Because it’s such a popular historical sight to visit, the best hotels near the Alhambra in Granada get booked up seriously quickly. So when planning your trip you don’t want to be wasting time filtering through rubbish ones. Which is why we’ve done that for you!
Gorgeous Hotels Near The Alhambra
In this blog post we’ve pulled together our top pick of Granada accommodation near the Alhambra Palace so don’t miss out on the perfect place for you. There’s sophisticated modern boutiques, traditional regal hotels and cute cosy studios. Something to suit everyone!
So have a read through these hotels near the Alhambra, pick out your favourite and get ready to discover the history, the culture and the magic of Granada, Spain.
You may also find our blog post with essential tips for visiting the Alhambra helpful too.
Parador de Granada
Unique & Elegant Historic Setting
First up, you can’t get much nearer than a hotel which is quite literally set within the grounds of the Alhambra Palace. If you’ve never heard of a parador before, allow us to explain.
The name comes from ‘para’ which means to stop or stay and the idea was conceived in 1928 to promote tourism. The concept being that by opening up historical buildings for people to stay overnight in, the proceeds could go towards the upkeep of such places.
There are 94 of these luxury hotels across Spain, all managed by the public company, Paradores de Turismo de España. The Parador de Granada is housed in a 15th century convent with original features including stone archways and exposed wooden beams.
Photos: Parador de Granada
The rooms are modernly but tastefully decorated and completed with antique furnishings. There’s a stunning private courtyard and numerous pretty terraces where you can sit and relax with a refreshment.
There’s also a lovely restaurant serving a range of Andelusian food attached to this Alhambra hotel so you can choose a half or full board stay. A big plus is that private parking is available.
As we’re sure you can appreciate, this place gets booked up well in advance. So if you’re considering staying here, best to check availability and get it booked right away!
Hotel Alhambra Palace
Grand & Gorgeous With Serious Views
Located just outside the ancient walls of the Alhambra complex is this stunner of a hotel. You’ll really have to peel yourself away from the commanding views over the city and Sierra Nevada mountain range.
With Moorish inspired decor throughout, the gorgeous details of this hotel near the Alhambra will truly leave you in awe. Choose from double, single or family rooms, all with plenty of space and ensuite bathrooms of course.
Photos: Alhambra Palace Hotel
There’s a Mediterranean restaurant on site at the Alhambra Palace Hotel which has a terrace and equally amazing views, especially at sunset with a cocktail in hand.
The bus stop directly outside will take you directly to the most popular parts of the city within minutes. Unfortunately there’s no parking on site. But the hotel does offer an external valet parking service at an extra cost. This needs to be reserved in advance.
This pick of hotels near the Alhambra is good news for pet owners too, small dogs are allowed on request at no extra charge.
Candil Suite Realejo
Stylishly Rustic Suites With Pool
Set in an 18th century house, this popular Granada bed and breakfast accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from the Alhambra Palace complex. You can take your pick from views of the city, the mountains or the pool. Cots for wee ones are available upon request.
Features of different rooms at the Candil Suite Realejo include a personal terrace overlooking Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountains and a roof top bath with views with panoramic views for days. Rooms in ‘The cave’ with its curved brickwork ceilings are also a delight.
Photos: Candil Suite Realejo
In terms of facilities, there’s an airport shuttle service, but no onsite parking. Room service is available, as is bike hire. But more than that there’s a beauty service where you can treat yourself to a massage, manicure, pedicure or the whole shebang.
Reviews say that it’s even more beautiful than the photos and that the breakfasts are great.
Pensión Venecia Gomérez
Bright Modern Living Spaces
the Pensión Venecia Gomérez property houses a number of different rooms and apartments so whether you’re travelling as a group or on your own there’s a space for you. And being just a 15 minute walk away from the Alhambra means you won’t have far to travel at all.
The roomy apartments can accommodate 5 or 6 people and have fully equipped kitchens. Ideal for families, one even has a washing machine. Private balconies look out onto the bustling streets of Granada below where there are also plenty of cafes and restaurants.
Photos: Pensión Venecia Gomérez
There’s the choice of rooms with private bathrooms or as cheaper alternatives rooms. Pets are allowed with an extra fee and paid parking is available, but must be reserved in advance. Reviews consistently say how welcoming and helpful the owners are.
Rather unusually, this choice of hotels near the Alhambra also has heating which is handy for if you are visiting over the colder months.
Iconic Balcony Views of the Alhambra
Tucked away in the medieval narrow streets of the nearby historic neighbourhood of Albaicin, this Granada accommodation is a real gem with a budget price tag. The Alhambra is within walking distance, as is the downtown central city area around Granada Cathedral.
The Bellavista property is a mix of simple comforts and Andalucian authenticity. There’s a choice of complete apartments that sleep up to four people with private balcony views of the Alhambra. Reviews say the view at night is particularly special.
Alternatively there’s double rooms with ensuites and access to a shared kitchen and dining area. Ideal for anyone travelling on a budget and wanting to make their own meals. There’s also a pretty outdoor terrace for relaxing and socialising.
There’s heating if you are visiting in winter, but no pets or parking included.
Peaceful & Welcoming Vibes
Moving a little further away and into the centre of Granada city, this well loved place is still within easy reach of the Alhambra with a short bus or taxi ride. Plus Hostal Rodri comes with the added bonus of private parking that doesn’t need to be reserved ahead of your stay.
Situated on a quiet street and with a minimum age of 12 for all guests this Granada hotel is ideal for travellers wanting to enjoy some peace and quiet during their stay.
Photos: Hostal Rodri
There’s both double and single rooms available at Hostel Rodri and a fabulous inner courtyard to relax in. The property is full of character with traditional wooden features, elaborate ceiling decor and pretty parquet floors.
Guest reviews rate this option for hotels near the Alhambra as exceptional both for the location and the friendliness of the staff. There’s also heating and lift for your comfort too.
Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
Luxurious Contemporary Stay With Pool
Less than 2 miles from the Alhambra is this luxury 4 star hotel complete with heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, sauna and a gym. There’s also massage services and beauty treatments are available on request at Gran Hotel Luna de Granada.
Photos: Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
Rooms are spacious and the private bathrooms include bathtubs and showers so you have the choice of either. The suites additionally have a seating area with a sofa bed, perfect for families. There’s also a kids club available.
There’s secure parking available with electric charging points. A restaurant on site with an excellent buffet breakfast, room service and a minbar in each room. Reviews consistently mention how helpful staff at the front desk are.
Pets are also allowed and charged extra based on weight.
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