When you read the reviews they are all mixed and for various reasons. I will be as honest as possible here...
Granada is a sweet town with AMAZING views and the Alhambra as well. This is why one would travel to Granada in my honest opinion.
The Alhambra Palace offers both to the traveler. We started in a 5 star hotel in the central and moved. I came for serenity, views and an old world glamour experience that I had envisioned Granada would have. IT DID>
We spent three nights and it was amazing to open the balcony doors and see the glorious view. It is perched up high in a hilly area and to get to the Alhambra itself you walk through this lovely treelined park. To get to the Albayzin you can catch a shuttle for 1.20 euros a person and it takes you straight there.
If you seek quiet, old world glamour, with an amazing view this is that place. I suggest couples seeking a romantic setting will appreciate this the most.
The hotel is quiet, which I prefer, the decor is this lovely Moorish style, that is not hip-looking or brand new, but quietly elegant in a lovely worn style. It reminds me of the old 1920's style hotels. The rooms are clean, nice colors throughout and again, that amazing view.
The terrace is great to have a drink and enjoy the view, but if you want dinner then the Plaza Nueva is a very short walk down hill where you have your choice.
If you want a WONDERFUL, but pricey fine dining experience then the main dining room is great. Breakfast is good with nice options but again, not inexpensive. Then again for 17 Euros a person you are eating on real China.
Personally, I like the hotel to be a part of the experience, I like the decor and ambience. The hotel staff is nice and accomodating and speak English, but don't expect them to be pros, it is Spain.
When I read the reviews I marvel still as what some people prefer. Again, this is the only place I will ever stay when in Granada and if you like quiet, old world charm in a romantic setting then The Hotel Alhambra Palace is the place to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a revival of a grand tradition of European hospitality at Hotel Alhambra Palace. Inspired by the beauty of the Alhambra, our hotel conjures up a sense of culture, aristocracy and elegance. Relax on one of our terraces with a refreshing drink or outstanding gastronomy. Hotel Alhambra Palace has been offering stylish Granada hotel accommodation since 1910. Experience 100 years of tradition and unique Granada hotel living in the Hotel Alhambra Palace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alhambra Palace Granada
- Alhambra Palace Hotel