This hotel proudly dispays a Trip Advisor "Certificate of Excellence": I can only think that's because there isn't a Trip Advisor "Certificate of OK but Nothing Special". On the upside, the hotel is located in the heart of Granada and it's easy to walk to the cathedral, shops and night market. There are tapas bars right across the road which are unbelievably cheap and more choice a few streets away. I also went on foot to the Alhambra, but some might prefer to take the bus or a taxi since it's a little further and a steep climb to get to the entrance. (It's well worth it, by the way...I spent five hours there and was entranced by it all.) So what's wrong with the hotel? First and foremost, it's incredibly noisy day and night. Most of the rooms open right on to the main road where traffic roars by from the early hours until very late. Secondly, its decor is tired and its infrastructure is creaking. I could have worked round the noisy exterior by closing the dual-pane windows but I couldn't get the air conditioning to just circulate air - whatever I did it blew hot, even at the icicle symbol on the control - and without air flow it was impossible to sleep in the stuffy room where the maid had overused the spray scent. In the end I resorted to my trusty airline ear plugs and kept the window open a crack. Thirdly, breakfast is only average: the usual buffet with ham and cheese but a limited choice of fresh fruit and only boxed cereals, nothing remotey healthy. And they make the mistake so often found in hotels: as the end of the breakfast period approaches they don't bother to clear away the dirty tables, meaning when you do find a clean table you're surrounded by others littered with detritus: horrible. That said, the friendliness of the staff can't be faulted: very helpful and fun receptionists and an overworked guy called Juan who seems to be there from morning till night, running the breakfast room, parking your car, wheeling your luggage...poor Juan does it all. All in all this place feels like it needs to modernize: it would have been good in the 1990s but doesn't feel like it's moved on. If you want a reasonable price in the heart of the city, go ahead: but you better be a sound sleeper and not have high expectations of the rooms or the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation in Granada in great location in the heart of the city. The hotel has 36 rooms decorated with great attention to detail. Among its many facilities, it offers free security boxes, press, minibar, radio-clock, private garage, WiFi, meeting rooms Buffet Breakfast, etc. Thanks to its location and proximity to the Granada Conference Centre, this accommodation in Granada is ideal for both holiday and business customers. ... more less
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