The Ancla is perfectly lovely, family owned, personal, clean as soap. It hasn't been really updated since the eighties, so it's quaint, rather than posh. Breakfasts are wonderful--they have everything, including croissants and yoghurt. Cold cuts and fried dishes for those who like a really big breakfast. Delicious coffee. Internet access is at reception. It's quiet, beautiful views of the Quadalquivir from the balcony. Golondrina (swallow) nests on the front of the hotel, so you can see swallows feeding and caring for their chicks (and eating all the mosquitoes that won't be eating you) from the balcony, the front terrace and the bridge of the river. TV and air conditioning actually work. Marble floors and staircase. Spacious lobby. I really loved this place.
Lynn from Tybee Island Georgia
At about 28 meters altitude on the right bank of the Guadalquivir River in Alcalá del Río, the 3 stars hotel El Ancla is …More
The hotel was excellent. We didn't get a room, we got a suite -- bedroom living room kitchen and bath -- for a very reasonable price. I would use this hotel again. We did have a problem with the taxi -- we were charged an exhorbitant fee for the very short ride to the airport. The hotel though was outstanding.
Vince from Washington, DC
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The staff was super cool. The place was also a party hostel and it made it extra fun. Met a whole lot of new friends and more. The staff spoke English well and even tried helping you with your spanish too. The bar and food was great as well. I'm coming back here for sure. I highly recommend it!
Rob G from San Francisco, CA, USA
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Right in the middle of Ecija, the hotel could not be better placed - or be a better bargain. Ecija tends to be a town you stop at on the way to somewhere else, as it was for us and our dog. But it is a town that deserves to be a destination, worthy of at least a three night stay. It is chock full of history and its churches in particular - 11 in the centre of town alone! - are glorious essays in baroque art. Santa Maria, San Juan and the far less well known Carmelite church are the gems. Various manor houses are also worth visiting but one of the pleasures of the town is simply to walk the narrow mediaeval alleys.
Once past the outskirts, the main centre of the town is extraordinarily well kept and the buildings impeccably maintained in keeping with the town's heritage. Restaurants are not expensive and it's well worth trying the local cuisine like Gata Sopa (cat soup - but anything less like its name cannot be found anywhere - is a really tasty mix of vegetables and meat plus a egg).
The hotel is perfect for exploring Ecija - clean and surprisingly sizeable rooms, very pleasant and helpful staff, breakfast is fine (but, unless you can't afford to, go elsewhere for dinner). And a real bargain price. Worth much more than its star rating.
Simon from Tomar, Portugal
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Wonderful, characterful place with many cool courtyards and great roof terrace views. We had 2 suites, so lots of stair climbing and steep spiral staircases to access roof terraces and, in one, the bedroom. Effective fridges. Very friendly and helpful staff. Air conditioning controls well hidden only realised we had it on second day. Phew!!
Look forward to staying here for longer next time and will certainly recommend to others.
David from Farnham, UK
This hotel is located in Seville (Historical Center), close to Palacio de las Duenas, Alcazar, and Seville Cathedral. Also …More