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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovotel Sevilla Seville
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Rooms are comfortable and very quiet. Tourist attractions are a short cab ride away.
We stayed during our visit in Seville 3 nights in the Novotel Marques del Nervion.
What is good, what is bad? The rooms are o.k. but in the floors (8.Stock) it stinks.
The staff is not very friendly. Yes, they told us, we can get the bus to the center of Seville. But they canīt tell you much more than that! They tell you, you can walk to the city center in 20 minutes! Thatīs a joke! We are 27 and 41 years old and we walked more than 35 minutes to the center in a good speed!
The hotel is not in the direct city centerof Seville, there is a big footballstadium near the hotel and a lot of parkingplaces...still, you have to pay 16 € each day for the parking of your car in the hotelparking!
In the middle of the old town of Cordoba and Granada it was cheaper than in Seville to park in the hotel!
Like all the novotels, the diner and breaakfasts are very good, but also overpriced!
Next to the hotel, there is a nice cafe where you can have breakfast for much less.
In and around the big shoppingcenter near the hotel are nice restaurants were you can have diner for half price of the prices in the Novotel!
So, the Marques del Nervion in Seville is a high standart hotel, but in a few things very overpriced and the staff is not very inviting!!
Good hotel for families in Seville
Have just enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Seville Novotel with our 2 children. The room was comfortable with enough space for 4 (one double bed and sofa converted into 2 single beds). Bathroom was roomier than in many other city centre hotels we've stayed in. Everything was very clean, modern and not at all shabby. Despite being situated on a fairly busy road, rooms must have been soundproofed as we were not disturbed at all by traffic. Hotel staff were friendly and the children enjoyed the electronic games corner. Just behind the hotel is the Nervion shopping centre which includes a supermarket. We did not bother to have breakfast in the hotel as right next door there is a cafe serving excellent toast, coffee and orange juice at reasonable prices. It's about a ten to fifteen minute walk into the city centre but there are buses and taxis nearby. We'll definitely be using this hotel again.
Very good for the price
When in business I use to stay at Accor Hotels.I stayed in this Novotel at Seville two nights 11 and 12 of January and I can say the bedrooms are spacious and clean and the toillets were very good. The restaurants is nothing special. The breakfast was normal but you can take it just next door where there are two cafeterias and you can take the same for less than an half of the price. Talking about the price I payied only €60,00 per night and per room without breakfast and at less than 100m we have the Melia Lebreros (same category same quality better breakfast)asking €117,00 with breakfast.
So if you are in business the Novotel Seville is a very good option.
Good Family Choice
Large, modern hotel in new part of the city, just south of Santa Justa station and on the airport bus route. Great choice if staying in Seville with children as the large, comfortable rooms easily accomodate 2 adults and 2 children. Rooms and public areas immaculate, including small (but very cold in late October) rooftop pool overlooking the city. Comprehensive buffet breakfast choice for 14 Euros, with up to 2 children free, but lengthy queuing at peak times.
About 15mins brisk walk or 4 Euro taxi from old city, so not the best choice for that romantic weekend, but excellent tapas bars adjacent to hotel entrance.
Oddly for a supposedly 4-star hotel, no hot water at 05:30 - reception advised 'turning all the taps on and waiting 10 minutes as the hot water has to come from the basement'. Truly astounding comment considering the hotel is in an area of Spain in the grip of an unprecedented water shortage.
My husband and I stayed at the Novotel for 2 nights during our honeymoon. We had just come from a less-than-stellar hotel, so we were extremely pleased with this one. The room was spacious and quiet, service was very helpful and there is a rooftop pool that I enjoyed both days we were there. I would not recommend having breakfast in their restaurant - there are 2 cafes right beside the hotel where you can have a croissant and a cafe con leche or orange juice for around 2 Euros.
