Weekend to Dusseldorf in May 2015

Popped over to visit Dusseldorf for the first time, to allow me to start a TP run to Indonesia. We looked forward to visiting a new place.

Continue reading...

Our hotel in Seville
Our hotel in Seville
Our hotel in Seville
Our hotel in Seville

Weekend in Seville in Mar 2023: Day 1 – Seville Airport to Casa del Poeta

By Nige on Sun 19 Mar 2023 at 09:27
Type: Post
Story: Weekend in Seville in Mar 2023
Tags: Seville | Spain | SVQ | Weekends

After fighting with the baggage carousel, our priority baggage came out (almost) last. The baggage carousel system wasn’t very intelligent and consequently, there were a number of collisions between bags being injected onto the carousel with bags that were coming around again, having not been collected first time.

The view down to the courtyard from the first floor at Casa del Poeta
The view down to the courtyard from the first floor at Casa del Poeta
The view down to the courtyard from the first floor at Casa del Poeta
The view down to the courtyard from the first floor at Casa del Poeta

I ordered an Uber and on the basis that Sam had brought the kitchen sink I thought I would order an Uber Black – more substantial vehicles with likely more boot space. Unfortunately, the idea of any Uber taking us to our destination was unlikely (as became apparent later in our trip).

We deduced the only way was to queue for a normal taxi.

We finally picked up a tiny-looking taxi and just about managed to fit Sam’s kitchen sink in the boot.

The first 80% of the trip was fine, but then the taxi driver realised where we were heading, and in his broken English, he explained that the streets were very narrow and he wouldn’t be able to get us directly to the hotel.

He would drop us at a junction and then we could easily walk the 100 yards or so to the hotel.

Our suite at Casa del Poeta in Seville
Our suite at Casa del Poeta in Seville
Our suite at Casa del Poeta in Seville
Our suite at Casa del Poeta in Seville

That at least explained why none of the Uber drivers fancied a difficult trip into the city and a difficult conversation with some tourists to explain why they couldn’t take us to where we wanted to go.

We finally made it to the hotel and the door was ajar. It was 10pm by the time we arrived but any sense of tiredness was put on one side as we entered an amazing hotel with a courtyard and stunning lighting, emphasizing the character of the hotel.

The Keevils enjoying their phones whilst on holiday
The Keevils enjoying their phones whilst on holiday
The Keevils enjoying their phones whilst on holiday
The Keevils enjoying their phones whilst on holiday

After a whispered introduction to the hotel, we made it up into our room 19 suite, dumped our stuff and headed back down for a complimentary drink in the courtyard.

A truly amazing welcome to Seville!


Follow the whole story here: Weekend in Seville in Mar 2023


Leave A Comment

Just fill in the details below and click the button to have your say!

Captcha - Making Sure You Are Human!
captcha image

Author Bio: About Nige

Avatar photo

Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

View all posts by Nige>

up scroll arrow
down scroll arrow