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El Ladron de Agua
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carrera del Darro 13, 18010 Granada, Spain   |  
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Ranked #5 of 127 Hotels in Granada
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24 reviews
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“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is located at the foot of the hill where the Alhambra is located. It is on a quite street. This part of Granada is off limits to private cars so you must park outside the controlled area and take a taxi to your hotel.

The hotel is wonderful and I would highly recommend for any tourist visiting the Alhambra. the rooms are large and clean. The bathroom is also very nicely appointed. There are many restaurants within a block or two.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The hotels location couldn't be better. Right at the start of the mainly pedestrian Albaicin (old moorish area) and 100 metres from Plaza Nuevo from where you can get taxis or buses if needed. If you have rented a car you will need to park it in any of the old town garages and either hop into a taxi to the plaza or simply walk. The hotel will stamp your garage ticket for you to get a tourist discount.
The building itself is very old but renovated to a certain modern standard. When you open the large heavy door opposite the Darro river you enter into the reception and from that into an open courtyard that has a canopy at roof level. In the centre of the courtyard is a water feature and all around on the upper floors are dark wood galleries off of which are all the rooms.

Each room has exposed beams and dark wood traditional furniture with a tiled floor. Of course on top of those beams are the floorboards and tiles in the room above, which does not make for good sound insulation. Every footstep or movement of a chair can be heard below. This is not very condusive to a good nights sleep if the person above has to get up at 4am to catch a flight! Having said that, Granada is busy to the early hours anyway with bars, restaurants and nightclubs available to the many spanish and foreign students, tourists and free living modern hippies and gipsies who frequent the Sacromonte area.

The staff are extremely helpful and charming. Get them to book your slot at the ALHAMBRA as it safes so much time and confusion. All speak perfect english except the night porter whose role seems purely to open the door at 2am in the morning. Granada can be quite a party town but without the drunken louts who frequent the likes of Torremolinos.

This is a great place to stay because of its location, but could just do with some rugs in the rooms or some other form of sound insulation. Dare I say it but how about covering over the beams and filling the void with insulation??

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Last month my husband and I stayed four nights at El Ladron de Agua in Granada, Spain. The hotel is in a good position, right on the pedestrian street facing the Darro river in the old quarter of town, and a short walk to the city centre in one direction and the Alhambra in another. We requested, as always, a quiet non-smoking room and decided to pay more for a deluxe plus room with a view of the Alhambra, which was the reason for our holiday in Andalucia. Our room was on the top (2nd) floor, and, like all the rooms in the hotel, had a poetic title instead of a room number. Ours was called 'La Fuente Opalina' and it had a view across the street and river to the hill opposite where a tower of the Alhambra could be seen on top. The hotel has a spartan, monastic quality to its decor. Our room was smallish and plain, with dark wooden furniture, a stained terracotta tiled floor (no rugs), and one armchair - it wasn't exactly what we were expecting from the title 'deluxe plus' but it was reasonably comfortable. Breakfast, downstairs, were adequate, but not served with a lot of humour or grace. Unfortunately, the main problem during our stay was that our room was directly underneath the main suite, which, during two nights of our stay, was inhabited by a guest with either a hyperactivity disorder or a prostate problem, or both. He woke us several times a night, pacing about his room, dropping things onto the bare floor, and inexplicably moving furniture or heavy suitcases around. From 6am he was up agin and pacing constantly until leaving the room around 7.30am. We checked out of the hotel grumpy and desperately in need of sleep. Anyone else considering this hotel and wanting a view should request one of the two other rooms on the 2nd floor fronting the street - 'La Luna Asoma' and 'Fantasia Betica' - which would be preferable as there are no rooms, and therefore no noisy guests, above.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Philadelphia
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123 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This charming hotel is wonderfully located on the Carrera del Darro, a charming pedestrian (except for taxis) street along the Darro River below the Alhambra. Although there is no hotel parking do not be discouraged. There is a public parking garage, the San Agustin Carpark, next to the cathedral and near Plaza Nueva, that is a 10 minute walk or a short taxi ride from the hotel. Although we initially had concerns about the parking arrangement, it turned out to be quite easy, and our experience at the hotel made this inconvenience more than worth it. The hotel’s center atrium is beautiful and peaceful. Our room, Generalife, was spacious and had a nice view of the Alhambra. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, with good suggestions for touring and dining. They arranged in advance of our arrival for the group Alhambra tour. Breakfast was included in our booking and was wonderful, with a large buffet table with savories and sweets, fresh fruits and juice, served along with excellent cappuccino. The location of El Ladron made it easy to visit the Alhambra and Albaicin as well as Granada’s other attractions. We look forward to returning to this special place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This 15-room hotel in a heavily renovated 17th-century mansion is located on a narrow pedestrian street bordering a stream at the foot of the Alhambra and in the heart of the Albaizin, the old Moorish quarter. Opening the ancient door on the hotel's unadorned facade, you find yourself in a starkly modern foyer decorated with poetry-inspired wall hangings. Beyond that, the once-open central courtyard of the house has been converted into a marble-floored lounge with an artistic central bubbling fountain. The rooms on upper floors open onto galleries around this space, and are each named after a poem or musical composition. I found my room amply sized, and very comfortable, with the most luxurious array of pillows I have ever enjoyed in a hotel and an excellent bathroom. With the location on a pedestrian street, there was no traffic noise. Wireless internet access was good (and free). A nice breakfast is served in a below-ground brick-arched room, probably once a cistern. The hotel staff, notably the gorgeous Violeta, were uniformly cheerful, friendly and helpful. An early wake-up call and taxi to the airport were efficiently organized. Perhaps the single best feature of the hotel is its location -- practically everything in Granada is within walking distance, and even the Alhambra is reachable for those with good legs and stout hearts. In all, this was one of the most charming, comfortable and convenient hotels I can recall. Strongly recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street and the Alhambra have tiny balconies and are especially pleasant.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wylye
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Just back from a 3 night stay. The hotel is extremely well situated in this compact city ad everywhere we wanted to visit was in walking distance. Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The room was comfortable if a little small but had everything we needed, the bedding was great and we slept extremely well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Stayed here during a weekend trip. Hotel is well located in the old town, easy walking distance to the Alhambra. Beautiful atrium and simply rooms with character, highly recommend.

Don't hire a car, it's not really required in Granada and you will need to leave in a parking garage, approx 20 Euros per 24 hours.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carrera del Darro 13, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Granada
#5 Family Hotel in Granada
#6 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Ladron de Agua 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A building from the 16th century has become a hotel, taking its spirit from the essence of Juan Ramon Jimenez's journey and his poems. Its privileged location in the heart of Granada, at the foot of the Albayzin; its rooms bathed in the light of the Alhambra; its colonnaded patio; its lounge, vestibule and well/cistern... All these charms will lead you to the sound of water, and to a peace that will give you inner harmony. ... more   less 
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