This is a lovely little boutique hotel which is highly recommended.
The hotel is well located and is a short walk to most things and close to transport links. The building has been beautifully restored throughout and is most appealing. It has been refitted to a high standard. The hotel has good sized and spacious rooms, both bedrooms and bathrooms. The beds are also spacious and, importantly, have decent pillows and furnishings.
Our room was extremely nice and is called Leon of Africa. It was a most pleasant place to stay, I must say. It is a nicely decorated room and significantly larger than most hotel rooms these days. We certainly didn't feel hemmed in. The room was a welcome refuge from the heat of Granada and a nice space to sleep in. Even the odd reveller in the street below couldn't keep us awake.
The hotel offers a small but fantastic breakfast in a nicely set out cellar room. It shows that you don't need a mountain of food to put a good breakfast together. This one has plenty of choice including cereals which have been sparsely offered in other locations. If I had my way, I'd take this breakfast with me wherever I stayed. A bouquet to to the lovely Spanish lady who ran the kitchen and breakfast room. While she faced the challenge of language she faced it with impeccable manners and was determined to meet all needs. We liked her.
There is also a nice little room on the ground floor which serves tea from mid afternoon to mid evening. It's great and wall well used during our stay.
A small suggestion to the hotel would be to include a small refrigerator in each room to keep drinks cold given the heat in Granada around this time of year. Sadly too, there is only one English language channel on the TV which had truly awful shows on like how to restore old cars ANC make money from them. This was the same miserly choice offered by our much larger chain hotel in Madrid. Whatever happened to having at least the BBC? If they can have lots of English language channels in a boutique hotel in Ljubljana in a tiny country like Slovenia, why can't they do it in a big country like Spain? Perplexing. Then again, we're not here to watch TV, so maybe the small choice is actually a sound idea.
The hotel has lovely staff on the front desk. They were exceptionally helpful with our needs and are full of intelligence, personality and good cheer. They are also the best looking hotel staff I've seen anywhere in the world. No place comes close frankly. Seriously, a couple of them are stunners. But, happily, it was obvious they weren't recruited purely on looks. They are an interesting and well educated lot. Multilingual and from Spain and across Europe. One was English but had lived in Spain for 9 years. Another was from Poland. Fascinating. Europe is their playground. All that matters I suppose is that they knew their stuff totally and were excellent throughout our stay.
To sum up, we had a very pleasant three night stay here. All hotels should be as well run and welcoming as this one. We would very happily return here and recommend it highly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gar Anat Hotel Boutique is a small and unique hotel restored 17th-century building set in central Granada. It has been skillfully restored, retaining most of its original architectural features The building forms part of Placeta de los Peregrinos square, in the historic city centre. At the Gar Anat Hotel Boutique, each guestroom is different. All rooms are spacious and bright, with simple decor and original features.The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, all ensuite, with air conditioning, safe, hairdryer in bathroom and free WiFi internet access. It is a designed as place of calm and reflection. It offers free afternoon snacks, free Wi-Fi and a typical Granadian columned patio/courtyard. Gar Anat Hotel Boutique is ideally located for visiting Granada's tourist attractions and staff can help guests arrange reservations for flamenco shows and excursions also recommending the best places to visit and eat. There are many restaurants and tapas bars located within walking distance of the hotel. Our small property is a 5-minutes walk from Granada Cathedral and a short walk to the famous Alhambra. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gar Anat Hotel Granada