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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.
Excellent location, clean and spacious
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.
The room was very clean, the beds were made up daily and towels (both hand and American sized & thickness bath) were changed daily.
The room was spacious for Europe - equal to the size of an American hotel/motel room. There was a closet, 2 nightstands and desk included. The en suite had ample hot water at all times and great water pressure in the shower (full sized/length American shower).
The room was on the 3rd floor and interior of the building overlooking the courtyard with double glazed windows. There was absolutely no street noise. There was noise from within the hotel as I could hear noise from the adjoining rooms...doors being unlocked, the phone ring and (moderate/loud) conversations.
The lobby and courtyard had a few tables with chairs to comfortably lounge. There was even a bookshelf with travel guides and books in English.
The desk staff spoke little to no English (I speak some Spanish) and were friendly and helpful. Even offered to ring a cab for our departure. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
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.
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... bars and restaurants close to our apartment and the apartment is not as well set up for cooking major meals as the last one so we have decided to eat out, apart from breakfast. We checked out the square near the cathedral and just generally wandered around getting our bearings. Kerryn found an interesting restaurant built around what was and old Moorish baths, so we ate dinner there on our first night. Food was okay, nothing special, and as we ...
... but it didn’t work out very well. Andrew and I will have to take lessons :).
Today we also went to the Antiquarium, which was very cool. Once we got there Andrew was impressed, but before when I told him it was Roman ruins and not an aquarium (I may have said I wanted go to 'that thing that sounds like aquarium…?’) he was slightly disappointed. Not that he doesn’t like Roman ruins, but he really likes aquariums. The Antiquarium is a ...
... front door of the hotel in an adjacent building. It was a fairly small room, with chairs for the audience arranged in a “U” shape around the stage. Most of the others from the tour were already seated. The show got underway exactly at 21:00 and prior to the entrance of the performers, a girl announced the rules including no photos until the end of the show.
Flamenco is a type of folk music with dance, thought to have originated ...
... an intimate flamenco show where we experienced the connection of the dancers, the soul of the singer, the heart of the guitarist, and learned that flamenco is not a dance, but a tradition.
The next morning our hostel provided a free walking history tour around the city (though based on tips) and I got to give them credit where its due, Enya was a funny and charismatic tour guide and I learned a lot and got to see most of the city’s top spots. After ...
... about two kilometers, he crawls along through the teeming streets but won't let anyone out! We miss our stop and eventually ask him to let us out in the street, which he does reluctantly, but at least we don't have too far to walk! What a day we have had, we're tired but well pleased. We came, we saw, we conquered and even better we a going home with cowboy boots. I'm not sure he will be able to wear them without getting his head kicked, but hey, it makes him a happy ...