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“Good location, modest hotel”
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YH Giralda Hotel
Ranked #116 of 178 Hotels in Seville
Reviewed 30 October 2012

We stayed in Sevilla for two nights and chose the hotel based on location. It is very close to everything. However, previous reviews are correct in that there is no privacy in this place and that it is very noisy. Another issue we had was that the bathroom was so smelly from the pipes, that we could barely stand to go in there. We believe it came from the shower pipes as we had plugs and lids to for the rest of the drains.

The staff was, however, very helpful and friendly. I would choose another hotel in a nearby location if we return. Sevilla was our favorite city in Spain in our two week trip. We hope to return some day.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

but thats about it. We were given two rooms on the main floor which was really awkward because you can hear EVERYTHING that is going on and provides no privacy at all. The door to the room even had a door in the door that only closed by a latch.The rooms were tiny, which is expected in Europe, but the beds were uncomfortable, the bedding was uncomfortable, and it was impossible to get into the shower. IF you could finally get into the shower by making yourself the width of about 1 inch to get between the sink and the door, you could not move. The shower was one of those things that has spouts all the way down the wall like a car wash or something, but the shower needed to be about 4 times bigger to make this practical. In ours, most of the water went over the top of the shower, making the entire bathroom into a pool. Even for the price this was no deal as I have stayed in many other European cities for the same price with much better quality. The staff was friendly though, and everything seemed clean enough. Location is great, but there are many other hotels in the area, so stay at one of those!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

The hotel is clean and very centrally located just steps away from the cathedral and Alcazar. When we arrived the staff was polite but not particularly friendly. We were on the 2nd level (which in Spain actually means the third floor) and there was no elevator. That's not a huge issue for us but it is a consideration for those with limited mobility or heavy suitcases :) It is an old building once inhabited by monks which is charming BUT it is noisy. Almost every room has windows that are shuttered that open to the center courtyard-like shared space which makes is very noisy. You can easily hear guests coming and going at all hours. The biggest issue we had which I believe another reviewer mentioned was the crazy amount of mosquitos. Seville had just had some rain and I'm not sure if that was why they were buzzing around but it was an issue and my husband and I were stung repeatedly. Centrally located? Yes. The best choice for the money? I don't think so.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Beautiful little hotel upa walk only side street from a busy area in the old city Very nicely decorated and comfortable room. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Tapas bar just steps away. Attractions are very close by but don't go out without a map! Only downside is we were up two flights of stairs and no elevator.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Clean, excellent location, quaint, quient, friendly staff, good value. It was a bit hot in my 3rd floor room in summer.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

The hotel is a short walking distance to just about everything in area, including restaurants, museums, and site-seeing opportunities. The staff was helpful, and the rooms were cozy but clean. The only downside was the travel book I used said the rooms were soundproof, but you could hear everything inside the hotel and outside walking traffic (especially if you were on the street side of the building). This shouldn't be a problem if you stay out late at night, but I was trying to catch up on some sleep after traveling from the States and was woken up several times by night owls walking home from the clubs and the trash truck that picked up waste at 1:30 am. Otherwise, the hotel is great for the price and location!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

The room was on the small side, but very clean and more than adequate for our needs. The restroom is a nice size, which is always a plus as far as I'm concerned. It is in a quiet area, but literally a two-minute walk from the Cathedral. Tapas restaurants are 30 seconds away as well. Ask the front desk for recommendations.

Speaking of the front desk, the staff is very helpful. Sevilla can be confusing to get around, but that is half the fun, but they can at least get you headed in the right direction. One of the nice things, too, is being greeted by the lovely Pilar each morning.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about YH Giralda Hotel

Address: Calle Abades 30, 41004 Seville, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville > Casco Antiguo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 178 Hotels in Seville
Price Range: £39 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YH Giralda Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostel Giralda Sta. Cruz, an 18th century palace and the former house of the Abbots, is located near the picturesque Santa Cruz neighborhood. Located 350 feet from the cathedral, the hotel is housed in a completely refurbished historical building which preserves the unique and artistic value of the hotel. We offer fourteen rooms with en-suite bathrooms, supplied with hydromassage showers and hairdryers. All of the accommodations come furthermore equipped with individually-controlled air conditioning systems, a direct dial telephone, television, free Internet access (WI-FI) and heating. Moreover, non-smoking and disabled-accessible rooms are available and additional cots, extra beds and ironing facilities may be provided upon request. ... more   less 
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