Las Casas de la Juderia
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLas Casas de la Juderia Seville
Las Casas de la Juderia was one of the most unusual hotels I have stayed in...located in Barrio Santa Cruz - the old Jewish quarter in the center of the city, it was more like a miniature hamlet composed of centuries-old houses, parts of an old convent and various other structures connected by multiple courtyards, walkways, passages and underground tunnels...all the rooms of this hotel were completely different, some furnished with antique furniture...the walkways and passages were filled with curious objects - vases, carpets, ancient jugs, remains of Roman sculptures...the floors and walls of many patios were made of vibrant glazed tiles, and there was an abundance of exotic plants and fountains....it was all so unusual, and I am very glad we stayed there...the only slight downside was finding the way to your room in this enchanting maze, especially after too many glasses of Fino!
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Our hotel has been just perfect for us. The staff have gone out of their way to be helpful, breakfast is really good (orange juice is fresh squeezed every morning!), and it is one of the most interesting pieces of architecture around!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Las Casas de la Juderia Seville
Not great value
Atmospheric hotel in an excellent location, and with pleasant helpful staff. Having booked a double room, we were very irritated to be allocated a twin, and even more so to be told that in Spain you have to specify a double BED! Nonsense - didn't have this problem elsewhere.
Hotels in Seville are expensive but am confident one could get better value in an equally good location.
I thought this hotel was perfect. I have never had better service anywhere. The staff was helpful and knowlegeable about where to go and what to see. Very centrally located, walking distance from the bus station and most of the major sites and tapas bars. We changed rooms half way through our stay due to the fact that part of our party left. The bellhop changed the luggage for us while we were sightseeing. The room had a problem with the air conditioning. When the staff saw that it could not be fixed they immediately offered us another room that turned out to be better than the one we had. The breakfast buffet was excellent. The rooms were large and nicely decorated and the hotel itself was beautiful It was a bit expensive, but I paid more for hotels that were nothing compared to this one. I highly recommend this hotel.
A unique experience
Just got back from Spain (mid-August 2003). Read C. Kordick's review and had to respond. I stayed at La Casa de la Juderia (herafter "Juderia") and found it to be a unique experience. I'm from NYC and am well travelled (that's one thing you always have to do is consider the source of the review!). You don't go to Juderia expecting the Four Seasons! This is a 150+ year-old villa in the middle of the old Jewish Quarter. You aren't likely to ever stay in a hotel quite like this!
Travellers like C. Kordick are probably expecting a Marriott or Hilton everywhere they go! For $125 or so, you get a room in a villa owned by a Duke who is painstakingly restoring it to its old style. There's a beautiful courtyard and you really feel like you've entered a Spanish family's old house. But the rooms were nice. A bit cramped, but our room had a state-of-the-art air conditioner with digital remote control. It was about 115 degrees in Seville and yet our room was arctic (by choice). Bathroom was tiny and cramped, but again, you've got to give up something to be in such a unique setting. The breakfast is served in a weird, window-less room but was ample and delicious. And then you step outside and you're walking along the narrow paths of the old Jewish quarter. You couldn't be better situated if you want to be in that part of town and you like to walk. So if you want experience something uniquely Spanish and Sevillan, and are willing to give up a bit of luxury to get it, I would strongly recommend this hotel!
Very overrated and expensive
While the staff was very accommadating, our room was substandard at $140.00 per day. This was the most expensive hotel that we stayed at during our four weeks in Spain. The in-house restaurant served probably the poorest food that we have ever experienced at any public facility.
While the court yard, etc was romantic, it is not worth the time and money to stay at this hotel.
Watch out for Room 30
During our 2-week whirlwind tour of Spain, we decided to splurge on the
occasion of our 1st wedding anniversary and stay here. Upon check-in,
we were notified that we were upgraded to the very "special" room 30,
This room was stunning: breathtaking tiles in the bathroom, two sets of
French doors, a four poster bed, and huge open spaces. However, at
6:00am we were still awake because the four poster bed was so rickety
and unstable. I couldn't roll over without waking my husband! I was
furious and frustrated. When we checked-out 3 short hours later, numb
with exhaustion, we informed the staff of our unfortunate experience.
Her only response was "I'll have housekeeping look at it." Our
experiences suggest that often we slept best at the budget
accomocations. If you stay here, you'll be in awe of the beauty of the
building, but don't expect the best nights rest.
Watch out for Room 18
First impression of the hotel was great! However, we were given Room 18 which was beside the courtyard and right next to a fountain which starts bubbling away early morning to late evening. We couldn't have a siesta as the noise sounded like rain and people were sitting in the courtyard chatting away and porters going back and forth with luggage.
The shower was falling off the wall and there was no hot water after 5.00pm! Make sure you ask for a quiet room. Although it was quite expensive, it wasn't the best hotel we've stayed in, don't think we'd use it again.
La Casa de la Juderia
Lovely accommodations, staff very helpful and friendly. convenient location, wonderful ambiance for Old Sevilla.
Maze of beautiful patios, full of flowers, even in April, and a lovely room with huge bed, mini bar, comfy sofas and chairs too. Great bathroom with monsoon shower. arrived in a thunderstorm and a power cut, but staff were extremely helpful, welcoming and friendly. The porter parked the car - I didn't believe the reviewer who said you should let them do it - they were right! Great location in Santa Cruz, close to all the best bars and restuarants of which there are too many to mention. Wonderful breakfasts - huge choice, much more expensive than any other hotel during our trip, but worth it.
Your first impresssion of Las Casas de la Juderia is somewhat intimidating if you're driving. The turn into the garage even in a small car is impossible - unless of course you're a hotel porter who's done it before. Get out and let them park!Once inside the hotel however it is a different world. The cool, expansive atrium with bubbling fountains is the most delightful place for an early evening Cava and Cocktail and the rooms are large, beautiful, well-appointed and perfect for an afternoon siesta. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but hey you're in Sevilla, the Tapas capital of Spain!. Very well recommended.
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... we played hide and seek in the castles many mazes.(Not much to the castle but the gardens are worth the entrance fee) We climbed the tower of the Cathedral for amazing city views as well as visited the tomb of Christopher Columbus. (Now that was cool) We took in a Flamenco show & to my delight I watched my well behaved children focus all their attention on the show. The entertainment was great but Tommy fell asleep the minute the soft ...