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“Speak softly and carry a big key” 4 of 5 stars
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Macia Condor
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda de la Constitucion 6, 18012 Granada, Spain   |  
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Ranked #85 of 129 Hotels in Granada
McLean, Virginia
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“Speak softly and carry a big key”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Macia Condor Granada is centrally located in this charming, historic Andalusian city and offers its guests a large, clean, comfortable room. It provides free wi-fi with a good signal, an in-room safe, adequate closet space including three drawers in the closet, and a flat-screen TV.

The bathroom amenities include a shower cap, shampoo, hair dryer, and shoe buffer, but no facial tissue dispenser -- still a slightly better offering than we encountered in most budget hotels that we stayed in during a 10-day group tour of Spain. The food at the Macia Condor was fine -- we enjoyed a good three-course dinner with live music one night, and an OK buffet breakfast the next morning.

There were some minor annoyances, emphasis on minor. First, the lifts / elevators apparently suffered from deferred maintenance, as the buttons for various floors did not always work the first time, so your floor might be bypassed several times before you finally made it to your stop. Some passengers would just get off wherever they could if their floor was skipped on the first pass, and would use the stairway to get to their floors -- not necessarily a good option when you are toting a lot of luggage or packages.

Second, noise from adjoining rooms was a bit of a problem in the hotel rooms, which are not exactly soundproof. To avoid disturbing your neighbors, it’s a good idea to keep the TV volume low and not speak too loudly.

Finally, and more trivially, instead of a small electronic card for room entry, the hotel requires its guests to haul around a large, bulky metal key for room entry. And that package is made even bulkier by the attached card that must be inserted into a slot by the door to if you want to turn on the lights or TV and otherwise use electricity. Most hotels that require electric power activation in the room just use the same small card that unlocks the door. But not the Macia Condor, whose key and power-activation card are attached like Siamese twins. Toting the bulky key and card combination does convey a bit of old-world charm, if you don’t mind it filling your pockets or purse.

That said, the Macia Condor was still the best hotel our tour group stayed at during our budget tour of Spain, in terms of both comfort and location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kirkcaldy, Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed here as part of a tour of Andalucia and, in many ways, it had the best location of those we visited. The centre of Granada is well within easy walking distance. The concierge staff were particularly helpful in organising a flamenco evening and in giving directions generally. The room was clean and comfortable and looked as if it may have been re-furbished recently. However, the re-furbishment clearly did not up-grade the electrical supply. Nowadays many people travel with e-readers, laptops, cameras and other devices all of which require re-charging. Our room (perhaps we were unlucky?!) had only one socket we could safely use and even that required the TV to be un-plugged. This a good, budget hotel with a helpful location - just don't arrive with flat batteries!!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter but have limited natural light.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights as part of a tour. Reception staff were friendly, rooms were a good size. We were lucky enough to get a room with a balcony overlooking the front. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There's a cafe in the lobby.

Breakfast was plentiful with the usual continental pastries and croissants. The coffee machine was excellent!! Delicious coffe, cappuccino AND a decent hot chocolate for once!!

Location is good. Out the hotel, turn left and if you walk 15/20 mins you can take a left into the Al Baicin area. Lots of food places, serving middle eastern food (if you fancy something different) and also halal places. I recommend Baraka, tiny place but very quaint. Staff were friendly and the food delicious. Also had good food at the buffet all you can eat place called Fresc Co on the main steet. If you carry on walking to the end of the main road you'll find to the left small souvenir shops and to the right high street shopping area. Some nice bags there ladies ;)! Also souvenir shops here too.

All in all I enjoyed my stay here and would stay here again. It's a good, comfortable hotel, one you look forward to going back to after a long day.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Solapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The location of the hotel is excellent. It is in walking distance from the renfe train station. It is 2 minutes away from supermarket. The rooms are of an old appearance and a bit small but the bathrooms are adequate and the hot water in the bathrooms is really hot. The Breakfast is well made and well set. What I liked most was the friendlyness and helpfullness of the staff. Especially I have particular thanks for Mr. Rahuel Copez who helped us a lot in time of panic especially when we missed our hotel pickup for alhambra day tour. If he would not have acted briskly and guided us promptly we definitely would have missed our full day alhambra and generalife tour which would have been a great loss to us [ Day and Money ]. Over a homely hotel for a short stay.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My wife and I booked a break through the AA - great value for money - we stayed for 5 nights at this Hotel - we did upgrade our room to have a balcony which was well worth it -

We found the staff to be very helpful - the place was clean and tidy - the breakfasts were more than adequate - the positioning of the Hotel was good, just a 10 minute walk from the Cathedral -

My wife is 60 and I 69 - we would recommend this Hotel if visiting Granada -

By the way, we had super weather as well !!

MICHAEL HOLLINGDALE

Room Tip: 409 - has a balcony, does look over the main street but has the Sun all day
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed for two nights as part of a coach trip to Granada. The location of the hotel is excellent, just a short walk to the cathedral and the city center. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast service was ok, nothing special.
The rooms were perfectly clean (cleaned every day) and the heater kept the rooms warm and comfortable so you could get a good night´s sleep.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Granada.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is not a 4* hotel, not even in Spain. We booked two double rooms (112 euros per room incl. breakfast). We got two smallish rooms that have not been renovated in the last 15-20 years. Despite booking two double rooms with bathtub/shower facilities, one of our rooms did not have a bathtub. When we approached the reception, we were told there was nothing they could do about it, as they were fully booked out.

Breakfast was poor and definitely was not worth the extra money we paid for it (12 euros per person). Every single item tasted generic (Lidl/Aldi brand like). Chaotic and not so friendly service from the waiters. A small breakfast room was full of people, with queues to a coffee machine and a toaster.

Would not come back.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avda de la Constitucion 6, 18012 Granada, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Macia Condor 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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