A relatively recent addition to the luxury end of the market, the Villapanés is pretty impressive. It's housed in a classic Sevillian palace house, but unlike many of the boutique places that it competes with, it's opted to ditch the traditional fixtures and fittings and aim more for the designer market. Rooms are generally large—the lowest class is Grand Deluxe—with wooden floors, high ceilings, and a stylish, modern color palate of muted browns, cool greys, and tactile purples. All of them feature king-sized beds. Bathrooms are swanky, with rolltop baths, heaps of black marble, designer taps, and high-powered showers. Common areas feature black and white marble floors, shimmering white walls and columns, and elaborate chandeliers. Visitors can relax in an easy chair in the large patio area surrounded by ancient olive trees or in the rooftop solarium and plunge pool that offer views of the city. Unusual for Seville, the hotel also has a small spa with steam rooms and sauna, although if you're a serious spa creature, I'd recommend the Gran Meliá Colón. The downsides? It's a good 15-minute walk from the main tourist sites and not particularly well placed for restaurants. The on-site restaurant serves rather expensive, although good, food.