Hospes Palacio de Los Patos
What We Love
- Impressive mix of classic architecture and cutting-edge interior design
- Located away from the most touristy areas of Granada
- Painted ceilings — worth the crick in the neck you’ll get from staring in awe
What To Know
- The spa is small, so book your treatments in advance
- Granada’s premier tourist spot, the Alhambra, is always crowded, so plan on going early in the morning or in the evening (it’s also a bit of a hike to get up there)
- Dreamer's Rooms start at a snug 215 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Andalusia is studded with boutique hotels in lovingly restored historic buildings, and with the Palacio de los Patos, the Hospes group has added its own unique 21st-century twist to one of Granada’s mid-19th-century gems. Almost everything is in a subtle shade of white, alabaster or gray, set off in just the right places by a hint of a darker hue. The effect is atmospheric. This is a spot where you’ll actually want to hang out — and maybe absorb some design inspiration, too.
Bed & Bath
Although the guestrooms can be snug (Dreamer’s Rooms start at 215 square feet), the modern decor, geometric themes and whitewashed walls keep things gorgeous enough that you won’t notice. Besides, Andalusia’s weather is conducive to lingering in the hotel’s tranquil gardens with a drink or a good book. The guestrooms in the older part of the hotel have loads of character and plenty of original features, including plasterwork ceilings and elaborate friezes. Some come with arched windows or dome ceilings, and all have air conditioning, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.
After hiking up and around the Alhambra, by far Granada’s top sight, recharge with a treatment at the hotel’s Bodyna spa (the ayurvedic massage is a decadent delight). This part of Spain is famous for long lunches and evenings fueled by tapas and endless glasses of wine. The restaurant, Los Patos, answers the call with dishes like tiny grilled Motril squid and roasted San Pedro fish with polenta. And for dessert: licorice or lemon verbena ice cream.
In the Area
Granada (not to mention the rest of Andalusia) has its own style of cooking, and there’s a wide choice of bars and restaurants in the city. Top spots include Sevilla, Raro de Luna, La Oliva and Damasqueros. The Alhambra, the Generalife gardens and the old quarter of Albaycin mark the high points of Arabic rule in Andalusia. But Granada also has a rich Jewish and Christian heritage and boasts some of Spain’s finest buildings. Book a walking tour or a private guide to learn the inside story. After all that walking, try an authentic Arabian bathhouse experience with a steam and massage at Hammam Al Andalus.
How to Get There
This is a beautiful hotel- traditional and contemporary at the same time. The huge terrace under a canopy of Wisteria was lovely and the cocktails and bar food were excellent! The suite in the old palace was gorgeous and comfortable. The staff service was first rate and every detail was thought of. I can’t wait to go back!
As you enter this lovely bespoke hotel you will realise that the hotel is a perfect reason for choosing the city for a break! Very centrally located for all the sites. The hotel is not huge but the cosy well presented bedrooms are well equipped. There is a lift to all floors. Breakfast in the lower floor was fine for us and there was a staff member on hand if you needed any help. Not the easiest city to park your car but the hotel had a contract with a local garage. A word of warning take a small car to the city if you can! Parking anywhere is very restricted.
We had the most fabulous few days in Granada beautifully organised by Sarah at Norad Travel. Granada is a perfect city for a long weekend in late spring. The weather was perfect warm enough to eat outside but not the sweltering summer heat. The hotel is situated minutes from the city centre and has gardens to relax in after a hard days sightseeing.
A very comfortable bed in a quiet room close to the Cathedral and the center of town.
Some nice local bars, plus just across the road,El Quinteto without exception the
best food we had in our four week stay in the Granada region. Don't be put of by its rather
ordinary exterior, the food is exqisite, and not expensive.
Let’s start with the cover photo that depicts this hotel as an older style yellow building. Very deceiving. I’d love to of seen the rooms in that part of the hotel. However our room was in the newer building, where I suspect most of the rooms are. The rooms are very modern in a W hotel style. Frosted glass doors and walls, etc. Storage space to put anything away is extremely limited. I would love to be able to show them how to re-design the rooms to allow for some drawer space and ability to move around. It was very hard to open and close the drapes and all in all I think they went for a hip look but not great function.
The location is good but not necessarily in a charming part of town. I think this is a good hotel for the money but I would love to see other options if I go back to you. Still this is not a bad hotel, rooms were clean and newer in Style and Furnishings.