rooms are indeed very small. The building and room decor is lovely. Someone had a very good eye. The bathroom is compact but modern and well-done. Just don't expect to have much space. The bed took up nearly all of the room. However, with the beams and shutters and beautiful bedspread and lovely palette of paint, the charm trumped the size. All the necessary amenities, from hair dryer to top-grade shampoo, etc. Wi-fi was easily accessed.The only noise we heard from this pedestrian street was the Cathedral bells, and that would be true anywhere in the vicinity.
The front desk staff was friendly and helpful, indeed proactive. We enjoyed chatting with them.
The hotel does not serve breakfast. Our first morning, we turned right on the pedestrian street called Abades and walked down to the "big" street Mateos Gago and crossed it to Bodega Santa Cruz. A real neighborhood place with many local people there having breakfast, even though the setting seems like a bar. We got fresh-squeezed orange juice, toast, and coffee for a very reasonable price. The next morning we decided to walk down C. Mateos Gago a bit toward the Cathedral and went into a more tourist-oriented cafe/restaurant. We paid double for a smaller breakfast. Lesson learned too late.
In the neighborhood, if you have a few extra minutes after the Alcazar and Cathedral the Archives of the Indies is very interesting.....and free, so you can just spend whatever time you have.
We would go back to the hotel. The charm, location, and great staff made the small size tolerable.
- 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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