We had a 2 night stay at the Hotel Rey Alfonso X in May. One of the main reasons for booking this hotel was the roof terrace and pool, so we were disappointed to arrive and find that this was closed (especially as the website was still advertising happy hour there!).
On our 2nd day we enquired about it again and were told that we could use the pool on the roof terrace of their sister hotel which is just around the corner. The pool there is only small but does the job on a hot Seville day! It's a shame that we weren't told about this on our first day there - I'd definitely recommend asking about using it if reception doesn't volunteer this information.
We had a double room on the 2nd floor which overlooked the square. The room was a good size, and bright and airy with the 2 french doors, but was more dated in it's decoration than some of the modern rooms I'd read about in previous reviews. The hairdryer in the bathroom looked ancient and didn't work too well, would recommend bringing your own!
The air con worked ok (although we didn't seem to have much control over it), and with the french doors closed there wasn't too much noise from the square outside.
Breakfast was included in our room rate, but the buffet wasn't great and definitely doesn't live up to the price they charge for it seperately. I'd recommend eating at one of the little cafes in the square instead, they all seemed to be the places to go in the morning.
The best part of the hotel is the location. It's in a lovely part of town and within walking distance of all of the sights and a good range of tapas bars and restaurants.
All in all, the hotel is a good base for exploring Seville, but some elements of the hotel and service didn't really live up to the price you pay for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two majestic buildings located in plenary historical center of the city shape the elegant IMG Hotel Rey Alfonso X, where the tradition, modernity and elegance are in perfect harmony. The recovery of these distinguished buildings has formed a wide offer of rooms, with the common features of being luminous, comfortable and current. The bedrooms and the baths are equipped with meticulous form to cover the needs of all the customers. The offer of services of Hotel Rey Alfonso X is replete with beautiful details that will do his unforgettable stay: it will be able to savour the plates of the menu of the Bar, to taste a pleasurable breakfast buffet integrated by a wide diversity of products or to enjoy a relaxing time while he contemplates the panoramic sights of the city from the Bar of our swimming pool placed in the top terrace. Equally, we put to his disposition the garage of the Hotel in order that his stay is more possible commode. Near of the Hotel, there places to scanty 500 meters the whole of Cathedral, Giralda and Reales Alcazares, the commercial district for his purchases to 800 meters or Plaza de Toros a 1.200 meters. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rey Alfonso x Seville
- Rey Alfonso x Hotel