We stayed for 5 nights end Oct 2013. Took a taxi from the airport which took about 25 mins and to be recommended as the hotel is down a small lane and tricky with buses. Cost was about €28 each way and seems standard cost.
The hotel is cute! As mentioned, traditional open area now covered to make an entrance vestibule with rooms off. It was pretty full when we stayed but still very quiet at night. We were on 2nd floor and the stairs are steep but there is a lift available. The room was very comfortable and spacious very clean bathroom...all great and private. The location is excellent..off a small street with 3 great local bars all serving tapas, coffees etc and also a supermarket 3 mins away for water etc. the hotel also has a free coffee bar all day until 10pm with biscuits, teas, coffee etc available constantly which was very useful. Then there's a short walk in to the centre, to the Cathedral etc. the hotel staff were very helpful and polite...really lovely staff. Breakfast was only €6 if booked in advance and very good continental wih cakes, pastries, ham, eggs etc as well as melon, toast etc. good value at that price.
We booked the red tour bus which gave 48 hrs not 24 as advertised and also gave 4 free tours. These are at set times and were mixed. We did 2 with Alex who was great but one with another guide which was not good as we could not understand his English so a bit disappointing. There are other guides with locals who translate into English and we would definitely do these next time. These tours show you areas you would not find alone and they are a real must in my opinion.
Would strongly recommend the bull ring museum at the Bull ring. Not being into bull fighting, I wasn't keen to go but I was persuaded to and it was one of the highlights for me. It was fascinating and gave me an appreciation of this tradition which I had been dismissive of before.
The small streets behind the Cathedral are lovely and we found some excellent bars! If you are there on a Saturday night there's a bar that has great flamenco which unfortunately we missed but others were raving about. We did go to la Casa del Flamenco which was an hour show in. A small venue and to be recommended. The hotel reception gave us directions to this.
All in all a really great trip and we were really chuffed we had chosen this lovely little hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sevillian Palace, with an Andalusian Patio and sevillian tiles. Located in the historical and monumental center of Seville and surrounded by the most important monuments, such as Casa de Pilatos, Alcazar, Giralda, Jewish Quarter....Thanks to its perfect location, its innumerable details in patio, hall and walls, this boutique hotel is perfect for a visit to Seville.We invite you to enjoy our Free Coffee-Shop in a cozy atmosphere. ... more less
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