivo General de Indias
  • Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
  • Reales Alcázares de Sevilla
  • Casa natal de Velázquez
  • Espacio Metropol Parasol
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Teatro Lope de Vega