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“If you visit the Alhambra, this is the place to stay”
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Parador de Granada
Ranked #12 of 122 Hotels in Granada
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Madrid, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
355 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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“If you visit the Alhambra, this is the place to stay”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

This place is expensive and any other hotel costing that much would offer a lot more. But this hotel is in the Alhambra, it is part of it. It used to be a palace and a monastery and there are places in it that are open to the public to visit.
We stayed at a suite, that was spacious, clean and nicely maintained. A welcoming basket with a cava and some fruits and sweets was waiting for us. The staff was nice and helpful and from my window I could see parts of the Alhambra. Just being there felt nice!
Breakfast wasn't included in the price, and this made it even more expensive, since it was 20 euros per person extra. Despite the high cost, I recommend staying at this hotel if you visit Granada and the Alhambra.
Also don't listen to the hotel staff that will tell you to take a taxi to the city. The main square is 15 minutes walk and it's nice to walk through the gardens and the walls of the Alhambra to get to the city.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Healdsburg, California
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

For our two night stay we reserved a superior room, and asked for one that was quiet. The first night in room 210 was cramped and very noisy. The room is in the new portion of the Parador. Upon complaining about the noise and size, we were moved to room 208 in the old section for our second night. Lovely, more spacious and very quiet room. Also, the view of the Generalife is excellent from room 208. Great breakfasts at this parador.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Location is exceptionally convenient for Alhambra but trips to town involve a pleasant walk but the walk back is more strenuous. Bus service is very frequent as an alternative although we did not try it preferring the exercise.

Hotel itself is very pleasant, restaurant is good. Bar ambience slightly lacking. Superior room does not mean a good view only a slightly larger room.

Jacuzzi bath did not work but will allegedly be fixed when the part arrives.

Hotel is very good but overpriced due to its location to Alhambra, so if you can handle the hassle, stay one night for the visit and then move into town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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66 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

the parador in granada is a top location.
the view from our room was breathtaking.the staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful although we had no reservation for that weekend.
we had a dinner in the restaurant where we had a tasting menu' with local product,that was a magnificent experience.the wine was superb.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marbella, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We spent just one night at this parador. The location in the Alhambra complex is wonderful and the ideal base for visiting these historic Moorish sites. It's a lovely property but very busy so there can be delays in getting access to one's room after check-in. The staff are excellent and particularly good and helpful in organising car parking which is otherwise a problem. The rooms and restaurant/bar facilities are first class. Our only criticism is that better signage as to where to enter off the very busy and twisty public access road is needed. We had to do "two laps" around before finding the entry so a very sharp lookout is needed! Also it is essential to use the TicketMaster system to ensure having access tickets to the Alhambra itself.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Location is everything! At the top of Grenada, right outside the Alhambra gate.
Lovely grounds with old world feel. Good breakfast. Free wifi.
Rooms aren't decorated very creatively, but they're large, with comfortable beds with all of the necessary amenities.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlsbad, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed at the Parador in October. It did have a fabulous location nestled within the Alhambra which I feel was the best in Granada. That being said, while the setting was gorgeous the price and quality of the room did not match up. Our room window had a lovely view of the outdoor dining patio and beyond but it was also a haven for the smoking clientele so we had to keep the window closed most of the time to avoid the cigarette smoke. Once you closed the window, the room was not much different than a standard room at a standard hotel. I went to the desk immediately upon checking in but they would not change our room. At over $650 a night to stay there, the quality and service was not worth the price. We have paid half that to stay in beautiful European castles with much higher quality.
The restaurant however was great. They included a fabulous buffet breakfast with the room cost which was the best we had on our trip to Spain.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Parador de Granada

Property: 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:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Granada
#9 Family Hotel in Granada
#14 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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