In the middle of November 2012, two friends and I travelled down to Granada for a brief weekend away from Madrid, where we are all currently studying. The Hostal is fantastically located, just off Plaza del Carmen and on a street which boasts a string of traditional tapas bars.
My friends and I only stayed one night at the Hostal, as ours was a brief two-day trip, but our stay there was delightful. We were given a triple room with private bathroom, a separate TV room and a private terrace which overlooks the inner courtyard, beautifully tiled and surrounded by trees. Considering we were each paying 22 Euros a night, we couldn't quite believe the quality of the room provided. It was plainly decorated and the bedside tables did not have lamps, but there were plenty of towels in the bathroom, the shower pressure and temperature was perfect, the room was spotless and modern, and the beds comfortable.
The owner was a very pleasant woman who obviously takes pride in her business. The reception walls are adorned with plaques and framed certificates awarded to her from various Spanish organisations and as gifts from grateful institutions that used her hotel/hostel as a base for several weeks.
The room was safely lockable and the reception manned 24 hours a day. Considering the price you pay at this Hostal, you could almost consider it luxury accommodation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostal Costa Azul is a 19th century building, totally refurbished in 2009, respecting the taste of the old and modern at the same time, functional and in the heart of the most desired city of the world GRANADA .... It has 4 floors, without elevator, because its wonderful railing, is a work of art from the ground floor to the fourth, made in one piece. Adapted for people without mobility, all rooms are equipped with bathroom, air conditioning, heating, TV, Wi-Fi, desk, hair dryer, safe and some of them terrace, although all are exterior with window or balcony. We enjoy a nice inner courtyard, where to rest when you come to visit the city. We can manage the reservation of Alhambra or any other monument, restaurant, museum, flamenco, hamman or whatever you need. We have parking spaces at 18 € per night and car. We are very close to the hostel, a tavern, run by the youngest of the hotel saga, specializing in Spanish wines and good home-cooked meals. WE WAIT FOR YOU !!!! ... more less
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