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This is Spain's most popular Parador and reservations usually have to
be made months in advance.
The Parador Granada is part of a palace and mosque built between 1332 and 1354 which was later converted into a Franciscan convent with a charming tiled patio remaining from this conversion.
Part of the building was the former chapel where the kings of Spain were buried until their remains were moved to the Royal Chapel where they now lie.
The interior combines the Arabic and Christian styles with classical furniture, numerous portraits, engravings, embroideries etc. The bedrooms are all different and have views of the famous buildings that make up the Alhambra site.
The dining room has a coffered ceiling and serves local and international
dishes. Meals can be taken on the terrace. There is a separate gluten free menu,
The Albaicin neighbourhood is interesting. This used to be the Arab silk market but now is small streets with shops selling local handicrafts.
A very interesting day is to drive to the region of La Alpujarra and visit its villages. These include Lanjaron which has a famous spa, then Carataunas followed by Trevelez which is the highest village in Spain.
Various religious and cultural festivals take place in Granada:
Easter and Corpus Christi when there are processions through
The Granada Parador has twenty five twin bedded rooms, ten rooms with a double bed and five suites all with private bathroom.
In the rooms there is a telephone, TV canal plus, hair dryer, kettle, safe, free internet access, mini bar, kettle and air conditioning.
The building has air conditioning and central heating, parking facilities (without security and limited places), piped music, free wireless internet, currency exchange, satellite television, garden, restaurant and bar. Facilities to hold a meeting are available.
Pets are not allowed in the Parador.
The larger Alhambra Palace Hotel is a nearby alternative. The Parador has very limited dates available due to its small size.
Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 15 kms, train station is 4 kms away and the nearest port is 127 kms away.
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Rates in Euros
|Basic room||Standard||Superior||Double w/ living room|
|Breakfast 20 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 35 per person per day|
|PROMOTIONS IN STANDARD ROOMS * (Subject to availability)
In Granada, the promotions below are available in selected periods only
|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||2 Night Special|
|All year||263.20||328.70 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include tax
*Supplement and restrictions may apply - General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 nights|
|Young Persons||Discounted rates for guests from 18 to 35 years old in a standard room with breakfast|
Real de la Alhambra, s/n
Latitude: 37° 10' 32.5914" N (37.17607743579348)
Longitude: 3° 35' 16.764" W (-3.5883235931396484)
|Information on Granada||Wikipedia's article on Granada|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by Clive Tomlin|
|This beautiful converted monastery is the ideal location to stay in Granada, inside the Alhambra complex. The rooms are quite spacious, and we had a wonderful view looking over to the Generalife gardens; the hi-tech lights and shower don't seem to add anything though, and take some getting used to. The food was good and, with one exception, the service was excellent. This place is expensive, but you are paying for the surroundings as much as for the hotel itself. When leaving, getting back to the railway station in a blizzard was a nightmare, but that's unlikely to affect many other guests!|
|Comment posted by Eugene Hertzman|
|The Parador is in a wonderful setting, right in the grounds of the Alhambra. It is quiet, with beautiful views. Our room was very spacious, with a large walk-in wardrobe area and the public rooms are tastefully firnished. Meals very very good, but our only criticism is that the menu only seems to change weekly, and with a limited selection (and some dishes not available), the choice is somewhat limited for a stay of 3 days. The directions on the Paradores website take you through the old city, up several bus lanes (!) and we found it difficult to find. It was only when we mentioned this when checking in that the recpetion staff mentioned that we should have contacted them for directions, as there is a ring road that avoids the old city, and is much easier !|
|Comment posted by Alberto|
|Your reception on arrival - Poor, nobody came to take luggages The bedroom - Discrete The view from your room - Beautiful The public rooms - Standard The restaurant - Poor service, normal food Any noise The location of the hotel - Fantastic Proximity to a town - Not so far Any places visited near the hotel - A beautiful environment, lot to see SInce the Parador is an high class and costly hotel in a unique location the general impression apart the building is not positive, not in line with expectations or other places. The management of the hotel is clearly poor, with inefficient personnel. Difficult to obtain answer from reception calling from outside. Long wait for opening at parking gate|
|Comment posted by Charmian|
|Reception on arrival - friendly The bedroom - clean and comfortable The view from your room - on ground floor and coner side, no view The public rooms - nice and quiet The restaurant - breakfast is really good Any noise - quiet The location of the hotel - good to visit the Palace Proximity to a town - beautiful walking path to town Special thanks for the snacks and wine for our honeymoon!|
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Parador of Granada is a luxury hotel in a fifteenth century convent which is part of the famous Palace of Alhambra overlooking the city of Granada in Spain