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“A great way to experience Granada” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melia Granada
Ranked #29 of 125 Hotels in Granada
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A great way to experience Granada”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

The Melia Granada is a class act - one that other hotels will find it difficult to follow.
The lobby is grand, the rooms are well appointed, large and impeccably styled. The bathrooms and fittings match.
The location is good for seeing Granada though one has to take a bus for the Alhambra.
I only wish the staff at the front desk were a little more friendly about sharing the knowledge they indubitably have about Granada and getting to various destinations.
This is a hotel we would happily recommend for anyone wanting to see Spain's loveliest city.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Visphot
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

The Melia Granada is centrally located and within walking distance of virtually all attractions in Granada even the Alhambra and the Arab quarter if you are fit. The best part of the location, however is the street (Navas Street) just behind the hotel which is full of tapas restaurants and bars. Sitting outside on Friday evening was a wonderful experience watching the locals, including families with young children and old ladies walking down the street.
Although I agree with some of the comments about the reception staff appearing a bit grumpy I found them very helpful.
Worth paying extra for a premium room on the 6th floor. We stayed in Room 620 which had a huge terrace with a view of the Alhambra.
My only complaint was the bathroom layout. Getting in and out of the shower (over bath) was tricky with the shower panel requiring some manouvering. The toilet was fitted in very tightly between the sink and the wall making it slightly awkward and almost each time I knocked down the toilet paper with my elbow.
Room amenities were very good with nice fluffy bathrobes and the usual slippers being provided. The room safe was roomy, with enough space for a laptop, however the wardrobe hangers were annoyingly not only the fixed type, but were fitted face on rather than sideways which meant that it was difficult to access anything that was not hanging at the front.
Breakfast was a decent buffet spread with a chef providing omelettes on request.
The bar is very pleasant and comfortable and the barman was particularly charming and helpful.
Overall, I would be happy to reccomend this hotel with a few minor reservations.

Room Tip: Premium Rooms on 6th floor worth the extra, but make sure you get a room with a view of the Alhambra...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Magyarmike
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kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

The Melia Granada is in a quiet street only 2 minutes walk from everything you need. Like the other reviewers, I found the receptionists lacking warmth - it was more admin than greeting - all male and middle aged. However we were very pleased with everything else in our "better" room. Huge terrace, double bathroom, very clean.
Calle Navas is superb for tapas and is in the next street. We went to Jardines Zoraya to see flamenco and felt we had a real experience, not a touristic one. This restaurant is in the Albaicin which is the old Arab quarter at the top of a steep hill.
We booked a private guide to see the Albhambra. We were a group of 4 middle-aged people with a bit of spare cash and we didn't want to be herded around but felt very disappointed by our choice of picnictours granada. We were looking for lots of enthusiasm, insider knowledge etc, but our guide seemed very tired and gave us only minimal information that we could have got from a guide book - for a cost of 232 euros for 3 hours! Perhaps one of the official guides would have been better.
We flew to Malaga airport, pre-booked a bus with "Alsa" to Granada (10 euros each, 2.5 hours) and then a local bus from the bus depot to the centre (1.2 euros). On the return we had to go into Malaga bus station and then to the airport as there are no direct services from Granada to Malaga Airport in the afternoon.
Granada was lovely, the people polite and friendly, we felt quite safe and the food everywhere was excellent.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms with terrace at the top of the hotel overlook the Alhambra
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank culturevulturelady
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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

This was the third hotel in our Great Rail Journeys tour of Andalusia and we spent three nights here. On arrival just after 3.30pm some rooms were still not ready for the group of 29, and we were all annoyed to be asked to show our passports to reception. This had not happened in Ronda or Seville. I concur with the comments of the previous reviewer BonzoD. We were allocated room 533 and on arrival there found it reeked of cigarette smoke, so we asked for another room and were given 534, which had the added benefit of two windows and a view of the Alhambra. Our group meal was scheduled for 8pm and at precisely 8pm the restaurant doors opened, but we were beaten to the buffet by another group of eager Germans. The hotel had catered for about 90 and once the main dishes had gone, that was that - no replenishments, and the accoustics in the restaurant were dreadful, as the echo of chatter throughout the room was overbearing. The drinks in the bar were twice the price of those at our hotel in Seville. The breakfast spread was huge with plenty of choice and coffee or tea (of sorts) was brought to the table by waiters. The hotel is centrally located for all the attractions of Granada, but would be difficult to find if arriving by car because of the one way system in the city. I don't think dinner is a usual service for individual travellers; they only appear to cater for groups.

