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“Gorgeous hotel with huge bed” 4 of 5 stars
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La Casa del Maestro
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nino Ricardo (Old Almudena Street) 5 | Close to Carrion Mejias Street, 41003 Seville, Spain   |  
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Ranked #96 of 174 Hotels in Seville
Priego de Cordoba, Spain
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13 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Gorgeous hotel with huge bed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

Really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were friendly, the night porter especially helpful in helping us find a Chinese restaurant (we live in Spain so that was a real treat for us). There is no lift and the stairs are a bit narrow but you only have to do the journey once each way. The room was a little small but it had everything you needed. An absolutely huge bed and the bathroom was fab with underfloor heating which we really appreciated. Every day we were left a jug of fresh water with some sweeties. Breakfast was in the building next door. It was simple but beautifully presented. The hotel is well situated but there is no parking if you are arriving by car. However, there is a car park more or less opposite.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Casa del Maestro was just what we were looking for in a hotel: luxurious and full of character. From the unique atrium to the well appointed guest rooms to the lovely roof terrace, this hotel shows attention to detail and class.
The entire staff (Carmen, Patricia, Loli and Babel) were consistently friendly and helpful. The breakfast, though simple, was excellent. (perhaps the best fresh squeezed orange juice I've ever had). The four poster bed with delicate drapery was outfitted with the most comfortable mattress and comforter I've ever experienced. Do note that every room is slightly different at the hotel and you will not offend the concierge to ask to see your room before settling in. (this is true of all hotels and hostals in Spain)
The location was perfectly central and only a 10-15 minute walk from the Cathedral. My only advice is to find a good way of getting downtown and memorize it or you might spend an afternoon walking in circles trying to find your way back to the hotel (which, to be honest, wasn't such a bad way to spend an afternoon) The tiny winding streets are enchanting.
Seville is a gorgeous city with a small town feel. Give Seville at least 4 days: it was our favorite city on our trip to Spain. Casa del Maestro is a great place to stay that will pamper you in its unique surroundings. (the hotel was previously the home a great Spanish guitarist, with old photos of the "maestro" on the walls). Casa del Maestro is classy without being sterile or cookie cutter.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

After several hours delayed at the airport and a troublesome trip we arrived (quite late) to La Casa del Maestro. We had phoned the Hotel to explain the reasons behind our delay and they were most welcoming on our arrival!
They gave us two options to choose from and we settled for the Emigrant Room. Beautifully decorated with red walls and a beautiful bathroom on the second floor.

The Hotel itself is a House refurbished not too far away from the main attractions. We were ready to explore so having to walk 15' to get to the Cathedral was not a big deal.

Reception staff were warm and helpful, giving us directions, places to eat, places not to miss...etc...
The Hotel has an honesty bar, where you can go, serve yourself your own drink and relax.

The hotel can get a bit noisy at times but all and all we had a fantastic stay.

It was a great location to explore the city, all the addresses given by staff were most welcomed and we thought the character and personality of the property made up for the rest.

Breakfast is served in a small restaurant, you have to get out of the hotel in order to go in but well worth it.

Only a continental option with lovely pastries, small cereal selection, cheese, ham...

Extra virgen olive oil with your toast and homemade tomato sauce was lovely. Along with some lovely cheese and some not so lovely ham...but we quite enjoyed it.

Our last morning they even got us access to the restaurant earlier so we could enjoy our breakfast before flying back!

You can also purchase some souvenirs in the Hotel, like the extra virgen olive oil, the lovely key rings that go with each bedroom key...etc.

The staff made us feel so welcome it made all the difference.

I don't enjoy chain hotels too much and I find La Casa del Maestro a beautiful property with professional and warm staff and located close enough to all the amenities.

I will be back! Hopefully!
Only thing, the church bell from the church located close by can be a bit of a nuisance but if you have no difficulties sleeping (like me!) is not so much of an issue.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

As others have indicated, this little hotel is somewhere between charming and boutique. The small lobby is done up in a flamenco motif. The staff was very helpful, when our taxi arrived, a porter rushed over to greet us and carry the bags - a nice touch that we don't usually care about, as there is no elevator. The rooms have no numbers - ours was called Tierra Minera and was larger and more comfortable than we expected, with a big sofa and king bed. We also saw a really small room, so ask for specifics!
Breakfast would be described as enhanced continental, I guess - the usual Spanish coffee, juice, toast, along with nice fruit and cheese.
The only caution we would suggest is the location. Depending on your level of vigor, the center of the attractions (cathedral, Alcazar, etc.) is at least a brisk 15 minute walk, and Seville's public transit layout is not particularly useful for tourist areas, though we did take the bus across the river to Trianna one night. As for navigation, as in all the old city quarters, we got lost our share of times, but what the heck, all part of the adventure.
Except for that, no real reservations about coming back here.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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31 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

