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Review of Catalonia Giralda Hotel

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Catalonia Giralda Hotel
Ranked #100 of 179 Hotels in Seville
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“More a 3* hotel than a 4* ditto”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hotel reception is fine, breakfast is very god, people there are very nice and helpful, but the wifi did not work in the room (tested 5 days), but in the reception it was ok.
The room's window could not be closed properly or locked. This resulted in cold and noiseful nights.
The hotel was somewhat shabby in the room and on the stairs.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Henrik R
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José P, Director General at Catalonia Giralda Hotel, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay with us.
We apologize that he windows could not be closed properly.If we had known we could fix it.
Thank you very much again for stay with us and comments
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Piedmont, California
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284 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in September. We found the hotel to be adequate, well maintained and in a good location (walking distance to the major historical sites and the city center) but nothing special. The staff were very helpful but the rooms were small and the breakfast just OK by the standards of other Spanish hotels we stayed in on this trip. Since we did not enable cell phone service overseas, we depended on hotel wi-fi for communicating with our family at home, and the wi-fi in this hotel was very unreliable. It seemed to have limited capacity, so it was possible to get on very late at night or very early in the morning, but as long as other guests were up and around, access was virtually impossible. If I went back to Seville, I would probably seek out other hotels before going back to this one.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mrancer
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This is more like a three star hotel. Rooms are not as shown in photos and the beds have come in as the second hardest on our six week trip. If you are looking for a little comfort and a decent room try a different hotel. It's also a 15-20walk to the action so I think there is better value elsewhere.

On a positive note they transferred us to their sister hotel around the corner where we could choose our bed. Some were hard but we found one that was ok and stayed here. It's a little further out and about a 20 min walk to the old town but all in all it was good. It's called Hotel Catalonia Justa.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank mavrik_78
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switzerland
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46 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

summary: good hotel, not too far from city centre, good quality/price but not really a 4 stars

things to know: we stayed 2 nights with 2 separate booking as we decided the same evening to stay 1 night longer. The 1st night we paid with booking.com 55 EUR and the 2nd night 65 EUR but we had a better room as the others were full and due to our late booking!

plus:
+ : Good hotel in general and good service such as a welcome drink voucher
+: we chose this hotel because it was close to the old Sevilla (15 min walk)
+: convenient by car as there is a public parking free in front of hotel if you are lucky to get a place (but if you travel by public transport, maybe choose another hotel closer to old city)
+ : considering the price, very good quality / price
+: quiet and nice view if you can have a room at 4th or 5th floor

minus:
- : Nothing bad excepting the receptionist could not make a price for our 2nd night => finally we booked via booking.com again as it was cheaper than through hotel !!!!!!

As a whole, it's a good hotel. Low in 4 stars or good 3 stars! Considering price, I recommend it because it is a good value

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ehlstudent
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

For the price, 200 euros/night, you can do better. Stuck. Here because it was pre booked from the US. Bathroom is minute, towels are like sandpaper, the Internet barely connects, and the neighborhood is debatable. The "kingside" bed is really two unconnected twins. Great if you're Ozzie and Harriet. The breakfast, included in the price, is an excellent spread, similar to other Catalonia Hotels in other cities we have been in. Look for a better location and price in Sevilla.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Carol E
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dronten
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

The hotel is located very close to all the things you want to see in Sevilla . The people at the reception are helpfull. The room was very clean and we ha a nice view. We had the best sangria in this hotel. The breakfast was excellent!

Room Tip: We had a room at the backside of the hotel with a nice view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jama2006
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José P, Director General at Catalonia Giralda Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Customer
Thank you very much for your time and for share your memories with us.
Thank you very much on behalf of my team and on my own
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place is a little away from the action, which would be okay, but not for the price. Beds in Spain are hard, but these are the hardest so far. Building is old, no charm, and not really any great amenities. If I were looking for a budget hotel maybe I would expect this, but I am paying more than I feel this place warrants.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank smaully
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Property: Catalonia Giralda Hotel
Address: Calle Sierra Nevada 3, 41003 Seville, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#50 Luxury Hotel in Seville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Giralda Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catalonia Giralda is located right in the historic and shopping centre of Seville. It is named after one of Seville's most famous sightseeing locations, "la Giralda", which is just a few metres walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is also very close to the Santa Justa train station, where the AVE (high speed train) terminal is located. The hotel was built in 1967 and renovated in 2004, and has 110 rooms on 5 floors. ... more   less 
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