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“Great Moorish style hotel with amazing view - location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shine Albayzin
Ranked #33 of 125 Hotels in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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“Great Moorish style hotel with amazing view - location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The Shine is a Moorish style hotel in the Albayzin, with a view of the Alhambra. Booked one of the larger rooms facing the courtyard. Very spacious - requested twin beds. Beds were not plush but serviceable. View of the Alhambra was wonderful day or night. I would confirm if you are staying at the hotel or the apartments. There is a great little bar across the canal - you look directly at it when you come out of hotel. Loved arrival at the hotel, your taxi driver will take you down this narrow cobblestone road and pedestrians have to stand out of way. If you drive, you'll have to park away from the hotel. Canal on other side of street. If you are looking for a Moorish hotel vs. standard corp or shabby chic, this is the hotel for you. (Note: Depending on your room you may have to go up a flight of stairs.)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
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37 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Very nicely restored building on Carrera del Darro running alongside the river. Well located for Plaza Neuva, the cathedral, the Alhambra and Albaicin, yet calm and cool inside even in the relentless heat of Granada. Great choice of tapas bars etc further up the street at Paseo de los Tristes (nice view of the Alhambra) or down at Plaza Neuva.... as usual, you get more for your money in the bars just off the main square (Meson Andaluz was particularly good). Only minor gripe with the hotel was the water wasn't terribly hot, our towels weren't changed in the 3 nights we were here and the WiFi was a bit patchy, but the staff are helpful and the rooms, although small, are nicely furnished and comfortable. We got a good price on booking.com and would recommend.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We (2 adults & 1yr old) stayed in the apartment just further down the rd from the hotel. A little noisy as on the Main Street in the albayzin. Lovely inside. Comfy & clean. Lots of restaurants close for take out if staying in with a baby like us. Not too much of a walk from car park. Bathroom a bit smelly but it was warm & stormy later so to be expected. Could do with wifi in apartment not just hotel reception. Had a great time! Would recommend.

Stayed May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

From a busy street through massive wooden doors you step into a beautiful, calm oasis! Our room was bright, spacious and very comfortable, with a balcony and view to The Alhambra. We enjoyed the welcome bottle of wine too! Great location and helpful staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at Shine Albayzin.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We really liked this hotel - it is in a beautifully renovated 16th century building next to the Darro River, and with a view, at least from the front door of the hotel, of some of the towers of La Alhambra. The street where the hotel is situated, Carrera del Darro, IS pasable by vehicles, but pedestrians have to squeeze close to the buildings on one side, and the wall next to the river on the other side to allow the vehicles to pass. Our taxi took us right to the door of the hotel.
The center sort of courtyard around which the rooms are situated is very beautiful and cool. There was very little noise inside the hotel, despite the noise outside the hotel (and the Carrera del Darro is immediately outside the entrance door to the hotel). I had breakfast there the two mornings we were at the hotel, and it was fine, with fresh espresso coffee brought to the table, WHEN someone was available to do so, which was not always the case, as the hotel staff appears to have to do everything. The charming young lady at the front desk (which, by the way, really is a desk) was very helpful to us.
I think the hotel is a very good value for what it is.
The Plaza Nueva is just down the Carrera del Darro a short walk, and there are many interesting places both on the way from the hotel, such as El Palacio de los Olvidados, as well as on the Plaza, including a very old church, numerous restaurants, and there was a fellow playing flamenco one day.

Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor on the NE side of the hotel, and it was great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights. It was quite easy to find the hotel. We took Granada airport shuttle bus, stop at the Cathedral (junction) and took to left street from the junction - Calle Reyes Catolicos.. follow the road then it become Carrera del Darros. The hotel is on the street alongside the river..

The standard room size is quite small. And even though we spent two nights in Granada, we always back in hotel around 11 pm. Small town but so many things to see..

The room is clean. Amenities quite complete. They warned about the hot water thought. Only available for 20 minutes, then have to wait around 30 minutes to get water hot again.
Booked through booking.com, payable in the hotel.

They also provide complimentary wine.

I do recommend this place to stay, if you want to visit Alhambra palace.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

The hotel and the room are good looking. The bathroom was fantastic (and separated from the main room, unlike some of the other rooms in the hotel according to other reviews) and clean. The service staff was very friendly. The location is fantastic, although you can't reach it by car (part of the charm). The breakfast 7.50 Euros did not look appealing so we ate out for breakfast as well. We enjoyed our stay very much. It was a positive experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shine Albayzin
Address: Carrera Darro 25, 18010 Granada, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#37 Family Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shine Albayzin 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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