< SPAIN | SEVILLE: Hotel Inglaterra
Located in Plaza Nueva opposite the Town Hall, the Fonda Inglaterra was established in 1857, after the demolition of the old Casa Grande de San Francisco Grande Convent. It became truly the palace among hotels in Seville and was internationally renowned as the city’s finest establishment. Local newspapers expressed “the joy that Seville finally has a hotel establishment worthy of its status as the third capital of the kingdom.”
This hotel has seen more than 150 years of Seville’s history unfold, as confirmed by bibliographic and documentary archives. It has also been an important place of reference not
only as a hotel school, but also as the hotel of choice of a host of personalities.
As the most prestigious establishment in Seville in the late 19th century and early 20th century, the hotel has received many illustrious guests, including King Alfonso XIII (1915), Queen Elizabeth of Belgium (1921), the Prince of Wales (1927), Hans Christian Andersen (1862), the Danish writer and author of the “Ugly Duckling” or the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1863), to name but a few.
Today, "La Fonda" is now the “Hotel Inglaterra”. In 2007, it celebrated its 150th anniversary, making it the dean of hotels in the city and one of the oldest in Spain.
Since openings its doors to the public in 1857, the Hotel has always kept in tune with the times, adapting to customer demands and committed to excellence. As a result, the hotel has undergone numerous renovations that have transformed it into one of Seville’s best hotels, thus preserving the national and international reputation we have enjoyed for more than one hundred and fifty years.
In 2007, coinciding with our 150th anniversary, the Spanish Government awarded the Hotel Inglaterra the “Spanish Tourist Merit Award" for the second time, in recognition of the hotel’s one hundred and fifty years of history in Seville.
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