A good hotel, a little at the fringe of what's best in Sevilla.
Location: Closer to La Campana shopping district than the historic city centre. It wasn't easy to navigate to and back from the historic city centre.
Rooms: Our room was on the large side with a sofa and a good sized bathroom, top floor but no view. No lift in the hotel. If there is no staff available to help you with your luggage, you need to carry it. The room was decorated nicely with a lot of elegant touches. The staff was friendly but not 24/7 available on the premises.
Breakfast: Breakfast ok, not abundant but enough.
Important: Beware that you are given a code to open the main hotel gate for when you come back after 7-8pm. During our last night; we found out to our surprise that the code was changed. We weren't informed of the new code. Nobody was answering the door bell either. So we had to look up hotel's phone from internet try to call the hotel. Our call woke up a nice lady we haven't met before and she opened the door. It was one of those things and resolved in the end.
Misc: The Internet connection was free, but only working in the breakfast room.
Verdict: It was a good, clean and comfortable hotel and we've stayed only for 2 nights. But
once we've got our bearings in the city, we figured there were more interesting and perhaps better boutique hotels around the cobbled streets in cathedral area.
I expected more from a hotel in this price range.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

We stayed four nights at this small hotel in the Santa Catalina section of Seville. The hotel is quite attractive with nicely decorated rooms in the Spanish style. Our room came with a tasty continental breakfast which was served in a small, attractive breakfast room next door to the Hotel. The staff at the Maestro was always extremely friendly and helpful.

The Hotel was well located in an attractive neighborhood with a number of local shops, and was a 10 minute walk from the Corte Inglese where you can buy anything: including clothing, more memory for your digital camera, or a cooked chicken in the supermarket. The major sights of Seville were a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

On the down side the hotel was small with a large atrium at the center, so it could get a little noisy when folks were checking in, but it was very quite at night. Also, there was some construction during the day on a building next door--but presumably that will end before long.

We would definitely consider staying in this hotel again, and thought it was good value for the money. We loved Seville.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

Overall I would say our stay at Casa del Meastro was satisfactory but not excellent. We booked a small room (that I had specifically asked for because it had a balcony) and I thought this would be a good way to save money in a city where we would spend most of our time outside the room. However it was very very small and the bed was also tiny. It was also very noisy (street noise and refurbishment works) We slept terribly badly and we asked to be moved in the morning. The staff were a bit unfriendly about it but did move us and actually gave us a free upgrade to a larger room, so can't really complain. The larger room was really very nice, with acres of space and a sofa. No view though.

In terms of the staff, in general I felt like we were staying at a big commercial hotel, not a small boutique hotel. We received no dinner recommendations or any other local tips. Seville is a flat city full of winding streets and it is very difficult to get your bearings - it would have been nice to have a bit of guidance. On the first day there was no-one at reception and it took us ages to work out where to go for breakfast (in a next door hotel). The breakfast was delicious, though, and the waitress really friendly.

The roof terrace was beautiful, and would be really nice in the summer. I went to sit up there for half an hour (with my coat on!) on a sunny morning and found that it was being refurbished, which was a bit of shame.

There was no wifi in the room (I'm sure I'd read that there would be) which was also a bit annoying.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nino Ricardo (Old Almudena Street) 5 | Close to Carrion Mejias Street, 41003 Seville, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 174 Hotels in Seville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — La Casa del Maestro 1*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This house is a tribute to Nino Ricardo, a tribute to those who love beautiful and simple pleasures of life, a tribute to the great music and, above all, a tribute to those who love Seville.It was originally the house of the master of the flamenco guitar, Niño Ricardo, and a typical nineteenth-century courtyard which was first rehabilitated and expanded by the master himself in the 60's to subsequently be rehabilitated and adapted by his family to its current use as a Hotel.The eleven rooms are built around the central courtyard, each one of them with a different decorative motive inspired by songs of the Master... eleven compositions, eleven different stories.From the courtyard of the Hotel you can access the lounge or the library of the House, where you might enjoy a good read, a good breakfast, a drink or a chat.On the top floor of the Hotel we have the roof where our guests can let their imagination free... or perhaps have breakfast, dinner, a drink, read a book... but be careful... La Giralda is watching us!!! ... more   less 
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