Hotel Occidental Sevilla
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... outside a museum of works by dead ones. The museum was an air conditioned treat and crowded with intensely mournful religious scenes, sickly peasants and martyred looking martyrs! http://www.museosdeandalucia.es/cultura ydeporte/museos/MBASE/index.jsp?redirec t=S2_3_1.jsp&lng=en Frankie has joined us back here in Olvera and seems as impressed with it as we are. It was lovely coming back into familiar countryside on the bus ...
... popular figure all the time either - his descendents were in litigation with the Crown of Spain for 200 years after his death about the rewards due to them by the Crown for the discovery of America. And apparently he never gave the slightest hint his entire life that he believed he might have reached a new landmass instead of islands off of China.
There's a big belltower in the Cathedral that used to be a minaret back ...
... church in the world) bull rings and the plaza de espana. The plaza de espana was particularly worth the effort, it's a main square with a mix of Islamic and European architecture. The area is intricate with colourful tiled walls and ceilings. The area is located near a nice park which we also leisurely walked through.
The next day we were off to Granada to find some of the best tapas in the ...
... there as a great tower to climb which gave you panoramic views of Seville. The second was the tomb of Christopher Columbus which is kept inside the cathedral. Of course Columbus was the guy who sailed off into the distance and instead of falling off the end of the earth (as many were expecting him to do) he discovered the new world. He is well known here as it was the Spanish queen (Isabella the 1st and Ferdinand the 2nd) who funded his journey after he was turned down by many ...
... iron. Went back to the hotel and she loved my room, hint! Went to the rooftop for a drink and then to dinner. Amelia ordered the entire meal for us, salad with tuna on top, she had potatoes with chicken in a sauce and I had Beef with a Roquefort sauce and fried potatoes. She decided to stay the night with me at the hotel for some sleep. We called home, harassed the boys and called it a night. Buenos noches, Seville!! ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Occidental Sevilla Seville
This hotel idealy situated over road from railway station.
Bus 1e around corner drops you right outside cathedral where all the action is.
Over road excellent local bar great food cheap drinks till very late.
Next door Burger King.
Breakfast very good although would have preferd to get my own cafe rather than have it poured!.
Pay movies in english sky news on tv.
Pool small but adequate free towels a bonus.
Room safe free room spotless.
Staff very polite and friendly.
A great hotel ideal for rail travel on towards Granada and Ryan air cheap flight back Left luggage 3 euros.
Just Had Five Fantastic Nights
Stayed at this hotel betwen 4th-9th august 2005 to celebrate wedding anniversary. The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke good english. They placed champagne, card and chocs in room when they knew it was our anniversary compliments of management.
Can recommend this hotel with confidence. It has great location and just across road from Santa Justa railway station enabling access to all major cities and coastal areas in spain.
Facing hotel just over the road is a fantastic tapas bar (next to burger king) which is very cheap. Try "gambas choco y langostinos" prawns in meatballs which costs about £1.20.
From hotel turn right and approx 100 yards is large shopping mall called "El Cortes De Inglas and facing that you catch the number 21 bus into seville centre for 1 Euro.
Hotel has good sized pool which was most welcome during hot summer months. Temperatures got up to 49 degrees whilst we were there.
A very good hotel
Had a very nice stay at this hotel. 10 minutes by bus to centre of city - E1 for the ticket. Super breakfast, good room. Did not use gym or pool as we were only there for 2 nights and out a lot. Room had a safe - read a review that said there was no room safe but we had one and found it useful. Also well stocked min bar. Helpful and friendly staff. Would definitely use again.
Mary from Scotland
Excellant hotel but be aware of parking.
just back from a stay in this hotel which I would recommend very highly. The staff were very helpful and friendly and spoke good english. The breakfast buffet was excellant. We were driving and the information given in the hotel description stated that there was ample parking payable directly to the hotel. This was not the case and we were directed to the public parking next door which was payable at an hourly rate with a maximum of 14 euros a day. There is off road paking in the street if you can find a space which is free but not secure. We pointed this out at reception and our information was photocopied to be shown to the manager and we were assured this would be changed as it is misleading and not accurate. The hotel is not central and whilst it is possible to walk, the local bus service is very frequentand will take you straight to the centre. We would definately stay here again.
Most Wonderful Hotel, Beautiful
Hello, everyone I am from queens, ny on July 31, 2004, me and my boyfriend
also from ny, came to madrid, spain, on august 2nd we did our own tour guide and
took the eurorail over to Seville, never been there before, we got off at San Juana.
we went upstairs to explore no idea where we would be staying. and "what a beautiful sight right across the san juana train station is the beautiful hotel occident, most convient, we were so taken at its friendly looks, we walked up to the desk in the lobby it was so pretty, the receptionist were pleasant spoke english well and very very helpful,
we got a room just like that for E70 or 75's per night, our room was #132, clean, big
fully stacked refridgerators mini bar, beautiful big bathroom lots of hot water, A/C continental breadfast, and bus stop 1 1/2 blocks up (the bus is sometimes red)
takes you right to shopping areas and major sightseeing areas, catherals, forums
the nights are so beautiful. (the bus at the time were .90euros for the ride or E 1.)stops running at 11pm.
I would stay here again and again, Oh and did I forget to tell you guys that there
is a gym and a pool in the back of the hotel well there's one. I we're going to Rome,
Italy in April 2005, hope someone can give us helpful hints. After Serville, we hopped Over to barcelona, and did this adventure with hotels all over again Hotel Turin in,
Barcelona, right off Las Ramblas. Wonderful and affordable. Hala Back at me.
Stayed here in August 2003. What a great hotel. Stay in many 5 * hotels through work but this beats them hands-down. Staff were attentive without being intrusive, great on-site bar and restaurant and a fabulous pool and sun deck. Hotel was spotless and we had a great room overlooking the pool area. Seville is a beautiful city and this hotel was the icing on the cake...
Hopefully I will return to Seville and look forward to staying here again
Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Not in the center of the attractions but it's a small town and an easy and staff walk. Beds weren't too great. Modern and clean - close to a shopping center and restaurants if you don't want to go too far for food. Enjoyed the experience!
Off the Beaten Track, but a great spot!
Hotel was beautiful and clean and staff was very friendly and spoke English very well. Close to the airport and only a 15 minute bus ride from the major attractions. And across the street from the Santa Justa station. Highly recommend it!
Not for me
Having just come back from the Occidental, I would recommend for you to stay elsewhere. While not expensice (about 100 Euro), this feels like a standard Holiday Inn. Although clean, the decor is functional and not very inviting. No room safe and mediocre service. The location is pretty good but if you go make sure your room as far as possible away from the function rooms since the current Christmas party made my nights less than enjoyable.