Many of the boutique-style hotels in the Santa Cruz barrio consist of just one or two renovated townhouses. Las Casas de la Judería is, literally, a whole street of them, comprising 27 houses with 118 rooms! Some of the houses date back to the 15th century and the hotel is a warren of romantic patios, trickling fountains, and shady terraces—some even connected by underground tunnels. The rooms themselves vary in atmosphere, but many continue the romantic theme with antique furniture, four-poster beds, and—in some rooms—Jacuzzi baths. The upside to that higher room count? The chance to find yourself a bargain-priced luxury room outside of high season. The downside is that service definitely doesn't compare with smaller boutique places such as Casa 1800, Corral del Rey, or the Casas del Rey de Baeza. As rooftop pools go, the one here is a pretty decent size, and the solarium offers lovely views across the city's rooftops. Best of all, perhaps, is the spa. Seville is pretty hot most of the year, so few hotels bother to offer steam rooms, hot pools, and massages, but this place is an exception. They've created a luxurious Roman-style bathing house right in the cellar of the hotel, with Roman pillars found during excavation of the site. The hotel is well-located, an easy 10-minute stroll to the main sights.