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Santa Isabel la Real
Ranked #1 of 122 Hotels in Granada
Certificate of Excellence
West Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful staff, great location”
Reviewed 3 June 2012

A charming place, converted from a 16th c. Mansion, right on top of the Albaicin, walking distance to everything and lovely. Splash out and go for the rooms at the top for the views, quiet, and lovely decor. The staff were sweet and very helpful with wonderful practical advice for visiting Granada.
Well worth it.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eugene Oregon
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

I read many of the reviews about this hotel and it sounded charming. The service was very gracious but our room, on the first floor, had a small window looking into the courtyard was dark and small, not someplace I wanted to hang out. We could clearly hear our neighbors upstairs. Maybe the other rooms were warmer since other reviewers seem to love this hotel.

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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Located on Calle de Santa Isabel la Real in El Albaicin this Hotel is simply wonderful. It's an easy walk down to the Gran Via, the Cathedral and town center as well as a short stroll to San Nicholas in El Albaicin. For travelers who need a bit of help coming back up from town there is bus service which leaves you a few feet from the Hotel's front door.

Take a right turn out the front door and a few yards' walk finds you in a plaza with several restaurants for an afternoon cerveza, wine or tapas. A left turn out that door and a 5-10 minute walk takes you to San Nicholas with incredible early morning and sunset views of Alahambra and Generalife.

Our room, which overlooked a concrete plaza, was quiet and offered the free "entertainment" of watching young locals congregate, skateboard, juggle and play music.

Breakfast was extensive and would satisfy most continental breakfast needs.

The Hotel staff was extremely helpful in every way.

Two suggestions: 1. Consider buying a 10 ride Credibus card for the bus. It requires a 2 Euro refundable deposit but it is so convenient and significantly reduces the unit price of a ride. Note that any credit on the card is not refunded so buy this only if it will be used. 2. If a taxi is needed from the Hotel first try flagging one from the street. If you "reserve" a taxi, charges begin when the taxi starts its journey from City Center. When we reserved ours we incurred a 6 Euro charge before even stepping into the cab.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Silver Spring
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

In late April 2012, my wife and I spent two nights at the Santa Isabel la Real Hotel in Granada. Located high in the hills of the Albayzin neighborhood, we were greeted graciously on arrival, given basic information about nearby restaurants and scenic overlooks and told about the transportation options into the heart of Granada. If not driving, you are reliant on taxi or the number 31 bus usually arriving next to the hotel at about 10 minute intervals. Two small plaza areas are within a 5 minute walk from the hotel, each with a couple of dining places (the San Nicolas plaza offering a wonderful sight of the Alhambra and the snow covered hills behind). The hotel has the added advantage of an elevator up to our second floor room. Rustic in appearance with wooden beams, the room was comfortable with a small en-suite bathroom. Next to our room was a local park area that attracted young families and teenagers. After dark, the park emptied and the neighborhood was quiet. We were there on school weekdays and are not sure if the park attracts late night activities on the weekends. Breakfast was adequate, with enough variety to get us going for the day. The area is residential, with the downtown providing bank ATM’s, shopping and many more dining options. Santa Isabel la Real is definitely worth consideration.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Granada
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

My friends and family have been staying at this hotel since it opened. The family who run it are so welcoming and cared for my elderly parents so well that they have returned again and again. The hotel itself is charming, a restored Carmen with inner patio. Breakfast is plentiful, great home made lemonade and lovely cakes. There is a bus stop right beside the hotel which is very handy for going into town or to the Alhambra. The Albayzin is a perfect location, just up the road is the Mirador San Nicholas, where we would walk most evenings to watch the sun set on the Alhambra palace. A short stroll down the road from the hotel is the plaza San Miguel Bajo with a variety of restaurants serving Spanish food where you can sit out on the terraces and watch the world go by.

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Property: Santa Isabel la Real
Address: Calle Santa Isabel La Real 17 y 19, 18010 Granada, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Granada
#1 Family Hotel in Granada
Price range (per night): $115 - $242
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Isabel la Real 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is a restored house from the XVI century. It is situated on the main street of the historical neighbourhood of the Albaizyn ( Granada), five minutes walking distance from the city centre. It is surrounded by gardens and different monuments such us the Monastery of Santa Isabel la Real, the palace of Dar-Al Horra and the San Miguel Bajo church. The hotel is also very near the beautiful views from San Nicolas, San Cristobal and la Lona. There is an enclosed parking lot and a bus stop near the hotel. ... more   less 
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