What are the best luxury hotels in Granada? This insider’s guide includes the top places to stay for historic buildings, designer interiors, sumptuous spas, cool rooftop pools and terraces, views of the Alhambra and more.
500 years ago, when the Moors were driven out of Granada, Boabdil, the last sultan, is said to have wept as he turned his back on his beautiful palaces, – the Alhambra complex. Looking at the city today, it’s easy to understand his grief.
If you want to feel like Boabdil, have a look at my personal recommendations on the best luxury hotels in Granada…
AC Palacio de Santa Paula: This atmospheric luxury hotel set within an old Hieronymite convent is home to one of the city’s best restaurants. Located in the heart of the city on Granada’s smart and busy Gran Vía de Colón, the building itself is protected and offers the perfect mix of modern luxury and a more individual historic charm.
Hospes Palacio de los Patos: Hospes Palacio de los Patos is Granada’s most stylish luxury hotel – and by a distance, too. Beautiful gardens, a fine restaurant and some truly swoon-worthy rooms come together in a compelling all-round package. The hotel offers 40 beautifully light, airy rooms either in the Palacio itself, where original features have been conserved alongside contemporary refurbishment, or a modern wing that is more minimalist and sleek in décor and design and makes use of materials such as stone, glass and metal.
Eurostars Gran Vía: Set in a stylishly refurbished Renaissance building, it offers 39 spacious rooms in the city center only a stone’s throw from the Cathedral and bustling Plaza Bib Rambla. Another popular hangout is the roof top terrace bar where you may even catch a live jazz session on a summer evening. The views from the terrace of the Cathedral, the iconic Alhambra silhouette and the Sierra Nevada backdrop are stunning.
Eurostars Washington Irving: This revamped five-star takes design elements from the neighboring Alhambra, and blends them with modern styling, an exquisite location and excellent facilities. The rooftop pool is a major find for Granada, providing the perfect post-sightseeing spot to rest your feet while gazing out on the Alhambra’s majestic walls.
Parador de Granada: You’ll want to book well in advance for a stay at one of Granada’s most luxurious paradores, lodged in a 14th-century Moorish palace turned a Reconquista convent. It offers elegantly contemporary rooms, and with the Alhambra on your doorstep, it’s one of Spain’s most coveted and history-rich hotels.
Possibly the prettiest city in Spain, Granada has a Moorish charm that’s hard not to fall in love with. With that in mind, the offer of luxury hotels in Granada is as eclectic as the people who frequent this amazing destination.
This article is part of a complete guide about Granada where you can read all the information you need to plan your trip to this amazing destination in Spain.
Here is a complete summary of all the guide:
1. When to visit Granada
2. How many days to spend in Granada
3. How to get to Granada
4. How to move around Granada
5. Granada hotels: where to stay in Granada
6. What to eat in Granada
7. What to do in Granada
8. Tips to visit the Alhambra in Granada
9. How to buy tickets to the Alhambra in Granada
10. Alhambra tickets sold out. What can you do?
11. Is the Alhambra night visit worth it?
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