Room Tip: There appears to be dedicated smioking rooms. Avoid if a non-smoker.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ian4
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

An exemplary hotel should have exemplary service, and where else is this more evident than at reception? The reception at the Melia Granada is replete with staff but for some reason they're all deaf and/or blind. And grumpy. What's with that? Someone should point out it wouldn't kill them to smile at the guests. Occasionally even. Other than that it's a fine, well located hotel, though sadly not exemplary. And no free in-room wifi either.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BonzoD
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Dublin, Ireland
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124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

Finding this hotel in Granada (by car) having booked it was a serious challenge. Although not mentioned on their web-site the hotel can only be accesses through no-entry bus / taxi lanes. Each possible entry point warns of the penalty for drivers accessing these roads. Having eventually found the hotel by car the parking nightmare begun. The hotel has no car park of its own. The next door building adjoining the hotel has a car park below. This car park had no arrangement with the hotel and again we were caught for €50 for one and a half days parking. The car park was built before cars were more than a Ford T. At each corner one needed to execute a three point turn to get around. For the reasons cited above, I would recommend car drivers to avoid this hotel. The room was sold as a de-luxe but was very small with no air conditioning in the bathroom. The room decor was somewhat faded and at €105 per night was seriously overpriced. The hotel receptionists were quite arrogant and unhelpful - about the car parking and the billing. One receptionist overcharged us and insisted that it was right. We did not accept his judgement and called for the manager who confirmed that the receptionist was indeed wrong. The manager apologised on behalf of the hotel but the receptionist just scowled and made no apology. Local restaurants were very poor and what few there were were quite overpriced by spanish standards. Not recommended for a foot passenger but a serious warning for car drivers!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jim M
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

I love this hotel. I lived in Granada for a few months and recommended that all of my visitors stay here. One of my guests was even upgraded to a room with a patio overlooking the Sierra Nevada. The staff at the front desk are extremely helpful. I speak Spanish so communication for me was not a problem. My guests who speak only English said that the staff spoke very little of their language.

The price range is completely affordable and for a very nice hotel, may I add. Just be sure to include complementary breakfast because if you don't it will cost you about 17 euros. The beds are comfortable, but like most beds in Europe, they are two twins side-by-side.

Location couldn't be better! You are surrounded by the restaurants on Ganivet, steps away from Calle Navas and a quick walk from Plaza Nueva. If you stay at this hotel, you don't have to worry about transportation because you can walk pretty much everywhere you would plan to go.

I highly suggest you give this hotel a go. I can assure you that you will enjoy it as much as I did, time and time again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sbholo
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Additional Information about Melia Granada

Property: Melia Granada
Address: Angel Ganivet 7, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Realejo - San Matias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Granada
#7 Business Hotel in Granada
#13 Luxury Hotel in Granada
#36 Family Hotel in Granada
#40 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Granada 4*
Number of rooms: 232
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Melia Granada is located in the heart of the city of Granada, near the cathedral, Calle Navas, Alcaiceria, the Puerta Real, Calle Elvira, Plaza Nueva, Realejo, Paseo de los Tristes, the Science Park and the Congress Centre.Its strategic location in the city centre, personalised service and excellent facilities make it the perfect choice for your visit to Granada.Neat the hotel, you can visit exclusive boutiques and fashion houses. Plus nearby there is a one of the city’s main leisure and entertainment areas with numerous tapas bars and restaurants. Meliá Granada is also just a short distance from the most trendy nightspots and major shopping streets such as Reyes Católicos, Recogidas or Mesones. ... more   less 
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