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Absolutely fantastic - can't fault it!
We just got back from Hotel Vime Corregidor and can't fault it! We got a great rate with an internet site (do the quick rate check from tripadvisor) (around 45 euros for a double) and were completely satisfied.
It's a lovely hotel which far exceeds its 3 stars. Big rooms, great air con, very comfortable beds, friendly helpful staff and the whole place is immaculate (it must have been redone quite recently).
It's in the Alameda area which is the alternative/arty area with lots of cafes & bars. Previous reviews commented that the area is a bit dodgy, but we felt completely safe there at all hours of the night and it's a far more interesting area than Barrio Santa Cruz and the like. It's a very easy walk to all the major sights and shops.
If you stay there check out the flea market on Feria on Thursdays and Sundays. There is a truly fantastic tapas place called Eslava (try the meat with blue cheese sauce and the spinach strudel) a few mins walk away and it is an easy walk to all sights.
I can't recommend this hotel enough!
Just back from Seville where we spent 2 nights at the Vime Corregidor based on the generally positive reviews.
First impressions were poor as when we arrived there was a queue of people - all wanting to change the rooms they were in due to various issues, so we imagined we would be having problems.
And we did. We were first given a room on the 2nd floor facing the narrow side street that had a big hole in the bath. We went back to reception to ask to change and were shown room 202. This is the room directly above the hotel entrance - one to ask to see if you fancy some entertainment as this has to be the smallest and worst hotel double room we have ever seen.
We finally got an internal room facing a small courtyard but not one of the nicer rooms facing the patio. The bathroom was very very small.
- The man on reception in the afternoon was rude and unhelpful.
- The hotel is down a pedestrian side street. Finding the place is near impossible unless you have a good map or are arriving by taxi. If you really like to stress yourself out, try arriving by car.
- General area is Ok, 5-10 mins walk from major shopping area and 15-20 mins from the Cathedral. Immediate area is a bit seedy though.
- Rooms are all are different shapes and sizes and views. You may be lucky, you may not.
- LCD TV - nice addition, but just about managing to stay on the wall with a solitary screw.
- Ants living in the bathroom (under the laminate flooring!!!)
- Most of Seville is a construction site for a tram and metro system. Nice place to visit, but I would wait until its finished.
Overall - adequate, but I would not recommend this hotel.
Fantastic hotel for the money
Myself and two friends stayed in this hotel for 2 nights on the 5th and 6th July 2006. We paid €70 per night (c. £48) between the three of us for the two nights which we felt was excellent value. The room was big - with 2 beds, a camp bed and a sofa - and the bathroom clean and well stocked with towels and toiletries. Breakfast was not included in our rate, and at €12 (c. £8) per person we felt it was a bit expensive. We declined and instead found a fantastic cafe, less than 10 minutes' meander away, where tostadas, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee for three was only €7 (c. £5)!!! So don't pay extra for the hotel breakfast.
The "Columnas" area, 5 minutes from the hotel, has loads of tapas bars and cafes which are good for eating in (Spanish (or perfected "point and smile" technique) is a must!) while the main thoroughfares are 5-10 minutes from the hotel. A taxi to and from the airport is €22-25 (c. £16).
In fact, the only downside of our whole stay was a group of Australian visitors on the same floor who had taken over 3-4 rooms and whose kids insisted on running between them, shouting and banging doors at all times of the day and night. Really! If you're going to take your children travelling to show them the world, please teach them proper hotel etiquette while you're at it!
All in all, this is a great little hotel that I would highly recommend! And I have very high standards!
When Looking for a Hotel-like hostel ....
After a long day driving, during a trip highlighted by 40c temps, the Corregidor was a true find as others have stated. We loved the AC, the spacious rooms, and the overall UPSCALE feel to the place. A wonderful hotel on its own right.
A few concerns: The hotel is cold compared to the family run pension or hostel. The breakfast, which was advertised on some sites as gratis is expensive for Sevilla standards (12 euros). And the location, which is on the cusp of Amore Del Dios and Calle Sierpes, both wonderful streets, if you turn the wrong way and walk in the wrong direction, you are in a dark and seedy part of town. Since Sevilla is in major remodeling, the wrong turn is not a good move so watch where you go.. In fact a local pulled us a side and warned us NOT to walk with backpacks for there are people who would do anything for a purse. ...
