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“Outstanding location and a lovely place to stay!”
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Hotel Alixares
Ranked #60 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Situated a short walk away from the entrance to the Alhambra, the Hotel Alixares is most certainly the best located hotel in Granada for the tourist. There are buses every five or ten minutes into the city centre, but if you are in a party of four then taxis are more cost effective.

I have never stayed in a hotel with such a busy reception area, as there was a constant arrival and departure of coachloads of (mostly far eastern) tourists. Reception always seemed to be in need of one or two more staff! Having said that, those staff that were on duty were always polite and courteous – even when dealing with multitudes of people!!

Special commendation must go to the barman, who was always smiling, and who always went out of his way to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction.

The hotel itself is showing signs of its age - the bar area, rooms and corridors are looking tired and shabby and although they were spotlessly clean, they do need to be re-fitted and decorated

Breakfast was fabulous with hot and cold options available on a serve yourself buffet.

Would we go back … Yes, please!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is the 1 you want to stay in for a 2-3 day visit to Alhambra -- proximity can't be better, in-house cuisine is !excellent! (most reviews overlooked this), very quiet, rooms good but not excellent. The drains smell a bit, like most hot countries, just open the window for 2 minutes :-). Other reviewers (I read many) complained about poor WIFI (not a prob now, Dec 26 2013), room temp (heater now works), rude staff -- perhaps management read reviews & took action?

If you want a driving vacation with great parking, then visit Detroit Michigan -- I hear the motorways are largely abandoned these days ;-) .

I paid 52 Euros for double room, brekky-included -- a bargain even in the off-season.

Worst thing about this hotel was a bus-load of stodgey, fat, foul-mouthed, drunken, lower-middle-class old British tourists infesting the place 2 nights; seems there's no end to ancient Empire's entitlement :-)

Room Tip: all rooms are quiet & clean
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Beware, unwary traveller! The stories of one way street nightmares, driving and parking in Granada are all true!

Knowing this, we studied maps and guides and decided on 3 criteria for our hotel: easy driving access (no walking), guaranteed parking and easy access to the Alhambra fort and the old Moorish Albaicin district (another World Heritage site).

The Hotel Alixares ticked all boxes: A straight drive from the autovia A-44 into the Alhambra park, valet parking, 200 meters from the Alhambra entrance and a convenient No.30 shuttle to the centre of town (1.50 euro).

All potential stress points resolved, we thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable hotel, were thrilled by the Alhambra and had easy, and very enjoyable jaunts into the centre of town. The Albaicin by day or night is wonderfully atmospheric and a tapas crawl through the tapas district from 1 to 3 pm is a must-do.

We got very good room rates (mid December) and enjoyed fabulous sunshine on an uncrowded, midweek visit to the Alhambra without the maddening throngs and suffocating heat of August.

For those driving and unwilling to pay higher prices, I suggest hotels to the west and south close to the Alhambra will offer some of the same advantages. If you're without a car, enjoy your stay in the town centre!

Room Tip: South and west rooms will be very hot in summer. Go north and east and 4th floor to escape heat and...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

If you want to go to Alhambra it's wonderful a tip get up early and do the Alhambra first as it gets really busy from 11 ish if you want to be central in Granada this is not for you but a 30 and 34 mini bus run every 10 minutes till 11 and drop u off right next to the catedral. The hotel itself is good nice facilities rooms are good and breakfast is good although don't know about cooked breakfast I don't tend to do it, had a couple of nights in bar they stay open to 12 and the staff were pleasent. Overall a nice hotel

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Wi-Fi not working, no shampoo or conditioner, A/C unstable no temperature control, incredibly rude waiters trying to rush you out of the dining room, I repeat, WIFI NOT WORKING. Only redeeming factor is proximity to Alhambra, but be ready to trek a long way up the hill from the center.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Only spent 2 nights here as part of tour of Andalucia. Hotel could hardly have been better placed in respect of its positioning re the Alhambra - less than 10 minutes walk away! Choice of 3 lifts (to 3rd floor!!!) large-ish room (but no extractor in bathroom-pity!). Excellent breafast & buffet dining was full of choice & well presented in a good-sized dining room. Staff most attentive & multilingual without any apparent difficulties.
Pool accessed from 3rd floor so was even handier than Alhambra BUT beware - it's very deep at one end & not particularly shallow at the other. Also, the tiling surrounding the pool is very slippery when wet.

Room Tip: Try for 3rd floor. Close to pool. Very little noise noticeable either from other rooms or from lifts...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a clean and comfortable hotel with mostly helpful and courteous staff. The food is good but not exceptional. The snack bar staff I encountered were mixed: one helpful person and the other not so. It turned around not understanding that being vegetarian means not eating fish as well as meat. This is a common culinary misconception in Spain. So my wife had to have the salad with fish in it, whilst I settled for cheese on toast and it was just that: one slice of toasted dry bread accompanying another slice with an indifferent bland cheese on it. No garnish. The room was comfy and the pool was a great feature. It was nice not to have to drive anywhere but just leave the car in the hotel garage there as the hotel is next door to the Alhambra and very near the town centre. The view was gorgeous from the room, too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Paseo Sabica 40 | Avenida Del Generalife, 18009 Granada, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #60 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Price Range: $58 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alixares 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The complete Alixares hotel is located opposite the stunning Alhambra, one of the most wonderful monuments in the world, and a 15-minute walk from Granada's city centre. The hotel offers its guests a comfortable and cosy atmosphere in a modern environment. Hotel Alixares offers Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the building, a reception desk open 24 hours, several fully equipped meeting and conference rooms, an Internet Point, an outdoor swimming pool, a private parking area, a bar and a restaurant, just to mention some. ... more   less 
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