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“Convenient, but ask for a room at the back”
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Hotel America
Ranked #67 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Reviewed 20 December 2012

This hotel is so convenient for visiting the Alhambra. The rooms are adequate and the staff is friendly and helpful. We had to be there early in the morning - 8:00 a.m. and it is a short, easy walk. There is a good restaurant for breakfast (included with the room and served in a separate dining room) and lunch and the Parador is next door for an evening meal with a view.

The front rooms - we had two - can be very noisy in the morning and during the day when everyone is walking to and fro to visit the Alhambra. The rooms at the back would undoubtedly be more restful.

The bus stop is nearby for trips to town and taxis are plentiful.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Small hotel in the Alhambra, nice staff, front desk folks very helpful. The rooms are smallish but well appointed. The location is a bit out of the way, but it is so quiet at night! The restaurant is fantastic, the tapas delicious, the drinks sublime. Enjoy!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

really good hotel and excellent value for money. traditional Spanish house with good communal areas. very clean and comfortable. very friendly and helpful staff. and within the grounds of the Alhambra. would definitely return

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Although the location cannot be beat and the staff could not have been more helpful and kind, I wish we had stayed somewhere else. The rooms are dingy, stained and in need of maintenance. Although there is WiFi, there is no access to a computer or printer. There is no lift and the stairs are difficult.

Room Tip: There is no lift. Unless you are good on old staircases, request the ground floor.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank AnniewithGabby
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

First of all the rooms are a dump, more on that later. The location is not as convenient as you are led to believe. As described below it is a major hassle, drive in, drop off stuff, lug through hotel, drive back to parking lot, walk 15 minutes to hotel, repeat to leave. Plus, no instructions beforehand, and it is not mentioned on their website of course. with this whole process it would be easier to just take a taxi from car park to any hotel in Grenada. I did not find that sleeping in the Alhambra was all that special, the best areas are not open at night unless you go for a day and night ticket (then, and only then would the location be ideal). In fact it was far more romantic to walk around the old islamic quarter where you get a marvelous view.

I did not give 1/5 solely based on parking. The room had one of the worst mattresses I've ever seen, bed is literally sagging in two places from springs that are totally shot. Bedding was very cheap, pillows terrible. I was afraid we would get bed bugs or something for sure. Room was tiny and poorly decorated. There were many bugs in the shower and sink. Toilet worked poorly. People were neither friendly or rude, but I don't doubt others claims given the total lack of interest in upkeep. The food looked terrible, we did not try it. The courtyard looks charming enough, but nothing can make up for the above issues. Finally the value is terrible. If you are obsessed with the idea of staying in the Alhambra, shell out for parador, this is NOT a good 2nd option imho

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tdiddy23
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

I am rating this property as very good mostly for its romantic and convenient location, the owner and stuff are very friendly, and despite some negatives described below - we had the best sleep (with the open windows) there and all Alhambra romantic atmosphere to ourselves after dark. I am very happy that we stayed there - we saved money on the room, but used the nearby Parador for breakfast, lunch and dinner (we stayed 2 nights and 2 days in Alhambra). However there are few things that are good to know about this property, especially if you are driving.

1. This hotel is located on the property of Alhambra with restricted access - and it doesn't have parking next to it. You will use the general Alhambra parking which is quite far away. However you can get to the hotel door in your car (with a proof that you live there) to unload your luggage. Ask hotel for explanations and directions how to get to it ahead of time.
2. There is no elevator and the staircase is quite steep to get big suitcases to the second floor. We actually left our suitcases in the car and just brought necessary clothes and toiletry in the backack.
3. The room was cute, but the bed was not even queen size, it was rather full size. Bad bedding, bad bad pillows.
4. There was no safe in the room, also air conditioner didn't work - however we didn't use it.
5. Suggest not to eat breakfast there (we had it once) - it comes from the fridge, not really freshly made and not plentiful. Go to the Parador next door - for 17 euro - you will be full until dinner. Dinner is also great at the same Parador.
6. If you have reserved tickets to Alhambra, you can pick them up the night before, and you cant start your tour from the steps of the hotel. You can also get the audio guide from the steps of the Charles V palace - 3 minutes from the hotel door. You can also have a rest in the middle of the day in your hotel room and recharge your camera - this was really awesome.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

A lovely Bohemian hotel, with a quirky intimate feeling.The hotel staff were very helpful, and we took regular respite from the heat on the terrace drinking beer and eating lunch throughout the day.
The only negative of staying here is trying to find somewhere for an evening meal. The hotel does nothing at night, and we poked our noses into the Parador, sat down, and after 5 minutes of not being attended to, walked out. The view is nothing special. We eventually found a local hotel to eat by the main carpark, although it was nothing special.
The location is phenomenal and, as such, a price cannot be put on it.

Room Tip: We had room 226- the one with the little balcony across the courtyard on the second floor. It is a b...
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank cath b
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Address: Calle Real de La Alhambra 53, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Realejo - San Matias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Price Range: £84 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel America 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This family hotel is located within the Alhambra citadel. Its exceptional location enables you to enjoy the calm of the Alhambra. There, you will be also close to Granada's down town, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. This beautiful building was built at the beginning of the 19th century.This is a charming hotel with 17 rooms in Granada. Every room is individually furnished and customized. Some rooms are pointed to the Hotel Patio-Garden and, other ones, to the Real de la Alhambra Street, which offer views to the Generalife Gardens and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Anyway, you will enjoy an enviable calm when the Alhambra monument will be closed for visitors. Equipment: private bathroom or shower with hairdryer, phone, central heating and air conditioning. Every room is individually furnished and they offer large and modern facilities within a building from the beginning of the 19th century. It gives a warm and welcoming style, where you will feel yourself as if you were at home. There is a strongbox at the reception desk. ... more   less 
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