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“A disappointing hotel, in a fabulous city.”

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Vincci La Rabida Hotel
Ranked #38 of 177 Hotels in Seville
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The hotel is located in striking building which is a conveniently near to the old city, but it’s rather pricy and falls short on a number of counts. My wife and I stayed there for five nights.

The rooms are clean and well furnished, but nothing special and rather on the small side. Expect to have to climb into the bath to have a shower and make sure you don’t get a room overlooking the street on which the hotel is situated – it’s noisy and you’ll be staring across the road at a blank wall. Also, there’s no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, or even bottles of water, which we thought was pretty poor given what we were paying.
The public areas on the ground floor are well appointed and pleasant, but don’t imagine that you’ll be able to bask on the roof terrace. It’s fitted out as a very expensive restaurant which is open in the evenings until 1am! If you’re in a room on the 4th floor you may well become aware of this.
Perhaps the best thing about the hotel is the breakfast, which is very good.

The hotel was pricy. The first night was 142 euros, the second, third and fourth were 227 euros (getting a bit expensive) and the final night was 382 euros – which seemed exorbitant. We were told that the price had increased because of “the festival”, but we were left feeling that it was rather more a case of profiteering.
Would we go there again? No. Having spent five days looking around Seville (which is a fabulous place) I’m sure we could do better – and pay quite a lot less!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the courtyard and not the road outside the hotel
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VincciHoteles, Atención al Cliente at Vincci La Rabida Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Dear guest,

We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not what you expected. We take note of each and every one of our customers' observations, complaints, suggestions and comments, for the purpose of our improvement.

We are at your service for anything that you may need.

With best wishes,
Carmen Fernández

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed four nights here and had a room at the back. Room was cool and reasonably well appointed once you got there via a convoluted route. The worst thing was the shower which was only adequate. Great for a few days but wouldn't want to spend two weeks in the room (111). The views across Seville from the roof terrace are magnificent, especially at night. We ate on the roof one night and the food really was good. The jamon iberico almost melted on the tongue and the sea bass with hummus and sweet mustard sauce was just the business, even if a slightly unusual (to me) combination but it really worked. The staff were always friendly and helpful, readily coming up to the rooftop to serve us beers during the day when the bar / restaurant was not formally open. The hotel has a great central location and we were able to stroll all over the central city from it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We (my husband, 79 year old father and I) stayed at this 4 star hotel in Seville for 2 nights in May 2014. There was valet parking (best to book this in advance), which was good because there is no convenient public car park nearby. It is in a quiet street just a short walk away from the cathedral and the Ghiralda, the Alcazar, the bullring and the the Golden Tower.

Check in was quick and efficient and the staff were all friendly and helpful, particularly when I tried to use my basic Spanish. The porter helped us with our luggage and parked our car for us.

The rooms are arranged around at least 2 atriums (our room was reached by going up in the lift from reception to floor 2, walking along several corridors until we reached another lift which took us up to the 3rd floor).

Our room was situated off a quieter atrium than the one whhere the main reception was located.

Our (family) room had a four poster bed and bathroom on one floor and then the 2nd bedroom and a bathroom were reached via marble stairs from the hallway off our room. There was also a door to a private rooftop terrace from the 2nd bedroom, but sadly there were no chairs to use on the terrace. The rooms were very quiet with no noise from the other guests, which was amazing as the hotel seemed to be very busy. There were air conditioning units in both bedrooms, though we had to move the 4 poster bed in our room to reach the air conditioning unit, which was rattlling, so that we could stuff a magazine between the unit and the wall to stop the rattling. After that, it was fine.

There was a good range of toiletries in the bathroom (including a small toilet bag containing, amongs other things, a sanitary towel, which was most thoughtful) and a hair dryer, as well as an over-bath shower which had good power.

Breakfast in the morning was served in a breakfast room off the main reception, and there was also a very pleasant courtyard area off the restaurant where guests could also eat breakfast. There was a very good selection of breakfast items - fruit juices, cereals, sliced fresh fruits, bread, rolls, croissants, cold meats and cheeses and bacon, sausages, eggs etc. The staff kept the servery very well stocked.

