We (57 y.o. married couple) stayed at Hotel Casa 1800 Granada for 2 nights in mid-June 2014 after traveling from a 3 night stay at their sister hotel in Sevilla. We liked the Sevilla hotel and we also liked the Granada hotel. The Granada location is great for walking to all tourist sights. It's just a short block off Plaza Nueva, hidden away in the beginning of the maze of pedestrian streets (and stair/streets) that is the Albaicin district. We took the train from Sevilla to Cordoba (day trip) and then on to Granada, arriving at about 21:40. A short cab ride deposited us at Plaza Nueva, and the hotel's directions made it easy to find on foot by 22:00. We had previously communicated our late arrival, and someone was at the desk ready to check us in, offering two glasses of sherry and a bit of cheese from the set-up in the lobby. Like the Sevilla hotel, Casa 1800 Granada is a chic renovation of a courtyard house, and it is nicely decorated. The rooms and baths are a bit small by U.S. standards, but perfectly nice. Ours had a small window that looked into the internal courtyard, so yes, a bit airless as a previous reviewer noted. The solution for this (in the late springtime) is to leave a keycard in the slot when you go out, turning off all the lights but leaving the small AC unit on. Removing the keycard not only turns off all the lights automatically, but it cuts all power to the room, even that connected to the AC. Since there is no central system, your room can become a bit stale with the AC off. I recognize that this thwarts some of the energy-saving objectives, but Americans will not be happy returning to a room that has had no AC nor ventilation all day. Otherwise we experienced the same great staff service, same good quality €9 breakfast, and same free afternoon tea as in Sevilla; and we benefitted from the same great ambiance and central location. Plaza Nueva is a 2 minute walk away, the Cathedral a 4 minute walk, even the Alhambra's Pomegranate gate is only a 10 minute walk up nearby Cuesta de Gomerez. Based at Hotel Casa 1800 you are also surrounded by the Albaicin's tapas bars (I recommend Bodegas Castaneda on Calle Almireceros as the real deal, not the similarly named Antigua Bodega Castaneda), tea houses (we had fun in the Ali Baba on Calle de la Caldereria Nueva), and even a Flamenco tablao (we saw a good show at Le Chien Andalou on Carrera del Darro as a quicker alternative to a walk up into Sacramonte). Final tip if staying in this area: we had one of the best 'free walking tours' that we've ever had in any city with Nicolas of Pancho Tours. His Albaicin and Sacromonte walking tour meets every day at 11:00 at the Plaza Nueva fountain, and is not to be missed. He is a font of humor and information, and you will gain access to spots that you will never find on your own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel in the heart of Granada, at the foot of the Alhambra. Hotel Casa 1800 Granada is located at the Miguelete´s house a seventeenth century building located in the historic center of Granada, the Albaicin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Room Mate Migueletes Granada
- Room Mate Migueletes Hotel Granada