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“FANTASTIC HOTEL IN GREAT LOCATION” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Dona Maria
Ranked #59 of 179 Hotels in Seville
ireland
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC HOTEL IN GREAT LOCATION”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed in the Dona Maria for 3 night in ealy June. Great place and the location is the best so close to everything and accross from the catherdal. Beautiful room on 3rd floor with views of street and Catherdal, lovely old style furniture. The foya was huge and decorated so quaintly. Lovely roof top bar with great views of city. Definitely would stay again and highly recommend this hotel

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We have returned to this hotel on every trip to Seville. It is perfectly situated opposite the Giralda. The roof top pool is clean and well kept. The staff are polite and attentive. Our usual room overlooks the hubbub of the square but with the French windows closed the room is perfectly quiet. My only slight criticism is that there used to be half a dozen loungers by the pool and these have been replaced with wicker chairs which are definitely less comfortable for sunbathing and reading.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Arrived for cocktails and was greeted by 2 disinterested waitresses. After several near misses trying to attract either of them with surly looks from the dark one, we ordered 2 cocktails which then took 30 minutes to arrive and we're clearly thrown together at the last minutes. The place was not even particularly busy. Visited over Easter 2014.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We spent several nights in this charmingly old hotel. We had an excellent room (210) with views of the Giralda. The room was clean, quiet, cool and had a lovely big bed. Staff were all polite and helpful. Breakfast was adequate but had good coffee. The swimming pool was very clean and nice to sunbathe around but loungers rather than chairs would be nice. We loved having drinks on the Terrace bar with views of the floodlit Giralda. The location of the hotel was excellent and we will definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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netherlands
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you want to put up your headquarters for a week in noble settings this former mansion of a marquis family is the best choice. When you enter you wonder whether you are in a museum or in a hotel. The stylish lounge is full of antiques, and also later, in all corridors onall floors, the museum continues.
The rooms are comfortable and spacy but the matrimonial bed could be a bit softer. And don't expect to sleep noise free even if you ask for it and get a room 'al patio'. It is either the singer in the bar, the neighbors of your room, the churchbells or just the town: you are in Spain - they don't call it noice but life.
The rooftop swimming pool is small but a beauty with its fountains and fresh flowing water. A must to take a dip and collect some skin colour - after your siesta (in the afternoon the hotel is less noisy).
The location is ideal, the hotel is literally the centre of the centre, and from there everything is in easy (walking) distance. The only (little) problem is that not all staff are very friendly. A cool professionalism seems to be the chosen style - I do not know if that is common in noble houses, perhaps it is.

Room Tip: take earplugs
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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kent
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We have just spent 3 nights in beautiful Seville. Being our first visit to the city we were a little unsure as what to expect but wow! what a gem of place it is.
We booked to stay at the Dona Maria. We travelled by bus from the Airport and walked the 10 minutes from Torre del Oro. It was fairly easy to find with the google map walking instructions we had printed off before we left home.
As we arrived very early, we knew we wouldn't be able to check in but wanted to leave our cases at the hotel. Although this wasn't a problem, we were made to feel more of a nuisance to the hotel rather than guests. They told us to come back in 2 - 3 hours time. No smiles, just long faces from.
Having walked around and enjoying a lovely lunch and being taken in by the delights of Seville we returned to the hotel and checked in. Again, no smiles, just a formality.
On booking, we requested a nice room as we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and were really looking forward to a well earned break away. Having read some reviews we were aware that some rooms are better than others.
We were given a room on the 1st floor above the bar. It was spacious. The bed was a double and a single joined, so lots of space. The bathroom was well lit and modern. Although the room itself was quite dark, it was nice and cool. We had a window looking directly onto the building opposite, so it was almost impossible to see the sky which in turn didn't allow much natural light in.
Now for the noisy bit. Oh dear. We expected street noise. We expected to hear the cathedral bells, both of which added to the ambience of being in such a vibrant city. What we didn't expect was the all night noise from the hotel. We must have been by the utility room or something. All night long we experienced a dragging of furniture noise, running water, banging and clanging, thudding of footsteps and so it went on. So bad, we didn't really hear anything coming from the streets. After eventually mentally blocking it out, and finally falling asleep, we were then woken by music at 7am. On first waking, I thought it was being piped into the room. Then thought, it must be the alarm clock. It was however coming from the room next door. We then had the pleasure of listening to them in their early morning sing along. So, if you want a peaceful nights sleep, beware. The walls must be paper thin!
As said, the bathroom was spacious and modern. However, the shower, which was lovely and powerful, kept going hot then cold. When it went cold it made you jump then when it went hot you felt like you'd just been scolded. There was no extractor either, so in very little time the whole bathroom was full of steam.
Taking into account the steamed up bathroom, we then found out that the only mirror in the room was the one in the bathroom, covered in condensation. So, to dry your hair in a soggy, steamy room, and to apply makeup (for me not my husband!) was almost impossible. No sooner was my hair dry, it then flopped with the steam! Plus it took twice as long to get ready as my husband had to wait until I was completely finished before he could have his shower.
Not wanting to make a fuss, on passing, we mentioned it to the "happy" reception staff. The lady was quite understanding as told us to come and see her in them morning and she would find us another room.
We really wasn't that bothered about it, but on returning back to the hotel late afternoon, we mentioned it to a different receptionist. Immediately, her whole demeanour became defensive. She said the only room they had was a single, and in her own words wasn't very nice. Her colleague, overheard her and tried to help, but the she wasn't having none of it. This whole thing then became an issue, only caused by her attitude. We asked to speak to the manager, who wasn't available. She then made a phone call, and spoke in a whisper, making out we were being totally stupid. She put the phone down and told us her manager would bring us a mirror from her house the next day or we could check out and find another hotel! We didn't check out and we didn't get a mirror.
The roof top terrace is lovely. You can almost touch the cathedral. Drinks are rather pricy, but it's a great venue for pre-dinner and after dinner cocktails. Good atmosphere.
We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, and preferred doing brunch in one of the many eateries.
The location is fantastic. Everywhere is within easy walking distance.
We absolutely loved Seville and are planning to return with friends at the end of the year.
Whatever is going on in the lives of the reception staff, they need to remember there may also be things going on in the lives of their guests. Park it when you're at work and try to make your guests feel special, even it's it just for a moment.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a deluxe room
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bridget d
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

This hotel definitely has the wow factor! Situated right in the middle of everything you could ever need in Seville. Beautiful views both from the roof top terrace and swimming pool areas and from my room which had a little balcony which I loved sitting next to. The hotel is a traditional old building with lots of character. My room was nicely decorated and had some very pretty furniture in it. I enjoyed some great cocktails on the roof top terrace and the staff were very friendly and spoke good English in the hotel. There was a mini bar in my room and great wifi access. There was so many bars, restaurants and cafés near the hotel I was spoilt with choice. There is a taxi stand next to the hotel which was handy for an early morning airport run, there was also horse drawn carriages within view who would take you to see all the main tourist spots. Buses and tram only a few minutes away. There is only a couple of things that could be improved, one was a hand held shower which was not very good and the water temperature kept going warm then cool every time I used it. The second was the room was rather hot at night but the temperature was 39c outside.
Seville is an amazing place and I can not wait to come back again and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Cara T
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Property: Hotel Dona Maria
Address: Calle Don Remondo 19 | +34954224990, 41004 Seville, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville > Casco Antiguo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Seville
#36 Family Hotel in Seville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Dona Maria 4*
Number of rooms: 69
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