We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A nice place to stay around Seville”
Review of Parador de Carmona

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Parador de Carmona
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Carmona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 January 2012

This is a nice parador on top of a small mountain. The views all around are magnificent. The parador itself is very nice even tough the rooms and bathrooms aren't very modernized yet.

The place was bustling with activity when we arrived as it seems that this is a meeting place for the locals on weekend afternoons to have some tea and drinks. We only stayed one night and I would advise you to have dinner at the parador as there aren't many options around the small village that surrounds it. The dinner was fine, nothing special but nice enough.

We drove there and if you're not used to driving through very narrow old castle like streets then this is would be a pain. I found it very easy to get to and fun to drive through this old town. There's a private park on the parador that it's not gated but it stays just in front of the front desk. The staff was helpful and cordial.

Room Tip: I think all of the rooms have a very nice view since the Parador stays on top of a hill. We had no p...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank spdmatos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,180)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

431 - 435 of 1,182 reviews

Reviewed 1 January 2012

Carmona is a pretty town and the Parador is the perfect place to stay in terms of location, comfort, beauty and service. Don't miss this. It was the best place we stayed at on our Andalusian holiday.

  • Stayed: December 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank CeliaPatron
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2011

While I agree with the majority of the accolades below describing the beautiful hotel, location, setting, etc, if you do not have a car or hire a taxi, arriving here is an absolute pain and the front desk staff is not helpful in any way (at least the staff working there in August 2011). In typical backpacker style, I took the train into Seville from Madrid and had planned on taking the bus to Carmona. I had done some research pre-trip and even contacted the concierge at the parador for bus instructions that seemed fairly simple. Not so much. The easiest way to get to the parador by bus is to catch it outside the train station near the large electronics store with neon lights (the name escapes me now). The hard way (i.e. the way it was explained by the concierge) is to take a taxi to the main bus terminal across town, fumble through trying to decipher all the signs at all the bus stands in the main terminal, get no help from the station workers (they are all company workers and don't want to refer out) until after an hour and a half of walking in circles trying to find the right bus stop for CASAL, you happen to run into a maintenance worker who points you to a stop 3 blocks away - NOT near the main terminal. So, lesson learned - if you take the bus from Seville to Carmona, the actual stop is outside of the terminal, walk all the way through the big park in front of the terminal (you can't miss it) and you'll see a stand of CASAL bus stops. It is not visible from the main terminal. Oh, I forgot to mention that I called the parador 3 different times to get some sort of assistance in figuring out where the bus stop was and they were absolutely, 100% no help. One person gave me completely wrong directions, one person just gave up, and the other person recommended I take a cab.
Other than the transportation nightmare, nice place, beautiful town and great view from my room. The transpo hassle was the only reason I gave it a 4.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Lakers_8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2011

The Parador at Carmona is very impressive-a beautiful old building full of charm and character with stunning, breathtaking views. The bedrooms are ancient-again with amazing views, oozing olde worlde character yet practical and functional for modern day living. It is the surrounding town that fell short of the mark as far as we were concerned. To be fair, we were there in early December which may explain it. However, as we walked round the town to explore, everything was shut-most of the cafes, shops and restaurants (including the one recommended by Trip Advisor customers). It may well be that in season Carmona is a lively place, however, my advice is: if you do go out of season, enjoy the Parador itself and go into Seville for the day. In the absence of any good places to eat in the town (even the creperie was closed), we did eat at the Parador but the food was fairly indifferent. However, the breakfast was very good and a great way to start the day. We went into Seville for the day, parking at the station and taking a cab into the city-only five euros. I would advise anyone going into the city to take advantage of the "Boris" bikes as it is quite tiring walking round and cycling has been made very user-friendly with clearly marked paths to follow.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank StHilda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 December 2011

We're big fans of Paradors - Carmona was our 23rd and ranks among our favourites. Access to the hotel is through a double stone arch, part of the ruined castle attached to the palace accommodation. A large cobbled patio provides easy parking.

As you enter the hotel you begin to get an impression of the attention to detail which makes this Parador so special. The traditional tiling, stonework and brickwork are beautiful. There are comfortable seating areas, cosy in winter, and a beautiful arched patio with a fountain to provide coolness in the summer. Christmas decorations were subtled and tasteful.

Our bedroom and bathroom, with spectacular views over the plain below, were clean and fresh.

The restaurant is a magnificent room, and the food was probably the best we've had in any Parador. Their vegetarian offering was excellent and I can particularly recommend the duo of quiches, and the vegetable couscous.

We try not to repeat a Parador, but if we were in this part of Spain again, this would be our choice. Not only is the hotel lovely, but the village of Carmona is too.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank IreneSM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Carmona
0.5 km away
Alcazar de la Reina Hotel
0.5 km away
El Rincon de las Descalzas
0.6 km away
Casa Palacio de Carmona
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
Posada San Fernando
Posada San Fernando
#6 of 7 in Carmona
121 reviews
30.4 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla
8.7 km away
Hacienda los Jinetes
Hacienda los Jinetes
#5 of 7 in Carmona
40 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Parador de Carmona? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Parador de Carmona

Address: Calle Higueral del Alcazar s/n | Carmona, 41410 Carmona, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Seville > Carmona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Carmona
Price Range: ₹ 7,389 - ₹ 16,839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Carmona 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda and TripOnline SA so you can book your Parador de Carmona reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Parador De Carmona Seville
Parador De Carmona Hotel Seville
Parador De Carmona Province Of Seville

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing