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A day to ourselves - but did we take it easy? Well maybe just a bit. Anne went on the included tour of Seville - I will let her add comments about that. I took a bike tour of Seville, there were 6 of us, 2 Belgians, 2 Poms, the dutch guide and myself - the lone Aussie. Seville is a pretty city. It has held 2 expos, one in the early 20th century and …
A 7:30am start saw us on the coach and heading for Tangier to catch the ferry back to Spain. It was a windy day and Anne blames me for her being cold. I think that she should make her own choices in life. :) The weather along the Atlantic and Mediterranean was fine but windy and cool. The trip back to Tarifa in Spain was fairly uneventful. Two and …
Well rested after a late arrival we headed out to find breakfast. No kettle or breakfast with our 4 star but budget hotel. We could of course have hotel brekky but at 12 euro we were sure we could do better. And we sure did.
Hotel Zenit is just around corner of a plaza street which has lots of small eateries and shops. Its in a riverside …
... that pace!! Our last evening in Seville was spent in our fav cafe following an afternoon walk to the most amazing plaza that we almost missed, Plaza De Espano. It was so hot that there were hardly any people to spoil our pics which was great. It would have been SPECTACULAR to see it at night with lights on, but we were too weary take other step by the time we arrived home after dinner. We had contemplated a walking tour in the ...
... better. The dancing however was to die for – it was the opera of dancing. There were 2 guitar players, 3 singers (2 men and a woman) and 5 dancers (3 women and 2 men). They were passionate and excellent. Never realised the influence the moors had on the music, singing and dancing of Spain. Great evening and 10 degrees cooler when we came out. Walked back to the hotel along the river.
Temperature tomorrow is supposed to be higher – sigh.
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The Zenit was clean and comfortable. It is close to the city and a good place to stay. The driveway was very narrow and our bus driver did an excellent job of manoeuvring in and out of there.
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5 night stay on first trip to Spain. Hotel is clean and very close to local eateries, supermarket and shops. It is however a 10-15 minute stroll to old city attractions so if this puts you off you may like to stay more central.
We did find the rooms a bit dark - no windows in bedroom and only one tiny in lounge area that looks out to ugly court yard and other rooms windows. However, one does not come all this way to stay on a room and the beds are ok comfort, and very well serviced and clean. It was also quiet so far as road noise etc. some noise from other guest occasionally but nothing bad
Staff not over friendly but to be frank we find Spanish so far all a bit frigid and allergic to smiling LOL.
Had nice stay and enjoyed city sights and food. Value for money, and if a bit of walking is ok with you then it could be a good budget option.
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We have just returned from a wonderful week-end in Seville, and stayed at the Zenit hotel it must be said the reviews we read on tripadvisor were the reason why we chose this hotel. They were all true, its real find and at only 65 euros a night for the rooms a bargain!! The hotel is within walking distance of all the sights, the rooms were warm and the beds huge and very comfortable. We didn't eat in the hotel as there was so much choice on the doorstep. But the room service was great and no extra tray charge like some hotels charge! The staff were excellent - friendly and welcoming and the football SEVILLE V BETIS was a great hit with the chaps, they managed to get good seats and loved every minute of it. The shopping is to die for, and we shopped till we dropped while the lads watched the game! All in all we would highly recommend this four star hotel, it was a real find!
A bargain of a hotel in Triana. The Zenit has a bar, quality restaurant and car parking. Our room had two single beds pushed together, a hallway, air conditioning, a large bathroom with a power shower over the bath, and toiletries that even included an emergency toothbrush and razor. The honesty minibar was cheaper than most hotels: our bill for 2 x 200ml bottles of Cava, 2 x Vodka miniatures, 1 x Fanta and 4 500ml bottles of water was 21Euros. There's a Champion supermaket 5 minutes a way if you fancy some beer/snacks for a night in as we did, shattered after 7 hours walking around Seville. There were three Pay Movies in English as well as BBC World and CNN in addition to local and national Spanish channels.
Couldn't have been more pleased
My wife and I were incredibly pleased with the Zenit Sevilla. We loved the wood floors in the room and the extra door between the bathroom and the bedroom, which provided some nice bathroom privacy and eliminated any hall noise. Colors, tiling, and general feel made this one of the most welcoming rooms I've stayed in. Only complaint, and this was true for 3 of the 4 hotels we stayed in throughout Spain, was that the king bed was really two twins put together. Other than that, would absolutely stay here again.
We spent 2 nights in this hotel in early september at the bargain price of 117 euros. I chose it after reading some of the earlier reviews and it lived up to the ratings-clean, quiet, comfortable rooms, helpful staff, and 10- 15 minutes walk to the Giralda. Our room overlooked a tree filled patio and all we heard was birdsong.
Just returned from a mid-September trip to Sevilla. Our room decor was much nicer than the pictures posted online and we even had a separate living area. The location is terrific- 10-15 minutes pleasant walk from the historic area, and very near the many riverside cafe's and tapas bars. Staff were very friendly and helpful with recommendations. Only downside was the lack of outdoor space, but I knew this when I reserved it. We stayed in a second hotel in Sevilla as well, and Zenit, at the same price, was much nicer! This is where we will come back to.
My husband and I stayed here for two nights in Sept 05. We thought the hotel was great value for money - the room was spacious, good air-conditioning and big window (we had a room facing the courtyard instead of the air-shaft). Triana is a lovely area and the walk to the Cathedral / Alcazar area isn't far - we managed it in less than 15 minutes. However bear in mind that we visited in September, might not be as pleasant in the height of summer.
I stayed in this clean, spacious, great-value hotel in July and paid £30 per room (for a twin room) per night on lastminute. A great find at this price! The staff were extremely efficient, particularly when a relative became ill with heat stroke (it was 40 degrees centigrade in the daytime) and they went out of their way to lend assistance. The bars and restaurants along the river, on the Triana side, were fabulous, especially the outdoor caribbean-style bar, which gave great views of the city and the river.
I found this 3-star gem excellent, in fact, quite surprised it's not a 4-star. I agree completely with the reviewer from London. I also am a fussy traveller. Huge rooms with individually controlled airconditioning, although the view from the window (in my room at least) was not great; 4 by 4 feet internal light shaft that looked out to other hotel room windows so I always had my curtain drawn for privacy and I prefer to have natural light. The highlight was the spotless bathroom. Lovely burgundy and white Moorish inspired tiles with a shower/tub combination with a towel rack comprising of 2 shelves. Large marble vanity with lots of space, a variety of products eg gel, shower cap. Lovely modern fittings. Just off the lobby was a cute little TV room, with tub chairs. Lobby itself is beautiful with quite a few seating areas. Big comfortable sofas and a separate raised area to have a quiet drink. Highlight was the glassed breakfast room (apart from another glassed dining area). Breakfast was amazing, such a variety of food: fruits, pastries, and even a mini toaster to make your own tostada, a specialty of Andalusia comprising of a baguette, cut in half and served with a choice of tomato or olive oil. Good service too and lots of tables to choose from including some with large, padded banquettes. My only gripe is with the front reception staff who mainly did not speak or understand English at all. Lucky enough to encounter one who spoke very basic English. This seems to be very common in the Andalusian region, particularly in the past couple of years, as I found Granada the same. Don't let this put you off staying at the Zenit, just be prepared to brush up on your Spanish.