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“An oasis in energetic Granada Spain” 5 of 5 stars
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El Ladron de Agua
Ranked #4 of 124 Hotels in Granada
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
“An oasis in energetic Granada Spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I have visited many cities and areas of Spain, it is a vibrant country for sure.
When visiting a city however, it is often difficult to find a hotel that is in a good location for sight seeing while at the same time is peaceful enough to get the rest you so need to enjoy a new day out! Hotel Ladron de Agua is just such a place.
Moreover, the staff are bi-ligual and extremely willing to assist you in any way they can.
They are indeed a representation of a gracious host. You will sleep in dreamy comfort and whether you chose to wander the streets of the Albacin, trek up to the Alhambra or just indulge in some of Granada's fine cuisine for the evening... it's all just a saunter outside your front door!
I suppose the local "scene" could become a bit much in nearby Plaza Nueva in the heat of summer! But then you would not be in Granada then, would you?
Oh no, join the rest of the Spanish people and get ye to the playa!
All joking aside, this is a gem of a hotel in every way.

Room Tip: I did not eat at the hotel, save one day of 6 for breakfast. That is just my way. I generally pref...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

WOW! Location, superb, very close to the main square and the beginning of the walk to the Alhambra, and close to the Moorish quarter.
Room, fanstastic, individual style with an amazing bed, not to mention the bathroom.
Very friendly staff who seemed to want to have guests rather than going through the motions.
And the price, even though it was Easter, the price was a steal.

Room Tip: As we only stayed in one room, and they are unique, its hard to say
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very well situated for the Alhambra and City Life. Staff are very friendly and the hotel combines the charm of the past with all modern ameneties. We stayed in February and it was cold outside.. Apart from the Alhambra all the other tourist attractions were closed for one reason or another.

Room Tip: We stayed in a superior room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I stayed in El Ladron del Agua for a short break in december. I chose the hotel because of the great location, but I must admit it was a great surprise. Amazing staff, always willing to help with directions or personal suggestions.

The room had a good standard. It wasn't massive, but enough for our stay. Very well featured, it has everything we needed. The corridor may be a bit too noisy during the morning, but it's not a big deal. I definitely will go back to this hotel in my next visit to Granada

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I looked carefully at the map of Granada to choose this hotel. I wanted to be in the Albiaicin area (old town) but not far from the centre with the Cathedral and Royal Chapel. I did not want to climb up steep hills in order to get back to the hotel each night.
This is a stylish boutique hotel, which is perfectly placed in a picturesque spot by a stream; an oasis in what can be a bustling area. We had a standard room, so no Alhambra views but the minute you were in the street, the views were there. The room was very comfortable, the reception staff were very helpful with competent English language skills. The hotel displays art work and is is proud of the history of the building
Breakfast was not included but we found it good value and served in an attractive basement cellar. I would certainly recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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RGV, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

As others have noted, the location is excellent. You can walk to the Alhambra (up a very steep street) not too far from the hotel, or take a bus from the Plaza Nuevo, which is a few minutes away. There are many tapas bars within a short walking distance. The Cathedral and the Royal Chapel (that contains the tomb of Isabel and Ferdinand) are around a 10 minute walk away.

The staff were all extremely friendly and welcoming. They had a complimentary aperitif in the "library", which was a unique touch.

We paid a bit more for a deluxe room, which had a nice view of the Alhambra from a small balcony. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub with a shower head; however, it did not have protection (e.g., no shower curtain) when taking a shower, so the water splashed over the floor. The curtains and window shutters do an excellent job of blocking out the light. It is a little noisy, but the hotel provides earplugs. The room had hardwood floors; the bathroom had a brick floor. The stencils near the ceiling were a treat to have in the room. The wireless internet connection was not working when we were there. While there was a computer downstairs for guests, it also lost its internet connection.
The taxi from the train station to the hotel was around 7 euros. Even thought it is a pedestrian street, the taxi took us to the front door.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Juan Ramon Jimenez room, which had a view of the Alhambra.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This hotel is located at the foot of the hill where the Alhambra is located. It is on a quite street. This part of Granada is off limits to private cars so you must park outside the controlled area and take a taxi to your hotel.

The hotel is wonderful and I would highly recommend for any tourist visiting the Alhambra. the rooms are large and clean. The bathroom is also very nicely appointed. There are many restaurants within a block or two.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: El Ladron de Agua
Address: Carrera Darro 13, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Granada
#5 Family Hotel in Granada
#6 Romantic Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Ladron de Agua 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A building from the 16th century has become a hotel, taking its spirit from the essence of Juan Ramon Jimenez's journey and his poems. Its privileged location in the heart of Granada, at the foot of the Albayzin; its rooms bathed in the light of the Alhambra; its colonnaded patio; its lounge, vestibule and well/cistern... All these charms will lead you to the sound of water, and to a peace that will give you inner harmony. ... more   less 
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