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Monte Carmelo Hotel
Ranked #11 of 175 Hotels in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Great location and hotel”
Reviewed 2 November 2011

We stayed here in the middle of october and could not fault it.reception staff were very friendly and helpful..room very clean,with pillow menu,free aircon and large tv ! .location was just a short level walk to town...in an area with lots of shops right outside,including a supermarket 2mins walk away..we felt very safe walking everywhere..we did not have to use public transport, apart from to and from the airport ..which is easy as there is only one bus (every half hour) to and from town centre(so no 'wrong bus from airport to town')...a tip for you..instead of going over river..stop for a drink by the river this side,lots of outside tables to choose from ,in bars towards the Triana area...Seville was lovely,we would say you only need 3/4 days to see all major sights..would definately use this hotel again..so a big thank you for looking after us.....

Room Tip: our corner room on 4th floor was larger than the others
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 2011
Dear Sir:
Thank you for your words.
It is we who thank you for choosing us. You must return to Seville, to enjoy again the bars along the river and its monuments. We are waiting with open arms.
Sincerely,

Miguel Andreu
Public Relations & Marketing
HOTELES MONTE
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Skennars Head, Australia
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

We were concerned as we were spending 7 days in Seville whether we were in the right part of the city. It couldn't have been better. It a quiet, clean area just a few minutes walk down a Plaza and across the Bridge to the City Centre we felt we were in the best Area to stay. It suited us fine and we are just over 70 yrs.Was ideally situated. The Staff were great, especially the Breakfast Room's Eve & Maree who were the best we have found in our extensive travels. We would certainly recommend this Hotel for a stay in Seville

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 31 October 2011
Dear Sir:
Thanks for the review of our hotel.
It gives us joy to know that their stay had been to his liking, the location of our hotel and the treatment received.
We hope to see you again in Seville or any of our hotels in Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva. Until then, best regards,

Miguel Andreu
Public Relations & Marketing
HOTELES MONTE
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Surrey
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

We chose Monte Carmelo because we didn't want to do battle with the centre of Seville in an unfamiliar hire car, and compared to other hotels it also offered better value car parking (at 10 euro per night) while still being within easy walking distance of the centre and all the sites. It proved a really good choice. The hotel was spotlessly clean and clearly well managed and from the moment we arrived the staff were really friendly and helpful. We rarely eat a big breakfast so the option to have 4.50 euro breakfast of toast, jam, fresh orange juice and coffee at the bar instead of the full buffet suited us well. The free wi-fi worked well in the bedroom and there was an excellent flat screen TV with lots of choices of channels. It's not a 'character' hotel, but it offers comfort and convenience at a competitive price.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 31 October 2011
Dear Sir:
Thanks for the review of our hotel.
We are glad that his choice was good and that your stay met all expectations.
We hope to see you again in Seville or any of our hotels in Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva. Until then, best regards,

Miguel Andreu
Public Relations & Marketing
HOTELES MONTE
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

Spent 4 nights in this hotel. Lovely spacious room, beautiful large bathroom and very clean hotel. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice. Hotel is excellent located a short stroll accross the river to centre. Have no complaints at all and would certainly return or recommend this to anyone wanting to visit this lovely place. Weather was beautiful too.

Room Tip: we were in room 418 which was very spacious and lovely bathroom.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 31 October 2011
Dear Sir:
Thanks for the review of our hotel.
Thanks also to our hotel for rating of excellent and commend you for your interest in this portal travelers.
We hope to see you again in Seville or any of our hotels in Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva. Until then, best regards,

Miguel Andreu
Public Relations & Marketing
HOTELES MONTE
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Tucson,AZ
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

What endeared this hotel to our group could be a turn off to others. Bottom line, it is a very nice property but even better, it is not in the tourist section of Seville. We would stay here again. Hotel Monte Carmelo is in a very lively residential district with lots of local bars, restaurants, laundries, shoe stores etc. There are no turnstiles to go through nearby, no lines to wait in,no floodlit monuments, no over priced eateries. In short you get to interact with real Spaniards where they live, shop and promenade each evening..

The hotel is located on a very quiet side street, a few blocks south of the river. It is @ a 15 minute walk to the cathedral, Alcazar or Plaza de Espana. The neighborhood is safe. Every cab driver knew where the hotel was located and a cab fare from in back of the cathedral to the hotel is about 6EUR.

The rooms are larger than average and everything was clean up to date. The wifi worked very well in our room. We were on the street side but the street in front of the hotel is very quiet with practically no traffic. Noise was never a problem. In fact, vehicle traffic anywhere in the area was never a problem until you crossed the bridge and got in to Seville proper.

One of the reasons we selected this hotel was their garage parking. It is reasonably priced and very secure.under the hotel. However, the lay out of the garage and the steep exit may require some professional help. The bellman is that pro and while you can drive in and park OK, I would ask him get you out.

The real fun in staying here is heading a few short blocks away each evening to a 1/2 mile long pedestrian only street where the whole neighborhood gathers from about 6pm to 10pm to walk, talk with their neighbors, entertain their children, eat ice cream, let those who are handicapped get some fresh air and to eat and drink. It was really fun and we spent most evenings there just being part of the local scene. Thanks Hotel Carmelo and Seville. It was a real experience. The Spanish were very courteous and everyone made us feel welcome..

