Parador De Granada4.0 out of 5.0
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Well if you are going to visit the Alhambra then this is the place to stay. A very nice hotel with an friendly and efficient staff. We ate at the restaurant both nights of our stay and found the service be to less than impressive however, the food was good but not outstanding with the same dishes on different nights to be not as well prepared. The rooms are average in size but well appointed our shower was wonderful and the bath was a Jacuzzi tub very nice. Our room had a nice view over the gardens and up to the Generalife section of the Alhambra property. Secure parking on site and an easy downhill stroll to the entrance gate rather than an uphill trek is notable.
This is a very special and wonderful hotel located within the Alhambra complex providing an oasis of calm and sophistication with the opportunity to savour the unique atmosphere after the tourists have all gone home. Finding your way into the hotel car park can be slightly challenging (your reservation will be checked at the barrier) but when you park up and wander through the gatehouse of the 15th century convent of San Francisco the beauty enfolds you and the gardens are truly amazing. The staff are charming, the rooms are pleasant and well appointed with the usual "Parador functionality" and the food in the restaurant is superb. It is also well worth having lunch al fresco to make the most of the stunning views across to the Generalife.
We spent Christmas night at the Parador and had dinner at the restaurant. Our double room looked out to the Generalife. Lit up at night, it was gorgeous. We had a welcome bottle of cava and sweets. The dinner was superb, especially the cod, the cold almond soup and the fig ice cream. Staff were welcoming and helpful. It is expensive but the convenience and view were worth it.
To stay on the grounds of the Alhambra in this parador, a former monastery, is a very special experience. It’s peaceful, tranquil and, yes, heavenly. The rooms are very comfortable with ample space and amenities, all tastefully appointed. We arrived Christmas Eve day and enjoyed a lovely holiday dinner in the dining room. Breakfasts are delicious as well with plenty to choose from. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stunning to behold. The Islamic architecture is the most captivating. Washington Irving wrote ‘The Tales of the Alhambra’ here. You can easily spend hours strolling through the gorgeous gardens listening to the murmur of Moorish fountains. To this day, fresh water is supplied to Granada from the surrounding snowy mountain peaks without the use of pumps through centuries old conduits. If it’s possible, the parador made this visit an even more truly memorable experience. We loved every minute!
You are going to the Alhambra and you want the absolute best hotel with a Juliet balcony that looks over the Alhambra ... THIS IS IT ... this is the place to book... don’t doubt me now as I love luxury hotels and this is the bomb! You will live within the Alhambra ... yes this hotel is within the Alhambra grounds itself ... and walk to your tour and you will live in an old monastery with a fantastic Restaurent that prides itself in its local cuisine. The hotel is historic and epic. The rooms are stylish and well appointed and as you look out your window you see the Alhambra ... I don’t need to say more ... when you go to Disneyland you want a hotel that looks out into the Disney castle ... same thing here but this is epic history. Things to do ... they have this bicycle tour through Granada where the bicycle is powered :) yes this saved my bacon as I had an awful man flu coming on and I definitely needed the powered bike on hills
It took some years before we could finally arrange just one night here, so book WELL in advance. Yes, it's expensive! And no, it most certainly does not compare with the luxury hotels of Paris! But there you are, surrounded by the gardens of the Alhambra! What a view! Each room is uniquely furnished with authentic antiques (or perhaps excellent reproductions) and tasteful art. The restaurant excellent, but not extraordinary.
Our standard room was very standard on the ground floor with no view in a new section. We paid to upgrade to a larger suite but with a small functionless longe area. The room was disappointing for the cost which I felt was excessive. For this cost I don’t expect plastic spoons and the room was nothing special. I understand we were privileged to be in a part of the Alhambra Palace but the common parts of the hotel weren’t extensive enough to feel it. After hundreds of euros a night to be charged extra for breakfast in a room that was more Like an airport lounge was disappointing. Next time I would not stay here but In the city and make the short journey up to the Alhambra by taxi
We decided to stay here as we only had limited time to visit Alhambra and we wanted to maximise our time there. We arrived by car and went through a security barrier to access the hotel area. There is secure parking next to the parador which you access by pressing a button and the hotel then lets you in. The parador is next to one of the entry gates to the Generalife gardens. We booked our ticket via Ticketmaster which meant that we had to go to the main entrance area to pick up our tickets - I think they have now started a new system which removes this inefficiency (see reviews of Alhambra). We booked tickets for two days as the rates are quite good in December and this enabled us to spread out our visit. The hotel has a lunch area and dinner restaurant and a small seating area but no other facilities. The expectation is that you will spend most of your time at the Alhambra. Our first room was exceptionally small so it is probably worth trying to book a larger more expensive room if you want to spend any time in your room. The hotel kindly moved us as we found the room to be a bit noisy and there was a strong smell of paint. The second room was very slightly bigger. Breakfast was a buffet and there was plenty of choice for dinner. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend this for people who want convenience and who only have limited time. In winter the gardens shut at 6 so it is worth bearing this in mind as you will have quite a lot of time until dinner.
You can’t get closer to the jewel that is Al Hambra, which sits overlooking Granada. The Parador is a former monastery and the minimalist decor harkens back to its history. Our spacious suite had a lovely view of Generalife, the summer palace. At reception, we met Nestor who couldn’t have more helpful. We loved his recommendation of visiting Hammam, where we had massages and took advantage of the baths (bring a bathing suit). You need to book the hotel many months in advance and at the same time, it is essential to book your English language tour of Al Hambra given the maximum number of tourists is 7,000 per day (and it is almost always sold out.)
This hotel is simply amazing. Once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in a luxury hotel in the Alhambra. Our room had a view of the summer palace - beautiful. Service was top notch everyone was so helpful and friendly. Our concierge arranged for tours and dinners for us and had great recommendations. My only complaints were the beds were a little hard for me and the hair dryer was awful - small, minimal power and i had to hold a button in the whole time to get the dryer to work.
- Walking distance to Alhambra and Generalife
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Central District, Parador De Granada is adjacent to Alhambra and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Generalife. This 40-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Granada hotel are Plaza Nueva and Granada Cathedral.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
All 40 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards.
Guests of Parador De Granada enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance. This historic hotel also has a garden.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1396 reviews