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Hostal Lima
C/Laurel De Las Tablas, 17, 18002 Granada, Spain (Centro - Sagrario)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 93 Granada B&B and Inns
New Delhi, India
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“Lovely hosts, great rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I stayed in Hostal Lima for 4 nights in September. I had originally booked it for 2 days, but decided to extend my stay as I found the city and the hotel extremely charming. The rooms are inexpensive and very comfortable and clean. The hotel is centrally located, minutes away from the cathedral and various plazas.

I absolutely loved the hosts, Monolo and his wife Mari Carmen. Even though I speak no Spanish and Carmen speaks no English, we managed to communicate through google translator. She was very gracious and even though I had not booked breakfast, she invited me for breakfast, free of cost! Monolo is very informative and has excellent recommendations for places to see and dine. The breakfast is yummy and there are lots of options to eat.

All in all a very charming hotel - one I will come back to if and when I return to Granada (hopefully soon!).

Room Tip: Hostal Lima 1 does not have an elevator, so if you have lot of luggage, ask for groundfloor/1st floo...
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  • Stayed September 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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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We arrived at the hostal and Carmen warmly greeted us with a map of the attractions in the city and how to get there easily. Our room was immaculately clean and well appointed (hair dryer, shampoo, soap, TV, etc.). Breakfast is served just steps away at Hostal Lima 2 and was PLENTY to eat. Assorted breads, fruit, cereals, ham, cheese and breakfast pastry. Manolo, who seems to have limitless energy, took our order for our drink (coffee, cappuccino, chocolate milk, freshly squeezed OJ, I'm sure it was more but I can't think of it) and invited us to serve ourselves. It was great :) Manolo's mom cooks a few times a week and he offers guests the option of dining. At no time did we feel pressured to do so. We chose to try it and are so glad that we did. She made a delicious dinner of salmorejo, paella (loaded with shell fish) and an absolutely wonderful tarta de queso for dessert. Carmen and Manolo couldn't have been more gracious and accommodating. We stayed at Hostal Lima 1 with the smaller simpler rooms and found it completely comfortable. For those looking for a little more room and luxury, I believe the Hostal Lima 2 (just steps away) offers those accommodations.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We found Granada to be such a romantic city. The whole experience of Granada was doubled by our accomodation in Hostal Lima, a true gem in the heart of the city. The distinction of the hotel is given both by its design but the most important by the passion of its owners. Manolo is quite an extraordinary host, he gave us a lot of personal recommandations of what to see and where to eat, and introduced us to the andaluzian lifetsyle.
The Hotel is located perfectly, on a quiet street, a couple of minutes walking distance to the Cathedral and the center. We arrived by car and Manolo guided us to a public parking nearby where we left our car.
The hotel is decorated in andaluzian style, its design is spectacular and it feels somehow you are in a museum, but an intimate one. The rooms are cosy and again with a specific design.
The breakfast was another glorious experience, since Manolo again was extremely attentive with all the guests; the food was delicous also.
The highlight of our staying was however a dinner cooked by Manolo's mother. If he tells you about this dinner when you check-in, do not hesitate to choose to attend it since is a greatly romantic dinner in the cosy small breakfast room of the hotel, transformed into an exquisite romantic site. The food consisted in tipical andaluzian dishes: salmorejo + seafood paella (unbelievably good) + desert and other surprises.
The hospitability of our hosts was something to be remembered and the place became a reference point for us.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This hotel is the best in town.... We stayed here two nights in April of 2012. We loved it and will stay here again next time we are in Granada. Manolo and his family are extremely nice people. They make you feel right at home. The room was very clean and beautifully decorated with old world items. Had a nice balcony overlooking the narrow charming street.. In the morning, they provided a wonderful breakfast, yummy homemade goodies that Manolo's mom makes daily. The fresh squeeze orange juice is heavenly. I felt like Manolo was an uncle far away from home. By the way, the people in Granada are the nicest in all Spain.

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We have stayed at the hostel Lima on various occasions after we first stumbled upon it three years ago.
We are always so impressed with this place that we continue to return as much as possible. When skiing in Granada we also chose to stay here instead of in the resort.
Location- excellent, right in the centre but also tucked away in a quiet location. All sites of interest/the town is a short stroll away
Hospitality- Great!! The couple who own it are just amazing and extremely friendly. They even give us a hug when we visit now!
Rooms- There is a good mixture, you can either be extravagant or basic. All in all extremely clean and well equipped. The beds are just soooo comfy! You will sleep for ages!
Breakfast when offered only in summer- Is very good
Parking- is very easy and located around the corner, you can drop bags right at the door and the guy will accompany you to the parking which is offered at a lower rate for guests

All in all, great for solo, couples, families. This place is a real hidden and very affordable hotel in Granada. The couple who own it will assist you in booking trips and seeing the whole of what Granada has to offer, they also speak multiple languages.

Room Tip: Stayed in many rooms, all have been good. If on a budget ask for the small single rooms (they are ju...
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  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This hotel is simply amazing. The people are friendly and helpful and speak so many different languages! The hotel was clean and the bed was the most comfortable I had in all of Spain. The hotel is in a quiet location, just off of a pretty plaza, but is within a 10 minute walk of every major site (except the Alhambra, of course!)
In addition, Hostal Lima offers a fantastic breakfast that is open for good hours for tourists who sightsee early, and those who do the Spanish way and stay out very late!
This hotel is very well-tended and is more than worth the money. Excellent choice for Granada.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My friend and I visited Hostal Lima for 2 nights in July. We were very impressed and cannot fail to recommend this hostal to anyone - couples, families, solo travellers.
The host was very friendly - an efficient and hospitable check in. Immediately, we were presented with a map and directed to all the key sites. We were even offered free lessons with 10 minutes!!!!
The room was immaculate. The decor of the hotel is very traditionally Spanish and our room was too. The room and the bathroom were spotless - cannot criticise the cleanliness at all. We had towels, air conditioning, warm water, comfortable beds - just perfect.
Granada itself is beautiful - cobbled streets, beautiful architecture, lots to see and do. The Alhambra palace is very special and the cathedral is well worth a visit too. Make sure you spend some time wandering and sitting, just soaking up the charming ambience.
(Another tip: If you're young-ish and fancy a boozy, partying night, visit 'Mae West' - a club within 10 minutes walk. We had a hilarious night and actually rolled in at 8am, passing holiday goers on the way out to do some sight seeing!!!)
A highly recommended hotel!!!! :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Address: C/Laurel De Las Tablas, 17, 18002 Granada, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Centro - Sagrario
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