Gravina, 49, Seville, Spain
Doubles from: $82 to $215
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located north of Calle Reyes Catolicos and several blocks from the Guadalquivir River, the three-star Hotel Montecarlo has enough rooms and twisting hallways that a person could get lost. And we did—sort of. While visiting the plush rooms flanking the hotel’s two interior patios, we got lost in its charms, amenities and foliage.
A few years back, the Montecarlo renovated its 51 rooms, outfitting them with pleasing Ikea-style furnishings. Think shiny headboards, beachy paintings and a flat-screen television. Faux-wooden floors and bright yellow and orange walls add warmth. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, soundproof windows, a telephone and minibar.
In the private bathrooms, his-and-her sinks in the latest style are “squared off” with rounded bathroom fixtures.
Both interior patios are filled with plants, and Sevillian sunshine streams in through their skylights. Marble tables and wicker chairs provide a wonderful place to chill out after a day of sightseeing. Additionally, a reading room, terrace and snack bar are available for guest use, as are other services like laundry, room service, free city tours and Wi-Fi.
The Montecarlo is located just south of city center, near the bullring and a quick walk to the cathedral and the royal castle. In just a few minutes, you can also get to the riverbanks of the Guadalquivir and into La Triana, a ‘hood that’s definitely worth the trek across the river.
Reviewed by: Kari Hoerchler, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
- Handicap accessible rooms
El Arenal, Seville, Spain
About the Montecarlo neighborhood
El Arenal is a great place to absorb the local vibe and take advantage of good restaurants. As one might expect from a less touristy 'hood, El Arenal is not the city's most popular zone for nightlife, but cafés and restaurants are still abundant. This is also the bullfighting hub, and La Maestranza, a sizeable bullring, is a main draw, as is the Museo de Bellas Artes.