As others have noted, the location is excellent. You can walk to the Alhambra (up a very steep street) not too far from the hotel, or take a bus from the Plaza Nuevo, which is a few minutes away. There are many tapas bars within a short walking distance. The Cathedral and the Royal Chapel (that contains the tomb of Isabel and Ferdinand) are around a 10 minute walk away.
The staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming. They had a complimentary aperitif in the "library", which was a unique touch.
We paid a bit more for a deluxe room, which had a nice view of the Alhambra from a small balcony. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub with a shower head; however, it did not have protection (e.g., no shower curtain) when taking a shower, so the water splashed over the floor. The curtains and window shutters do an excellent job of blocking out the light. It is a little noisy, but the hotel provides earplugs. The room had hardwood floors; the bathroom had a brick floor. The stencils near the ceiling were a treat to have in the room. The wireless internet connection was not working when we were there. While there was a computer downstairs for guests, it also lost its internet connection.
The taxi from the train station to the hotel was around 7 euros. Even thought it is a pedestrian street, the taxi took us to the front door.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A building from the 16th century has become a hotel, taking its spirit from the essence of Juan Ramón 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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- Also Known As:
- El Ladron De Agua Hotel Granada