My husband and I chose this hotel for the second part of our Spanish honeymoon. We were drawn to stay here because of its unique layout, good location, and the rooftop pool. We planned to stay for two nights, leave for a night, then return for one more night.
Check in the first time went smoothly, and we received one of the newer rooms complete with a king-sized bed and a whirlpool tub. Sadly, the lighting was poor as we were on the first floor and got minimal light. This being a honeymoon, that was not a problem. We timed it, it took over four minutes to get from the lobby to our room. Quite a trek.
Our second room was closer, but not nearly as nice. Clearly, this room had not been rehabbed. It was considerably bigger than our first room, but the bathroom fixtures were much older than the ones in our first room. That being said, it was a fine room for our additional night spent in Sevilla. I recommend you request a remodeled room when making a reservation. They just are so much nicer.
-Free wifi in some common areas (certain patio areas and in the piano bar)
-Great location. We were able to walk to the cathedral, Alcazar, and the bus station.
-Friendly staff. When we had issues with our bus trip, the gentleman at the front desk was helpful in looking up the website for us.
-Our newer room was very nice. Clean, well-furnished and comfortable.
The biggest downside to this hotel? The pool was closed. Despite it being over 90 degrees each of the days we stayed in Sevilla, due to it being "winter," the pool was not open for use. (We stayed in early October.) I do understand the need to close a pool seasonally, however this information was not posted/made known anywhere. My husband and I chose this hotel partly for the pool, and sadly we were not able to take a siesta dip as I had hoped. Be forewarned if you want to use the pool: It is not always open.
All in all, I would stay here again. It is such a unique and rather romantic place to stay, completely different than any other hotel I've stayed.
You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
The iconic statement from the earliest days of computer gaming is apt to both the neighborhood and Hotel de las Casas del Juderia. But who doesn't want to get lost here? The neighborhood is the historic heart of Sevilla, with it's winding, narrow streets crowded with tapas bars and the occasional shop. And you can easily find yourself dumped into a plaza with the breathtaking Catedral or Alcazar.
The hotel itself is a conglomeration of numerous historic houses, and you will find yourself in a warren of passageways, courtyards, and other surprises. The rooms are nicely decorated, with modern amenities like bathrooms and frigid AC.
You can take a dip in the pool or enjoy a Copa de Jerez (sherry) at the ornate piano bar (with free wifi) or just use the ideal location to jump off to explore Sevilla. Either way, it is a great place to stay!
Out of all the places in Spain this was my favorite. This was the type of hacienda you see in movies- sprawling and relaxed. Our room was spacious and regal. There was a rooftop pool where you could bask in the South of Spain's clear skies and bright sun. Several running fountains with bubbling sounds created a soothing ambiance. Everywhere I looked plants and flowers were climbing over their walls, very Secret Garden.
The best part was our amazing brunch- huge spread, well done, and fancy. It was a delight to experience a traditional Spanish brunch in such beautiful surroundings.
The con- there was a slight sewage smell coming from the drains.
The people at the front desk were quick and professional.
Are you looking for a really nice place to stay with the look of an upscale Spanish style house? This place probably has your answer. I can't believe I forgot to write about this place but this was a really cool part during my trip to Sevilla. Although I did not really sleep here, I did get a chance to explore this interesting hotel.
I made an evening rendezvous with my hostess from Gines and I remember she was saying something like this:
"I'm going to take you to a place that's really cool,"
We walked by the Barrio Santa Cruz and into this hotel. We went up to the front desk agent, and my hostess said something in Spanish. The front desk agent smiled and she pointed her finger to a door behind her. My hostess opened the door, and we walked through the hallways into a really nice courtyard with a beautiful night view of the sky.
We continued to walk through the passageways and explored a lot of great patios. I did not feel like I was in a hotel. I felt like I was in a villa, a historical site or a museum and I did not have to spend a single Euro for this visit. The interior design is great, there's some good art, and there's some great space where you can just sit down, relax and enjoy the decor.
Overall, if I ever had the money to stay at a hotel in the awesome city of Sevilla, this would probably be my top choice. It's at a great location, within walking distance of the Cathedral, the Alcazar and the Guadalquivir River. This is probably one of the most unique hotels that I have visited, and if you get a chance to stay here, make sure you take some time to explore this place and get lost in the maze of passageways.
This is an odd place. Here's the way I break it down....if you can secure a room in the main building, it is splendid. If you are given a room in the outermost courtyards, it is insane.
Insane, you ask why? To reach our room required a 10 minute underground hike. It passed through an odd, and cheap assortment of fake areas (fake rocks, fake lighting, inconsistant design, etc.
I realize this is a very old facility. But the execution of the "connecting tunnel" is pathetic. Seriously.
Once we reached our room, it was very spacious, quiet and well equipped. It's a shame we were made to march through an underground maze of silly, arcade-like ornaments to reach it.
The buffet breakfast was very good. As noted by a previous reviewer, it was an odd space....but strangely similar to our underground trekking space.
The main restaurant was absolutely magnificent. We enjoyed our brief stay and would recommend the place with the caveat listed above.
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