Seville Style Guide – Win Free Flights with British Airways!
Seville Style Guide – Win Free Flights with British Airways!
Calling all Game of Thrones fans!! Do you want to win two free flights to the ancient Spanish city of Seville? It’s the location for Dorne on GOT!! Keep reading to find out how..
Where? Seville, Spain.
Exactly? We stayed at the beautiful, luxury hotel, Gran Melia Colon which is part of the leading Hotels of the World group.
When? November 2018. The temperatures were around 28°C in the day. I would highly recommend this as a winter sun destination.
Thanks to? British Airways for organising such an amazing trip.
Here’s the Style Traveller Guide to Seville, plus keep scrolling to find out how to Win Two Flights to Seville and read about my visit to the Game of Thrones location!
Last week I was super excited to be invited on a special mystery trip with British Airways. We started the day in Brighton, with a visit to the i360 tower pictured above. Once we reached the top the BA crew handed me the winning envelope, inside which were my flights to a mystery destination. Up until this point I had no idea where I would be going! I got Seville! Yay!
Afterwards we were whisked straight off to the airport where we boarded our flight. This weeks blog all about what we got up in Seville.
PLUS I’m giving away 2 free flights to Seville, so you can do this trip too!!! (to be redeemed within 1 year of winning) PLUS 5 lucky runners up will receive a pair of free ‘flight’ tickets on the Brighton i360 observation tower. It’s a win win situation!!
Me enjoying a glass of champagne at the top of the i360 tower after the big reveal of my impending trip to Seville.
I’m a huge fan of Spain and I’d never visited Seville. On top of that I’m also a huge Game of Thrones fan, so when I found out my secret destination I was over the moon!
The Alcazar of Seville
The Alcazar of Seville is renowned as the most beautiful royal palace and gardens in Spain. The Unesco World Heritage site was originally built by the Moorish kings and is to this day used by the royal family as their official Seville residence. Parts of it are also open to the public.
Wander through the ancient magical verandas, taking in the intricate tiling and art work. The gardens are perfectly manicured and filled with water features, palm trees and flowers. It’s a wonderful way to while away a chilled morning or afternoon. And best of all it’s part of the set location for Dorne in Game of Thrones.
Style Traveller Tip: You can purchase tickets online prior to arrival, which I would recommend if you’re visiting on a weekend as the queues can get long.
Me visiting the Palace and Gardens of Alcazar, the set location for Dorne in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. In the show it is the ancestral palace of the Dornish royalty, who are known to have the most beautiful women and best wine in the world!
Bonnie wears black and orange floral dress by Silk Fred.
The spectacular and haunting corridors are adorned with Moorish tile work and intricate decoration.
Bonnie wears black and orange floral print dress by Silk Fred
After a morning at the palace head to the old town square and indulge in one of these exquisitely sculptured ice-cream flowers from Amorino. It’s almost too beautiful to eat! Almost!
Where to Stay
We stayed at the splendid Gran Melia Colon hotel which is a member of the Leading Hotels of the world group. And I can see why. The service, decor, food and setting of the hotel are all exceptional.
Located in the historic old quarter of Seville, it’s within easy walking distance of all the tourist attractions, bars, cafes and restaurants you might choose to visit. It’s newly refurbished interiors are a super stylish blend of old baroque furnishing meets modern, minimal, wide open spaces.
The doors to each of the guest rooms are adorned with classical Spanish Artists paintings from El Greco to Goya.
Style Traveller tip: Ask for a room on the 7th floor (Goya) as thats where the private hot tub rooms are located!
The View from the rooftop pool looking out over the whole city
The hotel is elegantly decorated with beautiful seating areas such as the outdoor terrace above.
My squid starter at the El Burladero Restaurant at the hotel, which is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Seville.
Charlie and I chill out under the grand stained glass dome in the foyer with after dinner coffee and desserts.Indulge in a rose petal bath in your bedroomI love the baroque style headboard and gold leaf panelling in my suite. The sheets and hotel dressing gown were scented with that freshly laundered fragrance mixed with jasmine. Divine! Breakfast is served.
There’s a well stocked, ginormous buffet as well as a la carte menu options in the breakfast room. #BreakfastGoalsAnd finally, the incredible private hot tubs on your own rooftop terrace. Champagne and macaroons anyone?
Bonnie wears swimsuit by Melissa Odabash
Competition! Want to WIN 2 FREE FLIGHTS TO SEVILLE with British Airways and TheStyleTraveller. Also 5 lucky runners up can win a pair of tickets to ride the Brighton i360…
HOW TO ENTER…
If you want to win two tickets to this incredible city, simply follow these easy steps:
1) Head over to my instagram page @bonnierakhit and follow the simple steps on the latest post.
2) To be in with a better chance of winning WATCH, COMMENT, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE on the newest vlog on my YouTube channel using the hashtag #Seville in your comment.
The more love you show and the more you share, the more you’ll be in with a chance to win.
