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out of 8 reviews
It is a great hotel. I have stayed here 3 times. The location is nice but, about a 30 minute walk to the cathedral. Getting a taxi is very easy, just outside the main entrance.
“Great introduction to Seville”
In a nutshell ... stranger in a strange (but friendly) land ... it was the first time I'd been anywhere that I didn't speak the language ... I managed to get around with a "tourist" map in a place where the street signs are inconspicuous and the streets all seem to run into each other ... thank God the Spanish people are friendly, at least in my experience ... many times I pointed at the map questioning where I was with the object of getting to point B and they would point me in the right direction or indicate which bus to take ... It was interesting adjusting to a different culture ... siesta! late night dining! All in all .. I'm looking forward to a return trip!
“Comfort & luxury”
The hotel is very clean and nicely decored. Rooms are classy & comfortable. It faces the Andalucia parliament building. Service is less consistent, some front desk ladies are very helpful, while some not so. The roof top pool is the gem of this hotel. Breakfast buffet is nice. It's also within walking to Alameda de Hercules.
“Very good for families, but for others as well”
Very comfortable family sized room - a double with two twin beds, two armchairs, desk, very large bathroom. It is NOT close to the center, but very easy to reach the center by bus. The desk staff speaks English well and is generally very helpful. One woman at the desk was condescending and unfriendly but all the rest were fine. The buffet breakfast is wonderful and well worth the nine euros. The dinners are expensive and mediocre. The attached sushi bar had more than just sushi on the menu and was very good. Check out cafe selin a couple of blocks away- best tapas we ate in spain, and very inexpensive.
“Good price/quality relationship”
Just two comments: 1) The Internet access is too much restrict; I had to pay to make a reservation in a hotel of the same brand !, 2) The price of the parking is very expensive; should be cheaper for passengers.
“Nice hotel but not in city center”
My wife and I stayed here because we booked late and our first picks were not available. It turned out to be a good choice although a bit distant from the city center. The staff was helpfull and the room (we were upgraded to a junior suite) was large, clean and comfortable if a bit tired in places. It's a short taxi ride to the primary tourist sites. One local suprise discovery was the Basilica de la Macarena which is right across the street and well worth the time. Stroll along the park in front of the hotel untill you're oposite the Basilica, buy some churros (fried bread)at the stand on the corner there, take your treats into the cafe/bar 15 yards away, order some coffee, relax and the visit the Basilica. It doesn't look like much on the outside but you'll change your tune when you get inside.
“Service - Hmmm?”
Our experience at the hotel was in general okay. Unfortunately there was a large conference group staying at the hotel while we were there, so our experience may have been better in quieter times!Our concerns were mostly that the staff were at best indifferent, and at times even surly. The opening times for hotel facilities were also not ideal for people on holidays as we were. For example, the pool did not open until 12 noon and there was no way to get a cool drink, and the coffee shop did not open until 10:30 either.
“Disappointed with my choice”
I chose the Tryp Macarena because it was a converted palace and there were rave reviews about a gorgeous roof-top pool. It was a horrible experience and I couldn't wait to leave. The main guy (bald) at the front desk pretends he doesn't speak English and only did after I got mad that the paid Internet didn't work and he said it was my fault (very untrue as there were several reviews about the Internet not working). I had to find an Internet cafe to get my work done. The hotel is overall quite run-down with a lot of the marble chipped and the carpet old and dark. The location was located in a run-down part of town where a lot of the shops were nailed shut and you really needed to take a taxi to get to the historic and shopping centers (a lot because of the heat of over 100F/40C). The reportedly fabulous breakfast buffet was mediocre - the spanish omelet was the worst I tasted in my 2 weeks in Spain and the sausages were weird tasting. Three positive points: 1) a girl at the front desk who was really helpful and would fill in with English when I was at a loss with my Spanish, 2) the really top-notch wait stuff in the breakfast room where they maitre'd should be working in a nice restaurant because he was so professionally attentive to every guest , 3) the pool - it was gorgeous and lovely to swim in but since it's open only from 12 - 8 pm, it's not a good enough reason to stay at the Macarena.