Travel Blogs from Seville
Now in Seville - and itīs hot, hot, hot! Like Sydney in the bushfire season. Nothing that a Camino-hardened Aussie canīt handle, however - and a pleasant change from the cooler weather I experienced in Madrid and Granada.
My three days in Madrid were a whirl of sightseeing, eating and drinking. The locals were very friendly, more …
morning we awoke to blue skies and went down for breakfast in an
excited mood. Breakfast is a mixture of Spanish and German fare so we
had the usual cereal plus a nice bread roll full of ham and cheese.
Yum. We headed out to the Alcazar and bought tickets and even rented …
We woke to a beautiful, fine, sunny
(though cold) day today and thought this was one of those occasions
when it would be good to be a bit more flexible with our travel plans
– another visit to the Alhambra would surely have done it a bit
more justice. But with Sevilla on …
After spending a great night in Cordoba, I headed back to the train station to catch the 1:15 AVE train to Seville. It was about 40 minutes south of Cordoba, and the views of the Andalusian countryside were beautiful. Once I arrived I grabbed a cab and started out on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride to get to my hotel. The winding, extremely narrow cobblestone …
I decided that I needed a weekend away from Granada and the possibility of revising all of the Spanish grammar that I learned this week, so booked myself a weekend away in Seville. So many people have told me about how wonderful this city is, I figured that I should come here while I was so close - well, only a 3 hour bus trip away.... I arrived in …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Alcantara Seville
Hotel Alcantara is a steal at 70 euros per night. My husband and I stayed here for one night in January and were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is basic, but clean. Great for the tourists who only sleep in their rooms. Centrally located and the staff was very friendly and spoke English. We would definately stay here again.
I stayed here for 3 nights in late November 2004. My preferences are clean, safe, central, simple (tv & en suite not required) & quiet accommodations. The location was EXCELLENT - on a pedestrian street in the heart of the Santa Cruz area - a short walk to the Cathedral, Palace and many reasonably priced restaurants.
Excellent Value & Location
For 78 EUR (admittedly off-peak season) in the winding maze of Seville's intensely charming Barrio Santa Cruz, just a few blocks away from the Cathedral & Alcazar, you can't go wrong with this place. The hotel is relatively new and quite clean, the staff was very friendly, the rooms, though simply furnished, were comfortable and sufficiently spacious in my opinion. Bathroom was nice, and A/C worked great (a blessing in Seville in August, trust me)! As others have mentioned, you can roll out of bed from after your siesta to check out a Flamenco show at Casa de la Memoria next door. Highly recommended.
Simply furnished , friendly and great location
We stayed here in late March 2003. Tucked away in the Barrio Santa Cruz, next to a small flamenco joint, the location is fantastic. The rooms are moderately large, bringht and clean, with a simple, modern touch. The staff were extremely helful and spoke English well. Breakfast was not included, but there were plenty of cafes around.
Excellent location, Clean room
We stayed here two nights in April 2004. The room was clean; the bathroom was clean and a bit small. Location is excellent, short walk to the Cathedral.
5 Star Location
A quiet oasis within the Barrio Santa Cruz, located on a walking street about 5-10 minutes from the Cathedral and Alcazar. Simple, clean and modern rooms.