Hotel San Francisco
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 of the Parador merges the Arabic and Christian styles with classic furniture, several portraits, engravings, embroideries etc. The bedrooms are all different and offer views to the famous buildings that make up the remarkable 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, 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
|Standard||Superior||Double w/ living room|
|Breakfast 20 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day|
Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include tax
General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 55 years or more|
|2 Night Special||15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador|
|Young Persons||15% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged between 18 and 30 years old|
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 George Caraway|
|We stayed at this parador two nights in September 2014. The location was perfect; the facilities were extremely good, probably a little pricey for the size of the room but the restaurant was simply awesome. I would recommend that anyone who wants to visit the Alhambra should stay here. However, we had a problem getting there. We were driving and were stopped well short of the location by parking assistants, a combination of uniformed officers and panhandlers. They first tried to make us park in a lot a long way from the parador. When we told them we had reservations at the parador, a dirty man standing beside a uniformed officer told us to follow him. He got in a beat up car and took us through windy roads that ended up at the gate then demanded 40 euros for his services. We refused and almost got into a fight but finally pushed him aside and drove to the gate. I reported this incident to the gentleman at the check-in desk. It would be nice to know if you ever followed up on this kind of attempted robbery, including the difficulty we had simply getting to the parador parking lot.|
|Comment posted by Mr and Mrs Smiley|
|Our stay at the parador was a huge disappointment. While the service and staff were wonderful our room was certainly lacking. We were unable to sleep the entire night as we were located in a corner room next to two hallways with wooden floors. It sounded as though someone was walking over top of us each time anyone walked by. Being disturbed throughout the night was bad enough but luggage being pulled by at 5:30AM put an end entirely to any sleep we may have gotten. Although voicing our displeasure and horrible night at checkout we did not sense any sort of concern from the staff. For the price of our stay we were expecting at least a quiet nights sleep! Although the Alhambra is certainly an unforgettable experience I would not recommend the parador.|
|Comment posted by Mr and Mrs Custance|
|Whilst we enjoyed our stay in this beautiful hotel steeped in history, we felt it lacked warmth. The reception seemed to be tucked in a corridor. The lady receptionist in the evening was very helpful and printed our tour information for us. The breakfast was excellent. We have stayed in 5 star hotels all over the world and unfortunately felt that our room was overpriced. However we appreciate that you do not have the same number of rooms as other hotels and this is reflected in your price. We were lucky to get such a late booking and we were able to have the opportunity to share in Granada's grandeur.|
|Comment posted by alan y mary mcgougan|
|We had a fabulous stay at the Parador in March 2014. Alhambra is a wonderfully spiritual place and the ambiance, facilities and location of the Parador enhanced the experience greatly. We had a suite on the second floor which was well fitted and apportioned and also spotless, wonderful service throughout our stay and enjoyed the evening dinners immensely which were a taste of local Spanish cuisine. We have been staying on a regular basis on the coast of Andalucia and thoroughly enjoyed our trip into the Spanish hinterland. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Parador to friends and family. alan and mary april 2014|
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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