Casa de Carmona5.0 out of 5.0
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In all honestly we stayed at this hotel because it was not too far from the Seville airport and we had a very early morning flight home. I hate airport hotels and Carmona is well located. The fancy Parador was sold out (New Year’s weekend) and, anyway, we did not want to spend a lot of money on a single night. As the other reviews make clear, people either love or HATE this hotel and all for the same reasons. I agree that it was deeply flawed – we had no heat in our bedroom and had to get a space heater – but its authentic eccentricities charmed me nonetheless. Our check in process was made highly enjoyable by the man at the front desk who spoke English and promised to get up at 4 am to make us coffee. Though this did not happen, he did email me to say he had been up at 4:15! It felt like Miss Havisham’s but Spanish style. Read the reviews and then expect the unexpected.
From the moment we entered this house we could only think about how fortunate we'd been to have chosen this hotel, out of all the places offered on the web. An absolute feast for the eye . Wonderful old furniture and nick nacks everywhere. A possibly roman statue in the garden...! The colour combinations, down to the smallest details, are incredibly beautiful. Thank goodness for the pool water,a splendid green and not the horrible plastic blue one gets usually . Actually, who needs a pool, in a place like this, anyway? Can you imagine what it would look like? Please, cut away those horrid stainless steel ladders! And,when one really has the need to show ones semi nudity in public, a little algae won't kill you. The friendly and helpful lady, who seems to run the entire hotel by herself, is quite sufficient. It is wonderful to be left practically alone in a place like this, unbothered by staff, always trying to sell something or making you feel uncomfortable when you don't want to constantly drink and eat. Our room 21, under the roof, was beautifully decorated, marvellous, perfectly functioning bathroom. What superb, beautifully worn faucets! The patina! Superb towels etc. Beautiful fabrics and wallpaper used throughout the room. The beds!! Who cares that there was a water stain in the carpet? Accidents happen. Would you change your carpet for that? I wouldn't. All adds more atmosphere... Unfortunately we had to catch an early flight back home and didn't have breakfast. I'm sure it would have been fine. For what they're charging.. who's got the nerve to complain? One should thank heaven for having the chance to even enter a place like this, and to stay in it... We're very tempted to make a special trip from Italy to have a longer experience. The only wish I have is that you get a better piano. This french instrument looks nice but really cannot be used to make music on. Good old pianos can be bought for very little today. Can you imagine how nice that would be? Before dinner we took a little stroll around and happened upon this nouveau riche- fortress- hotel, down the road, with all that cliché decoration, ! found anywhere from Las Vegas to Shanghai. Made us feel even more happy to have landed in Casa Palacio. Please don't ever ,,redecorate''. Thanks ever so much!
We checked in to this place 5 hrs ago. It looked nothing like the pictures. At one time this might have been a 5 star hotel but not for a very long time. It seemed that it was the front desk person's first day as she didn't tell us anything about the hotel or the area. When prompted about attractions in the area, she gave us an illegible photocopied map and gave us directions to a place that didn't exist. We logged into the wifi at the front desk but as soon as we walked away, we lost connection. Repeatedly. All she could do for us was tell us that was "very strange". We went to find the beautiful pool from the pictures (because she never mentioned it) and found green water that was so murky you couldn't see an inch below the surface. When asked, the front desk person said it should be fixed by tonight. There was no way someone was getting in there tonight without needing antibiotics afterwards. We left our things in our room, turned the temperature down as low as possible because it was so hot, and went out for several hours. When we returned the room was just as hot as we'd left it. We brought this to the attention of the front desk person who came into the room, fiddled with the thermostat and proclaimed "this is very strange." At that point I told her we wanted to speak with the manager but there wasn't anyone else working at the hotel. I told her we planned to move to a different hotel as this place was not what we had made reservations for. She called the owner who said we might as well stay since they had to charge us 140 euros because Booking.com was taking that for advertising. That was a lie because that was the charge with taxes for the night. (The hotel would go bankrupt paying booking.com 100%) After a lot of arguing, we told her we'd pay it but we weren't staying there because we didn't want to waste any more of our vacation the way we had this afternoon. We are now a block away at the beautiful Alcazar de la Reina enjoying the beautiful pool, working air conditioning, and wonderful staff. This is my first review. I only wrote one now hoping I can help people avoid what we experienced.
