Let me start by saying that the location is great: in the old part of the city, just by the river and the cobbled street that runs along it to the square. I had thought we had booked a superior room with a view of the Alhambra: however when we arrived we got a room facing a wall and the sideways view of the city up the hill behind us. The staff were very friendly (even if we had to wait a while to check in) and helpful, and there is plenty of information on visits and the attractions of the city. The central atrium of the old palace makes a fantastic foyer and the complementary sangria in the afternoon was a nice touch.
My major gripe with the hotel is the rooms: ours had very ordinary decor with extremely hard mattresses and terrible artwork on the walls (laughably horrible portraits of strange women). When you're visiting a lot of places in succession the quality of the beds is important and on this trip, this was definitely the worst bed. After one uncomfortable night we asked if it was possible to change rooms because our sleep was so broken: "unfortunately no", they couldn't because the hotel was full. However they did make the beds up with additional duvets and blankets under the bottom sheet, which was appreciated.
You can imagine our faces when we came out of our room on the second morning ready to leave and found ... a brand new mattress standing outside our room. In fact, brand new mattresses standing outside all the rooms on our floor. Seems like we missed the new mattress boat by two days.Breakfasts were good with a wide range to chose from to suit different tastes, however you might have to queue for the coffee pot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 16th-century Palacio De Santa Ines, in the Unesco World Heritage Albayzín district, is a 5 minute walk from Granada Cathedral. Crossing the small hall at the entrance, visitors will be fascinated by the courtyard beauty because of its fountain, columns, balustrades and in particular, of Renaissance frescos painted by Alexander Mayner and Giulio Romano, Rafael’s disciples, who came to Granada in 1520 to paint the Peinador Queen of the Alhambra and ... Palacio de Santa Ines.This picturesque hotel consists of 35 rooms, consists of two small sixteenth century Mudejar buildings. The first one is called the Eternal Father's House, restructured in 1995, gave rise to the Hotel and has been expanded in 2001 with the renovation of the building adjoining the St. Agnes’ s laundry. The hotel terrace offers panoramic views of the Alhambra. All the rooms are equipped with a safe, minibar, private bathroom, hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms are duplex, meanwhile the Superior Rooms offer Alhambra view.A buffet breakfast is available and the hotel offers tea and coffee in the afternoon. Free Wi-Fi is available and there is 24-hour front desk. Hotel staff can reserve tickets for shows, guided tours to the Alhambra Palace and other events. They also help you with travel arrangements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palacio De Santa Ines Hotel Granada
- Palacio De Santa Ines Granada