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El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza

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Virgen De Las Nievas s/n, 41800 Sanlucar la Mayor Spain
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#3 of 4 hotels in Sanlucar la Mayor
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El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Sanlucar la Mayor, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza, including a concierge and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While visiting Sanlucar la Mayor, you may want to try some tapas at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Esencia's Tapas. Diego Tirito.

Enjoy your stay in Sanlucar la Mayor!

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Bigsnakey wrote a review May 2016
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, United Kingdom78 contributions73 helpful votes
Upon entering the Hacienda, it really feels like you are escaping from the hustle and bustle. The rooms are nice, not luxurious, but in keeping with the style. However, the pool area is gorgeous and the food superb. A week may be too long here, although as a base it would be fine. Nice for a couple of days whilst travelling around the region.
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Date of stay: June 2015
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WimMertens wrote a review Sep 2012
Meir, Belgium2 contributions5 helpful votes
beautiful, quiet and romantic hotel. beautiful rooms. perfect service. Food Summit, top quality gastronomy to be repeated Of course we stayed because of the famous El Bulli chef, Ferran Adria. However, that is not why we would come back (and we definitely would). The "best breakfast in the world" is what pulled me in. I had to try it! Breakfast is my favorite travel meal
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Date of stay: October 2011Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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theobsessivetraveler wrote a review Oct 2010
Atlanta, Georgia29 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed at the Hacienda to kick off our 25th wedding anniversary trip. Of course we stayed because of the famous El Bulli chef, Ferran Adria. However, that is not why we would come back (and we definitely would). The "best breakfast in the world" is what pulled me in. I had to try it! Breakfast is my favorite travel meal, and I am a food writer, so this was an irresistible claim to me. While the breakfast is really good--with good coffee, pretty good pastries, fruit and yogurt, interesting egg dishes--"best in the world" is pushing it. I think we have just traveled in too many superb hotels to take that seriously. (In my ever so humble opinion, the best hotel breakfasts are: Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, either the English or Japanese breakfast--a choice no one should have to make!; and the Taj West End in Bangalore's unbelievable buffet. Both of these meals were so outstanding, I would consider traveling there just for the breakfasts.) As far as the restaurant, La Alqueria, what can I say. The food is obviously really interesting, and molecular gastronomy is something that appeals to you or not. I am too much of a traditionalist to be in the former category. My two biggest complaints about the experience: 1) the food itself must be served very quickly, or it deteriorates; this forces the wait staff to be extremely stressed and rushed, which cannot make for a relaxing dinner. The amount of trotting back and forth is unnerving. I think this is why some reviews criticize the staff. 2) No course is really delicious, just strange and interesting. So while the meal is fascinating, you don't come away craving anything, just sort of marveling at the weirdness. Once is fine for us! That all said, we would absolutely come back. We were upgraded to a suite, which was so beautiful and romantic. The bed had pressed linen (actual linen, not cotton) sheets, which are such a treat! And the bar! We loved that high-ceilinged madder-colored space, with its wonderful barman, and great little bar treats. Just walking the public spaces is worth the stay. The hacienda is gorgeous. The hotel is 20 minutes outside of Seville, and very easy to drive back and forth to. The little town adjacent to the hacienda is very cute and also pleasant to walk through. This is a perfect hotel for honeymooners, or for a romantic getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2010Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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BravoCharlie99 wrote a review Oct 2010
London, United Kingdom117 contributions113 helpful votes
I first stayed here in October 2007 and everything about the hotel was first class, and the food in the Alqueria Restaurant arguably justifed its 2 Michelin stars. From my stay last weekend it's obvious that budget cuts (understandable in this economic climate) have taken their toll. However hospitality and a smile are largely free and while most of the staff were efficient, with some notable exceptions, many were surly, chilly or at best, just unsmiling. La Alqueria Restaurant - some very good dishes on the tasting menu, but some very average too. Service stressed. For this money, neither the lack of friendliness nor the quality of the food is acceptable, so I can't recommend it. Still had a great weekend - but that was mostly due to the fun people I was with and the hotel building and grounds, which will always be beautiful......
