Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- The hotel, a designated historical monument, consists of a refurbished 19th century palace, 16th century convent and 14th century home
- Located near Grenada’s famous Alhambra
- Impressive selection of wines on offer at El Claustro restaurant
What To Know
- WiFi is available in guest rooms and common areas
- The hotel’s cloister hosts a number of free concerts during the summer
- Some rooms offer views of the historic courtyard
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on the site of a 12-century convent, the AC Palacio de Santa Paula shows an appreciation for its deep roots throughout. The 75 guestrooms and suites have sherbert orange accent walls and feature traditional stonework and dark wooden furnishings that nod to their Andalucian heritage, but also offer modern conveniences travelers expect such as air conditioning, room service and hardwood floors. The central cloister, which is part of the original Santa Paula convent, is the hotel’s central showpiece and the perfect spot for a summer drink or afternoon concert.
In the Area
The property is conveniently located nearby the breathtaking World Heritage Site, Alhambra, a sprawling fortress and palace dating to the 9th century and renowned for its Moorish architecture. Fortunately for history obsessives, in Grenada, a visit to the Alhambra is merely scratching the surface; the city is laden with historical buildings that pay homage to its rich past as a cultural crossroads. Take in the Albayzin (the Moorish old town), listen to live guitar music along the Carrera del Darro and mingle with locals in the evenings or visit the cathedral and royal chapel.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It is very clean, beautifully located near most attractions. Beautiful bathroom! However it does not have the 5 star “Wow”factor that we have seen in other 5 star hotels that we visited in Spain. The restaurant area is just gorgeous! Great breakfast but limited options.
Nadine at the front desk was a complete professional and provided excellent food suggestions that made our dining experience in Granada wonderful. The beds and pillows were comfy. Breakfast was a pleasant surprise. Instead of the usual breakfast buffet, breakfast was ala carte. Service was professional and courteous.
Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula is a really unique place to stay. Some rooms are located around the courtyard of old monastery. In those historical rooms you should stay. Service was excellent. Location is great if you want to walk around the city. There is only valet parking availability. We would like to return this hotel some day. Everything was perfect.
We stayed there for two nights. Our room was in the old part of the hotel, by the monastery courtyard. The room was beautiful and the atmosphere of the hotel was great. You can easily walk to almost everywhere. The Claustro restaurant serves a nice hot breakfast.
We enjoyed this hotel. Easy walking distance to every part of the town but yet away from the noise of the city center. We had a car and glad to see a unloading spot in front of the hotel making easy to temporary park while checking on or out with bags. They also had valet parking. We stayed over the Christmas holidays and the occupancy was such we felt like we had the place to ourselves.