Gran Meliá Colón

Rest of Spain, Spain

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    Andalusian passion in historic Seville

Why we choose Gran Meliá Colón

An elegant landmark in the historical and cultural heart of Seville

  • Each floor is named after and displays the works of a Spanish master, from El Greco to Goya
  • The wellness area includes a sauna, Turkish bath and therapeutic shower
  • The Bodega offers an extensive wine menu with prize-winning young wines

The Gran Melia Colon doesn’t have white-glove service; it specializes in RedGlove Service. This concept combines the standards of typical white-glove service with pure Spanish passion. It helps explain why the hotel has long been a favorite of bullfighters (who are ubercelebs in Spain) and is considered a major landmark by locals.

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Premium Red Level rooms—and a view of La Giralda.

What you need to know about the hotel

Gran Meliá Colón is a striking combination of art, culture and style

  • RedLevel rooms increase your VIP treatment with special allowances like early check-in and late check-out, open bar and butler service
  • The solarium terrace is equipped with comfortable hammocks, Bali beds and a spectacular pool-whirlpool with magnificent views of the city
  • The Penthouse Master Suite includes a fully furnished terrace with a whirlpool and spacious sofa where you can admire the cityscape

Gran Melia Colon opened its doors (as the Hotel Majestic) for the Universal Exposition of 1929—the only hotel with en-suite facilities in every room—and has been surprising guests ever since. The 189 rooms and suites are divided among floors that are dedicated to famous Spanish artists: Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, etc. They’ve stocked the hallways with reproductions of their works and even installed lighting in the corridors that mimics an art gallery. When choosing a room, we’re partial to the 30 elegant suites and Red Level rooms that offer over-and-above service and luxuries.

In addition to art, Gran Melia Colon is known for its culinary scene, which includes signature tapas at Burladero, Mediterranean cuisine at the Majestic and upscale cocktails at the Tendico lounge. A wellness and fitness center round out the facilities.

Where is it and what's nearby

Gran Meliá Colón is located in Seville’s historic, cultural and financial heart

  • Marvel at the famous Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Museum of Fine Arts contains works from the city’s most renowned painters, such as Zurbarán, Murillo and Valdés Leal
  • Among the Roman ruins of Italica, founded in 206 B.C., are a preserved amphitheater, theater, mosaics, statues and more

Seville’s colorful downtown is at your fingertips when you stay at the Gran Melia Colon. The hotel’s upper floors have views out over the iconic La Giralda (the cathedral bell tower) and within a few minutes’ walk you’ll find the Guadalquivir River (the only navigable river in Spain), the Torre del Oro, the renovated Real Maestranza Bull Ring and theatre, Betis Street and the traditional neighborhood of Triana.

The hotel is also next to Calle Sierpes, one of Seville’s most popular shopping areas. The city offers a treasure trove of experiences, from museums to flamenco performances to hiking and trekking routes that allow you to explore the region’s diverse landscapes.

How to enjoy Rest of Spain

From Matadors to Flamenco (both served with lashings of attitude), mountains to beaches, and pilgrimages to cathedrals such as Santiago de Compestela or the windmills of Don Quixote, the very best of Spain is, well, all over

  • Seville’s Plaza de España is simply stunning, featuring brightly colored Andalucían tiles and a crescent of Art Deco and Neo-Mudéjar buildings
  • Visit the Dalí Museum in Figueres. The building is a surreal work of art in its own right and it houses the largest collection of works by the artist in the world
  • Often described as the world’s most beautiful building, Granada’s Alhambra Palace will enchant with its geometric carvings and soothing fountains

Towards the southern tip of mainland Spain is the glorious city of Seville. The Gothic-Renaissance cathedral claims the position of largest church in the world and contains the 364ft Giralda bell tower and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Alcázar, the city’s royal palace, dates back to the 10th century and boasts amazing gardens. It would surely be rude to visit Christopher Columbus’s tomb without a trip to Huelva, to see the point from which he set sail on his voyage of discovery. At Muelle de las Carabelas, on the Rio Tinto estuary, you’ll find three life-size replicas of his ships. You’ll also find glorious beaches along this part of the Costa de la Luz.

Clinging to the side of a multi-peaked Pyrenean mountain between Andorra and Barcelona is the spectacular monastery of Montserrat. Take the cable car, not only is it the easiest way to get there, but the views are out of this world. San Sebastián is a lovely Basque city in the north of the country where the mountains meet the Atlantic. For a fantastic and flavorsome introduction to Basque culture, sample the pintxos at as many bars as you can (each has its own specialty). Pintxos are like tapas, but they won’t thank you for saying so.

For swank and glamor, the beachside Marbella is your spot. Designer stores, designer yachts and designer bling abound. It’s fun and fabulous and a great place to party with the stars. And when it comes to parties, Andalucía hosts over 3,000 fiestas every year including fairs, pilgrimages and carnivals. For a week-long party with plenty of sherry and impromptu street flamenco, catch Malaga’s August fiesta. For a stunning display of the region’s finest horses—not to mention traditional dress—catch the Jerez Horse Fair in May.

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    When to visit Rest of Spain

    Visit in Spring to catch the sweet scent of azahar (orange blossom) in southern Spain, plus Seville’s spring fair, the Feria de Abril. They say there's a fiesta for every day of summer, so expect to witness paella competitions and parades by day and drinking, eating and dancing by night. In August much of the country goes on holiday, so expect banks to close at lunchtime and smaller shops to shutter completely until September.

  • A word from the hotel

    We add a modern spin to Seville’s renowned gastronomy.
    Javier Rico, Executive Chef

  • We say

    Located in the historical and cultural heart of Seville.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Gran Meliá Colón, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Complimentary breakfast for two daily
  • Tapas menu at the restaurant (drinks not included)
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability
  • Upgrade upon availability

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