El Realejo : The former Jewish quarter, El Realejo is now filled with cool bars and tapas spots, mostly centered around Campo Principe. If you like peace and quiet, Bola de Oro might be the best location to stay in Granada. La Chana and La Cartuja : Located close to the University, these two neighbourhoods have a student vibe: think cheap and cheerful!
Planning on Visiting the Alhambra? I had found my heaven on earth. Where to Stay in Granada? Room Mate Leo 9. Khu Hotel 8. Autograph Collection 8. Hospes Palacio de los Patos 8. NH Collection 9. It was built on an enormous slope facing The Alhambra and contains countless winding, maze-like passageways. Despite falling to the Christians in the late fifteenth century, El Albaicin still smacks of the Moorish era. Many of the aljibes Moorish wells and evidence of the ancient irrigation system can be found in the cobbled streets.
On a sunny day, of which there are many, The Alhambra is a sight to behold from El Albaicin. Palacio de Mariana Pineda 8. Hotel Casa Granada 9. Santa Isabel La Real 9. If the Granada is one of those once-in-a-lifetime destinations for you, then perhaps once-in-a-lifetime accommodations are in order?
The Alhambra has one luxury hotel within the its grounds, and a few just outside to choose from. Parador de Granada 8. Alhambra Palace 8. Eurostars Washington Irving 9. Now check your email for the link to your Alhambra tips map! There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address. This guide can be printed out so you can take it with you and learn as you go!
El Realejo is steeped in history too. The neighbourhood used to be the Jewish quarter of Granada under Moorish rule — from the 8 th century right through to the 15 th century, when the Moors finally surrendered to the Christians.
Granada was the last stronghold of The Moors and its recapture by the Spanish monarch meant the unification of Spain for the first time in over years. Recently the first Jewish museum opened in El Realejo, offering for the first time a real insight into how the Jews lived here. Besides this there are many small art galleries hiding down side streets and alleyways. You can easily lose an afternoon exploring here.
The nightlife in El Realejo is legendary. There are countless bars which stay open until late. This place not only serves up locally brewed IPA beer and Italian-Spanish-English infused tapas, but is hopping on a Friday night and even does intercambios on a Monday.
Gar Anat 9. Marquis Urban 8. Apartment Options 9. Options for Staying Further Out… Predictably, the closer you live to the centre of Granada the easier it will be to explore. However, if you are liable to stumble home drunk in the early hours now and again then you may end up stumbling for a rather long time. Walking at normal pace, however, takes about 20 minutes from the centre. El Albaicin is the best neighborhood in Granada for travelers who would like the most authentic Granada experience possible.
El Realejo has got the lot: culture, history, nightlife and fantastic restaurants. If you want convenience, then El Centro is likely the best place to stay in Granada. One last note — Granada is a very safe city. Have a great time in Granada! Popular Granada Tours. Hammam Arabian Bath Experience 4. Flamenco Show Experience in Albaycin 4. More City Guides. We get emails almost every day from readers, especially when it comes to Granada and its most famous attraction, the Alhambra.
Did You Know? Rooms in the palace retain some historical features such as murals and mosaic floors. When you're not out sightseeing, you can linger in the lovely garden; enjoy a gourmet meal at the fine-dining restaurant; or relax in the luxury spa, which offers a heated pool, Turkish bath, and dry sauna. If the Alhambra is the focus of your visit, the elegant Parador de Granada , in a former 15th-century convent, is right on the grounds, and drips with history.
Chandeliers grace the common areas, and many of the rooms offer lovely garden views. Parking is free. From here, you can also walk 10 minutes downhill to visit the charming UNESCO-listed old town — and take a taxi or bus back up if you're not up for the return hike.
Steps from the Alhambra entrance, Eurostars Washington Irving is a more modern option near the palace, with good-value rates. Its spacious rooms are comfy and contemporary in style, with rainfall showers and tea and coffee-making facilities, and the suites come with separate living rooms. In the warmer months, you can take a dip in the rooftop pool and soak up the sunshine on the surrounding lounges.
This charming Granada neighborhood is a wonderful area to explore on foot, with plenty of restaurants right nearby, but if you want to explore farther afield, a public bus also stops outside the front door. The simply-furnished Spanish-colonial rooms are arranged around a central courtyard and feature comfy beds and relatively large bathrooms. Before you embark on your busy day of sightseeing, you can fill up on a hearty free breakfast, with eggs cooked to order.
In the city's shopping district , about a six-minute walk from Plaza Nueva, NH Collection Granada Victoria is an excellent contemporary choice within walking distance of all the major tourist attractions. The well-appointed rooms are large and comfortable, with espresso coffee makers and rainfall showers.
Suites come with separate sitting areas. For an extra fee, you can fill up on a hot buffet breakfast, which is best purchased when you book your room. If you're driving, you can park in the lot underneath the hotel, but ask for directions to the entrance, accessed around the back of the hotel down a narrow lane. It's one of the only hotels in the old town with car access and free parking, and lies about a minute walk from the Alhambra palace complex.
Petite and homey, Hotel Casa Morisca's Moorish-style rooms all have a charming, rustic feel, with features like coffered ceilings and oriental rugs. Most offer Alhambra views, and some have balconies, while others face inward to the interior courtyard.
Before you head out to explore the sights, you can enjoy a breakfast buffet in the barrel-vaulted dining room, with eggs cooked to order upon request. The bright modern rooms come with comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Breakfast is available for an extra fee, as is on-site parking. Plenty of shops and restaurants are just outside the front door, and you can walk to the Alhambra from here in about 10 to 15 minutes.
A little farther from the tourist attractions in the city center but offering excellent value, the family-run Hotel Albero makes you feel right at home. A bus stops right outside the hotel, taking you into the city in about 10 to 15 minutes, and the friendly staff members are happy to share travel tips.
Rooms are clean and simple, with comfortable beds, marble floors, and wood furnishings. The hotel serves a continental breakfast, and on-site parking is also possible at reasonable rates if you can't find free parking on the nearby streets. Opened in , the bright, modern Catalonia Granada offers excellent value for families and plenty of facilities to keep parents and kids happy.
The hotel lies in the center of Granada's shopping district , but you can walk to the old town in about 20 minutes or catch a taxi or bus.
The rooftop pool is a lovely spot to burn off steam, and parents can stay healthy at the spa, indoor pool, and fitness center. Triple rooms have three beds for one-child families, and some of the superior rooms are interconnected to accommodate larger families.
Request one with a tub rather than a shower if needed. The buffet breakfast and snack bar offer plenty of choices for fussy eaters. At Suites Gran Via 44 , an elegant 19th-century building conceals colorful, contemporary suites with plenty of space for families.