• Rooms, well equipped
• Friendly service
• Free wifi – available everywhere
• Hotel itself and facilities
• Good beds, but a bit hard.
• Noisy at night in rooms
• Lifts very, very slow
The Granada Resort has been already reviewed many times, so I will give just an update on what we found on our very recent visit. We arrived very late one evening, in fact 2am after a delay with some passengers at the airport. When we arrived the check-in procedure was not seamless, and took some time. We were lucky to find some soup, I think not everyone was so lucky.
The tour we took was for a week booked through Lidl, and can be described as a ‘wrinkly’ tour, mostly pensioners with the odd young couple, arriving the first week in December. Of the guests at the hotel, the majority were German tourists, in fact at one of the entertainment or animation events the entertainer said, ‘Guten Abend Deutschland!’, all was in German. There were some Scandinavians and some Russians also visiting, but as English, I would say we were definitely in the minority, and would even go so far as to say we were ‘exotic’! Apparently the annual routine here is Germans in winter, Russians in summer.
The hotel is big and seemed full, probably due to the very good deals being offered in the countries. We spoke to one german couple who had booked again for January for €1600 for 10 weeks, all inclusive, including flights!
The hotel is impressive in itself, outside is a pier which must be great in summer, but the day before we arrived there was a bad storm which destroyed a good part of it. This should be rebuilt by summer 2013. You can see the skeleton of the pier on the included photo.
The hotel consists of an Atrium, with the rooms (up to 8 floors) built around it. The Lobby also has rooms built around it. The big downside of this situation is that we had so much noise from the Atrium at night, it was pretty disturbing until late. In addition Floor 3 has a very small balcony, only wide enough to fit a chair sideways on. From the noise point of view, the discomfort could be easily remedied by some soundproofing.
Using the lifts was always a drama, they were incredibly slow.
The rooms are very well-equipped, but take your own tea bags and coffee to use the coffee/tea making facilities in the room. We had two beds, one queen size double bed, one large single bed, which were both very comfortable but maybe a bit hard. Regarding the room, we were really pleased that we paid the extra for a sea view.
One review earlier said the staff weren’t friendly, well that has been corrected – we had no problems there, very friendly.
As for the food, a large selection, but the variety was not great. It seemed to be the same each day really, just slightly different. If the management is reading this, how about a kebab stand outside with pitta bread and Turkish pizza, I am sure people would prefer this occasionally to the same old buffet. Maybe that’s what happens in summer?! I would give the food 3 to 4 stars, not 5.
We appreciated the free wifi, that was great, well done Granada!
Please don’t think this is a negative review, we would definitely go again for the price we paid, it is just that some things could be improved, making the whole experience perfect.
Not floor 3, balconies are very small on the sea view side.
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