Hotel Villa Oniria
What To Know
- The hotel is within easy walking distance of tapas bars, restaurants, and shopping
- Rooms are on the smaller side and dark
- Free WiFi is fast and reliable
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
How to Get There
Lovely looking hotel externally which raises expectations- it sort of delivers! I suppose the negative side is that soft firnishings and decor do show some signs of wear and tear and its a bit 'fading around the edges'- but this also gives the hotel some charm. Lovely little garden area. Rooms are a decent size for a city centre hotel. Staff efficient and courteous. Good location for exploring city centre- it is just 'off patch' which means it is lovely and quiet.
My wife and I drove down to Granada by car to meet friends and stay three nights at the Oniria. On the plus side the rooms are big, the staff are mostly good and the bar and outside garden are very nice spaces. The location is spot on too and reception staff speak perfect English. Of particular note are the ladies who run the breakfast service who try very hard but don’t speak much English. Breakfast is good and they will cook eggs, bacon, sausages etc to order. The rooms are large and modern with good showers and bathrooms. On arrival we were shown to a very tired and shabby room with tears in the furniture- we rejected this and were shown to another which was better. All in all a nice hotel but it needs a bit of TLC as it’s getting a little shabby! Valet parking is available at 22€ a day.
This hotel has beautiful outdoor gardens around fountains. Turned out to be our favorite spot to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. The hotel was lacking in a few areas. The furniture in our room needed to be replaced or fixed. In our room there were holes in settee, chair arms broken, and marble shower flooded due to not draining properly. After shower flooded, staff changed our room so it could be repaired. No air conditioning was on in the building and had to open windows. The bar had friendly staff, but the chef was very rude. We asked for a table for 2. The server was going to seat us when the chef responded to us in a very loud voice saying his restaurant was a “fine dining restaurant. He has waiters and everything.” He said, ”You have to know what you want to eat as soon as you sit down. Told us to go sit down in side area and decide.” All we wanted was to eat a nice evening meal and only asked for a table for two and received this treatment. Later went back to talk to chef. He made food and brought to our room. Thought the meal would be free after he apologized for how he treated us. At checkout we learned, we were charged full price for the meal. The sandwiches were wonderful with black truffles. Just thought the sandwiches should have been at no charge. Front desk took off half of the charge off of our bill and apologized. The rest of the staff were very friendly. Stayed in hotel 3 nights.
No w ords needed!
Central location and surprisingly nice room designs
Bathroom is great and breakfast wasn’t bad either....
Great place to stay for a weekend or a bit longer
Attentive host very enjoyable...
We stayed here for 3 nights in February. The location was a short walk to the main touring and shopping area, so we never needed to take cabs or public transport (except once for early morning tour of Alhambra). Our room was a bit odd, in that the bathroom was sort of the entry way to our bedroom, if you can picture that. The room was comfortable and clean. Not noisy. Not much clothing storage, but not too bad. The staff was not overly helpful, and in fact, whenever we entered the building, there was nobody at the door or in the lobby at the desk. I don't know if they even had a concierge, but there never was anyone around to help us with questions. the breakfast buffet was very lean, and you had do get coffee from a single use coffee machine. Service at breakfast was non-existent altogether. No coffee service or eggs or seating assistance. Having been to 5 hotels during this trip, this hotel was definitely the worst in terms of breakfast and staffing in the lobby. The fountain in the photo was never turned on while we were there, but it will look nicer if they fix it. All in all, this was a clean and comfortable place in a good location, but if you go, keep service expectations low. If you want to see the Alhambra, be very sure to book it in advance so that you don't miss out. It is gorgeous. It is also nice to dine al fresco in one of the restaurants at the bottom of the hill that look up on the illuminated castle at night.