The city of Granada is one of the most beautiful and fascinating in Spain.
If you enjoy whiling away the hours wandering through a city and its sights, soaking up the culture, and losing yourself in the history of a place, Granada will not disappoint. It has all the charm and the benefits of a small city so, wherever you choose to stay while you are here, you will not be far from the sights.
To make things a little easier we have grouped the city hotels into the four most popular areas:
If the Alhambra is what has drawn you to Granada then you will find a handful of great hotels, including the Parador de Granada, within easy walking distance that offer fabulous views of the city, or the monument itself. The route between the city centre and the Alhambra is an easy walk and is also very well serviced by buses and taxis.
Access from the motorway is relatively easy and well signed. So if you are coming by car this may be the area for you.
For more essential information and useful advice about visiting the Alhambra please check our Insider’s Guide.
Parador de Granada
Albayzín & Sacromonte
If you really want to get a feel for Granada’s Medieval Moorish past than head for the ancient barrio of the Albayzín.
Perched on top of the hill looking down on the city the old Muslim quarter offers the most spectacular views of the Alhambra. As well as the views you will find plenty of tapas and flamenco in the Albayzín.
The area is not so easily accessible if you are driving, however, it is well serviced by taxis and buses.
Historic City Centre
If you want to base yourself in one of the numerous city-centre hotels you will find that you have all the sights, shopping, and bars and restaurants on your doorstep.
Also known as the Old Quarter or Parte Vieja, this part of town is dominated by the Cathedral – Catedral de Santa Maria de la Encarnación – found just off Gran Via de Colón.
If you’re looking for some quirky charm that’s easy on your wallet take a look at Casa de Federico just around the corner from the cathedral. Or on the other end of the scale choose luxury at Palacio de Santa Paula.
Getting around the city on foot, by bus or taxi is quite easy.
Granada’s Realejo district is a vibrant part of the city where you can go out and enjoy some tapas in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the many bars and restaurants you’ll find there. There’s a good choice of shops, plazas and a thriving café-street culture.
The university complex is also located in this area so you’ll find the crowd is young and lively and the nightlife is buzzing.
Not far from here you’ll find romantic Villa Oniria home to the fabulous La Fábula restaurant led by Michelin star chef Ismael Delgado. Another alternative is Barceló Carmen Granada offering all the benefits of a central location as well as a seasonal rooftop swimming pool with stunning views of the Alhambra Palace.
Barceló Carmen Granada rooftop pool
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