Petit Palace Santa Cruz
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... my composure at this point and was resigned to missing the ferry. I headed back to my bike only to be stopped by the guard, he stamped my TVIP and sent me back to the check point. The policeman then told me to hurry and laughed as I started up and covered the 500m to the waiting ferry in a nano second. I got to the ferry and final checkpoint and produced my papers one last time, I was relieved to be waved through, rode up the ramp and parked up. ...
... loud as well. A pretty cool experience in general. On the way back I stopped briefly at the store to get some bread (little rolls this time - 2 for .40 euro and they were warm!), jamon and queso. It's going to be enough to last me two dinners, which is nice.
As I started walking home it started raining. And then raining harder. And then raining even harder. All I could think about was my poor clothes, which had possibly even dried ...
... pedestrian streets are tall and narrow, with interesting palaces or churches around the corner. Another modern "wow" was the Parasol, a gigantic wooden lattice sun shade covering a city block - three or four stories high. While the economy in Spain is reportedly not good, there was lots of activity and life. Also lots of tourists - summer must be madness.
The Alcazar was the focus of our second day and although not much remains from ...
Now, there is hardly a person in the world who doesn't know that in his lifetime Christopher Columbus was explorer and world traveller...but! I was surprised to find out that he was quite a traveller after his death, too!...
From what I learned - here is his "after life" voyage: he died in Spain, but eventually it was remembered that he wanted to be buried in the New World...so - his ...
We visited Seville for 3 nights and I wish I could have stayed longer. It is such an interesting city but we managed to get lost multiple times due to the millions of little streets and lane ways which always lead you in the wrong direction. It was excruciatingly hot and the air con in our room was broken but luckily the hostel had a pool! We did a walking ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Petit Palace Santa Cruz Seville
this hotel location is centrally located and in walking distance to all sights. It is a very modern hotel that is extremely clean and the rooms are spacious. The air conditioning was great (it was 40 degrees outside - so it was needed) and the staff is very helpfull and friendly. I would stay there again without hesitation.
Great place to stay in Seville
We arrived at the Petit Palace Santa Cruz in August and were delighted by the location. Its located in Barrio Santz Cruz, a lovely neighbourhood of winding cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. Its the historical Jewish quarter of Seville and you can really feel the atmosphere. The hotel has only been open a few months, and everything is brand new. Our deal didnt include breakfast but theres a load of cafes where you can get your morning coffee and breakfast from within easy walking distance.
Ask the hotel for a map as soon as you get there, so you can get your bearings. The first thing we did when we arrived at night was walk down to the cathedral, which was all lit up, and we ate at one of the restaurants that line the street that comes out onto the main square where the cathedral is.
Its only about 5 minutes walk to the beautiful cathedral and Giralda, and about 10-15 mins walk to the pedestrianised shopping area and centre of the city.
Seville is very compact and you dont feel too overwhelmed, its very easy to get around on foot.
Beware of the horse and carriage drivers that take tourists on rides around the city! We used to sit and watch them, and we did not once see the drivers give the poor horses a drink of water, even in the 40 degrees seville heat.
And make sure your taxi driver knows the address of this hotel, as there is another hotel in seville with a similar name, and you may get taken there instead!
Industrial-Chic hotel in amazing city
I thought this hotel was fantastic. Other than a slightly chaotic check in procedure our stay here was wonderful. The hotel has the feel of a futuristic palace and is stunningly though subtely decorated. The rooms are incredibly comfortable and have every possible convenience like lcd tvs and a wonderful shower. The location is great and I would highly recommend a stay here. A recent reviewer criticising Seville needs his head examined. It is a romantic, beautiful, historic city with a great nightlife and wonderful food.
Highly Recommended Fantastic Modern and Stylish Hotel
The Petit Palace Santa Cruz is extremely well-located in a less busy part of the Barrio Santa Cruz. It is in a beautiful renovated palace, so it has an old Spanish feel with a very chic and modern renovation.
Our room was very sunny, extremely comfortable and extraordinarily spacious for hotel rooms in Spain, and everything is brand new with an icy-cold AC (very important in Sevilla!). The bathrooms are fantastic. Our room had two lovely balconies facing a church, with floor to ceiling windowed doors leading out to them. The windows are new and keep out virtually all noise from the street, so the room was perfectly quiet.
We paid 84E per night booked online.
Been there done that
We arrived at 11.30am to find our room was not ready, fair enough though as check in is 1pm, so we asked the front desk for a nice place to get some lunch and were told "left", yeah thanks for that then! Returned at 3pm our room was ready but was a queen room, I had reserved a king with two singles, I was told "but you are two" I explained I came to this hotel because they had confirmed the larger room and was quite happy to pay the extra for the confirmed larger room, was told the hotel was fully booked and it was this room or no room! The rate I paid for the smaller room was 95 euro, which was good for the money although this was the rate I could have got from the web site had I wanted a queen room, so although they messed up the booking and I asked for a better rate they said no way!
For sure the staff are not the best and the hotel is still under construction, but the shower was good and the A/C ice cold.
Seville for me was a little dissapointing, the streets are dirty and construction work going on all over! and the smell of drains is a major problem in the hot summer sun. If your looking to visit a city and have not been to Rome or Venice, then I would highly recommed them both over Seville a million times.
Old charm with modern facilities
I stayed there during the period of 12-16 May. I know the city very well as I stayed in Sevilla for a whole month some years ago. The area of Santa Cruz is the best area to stay in the city and this hotel is really wonderful in the heart of Santa Cruz with spacious rooms and a precious bath. I just noticed a luck of organising some things like checking in procedures and breakfast time but I guess it's just because they opened in April.
Anyway, Sevilla is a great place itself and it doesn't really matter where to stay but just being there!!!!!
Good City Hotel
Stayed for three nights at Petit Palace Santa Cruz. Great smart hotel which has been modernised to a high standard.
The bedrooms are quite small but plenty big enough for a city break. The bathroom was excellent with big shower with body jets. The rooms were well looked after and clean. Rooms have small plasma screen tvs and the hotel has free internet access in the reception.
The hotel is situated in a great location. Make sure you get a map from reception (the pull out one not the black photo copy!) as it is very easy to get lost.
We had a fantastic weekend.
Petit Palace - Santa Cruz
We just got back (April 2006) and this place was really nice. English speaking staff, brand new everything & far enough from the main square to be quiet, decent size rooms with really nice bathrooms. Beware that it is so new that the taxis don't know where it is. We got dropped off at the Petit Palace Santa Ana by mistake.