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Date of stay: October 2010
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TomMildmay wrote a review Oct 2010
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Rather bizarrely, the real weakness of this hotel is the food and its price. I went to this hotel with my wife. It is utterly beautiful. It teeters very close to being the wrong side of shabby chic, but for us it was perfect. Our room was spectacular, the gardens and pool are stunning, but the food was average and repetative. If you do not go to the L'alqueria restaurant in the evening, you must eat from the same menu as you had for lunch, which is not extensive and has a heavy bias towards fried fish. For what you get, it is also extremely expensive. The hotel's supposed jewel is the L'alqueria restaurant. It was singularly dissappointing. Of the 16 courses we ate, not one stood out as exceptional, and the overriding sensation was of pointlessness. A mimetic peanut? So what? A deconstruced omlette, clever, but not much else - the price, ridiculous. However, to its credit, the service was exceptional throughout our stay, and ignoring the 2 michelin starred L'Alqueria restaurant, we would happily return if a greater variety of simple Andalucian food was on offer.
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Date of stay: September 2010
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TrophyCollector wrote a review Aug 2010
Monaco-Ville, Monaco646 contributions856 helpful votes
One of the best hotel experiences in the world and undoubtedly the best hotel cuisine (Ferran Adria), in particular the unbeatable breakfast. Charming, quiet, historic, authentic, yet up to date in terms of luxury comfort and service. At starting prices in the €300 range, I would even say that this hotel is fantastic value for money. Close enough to Sevilla, but rather a country hotel, this is the ultimate hideaway.
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Date of stay: April 2009
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Musken wrote a review Aug 2010
Oslo, Norway334 contributions201 helpful votes
The service, the food, the pool area/gardens were really really excellent. The room (we stayed in a master suite) was less good, but more than adequate. Service is rather stiff and very correct but always quick and efficient. All our requests were solved very well and - to some extent - our needs and wishes were pre-empted. Nothing was ever a problem. The food is the reason you go here. Eating in the two star La Alqueria is a fantastic experience. You are served a 15 course menu of the El Bulli highlights from the last 15 (I think) years. We decided to eat there two of the evenings and got 15 other courses the 2nd evening. Both spectacular and a real experience for all the senses. Simply great. During lunch the poolside restaurant La Alberca serves great, typical Spanish dishes, often tapas style. Menu is in pictures and I think we tried all the different things. All really delicious. The third restaurant La Abaceria is only open only during winter, so we did not eat there. However, one could have a dinner in the Guadarnes restaurant (in bar area but also al fresco) the days one did not feel like a full El Bulli style dinner. Also this good, but less special than the others. And not to forget: The breakfast. Voted best hotel breakfast in the world, and I would agree. A tasting breakfast offering a selection of freshly baked sweet pastry; three different juices served in miniature bottles, toast and sweet butters and home made marmelades, fresh fruit and a selection of egg and other hot dishes. All served at your table, all home made and all different during the four breakfasts we had. Just great!!! The pool is really huge with three different parts within a large garden with beautiful trees, flowers and fountains. Comfortable loungers or special daybeds, very attentive service and no disturbances at all. Just wonderful. We skipped planned sightseeing trips just to enjoy this oasis. Our room was a master suite which was on the small side compared to other suites that we have stayed in. It consisted of a bedroom, partly separate living room with sofa, chair, table and desk and a pretty small bathroom with combined bath/shower and double sinks. Style was a combination of rustique (these rooms used to be the stalls) and romantic English flowery. Aircondition VERY noisy and not really efficient enough for the July heat. Outside private terrasse. All in all comfortable but nothing special.
