Our primary visit to Granada was to visit the Alhambra, so I chose the Macia Real because it appeared to be relatively close to the site without being prohibitively expensive. However, it turned out to be situated on a ring road 2 km or so from anywhere, so we had to get taxis to get anywhere interesting. A taxi to the Alhambra cost just under €5, and around €7 or €8 to get into the centre of town.
There is a city bus service apparently but we weren't there long enough to suss it out. The open-topped tourist bus stops very close by, so it would be a good idea if you are sight-seeing to get a 24 or 48 hour ticket (€18) and use it to get into town, up to the Alhambra etc. Not sure if it runs during the evening though.
The hotel catering was outside our budget but there is an excellent cafe next door which opens at 7.30 am for breakfast. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the beds were comfortable and the swimming pool looked great but it was too cold to try it out. There is an Arab Bath/spa attached to the hotel, which looked very tempting but again was out of our price range.
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