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Palacio de Santa Inés Hotel

Relaxed hotel featuring two 16th-century Mudejar buildings and a top-floor atrium with Alhambra views

Overview

Palacio de Santa Inés gives you a quiet option in the buzz of the Albaicín. The hotel used two 16th-century Mudejar buildings to create its space, and you'll notice several preserved elements, including wooden terraces in its traditional inner courtyard. Top-floor rooms with balconies and Alhambra views are worth the extra expense, though you can still marvel at the picturesque palace in the atrium lounge with its glass ceiling. 

Pros
  • Enjoy the quiet location nestled within a hidden square in the Albaicín neighborhood, just one block from Carrera del Darro and within walking distance of nearly all the city's sites.
  • The hotel combines two renovated Mudejar buildings from the 16th century, preserving many historical elements.
  • The top floors sit above neighboring buildings and on a slight hill, so you can book rooms with Alhambra views, some with private terraces.
  • Family rooms have a lofted space with twin beds, which kids will surely enjoy.
  • The inner courtyard is picturesque with stone columns, wooden balconies, and cushy seating, though you might enjoy the top-floor lounge with vaulted glass ceilings for Alhambra views.
  • Enjoy a breakfast buffet with lots of variety served in an airy dining space.
Cons
  • The standard rooms feel a bit simple and could use a little refresh. 

Hotel Information

3-star Hotel
+1-0-34958222362
Cuesta Santa Inés 9
Free wifi

Kimkim Staff Review

Authenticity

The hotel transformed two Mudejar buildings, a type of architecture that merges Gothic and Islamic styles, popular from the 12th to 15th centuries in Spain. It's hard not to feel like you're sleeping among history, with Roman columns and Greek adornments, plus wooden terraces and an inner courtyard. 

Location

The hotel feels tucked away with its own little square in the Albaicín, though just about one block from the busy Carrera del Darro. You can easily walk to all the city's main sites, including the Catedral de Granada and the Alhambra, plus all that there's to see in the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods.

Rooms & Bathrooms

The hotel's architecture is stunning, but the rooms feel a little left behind, especially the standard category. We recommended booking early to secure a room or suite on the top floor with views of the Alhambra (some with private enclosed terraces). Bathrooms follow the simplicity but are bright and modern. You might like the family rooms with lofted sleeping areas if you're traveling with older kids.

Other Highlights

The top-floor lounge is definitely a highlight, as it features comfy sofas and a vaulted glass ceiling, so you get those perfect Alhambra views. There's also a simple breakfast buffet that transforms into a bar in the afternoons, plus seating in the courtyards.

Traveler Reviews

Overall Rating
4.0 out of 5
Authenticity & Character
5.0
Location
4.0
Staff
4.7
Cleanliness & Comfort
4.7
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Debra D.
Kansas City, MO | Jul 10, 2022

This hotel has character and excellent staff. The air conditioning did not work well and our room stayed hot. It made sleeping difficult. read more

This hotel has character and excellent staff. The air conditioning did not work well and our room stayed hot. It made sleeping difficult.

Authenticity & Character
The rooms and building have character
Location
Many steps to carry luggage
Staff
Very helpful and friendly. Provided us with a fan.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Other than the heat, the room was comfortable.
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MIchele N.
Lafayette, LA | Jul 07, 2022

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Sarah C.
Manhattan, NY | Jun 29, 2022
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Mindy B.
New Orleans, LA | Jun 20, 2022

Friendly staff. Well located. Charming, but a little older and less amenities than the other hotels on our itinerary. read more

Friendly staff. Well located. Charming, but a little older and less amenities than the other hotels on our itinerary.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our shower was broken, but they fixed it right away.