Well located for exploring Granada’s many sights, the Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula is a charming converted convent that offers high levels of comfort in the heart of the city.
Hotel Alhambra Palace
Opened in 1910, the Hotel Alhambra Palace is a landmark property overlooking the city of Granada. Located directly opposite its famous namesake, the hotel features a strong neo-Moorish theme, with elaborate tiling and detailed stuccowork that reflect the original palace’s design. You can walk to the heart of the city in around 20 minutes, taking the path just below the hotel through the Realejo district.
The Moorish theme continues throughout the property. A sumptuous lobby leads to a comfortable lounge and a terrace with panoramic views of the city below. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with stucco-detailed headboards and bathrooms tiled in varying shades of gold, red and green. All feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning, and have views either of the Alhambra or over the city.
A buffet-style breakfast with a hot and cold selection is served in a tiled room hung with a grand chandelier.
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The rooms reflect the Moorish heritage of Andalusia, with tiling in the bathrooms and fresh linens in shades of white, red and gold. Well-sized and offering views over either the city or the Alhambra, all rooms feature modern comforts such as TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
The hotel sits overlooking Granada’s Realejo district on one side and the Alhambra on the other. Well located for exploring all that Granada has to offer, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Alhambra, and around 20 minutes from the heart of the city.
Food and drink
The hotel’s restaurant places emphasis on local ingredients to create an enviable menu of traditional Spanish dishes. There’s also a terrace bar, where you can order a cocktail from the extensive menu and enjoy the panoramic view of Granada.
The hotel’s plain ochre façade conceals the incredible detail on display once you step through the door. We love the elegant, historic styling and the ideal location, just a short walk from the Alhambra Palace.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
With its unparalleled location right within the complex of the captivating Alhambra, the Parador de Granada is surrounded by Moorish wonder and history.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
On this private guided tour of Granada, you’ll explore Spain’s history while visiting the Moorish masterpiece of the Alhambra, the Capilla Real — final resting place of Ferdinand and Isabella, and the labyrinthine Albayzin district, which remains much as it was during medieval times.