Hotel Las Almenas
9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Best hotel we've stayed at in Europe!
"I cannot recommend this hotel enough. Great location, excellent service, clean and spacious rooms and fantastic value. Service is excellent here - the kind gentleman and his wife are very helpful and willing to provide any assistance in bookings, trip ideas, sights etc... This hotel has been the best we've stayed at in Europe and one of our top international choices. Highly recommended:)"
- Travel date: 22nd July 2010
An immaculate and friendly hotel, well located for sight-seeing
"This hotel represented superb value for money and was an excellent base for our 2-day sightseeing trip. It was a cool, clean and comfortable sanctuary in a hot, noisy city. A bit precarious to find by car - thank goodness for sat nav - but it is possible to pull in briefly on Calle Acera del Darro fairly near the hotel so you can drop your cases into reception before parking. If the hotel car park is full there, is a huge, 24 hour, secure, underground car park at the end of the road, no more than two minutes walk away. To be honest I think this is easier to find than negotiating the tiny side streets behind the hotel to get to their car park. The man on reception, the owner I think, was welcoming and helpful and quite charming throughout our stay. He appeared to be holding the fort on his own most of the time so I don't know how good the service is when he's not there. Our room was not large bit it was gleaming and comfortable and internally very quiet. We wanted to spend as much time as possible exploring the city so didn't need a big room. The bathroom was luxurious for the class of hotel. Yes it was noisy outside - especially on Saturday night after Spain won their World Cup Quarter Final - but that is a fact of life in the centre of a vibrant, busy Spanish city. At night you can close up the windows, shutting out the street noise and use air con, or as we preferred, leave the windows open and enjoy the heat and atmosphere. The cafe/bar adjoining the hotel is unpretentious and good for breakfast or evening coffee and pastries. There are also pavement cafes, bars and restaurants galore near by. Las Almenas offers a modern interior, rather than old, traditional charm, but is just a stride away from the main shopping streets and the river Genil and a short stroll from the Cathedral and historic centre of Granada. You are also only five minutes walk from Pl Isabel La Catolica for frequent buses to the Alhambra and Albacin."
- Travel date: 18th July 2010
A warm family touch at a hotel with 4-star amenities
"We stayed at the Almenas for three nights. The service was exceptional--warm family welcome with 4-star hotel professionalism. The hotel's location couldn't be better. Right in the middle of Granada's main shopping district and a short walk to the Cathedral. Plenty of taxis and buses right out front. The rooms are well appointed, recently remodeled, and have large bathrooms. The cleanliness is the best I've seen in a long time. And finally, you cannot possibly beat the price for the level of service one gets. If they had room-service and a pool, I'm sure this would be a 5-star hands down."
- Travel date: 12th July 2010
Perfectly OK but a little charmless...
"This hotel was the least "charming" of the four hotels we stayed at in Spain and the rooms, while large and spotlessly clean, did have the air of a "chain hotel" compared to other places we stayed. Our room overlooked what is quite a busy street traffic-wise until late at night so having the windows open wasn't an option. This was also the only hotel that we encountered that didn't have a pc available for guests to use if, like us, you weren't lugging around a laptop. Our one major gripe would be the front desk staff. Or more specifically, one person in particular. We arrived at 2:30pm (check in after 2pm) and the woman on the front desk was having a loooooooooooooong, obviously personal phone conversation and completely ignored us for five minutes. Then our room wasn't ready so another 10 minutes to wait. When we came back down, she was gossiping to cleaning staff and completely ignored us again while we waited to talk to her. Once we got her attention, we managed to get some information out of her but she spoke no languages other than Spanish that we spoke (English and French) which, I'm sorry, I find unacceptable for a hotel receptionist in a busy tourist town. She couldn't even understand "toilets" or "tourist information?" unless we said the words in our very basic Spanish. Thankfully, when we got back she'd finished her shift and there was an extremely helpful man who spoke both English and French and who also came up to our room to sort out our faulty air conditioner. It's a passable hotel at a reasonable price but I'm sure there are more charming places to stay in Granada!"
- Travel date: 12th June 2010
Great hotel, fantastic front desk.
"This hotel is a great value in Granada. The location is a reasonable walk (short if you're young and energetic) from the Cathedral and main shopping areas, where buses are readily available to take you to the Arab quarter and the Alhambra. The hotel is on a major street, so there are many restaurants, ice cream shops and pastry shops nearby. However, our room faced the back of the building, so it was very quiet. Our room was very spacious and clean, with good air conditioning and a TV. The bathroom was also large and clean. The older man at the front desk (he's there most of the time, it seems) is a true gem. He spends a lot of time with each hotel guest, and is able to tell you everything about the sights of Granada in several different languages. The only detractor from our stay was that there was no internet access, as had been advertised on the booking website. However, there are many cheap internet cafes in the city, so it was not too big an inconvenience."
- Travel date: 30th May 2010
"This hotel has taken a lot of effort to make ever detail count. It is immaculate!!! The rooms are large and comfortable. The decor is in the style of Granada-a mixture of Spanish and a bit of Arabic detailing (especially in the elevator shaft!? You will see what I mean when you go there!) The desk clerk knows Granada like the back of his hand. Take his advice on the Flamenco shows...We went everywhere we told us and he was right on. We would definitely go back. Great with kids (10 and 13). Internet access downstairs. Small cafe next door is charming for breakfast."
- Travel date: 24th February 2010
Absolutely the best service during our trip throughout Spain - front desk extremely helpful
"We stayed for 2 nights in September - the hotel is comfortable, well priced, and reasonable walking distance to the central core. The most outstanding aspect was the friendly service in the hotel."
- Travel date: 25th October 2009
Culture in Granada
"Positioned off one of main streets in Granada and if room facing main road, could be noisy but quietens down after 23.30hrs but starts up at 07.30.We had a room on the side though looking over a small side street so quieter, room comfortable with air conditioning/heating,a safe in room, all TV channels in Spanish,staff speak a little English especially older manager/owner who was very helpful with info for Granada etc. Very handy for all the great shops and cafes in the squares at rear of cathedral and only 5 minutes walk to mini buses up to the Alhambra. Whole day spent up there, book in advance via web,also get up to Albaicin,the moorish area. With meals, the best bargains are the menu for the day, where you can get 2 or 3 courses for 10-11 euros. Breakfast in hotel is in attached cafe with small range of toasts/snacks with coffees, cost 5 euros for 2."
- Travel date: 12th April 2009
Good mid range hotel, handy for sights, helpful management
"Modern elegant hotel, rooms well equipped, modern and very clean. Airport bus stop just opposite but incoming bus driver didn't know this! Well located for shops and the Alhambra plus the few other tourist attractions that exist in Granada. Note however the Alhambra is not far from the hotel but a very steep climb. Good bus service avoids exhausting climb. AlbaycÃn, other side of river to Alhambra fascinating but dangerous. Take care. Hotel management excellent and found me a room even though I had booked the wrong date, and volunteered a lower rate. Rooms at front of hotel are bigger , better equipped but may be noisier."
- Travel date: 12th March 2009
Hotel Las Almenas is also called
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- hotel las almenas en granada
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