I would recommend staying in Casa 1800 if you want to stay in an elegant boutique hotel right off one of the busiest streets packed with restaurants, shops and tourists, within walking distance to the top sights in Seville. If you prefer a quieter area off the beaten path, or in a full service hotel with all the usual amenities, consider staying elsewhere. The hotel has many positives, including:
• The hotel is in a very convenient location in the middle of the action. Casa 1800 is in the middle of the Barrio Santa Cruz (old Jewish Quarter), within a couple blocks of the Cathedral and a 5 minute walk from the Alcazar, and a block off Mateos Gago, a busy street full of restaurants, tourist shops and tourists.
• The hotel is in an elegant, historic building, with beautiful rooms, hardwood floors, exposed beams, comfortable beds, and bathrooms with marble showers and granite counter tops.
• Our deluxe room was on the third floor and had a private terrace and Jacuzzi, with amazing views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower. It was quiet and felt luxurious.
• Rooftop terrace with amazing views of the Cathedral and its Giralda Tower. The rooftop is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the Cathedral illuminated at night (see pics).
• Afternoon tea/coffee – at 4:00 p.m., the hotel offers complimentary coffee and tea, along with cheeses, baked treats, and cold cuts in the courtyard in the center of hotel. It’s a great place and time to relax after a day of sightseeing.
There are a few relative minor issues with the hotel that in my opinion caused me to rate it 4 stars instead of 5 stars, including:
• Efficient, business-like staff – we may have caught the staff at a bad time when we checked in, considering the other positive reviews. We found the staff efficient but not warm, overly friendly, or helpful. We did not receive any advice on how to find our room on the third floor, which was not intuitive, help with our luggage, a map of the town, or suggestions on what to see or do while in Seville.
• Very poor Wi-Fi reception except when in the lobby or inner patio. If you’re trying to disconnect from work or the internet, that won’t be viewed as a negative. If you’re trying to stay in touch with your teenage kids or review emails, it can be frustrating.
• Not enough storage space for luggage or clothes.
• Lack of bar, restaurant, business center, fitness center, and no parking at the hotel if you have a car.
• The hotel is convenient and in the middle of the action, which can be a plus or minus, depending on whether you want you hotel to be in a quiet location or in the hustle and bustle of the action
• The inner courtyard is very nice, but has too few tables and chairs. We had to wait for a table to clear to enjoy the afternoon tea/coffee.
• Watch a Flamenco show – I can’t recommend enough to watch a flamenco show while in Seville. There are several options, but we were will forever remember the impressive flamenco dancers at Casa de la Memoria de Al-Andalus. We sat in folding chairs around a small stage within feet of some of the most amazing flamenco dancers for the show which lasted about an hour. Buy tickets in advance in Hotel Alcantara in Barrio Santa Cruz at Ximenez de Enciso 28, and arrive at least 15 minutes early if you want front row seats.
• Take a guided tour – we enjoyed Seville as much as we did because we followed Rick Steve’s advice and took three tours guided by Concepcion Delgado. She is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and informative. We took tours of the Cathedral and Alcazar, each lasting 1.25 hours, and another two hour tour walking tour of the city learning about its history and cultural. Although not critical, I’d take the cultural tour first.
• If you get tired of tapas food or just want fantastic Italian food, we enjoyed the food at Osteria l’Oca Giuliva so much we went there twice. The Italian restaurant is just across the street from the hotel’s entrance on Mateos Gago.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Hotel Casa 1800 Seville is a boutique hotel based in a stunning building with a traditional courtyard that has retained all its charm and character while adding modern luxuries to make it a great property ideal for a city break in Seville. In a superb location, the charming hotel is situated in the heart of the old town within walking distance of the main places of interest in the Santa Cruz neighborhood. All 33 bedrooms are different in size and features and have their own style, since the old structure of the house has been maintained. All of the rooms have been fully equipped to ensure that you have a great stay, with individual furniture pieces and unique touches such as the original wooden windows and ceilings from the house. Casa 1800 offers breakfast to all guests each morning in the central courtyard of the house. Guests are also invited to enjoy afternoon tea as a courtesy of the house, a great way to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner and relax for a while after a few hours exploring the city. If you would like to enjoy the views of the Cathedral and the Giralda tower overlooking the rooftops of Seville, don't forget the rooftop seats where the pool and solariums are. ... more less
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