Seville – Hacienda Benazuza

Seville - Hacienda Benazuza

As you’d expect from the Andalucian outpost of El Bulli restaurant (now sadly closed), the food at Hacienda Benazuza is very special indeed. And so is the hotel: a 10th-century Moorish farmhouse set in a garden of orange and lemon trees just outside Seville, it has 44 rooms decorated in a traditional Spanish style, with antiques and original art (some even have frescoed ceilings). Facilities include a sunken garden, a pool with an adjacent Arab tent, and a spa with a sauna, a Turkish bath and an ice fountain.

X-factor The hotel’s Alma restaurant is where chef Rafa Zafra recreates El Bulli maestro Ferran Adrià’s groundbreaking recipes. Try his ‘surprise’ tasting menu.