This Establishment Is Situated In The Heart Of Castilleja De La Cuesta, Just Outside The Perimeters Of The City, But Only A Few Minutes From The Historic Centre Of Seville.View More
We really liked staying here. The rooms were great - comfortable, plenty of plug-ins and mirrors, and space for luggage. It was a good location near some local city centers, dining, and walks to enjoy the city. It's quaint and lovely. A great place to stay.
We were searching for a place to spend the night en route from Portugal's Algarve to Tarifa, and while Seville was a central location, we wanted to avoid driving into the city. This hotel was a perfect location, not far off the main highway and in a nice small city (Castilleja de la Cuesta) on the western outskirts of Seville. Expecting something like a suburban American hotel setting, it was nothing at all like that--it had the feel of an old-town setting, on a narrow street and within a block's walking distance of a charming community square with outdoor dining. The hotel had no street parking, but a very small underground garage for hotel guests which had a steep and narrow access, so be warned if you have a larger car. The hotel was very nicely decorated inside with a warm and friendly feel, nice usable lobby areas, and an elevator. The room, while small, provided all we needed: a comfortable bed and bathroom and wifi. The front desk clerks were very helpful and provided extra pillows. The price was also terrific--about $50 per night was a terrific value.
We, like many others I suspect, got lost finding this hotel because we followed our SatNav. We were miles away from where we should have been as there is another address very similar. Ask the hotel for directions or use a map.
We were unable to park in the car park underneath the hotel when we arrived because of the height of our vehicle but we found it easy enough to park on the road around the corner about 50 yards away. The hotel has a very pleasant appearance especially as it has sofas on all levels for you to sit and enjoy a book or a drink in the enclosed covered inner courtyard area, where there is plenty of light coming in.
The rooms were of reasonable size and the beds were comfortable with the en-suite bathroom having an over the bath shower in some rooms and shower cubicles in others. The bathrooms needed a high level clean as there was some mold but daily cleaning could not be faulted.
We were given a double room with a window out onto the road at the side which seemed fairly quiet until 6.30 a.m. when the cars started driving past over the cobbles. The night before we opened the window to allow some air in and were suffocated by the smoke that entered the room from the local chimneys so we had to close them again. The room was then very hot as being November the air-con was switched off. So we asked to switch rooms . We were then offered one on the inner part of the building which had a window out onto landing area which would have been ok if it had not been in front of the lift. So it had no light at all coming into the room and presented the problem of having the noise of the lift late at night. So now we looked at another room which had a much lighter aspect onto the inner areas and a bathroom with an outside window for air to come in. Fine.
The receptionist could not have been more helpful during this time and we were happy. Happy that is until someone came back to the hotel at 2 a.m. in the morning and had a gay time celebrating with a bottle of champagne in the inner seating area of the hotel, waking up most of the other residents of the hotel. This carried on for some time so we had another wakeful night.
The breakfast buffet was pretty good and we cannot praise the poor receptionist enough (Eva we believe - she deserved a medal) as she ran the reception, booking out guests, making sure the breakfast baskets were stocked, clearing tables, washing up and serving the odd local who called in for coffee. Amazing!
The local bus was a five minute walk away and took 15 minutes to get to the bus station in Seville where you could basically take a reasonable walk, taxi or another bus to anywhere in Seville town and the outlying areas of the city.
So would I stay in this hotel again. Probably not but if you sleep heavily then this hotel has a lot to offer in terms of location and general comfort for the opportunity to visit Seville without the inflated prices of the city. Unlike others, I found the staff brilliant, hard working and always willing to help.
We booked one night here because we wanted to visit seville. It is a very nice and original hotel. Clean and very big rooms. There is a bus (bus station at 5 min from the hotel) which takes you in 15 min in Seville - the bus stop in Seville very close to the main attractions. The staff is very helpful - after checkout we left our luggage and car at the hotel and returned to pick them up at 7pm without any extra charges. Breakfast is basic, but fresh and tasty, Very good coffee.
The city is very nice as well.
This hotel is fine if all you want is a hotel and you do not need help or advice about your travels. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable. It is close to a bus stop which takes you into Seville, the buses seem to be quite frequent. We used the car park below the hotel which is down a very steep awkward slope which we struggled to drive up when we left. We only saw one member of staff during our stay and we felt disappointed in her lack of customer service, although polite - she was unable to give us the password for the internet and was unable to make a cappuccino at breakfast. There just seemed to be a general lack of helpfulness! These things would not have bothered us if she had seemed to care or try a little harder. Possibly a new or inexperienced staff member? Very handy if you do not want to stay in Seville itself. Would not stay here again - wanted a little more enthusiasm from staff.