Just returned after staying three nights at this hotel and overall we were very impressed. One word of caution though it's one hell of a climb up to the hotel after being dropped off by the airport bus at the cathedral (nearest stop.) Better to get on the Alhambra bus number 30 which leaves from the same bus stops and it will drop you off virtually right outside the hotel and only costs 1.20e. If using a taxi to the hotel expect to pay in the region of 30.00e. Same applies when exploring, walk down, bus up. You can walk very easily to the Alhambra in about ten minutes, likewise into town ten to fifteen minutes. The hotel from the outside is very impressive and even more impressive inside. Check in was very quick and staff were friendly enough. But do not expect any kind of acknowledgement when going in or out from the reception staff. Probably because they get so many visitors off the street wanting to see the hotel. We were shown to our room, 203 which was of a very reasonable size and in good decorative order, with a small balcony with a superb view over the city. The same could not be said of the bathroom which was showing signs of needing some TLC, lots of paint peeling from the walls. You will find the bed is on the very firm side and no duvets or quilts here it's old fashioned blankets and sheets. Other than that it was acceptable. Hotel has free WiFi and signal was good in this room. The public areas of the hotel are maintained very well, rooms slightly less. But I am being very picky. There is one location in the hotel that visitors head for and that is the bar terrace. Wow, what a view. Sat here several times with a drink and snacks looking out over the city from a great height. This is the location visitors to the hotel also make for as well as the fantastic Moorish architecture throughout the hotel. Looked as if parts of the Lawrence Of Arabia film had been filmed there, but it was of course it was actually filmed in Seville (just in case you were wondering.) Food and beverages in the hotel are, as to be expected on the high side but OK for a simple baguette at lunch before venturing out for an afternoon sightseeing. Check out was hassle free and they kept our bags safe while we explored some more before taking a taxi to the airport (taxi stand opposite the hotel.) This is a very good four star establishment and would be worth five stars if the bathroom was in order and they supplied tea and coffee in the rooms, which they do not. That was a bit of a surprise really in this day and age. With regards to condition I suppose we should bare in mind that it was built in 1910 I believe. Having said all this we would definitely use this hotel again if visiting Granada.
- Also Known As:
- Alhambra Palace Granada
- Alhambra Palace Hotel
- 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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