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Hotel Carlos V

1.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our hotel is central Granada in high season, September, at Carlos V, was about 80 Euros a night and it was very comodo. When we checked in, a German native, Kristen, was on duty. She was very helpful. She let us know we needed to buy tickets for the Alhambra entrance ahead of time and we did not know you can't just go up to the gate and expect to get a prompt entry time to the main part that everyone wants to see. And she also was helpful in other ways. I usually don't tip desk personnel but I did tip her. She is a valuable employee and I hope that the management at the Hotel Carlos V can provide her with a nice bonus some time because I think she has earned it. Further, she let us know that with an audio guide we'd be fine at the Alhambra and Generalife, no need to hire a guide. She also clued us in well on good places to look for a quick bite but if you have more time, go beyond Calle Navas. Go up Calle Reyes Catolicos and get lost on a side street with restaurants and take a chance. You'll probably not go wrong.

Pros: Helpful and friendly staff. Splendid view from the breakfast room. Good location. Cons: Small room with little natural light giving an overall feeling of gloominess. Aircon thermostat faulty. Obviously not all of the rooms are the same and it may be worth paying the extra for a brighter room with a view although I suspect any rooms overlooking the street could be noisy.

We stayed 2 nights in Carlos V. The Hotel is good located and both the city and Alhambra is good to reach. From the balcony you have a nice view over the city. Parking is possible for 16,50 Euro per night. Think it s okay but the garage is not directly in front if the hotel. On tre way to the garage do not be scared of passing a road which is only for authorised cars. The hotel asks for your plate number and informs the police so that you are authorised. The only bad thing was that we hardly get sleep. Unfortunately, we got the room 409 which is very close to the reception and to a drinks machine. Even late at night we could hear soda bottles falling down and the squiking of fetching them. Also, the Spanish guys seem not to care about other already sleeping guests so they were shouting and discussing loud while walking over the floor and/or buying their drinks. It may be that the hotel provide rooms which are more quiet.

For the price this hotel is great value. Located very centrally within walking distance of restaurants and bars as well as the Alhambra. Parking does cost extra and the car park is located a few minutes walk away but the receptionist was very helpful in explaining this to us and so was no issue.

We wanted to visit Alhambra in Granada, so we booked for two nights. For a 1 star hotel, we were not disappointed! The location is central, parking very narrow but ok, breakfast delicious and served in a nice room and on the balcony with a great view over the city, the room very tidy and spacious enough for the three of us and the price unbeatable! The personal was very friendly and helpful. Elevator in the house is a bonus. The only minus would be the AC which was quite loud so we couldn't leave it on the whole night :(

Carlos V was our choice for our stay in Granada. Quite unusual, it is located on the fourth floor only, of the building, not readily noticeable from the street. Well located to great bars, restaurants & an easy walk to the bus for the ride uphill to visit Alhambra. Our room was spacious with a large bathroom that had a spa, & with a balcony off both rooms. It would however be great to have had a small fridge & room safe. Breakfast was simple, but ample for our needs in a small breakfast room. We found all the staff friendly, helpful and willing to assist us. Wifi was good and quiet aircon. There was a food & drink dispensing machine & you could purchase alcoholic drinks at the bar near reception. Although it has a low star rating, we were quite happy with our stay.

The welcome from the reception staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is on the 4th floor of an office building which we were not expecting! The room was dark and not very welcoming, and did not have a safe, fridge, kettle or balcony. We were shown a bigger room with a balcony that would cost an extra 20euro per night, but we declined due to not having a walk in shower, which we preferred The breakfast was not good, much better to eat out, the computor in the lobby did not work correctly either. The staff did offer to put our belongings in their safe and also some goods that we had bought in their fridge also. The bar only had a very limited choice of drinks, so did not bother after the first night. Easy access to many bars and restaurants outside, and a short walk to the square to catch the Granada City Tour bus which is excellent value for money.

I stayed at the Carlos V Hotel on May 23, 2007. The hotel is centrally located in the old historic part of Granada. The staff were pleasant and the room was clean upon our arrival. The breakfast at the hotel was nice and the view from the balcony while having breakfast was splendid. My only complaint was the shower head which was mounted on a plastic unit and was confusing to use. The taxi ride from the train station to the hotel was about 11 euros which is pretty good.

The location can't be beat. Close walking distance to so many bars/restaurants and markets, and the tourist center in 5 minutes away. The main attractions are about 15 minutes walking distance away. The walk to the bus, which takes you to the Alhambra, is about 10 minutes away! The hotel itself was very clean, basic, and staffed with wonderful people. I'd actually stay here again. My only complaint is the parking, which was a little tricky. Other than that, I had a great stay. There is even a nice little terrace you can access anytime. In the morning, the views of Granada are great from the terrace over breakfast--if you look to the left, you can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada.

Decent hotel in Realejo, the old Jewish quarter of Granada. Clean, good sized room and bathroom. The hydromassage shower was a nice touch, very useful after long days of exploring on foot. Sometimes, though, there was a bad smell coming from the bathroom, but the open window would fix it. Staff was very helpful and nice. The locaiton is very good, it's easy to walk from the hotel to the City Centre, but there is also a bus stop close by and the Granada Tour Train stops close as well. There's a supermarket in the building and a Corte Ingles 10 minutes walk from there. Breakfast was good, with selection of breads and croissants, cold cuts and cheese, yoghurt, sweets, fruits and various types of coffee and tea. There is a nice little terrace with a view where guests can have breakfast, but unfortunately when i visited it was too cold in the morning to eat outside. The negative side of it: towels were too old and worn-out and quality of the toiletries could be improved.

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Single Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Queen 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Superior I

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

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