The Best Luxury Hotels in Granada, Spain

The Parador de Granada lies within the Alhambra complex
The Parador de Granada lies within the Alhambra complex | Courtesy of Parador de Granada / Expedia

In Andalucia, Spain, Granada was the final stronghold of the Moors, who left an extraordinary legacy. Throughout the maze-like streets, discover a wealth of Islamic-infused architecture, including the grand Alhambra. But it’s a modern city, too, with bustling cafes, tapas bars and colourful street art. Whatever draws you here, treat yourself to a fancier stay at one of these top luxury hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A hotel room with bay window, wooden ceiling and a contemporary seating area at Hospes Palacio de los Patos
© Hospes Palacio de los Patos / Expedia

How about staying in a grand 19th-century mansion on the edge of the old town? This hotel, once the home of a sugar magnate, is all about luxury. The rooms – split between the main building and a glass-panelled annexe – have original neoclassical flourishes and elaborate ceilings. Elsewhere, a deluxe spa demands your time for a day of pampering, while the hotel’s restaurant fuses Spanish gastronomy with Asian twists.

2. Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection

Chain Hotel

Palacio de Santa Paula
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This five-star hotel combines a restored 16th-century convent with a 12th-century townhouse, resulting in a unique stay. Rooms lean towards smart and modern, with wooden floors and up-to-date technology. Hoping to visit the top attractions in the city? Its location in the historic centre puts you within an easy stroll of the historical Triunfo Garden and Archaeological Museum of Granada.

3. Parador de Granada

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Parador de Granada
Courtesy of Parador de Granada / Expedia

The Parador de Granada, within the Alhambra complex, has one of the best settings. It sits inside a former Moorish palace, which served as a convent in the 15th century, so historical features delight wherever you wander – think Arabian and Medieval Spanish influences. Expect fully modernised rooms, many with spectacular views over the grounds and beyond.

4. Hotel Alhambra Palace

Independent Hotel, Hotel

Alhambra Palace Hotel
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Combining an enviable hillside setting, grand architecture and palatial interiors, the Hotel Alhambra Palace is among the most spectacular hotels in Granada. Indeed, this five-star property has hosted a roll call of A-listers, from kings and queens to Hollywood royalty. If you can tear your gaze away from the ornate decor, take in vistas from numerous vantage points; many plush rooms and suites offer spectacular views of Granada and the forest of the Alhambra.

5. Vincci Albayzín Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Vincci Albayzin Hotel
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Elegant brick arches, crystal chandeliers and soaring Moorish architecture set the tone for a stay in this hotel on the outskirts of the city centre. Savvy Granada residents flock here for the outstanding restaurant, Gran Patio La Acequia, which serves up a menu of international flavours in spectacular surroundings. Elsewhere, smartly understated guest rooms come with Arabian touches, modern amenities and king-size beds.

6. La Casa de la Trinidad

Hotel, Luxury

Hotel La Casa de la Trinidad
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In the middle of the central shopping lanes in Granada, this upscale hotel puts the best of the city on your doorstep. Step inside to find a playful mix of zebra-print seating and striking tones among period features such as marble tiling and an elegant spiral staircase. Rooms are as contemporary as they are cosy, with some offering great cityscape views. If you’re planning on an extended stay, the studio suites are a great option.

7. Hotel Saray

Luxury, Hotel

Hotel Saray Granada
Courtesy of Hotel Saray / Expedia

The Hotel Saray blends soaring modern architecture with resort-style facilities and flamboyant Moorish interiors. With fountain water features, a pool and a poolside bar set within its exotic gardens, its outdoor space is a highlight. Decor sobers up in the rooms, with upper levels affording some great views. Its location opposite the conference centre means it’s a popular pick with business types, though you can also reach the historic centre on foot in around 20 minutes.

8. Suites Gran Via 44

Hotel, Luxury, Apartment

Suites Gran Via 44
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The Suites Gran Via 44 overlooks the main tree-lined avenida (avenue) that runs through the centre of Granada. Besides the rather colourful lounge, all the facilities are contained within each of the luxury apartment-style units. Rooms come with up-to-date kitchenettes and living-dining rooms, as well as separate bedrooms with top-quality bedding and pillow menus. Splash out for perks such as Bluetooth speakers and speedy wifi. And, if you’re feeling lazy, you can have breakfast delivered to your room.

9. Occidental Granada

Hotel

Occidental Granada
Courtesy of Occidental Granada / Expedia

If you prefer smart, contemporary lodgings over the raft of historical options, the Occidental Granada offers just that. Outside the historic centre and with underground parking, it’s also far more practical if you’re travelling by car – though, it’s still within easy reach of the top attractions. It’s all very fresh and modern throughout, with straightforward rooms that can also accommodate families with kids. The on-site Jamar Gastrobar offers traditional fare with a twist, and there’s a barbershop if you fancy a trim.

10. Hotel Abades Recogidas

Luxury, Hotel

Hotel Abades Recogidas
Courtesy of Hotel Abades Recogidas / Expedia

This sleek modern hotel in the heart of the city’s shopping district is characterised by low-lit spaces, wood panelling and a healthy smattering of colourful artwork. An urban-centre hotel, there’s not much in the way of leisure facilities, though the well-designed rooms are spacious and have all the comforts you’d expect from an upscale chain hotel. You’re just steps from numerous restaurants and bars; however, room service is available if you’d rather stay in.

If you’re not yet sold on Granada, let us give you plenty of reasons why you should visit the Spanish city in your lifetime. Be sure to fill up at one of the scenic rooftop restaurants in the city centre before heading to a bustling bar to kick off the night. Check out these boutique hotels for an indulgent stay or options designed for every traveller – all bookable with Culture Trip.

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