"pension nuevo pino"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 23, 2013
room small, but not a problem. room and bathroom clean. wifi works but not quite fast if room is a little far from the front desk. Feels cold in the morning.location is very good, next to a plaza, which is also a transport center with buses to train station and attractions. but i prefer walking to the attractions which takes only 10 to 15 minutes and you can pass by the very beautiful squares and streets.
It is a hostal, so don't expect too much. Location is good: a 5 - 10 min walk from the cathedral and other major attractions. You have the option to pay small fee to use A/C on the top floor (third), which is good during the summer. Staff was very friendly and assisted with directions and other things.
"Hotel Abril in Seville Spain - quaint, old, fun"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 25, 2012
This is an old hotel in the old part of Seville. It has old world charm, it's clean, has free Internet. The beds and bath are okay. The noise level is high. It is right across the street from a supermarket, which got a very noisy delivery, taking half an hour, one morning before 7am. It cost a lot to park 3 blocks away, but there was no way to park closer. The hotel is on a one lane cobblestone street. It is pretty close to many attractions.
"Economical and close to the city center"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 7, 2011
I would recommend this hotel to people on a budget but who are tired of the typical +/-50 EUR experience of worn-out, dingy rooms-- this is clean and modern, with a simple but fun color-coding theme for the rooms.
A couple of things to note: it is partnered/run by another hotel just around the corner, the Casona San Andres, and check-in/check-out (and all other staff requests) must be done there. There is no reception or full-time staff in Dona Lola. Although indicated on the reservation I made, it does not seem that breakfast is offered. The only amenities the room has are well-functioning air conditioning (very important in Sevilla) and a hair dryer. As throughout Spain, electricity and water only work when there's a key card inserted in the reader, and this is not a hotel where staff leave an extra card in the slot for you. In other words, no power when you're away, meaning no charging of phones, etc.
During my stay, San Andres's staff were always polite but not particularly helpful-- I needed to wash my clothes while staying in Seville and, as self-service laundries are rare in Spain, I had to do some asking around to find one. Turns out that there is one right by the Casona San Andres, but desk staff there had no idea about it nor seemed interested in trying to help me find one.
Although the neighborhood at first seems a little grittier than the postcard image of Sevilla, none of that is very far. In fact, being right between the center and the Alameda de Hercules has its advantages-- the latter offers a lot of good day-to-day services and less expensive restaurants.
"Petit Palace in Sevilla - Great place to stay"
Reviewed by Bridget G of "New York, NY" on
Oct 5, 2011
Three of us stayed in the room (there was a fourth bed that could have folded down from the wall) and were very comfortable. The hotel is in a busy part of town - if you want to sleep with the windows open, you'd better be a sound sleeper. But with them closed and the air on, it was almost silent.
The staff is incredibly helpful, and spoke very good English. The elevator is the one drawback--we couldn't fit ourselves AND our luggage in it. So we climbed 3 flights of stairs multiple times daily.
The location is very close to the city center; walking distance from almost everything you'll want to see.