I just gave up on Paris and booked a flight to Madrid beginning April 19. Would like to stay a few days in Madrid and the go to Sevile by train or plane. Would like to have advice about best way to get to Seville and also good hotels. Too much for one topic, I know, but please give any advice you can. Thank you.
We stayed here a few years ago and liked it very much. We had a room with a view of the palace and a bit of a kitchenette. The hotel was walking distance to the palace, Plaza Mayor, and the subway. Breakfast was included.
Very easy to train from Madrid to Seville - we even stopped and checked bags at the train station in Cordova to see the sights there - was a nice way to see more of the country and so easy to do.
It's really easy to take the train from the Atocha station to Seville. In 2017, we stayed at the Hotel Artrip https://www.artriphotel.com/en, which is within walking distance of Atocha, the "Big 3" museums, and a lot of good places to eat. This was our favorite restaurant/bar in Madrid: https://www.opazodelugo.es/
This was our favorite restaurant/bar in Seville: http://www.barelbaratillo.com/
In Madrid in February 2023 we stayed at NH Collection Gran Via. Easy to get to by taxi from the airport and very convenient to get to Atocha by metro. Also very close to Plaza Mayor. Really, really nice breakfast but the prospect of a quiet drink in the rooftop bar was spoiled by the loud techno music.
Such good help already. Thank you
Be aware that the Seville Feria (fair) starts on 4/23. You may find things rather booked up, including the train. It would be awesome to see, just be aware that it may impact your plans.
We ended up changing our itinerary a bit to avoid the exorbitant hotel rates during Féria ( literally doubled)
You might consider heading to Sevilla on arrival ( via train) and ending your trip in Madrid to avoid those dates in Sevilla
Where else will you go?
Where do you fly out of?
Out of curiosity, I looked at available train tix for 4/22 and 4/23. A lot of trains are already completely booked….
Hi, just returned from Spain last night. In Madrid we stayed at the Rick recommended Hotel Europa on Puerta del Sol. From the airport the Express bus, or Bus #203, (from all terminals) both get you to Atocha Station for 5 Euro per person. From Atocha, the Metro line 1, light blue, direction Pinar de Chamartin gets you to Puerta del Sol (simply Sol on the metro signage) in just minutes.
Don't miss La Mallorquina pastry shop at the SW corner of Puerta del Sol for the most luscious pastries, or more traditional breakfast offerings like eggs with Jamon Iberico. You can sit in the nice dining room upstairs. See Rick's most recent Spain book, page 500.
For gelato like the best in Italy try the Gelateria & Pasticceria Don Nino across from the Hotel Europa outdoor cafe tables. Enjoy!