Room Tip: Our rooms were first (second floor) right on the street, and very quiet. If you have laundry, a lau...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Sir:
Thanks for the review of our hotel.
We can only be grateful for everything he has said. We nostro which we thank them for choosing us again. And above all we are happy that your stay with us an experience to remember.
Hope to see your group again in Seville or any other of our properties in Cadiz, Malaga and Huelva.
Sincerely,

Miguel Andreu
Public Relations & Marketing
HOTELES MONTE
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Israel
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

We chose the hotel Monte Carmelo because we needed a hotel with a car park and a reasonable price. we ended up paying 224 Euro for a double room for 2 nights including the parking and the buffet breakfast. Everything was to out satisfaction: it took us 7 min to get to the Cathedral and the Giralda and the hotel is on the corner of a pedestrian street with lots of shops and restaurants. A 3 minute walk gets you to the Plaza Cuba and from there you just cross the bridge and you are in the old town. The rooms are large and although dated they are nicely kept and everything is very clean. The same can be said about the bathroom. We had two balconies, several places to hang the clothes a writing table with chair and an additional little corner with two armchairs and a table.
The breakfast buffet had most things a tourist would want although I would have liked more vegetables but that is really minor. There was a big choice of cakes, biscuits, fruit cheeses and ham as well as honey, jam and other things. There was also a choice of bread including whole what which was a nice surprise. There was also a toaster of the kind that does not circle the bread and lets it fall down. I used it for making my newly learned spanish tostadas: toasted bread with cheese. There was also a choice of warm food and several drinks.
The staff was extremy nice and helpful : when we left we found a note saying that they had cleaned the window of the car. In short: I would highly recommend this hotel for any travelled on a budget

Room Tip: we had a corner room on the 4th floor and it was both big and quiet although it looked out over the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Dear Madam:
Thanks for the review of our hotel.
We are glad that your stay was pleasant with us and he liked the location of our hotel and our breakfast buffet with fresh and natural products every day.
His words reward our work. Thank you again.
Hope to see your group again in Seville or any other of our properties in Cadiz, Malaga and Huelva.
Sincerely,

Miguel Andreu
Public Relations & Marketing
HOTELES MONTE
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London
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

First of all, I can't complain. We got a fantastic deal on the hotel at €80 per night including breakfast so for 2 of us for 2 nights it wasn't badly priced.
On arrival at the hotel, check in was fantastically quick, we got upstairs to our room and we weren't impressed with our view which was facing a wall - and although we weren't going to spend much time in the room we were hoping to have a view that over-looked Seville while we were in the room.
The room was very basic - it wasn't pretty, but everything was perfectly fine. I was surprised at the large flat screen telly in the room. The bed was really comfortable and although me and boyfriend would have liked an extra pillow each, the room only came with 1. I'm sure if we'd asked reception could have provided us with another though. The bathroom was small but perfectly functioning and the shower was lovely - water pressure, temp all fine and easy to use.
I wasn't too impressed with breakfast - mainly because I've been to other places that have a wider choice - for hot food I could only have a hot-dog sausage, scrambled eggs and bacon. They also had fruit, cereals and a wide pastry choice, ham and cheese selection. Coffee and Hot chocolate was lovely and we received prompt and friendly service by the waitresses. There aren't many tables to sit at so if your in a big group its worth avoiding peak times! The waitresses cleared tables in record time though!
The location wasn't too great in my opinion - we were surrounded by shops, parks but on the Friday night when we arrived there were loads of teenagers roaming around and so my first impressions were a little tainted - though it may have been a one-off. I would recommend looking at hotels around the
The hotel is walk able to the main sights, the bullring, the cathedral and we managed to pick up a horse and carriage ride on the roads. These are generally around $50 (some haggling involved) but you end up having a 45 minute ride with a miniature tour.
We went to a lovely hotel/restaurant/bar called: EME Catedral hotel. Its new so I'm not sure it on trip advisor but it was very trendy and in a great part of town - and opposite the Cathedral. It has loads of really nice restaurants. We also went to a football game at Seville Stadium and there were plenty of shops around there and this seemed to be a nice area too.
Sorry I can't be of more help with the locations!
Seville Tips: I didn't realise that all shops close from 1.30pm - 5.30pm for Siesta if, like me you were caught out with this its best to plan to get up early for shopping and come back for cat naps later on. Most shops, restaurants etc close and if you have a short time in Seville its best to plan around this. Alot of shops are closed on Sunday aswell.
Overall a great stay and if on a budget I would definitely recommend, but I probably wouldn't stay again!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hoteles-Monte, Public Relations & Marketing at Monte Carmelo Hotel, responded to this review, 7 October 2011
Dear Sir:
Thanks for the review of our hotel.
Thank you for your comprehensive description of our hotel, the location area and other attractions of the city.
We hope that your holiday with us always remember having been to his liking
Hope to see you again in Sevilla or any of our hotels in Cadiz, Huelva and Malaga. Until then, Yours sincerely,

Miguel Andreu
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HOTELES MONTE
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Property: Monte Carmelo Hotel
Address: Calle Virgen de La Victoria 7, 41011 Seville, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Seville
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seville
#15 Business Hotel in Seville
#43 Family Hotel in Seville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Monte Carmelo Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the district of Los Remedios, this 4 star hotel is one of the hotels we have in Seville (Spain). It has a welcoming atmosphere, and is near the historic centre and Isle of la Cartuja, surrounded by the shopping district.The hotel has 65 rooms (rooms with twin beds, double beds, three beds and adjoining rooms) all with wooden floors. Free WiFi, parking facilities, pillows menu and rooms for women executives. Hotel Monte Carmelo is situated 10 minutes on foot from the historic quarter of Seville, in an area with a large concentration of shops, offices and public institutions such as the Regional Government of Andalusia.This location makes our hotel an ideal place to conduct business or visit the city for pleasure. ... more   less 
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