This hotel (which is now a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel) promotes itself using its rooftop view of Sevilla cathedral. The view is indeed quite lovely, but guests unfortunately cannot expect that as part of their stay. The rooftop area is divided into two areas, one with the great view and one with no view to speak of. The hotel regularly rents out the better rooftop area for private parties and gatherings and so turfs out any hotel guests from that area as and when it suits them. This seems a rather unfair policy which is unlikely to win the hotel many friends, since the rooftop view is the hotel's best feature, and most hotel guests will believe that they have paid to enjoy it every bit as much as the "private party" has.
The cathedral view is not available from any of the rooms as the hotel is blocked in on narrow streets by buildings of the same height. When I climbed the cathedral tower, I noticed that there were other similar hotels nearby to the AC Fontecruz with pools and rooftop terraces, too. I will check out those options when I return to Seville.
This is quite a small hotel. The rooms are comfortable, and we did not experience any problems with the street noise other reviewers have described. However, the noise of the elevator running up and down late, late into the night was a little irritating. Why is the elevator so busy in a small hotel? It's moving private party goers up to the roof and down to the lobby!
The A/C in the room was very welcome.The over tub showers seem slightly dangerous to me as the tubs were slippery and you have to get around a glass screen. Not good for the aged, or drunk...of which I was neither. ;-)
Breakfast was only okay, but the breakfast staff were very pleasant and helpful.
The "fitness room" was nothing to get excited about. The splash pool was nice looking but the poolside would not comfortably accommodate many people at once.
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