We stayed here for three nights for a long weekend in early June. I had read several of the reviews before travelling, both positive and negative, so I was undecided what I would make of the place. Initially, it wasn't as straightforward as I'd hoped to find. Stupidly, I hadn't taken a map with me showing the location of the hotel, assuming that my TomTom would get me there, but unfortunately, the street that it is on isn't in my TomTom! However, I knew the general area it was in, so I wandered around a bit before popping my head into a neighbouring hotel and asking the way. I was only about two hundred metres away. The first impression of the hotel, on opening the door, is quite dramatic. The walls are covered in traditional Andalusian tiles and the reception area has a lovely little seating area. The staff were very efficient at booking us in and providing us with a room key.
The lift took us to our room and we opened the door to what can only be described as a hotel room! Nothing more, nothing less. It was perfectly spacious enough, with hanging space and drawers, plus a small fridge (previously a mini bar). The room and ensuite facilities were clean and tidy and the air conditioning had been set to a pleasant temperature.
There were tall doors leading onto a tiny balcony where we leaned each morning to take in the air. The hotel is on a narrow cobbled street, but it was always fairly busy with pedestrian traffic bustling to and from wherever. Not offensive noise, by any stretch; just everyday life going on. I found it quite soothing.
Location-wise, the hotel was excellent. There were a couple of small bars within stumbling distance and just round the corner was Sierra de Sevilla, a nice tapas restaurant. You could turn in either direction from the door and be at more restaurants and bars within two minutes. The main street with the cathedral is about a four minute stroll away. Much of Seville is in easy walking distance from this hotel. We walked from one end of the tourist map to the other in the few days we were there, stopping frequently to take a tapa and a cold glass of tinto del verano (red wine with gaseosa) along the way.
The only negative I would say about this hotel is that noise does travel between rooms. On our first morning, we had a young child in the adjacent room chattering away, apparently without breathing, from before 7am. He wasn't talking loudly, but it was enough to wake us. I can hardly mark the hotel down for this, though, since I have stayed in many pricier hotels and had exactly the same experience. We were lucky that it was only the one morning as they left that day.
Overall, much recommended. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Europa Sevilla is a hotel in Seville center. We are located close to the monuments, history and business, just in the heart of the city. In a beautiful setting, is the perfect place to visit Sevilla and to spend your spare-time, and as well for business in Sevilla, events, fairs and traditional festivals... Our facilities, family atmosphere is located in an illustrious house of XVIII century. We offer you a hotel in the center of Sevilla with good services and relaxation for your accommodation in Sevilla is authentic and different. The decor of the hotel in Seville keeps a classic style, with personal details like old typical Andalusian tiles, wood, wrought iron. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Europa Hotel Seville