I'm planning a 23 day trip to Spain (my first!) in November and am looking for an apartment rental in Seville for 11 days. I've narrowed it down to 3 choices but would like some advice - especially with regards to location.
I want to be in or near the Santa Cruz area, close to the Alcazar and Cathedral, but also a place where its quiet enough to sleep at night (or even in the afternoon if I start getting in the siesta habit). I'm a female travelling alone so I want to feel like I'm in a safe building and neighborhood, and I also want to be easy walking distance from a market or food store, and a place where I can buy beer and wine.
I love Apartment #1 but wish it had a bathtub. It also has a high security deposit (high to me at least). Apartment #2 I also like but, looking at the map, I'm afraid it might be a little far away from the center. Apartment #3 seems to have it all, but many reviewers have remarked on a problem with street noise.
Any advice or thoughts on these apartments? Also, any thoughts on renting from a property rental management company vs direct from owner (AirBnB)?
Thanks very much.