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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 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.
|All Promotions Offered - Best Available Rates|
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 Marla & Sjaak|
|We had a wonderful few days stay here, right in the middle of the Alhambra. Location can not be beaten. Nice to escape the summer heat into our room while exploring Alhambra. Restaurant in a stunning location. Great food, although service varied. And a comfortable walk down to lively Granada. Expensive but well worth the money! Agree, a once in a lifetime stay.|
|Comment posted by Helen Glynn|
|The location of this Parador can not be beaten- anywhere in Spain. We really appreciated the car park and the fact that we were then situated in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. From the garden courtyard you could see the lit up palace at night. The tasting menu in the evening is a must as is the afternoon tea with the traditional sweets was superb. Service at the reception was discreet with excellent linguistic skills. It was expensive but is a must to do before you are sixty!|
|Comment posted by Sherry and David|
|We had a magical overnight at the Parador after a nightmarish arrival. Unfortunately our GPS took us WAY up into the mountains far from our destination. We got hopelessly lost trying to find our way to the Alhambra. A motor scooter guy took pity on us and led us up to the Parador. At reception we learned that many others had been misled by their GPS systems and that the Parador has very good maps showing an easy way to reach the place. It would be smart for the reservation site to advise people about this. We loved our room, dining on the patio, dinner and breakfast in the dining room, and the close parking. Pricy but well worth it for a once in a lifetime experience.|
|Comment posted by Elizabeth Shaid|
|The Parador in Granada was an absolute pleasure. We arrived early in the morning in late April and spent the day at the Alhambra and in the town of Granada. By the time we returned to the hotel, we were exhausted and hungry. The wine and snacks we enjoyed on the patio were a perfect antidote to our fatigue. The view from the patio was magical. We had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and both were delicious. Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. I would stay there again! Enjoy!|
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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