I can't praise this little gem of a hotel enough. Nestled under the shadow of the Alhambra, with stunning views from the front rooms, it is both atmospheric and practical. Based in a converted 16th century monastry, we worried it might be cold and drafty. Instead, our room was large, comfy and warm - even in the very cold January nights - and the staff welcoming and endlessly helpful. This was the cheapest of the rooms we looked at in the historical unesco protected quarter, which is perfectly located for visiting the Alhambra, the Flamenco caves at Sacromonte and the windy little roads in the famous ancient Albaycin area. To be honest, it was so cheap we thought there must be a catch and very nearly booked a more expensive hotel to be on the safe side! We looked at the pictures of the lovely foyer, but expected it to actually be run down and a bit tired when we arrived. We were so wrong, and we were very glad we hadn't wasted our money going somewhere else when the Del Darro was brilliant and such good value. As a former newspaper travel editor I've stayed in hotels all over the world. If you like big flash hotels and are happy to pay an arm and a leg for the experience, then something small and friendly like this might not be for you, but otherwise, it's really great. Don't miss the breakfast in the tapas bar downstairs either!
Our room was on the first floor right over the road. It was brilliant looking up to see the Alhambra, but if you are a very light sleeper, the road might be a bit noisy. It didn't bother me at all though, so it would only be a problem for the very sensitive. The double windows, authentic wooden shutters and thick curtains made sure the noise was minimal. All round, a brilliant hotel in a great position.
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- Also Known As:
- Zaguan Del Darro Granada
- Zaguan Del Darro Hotel