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“Old school charm”
Review of Parador de Granada

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Parador de Granada
Ranked #13 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2012

The hotel is somewhat old fashioned and maybe a bit overpriced (or we might have been unlucky paying 300 for a double), the rooms are small and so is the bed, but the hotel has a lot of charm, good service and is in a beautiful location (right in the Alhambra). We loved it!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

We have just spent two nights in this Parador and it was lovely. It was quite magical to be staying in the midst of the Alhambra and the hotel has it's own historical tour.
Our room was very comfortable and quiet,we had very good buffet breakfast plus freshly cooked eggs and delicious meals in the restaurant on both evenings.
To visit the Alhambra make sure you book ahead as it is very popular and you cannot get a ticket on the day.
Enjoy!

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1  Thank Helen666
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Small unpleasant room with lift shaft jutting into it, hard small bed, one small pillow each, no nice touches, not a fluffy towel in sight, a kettle is provided with a few left over sachets of instant coffee, bathroom is dated and small. We could not see the palace or grounds from the hotel.The 70's/80's styling of the interior is bare and functional, no historical charm here, and none of the great modern design Spain is known for either. It feels a bit like an institution, a government building, communal sitting area is a corridor, with a couple of relics from its convent history placed incongruously at the edges. Dont worry about waking, its noisy. Breakfast quoted at €40 we declined. All topped off by unfriendly, abrupt, arrogant, unhelpful staff. You get the impression this hotel is existing off the back of its siting near to the Alhambra and the friendliness of the lovely guests, trying to be positive about it. Nice cobbled path though leads us hurriedly away from this overpriced, motel style travesty,

Room Tip: Avoid Parador Granada, you can still wander around the Alhambra at night without staying at this hot...
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5  Thank Mariettanina
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We spent three nights here recently and could not praise it enough. We booked it a few months ago and the english speaking staff were great in processing the booking and dealing with questions we had before we arrived.

We had a lovely room 302 , which was reached up three flights of stairs. There is a lift to floor 2 and then you have to walk up about 10 steps to get to the room. The lift is quite small, we had to send up our cases and then follow by using the stairs but that was no issue.

The staff: the receptionists, waitressing staff and the lady who looked after our room were very friendly and helpful and even though we didnt speak much Spanish they were very courteous with our efforts when we had a go.

The room was of a good size, with excellent double glazing and a lovely view over the gardens. There was a TV, a safety deposity box, bathrobes and slippers and all the other items you would expect. The room was very clean and the wardrobe space was more than enough.

The location was perfect for visiting the Alhambra, we spent 2 days and 1 night looking round as we wanted enough time to see everything. It was great just being able to leave our room and just saunter for a couple of minutes to get to where we were going. The taxi from town was 5 euros and the little buses where 1 euro and 20 cents and they ran very frequently.

There was a cafe, a terrace and a restaurant. We were expecting the meals to be expensive but they were not. For example a goats cheese and quince jelly sandwich which comprised a baguette sliced open - so in effect 2 sandwiches were only 7 euroes. We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was really good. The breakfasts were excellent, usual continental choices but Iberian style ham, smoked salmon, little cakes, lots of fruit etc and lots of food suitable for people with a Gluten Intolerance.

Definately worth the treat !

Room Tip: Room 302 was very quiet and very scenic
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1  Thank NatureLoverSheffield
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Location is unbeatable, rooms are very modern (unlike some of the other paradors), but the staff could be friendlier and the signage for vehicular access is poor. Nevertheless, the experience is magical, and the ability to walk around the Alhambra neighborhood at night without the throngs of tourist is priceless.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

This Parador is definitely the way to see the Alhambra. It provides an oasis of calm from the daytime tourist hordes flocking to indulge in this truly astonishing national, historical site. The service throughout the Parador was faultless, with staff being exceptionally helpful and polite. Our room, though small, was very comfortable and had the most wonderful views over to the Generalife and Albayzin. We didn't feel the need to eat out as the food in the restaurant and on the terrace was exceptional. However, like guests before us, finding our way into the Parador was a bit of a challenge as the actual sign is very discreet. It would have been helpful to know that the entrance is via the barrier by the taxi rank on the right as you drive parallel to the Alhambra Car Park.

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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Nestor, the young gentleman at the front desk was so pleasant and helpful in helping us discover the wonders of Grenada. The hotel is comfortable. The rooms are small and more modern than the paradors I visited in Spain. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast for 19 Euros in quite expensive for what you get. The rooms are also expensive. It's a great location for visiting the Alhambra. It's very quiet. Make sure to explore Grenada's charming streets and tapas restaurants.

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Additional Information about Parador de Granada

Address: Calle Real de La Alhambra s/n, 18009 Granada, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Granada
#9 Family Hotel in Granada
#14 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range: £213 - £653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Granada 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spending a night in the gardens of the Alhambra, among fountains, trees and large arched windows is the exclusive opportunity offered by this Parador, a former convent built by decision of the Catholic Monarchs. The building itself invites to discover a dreamlike interior, where Arabic and Christian style mix. ... more   less 
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