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Travel Blogs from Seville
... de Santa Maria - the Seville Cathedral. It is Seville's most noted landmark, over 4000 years old and stunning! It supposedly is the third largest church in the world.
As is the norm for us, we dump our bags and get out on to the street, turning only a couple of corners before the smells get the gastric juices flowing and we realise that we had breakfast 10 hours ago, so it is definitely time to sample some tapas. The bars all have tapas, so really it's ...
... to be just “waking up” and it was fairly quiet at this time of the morning with only one café open. The Guide had told us to buy a picnic lunch there as we'd be eating lunch on the bus to save time. We needed to get to Sevilla early as the famous Cathedral would be closing about 16:00 and would be closed all day tomorrow for religious services. When we arrived in the town, I found the nearest Cafe and had a coffee.
In order ...
... you can't go to Spain without finding out about the culture. We saw elaborate costumes of the matadors and also many mounted heads of famous bulls to have appeared here. Many of which had an ear or two missing as these are often given to the matador as trophies if he is deemed worthy, sometimes also the tail too. Further down the street we stopped for a quick seafood paella and a glass of sangria before visiting the Plaza de ...
... the music carried everything that was in its path. Like a bull. A drunken celebration/bullfight/passion dance in a 20’ x 20’ wooden room so deepened and darkened with age that it had pitch black corners and secret passageways. But when some "patrons" started fighting with the bartender, and Therese couldn’t get to him to order something, and people left and right ...
... had to think of topics to spark conversation and I had to facilitate the conversation. I actually felt like I put in place these annoyinggggg and time consuming activities from my co-teach classes where we had to create "Facilitator's Guides" to lead a peer discussion on a chapter we read (or were supposed to have read). But this was wayyyy more interesting!
It was totally on the fly. Although I knew all along that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Renacimiento Seville
After reading some of the reviews i was a little concerned that this hotel might not have been a good choice.
Exceptional Value. Top notch service at bargain rates !
I was worried at first, but first impressions are oly skin deep. For 85 euros per night (Orbitz) this Hotel is an exceptional deal. The Seville tour bus stop is two minutes away by foot and they drop you off right in front of the Hotel. The service is excellent. The room is top notch, and the pool is clean and bathing suit tops are optional. Yes, the hotel is rather empty, but isn't that what most of us want? I felt the staff was at my beck and call, and there were maybe 10 peope by the pool. This is where I like it, away from the noise and grime of old Seville, yet minutes away from the action. This place was a steal.
Quality hotel, shame about the location.
Got an excellent rate off the internet. This is a good quality hotel with good sized well equipped rooms. Buffet breakfast was very good and the lounges are very spacious, and the bar very comfortable. I was dissapointed that there was no indoor pool and the saunas were not working. Our good rate was offset by the need to use Taxis in and out of the Centre. It is a 35 min, and more, walk to the main sights.
Having read some of the reviews on the more central hotels it was a choice between location and quality. I think we made the right choice.
The Barcel? Gran is a very nice place. It has wonderful cherrywood furniture, marble bathrooms, and really fine appointments. I was there December 18-21 and 23-29. The hotel property is large and inviting with bars, restaurants, etc. The restaurants food is excellent and served with class. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful with directions.If you like public transportation, busses stop a few meters away from the hotel's entrance. Taxis are always waiting in the driveway.Seville is a wonderfully old city and very pedestrian friendly. I highly recommend this as a destination.
I stayed there 2 days in October 2002. My wife was there an additional 2 weeks after I broke my leg and was hospitalized with surgery on it.
My recollection is that the lobbies (3) are beautiful, the room was excellent - very roomy, clean, and beautiful. One hell of a lot better than the hospital room I was in. The hotel staff was wonderful to my wife during her stay after my hospitalization, one in particular, Margarita spoke English and was indispensable to her.
When I read the other reviews on this page, I had already booked this hotel and some of the opinions left me wishing I hadn't. I really needn't have worried that much. I can understand some of the comments, but I can only assume that the Australian reviewer got on the wrong side of everyone they met. I would like to clarify a few things from my own experience:
I recommend this hotel. Well decorated rooms,very nice staff. Downtown just across the river.If you like modern architecture you should come to visit this five-star hotel built for the Wold Exposition in 1992
We stayed here in April 2003 during Semana Santa. It was difficult to find rooms, so we did not investigate this hotel as much as we should have. The location is not convenient for sightseeing. It's on the opposite side of the river from the old town and next to an amusement park. While it is possible to walk to the center, I would not recommend it at night. We ended up taking cabs back and forth every day. The room itself was lovely. We had a double with a lounge area (couch & two chairs). The mini bar looked as if it hadn't been cleaned for a while. I agree with the other poster that the place looked deserted. I don't think we saw any other guests on our first day, even though we were there during the busiest time of the year. The breakfast buffet is good and you're pretty much stuck eating there, since there's NOTHING else nearby.We had good service from the staff, who arranged breakfast and a taxi for us so that we could catch a very early flight when we left.All in all, I would not recommend this hotel to tourists.
I stayed for 4 days in October 2002. If there is nowhere else to stay in Seville then you might have to put up with the isolation of this hotel and its utter barren interior "landscape". Or if you travel constantly on business and you don't care anymore what city or what hotel or what planet you are living on then the Renacimiento will do the job for you also.
An absolutely beautiful hotel. Fantastic rooms. A wonderful restaurant and excellent service throughout the hotel. I would definitely recommend this property.