There is a very nice rooftop restaurant reached via the lift from the main reception. The restaurant has a fabulous view over to the cathedral and the Ghiralda.

The hotel was kept very clean throughout, and my only negative comment was that it would have been nice to have some chairs in our bedroom so that we could socialise in the evening with my father, rather than having to sit on our bed.

I would highly recommend this hotel, particularly for its convenient, fairly easy to find location, its valet parking, breakfasts and roofttop restaurant, as well as the friendly helpful staff. However, it is quite expensive when compared to other similar or higher standard hotels we stayed in Spain, but I guess Seville is a busy and popular city, hence the high prices.

Room Tip: If you want a good night's sleep, ask for a room off a quieter atrium (we had room 327).
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This hotel is well located to visit the main attractions of Seville. However there is something about it that just doesn't make it a preferred choice. Perhaps it stems from the grumpy attitude of the desk clerks and service staff in the bar and restaurant. When we arrived there was no place to park our car as the hotel parking had been usurped by a large number of people who appeared to be a traveling group of fans and were spilling out of the " pop-up" bar that was part of the hotel. I say pop-up, because on the following day it was gone and reverted to an empty room. We finally were able to get the attention of a hotel employee who told us that they would attend to us in a moment ( a moment turned out to be over 35 minutes).

We are then taken to our room, which is a junior suite with the sleeping area in the loft and the bathroom facilities down three steps from the living area. There is ample room however it turns out that there are no windows in either the living area or bedroom space. The only window is in the bathroom and it overlooks an airshaft. Quite, but gloomy.

The rooftop restaurant bar offered a nice view but the menu was not appealing. The nice thing is the hotel is located close to an active bar/restaurant section of town that seemed to attract not only tourists, but also locals. This was convenient.

Nothing particularly wrong with the hotel, but at the same time nothing that stands out to make it a good choice.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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VincciHoteles, Atención al Cliente at Vincci La Rabida Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for having chosen us and for offering us your comments and opinions. We will take them into account carefully, because they will help us improve every day, and also to adapt our facilities and services to our customers' tastes and needs.

We hope that you can visit us in the near future so that you can enjoy a real Vincci experience.

With best wishes,
Carmen Fernández

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The front desk personnel were a little stiff but friendly enough when we engaged them or asked for help. Our room was on the small side but comfortable. It was the first week of April and it was a bit warm in the room (the A/C was not yet available but we survived by opening the window). We were disappointed that the roof top bar was never open the 4 nights we stayed even though the weather was not to blame.

Best attribute - located within easy walking distance of the Cathedral, the Alcazar, the Plaza del Toros and other points of interest in Seville.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The hotel reception area looked luxurious, cool and serene and our check-in experience was good. We stayed for three nights in a Junior Suite. The room was comfortable but a little tired, the paint work could do with a refresh. The bathroom was spacious but the over the bath shower was an attachment to the taps which had a small shower head with variable water flow and temperature. The reason I titled this review as disappointing is because for the price we paid for our stay did not reflect value for money for the €600. Breakfast was not included, the television picture was fuzzy, there was no tea/coffee facilities in the room. For me, this was disappointing.

The hotel location was excellent and all the sights we wanted visit were within walking distance.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 225 which did not have much natural light. The bath was located next to a window...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Debrahis
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We had a one night stay here while we were exploring Seville. The reception area is beautiful. The rooms are quaint and comfortable. Our shower wasn't the best with low pressure and fluctuating temperatures. The hotel is in a great location and all the main attractions are within walking distance. The reception staff were so friendly and helpful - one of them spoke english and helped us get our car parked and explained everything to us. The parking at EU16.50 per day was reasonable and a lot cheaper than some of the other hotels I looked at. Would definitely stay here again. Seville is a fantastic city - a must see.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle Castelar 24, 41001 Seville, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville > Casco Antiguo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Green Hotel in Seville
#17 Business Hotel in Seville
#24 Luxury Hotel in Seville
#48 Family Hotel in Seville
#51 Romantic Hotel in Seville
Price Range: £98 - £281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vincci La Rabida Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 103
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