- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included
We spent 3 nights in Granada. Being our first time in Andulicia, my wife and I splurged when it came to Granada. We chose the place after reading TripAdvisor (including the negative reviews).
The hotel is small, with a Moorish theme. It is located in the old part of the city. The area is called the Albayzin, a labrynth of roads and tightly squeezed on steep hillside directly opposite the Alhambra. We stayed in one of the rooms recommended here with a view of the Alhambra from the room and bathroom. The room and bathroom was very clean.
There is no traffic outside the hotel as the hotel is located on dead-end street on a steep incline. We woke up late one morning (10:30 am) and heard some construction noise going on at a home nearby. Hardly the hotels fault. If you live in a city, it is nothing worth noticing. We had no problems with loud bars near the hotel.
The staff was very helpful at all times. One particular example. They have a limited number of parking spots just in front of the hotel. We were able to get a spot. After 4 days on the street, under a tree the car was caked with dust and leaves. After checking out, we realized we needed to clean the car...at least the windows. The hotel staff helped in providing me a water hose, towels to clean the car and even helped out with a little elbow grease. That's service!
The only negative I can say, is getting there. It is not easy at all, but then again the Albaycin is difficult to navigate anyway. The easiest way to get there is to follow the signs to the Alhambra (or ask how to get to the Alhambra). Once you get to the road leading to the Alhambra just follow the river NE until the end. Warning: the streets are very narrow in this section of the city. Exiting was a lot easier than arriving.
We spent one night in the Mirador Room in early June 2005, and the view is fabulous (however slightly interrupted by the rooms features). We splashed out on our last night in Granada and my husband really liked the room and hotel and he is a little fickle!
I too found this hotel recommended on Tripadvisor, before the more recent negative reviews.
The Mirador room is not huge but nicely decorated, simple & chic, lovely big windows almost all the way around on two sides. We had the windows open all night and no noise to complain of (either internally or externally), however it was a Sunday night so this may be why. The bathroom also has a fabulous view and the room has good facilities.
The hotel itself is beautifully decorated and we found the staff helpful and friendly. My only gripe is with breakfast, which is 10 euro per person. We were told it was served until 11am, so turned up at 10.30am. We had just finished out cereal when the guy started packing the whole buffet away! So we had to rush over and grab what we needed before it disappeared or request it back after it disappeared, this all happened without any warning or notice. Not the service I’d expect from this kind of establishment.
I would stay here for a room with a view, the other rooms that I saw (during house keeping) were on the small side and I don't know if it'd be worth the extra Euro to stay here then. We also stayed at Hotel Casa del Capitel Nazari (on our first nights in Granada), which is just down the road and much more reasonable price wise, it’s on Tripadvisor too.
Spend the extra money for the view of the Alambra. The rooms are compact but wonderful. The common areas are lovely. If you are in Granda to see the Alambra, it is perfect. Otherwise, you have to cross through some scuzzy areas to get to the rest of the city. We did not want to walk through them at night.