The hotel is about a 20-minute walk from the city centre. Taxis to the centre are between 3 and 4 Euros, and Bus No. 23 stops in front of the hotel and takes you to Plaza Nueva for 1 Euro. Also, weekend rates are cheaper because this seems to be hotel that caters to businesspeople, which means it's busy during the week. Overall, highly recommended.
Large rooms, good bathroom, 3-5 Euros taxi from sights
The rooms were larger than expected, with modern bathrooms. The view was not so good (stadium). A bit farther from the old section of Seville that I would have liked, but not too big of a deal. Taxis were easy to catch for 3-5 Euros each way. Very close to the train station. The staff at the front desk were SO helpful and nice! This would be a good family hotel due to the large rooms.
Clean, modern hotel with fabulous bathrooms
Clean, modern hotel, newly refurbished with fabulous bathrooms. Good breakfast selection. good location within a shopping complex. Easy accessibility by public buses to train station and tourist attrctions.
Top hotel at a good price
Just got back from a 2 night stay in the Novotel, Seville. What a great hotel. Very modern, ultra clean in a nice part of the city. Too far to walk to the centre, but taxis go past the hotel every few minutes - 5 euros to the centre. Would reccomend this hotel due to the friendly staff and great facilities, including a fabulous roof top pool!
New modern hotel in shopping area
We stayed there 3 nights Wed 12 to Sat 15 May 2004. Though open more than 1 year, this hotel is not marked on any local tourist maps. Seville could be divided into 3 main areas. The historic city borders the northern side of the river. The main railway station (Santa Justa) lies to the north of that. This hotel is within 1 Km of that station and in the heart of the shopping centre and opposite Seville football stadium. It struck us as a very safe area in which to walk around. The Novotel has its reception on first floor, and room design (1 large and 1 convertible bed) follows Novotel format. All felt clean and new. Breakfast was EUR 13 each and buffet style - possibly overpriced. Staff were friendly. Literature was in English and Spanish, though there were few other concessions to non-Spanish speakers in Seville. Very surprising for a city receiving US and Japanese tourists. Rooftop swimming pool closed while we were there. No business centre but room TVs gave fuzzy image internet access. We would return to this hotel.
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... some debate as to whether the bones in the tomb were his or his sons Diego but fortunately for the modern camera snapping tourist DNA testing has confirmed the remains in the monumental tomb are of Christopher and we can now say 'we saw Colombus'. Whilst the cathedral was particularly grand- and over the top- it was nothing in comparison to the Real Alcazar. This is one of my favourite places so far. It blew me away, it is architectural ...
... as well. Great spot.
We passed the old cigar factory where Bizet developed the story of Carmen who was a cigarillo. The women didn't work except for these cigar rollers, who rolled the cigars on their thighs, hence the split skirts.
After a walk around the city, it was then time for the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and third in the world. Who counts these things.
As you can imagine, ...
... the Moorish tower, still stands beside it as a beautiful symbol of religious coexistence. I bought a takeaway salad from a restaurant down the road and took it back to the hostel to eat it on the rooftop terrace. It's not often that Brits can say they eat their dinner outside in early January! I was wearing a coat mind you, it's not that warm. I got talking to some guys so we had a few drinks together before they left to go to the bars. I decided to go to bed as ...
... so funny that the menu contained so many of those words!
Ha! I don't know how I managed to get a German menu but Michelle and I
thought it was so funny!
The weather in Sevilla was what I had previously thought all of Spain was like :) It was in the 20's almost all week!
A few random updates:
Grandma Downey turned 91 on Tuesday :) I was able to call her and
finally caught up with her since just before I left. It was really
I forgot to mention yesterday the Alamillo bridge, a modern structure that is stunning and makes you wonder why governments elsewhere persist in making such boring structures when they could inspire.
Enjoying our own space, we had breakfast at home and got going in a pretty timely fashion. Talked to Elen and the Woodend crew on Viber as they did a Saturday night. We walked down to the cathedral and past it to the river and the Golden Tower and caught the bus to the other ...