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Granada Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and Apartments
Granada city is a very popular holiday destination, full of beautiful sights to explore. So to cater every type of tourists, the city features a plethora of hotels, self-catering apartment, hostels and other lodging options. Whether you’re planning a short stay or a great summer holiday, hotels in Granada can fulfil all your needs as these are available in a variety of prices, styles and budget.
Choose from a diverse array of smaller, boutique hotels in Granada if you’re looking for a quaint stay or book your stay with a 4 or 5-star properties if luxury is what seek from your holiday. The best of luxury hotels are located next to the Alhambra. For budget travellers, there are many good low cost apartments in Granada, which offer standard accommodation and many excellent facilities to ensure your comfort. So finding the right accommodation in Granada that fits your needs will be easy.
A beautiful city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, Granada is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city is rich with history and culture and is known for its medieval architecture of the Moorish occupation, and has 6 main districts including, The Realejo, The Cartuja, Bib-Rambla, Sacromonte, Albaicin and Zaidin. The whopping number of students attending the Granada University also makes it very much a student city.
Granada is all about endless sunshine, delectable tapas and fiery flamenco as well as the breath-taking natural beauty such as golden sandy beaches, snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada, valleys and the whitewashed villages. The city is a great place to visit in any season but March to October is the high tourism season here. Summers are usually hot and dry during day although nights are very cool and during winters days are sunny but cool. There are plenty of accommodation in Granada from self-catering apartments to 5-star luxury hotels to bohemian bed and breakfast. You will find a list of amazing options to stay in such a small city.
Where to stay
In Granada, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the diverse variety of accommodation options, all waiting to pamper you with the best facilities and warm hospitality. So finding an ideal accommodation in Granada city is quite easy. There are plenty of peaceful self-catering apartments with bohemian feel to luxurious 5-star hotel in Granada, boasting spectacular views across the city, to the Alhambra or the Albaicin.
Book a self-catering apartment in Granada, which are set in the old buildings of Arabic architecture, offering you an opportunity to live like locals. Arte Vida Suites & Spa, Apartamentos Turísticos Las Nieves and Habitat Suites Gran Vía 17 are some excellent apartments, located in the city centre. If you’re looking for luxury hotels in Granada then Palacio de los Patos, AC Palacio de Santa Paula and Alhambra Palace are some of the best finds. For budget travellers, there are many cheap hotels in Granada like Hotel Párraga Siete, Abadía Hotel, Hotel Molinos and Hotel América, which combines traditional décor with modern facilities.
Things to do and see
There are a wealth of treasures to explore in Granada from the sea to the snow clad mountain range of Sierra Nevada, which allows in a unique way to combine swimming and skiing. It is home to most beautiful beaches such as Salobreña, Almuñecar, La Herradura and Torrenueva.
Alhambra, which is the Arabian palace of its epoch is an UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site is the major attraction in Granada. The huge castle was the residence of the Moorish rulers from 13th to 15th century. The hillside neighbourhood of the Albaicín, Albaicín and Mirador are also very famous with tourists. Other attraction in the town includes the Capilla Real, which is an impressive old chapel attached to the Catedral Santa María de la Encarnación. You can also visit-The Gypsy Quarter of Sacromonte to explore the artistic Gypsy homes; some of which are decorated with vibrant handcrafted ceramics. Apart from such magnificent cultural and architectural marvels, heart-stirring music, delicious food and pleasant weather attract many tourists to plan for Granada holiday. The city has something to suit every taste!
Right in the centre of Granada and in the Angel Ganivet Street, there are many lively clubs, new bars and restaurants, offering delicious food as well lots of great Gin & Tonics and cocktails. Nightlife is Granada has a vibrant young vibes and is split between several zones. The city has some best tapas bars, which you can find in Plaza Nueva, and also in Plaza Bib-Rambla.
The bars here might be little pricy but the bonus is the amazing views of the monuments. To visit some of the best bars and clubs in the city, head to the Calle Elvira Street, which is filled with some amazing options. Granada 10 is the only one club in the area, where pop and dance music are played. Also, Moroccan tea rooms are great choice to spend a perfect evening to unwind with a few laidback drinks. If you are looking for local experience and are on a budget holiday, then Calle Pedro Antonio is the place to be. The entire street is packed with bars, pubs and clubs, offering drinks half the price of other popular areas in the town.
The extensive range of great restaurants and bars in Granada is overwhelming that offers you the opportunity to experience the best of Spanish cuisine just like a local! You will be spoilt with choices as many new good places to eat has come in the last few years, offering all types of cuisines from all over the world. Satiate your taste buds with the delicious dishes and drinks that suits you the best.
A one stop destination to eat European cuisine, including Spanish and Mediterranean dishes is Raices Sevilla restaurant, which serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in a peaceful ambiance. Another great choice would be the Restaurante Ruta del Azafrán, which is best suited for special occasions. The restaurant excels in serving local delicacies along with Mediterranean, European, Spanish and international cuisine. Visit beautifully designed restaurant, Damasqueros, where the menu is weekly shuffled, offering around120 choices along with Granada wines.
You can easily enjoy a lovely shopping experience in Granada. The city boasts a selection of traditional Spanish goods apart from the big fashion brands, which will be all be easy on your pocket. From traditional artisanal shops to trendy boutiques, modern malls and markets, there is everything available that you can fancy from your Spanish holiday.
Stroll around the local markets to pick up some unique souvenirs and gifts or visit the popular thoroughfare, Calle Recogidas and Calle Reyes Católicos to shop from modern stores like H&M, Pull and Bear, Zara and many other high-end boutiques. The best part about shopping in Granada is that there are many bargains to be bought so don’t let the lower price tags fool you. You can find amazing cheap stuff like clothes and shoes to home decor items to toys in Calle Mesones area. If you’re looking to do some serious shopping, then Centro Comercial Nevada mall is very popular shopping stop that features hundreds of shops offering popular brands like Leroy Merlin.
- Nearest airports: Federico García Lorca Granada Airport/ Granada Airport
- Flight time from UK: 2 hours 45 minutes
- Language: Spanish
- Currency: Euro (€)