Hotel Don Paco
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So after waking up around 9 and breakfast at 930, we took off from Córdoba, and made our way to Seville! When we finally got there, the first thing we did was look at the Cathedral. It was beautiful, and it was great to see all the around it! There was so much to it, along with a tower we climbed that was on top of it, in which we were told were 7 …
Last stop in Spain before we head to Portugal is Seville. We had 2 nights here staying in the city to enjoy the atmosphere and more sangria and tapas!
Today is incredibly hot – about 37 degrees. We headed off to look a the cathedral - the 3rd largest cathedral in the world – and Alcazar (the royal palace). It was …
Mai_guchi stayed here on Jan 18, 2014 during their trip titled: Mai_guchi's Great Adventure.
... 2 combs and the floral pin from her hair! Absolutely mezmerising! A vocal ballad followed this and then finally the male dancer performed alone. Again, the dance was very impressive and this has been a memorable event for us. Dinner is difficult. The busiest eateries seem to be low end fast food or not our crowd. We were surprised to find that a lot of the restaurants are quiet now, just serving drinks and some ...
... rant – must have been the heat, although the cathedral was cool. We walked up the tower and that was unusual. The walk was not on steps but rather on 35 ramps. Perhaps this is what is in minarets – we don’t know having never been up one. The view up there was ok but one thing missing in Seville is lots of church spires, which we have seen in other cities in Spain when we have gone up their towers.
When we came out of the cathedral it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Don Paco Seville
Great Hotel!!! It was so nice and the internet worked perfect! I deff recommend it! The location is near things as well!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Don Paco Seville
Convenient hotel, shame about the food
Busy hotel taking in coach tours, rooms on the small side, good though small pool on the roof and sunbathing area with views of Seville through a forest of TV aerials. 15 to 20 mins walk through narrow alleys to the centre, depending on whether you get lost. The singing bartender next door was AWOL during our stay. The food was a big disappointment. Large buffet dining room, the vegetables and potatoes for the main course were tinned and stewed, the dessert tinned pineapple and tinned mandarin oranges. Pathetic! There's a big supermarket almost next door - go there if you want anything containing vitamins, or dine out.
Some of our group had their sleep wrecked by some very noisy, selfish US teenagers in the same corridor.
Roof pool and terrace
A perfectly good comfortable modern hotel. Much used by large tourist groups so can be a bit of a scrum. Don't expect to be cosetted or much waited on. The roof-top terrace with a fair-sized pool and super views is a real plus and is in the process of being extended.
Good, comfortable and well situated city hotel.
Comfortable, good service and well situated 15 mins from Cathederal. Breakfast good and plentiful, didn't dine in as many good restaurants near by, must try San Marco restaurant on Cuna. Views over city from roof terrace which was ideal for pool or sun loungers or just sitting at tables in shade. Front rooms overlook busy local little "square" with play area ideal for people watching and not too noisy at night.
Pillows hard as with most hotels -I pack my own, well worth it.
Unexciting but good value
The Don Paco is certainly not a sexy hotel. But it is clean, within easy walking distance to major sights and -- as a single woman traveller -- I always felt safe both in the hotel and its neighbourhood.
When I arrived in my room, there was water all over the bathroom floor. Called down to the front desk and the matter was resolved within 15 minutes: a handy man came to my room and fixed the leak. During Santa Semana the room cost 150 Euros/night, and a week later it cost 70 Euros. The rooms are unexciting and fairly small, but I used the hotel to sleep and wash; if that's what you're looking for, this hotel is good value.
Love the Don Paco
The Don Paco was a very nice surprise. I traveled there with my students. their parents and my husband. The location was very nice. We could walk throught the barrio de Santa Cruz or cut along Calle Sierpes to get to the heart of the city. Our room was very clean and everything was in good shape. There was a comfortable lobby where we often sat and had drinks and snacks. It seemed that other hotel guests enjoyed the lobby also.
Perhaps the best aspect of the Don Paco is the terraza on the roof. What a view! Our group spent many hours there relaxing and enjoying the view of the Cathedral in the distance. I had friends in Sevilla and invited them to the rooftop. They marveled at the view, saying they had lived in the city their entire life and never seen this view. It was especially impressive at night to see the landmarks aglow in the distance. Bring binoculars.
I agree with another poster that the food was not outstanding. It was a buffet and offered numerous American like foods. I would have preferred the students to have foods native to the region. The breakfast was better, only because it included a nice tortilla de patata. It was a pleasant dining area and the staff was very friendly.
One nice touch was the music system over the beds. I arrived after 20 hours of travel, layed down and hear the most beautiful Chuck Mangione song.
There is a bar directly next to the Don Paco. You must go there to hear the singing bartender, Peregil. He is a well known flamenco singer. His memorabilia is on the wall. On any given night, groups of foreigners from the Don Paco fill the bar to hear him sing. Often, the locals sing along with him. Several people in my group purchased his tapes and continue to enjoy his music from afar. This bar really added to the enjoyment of our stay.
I might have not selected this neighborhood only because it was previously unknown to me. (I lived in Sevilla for a college semester.) I was very happy that the travel agent placed us there and would love to return to the Don Paco.
The Hotel Don Paco located near a small park, is close to the historic sttreets of Seville. It has been newly decorated and the rooms are clean and comfortable. There is a beautiful pool and patio on the roof . Food is served buffet style, with a large variety to choose from.
Good Building and Spacious but some misgivings
The building was good but we were less sure about the food. We stayed at Don Paco in March 2003. Check-in staff were very good, as were most of the people we met during our stay. The building was generally fine and spacious, particularly the bar -lounge area - but the food seemed tuned to the coach tours that often stayed for one or two nights.
Breakfast was rather American, and dinner was a buffet with plenty to eat if you wanted it, but sweets were limited. The booking website we used referred to a la carte but there was no mention of this when we arrived.
Our room was on the top floor with a good view and plenty of space but you couldn't sit on the toilet if you were over 5 feet tall as there was a bulkhead in front of you. Fortunately we were able to use the shared facilities on the first floor.
The hotel is a short taxi ride from the rail or bus stations. There is a bus stop nearby for trips to the centre.
So good space, reasonable value, a bit out of the centre, food we could get elsewhere but I felt I'd missed an opportunity to stay in a more Spanish Hotel on what will probably be my only visit to Seville.
Basic but clean
Stayed here for a few nights in June 2003. It's a fairly basic hotel which is reasonably located (about 15 minutes walk from the cathedral) and has a nice, spacious lounge/bar area. Rooms are clean but not very large. My room had no light near the bath which made taking a bath an interesting experience! The restaurant is reasonable with a good choice for breakfast (one tip - don't use the coffee machine nearest the entrance to the restaurant - it's undrinkable)
Simple yet functional; very clean; friendly and very helpful staff- overall, a pleasant stay for not a lot of money (or euros)!