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Hotel Alhambra Palace
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza Arquitecto Garcia de Paredes 1, 18009 Granada, Spain (Realejo - San Matias)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 127 hotels in Granada
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“Breathtaking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel close to Alhambra but downside is it is 15 minute walk from the main attractions in the city. Staff are courteous and very helpful. Restaurant has good food but expensive. The views are gorgeous from the rooms. The hotel was very quiet probably because it was off season. The front staff were very helpful in making Callisto make reservations for us. Had a wonderful time!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I am so glad we chose to stay here, it was truly a luxurious hotel with beautiful architecture and design-reminded me of Indian palaces in Jaipur. The staff were very friendly and helped with local suggestions. They also gave us walking directions to the city. It is also just a short walk from the palace. There was a national labor strike on one of the days that we were there and we felt very safe and had a chance to enjoy the hotel. The rooms were spacious with a nice view of the city. They could upgrade the carpet as they seemed a bit old. No coffee maker in the room, but the bar and restaurant staff were very nice and was always a pleasure to go down for a cup of coffee or drinks. They even made yummy vegetarian sandwiches for us, late one night. The breakfast spread was extensive and really yummy. Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend Alhambra Palace hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We loved our two night stay at Alhambra Palace hotel. From the moment we arrived we knew we had chosen the right place to stay. Perfect location to visit Alhambra as its only minutes to walk there. Stunning Arabesque style architecture and wonderful view of the city below.
Our rooms unfortunately did not have a great view but were comfortable, warm and close together.
The bar area is a great place to relax, have a drink and take in the stunning surroundings of both the hotel and view. Dinner was very delicious and service excellent. Breakfast also was very good.
The hotel organised a three hour tour of Alhambra for our family and we were impressed with the knowledge of our guide. We had a very enjoyable tour. Overall we would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Alhambra.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The hotel is conveniently situated about 10 mins from the Alhambra Palace. The old town of Granada was a downhill walk which took about 10 mins. There were various ways to access the old town, all very interesting. Our room was on the 4th floor and included a balcony. It overlooked Granada where we also enjoyed the sunset. The room was very clean but the bathroom was a little cramped. The hotel's terrace was a very relaxing place to be and we enjoyed views of the Sierra Nevada and Granada. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble. The decor was traditional Moorish and the hotel is updating some of the areas. We plan to return here in the future.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We decided to visit Granada and get away from rainy England and all the New Year festivities. Luckily I chose this wonderful old hotel, a ten minute walk up the hill, to the Alhambra. We had a junior suite which was large and full of character. There is a very moorish\arabic feel to the hotel which reminded us of The Mamounia in Marrakech before it had its makeover. Truthfully the Alhambra Palace is dated but we both loved the feeling of space and you could not rival the views over Granada. The ladies at the Reception were incredibly friendly and helpful. They couldn't do enough to help us with choice of restaurants and getting about in Granada. The real winner was the terrace with its breathtaking views over Granada. We had tea and drinks there every day and watched the sun turning red and slowly going down - the snow capped mountains glistening in the background was another magical sight.

We had breakfast in little cafes as we are not great breakfast eaters but the large restaurant served a good buffet breakfast every morning. The walk down to the town was an easy 15 minutes or so and all the upping and downing was good exercise! We both agreed this was a hotel we would return to if visiting Granada again. I have never slept so well as at the Alhamabra Palace as it was so quiet and the large bed was extremely comfortable.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This was a really nice choice. The hotel was about five-ten minutes walk from the Alhambra. Our balcony overlooked the city and the view was spectacular. The staff was very accomodating. Service overall was quite good. We sat on the bar/patio area seems to be where everyone convenes and it's easy to see why - comfy and cozy, nice lighting, etc. We didn't eat in the restaurant but had a nice light meal in the bar area. Our room was small but comfortable. The bed was ok. Internet service to the rooms was pretty crummy. They use Movistar wifi, which worked ok in the public areas downstairs but was iffy in the rooms above. Breakfast was ok, not great. There was a kind of standard breakfast buffet, nothing special. No acual table service. We ordered up breakfast in the room one morning, which was much better. I had womdered about getting a place so far up on the hill but it was so easy to get into town. The 30 bus comes by the hotel every five minutes. There are also tons of cabs. We had a car but just left it parked the whole time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Excellent location, and views, staff helpful and informative. Close to the Alhambra Palace and just a few minutes down to the city, clean, excellent breakfast, a little dated, but nice to see the history of the hotel and the traditional decor.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plaza Arquitecto Garcia de Paredes 1, 18009 Granada, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Realejo - San Matias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Granada
#13 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#15 Family Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alhambra Palace 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a revival of a grand tradition of European hospitality at Hotel Alhambra Palace. Inspired by the beauty of the Alhambra, our hotel conjures up a sense of culture, aristocracy and elegance. Relax on one of our terraces with a refreshing drink or outstanding gastronomy. Hotel Alhambra Palace has been offering stylish Granada hotel accommodation since 1910. Experience 100 years of tradition and unique Granada hotel living in the Hotel Alhambra Palace. ... more   less 
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