Hotel Rey Alfonso X
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... They were still having morning coffee, wine or beer. So we walked back across a bridge to the city side and found the tapas. Back on the bus to our next stop which wasn't so successful at the old city wall. A museum was closed and an old tower had a wait. So back to the center of the city and Starbucks. We can deal with the way they make coffee, just not the size - two mouthfuls out if a ...
... but was unsuccessful, so we paid the price big-time! However, we were pleased to discover how easy it was to get to our apartment once in Seville, taking the €4 bus, then walking the last 800 m on a smooth, level sidewalk and bike path. We anxiously waited for our flatmates, Kassie, Landon and Koen, knowing they were making a long drive down from Toledo. We were happily reunited at about 6:30 pm, with a sweaty ...
... The building itself was beautifully redone but the exhibits were boring. I find it hard to believe that the building that houses ALL of the documentation that Spain has on the discovery, exploration and exploitation of the Americas from Columbus' first voyage until the modern day, does not have any documents (or copies of documents) that are more interesting than a couple of old maps of Cuba and Puerto Rico...The video (which was very good) goes on and ...
... Iberia has so many ticket counters that I was over whelmed where to go. I stopped an employee and she pointed me in the right direction....go stand in that long line. Shouldn't be too long, there were about 10 agents working. At 10am, six female agents grabbed their purses and left! And the line had gotten even longer, now down to four agents. I started getting nervous on time. Finally five new female agents ...
Saturday was an easy driving day. We were going to Seville, which was only a couple of hours away. When we woke up a motorcycle rally was starting to take place in Tarfia. Hundreds of motorcycles converged upon this little town. Good thing we had parked outside the city walls or we'd never get out. The police had shut down all the roads into the town and the motorcycle group about took over the entire town. (It was the "weekend" ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rey Alfonso X Seville
Great find - All that we expected!
Thanks to previous Trip Advisor reviews we booked Rey Alfonso X and were able to benefit from the great location with authentic flamenco in the Plaza, a few minutes walk away. The rooms were basic but clean and the garage facility was a real bonus in Seville city where private parking is at a premium. Great place if you want to easily sample the delights of the city first hand and without having to worry about return transport at the end of the night. We would definitely stay there again.
Comfortable, elegant, great location
My husband and I stayed here for three nights in June 2005 and we both loved it. It is very clean and designed with a simple elegance. We had a room overlooking the Plaza Santa Maria La Blanca and had no problems with noise from the street and outdoor cafes. We also had no problems with the air conditioning which was a good thing as it was VERY hot during a couple of days during our stay in Seville. The location is definitely a big plus and the breakfast was good and included hot dishes. The hotel does not have a pool in the building, but you can use the small rooftop pool at the sister hotel across the street, the Fernando III which has some nice views of the city. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again if we ever returned to Seville.
We had spent some time researching where to stay in Seville, and chose this hotel given that it was a new small boutique place which exactly fitted what we were looking for. When we arrived, we were told by the check-in staff that our room was in "their other building" which, when we queried this, we were assured was "still the same hotel". Already smelling a rat, our suspicions were confirmed when the "other building" turned out to be the Hotel Fernando III, a much larger "old-fashioned" place that was about as far away from being "boutique" as can be imagined. When we complained, we were told that the hotel regularly over-booked and that there was no room for us in the place we had booked. Whilst the Fernando III was fine, and we did not let the experience ruin our trip, the fact remains that after spending time researching where to stay, the last thing you expect is to be shunted off to a compeletely different hotel! We are sure we won't be the last people to experience this, and wanted to make sure all Tripadvisor users were aware of what might happen if they choose this hotel. Avoid.
Great location, comfortable rooms
The location is very good and the beds are very comfortable. It is a newer hotel, so not as charming as some of the others. It is quite (which is very important in Spain - no one sleeps). Also near some great cafes and a flameco show. Very reasonably priced. Would stay here again.
Great place to stay
Stayed here two nights in November 2004. Hotel is in a great location and many shops and restaurants are close by. There are two outdoor cafes in the plaza fronting the hotel and both served excellent food and wine at very reasonable prices. The hotel has its own restaurant which we did not try. Rooms were very clean and the desk staff spoke good english and were very helpful. We altogether enjoyed our stay here.
Nice Rooms in Great Location!
We spent 3 nights in this hotel during our 2003 trip to Sevilla, and recommend it highly. Situated on the Plaza Santa Maria La Blanca in the middle of the historic and romantic barrio Santa Cruz, the Alfonso X has nice rooms off a curving hallway, modern amenities and good rates. There is a very nice restaurant/breakfast shop on the ground floor of the hotel, although we did not eat there and so cannot vouch for the food. If you want to be in the center of the great sights of Seville, only a short walk from all of them, you should consider this hotel!
Very good hotel ideally situated (once you have managed to find it!) in one of the most interesting parts of the city. The hotel is fairly modern and is well-fitted. Our room was not large, but very comfortable and well-equipped, with good bathroom. The hotel is not far from a busy back-street, but we were not troubled by noise.
Excellent Hotel in Fantastic position to see sights.
This Hotel is in an excellent position to leave the car in their underground car park and walk to all the famous sights and tapas bars in the Old Quarter.
It is situated in a quiet square, fully air conditioned, room was comfortable with a view of the square and the staff could not have been more friendly.
Well worth a try!
Having researched a few hotels for a short stay in Seville, we decided on the Rey Alfonso X for it's proximity to the major sights and the fact that it wasn't over priced (booked through Expedia). We drove straight from the airport and, be warned, Seville is no easy city for finding your way in a left hand drive hire car in a place where there are seemingly hundreds of one-way and tiny little streets! Nevertheless, by sheer luck more than navigational skill, we arrived in good time and were very pleased with our choice of hotel.
We stayed here in December 2003. It was in the very low season, so we had an extraordinarily cheap rate of about $70/night (no breakfast included) for quite a well-appointed hotel. Rooms were well-sized, not enormous but not tiny, satellite TV, nice bathrooms. A review of the hotel that I read somewhere said that it would have its 4th star in no time and sure enough, it had its 4th star up when we were there (Spanish hotels post their ratings).