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Hotel Dona Manuela
Ranked #81 of 176 Hotels in Seville
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not Recomended”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

My partner had been a couple of years before, was very good location and room had good view, was clean and reasonable size. But the two twin beds(pushed together to make one) kept on parting company and our flush toilet and those of the rooms surrounding us were ridiculously LOUD. Which pretty much ruined any planned layin.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

The location of this hotel is very good next to the Jardines Murillos at the edge of Santa Cruz. The female desk attendants are very personable. The bed and pillows were quite comfortable although the room and lobby decor is quite dated (there is an unfortunate copy of "the David" statue in the lobby). It was also annoying that the advertised "wi-fi" was undetectable in our room.
Howeer, our two night stay was ruined as we checked in on Friday and were given a room that reaked of cigarette smoke. Upon complaint we were told all the rooms smelled of cigarette smoke. I also booked their most expensive room which had a terrace. "Javier" the desk attendant seemed very put out that we could not lock the terrace door and insisted we must be doing wrong. He grudgingly went up to our room to inspect and found the lock was indeed broken. He told us the lock would be fixed that day. We thereafter had to lower a metal gate over the terrace doors in order to depart the hotel for dinner (a metal gate that insisted on sticking unless forcefully pulled out). As we returned to the hotel, he saw us pass up to our room and said nothing. We then found the lock was still not fixed and continued to be worried about our security. I went down to ask when will you fix the lock. He said it could not be done until Monday as a part was needed. I told him we check out on Monday and I wanted to speak to a manager. He said no manager until Monday. I brought up the cigarette smoke and he said that was impossible. I told Javier there was an ash tray in the room! (Hello!) I requested a rate reduction. However, the hotel never followed up in anyway to offer any satisfaction. Some hotels just don't care. This is one of them. In the end, we just wanted the stay to be over so we could leave.

Room Tip: Go someplace else.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2012

The bottom line: this is a nice hotel with clean and basic rooms, some of which have lovely views of the Murillo Gardens. There is a small lobby with seating, and the people at the front desk were helpful. The price was excellent.

Pluses:
Great location, near all the sights and some good food options.
Helpful staff at the front desk.
Window in my room (#31) had a roll-down grate that blocked out 99% of the light. If you need your room dark to sleep, this is the place for you.
Nice springy foam pillow and firm but springy bed.

Minuses:
My room was near the elevator, and I could hear it going up and down. I wore earplugs and was able to sleep through it.
Wifi was often not working.
The was a strange noise that woke me up every morning at 7:30 that sounded like a race car circling a track. Fortunately, after a few dozen laps, it would stop.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2011

We took a small chance on the location and room (one facing the small plaza containing many tables) and have no regrets Nov 3-5 we had the top corner room (not a suite) with 3 floor-to- ceiling shuttered windows, just beautiful! And possibly unlike the more desired months, it was perfectly quiet at night. Our quite spacious room had a complete wardrobe closet with drawers and two separate clothes racks; clean tiled floors; large comfortable bed.....it was so pleasant. The hotel is nestled on the extreme edge of Santa Cruz bounding a double wide avenue of traffic and fronting rows of umbrella'd tables, an area of concrete covering a parking garage and beyond that a lovely garden with tall palms, acacia, yew.... All of that is the view from the windows in front. The side looks down on a brief street where there are some delectable fresh churros every morning) connecting the park and the barrio, . There begins the warren of streets where restaurants abound. We enjoyed Cava Europa around the corner a number of times. This hotel is highly recommended for the sum payed.

Room Tip: In early November, you can't go wrong with the top corner room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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vermont
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

The location and hotel exceeded our expectations. It has lots of charm, is on a square with lots of restaurants, in the popular Santa Cruz neighborhood, easy walk to all the sights. Very close to Los Gallos Flamenco which is one of the less expensive choices but still very well recommended. They listened to our request for a view which turned out to be a room looking down at the plaza – nice view but potential for a lot of noise. As it turned out, the double windows and AC blocked the noise and we had a very restful night.
Hotel was a bit more complicated to locate than we anticipated. From the direction we were traveling, it was located on the left side of a 4 lane road. Fortunately we spotted the large letters of the golden colored hotel as we drove by the small street and we drove farther until we could turn around. The hotel is on a tiny street with residence only parking. It’s much easier if you just go into the parking garage right off the main road and in front of the hotel and then go to check in.

Room Tip: If you’re really concerned about noise, ask for an inside room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Andalucia
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160 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2011

I made a flying mid-week visit to Seville with a friend last week to enjoy a night out, and to check out the impressive Metropol Parasol.
Mid week in September (Seville's high season) can be an expensive time to travel and leaving it late there were few options for less that 80 euros - a very very tight budget for this city.
But the Doña Manuela was excellent. It certainly isn't fancy and it doesn't have much charm the rooms are renovated in a bland, contemporary style with limited furniture and detailing. But the place is very clean, comfortable and the bathrooms were excellent too. Yes, there are more charming places if you spend more, but at this price point the hotel I believe is a really good option.
My room was overlooking the terrace with thick wooden shutters that blocked out the light and reduced street noise, so I slept well.
The location is great, especially if you are coming by car as I was, as there is a public undergroudn car park right next door, that cost about 27 euro a night and there were no narrow streets to negotiate to arrive - straight off a main road into the quiet square and into the car park.
From the hotel all the sights are in easy walking distance. It's on the edge of the Santa Cruz district, but it is worth walking a little away from the bars immediately around the hotel, as these are quite touristy and you will soon discover some authentic places to enjoy wines, beers and tapas.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2011

Based on one night experience.

Pros:
1. Excellent location.
2. Our room was very beautifully decorated as well as the hotel itself.
3. Very clean.
4. Air conditioners work independently in each room.
5. Public parking by the entrance to the hotel. This is very important in Seville.

Contras:
1. There is no refrigerator with a mini-bar inside a room.
2. We got a room on the second floor above a restaurant. When a balcony door is open, the room becomes noisy and smells are coming from the restaurant. When the door is closed, this is not a problem at all.

Room Tip: If travel by car, enter "Cano y Cueto 7A" into your GPS and look for a public parking en...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Dona Manuela
Address: Paseo Catalina de Ribera 2, 41004 Seville, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Seville
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 Romantic Hotel in Seville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Dona Manuela 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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