PRESS SECTION - CASA NUMERO 7 HOTEL (Published 2007) Conde Nast Traveller



WHERE TO STAY BEST LUXURY HOTELS

Once upon a time the only grand hotel in Seville that could be recommended wholeheartedly was the Hotel Alfonso XIII. But now it’s in corporate hands, and worth visiting only for a drink in the bar and a stroll around the impressive, early 20th-century patio. However, several new hotels have opened since the city’s annus mirabilis of 1992, when it hosted the Expo. New and in the old town, although a little further from its touristy epicentre, Casa No. 7 Hotel has built up a reputation as a paragon among boutique hotels. The affable owner, Gonzalo del Rio y González-Gordon, has filled this 1847 house with period furniture and antiques from his own collection. The Casa breathes an aristocratic andaluz atmosphere with more than a hint of the English country house.

Casa No. 7 Calle Virgenes 7 (954 221581; fax 214527; www.casanumero7.com Santa Cruz area. Doubles from €181.