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Thursday, June 21
Seville is what we toured today. We started at the Plaza de Espana and even the cloudy skies could not dull the beauty of the Plaza. The Plaza was built for the 1929 Iberoamerican Exhibition or World's Fair in Seville, and it was without a doubt the most important monument built for the Exhibition and today is one of …
Another big travel day today as we left Lisbon heading straight south into the Algarve district at the bottom of Portugal before turning left and heading directly east as we crossed back into Spain aiming for Seville. We had a comfortable day driving easily on the excellent four lane highways which seem to be the rule in both these countries. It's …
I'm typing this up on what I presume is a French keyboard with some Berber/Arab overtones while we're in Morocco. The keys are disturbingly in the wrong places and it is strangely offputting. However .... Back to the right chronological order. Out tour of Sevilla had a very funny male guide. He told some very risqué jokes but mixed it up with some …
Another long trip to Spain done and successful. This time featuring a brand new cast of characters coming up to replace the crew from last trip. Although personalities such as the cat neutering devot Christian, world traveling and incomprehensible New Zealand retiree and entire Frankfurt airport troupe will surely be missed, I'm proud to introduce …
Things I am going to have to adapt to here:
- The southern Spanish accent: I got into the taxi in Madrid and chatted with the taxi driver the entire 25 minute drive with no problem. Since arriving down in the south, I understand significantly less and I get the impression people feel the same way of me. Time to relearn some Spanish!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hesperia Sevilla Seville
Hotel Hesperia - Fabulous Four Star...
We have just got back after a stay at this hotel for 6 nights and were thoroughly happy with it. The lobby and reception area is large and impressive and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Our double room was very spacious and well presented, with a large queen size bed. Although upon arrival, the safe and fridge were not working, the hotel changed these for us immediately. The ensuite bathroom was also very large, with a double sink and powerful shower. Air conditioning was a welcome feature in the room as temperatures outside during our visit were 45 degrees! The room was kept very clean and the maid service was excellent.
We used the indoor pool and jacuzzi but found that the water temperature was rather cold for our liking!!
The location is just outside of the main town centre but has easy access by bus or cab. The bus journey is 10 minutes and costs EUR1 and cabs cost no more than EUR5. There is a shopping centre very nearby (5minute walk) and a number of restaurants and tapas bars. The airport is a 15 minute drive away, costing between EUR18-20 one way by cab.
We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone for its high standard and excellent quality of service.
Good hotel at accessible location with great service
This hotel is an excellent value for those who want comfort, easy accessibility, and good service. Although there is construction on the subway system happening in front of the hotel, the hotel is easily accessible by bus and auto, and not inconvenient to get to the centro. in addition, the stop for bus from the airport and the nervion shopping mall are within 2 blocks.
not the best hotel for those with young children, in particular the swimming pool (as there is no shallow end) but great for business travelers or those looking for something nicer than a hostal. the staff speak english and are very friendly and helpful.
I just returned (3/21/05) from a ten day trip through Spain. We stayed here for one night on our way back through Seville headed towards Madrid airport. After reading several reviews I expected that our room would be very clean and updated. Our bathroom was quite nice with new blue tile and the curtains and bedding were clean and new, but the rug and furniture were not too appealing. Both inside our room and in the hallway the rug was dirty and torn. Our room was on the third floor. The casual restaurant downstairs was bright, efficient and served us a good dinner - sandwiches, hamburgers, ice cream. The breakfast buffet in the more formal dining room was good. The staff at the front desk was very helpful, especially when we couldn't make any of the lights turn on in our room. You have to leave a room key in a slot just inside the door to activate the electrical system. The metro system has dug a huge hole directly in front of the hotel which means you have to walk a very short way (20 feet?) to get a cab on the street.
Great Hotel at a Great Price
We stayed at the Hesperia Sevilla from March 2 - 6, 2005. We booked this hotel through Priceline for USD$80 a night. I am not kidding about the price. Yes, the hotel is not in the historic area but it is only a straight 15 minute walk to the Barrio Santa Cruz and a 4 Euro cab ride, should you choose to take a cab. There is a mall a block and a half away with shops such as Zara and Mango. El Cortes Ingles is about 3 blocks away. It was convenient for me to do some last minute shopping. We took a day trip to Granada and found that it was a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the Santa Justa train station. The rooms are clean, well appointed and renovated. I would equate the room to a Sheraton. They are building a subway station in front of the hotel so the road in front of the hotel is under construction. I admit that as we saw the hotel from the outside we were a bit skeptical of our choice as it looked like it needed a good paint job but was pleasantly surprised. There are several tapas bars close to the hotel that open late and one of them was La Espumosa about a block south on Avenida Eduarto Dato. They had great seafood tapas. I highly recommend this hotel if you want the comfort of modern amenities at extremely reasonable prices.
Hesperia - very nice rooms & staff, exellent value
stayed in the hesperia for two nights and really enjoyed it. the room was very spacious and nicely decorated.
reception staff very helpful. takes approx. 15 minutes by foot to walk down-town. around the hotel, it's easy to park your car.
indoor-pool clean and nice. jucuzzi is also available.
Good location but watch out for the construction!
Just got home on 9/26/04 from a 10 day Globus tour of Spain, which used the Hesperia Hotel as our base in Seville. Very nice, modern, clean, nicely furnished hotel with construction out front in the street. Not much to see in the immediate area, just shopping like at home almost, but a convenient walk from the river/Spanish Exhibition area/other sights. Cabs are honest and cheap. Hotel has lovely pool/hot tub and beautiful bathroom in our room!! Lots to see in Seville, which we'd had more time there. I'd recommend the Hesperia - and Globus Tours too. They handle all the details!!
Enjoyed the Hesperia
Really enjoyed our stay at the Hesperia - spacious, attractive room. Ate breakfast outside each morning at the Cafeteria - very relaxing. Good shopping mall just 1 block north of the hotel. Fell totally in love with Seville - such a civilised, interesting, historic city. Definitely on our list as one to return to.
Our stay at this hotel was absolutely wonderful. Our room was very clean and very tastefully decorated.
We had one meal at the restaurant and enjoyed it.
The staff were remarkably helpful and friendly.
Seville starts here
The Hesperia is a great hotel if you don't want to stay in the historic centre of Seville. It has the great advantage of a delightful, slightly Moorish-style, indoor swimming pool (most Seville hotels have only outdoor ones). The rooms were clean and comfortable, the service impeccable. The Porta Coeli restaurant (the hotel, apparently, used to be called the Porta Coeli) is outstanding - reported as one of the best - if not the very best - in the city, though the food is international and not particularly Spanish. It is not cheap, but the cafeteria is cheap, friendly, and serves excellent snacks at all hours. The hotel is conveniently close to the airport bus stop while only about fifteen minutes walk from the city centre. I would certainly stay there again.
Skip this hotel
Stayed here for 2 nights from June 9 2003. The location is not central, but not too far either (45 min walk, 5 min drive). The hotel first floor interior (lobby, restaurant,...) is decent, but the rooms have bad carpets - old, full of dust. Seems the vacuum is a luxury. We asked to change the room and we got a "renovated" one (upper floor) with hardwood floor. Service at reception, restaurant was good. Food not so good. We were able to get a non-smoking room after we asked, reception doesn't ask that question in Spain. I would not stay here again, prefer central location, cleaner room.