The Shine Albayzin is in an excellent location, close to the Alahambra, shops and restaurants. We took a taxi from the bus station which was excellent value for €10. The hotel has been renovated beautifully. You enter through a heavy wooden door and step into an internal courtyard. There was a warm welcome and a fuss free check-in. The service is discrete and I agree with the other traveller who said that the staff almost blend into the background but are there if you need anything. Our room was on the second floor and faced into the courtyard. It was beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and had adequate storage and the invaluable room safe. The bathroom was large and well stocked. The shower is enormous and the 20 minute time limit on hot water didn't cause us a problem. There were two single bed which were pushed together but they were really comfortable and extra blankets were provided. There was air conditioning which we didn't use as the interior of the building was really cool but maybe airless. To be fair the awning is wound back during the day so that the courtyard becomes open to the elements (fabulous blue sky and the Alahambra towering over you). You can open the window in your room but the downside to this is the noise from reception - check-outs and ringing phone (which is minimal). It is lovely to sit on the landing and listen to the fountain - so peaceful. Overall I'd highly recommend this hotel. It's close to everything particularly the fascinating Albayzin area which I'd urge you to put on your walking shoes and explore. We didn't sign-up for breakfast which was available to for €10 per day per per person. Our room rate was excellent value at €80 per night.
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- Also Known As:
- Shine Albayzin Hotel Granada