Stay In The Heart Of Seville’s Old Town at Hotel Fernando III

Hotel in the heart of Seville Old Town with a swimming pool on the roof terrace. And it's great value too!

Our taxi from the airport turned off the main road, into a warren of little streets, and as we pass a little square glowing in sunlight and surrounded by restaurants and bars, I think to myself “I’m going to like Seville”. Moments later we were outside Hotel Fernando III, right in the heart of Seville.

Walking into the huge lobby we were greeted by the friendly staff and once checked in we were taken up to our room. Be aware when booking there are different styles of bedroom. There are bedrooms as pictured on the website that have recently been renovated to a more modern style of black and white. We were in the more traditional rooms at the front of the hotel but wait until you hear how amazing our deal was!

Hotel Fernando III is in the heart of the old town of Seville. Surrounded by bars, restaurants and it has a roof terrace and swimming pool!

Our twin room was spacious with a good sized bathroom; perfect for two friends sharing whilst on a weekend getaway. The large twin beds were so comfortable that we both slept like babies every night. Though I’m not sure if that was to do with all the walking or those sangrias we consumed!

The wifi in the bedroom was super speedy and even worked just as well on the roof terrace. The shower was hot and powerful and there were plenty of hangers in the wardrobe for two girls and their clothes.

But what is the real reason we booked Hotel Fernando III?

There are two: it’s location and the swimming pool on the roof terrace.

We had been watching the weather closely in Seville before our trip. Usually I do this to enjoy seeing the sun symbol over my destination. There is something so satisfying knowing that when you go on holiday you’re leaving the bad weather behind. However, this time it was a little different. I was checking the weather daily in the week before we left for Seville because I was truly worried how I was going to manage with 40˚ heat!!

Hotel Fernando III is in the heart of the old town of Seville. It has an amazing rooftop pool!

Luckily by the time we arrived in Seville the temperature was in the 30s. Much more manageable. But, I am so glad we agreed on booking a hotel with a pool. If you visit Seville between the end of Spring and beginning of Autumn its likely to be very hot. So in my opinion a pool is a bit of a necessity.

Also, it’s just so damn nice to have a little siesta up on the roof in the afternoon, in between reading your book and dips in the icy pool. The roof terrace at Hotel Fernando III is huge. It’s split into two levels – one by the bar (service is slow, but the cocktails are worth it) where there is lots of comfy seating and the other level surrounds the pool.

A great value hotel in the centre of Seville Old Town. This 4 star hotel is a great value option with roof terrace and swimming pool.

By 2pm usually all the sun loungers are taken. But don’t let that put you off, just take a dip in the pool and soon enough someone will leave.

Want to know how much we paid for our twin room in July? Just under £90 each for 3 nights. That’s less than £30 a night per person! I think this is such amazing value for the hotels location and rooftop pool. For me it makes it a true gem.

Hotel Fernando III is not going to win any awards for the most luxurious hotel in Seville (there is Hotel Alfonso XIII for that!), but it is a great 4 star hotel in the heart of the old town with a wonderful roof top pool. Our room was perfect for what we wanted as we knew we wouldn’t be spending too much time in there – only to sleep, shower and to siesta! Because of all the space on the roof top we could spend our afternoons relaxing there.

If you are looking for a great value hotel in the heart of Seville where you’re a short walk from the top things to do, then you should book Hotel Fernando III!

Have you been to Seville? Would you book a hotel with a pool too?

Hotel Fernando III

C/ San José, 21

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There are two main reasons to stay at Hotel Fernando III in the heart of the old town of Seville. Location and its rooftop swimming pool!

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  1. October 29, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I still haven’t been to Seville but it looks oh so gorgeous and picturesque!!

    • November 5, 2017 / 8:59 am

      It’s such a beautiful city! Every street and building is just so pretty! And also, there is lots of great food! 🙂

  2. December 14, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Someone else just recently wrote about this and I am loving everything about this hotel and will definitely try to stay here when we make it one day!! #FarawayFiles

    • December 29, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      It was a lovely hotel in the perfect location to explore Seville! I do hope you make it there one day, its such a fun and vibrant city!

  3. December 14, 2017 / 11:00 am

    We loved Seville, but were only there for the day. Looks like you found a gem of an accommodation! Thanks for sharing on #farawayfiles

    • December 29, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Oh you must go for longer next time – there is so much to see! Yes, we loved our hotel, perfect location for exploring the city!

  4. December 14, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I totally agree that Seville’s old town is a great spot to stay. I was in a different hotel, but think its such a gorgeous spot to explore the city. I love the maze of little streets! #FarawayFiles

    • December 29, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Yes, it’s definitely the best part of town to stay in to explore from. Me too – I loved getting lost in the maze of streets!!

  5. Esther
    December 14, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I completely agree! I loved Sevillas old town. When I was there, it was quite hot and I would’ve loved a hotel with a pool 🙂

    • December 29, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      The pool was definitely our saviour!! It made me look forward to the hot afternoons as we could take a dip to cool down!

  6. Clare Thomson
    December 15, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    This is an incredible deal, Vicky! That rooftop swimming pool sounds like the perfect way to escape from the heat of the Andalusian sun. What a great find and thanks for sharing it with us on #FarawayFiles

    • December 29, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      It was such good value. I loved taking our afternoon dips in the pool to cool down, with a sangria at my side 🙂

  7. December 19, 2017 / 3:27 am

    What an amazing deal! Sounds like the perfect hotel for the price, and then some. The rooftop pool is such a bonus. I remember it being very hot in Seville, so a pool is definitely key. Thanks for sharing on #farawayfiles

    • December 29, 2017 / 6:19 pm

      It was such a great deal! Having the rooftop swimming pool made such a difference to our trip. We loved our afternoon dips!

  8. January 2, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Rooftop pool with a view? Yes please. Looks perfectly situated to explore Seville – which is still on my list! Maybe 2018 is the year! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin #FarawayFiles

    • January 7, 2018 / 9:34 am

      I know, it was pretty perfect for a summers weekend in Seville. We loved that pool! I hope you get to visit Seville this year – its such a wonderful city with so much to do!

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