Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Jo from East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK
Central location was excellentPosted Apr 24, 2013
Pros: The jolly bar and waiting staff
Cons: About the only thing I can think of was the asthmatic hand dryer in the ladies...
We stayed for 5 nights at the end of Semana Santa (I had no clue at the time of booking it!). A great location - just so long as you can find it - in the Barrio Santa Cruz, just 5-10 minutes walk from the Real Alcazar, Giralda & Cathedral. Excellent helpful staff welcomed us into the bar for pre dinner drinks every night and tried to help us with our Spanish. Would highly recommend to most people, though business travellers wouldn't benefit from the location and those with poor mobility may have issues getting to the hotel through the cobbled alleyways. An amazing stay.
for Everyoneby Ian from Noosa Heads, Australia
Hotel in historic old SevillePosted Apr 22, 2013
This hotel is situated in the heart of the old town's narrow streets close to the Cathederal and the Palace, the main tourist sites of Seville. Taxis do not go there so you need to transport your own bags there which may be a problem for older travellers. The effort is rewarded though with an historic hotel with lots of character (but with the most complex shower I have ever seen!).
Recommendedby george from houston, texas
the right budget hotell in SevillePosted Mar 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Best location for the price; and good hotel
for Couplesby JBo
Very well locatedPosted Jan 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
If it were not for the perfect location, I would not recommend this hotel. It is OK, but not great. Service was indifferent, comfort is just OK. Wifi works in the lobby, but not in the rooms. Apart from the location, the main other advantage was the cleanliness of the room. Considering the price (very reasonable) and the location, I would return to this hotel.
for Couplesby J
Should be called Youth Hotel del LaurelPosted Nov 26, 2012 on Hotels.com
We spent 8 days traveling around Andulucia, and this was undoubtedly the worst hotel. If your are looking for a place to sleep near the cathedral, and you don't care about having a window or any amenities, then this will be fine. The mattresses were hard; the decoration (if you can call it that) was ugly (unless you like a room painted a putrid shade of yellow with one tacky print of some ladies disrobing on a beach); no mini-bar, fridge, coffee maker or hotpot. It did have a good shower, but it really was like a room you would find in a hostel (though it was fairly large). It does have a great location, so if all you care about is location and price, then this might work for you.
for Everyoneby Fiona from Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Traditional Spanish hotelPosted Jun 10, 2012
Pros: Small, clean and good value.
A lovely traditional hotel with approachable staff. Sits beside a small plaza and you can eat inside or out. Loads of animal trophies on the walls of the restaurant/bar. Lots of choice of places to eat within the area. It's in easy walking distance of most if the main sights, especially the cathedral and real alcazar. I felt safe walking about late at night in the area. I would visit again.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Quaint, warm hotelPosted May 29, 2012 on Hotels.com
We were so happy with this hotel. We arrived at 7:00 A.M. and we were able to check in. We also had a very good breakfast, included in our rate. The staff was so accomodating. We had to leave early the next day and they made us coffee and fresh orange juice. It is a little hard to find but close enough to the sites that you can go back to the hotel for a little nap if needed. I could recommend this hotel.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from UK
hosteria del Laurel, SevillePosted Apr 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
I had a single room on the second floor. There was a window but it opened onto a courtyard which was roofed. I find this totally unsatisfactory because of the noise. The shower was also something of a challenge. The hotels location is fine though taxis cannot actually get to the front-door, the bar amiable but the breakfast was rough and the coffe really awful. I cannot understand why these aspects were not commented on by previous reviewers.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Stockport, England
Hosteria del Laurel - brilliant locationPosted Feb 20, 2012 on Hotels.com
It is situated in a lovely little plaza within minutes of the cathedral, Alcazar and lovely, quaint bars and restaurants. Perfect for those looking for a simple, clean hotel and want to be within easy walking distance of all the main attractions.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Kirkland, WA
Loved the Place! We'd stay there again!Posted Dec 8, 2011
Location: Hosteria del Laurel was located in the Barrio de Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter; a history-laden area that is a labyrinth of winding streets filled with shops and restaurants. We would definitely recommend this area as a must see.
Hosteria del Laurel's on the Plaza de los Venerables, is walking distance to the Alcazar, Seville's Cathedral and Giralda Tower. Even closer is Mateos Gagos, a street lined with tapas restaurants and bars. (However, we had one of the best tapa meals of our stay right in the Hosteria del Laurel's picturesque restaurant that makes up the street level of the hotel.) We picked the hotel because of its reasonable rates and location. We were pleased to find that we had a large, modern bathroom with bidet, hair dryer and large towels. Our bedroom was equally spacious (a safe was provided - you need to insert Euro coins to activate it) . Our mattresses and pillows were much like most in Europe - very firm. The room didn't offer much in the way of decor but its two decks that overlooked the plaza made up for the lack of fancy interior adornments. And the deck were just large enough to sit on - if we moved our two in-room chairs to it and sip glasses of wine we had purchased downstairs. The hotel is also an easy 10-minute, one mile walk from the Seville bus station. We took us bus to our next destination, so it was a snap to roll the suitcases through the park and to the bus station without using a taxi. Wi-fi is available at no cost but the old building and walls made it difficult to access in our room so we used the table in the small reception area and the computer connection there worked well. We would definitely stay here again - and hope to do so.