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“Location, location, location... Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Alhambra

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Hotel Alhambra
Ranked #30 of 44 Hotels in Granada
Swindon, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Location, location, location... Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Alhambra is smack bang on the main square and as such it's ideally situated for wandering about Granada. Some would say it's a tad noisy but (given it is Granada!) what do you expect?

I found the hotel was an excellent compromise. The rooms were a little "tired" (a lick of fresh paint would work wonders) but don't let that put you off. It's an old colonial style hotel with a lot of character which (as a well traveled Brit) is far more welcome than a sterile "chain" hotel offering!

I expended some quality time in the rocking chair on the front veranda overlooking the square which can't be beaten for a little "laid back time"

I just wish I had stayed more than 2 nights... Maybe next time?

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Milheeze, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Don't expect too much. This hotel is located in city centre of Granada and for Nicaraguan standards good. Hotel in colonial style offers simple but good rooms for staying a couple of nights. Our room was not so clean and very simple instead of the rooms other people from our group had. The hotel offers free Wifi and serves simple breakfast (a la carte) on the terrace.

Nice location for going out on the street in front of hotel where many pubs and restaurants are located!

Room Tip: Ask for an room on streetside, not one overlooking the lobby.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

We stayed for 3 nights as the first stop on our recent holiday.We had an upstairs room with a great view of the square but but it was noisy.A combination of traffic,firecrackers (we caught the back end of a festival in December)and the church bells ringing approximately 50 times at 6am wew the problem.With hindsight we should have requested a room at the back of the hotel.Breakfast was adequate ,we did not eat other meals in the hotel.The location is good as you're right in the cente and if you want a ride in a horse and carriage they are outside your front door.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms overlooking the square offer a good view but are noisy .Light sleepers should ask for...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Such a relief to stay in a decent hotel like this as part of a budget tour!
Charming. Clean. Colonial character. Lovely. Relaxing.

Small shallow pool.... Not really worth getting wet for! Breakfast very basic. .. Go somewhere else!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights a few weeks ago. The room was clean spacious and well equiped. The bed was really comfy and shower was one of the best in central america. I had a room on the front with a balcony which at first seemed great but the noise from the Claro shop across the square was pumping all day and the french doors were anything but sound proof. The hotel shuts up at 10pm so even getting a glass of wine was tricky. The house red wine was also one of the best I had in central america and not bad value given the location. There's a pool but we were unable to use it as the floor all around was sticky with wet paint.

Room Tip: Don't pay extra for a room at the front as it's noisy
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Set right in the heart of Grenada just across from the main square, all rooms have balconies but only some have decent a/c and fridges and it seems a bit random as to what room you get. Be wary of having a courtyard room as the cats in the garden and fountain will keep you awake. Third floor rooms have no elevator and the last staircase is rather narrow making carrying luggage difficult. Pool is tiny and more suitable for children under 8 than anyone else. But the atmosphere and location make it well worth the price

Room Tip: Ask for lower floor and not over main square or courtyard
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Miami Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Hotel is mediocre, rooms are very old, cable TV is fuzzy viewing. Poor electric outlets. Not renovated in long time, not painted.
Room 107 smell very bad, poor sewage system.
We payed 75 dollars for this hotel breakfast not included, and 30 steps away on the same street, there is the Hotel Plaza Colon, the cost is 115 dollars with breakfast included and is awesome.
Cheap but not very nice.

Room Tip: The room and hotel were very clean, the personal is very sweet and they try hard to accommodate your...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Alhambra
Address: Costado oeste del parque central | West side of central park, Granada, Nicaragua
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Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #30 of 44 Hotels in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alhambra 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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