During our visit to Seville, we stayed in Silken Al-Andalus Palace, a 4-star hotel, elegant, grand and suitable for couples, families or big groups of friends. The hotel is conveniently located in Heliopolis district, just 10 mins drive from the Seville’s historic center. Al Andalus Palace is one of the best hotels for my Spain tour.
The hotel is huge and the interior is really chic and stylish upon entering the main lobby. You will notice lots of red decorated in this hotel, very spacious, neat and clean. Some Spanish arts, (bullfighter costume) was displayed at the front lobby which makes the ambient very Spanish.
The room is equipped with minibar, air conditioning, wireless internet access, satellite TV, safety deposit box and a bathroom.
Surprised to find out there is a double basin in the bathroom.
The bathroom wall is covered in marbles which make the bathroom looking a little cold but it certainly gives a classical feel.
Bidet seems to be very common in hotels in Spain.
The bidet was born in France in the 1600s as a washing basin for private parts. Bidet is bathtub-like fixture situated next to the toilet. It is the second steps after you have used the toilet. If you have used the high-tech toilet in Japan, you will find bidet is so extra and it is so much trouble as it takes an extra step to hop to bidet wash.
Free complimentary of toiletries are available and displayed neatly at the bathroom.
Dinner Buffet Review
Dinner has a wide variety of selection from tapas, pescadito frito, calamari, croquetas, sweets, quesos, jamon, you named it they served it. One of the best selection of Spanish and international cuisine among all the hotels that I stayed in Spain.
Sopa – Soup
Olive & Sauces
Spring rolls & Beef Steak
This is a popular Spanish cold soup from Granada and Malaga. Made of bread, crushed almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt. The look is similar to our “Taofu fa” or Soya beancurd.
Jamón & Cheese Corner
Jamón is the national food for Spain, it is ham in English. Two things I learn about Jamón, the Jamón Iberico and Jamón Serrano.
Huge color selections of fresh salad!
I love how the desserts are all cut into very small pieces so the selections are simply mind-blowing.
Other restaurants – Cafeteria El Rocio
Our breakfast is at the same place for our dinner last night. Again, a huge selection of choices.
Spain National Breakfast -churros
We eat churros as a dessert but Spaniard has it for breakfast, dip with thick chocolate.
Warm food corner
This is a traditional dish famous in Seville, Andalucia. It’s made of blended vegetable & tomatoes and it served cold. This is a great refreshing food for the summer, served as a cold snack or starter. It is a classic of Spanish cuisine originated from the Andalucia region.
Tomatoes Juice in a bottle
Tomatoes seem like a favorite ingredient in Spaniards’ diet. You will notice tomatoes culture when you traveling in Spain. No wonder they even have a festival dedicated to tomatoes, called La Tomatina! 🙂
Hot Drinks corner
Local brand – Cola Cao
This is a sugary chocolate drink with vitamins and mineral that originated in Spain.
The small packets look like fruits jams but these are not. It is a paste consisting of a forcemeat that at least contains liver. Other common additions include ground meat from pork, poultry, fish or beef, fat, vegetables, herbs, spice, and wine or brandy.
Drinks from the machine
There are some machines for cardio but I could not find the weight sections.
The gym is small and the layout is a bit weird with a steep stair up to the bathrooms.
Outside the hotel
Hotel Silken Al Andalus Palace offers a good price and great for travelers in groups as the hotel is very spacious. It also caters for conference groups activities. Even if the hotel is not located in the heart of the city center of Seville, I still highly recommend this hotel because of the good ambient and huge selection of choices for their dinner and breakfast. I have to mention the food was very good.