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Hotel Cerro Del Sol
Ranked #69 of 125 Hotels in Granada
Ireland
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10 reviews
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“Lovely homely hotel.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights here and had a lovely time. The hotel is small but has everything you need. Rooms are decorated beautifully with a real Andalucian feel to them. Ask for a room overlooking the pool and on the first floor as you will have a little balcony and the view of the Sierra Nevada mountains is breathtaking. The pool is small and unfortunately closes 30 Sept which was a pity as it was hot while we were there but Oct is the beginning of their low season. Breakfast was lovely. Beautiful fresh juice, rolls, meat, cheese etc. more than enough and typical Spanish .staff were so helpful. Always friendly. After we had been out for the evening we could sit on the terrace and they would bring out our drinks to us. The hill to the hotel is very steep and to be honest it would be a bit of a pain walking up it if you did nt have a car. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill though we never used it. It's only about 5 mins drive to the Alhambra and the city centre . Even though it's not right in the city it's in a great location because of the views.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Villach, Austria
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Hotel Cerro is a surprise.The bedrooms are well decorated and bed is comfortable.The room
we stayed in had no plug in the bath,and half way through a shower the water went off for half an
hour.The water did come back on after 3 phone calls to reception.The really disappointing thing was the terrible food in the bar area.We were the only diners,which was a bad sign,but the food
was terrible.All from the microwave,no potatoes or veggies with the main course,just a plate of meat.
All was heated up and served by the receptionist.This is not a place to eat for dinner although the buffet
breakfast is fine.Long way into town on the bus,and you need a taxi to visit the Alhambra.
The reception staff are very helpful and can arrange trips.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed in Cerro del Sol for 2 nights on our trip to Granada in September 2013. Yes it is out of town, and up a steep hill, but the frequent 33 bus means you are in the central district within minutes and the view is just lovely. The room was spotless, the price included a buffet breakfast, the staff were excellent and friendly (so they seem to have taken previous comments to heart), the pool is perfect for a relaxing dip after sight-seeing, there is a bar for evening drinks and you can book a meal. It was very quiet when we were there - no noise.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was 5km out of Granada. it is not central. It is at the top of a huge hill which is a struggle each time. The bus into the city is cheap and frequent ( but after which you have to climb the big hill!!). The rooms were VERY noisy (both from other people staying and local barking dogs).I suppose this hotel would be ok if you had a car and needed parking. However, I would NOT recommend this hotel for people wanting to stay in Granada. I wish I had been advised how far out the hotel was. Very disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2013
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HotelCerroDelSol, Propietario at Hotel Cerro Del Sol, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear madam,

We are really sorry your experience in our hotel was such a disappointment. Nevertheless, we believe your comments are a bit unfair and therefore we would like to clarify them.
Nowhere in our website says we are located in the city centre. We are a hotel located at the top of a hill 5 minutes away from the Alhambra palace (which by the way, isn´t either in the centre of town).
Thanks to the fact that we are at the top of a hill, our guests enjoy lovely views over Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. We offer free parking space, which is very appreciated by most of our guests, and there is a cheap bus that takes you anywhere in Granada in less than 10 minutes as you indicate. I understand that the hill to the hotel is a bit step for some guests but for the vast majority it isn´t.
The comments regarding the noise we think are very personal. Most of our guests say they like our location because it is very quiet and surrounded by greenery. We also have triple glazing in all our rooms.
The fact that people staying were a bit noisy is probably due to the fact that we were fully booked during your stay as we had quite a few doctors attending a conference, and some of them stayed until late in our restaurant.
Notwithstanding, we apologize for any inconvenience caused and really look forward to seeing you in the future. We will make sure should you decide to stay with us again to give you the quietest room we have.
Yours sincerely,

Hotel Cerro del Sol, Granada
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We chose Cerro Del Sol as it really is ideally located for trips into Granada. Its literally just a 10 minute drive into the city centre (if you dare - parking is difficult!) but we used the excellent bus service. A word of warning though as the hotel is situated at the top of a very steep hill which is no fun either in the hot summer sun or at the end of a hot day tramping around Granada. We only stayed for a couple of nights and while the hotel ticks most of the boxes, it just seems slightly sterile despite being in a characterful building. The actual room we stayed in seemed very basic and didn't have any tea/coffee making facilities which was a little annoying. Service from the staff was reasonably good though on one night we sat in the bar waiting to order drinks and had to give up and go elsewhere as we waited for ages and there was not a member of staff to be found anywhere. One final point was the sheer amount of noise that the staff make early in the morning: slamming doors, laughing loudly, rattling trolleys etc is no fun for the guests at 7am.
Even so, not a bad place to stay but they need to try just a little harder.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Well positioned for a visit to Granada. Excellent views of the surrounding hills and a welcome swimming pool after a day sightseeing in the city. The number 33 bus from the stop at the bottom of the hill gets you into the city centre in 15 minutes and they run every 15 minutes. A word of warning though which is not much mentioned. The hotel sits on a hill which is great for the views but after a tiring day, particularly if you are not as young or fit as you would like to be, it is a difficult climb up. The odd smile from the staff would have been welcomed.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Velez Rubio, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed at this lovely quaint hotel as part of my prelude to a birthday and was quite impressed by it. Arrived very late at night and was a bit apprehensive after reading some.of the negative reviews here. We were welcome.by the.tall gentleman at reception who showed us.to room nine it was clean, spacious with all the mod cons. Free parking and also easy access into city only 20mins on bus 33. If you don't like walking up a steep hill you can rectify that by taking your car and parking at the bottom. During our stay there was a rotation of staff at the front desk all nice and helpful. I loved the fact that.the.door was always locked guaranteeing security as you could tell its family run and running on limited staff which is perfect as their passion shows on how it's maintained. Breakfast is served till 10 which is also good as you don't want to go for lunch whilst they are still clearing morning crockery. Pool area very nice makes you feel as if you are in the middle.of the country not 20 minutes from the city. Had dinner on our first night was not impressed at all that was the only thing it might have been late but that is it an excuse to serve unpleasant food. But will definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Room nine did it for us. Don't know why they have twin beds that room will look fab with a doubl...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Cerro Del Sol
Address: Calle Salvador Dali 1, 18190 Granada, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cerro Del Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Breathtaking views, just a stone's throw from the Alhambra of Granada and Sierra Nevada. Stay in a charming rural hotel in Granada. Enjoy the comfort of its exclusive 14 double rooms and one suite decorated with a special passion for detail. A 100 m² dining room with bar and chimney. A terrace with spectacular views. Gardens and swimming pool. Free WiFi. Free parking. Apart from relaxing, at the Hotel Cerro del Sol you can enjoy plenty of leisure entertainment activities such as golf, paragliding, horseback riding, hiking, skiing, sightseeing in Granada and, of course, see monuments such as the Alhambra or Generalife, just 5 minutes away, or visit the famous Science Park or the modern Andalusia Museum. Don’t forget that if you're here on business, the Health Technology Park is around the corner. ... more   less 
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