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Best Weekend Getaway - Casa No. 7 Hotel, Seville, Spain. In Spain's most romantic city - the home of Carmen and Don Juan - is the delightful little townhouse hotel Casa No. 7, a magnificent example of classic Seville architecture, just five minutes' walk from the cathedral in the pretty old Jewish quarter. The six spacious rooms all open off inner balconies leading from the large covered courtyard. The owner's private collection of art and antiques decorates the impeccable, elegant interiors. With a roof terrace and reading room, this hotel has all the intimacy of a private house, which perhaps why Michael Portillo keeps going back.

Facts: Casa No. 7 Hotel, 7 Calle Virgenes, Seville, Spain (0034 954 221 581) from £114 a double room a night, including breakfast or book through ITC Classics (0870 751 9390; Abercrombie & Kent (0845 0700 612; or