On a recent trip to Spain I stayed at the AC Palacio De Santa Paula Hotel in Granada Spain. I put a video together of the hotel grounds and room here: http://youtu.be/8OBBOllY9as
The hotel is composed of three main buildings, a renovated house/mansion, a renovated convent, and a new high-rise. I had a room in the basement of the renovated house/mansion. I think the fact that the hotel is just soo old is one of the neat parts of staying here... it doesn't look like every other Marriott in the world :). The room was very large and appointed rather nicely, though a bit dark on the inside due to the moorish theme. I could hear some noise from the outside hallway/courtyard, but it wasn't too bad.
The minibar is "free" and they refill it every day... that was a pretty nice perk. Additionally, the restaurant does provide ice as well, which sometimes is a rarity in Europe. A couple of nights we just brought back some take-out food to the hotel, ate on our sofa, and drank from the mini-bar. Very nice.
The hotel is situated perfectly for visiting downtown Granada and the Alhambra. The bus to the Alhambra picks up right in front of the hotel. If you're a Marriott person, like me, then I'd highly recommend this hotel for a trip to Granada.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AC Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection (R) is located at the historic center of Granada, close to the Albaicín and Sacromonte areas, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, the historical Triunfo's Garden, the Archaeological Museum and, Of course, the Alhambra. Our beautiful Property, one of the best five-star hotels in Granada, is a restored masterpiece with 75 rooms and was declared a historical and artistic monument. The hotel replaced the Convent of Santa Paula and Casa Morisca, which existed in the 16th and 12th centuries, respectively. This luxury hotel in Granada also has "El Claustro" restaurant, located in the old refectory of the Santa Paula Convent, which offer our guests a haute cuisine service that mix elements of traditional Andalusian cuisine with modern culinary concepts. The best option to discover Granada. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ac Palacio De Santa Paula, Autograph Collection Hotel Granada