15 minutes walk from the Cathedral this lovely apartment was equipped with everything any visitor would need. Salvador, our host, came out to guide us to the garage and was really helpful and welcoming as he, and Marco his son, showed us round.
I don’t normally do reviews of anything. If a place has a reputation of being excellent and I find it to be excellent, what is the point?
On top of this I think your view of accomodation is often coloured by how much you like the place you are visiting. I love Seville and no doubt I am looking at things through that prism.
Having said all this the Arrayan apartment is excellent,. Quiet, secure, and very clean. We worked out that this is the twelfth apartment we have stayed in over the last few years and it is the best. It is the best appointed and provisioned apartment we have stayed in. It would not surprise me if somebody lived here between rentals. Everything you need including sharp knife and vegatable steamer is here. I would give it 9.5 for appointments. If it had a Smart tv I would give it 10. (We are staying for a month and sometimes you want to watch your favourite shows.)
The owners Salvador and Peppa are very warm friendly, hospitable and helpful. They don’t speak a lot of English but are adept at using Google translator. They also live across the road which is really handy and ensures this is not a party apartment.
The location is very close to a fresh food market which is great if you like cooking. There are plenty of quality and cheap eating places within a few hundred metres. The Alcazar is a walk there and a bus or a taxi back. It was raining and we cought a taxi back today it was seven euros. Because of the maze of one way streets a trip by car is further than one on foot.
I hope to stay here again in the future and I don’t think there is a better recommendation than that,
The apartment was within easy walking distance of all central Seville sites, and many that were a little further away. Taxis were cheap for more out of the way places, but there were also buses.
The apartment was one of the best we've stayed in anywhere. Very comfortable and roomy for four or five people (we were two couples) with everything you could want for everyday use and lots of local and other practical information. Salvador and his wife has also left fruit, coffee, milk, water and so on for us which is always helpful. They met our taxi from the train station (we'd travelled from Malaga) when we arrived near the apartment and took us to the lovely block with its beautiful tiled courtyard. Even if you don't think you'll do any washing and need to use the clotheslines on the roof, it's worth going up there!
The apartment is two minutes walk from a terrific fish/meat/fruit/veg market which is open most days. It also operates as a tapas bar cooking a range of dishes including fresh seafood and meat to eat on the outside tables many lunchtimes and evenings. You can buy beer and wine too, and for a reduced price of 4 Euros get a tapas together with a beer or wine, or tapas for 3 Euros and buy a bottle separately...
There's a great bakers nearby, Alfonso's - the bread and pastries are lovely - and a good supermarket just up right up Calle Feria. Plenty of places to eat within three or four minutes walk. Contendor is lovely and different, but not cheap. Bar Sacramento - looks like a cafe inside - was cheap and cheerful with very nice food and wine. Duo Tapas was a little further and well worth it. But there were too many places to try.
Lots to do and see in Seville. Book online for the big tourist draws like the Alcazar or the Cathedral.
Beautiful apartment with everything you need for a stay in Seville. Our host Don Salvador and his lovely wife went the extra mile to make us feel welcomed; including booking a restaurant for us and extra chocolates!!!
This is the ideal location if you want to stay in Seville for tapas and local bars and to see Seville, everything in walking distance.
Thank you very much. From Chris and Silvia
The apartment was exactly what we'd hoped for, well appointed, 2 good double bedrooms enhanced by 2 bathrooms ideal for the two couples that our group consisted of. The fridge was thoughtfully stocked with beer, chocolates and coke, with fruit and nespresso pods left in the kitchen for us.
The apartment was located in a courtyard containing fountains and was literally 2 minutes walk from bars and eating place including thr bustling seafood market.
Our hosts, Salvador and his charming wife were great and booked a table at a restaurant on our first night. All four of us thoroughly recommend this apartment.