If there were 2 more stars for a rating I would give them to Charly's.
I had booked a bus trip to Granada for April back in January, and researched hotels, hostels and guesthouses which were close, but not in the center of all of the tourist activities. I came upon Charly's as a good location with a restaurant on-site as a good option.
After I arrived at the bus station, it was only a 5 block walk to the guesthouse and the terminal agent was quick to give me the easy directions. This set well with me since once the name Charly's was mentioned, he was quick to smile and knew it well. Arriving at Charly's I rang the doorbell and was greeted by Charly's wife, whose English was challenged by her Spanish, but we made the check-in swiftly. Charly himself showed me to my room which was well equipped with A/C, TV, comfortable beds and chairs and a quaint bathroom. I also had wi-fi access throughout the Inn and restaurant. There is a common patio area with cool breezes flowing and wonderful natural trees shading it. You also get to meet the resident Siberian Husky who is beautiful, and the pet parrot who is quite talkative. This is a great place to read a book, or just relax.
The restaurant and bar are very rustic with a hint of local flora throughout. Charly offers the only draft beer in Granada along with a wonderful selection of international brews and a fully stocked bar. Charly's menu, which he prepares for you himself, is diverse including local fare, traditional barbecue, German dishes, an the unique (Venison and "Rodent"). During my stay, I sampled one of every genre (including the "rodent" which I highly recommend) and can easily say I left the dinner table well-fed with my taste buds well satisfied. Of particular note, I highly recommend Charly's German potato salad, which reminded me of my mother's from years ago, and his sauerkraut, which is just the right blend of sweet and sour.
Charly, himself, is a great conversationalist and very knowledgeable about the history and traditions of Granada, and always greets his guests by their first names. It truly makes you feel welcome and a part of the family. Even though this Inn only has three rooms, the other guests interact with each other sharing the day's plans or reviewing the previous day's activities. Again, lending to the family atmosphere.
I made this trip by myself this time, but plan on returning to Granada with my wife in July. Our choice of accommodations is a no-brainer - we will be staying at Charly's (although my wife will pass on the "rodent". Thank you Charly for making this a memorable experience.
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