Vincci La Rabida Hotel
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Three full days are not nearly enough in this amazing city. We are pretty blown away by the old town here and all its glory. Yes, glory. Walking into the Cathedral was a one of a kind experience as even 10 simultaneous smelly French tour groups could easily fit. And who knew that Christopher Columbus was burried …
I travelled throughout Spain with my mother, stepfather and sister in March 2006, during my Spring break in my second year of law school. While my sister stayed in Madrid, where she was studying abroad, the rest of us spent a few days in Seville. It was a charming, romantic, and old fashioned town with a very interesting cultural heritage. We …
... br> After a very yummy breakfast we made our way to the Alcázar in the cool(!) of the morning. It is the oldest royal palace still in use (it’s the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain in Seville). We paid the extra to tour the upper royal apartments and were the only two on our tour (well, us, our audio guides and our security guard escort). It was a nice change from the crowds below. And we went at the right time! The tours after us had a ...
... I spent the day on the hop-on-hop-off tour, and finding little corner cafes to eat. I ate a lot of paella and iberian ham! And just soak in the warmth, after so many days of being chilled! The city is beautiful, but the Spanish have no shame when it comes to staring. Very disconcerting! I decided to check out some flamenco in the evening, and looked for the most authentic experience that I could find. I ended up in this little studio, with about 40 other people. I can honestly ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vincci La Rabida Hotel Seville
Booked a standard room based on this web site reviews. The reception desk staff we first dealt with was aloof and unfriendly.We were given a basement room. Musty and very cold looking out on to a wall. We went back and complained and they asked us to take a seat while they sorted another room out. Told it would take 30 minutes and they would send us a waitress for drinks. The waitress turned up 30 minutes later. The room was ready about 10 minutes after this.
The Vincci La Rabida was a fantastic hotel. My wife and I spent two nights there at the end of February 2005. The hotel is on a quiet side street, less than three blocks from the Giralda & Cathedral in one direction, and the Maestranza bullring and museum in the other. The lobby is gorgeous, and the rooms were clean, modern and spacious. We were on the 3d floor with a view of the Giralda. The only drawback was that the shower only had a 1/2 door, so it was a little diffcult to keep the rest of the bathroom dry when showering. However, the hotel was simply fantastic. The 5th floor roof deck is beautiful, with an even more commanding view of the Giralda (again, the City's preeminent landmark), and a hot tub as well as bar and food service. The room was $125 USD per night through Expedia. I will definitiely stay here again upon return.
Great stay at Vincci La Rabida
We stayed at this hotel for a week-end for a first visit of this beautiful city,
First of all, you can't find better location : close to the main attractions of the city but in a very quiet street that allows you to rest.
We enjoyed our stay from start to the end.
We received a room with a bathroom (huge bathtub) and big terrace with view on the Cathedral.
We had our breakfast there every morning :)
The only negative point would be the room-service : not very efficient and messed-up 2 times with our room number.
I would DEFINITELY stay there again !!!!!!!!!
PS:Go on the the rooftop terrace (5th floor) where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Cathedral and there's a bar and a jacuzzi :)
Will never stay there again...
Stayed jan. 2005. We firstly arrived at 2pm and were told the room was not ready.Went back 3 hours later and told the room was still not available... finally was given a room that was in the basement, which access to was up one elevator then 50metre walk then down another elevator...
The walls were paper thin, noises kept us awake most of the night...
The room was small and the bathroom was cramped...
Perfect winter break
Lovely hotel, perfectly situated. Rooms are small but beautifully decorated and furnished. Bathrooms are great. Highly recommended.
Location is great, BUT.....
We spent three nights at this hotel in early January 2005. The location was perfectly adequate. Our room was up one elevator then down another into what almost seemed like a basement. The room was small. The bathroom was nice, but the floor had excess hair from the previous occupant. The included breakfast was more than acceptable.
This is close to paradise
The La Rabida was renovated in April 2003 and is an incredible hotel with an unbeatable location. Short walk to cathedral, alcazar etc. In fact, you can walk everything. The hotel has a beautiful interior, with 2 patios. It is an old palace, simply marvellous. The price mentioned here is not correct. It is a 4-star-hotel and we paid around EUR 150 per night without breakfast. But it is worth it. The room was very quiet and spacious with modern, but spanish decoration. Very comfortable bed- you can even choose your pillow. And there is a bar with sundeck and whirlpool on top of the hotel with excellent view of the city and the cathedral "La Giralda". WeŽll definitely be back.
We were booked into the La Rabida over New Years when our first-choice hotel fell through; frankly, I didn't expect much. However, it proved to be a charming hotel in an unbeatable location -- it was far better situated, in fact, than the first hotel we'd considered, and the beauty and service of it were excellent. It consists of two refurbished buildings -- one with interior terraces, the other overlooking a lovely courtyard with a fountain that's apparently an outdoor bar in warm weather. The public spaces are gorgeous, with an Adalusian courtyard, an opulent little restaurant/breakfast room, and a rooftop pool and bar terrace with a terrific view of the cathedral. The rooms themselves vary in size and decor; since we'd wanted something quiet, ours was very small, tucked away in the second building at the end of the hall.
I had reserved a room from Hotel Vincci la Rabida, for a stay of six days, in September 2003. They said it was very important to fax my credit card details to guarantee the reservation, otherwise it would be automatically canceled within 24h. I did, and asked them to confirm my reservation. No reply of any kind. Well, after a couple of days I called them and asked them to send me the confirmation. Okay, okay they said and asked for my tel.number. ( By the way, the person on the phone did not even speak English, but asked me to speak Spanish or French. And it's supposed to be a 4-star hotel.) After two days I sent them an e-mail and once again asked them to confirm. No answer. Next day I sent an e-mail to vincci hoteles central de reservas, and ask if there was a problem with my reservation and if I should cancel and find another hotel. I had the airline tickets issued already and getting a hotel room was essential. Next day I sent the cancellation. Now, two weeks after my trip, still no answer. Remains to be seen if they charged the first night, despite of the cancellation. Disappointing. Next time I will stay at Hotel Colon, as usually. The Melia Colon may not be the most atmospheric hotel, but has a great location, spacious rooms and excellent breakfast.