A beautiful boutique hotel set in a 16th-century Spanish Palace. The property is filled with authentic details, an impressive collection of classical art and furniture, expansive common spaces for relaxing after a day out touring, and an abundance of old world charm. We had an incredible time at Casa Palacio de Carmona. The staff could not have been more accommodating, the food was delicious and fresh -- I don't think I ate anything out of a packet all week! -- and the swimming pool was a welcome bonus in the Andalusian heat. My room was stunning, with a large sitting area, good a/c with thermostat, and an enormous bathroom suite with bidet, 2 sinks, rain shower, and footed bath. Carmona turned out to be the perfect stopping point for us. The village itself is peaceful and historic, with the sights of Sevilla and Córdoba in easy reach. This is no chain hotel, if you like that sort if thing. ;) But if you are fan of history and authentic character, this place is a 'do not miss'.
The atmosphere, service and food at this beautiful property are outstanding. Each room is unique and features different furnishings, art and configuration. I spent a week there as part of reunion with friends and it was truly one of the most memorable times of my life.
We stayed in a beautiful suite with a huge bathroom and large sitting room; I was able to peek in on a number of rooms and they're all unique and charming. The staff is lovely and gracious - Casa Carmona is a beautiful old palace, and it feels like you're staying at a friend's house, if that friend happened to own a historic palace in an ancient village.
I had a great stay here. It was cool during a huge heat wave in Spain and my room was sparkling clean, spacious, quiet and always cool and comfortable. I almost didn't want to leave the room. I poked around in other rooms and they looked just as great. I had planned to stay 2 nights and stayed for 5. The town of Carmona inside the walls is beautiful, with grand homes throughout and the whole town well maintained -- every block and home. Also there are a limited number of tourists and it feels 100% authentic. I advise a daily visit to the ice cream store on the main square which is open until midnight. I also recommend visiting the store tucked inside the main gate of the town, which looks like trinket store but is in fact a tiny store that has everything from 7 types of tuna to tweed hats. They also have 6 types of olive oil, plus they give you samples on bread; the same holds true for their wine and candy. Casa de Carmona has parking in front of the house and is not far from Seville, which is a grand city. I checked out other places in Carmona and they were antiseptic compared to Casa de Carmona. This is a top-tier hotel, but run by a private family with international standards. All meals use local quality ingredients and food is excellent. Don't miss the white almond-based soup, or the various cured meats. Swimming pool is great in the heat of Spain and is an essential amenity. Staff is great. Rooms are perfection every night. Showers etc. have excellent pressure and size. We stayed up talking and drinking several nights in a row chilling, which I recommend with visits to the ice cream store.
Just spent a week here with my wife and children. This place is magical. Yes, it's a bit 'worn', but my goodness the light filtering into the courtyard, the sound of the birds by the pool, incredible decor and and just-so sensibility of this place allowed a tranquility that made our stay. The staff is small, charming, and eager to please. If you need the amenities of a large four seasons, and a few cracks in walls will ruin your stay, this isn't the hotel for you. If you're looking for an unique Andalusian experience and tranquility, I've yet to find better.
Very peaceful old-style hotel in Carmona, just a couple blocks from the main town square. The bulding itself dates back to the 1500s and has a large courtyard and several library-style meeting rooms. Our room was small, but for the price well worth it. One of the hotel's standout qualities is the helpfulness and friendliness of its staff, from the manager, to the front desk, to the bartender. They always take time to talk with you and have great suggestions on activities in the area as well as the history of the region. Given the change to visit the area again, we would definitely stay here!
We stayed 5 nights and can't say enough about the kindness and service of the staff. Housed in a palacio dating from the 16th century, it shows its age here and there, but overall a lovely space. Wonderful Argentine chef. Don't miss having dinner there!
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness center
Casa de Carmona places you next to Santa Maria la Mayor Church and within a 5-minute walk of Carmona City Museum. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 33 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Carmona, the hotel is also a short walk from City Museum and Santa Maria de la Asuncion Church.
Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Gracia Restaurant specializes in Spanish cuisine, and serves lunch; dinner, or Loggia offers relaxing pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 33 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. 32-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, phones, and desks.
Guests staying at Casa de Carmona enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free offsite parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an arcade/game room.
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63% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 334 reviews