Hotel Monte Carmelo4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Clean and comfy, friendly staff. Close to shops, cafes and bars. Close to all attractions. I don't sleep too well when away from Home due to different types of beds and mattresses. However this bed was the comfiest ever. Better than a good night sleep brand back in Blighty. Not only comfy but huge as well. Well done Carmelo, bien hecho 😄
My friends and I stayed here in August 2017 and we loved the staff and the rooms here. We really enjoyed our stay and felt that this was one of the best hotels we stayed at. However, it should be noted that it was a 20-30 minute walk to the tourist attractions of Seville. In the heat, this was a bit difficult, but it was a pleasant walk when the sun went down and I'm sure throughout most of the year.
We stayed here for about a week, and we couldn't have picked a better hotel. The room was spacious and quiet. The staff was so helpful and friendly. They happily obliged us with power adapters, late night bar service and local recommendations. We liked the residential location on the quieter side of the city. It was still an easy, beautiful walk across the river to the sites.
We booked two rooms for 3 nights. My son had just finished an abroad program in Sevilla and we had wanted to book two rooms. The price of the rooms at this hotel allowed us to do that. The staff is great and the hotel is very modern and clean. The breakfast was good and we were within a 20 min walk of everywhere we needed to go. It was very hot the 3 days we were there. My son's room air was very cool and perfect, our room however never got cold enough to really cool us off, I think it was just an issue with our room and we should have changed rooms. I did mention it after the first night and they said they would check it but when it did not improve the next day we should have just asked for another room but it just was not worth the effort to pack everything up. I am sure the hotel would have accommodated us.
O.K. this is a little post-dated, as I left Seville (my second home) yesterday. I would have stayed longer, if I were not trying to get a "flavor" of a few other cities. This review might have a slight bias as Sevilla is one of, if not my favorite cities. I was fortunate to live and study here some 35 years ago (that is almost difficult to say). Before arriving, the driving journey from Madrid was not as bad as trying to find the TRYP hotel in Madrid from the Madrid airport. As related in that previous review on Madrid, my bicycle-influenced GPS map gave me problems in Sevilla as well. However, I asked a woman working at a gas station and she provided spot-on directions towards Hotel Monte Carmelo. Once I got near Hotel Monte Carmelo, it again proved wise to ask someone because you may run into some confusion. The signs for the hotel helped, but not 100%. The hotel is not actually located on Calle Monte Carmelo. And, the many one-way streets near the hotel add to the challenge. But, if you look at it this way, you would have no easier time trying to find a hotel in downtown New York, Boston or most major cities in the U.S. Once I arrived at the hotel, parking the car was, shall I say, VERY interesting. The car park was on a significant incline with a very noticeable curve. It reminded me of being on a very short roller coaster. The good thing was that the incline was coated with a rubber padding similar to what is used in some restaurants to prevent slips and falls. This did increase my confidence and proved very helpful on the just as equally VERY interesting exit. (FYI... I was in Sevilla for 3 days and did not move the car again until I left. Thank goodness I didn't have to (everything is so close)!... Don't let my arrival nor parking experience shy you away from considering a stay at Hotel Monte Carmelo. There are authentic places to eat, as well as a Burger King if you are so inclined, just minutes away. Also, there is a SuperSol supermarket perhaps 3 minutes away from the hotel entrance on 'Calle de la Asunción'. (The prices at SuperSol are really inexpensive. And, 'Calle de la Asunción' is a good spot to get refuge from the summer sun and heat of Sevilla, as well as a good spot to people watch.) Hotel Montecarmelo is located in the barrio of Los Remedios. Los Remedios is adjacent to Triana, the barrio that I lived in when I studied at the University of Seville. A 5 minute or so walk, will put you on the outskirts of Triana and in another good area to eat or grocery shop. Hotel Monte Carmelo is also less than a 10 minute walk, including across the Río Guadalquivir, to 'El Toro de Oro', one of Sevilla's/Spain's most historic monuments. Near 'El Toro del Oro, you can also sign-up for the 'Hop On - Hop Off' city sight-seeing tour buses. The tour buses have an unshielded upper deck as well as an air conditioned lower deck. Although I am very familiar with most of Sevilla, it was well worth the €20. And, you can ride the bus all day for 2 days because the pass is good for 24 hours! The staff at Hotel Monte Carmelo were super-friendly and accommodating, especially the young lady who works early morning. She took the time and gave me hand-written directions towards Málaga as well as a print out. Also, the young man who seemed to be there the majority of the day was notable. He was very friendly and gave me several tips on "where to find what" in the area. (I apologize. I didn't get/remember either of their names.) The room at the Monte Carmelo was not very large, but was updated and more than adequate for me. It kind of had the appeal of a loft. The TV was of good/newer quality. The bathroom and shower were nice and the bed was comfortable. An electrical outlet was "attached" to bed and immediately next to the light, which was very convenient. There was a blanket in the closet as well as a safe, if you feel you need it. Also, there was a mini-fridge, which was great to use for some of my purchases from SuperSol!... (Out of security concerns, a previous reviewer lamented the fact of needing to introduce your key card in a receptacle inside the room in order to activate electrical power within the room. Personally, I like the "green-ness" of this concept.) All-in-all, I would highly recommend booking your stay in Sevilla at Hotel Monte Carmelo.
Our hotel was very clean, cool. offered a good breakfast and was close to all the sights. The staff were cheerful and accommodating. We would certainly stay at the Monte Carmelo again. Jesus Ollero at the front desk was amazing!
My daughter and I stayed at the Monte Carmelo for 11 days on a recent visit to Seville. Check-in was friendly and efficient. We arrived exhausted from our flight and Paco assured us we could get into the room right away for a nap. All of the staff: front desk, dining, and housekeeping were friendly and helpful in a genuine way. The air conditioning kept the room wonderfully cool, which was crucial since the temperature was over 100º F some of the days we were there. The location was perfect for us, easy to walk to the center of town and close to the interesting Triana neighborhood. The hotel is situated in a neighborhood that is not "touristy," yet offers a good selection of solid restaurants that served tasty tapas that were reasonably priced. The only reason I gave the hotel a four-star rating rather than a five is that I thought the room was a bit small. This might not have been an issue for us had we had a shorter stay or if we had planned our visit when Seville's temperatures weren't soaring into the 100's. As it was, we found ourselves spending quite a bit of time in our room, scampering back to the hotel every afternoon to get into the blessed air conditioning in the middle of the day. All in all, though, you can't go wrong with Hotel Monte Carmelo. Oh, and I forgot to mention the buffet breakfast which we found to be excellent, a wonderful variety of foods, and open until 11:00 so you could make it a brunch and be able to go all day until dinner.
Good room with very good bathroom and very effective air-con (that stayed on when we went out). Short walk to most main sights over the river but local bars good for nightime beer (with lots of locals )...better than main city centre we thought. Plently of choice for evening meal on Triana side of the river. Seville not as pretty overall as we expected but Cathedral and Royal Palace excellent.
Great service and hospitality. Location in the center of the city. Staff goes out of their way to please customers. I missed my passport in the safe and staff sent it by overnight mail to my next hotel in Barcelona. Very pleased.
A great place to stay, one metro stop away from the city centre, but located in a charming neighbourhood. The rooms are clean, and the bunch at the reception are a happy and friendly lot. Book here without any worries!
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