Intricate Moorish design and a central position make this hotel a romantic base for all Sevillian explorations. More like a palace than a hotel, the Alfonso XIII Hotel is an island of elegance and history a five-minute walk from the cathedral. Everything is grand - the building itself is stately and imposing, the central courtyard is a chic, luxuriously detailed affair and rooms are classically attired in a regal, opulent manner ranging from Baroque to Moorish to Catalan. Wifi is available in the lobby and in some rooms but this hotel is not so much for tech geeks as it is for the nostalgic who want to be lost in Seville's old-time ambience. The entire old quarter of Seville is within walking distance of here, and no matter how hot it gets, the garden setting and outdoor pool means there's always a cool place to retreat to.