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Macià Monasterio de los Basilios

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This 3* hotel is located in a converted monastery on the Paseo de los Basilios, overlooking the Rio Genil. The location is convenient- Puerta Real is a 10 minute walk away and a further 5 minutes will bring you to the Cathedral and the Plaza Nueva, where minibuses depart to the Alhambra and Albyzin. Those arriving by car should be aware that the huge underground Escolapios carpark is very close to the Hotel, which has no parking of its own. We arrived at a busy time during Semana Santa, and during our stay, we only ever saw 1 person on duty at Reception, resulting in a long queues, particularly on check-in. These delays were exacerbated by the fact that the hotel uses room keys (rather than electronic cards) which have to be handed in and collected. Our check in experience was also spoilt by the fact that, although our written confirmation showed check in time as "noon" and we arrived at 1.30pm, the room was not ready. The Receptionist told us that the room would be ready in 10 in 15 minutes and although we actually allowed nearer 30 minutes, when we arrived at the room we found that the beds were stripped and the cleaning had barely commenced. This was a failure by the Receptionist to manage client's expectations (training required) and he brusquely told us that the "noon" check in (it was now after 2pm) on the confirmation meant any time from 12pm at the Hotel's discretion. If this is the policy, be prepared to wait if you arrive before mid-afternoon! Unlike the exterior and courtyard/cloister, the hotel rooms and public areas are modern in style. We reserved a superior room, and considered that it was worth the supplement as it was larger and had a spacious terrace with views of the Sierra Nevadas. The room was reasonably well furnished, but lacked a room-safe (safe deposit is available at Reception at a supplement) and facilities such as a mini-bar or tea/coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi reception was good and there was a large TV, albeit with no satellite channels. As is to be expected in a 3* hotel, there was no restaurant or bar. In summary, this is a well located and good value characterful hotel with the bonus of nearby public parking. My overall rating would have been higher, but for our miserable experience on check-in.

The hotel is a 17th Century Spanish building with a lovely inner courtyard. Room was nice and hotel staff friendly. The location is a short walk to the centre of town and the area was quiet in the evening. We will definately stay here again.

The Hotel is integrated into an old monastery which is a nice touch. Rooms are modern and a good size and breakfast was great. A short walk gets you to the main part of the city and the old town where most attractions and restaurants are.. You can walk to everything in Granada from here except a bus a bus up to the Alhambra may be needed.

This hotel is well placed, being just across the river from central Granada, and it's based on an old monastery. The entrance takes you past reception on to a beautiful cloistered courtyard, but there's no cafe, bar or even seating down here to make use of it. In fact there's no real restaurant or bar anywhere in this "hotel". Take the lift to your room and you could be in any clean and soul-less Ibis or Holiday Inn Express anywhere in the world (except there's no tea-making facilities..!). It was quite noisy too, during the day because it was next to a junior school, and also because our floor seemed entirely occupied by teenagers on an in-house foreign language course, classrooms and all! One more concern. Although other staff were polite and helpful, the receptionist on checkin was probably the rudest I have ever encountered in a lifetime of travel using probably thousands of hotels. Talking down to us like idiots, he refused to check us in unless we produced some form of "booking agents" voucher which we didn't have (and which it transpires he didn't need, when I finally threatened to go elsewhere). So not a place to relax, but it was a handy location fro a couple of days sightseeing.

This is a monastery so don't be check the 5 star accouterments. However the rooms are big enough, clean and have their own bathrooms. Inside the building it's refreshingly cool. There is a good restaurant very close by and the hotel is within walking distance of most things. They have a policy of one key per room but if you ask they will give you another. They kindly opened the dining room early on the day we left as we (tour group) had an early connection. However they were not prepared for the onslaught of 2 groups, one quite large. The staff did their best but things got a bit chaotic and a few people got a bit grumpy. Still, I would recommend this place and would definitely stay again.

Good location with an easy walk to the old town. Plenty of restaurants close to the hotel or a short walk away. Modern basic room with comfortable bed. Wardrobe alcove has a few hangers but no drawers. The room does not have a safe or a fridge. You can rent a safe but there are not enough for all guests.

Staff were very helpful and friendly Rooms very basic No fridge No safe Be careful in the bathroom and make sure the shower nozzle is pointing down, otherwise iyou have a tsunami Scratchy towels Not much space for luggage Bed ok Room very dark

The central courtyard of this hotel makes you feel like you are in the heart of Moorish Spain, which you are , of course, in Granada. It is a tiled, arcaded yard planted with orange and lemon trees and it is beautiful. The hotel bedrooms are in an extension wing and are modern, clean and comfortable but unexceptional; on a par with a decent Premier Inn. Our only disappointment with the room was that there weren't tea & coffee making facilities available - but I don't know if that's standard practice in Spain. Cold drinks were available from a vending machine on our floor. Breakfast was fine but again a standard buffet, self service approach. There was a more limited choice of cereal than in a British hotel but a good choice of pastries, range of bread, a cold selection of meat and cheeses and a hot selection of egg dishes and ham/bacon. The hotel is located a 10 to 15 minute walk from the centre of the city (Plaza Isabella, where you can catch the C3 bus up to the Alhambra) but it is a very pleasant walk along a tree lined, pedestrianised avenue. We stayed for three nights and would happily stay here again

Stayed one night in this hotel in June 2017. The Hotel is set in an old monastery style building, with central courtyard areas. Our bedroom was clean and modern, but was a bit on the small size, and basic. The hotel is located along the banks of a river, with one restaurant outside the gates of the hotel and others across on the other side of the river. Unfortunately we didnt arrive at the hotel until after 11.30pm. As room service finished at 10.30pm, we walked to the nearby restaurants however, we were unable to get anything to eat as they seemed to stop serving at midnight. Buffet breakfast was included in our room rate. The breakfast was very nice and had a good selection of food to choose from.

The interior of the entrance is of a lovely old style. The rooms however are more modern and therewith more average. The large terrace were a plus, the views towards the mountains very nice, the view on the school basketball fields less. The breakfast is best taken somewhere outside the hotel. The location is convenient for the center and the convention center. The service was good. Doubtful if I'd stay here again as I'd assume there are better hotels for the same price.

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to Granada Cathedral and Plaza Nueva
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Genil, Macià Monasterio de los Basilios is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Granada Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. This 76-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. On the riverwalk, it's also near Alhambra and San Jeronimo Monastery.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The 76 rooms are air-conditioned and have desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Macià Monasterio de los Basilios enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this historic hotel include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room (with extra bed 2 Adults + 1 Child)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room, Terrace

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (with extra bed 3 Adults)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 403 reviews