A family-run, musically-themed hotel set within an 18th-century manor house in Barrio Santa Cruz
Located in the heart of Seville’s ancient Barrio Santa Cruz and a stone’s throw from the Moorish Jardines de Murillo, Hotel Amadeus is a hidden gem.
It has become a meeting point for local and international musicians who use its soundproofed music rooms and hold regular concerts in the hotel’s magnificent 19th-century balconied inner atrium.
Named after different composers, the 20 high-ceilinged rooms and suites are furnished in dark mahogany with spotlessly laundered bedlinens.
Guests are made to feel welcome and relaxed despite (or because of) the four polished pianos, numerous stringed instruments and harps adorning the communal spaces. There’s even a piano in one of the bedrooms (don’t worry, it’s soundproofed, too).
Breakfast is served on two large roof terraces with enviable views of La Giralda and the surrounding rooftops and parks of Jardines de Murillo and Reales Alcazar. Classical music in the background instils an atmosphere of calm, but no hint of austerity, mainly due to the presence of the exceptionally friendly family that runs the hotel.
Hotel Amadeus in Sevilla is a boutique hotel with 20 rooms, with doubles costing from €90 on a room only basis.