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Date of stay: July 2010
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Careful critic wrote a review Jun 2010
Bucks285 contributions138 helpful votes
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS ANOTHER ENTRY AND REVIEW SECTION FOR THIS HOTEL AS WELL. My wife and I stayed here during a driving/gastronomic tour of Spain. We very much enjoyed the hotel and wish we could have had more time to enjoy the pool and grounds during our stay. Our two nights there included two wonderful breakfasts and two special dinners so we were well pleased. The room was on two levels, with the bedroom upstairs and a sitting room and the en suite bathroom downstairs, very spacious and comfortable. Public areas of the hotel are delightfully furnished and interesting to explore, from the grain stores underground near Reception to the day bed in the pool gardens. The famed El Bulli restaurant takes itself very seriously. The offering was delicious and extremely well served, however it would have been nice to see some smiles from the waiting staff! Breakfast is an experience.The waiters are in full mess dress and the waitresses in maid's uniforms, all very smart and effeicient. No buffet is offered, it is all served. So don't expect a quick breakfast, just enjoy the rare treat. In summary this is a great hotel to use as a base near to Seville. We would definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2010
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mrsgoosestravel wrote a review Dec 2009
London46 contributions17 helpful votes
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I have to say that me and my husband feel really lucky to have visited this place. Flew in just for a weekend with couple of colleagues.... The setting is amazing, charm, history and tradition... location is ok (nothing to see in Sanlucar la Mayor) but Seville is just 25 min drive... The gardens are lush and romantic... Now, I have to say, we have definitely stayed in more luxurious and more comfortable rooms through our travel... so there is really some space for improvement here... What makes up for the rooms and makes the whole experience is the FOOD!!!!! We were pampered from the morning till the evening and the dinner at the main restaurant El Bulli's Andalusian sister was just unforgettable! The young chef Rafael Zafra has definitely mastered his skills... Best Breakfast in the World: now this is a fact not only my opinion! Extraordinary and delicious... I ordered two main breakfast courses and made sure they both had truffles... Fantastic! What a weekend and what an experience!
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Date of stay: October 2009
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BirdCatcher wrote a review Sep 2009
Washington, D.C.14 contributions32 helpful votes
Room: It's like going back in time to someplace very special. Top-notch. Location: Well outside of Seville. The town of Benazuza is very quiet, so you're stuck to whatever is in the resort. Fortunately, the resort is gorgeous. (Note: I asked the hotel to pick me up from the train station. I thought they had their own service, but it turned out I had to pay about 50 euros for a one-way trip.) Common areas: You feel very much like you're staying in your own historic Spanish castle/fort. While not everything was perfectly kept up (the place is over 700 years old!), it was beautiful and serene. The gardens and pools were extremely relaxing. Value: It's expensive, but I feel like I got what I paid for. Service: Don't expect many smiles. Service was fast, but not that friendly. (I even felt a cold shoulder once or twice.) Overall not a big deal when considered with everything else the hotel had to offer. Saving the best for last--THE FOOD: La Alqueria was amazing and Ferran is a genius. It was nice to eat the food of El Bulli without the wait. The breakfast he created was out of this world too. I recommend getting the gourmet package so you can have dinner and breakfasts grouped with the price of your room in order to save some money. NOTE: I kind of compare this hotel with the Parador in Granada's Alhambra. While I enjoyed the Parador more, the Hacienda had a pool, and that's always tough to beat. You really can't go wrong with either.
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Date of stay: September 2009
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza
Which popular attractions are close to El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Nearby attractions include Europe Equitation Horse riding (0.3 miles), Convento de San Jose (0.2 miles), and Iglesia de Santa Maria (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meson Tony, Venta Pazo, and El Cobertizo de Julio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Sanlucar la Mayor.
Are pets allowed at El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to El Bulli Hotel - Hacienda Benazuza?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Anfiteatro de Italica (9.3 miles), Hacienda de olivar de Peromingo Alto (8.9 miles), and Parroquia San Isidoro del Campo Y San Geroncio de Itálica (9.4 miles).