Tomorrow my travel partner and I check out of the place we referred to as our palace. We were fortunate enough to stay at Casa Xanadu for 6 nights and enjoyed every moment of it. The rooms are spacious, with very comfortable beds and pillows, clean and nice bathrooms with hot water and great water pressure, air conditioning, lovely art and relaxing neutral tones. The hotel itself is beautiful, has a lovely garden, and out door area with a large pool and plenty of seating.
To start, the owner Doug made us feel right at home. He wanted to ensure a carefree and relaxing stay, while also making sure we got a good feel of everything the city has to offer, from day trips to night life. He gave us excellent recommendations on restaurants, one in particular being The Garage; yet, we were also given the option to use the very clean kitchen, with all the essential cooking utensils. One of the best parts about vacation is of course eating out, but with longer travels (such as ours being a total of 5 weeks), 3 meals a day is not always ideal to dining out. The kitchen also included filtered water and ice cubes, which made a huge difference in comparison to having to buy so much bottled water at some of our other stays.
A great addition to the kitchen is Maria, the breakfast chef! Every morning we have woken up, to have unique breakfast served with a smile on her face. In addition to the great food, the coffee and daily fresh made juices were a wonderful way to start the day. Not only does she cook, but along with a couple other women, our room and bathroom were cleaned spotless daily and they offered extremely cheap laundry services.
Marlene, the house concierge, has been taking great care of us. She is quite the encyclopedia on the entire city of Granada and its surroundings. Every question we have had she has either known the answer, or willingly looked into it. Going far above and beyond, such as taking us to the local market and helping us plan our bus routes for upcoming travels. She can also set you up with a great massage, with the choice of going to the spa or the spa coming to you.
You can tell the staff here truly takes pride in everything they do and their number one goal is to help assist in the vacation of your dreams.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This spacious colonial mansion has been restored with all modern amenities yet provides its guests with a glimpse of what had once been the residence of wealthy Spanish families of centuries past. Guests enjoy lush tropical gardens & king size suites in an atmosphere of elegance and quietness. Its architecture, antiques, paintings and other art give an air of enrichment, beauty & authenticity. By comparison hotels are unequipped to provide what Xanadu takes for granted: A destination in itself for your relaxation throughout each day. Like your own home it is a residence and you are its invited guests . Hotels feature a lobby, restaurant & a room but nowhere to relax. If you are planning a stay Xanadu Mansion provides tropical gardens, a spacious & private pool with comfy secluded places to relax and do nothing. Xanadu is centrally located in Granada's historic district only steps from Calzada Mall, Central Park & Plaza Convento and easy walking distance to historic sites. ... more less
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