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Hotel Alixares
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo de la Sabica, 40 | Avenida Del Generalife, 18009 Granada, Spain   |  
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Ranked #76 of 127 Hotels in Granada
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Location ------and value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Yup -it's near the Alhambra.Yup -it's a pleasant walk into Granada.[walk down -get the bus back]We obviously got lucky with the room-good size,nicely furnished,quiet[tho' not soundproof].Buffet dinner and breakfast more than adequate tho' we were invaded by the Japanese 'locusts' who descended on one part of the dining room and stripped the buffet bare[quickly replenished by the efficient staff]We were treated to a folk group whose authenticity was somewhat compromised by their mobiles clattering into life mid-song and a very hard sell of their CD.The front-desk and housekeeping staff were friendly and efficient
So,what have we got? A perfectly adequate stop-over if you are visiting the Alhambra.Especally, if you get a decent price.We got 42.5 Euro room price thru' one the better known web booking sites.Buffet dinner was 14 euro each and b/fast 8 euro apiece.Car park 15 euro

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location for visiting the Alhambra Palace, could not be in a better position and the walk down to the city of Granada is a beautiful walk through a lovely wooded area, in fact there are several walkways down to the city all of which are very enjoyable, but for those not able to walk far there is a very good bus service. I enjoyed my stay at the hotel and found the staff to be pleasant and friendly and the restaurant was bright and airy, buffet breakfast and dinner, adequate choice and of a reasonable standard. Our bedroom was of a good size and en-suite with bath and shower. Small bar area with TV, but no lounge area for relaxing after a days sightseeing. Generally this hotel is a great place to stop over while visiting the Alhambra and Granada.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Located opposite the Alhambra, but a good 10 min walk from town, we thought this hotel with it's 4* rating would be great. Wrong! Drab, bland, dated, tired and in need of modernisation. Our bathroom door had 'woodruff' leaving mdf shavings all over the floor every time we opened or closed it. Towels were frayed. Bedroom was a bit grotty - laminate flooring with skirtings coming away from the wall and bashed looking furniture. An evening meal and breakfast were included with the tour. The buffet had a sufficient selection of food although I personally didn't find it very appetising. And the service, well - whip it quick! I was still holding the knife and fork when they took the plate away....A real coach party outing. If you are spending any real time in Granada, there are loads of better hotels on offer.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kent. UK
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7 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I entirely agree with Edna G. Yes the hotel is very convenient for the Alhambra, but it is vast and suffers from multiple coachloads of tourists (in particular from Japan) who are extremely noisy and have no consideration for other guests, pushing their way around, gathering in groups in each other's bedrooms and having a ball there, hogging the small computer room reserved for guests or monopolising the entrance hall and sitting area which are are unable to accomodate so many people at one time.
The reception desk is always busy and guests have to wait whilst the staff deal with local suppliers, and the English spoken by some front desk staff is not all that good leading to misunderstandings. They really are too busy to give good individual service and shrug off complaints as if unable to do anything about them. The Japanese tours get their cases delivered to their door but other guests are just pointed in the right direction for the lifts.
The nicest person there and the most helpful was actually the Spanish chambermaid who serviced our room.
The dinner food was not all that good and in particular the meat dishes were overcooked due to being kept on hot plates for too long. A cold dish of mussels in red sauce gave one of us an upset stomach.
At breakfast things were chaotic. The fruit salad was out of a tin, there was no smoked salmon or Spanish ham on the buffet. The coffee machines had to be prodded to work and either served half a cup or poured out overflowing quantities. There was no cold milk. It is true that the cutlery was not all that clean and the china was chipped. The petits pains au chocolat were nice though.

It is a maze of corridors and some rooms face inwards, and their occupants probably do not realise that they are visible when lights are on. Our bedroom where beds and their occupants were exposed to passers- by when the door was open was cramped as it had a pillar in it which took space, spoiling the configuration of the room. The bathroom door did not close, exposing one to other occupants when sitting on the loo. Though another room with a parquet floor where our friends were was much better.
It was the worst of the four star hotels we stayed at in Spain and was described by another guest as "cattle class". This is hardly surprising due to its location, but more attention to individual guests would not go amiss even if the coachfuls are their bread and butter.They will never see those patrons again and should pay a little more attention to those who would be more likely likely to return and who also pay more than the touring companies.
It probably is cooler in the summer than similar hotels near the centre, but it has the disadvantage of being far from the other attractions, though the little minibus a hundred meters down the road to town runs every quarter of an hour and is cheap. However the driver is likely to be "punctual on the dot" and even if he sees you waving three yards back he goes off with an empty bus and you have to wait for the next. We saw a mother rushing towards the bus with a little girl who fell down but that particular driver was more considerate and waited.
Otherwise the city has other treasures than the Alhambra and the Capella Real is magnificent. The cathedral is getting restoration behing the main altar at the moment but still is very impressive. Nothing to do with the hotel I know, but worth a mention.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We picked up this hotel because of its location: just a minute walk from the entrance of Alhamra. For a 4-star hotel, it is not worth the money we paid for it. First, the reception guy who was at front desk at the time of our check-in wasn't very friendly, forget about things like to suggest some advice or provide any helpful information. I asked for a map and some information about the landmarks of Granada, but the receptionist quickly showed me the map and said that everything is written there. Maybe they were very busy at that time, I don't know, but they didn't look genuinly glad to serve the guests, as it should be in this industry.
Our room was nice and well furnished, but the bathroom wasn't very clean. There was a free Internet, which is great.
Not very clean was the restaurant either. Even though the breakfast was very rich and included a huge variety of tasty and fresh foodf, we were having hard time in finding a nicely washed plate or a spoon, because most of them had stains and little pieces of left food on them. Other than that, the food was really delicious: the croissants were freshly baked, there were some Andalusian meals too, a lot of friuts and beverages. Overall, the restaurant offerred a pretty good selection of cold and hof food.
You can leave your vehicle at the private parking of Alhambra and as a guest of the hotel, you'll pay only 15 euros per day.
We wanted to visit Alhambra in the morning, that is why for us this hotel had the most convenient location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rapperswil
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The closeness to the Al Hambra was the reason why we choose this Hotel. The walk into town is about 10 - 15min. Walking back up takes you a bit longer. You can park your car at the hotel as well. The access by road to the hotel is great.
The Albayzin is a great place to explore. Just don't forget to look down every now and then. Granada is a dog city.....

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cwmbran
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161 reviews 161 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and the rooms, staff and food were all good. We had the buffet in the evening on the first night which was excellent and having eaten out at lunchtime in Granada on the second day, we decided to eat in the hotel bar where there is a snacks and bar meals menu available.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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: Paseo de la Sabica, 40 | Avenida Del Generalife, 18009 Granada, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #76 of 127 Hotels in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alixares 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The complete Alixares hotel is located opposite the stunning Alhambra, one of the most wonderful monuments in the world, and a 15-minute walk from Granada's city centre. The hotel offers its guests a comfortable and cosy atmosphere in a modern environment. Hotel Alixares offers Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the building, a reception desk open 24 hours, several fully equipped meeting and conference rooms, an Internet Point, an outdoor swimming pool, a private parking area, a bar and a restaurant, just to mention some. ... more   less 
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