7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Don't ask them to get a taxi for you
"Reasonably located for city centre, clean & tidy, decent breakfast. Staff were fairly helpful but not able to book a taxi because they have problems!"
- Travel date: Sun 17th of June 2007
Nice staff, hard beds, hot rooms
"We found the people working here very nice and willing to help. The neighborhood looked a little seedy at first, but looks are deceiving. We felt very safe walking home at 1 a.m. Our room was hot and even though we asked them 2 times, the AC never worked very well. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the cathedral or the Alcazar...maybe 25. The shops and cafes on this side of the river were cheaper than in Seville proper. For Flamenco, we highly recommend Los Gallos, just arrive 30 minutes before the show for great seats. The seating at los Gallos is tight with chairs lined up side by side with no room in betwen. They squeeze as many people in as possible...however, the show was awesome! We went to 3 Flamenco shows, and this was by far the best. We also went to Arenal and it wasn't half as good as Los Gallos...very touristy and very expensive. They charge 6 euros for 1 glass of sangria! The singing was better at los gallos and the dancing was all about the same. Breakfast...we never ate at the hotel. We decided instead to walk to the first cafe for a coffee and danish. They supposedly had free internet at the hotel...but it worked on and off for no reason. It was wireless and sometimes it worked, and sometimes poof...you're offline again. Very frustrating."
- Travel date: Mon 28th of May 2007
"The room was large and comfortable and the buffet breakfast was good. We had an evening meal in the cafeteria once or twice and although we had a few communication problems with the staff who speak very little English, the food was good and very competitively priced.
The location is across the river from the old city and so probably quieter than hotels in the centre, though the surrounding area is quite scruffy. Our taxi driver from the airport didn't know where it was and we had to give him the full address! However, the daily walk across the bridge into the city centre made us feel quite virtuous."
- Travel date: Sat 7th of April 2007
Very friendly, clean, well-located hotel
"We had a lovely stay here, would absolutely recommend for the price and I think it'd beat many more expensive places. A short walk over the bridge to the cathdral, royal palace etc, some fab tapas bars and other eateries along the river by the pretty bridge (isabella?). The hotel was clean, friendly, the rooms were good, comfy beds, the bathroom was lovely, hot water, good towels etc. Breakfast was good, plenty of food, coffee, juice etc and they were kind enough to let us have coffee even when we were pushing the official breakfast hours to their limits! We booked direct with the hotel, came out cheaper than going via Expedia. Cafe-bar downstairs is great, coffee and a snack menu available, the lobby is stunning, the staff were really nice. There was a taxi strike the morning we had to go back to the airport and they organised a special car for us at the same rate as the taxi. Other friends who had to resort to the massively overcrowded buses from the middle of town were very jealous. Location was particularly brilliant for the Feria, as we could walk back in 20 minutes or so."
- Travel date: Thu 8th of June 2006
Ideal for enjoying beautiful Seville
"Booked the Hotel Monte Triana on the reviews based on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. We spent five nights at the beginning of June and were made to feel most welcome.
The breakfast was very good, plenty of choice and nicely presented. Our room was spacious, kept spotlessly clean, nice bed linen and lovely bathroom facilities.
The staff, without exception, were all very helpful, spoke excellent English and notably, helped us plan our excursions in such a beautiful city, On leaving the hotel, turn left and after a pleasant 10 minute stroll you will reach one of the many bridges to take you over the Guadalquivir river. Turn right and you will meet the picturesque Triana Bridge and lovely eating places.
There is plenty to do and see in Seville for a few days. We especially enjoyed the Cathedral â and even climbed the Giralda! The Alcazar Palace is breathtaking and then take time to wander around the quaint streets and enjoy a coffee or glass of wine in one of the many cafes (prices are reasonable too). Most places are within walking distance and you see so much more on foot than the Tour Buses â however we did treat ourselves to a cruise up the river on our final day. â¦ and finally if you get the opportunity, book a day trip to Cordoba. We took the fast train which took around forty minutes (35 Euros) to visit the unique La Mezquita.
We would definitely stay at the Hotel Monte Triana again â we found it to be excellent value for money, very comfortable and in a good location away from the general city noise. We were also able to leave our luggage for the day in a secure part of the Hotel and freshen up before returning home to Manchester in the evening."
- Travel date: Mon 5th of June 2006
"From the moment we arrived at this hotel we were given first class service by staff there. The hotel itself is large, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good. The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly and the rooms are spacious and clean. We enjoyed staying in an area slightly away from the main (and toursity) part of Seville, as it gave us a feel of local life. Also the hotel is not expensive so I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a 15 min walk into the centre. (Views from the bridge are worth it anyway!)"
- Travel date: Wed 30th of November 2005
"FrommerÂ´s review is spot on. Convenient location away from the noise of the tourist centre, but the parking around the hotel is in some pretty scary locations. Very basic hotel. If you are a tourist might be worth staying in one of the many places around the Alcazar."
- Travel date: Sun 28th of December 2003