Subject: Re: Re: Seville, Spain help needed
Hi Erina

Seville: Hotel Abril Hotel Abril has 20 rooms spread over 3 floors, all with toilet &bath or shower, direct-dial phone, cable TV with an English channel, minibars and air-conditioning. Seven rooms have balconies &2 with terraces; #18 is the best. Address: Calle de Jeronimo Hernandez 20, 41003. Phone: +34 95 4229046. Fax: +34 95 4563938 Rates: 5,400/8,400 ptas single; 6,900/12,900 ptas double; 9,000/15,000 ptas triple; 10,500/16,500 ptas quad. Children under 7 free. Breakfast (8am-12pm) can be served in the room. Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AX, DC. Comments: It is a renovated former mansion, with a bar and an elevator, elegantly furnished rooms, modern bathrooms &marble floors. Great location in safe area of Sevilla. Hotel Murillo:** Hotel Murillo has 57 rooms, all with bathrooms, telephones, airconditioning and central heating. Address: Lope de Rueda 9 (Barrio de Santa Cruz). Phone: +34 95 4216095. Fax: +34 95 4219616 Rates: Single from 5.000 Ptas and Double from 7.100 Ptas. Parking 1.000 Ptas nearby. Comments: Murillo is a comfortable hotel, with antique furnishings and carved wood interiors, located in the historic(Santa Cruz) centre of Seville, is almost next to the gardens of the Alc·zar. The Giralda Tower, Cathedral and Alcazar Palace are all within walking distance. Parking can be arranged nearby. Inside, the lounges harbor some fine architectural characteristics and antique reproductions; behind a grilled screen is a retreat for drinks. Some of the rooms are cheerless and gloomy, so have a look before checking in. Most of them, however, are quite good and inviting, making the Murillo the favorite budgeteers' choice in the old quarter for decades. Like all of Seville's hotels, the Murillo is in a noisy area. Hostal Goya Hostal Goya has 20 rooms, 10 with bathroom. The bedrooms are cozy and simple, without phones or TVs. Address: Mateog Gago, 31, 41004. Phone: +34 95 4211170. Fax: +34 95 4562988. Rates: From 5,500 ptas. double without bath. From 6,200 ptas. double with bath. Parking 1.500 ptas per day. Comments: Its location in a narrow-fronted town house in the oldest part of the barrio is one of the Goya's strongest virtues. The building's gold-and-white facade, ornate iron railings, and picture-postcard demeanor are all noteworthy. Guests congregate in the marble-floored ground-level salon, where a skylight floods the couches and comfortable chairs with sunlight. No meals are served. Reserve well in advance. Hotel America Hotel America has 100 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, minibar and TV. Address: Jes·s del Gran Poder, 2 Phone: +34 95 4220951. Fax: +34 95 4210626 Rates: 11,000 ptas double. 15,000 ptas triple. Parking 2,000 ptas nearby. Credit Cards: AE, DC, MC, V. Comment: Renovated in 1994, this hotel contains rather small bedrooms but keeps the place spick-and-span. Superior features include wall-to-wall carpeting and, in winter, an individual heat control that works. Relax in the TV lounge or order a drink in the Duque Bar. Near the hotel is a parking garage for 600 cars. There isn't a major restaurant, but the AmÈrica does offer a tearoom, snack bar, and cafeteria that serves regional and international cuisine. The hotel is set on the northern side of Plaza del Duque. One of Spain's major department stores, El Corte InglÈs, opens onto the same square.

As for some sights, the following may be of some interest: Carmona - 32kms on the outskirts of Seville. Built on a bluff over-looking the Guadlquiver basin, It has been described as one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Andalucia. Some Roman ruins are closeby also. Marchena - the 380 connects Carmona with Marchena and apparently this little visited market town has interesting Roman ruins, surrounding Roman walls together with gates and towers. Outside the walls is the towns casino which boasts magnificent neo-Moorish exterior. Almodopvar del Rio - If you are visiting Cordoba, try and go to this place as I have been told that there is a fantastic castle here with great views.

I hope this is of some help.

Regards, Richard Bloomfield.(New Zealand) ricardo