Your name – Michelle
Who did you travel with – Husband, Miss 2.5yr and Miss 10mths
Where did you visit – Seville
Length of stay – 2 nights
What time of year – July 2015
What was the weather like – 30 degrees and a little humid, very pleasant in the morning with the hottest time of day about 5 – 7pm
Accommodation style (Hotel, Apartments, B&B) – Apartments
Room type booked – One bed apartment
Facilities – Bath, Lift, free use of a washing machine and dryer
Pro’s – Location was excellent, right near the centre of the old town. Short walk to a great selection of restaurants, shopping and major attractions.
Beautiful apartment, very nicely furnished and a great size. Kitchenette was useful and had enough utensils and cooking items to prepare breakfast and lunch.
There was a small Spar supermarket across the street which was handy for breakfast, drinks and snacks. They also had a small amount of baby items.
Con’s – The room we had was more like a studio than an apartment (kitchen, lounge and bed all in one big room). Before booking I checked they had separate bedrooms, which they did, but we were unlucky not get one. As our children are little it didn’t matter this time, but next time I would probably try harder to get a separate bedroom.
Would you stay there again? – Yes
Any restaurant/cafe/bar recommendations for eating out with children?
We didn’t eat anywhere that specifically catered for children, but most restaurants were very accommodating. We ordered a tapas plate for the kids and they were the perfect size.
Our favorite meal was at Taberna Coloniales, lovely tapas. Seems very popular so get in early so you don’t have to wait long for a table.
Things to do?
Get out early in the morning at this time of year before it is too hot.
Seville Cathedral was huge with amazing detail and architecture. It was a great way to escape the heat. We arrived early and walked straight in, I noticed on our way out there was a line forming at the door. You could take a pram almost all the way up the tower as they have replaced the stairs with ramps, however there are 17 stairs at the very top. Great views of Seville from here.
Reales Alcazares – had some beautiful detail and great garden areas (with peacocks) but overall was a bit boring for our family.
Plaza de Espana was a large plaza surrounded by big parks with kids play equipment scattered throughout. You can hire row or motor boats and go around the canal and also find many horse and cart operators ready to take you on a tour.
We found a great toy shop called Imaginarium on the shopping street Calle Tetuan. Lots of fun and educational toys – plus a small entrance door to make the kids feel special.
Give it a miss?
Bull fighting museum – can only visit on a guided tour. Tour guide did the tour in both Spanish and English. We got the see the ring for about 5 minutes and then taken through some rooms with art and costumes. Very short tour, not much of interest for little children.