Hotel Montecarlo Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Casco Antiguo, Seville, Province of Seville

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Pros

  • Central location within walking distance to most major attractions
  • Traditional 18th-century building with tiles, arches, and patios
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All rooms have wooden floors, minibars and A/C units
  • Restaurant on-site (but it's average)
  • Parking on-site (for a fee)

Cons

  • Most rooms and all bathrooms are in need of an update
  • Dated decor, old bedding, and extensive tear and wear
  • Poor maintenance; cleanliness issues
  • Steep prices in peak season
  • Rooms facing the street can experience noise

Bottom Line

Hotel Montecarlo is an adequate lower-middle-range hotel, when the price is right (though it can be overpriced, especially during peak season). The highlight here is the location -- right in the heart of the historic center, within walking distance of virtually all major attractions, restaurants, bars, and shopping. The building itself is also a plus: It's an 18th-century traditional structure built around two typical Andalusian patios, featuring tiles and whitewash. But most rooms are drab, with dated decor, stippled-finish paint on walls, low-quality bedding, and dingy bathrooms. They do, however, all have minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and a few have been renovated and have a slightly fresher look (but still nothing to write home about).

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 Location

In the heart of the action, within walking distance to sights, dining and shopping

Hotel Montecarlo's biggest draw is its location. The hotel is right in the heart of the Casco Antiguo, the historic center of Seville. Virtually all major attractions can be reached on foot, and there are dozens of dining, drinking, and shopping options nearby. The only problem with this central location is the noise and the crowds, but this is the ideal spot for those who want to be in the thick of the action or have limited time in town.

There are dozens of restaurants ranging from upscale to small traditional tapas spots -- but some can be tourist traps, so the best rule of thumb is to check if there are locals dining before taking a seat.

Seville has a wonderful historic and cultural heritage, and the best way to explore it is on foot. However, its narrow, winding streets can be difficult to navigate without a map, so guests should ask for one at the front desk. There are beautiful churches, historic buildings, and charming nooks everywhere; even the simplest door may lead to a beautiful traditional patio with whitewashed walls and flower pots bursting with flowers.

  • 34-minute drive to Seville Airport
  • 6-minute walk to La Maestranza bullring
  • 8-minute walk to the Cathedral and its famous Giralda tower, built in the 14th-century and still in use
  • 11-minute walk to the Museum of Flamenco
  • 12-minute walk to Metropol Parasol, a wonderful marketplace with a great lookout point and Roman ruins
  • 12-minute walk to Archivo de Indias, containing millions of antique documents, including letters from Columbus (special permission needed)
  • 13-minute walk to historic Torre del Oro and the Guadalquivir River banks
  • 16-minute walk to Casa de Pilatos, a stunning 16th-century palace
  • 23-minute walk or 5-minute drive to Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España historic square
  • 25-minute walk or 9-minute drive to Basilica de la Macarena, one of Seville’s most famous churches
  • 30-minute walk or 13-minute drive to Santa Justa train station, where high-speed trains stop

 Bottom Line

Hotel Montecarlo is an adequate lower-middle-range hotel, when the price is right (though it can be overpriced, especially during peak season). The highlight here is the location -- right in the heart of the historic center, within walking distance of virtually all major attractions, restaurants, bars, and shopping. The building itself is also a plus: It's an 18th-century traditional structure built around two typical Andalusian patios, featuring tiles and whitewash. But most rooms are drab, with dated decor, stippled-finish paint on walls, low-quality bedding, and dingy bathrooms. They do, however, all have minibars, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, and a few have been renovated and have a slightly fresher look (but still nothing to write home about).

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Address

  • Gravina 51, Seville, Seville, 41001 Spain

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Individual

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 49
Pool: N/A
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Casco Antiguo, Seville
Address: Gravina 51, Seville, Seville, 41001 Spain
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