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"Gran Melia Colon, Seville"
חוות הדעת נכתבה על-ידי Gregory B מLa Jolla, CA ב-11 אפריל, 2011
My wife and I had a mixed experience at Gran Melia Colon. The staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly, the hotel was generally clean and beautiful with a nice mix of classical and contemporary design elements, but on the downside, the bathroom is protected from shower splash by a tiny glass shield which forces you to choose between turning the water on and off while standing crowded up against the wall, or flooding the bathroom every time you shower for more than a minute. As it turns out, the water distribution is uneven, running cool then surging to painfully hot instantly, then back to cool again in unpredictable waves of too cold/too hot, so short showers were all we wound up taking anyway.
On our first night, my wife was awakened by the sensation of something crawling on her. It turned out to be a huge cockroach, the biggest one I've every seen (and I grew up in New York). Now Seville is an old city, and not the cleanest city, but we were on the 4th floor and nowhere near a kitchen. We photographed the creature before I killed it (it took several direct strikes with a boot heel) and the next morning showed the evidence to the front desk staff who, to their credit, took it quite seriously and moved us to an upgraded room. The new room was on the top floor with a nicer view. Same shower problems though.
For those traveling to Seville, I would not steer you away from this hotel, but it is not a rave either. If you do stay here, you can expect to be well located in the old part of the city, and to have excellent service from a very friendly and helpful staff, a comfortable bed, a pretty but small-ish room (even in the upgraded rooms on the top floor), and a beautiful bathroom with a poor shower experience.
One final word: Seville is touristic, somewhat dirty, not terribly friendly, and the food is hit-or-miss and hard to predict based upon the look of the place, the crowd, or the menu. We spend a good amount of time in Andalucia, and I must say that Sevil