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
It's not the most charming hotel at the entry, or in the rooms, but, when you cascade down the stairs to the lower lobby - historic courtyard and dining room, the charm unfolds. This hotel in the center of the 19th Century city is minutes from the Alhambra and various activities in the center of the city. While the rooms aren't memorable, the overall experience is good - and, the reason to come to Granada is to explore the Alhambra. The staff was very kind and helpful.
This hotel is an amazing 5-star property. It was formerly a convent but has been converted to this amazing hotel right in the center of Granada. Rooms were very clean and spacious. But it was the staff that made all the difference-they were so welcoming!
Traveling to Granada is made memorable with a great hotel with welcoming staff, efficient and helpful. The resataurant has great ambiance being located in the courtyard. Breakfast is nicely served by fabulous waitresses. And good choice of beast items Spanish and western food.
We had a lovely suite including an outdoor patio furnished with lounge chairs and cocktail table set.
Lovely, I recommend lovers and couples to come here.
I really liked the cleanliness of the cleaningteam, the friendliness of the staff at the reception and restaurant as well as the architecture of the house!
The room was okay (new part).
The coffee at breakfast and in between was disgusting! Really, never tasted so nasty coffee in Spain and in such a 5* hotel! Return to the famous Spanish coffee and throw this machine away (big brand for anyone).
WOW.. this place is AWESOME!.. we booked this without really knowing anything about this place as we wanted to go to the Alhambra, and this hotel popped up with great reviews and location. So we booked it.
OK from the outside it sort of looks like a grand hostel and you start thinking... WHAT have we done!?.. but alas when you enter the reception it gets a bit better but still you are thinking.. seriously!..lol. We checked in and the lovely reception guy (Carlos) informed us we have the super deluxe room reserved for us, to which we were like.. YEAH!! as we made our way to the room that's when it all kicks in and shows class of this exquisite hotel, the whole aroma of this places makes it so home looking and the scent to tantalise your comfort zone. I'm really liking this place. We got to the room and I wasn't overly pleased as we asked for twin room, this was quickly rectified to an even bigger and better twin room with own basins and walk in wardrobe... now we are
talking!- Carlos did a great job in sorting this out (thank you). This hotel just oozes great history as it used to be an old convent, you can just picture back on how life was and this place sure does capture this, its blissfully quiet (if the windows are shut), the hotel does cater for non hotel customers as its open for parties/function but you hardly notice them or hear them when you are in your room!
The breakfast is lovely, its a la carte and its divine, Nachos was the main guy and his helper did a brill job is serving the breakfast. The location is close to the main attractions and restaurants/bars - you can literally walk it with no problem, there are buses/taxis on hand if walking is not your thing!
Really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely return again.. thank you for having us!