Stayed here 2 nights as part of an Andalucian road trip with my wife. Drove from Cordoba, had a bit of a nightmare with the satnav which insisted on taking us through the centre of Granada which has restricted access with enforcement cameras. Eventually managed to disobey the satnav enough for it to re-calculate a better route around the centre. We got to within 250m of the hotel on Calle de San Luis where we managed to park and then dragged our poor suitcase along the cobbled street! I didn't mind too much but other people might not appreciate this.
Warm welcome from Antonio on the upper road (Calle Motes Claros), then we walked down 3 flights of stairs to our room. The property is set on the side of the hill, so it has access from Montes Claros as well as a lower road. The house is clean, smells nice and is beautifully and tastefully decorated. We stayed in a room called 'Asiria' which was en suite. I saw a review which complained that there was no TV but this really isn't a big deal when there's so much out there to see and enjoy...besides, there's lots to read in the lovely architecture magazines in our room!
The bed was massive, perhaps too large for what we're used to, but we had really comfortable, peaceful, restful nights of sleep.
The WC was set in a small room, perhaps slightly too small, but was adequate. The shower area was nice and clean with a massive shower head but the water could have been slightly warmer, we couldn't turn it up beyond what felt like 37C so it felt tepid.
Our room opened up onto the pretty terrace which has a view over Granada and the Alhambra. Breakfast was more than adequate with tea, coffee, juice, fresh fruit, toast, jams and a lovely fresh tomato puree served with olive oil.
Overall, would stay again as we loved the location, decor, view, comfort...but beware if you drive as you'll have to park some distance away then walk in with your bags.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guesthouse Solar Montes Claros is located in the heart of the Albayzin, the old arab quarter in Granada. Perched on a hillside overlooking the city, this neighbourhood has preserved its Andalusian cultural heritage. It boasts unique views that can be enjoyed from the tranquility of its timeless streets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solar Montes Claros Hotel Granada