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
- 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
I would recommend this hotel. The staff is friendly, the tapas are quite delicious and the location situates you in perfect walking distance to some great fun. Buses and taxis also abound. Not far from the Al-Hambra and Sacromonte, and, of course, a Ray-Ban shop. You won't regret staying here. They have a wonderful Turkish spa, too.
We enjoyed a lovely stay at this beautiful property with unique character and pleasant ambiance. Upgraded rooms were spacious and comfortable. Service was good.
The location is great, within a short walking distance to many attractions (although please note that the Alhambra is not within easy walking distance).
One pretty significant gripe, the WiFi was down for most of our short stay. I’m giving this hotel the benefit of a doubt, every once in a while technology fails us all, but please don’t let this happen often, international guests with roaming cell phones certainly rely on hotel WiFi these days and not having it does create a significant inconvenience.
At reservation time, a month ago, the reservation people told me the old section is very beautiful to stay in. I love historical places myself. I said fine let's try what they recomend. As we were driving in the narrow streets of Granada finding our hotel and not expecting much. I told my husband teasing him this is not my choosing. It's yours! Ha ha ha.
Well, tell me about beautiful hotels. I didn't know how beautiful it would be until I arrived and saw it and the rooms. They are wow!!!
The hotel has 41 rooms I think. They have a new section adjacent to the mansion. We made 2 reservations. One in the old section and one in the new. They upgraded my 3 teenage kids to a room in the old section next to us.
I loved the rooms! My room was junior suite, very spacious. Have free wifi. There is a safe and fridge and complimentary coffee and tea section. Complimentary water and cookies.
The architecture is old but well maintained. The walls and ceiling are ornated. The cieling is very high. The furniture is modern. I just love the mix of the old and new in this hotel. Best of all, the mansion is in the middle of the city. It's close to everything and within walking distant from most sight seeing.
We loved the nearby cafe which we visited couple of times.
They gave us 15 minutes complimentary message for me and my husband.
They have a restaurant in the garden which we tried and was a lovely evening. The chairs wete not so comfortable.
We ordered salad and piella
Luisa Correa helped us with our reservation and came on her day off to greet us and make sure we are ok. We loved the personal treatment and appreciate all their help and recommendations. We stayed 3 nights and 4 days.
I give them thumps up x 10!!
Fabulous hotel in great cation , spotless in every way. Martin at check in was excellent, very professional,Knew all about the city and it’s attraction
Recommended restaurant that were exceptional
Room was fabulous as well not a negative to everything that can be said
I wish I could return tomorrow
Great location, good size room yet I would not give it a 5 star hotel.
The room I stayed in was about 350 SQM, it looked like a regular room but they call it junior suite. The window didn’t have double glazing so you can hear the cars and trucks very clearly.
The resturant in the hotel was not great.
Service was not 5 star service but it was ok.
I was told that it was the best hotel in Garnada, so I don’t think you can find better option.