We spent 5 nights here in late May. The leading positive factor about the Abril is its location. It is on a quiet lane just around the corner from the impressive "Metropol Parasol" on Plaza de la Encarnación, so you can always find your way home. The plaza has several restaurants to choose from and there is a very good fresh produce market under the Parasol in the mornings.
It is an easy and pleasant walk to the "centre" of things such as the Cathedral, the Alcazar (Palace) and the charming Juderia (Jewish Quarter). It is also a 25 minute walk from the Santa Justa Station which we chose to do on finding out that our luggage had not kept up with us during our flights. With luggage we would have taken a taxi.
The room was perfectly comfortable and clean, as was the bathroom. The air-conditioning was very quiet and effective. The breakfast was very pleasant with good variety. A much appreciated touch was the all-day access to the breakfast room with its automatic coffee machine and a basket of biscuits (cookies).
The staff were very welcoming, informative and helpful.
Wi-Fi in the room was bit iffy. My wife's new iPhone seemed to cope with the Wi-Fi better than my old iPod Touch. But there was free access to a computer in a small lounge area so I could stay connected easily.
Now, of course nothing is perfect . . . Our room was street-facing on the first floor. There is a small supermarket right across the street that accepts deliveries around 7:00 am. Not that it was excessively noisy, but it did wake us each day (other than Sunday). If that would bother you, I suggest you ask for a room off the street. Other than that minor issue, the street was very quiet throughout the night and we slept well.
I must give the hotel credit for keeping its price as reasonable as it is. The Abril provides very good value and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best price in the historical and monumental center of Seville, with FREE Coffee Shop and FREE WI-FI. Typical Sevillian house situated 50 meters from the Metropol Parasol, near the Plaza de la Alameda (a must for nightlife). A few minutes from the hotel are the main Shopping Streets like Sierpes and Tetuán and it is surrounded by some of the most important monuments as the Cathedral, Giralda and Santa Cruz Quarter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abril Hotel Seville