As many of the other reviews have indicated, the owners of Hotel Casas de Santa Cruz own several properties in addition to the hotel around Barrio Santa Cruz and guests often end up in some of these overflow rooms or apartments.
Upon arrival we were given a choice between a ground floor room at the hotel or a room a block away in a quiet building with a nice courtyard and lots of character. We chose to stay in the overflow room as it was attractive, recently renovated, and spacious - both the room and the bathroom. The room in the hotel looked perfectly adequate as well, albeit not as large, but we were concerned about being on the ground floor due to noise of other hotel guests coming and going.
We were happy with our decision. The room was a nice marriage of modern convenience while maintaining the older character of the building. The location was also ideal, being in a quieter area of Barrio Santa Cruz, but still only a few minutes walk to the Cathedral and Alcazar. There are several good tapas places in the vicinity, but was away from some of the lively and loud areas at night.
The hotel and apartments are in the pedestrian zone, so make sure to follow the hotel's instructions for where to have the taxi drop you off. We did not and were dropped at the other end of Barrio Santa Cruz and it was quite the challenge being extremely jet lagged and navigating the maze of streets to find it.
The staff we encountered were all very friendly and did speak English, if necessary.
Our only real complaint was the restaurant that the hotel owns. Way overpriced for basic breakfast.......
Also, the overflow room did not have internet access, but we could use wifi in the hotel lobby, so it wasn't really an issue.
We had a wonderful time in Seville and were happy with our pick of Hotel Casas de Santa Cruz. There looked to be several nice options for places to stay around Barrio Santa Cruz. If the price is right, we can definitely recommend Hotel Casas de Santa Cruz as one to consider.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Casas de Santa Cruz is located on a typical pedestrian street in the Santa Cruz quarter, between the Plaza de los Venerables, the Plaza de Doña Elvira and the Reales Alcázares. The 7 room family run hotel includes a typical Andalusian patio and small roof top terrace with views of the Cathedral. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast in the family's restaurant next door to the hotel. Free high speed internet access is available via the hotel's WiFi connection. ... more less
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