Competition winner will be chosen on the 14th Jan (date has been extended!) and announced as a comment on the Instagram post.
** This COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED **
I’m off for a stroll around the city! Adios Amigos and Good Luck!!
Next stop China xx
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Wow! This is not what you expect when someone says they’re going to Spain for a holiday. How amazing! The hotel looks gorgeous too.
OK I shall enter, what an amazing experience, I love this post, so inspirational and that body and BODY SUIT hello!!! keep it up!!! we should really hangggg out xx I need more blogger frieeeeends xx
Wow! Such an amazing vacation. Every picture looks so appealing and comforting. And that ice cream looks like it taste soo good.
Amazing post! I am a huge GoT fan and can imagine how you would have felt while visiting Seville. And the hotel pictures are awesome-everything about this property seems so luxurious.
Champagne, hot tubs, rose petal baths… yes please! It looks like it was an amazing trip!
The Alcazar of Seville looks so gorgeous! Thank you for the free flight trip tip. Would love to win it! :)
I almost make it to Seville last Summer but something came up that I canceled my trip there. You look lovely in those dresses. Amazing review and the price to win the contest is fabulous!
Seville is such a beauty. I hope we get to visit it someday. :) Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful giveaway.
Wow! I’m totally jealous. I’m loving the photos of Seville. This city was recommended to me as a “must see” last summer. I am now determined to visit it before long as its culture filled vibe is evident from your post. The opulence of the hotel Gran Melia Colon Hotel is fabulous.
Seville looks wonderful and your hotel excellent. I haven’t been there but it’s on my to do list.
Wow Seville looks amazing, it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. You look great too!
I love the idea of mystery trip – sounds so fun. Seville looks great. And I just love your black&orange floral dress!
Omg yay I am a huge Game Of Thrones fan and it is so incredible that you were given tickets to go to Seville. You looked fabulous in the white swimsuit and the black floral maxi dress from Silk Fred was gorgeous. What I love about your experience in Spain though is how you not only had private bath tubs but you also got to stay in a hotel which has paintings by El Greco which I am a big fan of. I love the sound of the competition too and have just entered. It would be my first holiday in five years if I won so fingers crossed! I definitely need some time away x
Wow! This is so great. As a passionate GOT fan, this would be an ultimate experience. Seville seems magnificent. When’s the best time of the year to explore it?
Great article, I noticed Chloe went a few weeks back too, and the gardens looked amazing. Added to the bucket list for next year! Fingers crossed about the competition, it might get me there quicker than I had imagined xxx
Love to return to Seville, as would love a weekend of delightful tapas , moorish architecture and flamenco
I may be the only person that hasn’t seen the show Game of Thrones. That of course doesn’t mean I don’t want to see Spain. The scenery was very nice.
Oh my goodness you absolutely have to see Game of Thrones it is one of the best shows its a fact! It has everything that you could ever want in a TV show- romance, gore, death, friendship, humor, drama. The list goes on. Oh yes I think we could all do with a flight to Spain haha.
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The hotel is pure luxury! Your very own private hot tub is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your photos. Your outfits and the views are both beautiful!
What a beautiful place! There is indeed a lot of places to explore in Spain! Thank you for showing me Seville through your photos!
Seville looks totally glorious and that temperature in November is ideal. Plus loving your Silk Fred dress, so chic and perfect for Seville
Oh Sevilla!!!! This post brought back so many awesome memories. I used to lived there and I you got all the right places. I love your dress, it’s perfect for Sevilla!
So many memories!!!!! Gosh every single picture in here almost reminded me of our time there. I have only seen three episodes of GOT and it was too much for me, LOL.
WOW. A great holiday. You are happy and enjoying yourself. I like your first photo, the neighborhood looks very beautiful.
I love your dress! You really look stunning in every clothes you wear :) even in the swimsuit (Yay!) Seem like to had so much fun on your holiday! Base from your pics indeed you had a blast staying at Gran Melia Colon hotel
Awesome, what a cool opportunity. Congratulations on your win, and for sharing the love afterwards! Your photos look fab and Seville looks wonderful, I hope I win!
I seriously wish that I have watched Game of Thrones now!!! I’m jealous lol. This place looks absolutely amazing and like such a great time!! I wish everyone who enters the best of luck!!
Yum! flower ice cream drool! Love all your outfits!
This sounds like an epic trip! A hot tub room sounds amazing.
Private rooftop hot tubs??? Oh man, that sounds like the life! Love all the pictures, you look like you had a blast! :)
Amazing post! Loved it! And being a fashion blogger myself, I particularly loved all your outfits! You are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
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Really nice… I would love to get there
do it xx
What an amazing post , I’ve loved these photographs so much. Every outfit you’ve worn is just classy and the location is simply great!
Seville is one of my favorite cities to visit but I have never gone there in Winter. 28 celcius in November sounds positively balmy and hopefully the city will have few tourists.