Palacio Garvey Hotel
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... great feeling of the diversity and size of Spain and France travelling across it by train.
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... even more pleasure today…I packed some of the
food from my yesterday, walked the ˝ hour into town (no city buses that early) and
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... of assumed that Jerez doesn't have much history or beauty to it. Wrong. Jerez has a magnificent historical core, with several beautiful plazas, towering cathedrals, and--yes--a large Moorish castle! The problem? Uh... after just a couple photos, my camera dies on me. It still takes video, but the photos come out all messed up. Think quick. I don't want this to ruin my trip or even my day--rather I'm going to consider myself ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Palacio Garvey Hotel Jerez De La Frontera
A luxurious hotel in wondeful Jerez
Just to add to the excellent reviews of this great hotel. They have a small pool now, and bring some CD's to make the most of the in-room stereo.
There are 4 tapas bars in a square in front of the hotel, we tried 3 of them and they were all very good.
I can only echo all the other reviews of this amazing hotel. We included it in our honey moon tour of Andalucia and didn't regret it. from th moment you walk in this is a WOW hotel. Everywhere is so cleverly designed and modelled with modern art and furniture that makes you feel really special to stay there. the staff really don't think much of the pool and so it took us until the second day to go out into th garden but it's a lovely urban space - all white leather designer furniture and bamboo and decking. the pool is not big enough to swim - but 10 people could soak at once so it's hardly hot tub size. it's a great escape from the heat - it was 43 degrees in September.
This hotel certainly lived up to the reviews! For 70 GBP per room per night this hotel offered excellent value for money. It is centrally located, within minutes from the main centre and about 20-25 mins walk to the bus and train station, with loads of bars and restaurants nearby.
The hotel itself was fantastic! Each room is different so I can only comment on the room we had. It was large, comfortable and very clean with lcd tv and free mini-bar, which is replenished each day. The bathroom was large with a spa bath with shower over the bath. Toiletries, slippers and dressing gown were provided in the bathroom.
There is a restaurant at the hotel, we did not eat here so cannot comment, but the breakfast was in the region of 15 euros each.
At the rear of the hotel is a large spa tub (it says swimming pool on the website but it isn't large enough to swim in) which was fantastic to cool off in after a day in the heat. The garden at the rear is quite small, but no one used it when we were there so this didn't matter. There are also a couple of sun loungers and a seating area outside - towels are provided for the sun loungers.
In the lobby area there are 2 computers with free internet access.
In all, we could not find any negatives with this hotel. We stayed for 6 nights, the 7th night was fully booked so we moved to the nearby Tryp Jerez. Tryp cost about 5 GBP less for the room and was no where near in the same league as the Garvey.
Cannot recommend this hotel enough!
This hotel most certainly had the wow factor. Wow at the incredible modern art, the lavish public areas, the stunning, well equipped rooms and the huge bathrooms. Honestly staying in this hotel was pure luxury from the welcome drink while signing in to the free mini bar and the amazingly comfy beds and lcd tv. One night was certainly not enough at this wonderful hotel.
Best Hotel Ever
Excellent room, very friendly staff, nice town and deeply regreted we could not stay more. One of the best hotels i have been too. It's small elegant and friendly excellent style and atmosphaire. I'm not sure if i liked best the town or the Hotel but i'm definately going back. Plus we decided we are getting a zaccuzi for our house too...:) We loved it. Wish we had gonne there for our honeymoon in May.
What a lovely place. xxxxxxxxx
Truly a palace, stay here!
The was without doubt one of the nicest htoels I have stayed in and it cost less that 70GBP a night!
The hotel is a renovated ´Palace´. It is stunning inside with attention to detail and modern styling done a very tallented designer. The staff were fantastic and very friendly. The atrum is full of cosy chairs and comftable seats with the typical Andalusian courtyard with orange trees.
The rooms are very sleek and modern with marble bathrooms and whirlpool baths. There was classical music playing in our room when we opened the door that the maid had turned on. It has flatscreen TV with a slection of english and spanish channels.
The parking at the rear is covered by marquees and there is a small pool in the rear courtyard. The restaurant looks very stylish but too expensive for our tastes.
Overall a very pleasant suprise I would defintely come here again. If you are staying in Jerez look no further.
Best hotel ever
We were booked to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying for 6! The staff were fantastic, the service great, the room modern but warm and the restaurant was fabulous. Breakfast should be taken slowly, enjoying the care they take preparing it, and although we didnt get to try their sample menu we are coming back to taste it as well as the spa they are soon opening.
Combines uniqueness, luxury and a warm welcome
When we arrived we were greeted personally by the manager and made to feel special. In fact all the staff were very courteous, helpful and friendly.
Our room was spacious and extremely comfortable. The decor throughout is an individual and up to date style that somehow blends with the hotel's historical location.
It was very hot when we visited, but the hotel was a tranquil haven of cool luxury.
If possible we hope to go back!
Really loved the Palacio de Garvey. Its well placed - quiet but within a 5 min walk to main area of Jerez. We had a junior suite and it was very nicely furnished. The decor of the Hotel itself is pretty stunning. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. There are a couple of tapa's bars in the square it faces but Im sure the room had double glazing so very minimal noise filtered through - and anyway it was nice to just walk across the road and be able to soak up some atmosphere. After returning home I got a lovely email to say welcome to the Palacio De Garvey family which was a lovely touch.
Palacio Garvey, truly a palace among hotels
I stayed at the Palacio for one night, the facilities were excellent. It was so clean and beautifully decorated. Air conditioning was easily controlled & good (Jerez is hot this time of year). I missed having a pool, but the jacuzzi in the bathroom made up for it! Beds & linen all new, crisp & soft. Staff were so helpful, friendly & amenable. I really felt spoiled. Surprise & delight, no charges for the in-room mini bar, there was even a bottle of local sherry in there. A feature of the hotel is that the old city wall runs through the hotel & has been combined in the architecture. Very well done. Extremely handy for the shops, not too far to walk to the tourist attractions although I'd recommend a taxi if it's hot. The hotel menu is good, I can definitely recommend the Churros we had for breakfast (strips of doughnut served with sugar). Keep up the good work Palacio Garvey team!