Pluses: We enjoyed our short walk to everywhere we needed and wanted to go. Great location with the right directions. Also, us a TAXI to initially get here for it is really a tough find on one's own (only 4-5 Euros from the Renfre). Finally, the staff takes impeccible care of the facility and the rooms are immaculate.
Sevilla is a contrast; more wonderful things to do in one small location, amazing historical sights .... and on the other hand, due to construction throuighout the city, the 2010 Plan, plazas are all messed up and the place is in a shambles in some locations. Soon Sevilla will be wonderful again.
We caught Sevilla in August and during the weekends, the place emptied out and was off a bit for the Sevilla spirit, which was most impressive on Monday, was gone for everyone but tourists split.
My dad came to visit all the way from Brazil and we decided to take a road trip to Portugal and Spain. We spent the 2 last nights of our adventure in Seville before flying back to the UK.
Staying at the Vime Corrgidor was a grand finale to our trip.
The hotel staff were excellent, the breakfast buffet gorgeous and the rooms very clean and new. They even have plasma tv!!
This is a 3* hotel but better than many 4* I have stayed. On top of that we got a very good rate as everybody avoids Seville in august because of the heat.
But come on, we are brazilians!!
*** Elegant Decor
The most appropriate adjective for this hotel is '*** elegant.' The decor is fussily camp but despite that, it's relatively central, spotlessly clean, with good showers and comfortable beds.
I was surprised at being charged €3 per day for the use of the room safe - that seemed pretty mean. They also charged €3 per hour for wifi internet access from my room but I couldn't get my mac laptop to connect to it.
Breakfast is a hefty €9 but there are several places available nearby including one of Sevilla's best pastelaria.
It's not a bad place to stay, but a bit overpriced. Right in the heart of the 'gay' quarter i.e. the Bear bar is next door and another gay bar M2M across the road and the nightclub Ithaca a few doors down, so gay guys might appreciate the decor as camp!
Hotel was ok
A bit souless, very clean, good air conditioning necessary in the 41 C heat, breakfast good location fine, man on reception very unhelpful and rude, Seville is in the middle of a huge construction mess pavements roads dug up everywhere for the new tram system, quite unpleasant, hotel is difficult to find even more so with all the work, man on reception very very unhelpful regarding directing us to car parking, it had already taken us one and a half hours to find the hotel, with his non help locating the garage took another one and a half hours. we booked a patio facing room we were given a room facing a brick wall, he was rude so my advice would be dont bother paying the extra as you probably wont get it and they wont do anything about it, I wanted to really like this hotel but I didnt.
Good hotel for a short stay
We spent just 1 night at this hotel, maybe too short to get to know the pro's and con's of this establishment. But we had a nice time, our hotelroom on the top floor was facing the patio and even though we we're just the two of us, we had a room with 4 beds. There was a minibar, drinks are expensive. Did not us the safe for just 1 night. Parking the car is almost impossible (we were there on sept. 1st) and with all the road blocks my husband spent one and half an hour searching for a parkingspace which he finally found at the El Corte Ingles garage(the hotel parking was full).
Breakfast was good and we took the expenses for granted for just 1 day. Our breakfast in the patio was a very relaxing break during our stay in Spain. I would recommend this hotel if you like to stay in walkingdistance to the centre.
Car parking in Seville
I am staying for 2 nights in Seville at the end of February. I am thinking of staying at the Vime Corregidor, Morgado 17, 41003. Do I get the hotel to valet park my car for 12-15 Euro per night, or is it cheaper to find an public car park myself and walk to the hotel? What is the typical charge for 24hrs in the underground/multi-storey car parks? What are the chances of finding a space on the street for free?
Any recommendations for parking near the Vime Corregidor, or alternative budget hotels which are very close to public car parks?
I visited Granada last year and couldn't find any spaces on the streets but found a car park after a while.. Is the situation in Seville similar?
RE: Car parking in Seville
A website on the hotel says it has parking facilities at the cost of 15 eur/day + taxes. Seems a safe and practical solution to me...