Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Alhambra Palace Granada

The four-star Hotel Alhambra Palace is an established symbol of Granada's colonial opulence. Use the hotel shuttle to the centre to escape the hubbub of the city at the end of the day for a peace in the hillside close to the walls of the hotel's ancient namesake. Dine on Andalusian cuisine amid the resplendent glamour of Moorish-inspired interiors with stunning views. 
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Granada
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada

Hotel Alhambra Palace is a 5-star hotel which combines a rich historical past, excellent location and traditional luxury. Excellent gastronomy, sublime panoramic terrace views and opulent interiors afford guests a truly tranquil and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 10-minutes' walk from Alhambra Palace

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Granada Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 30-minutes' drive from Granada Airport

Closest railway station Granada Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 15-minutes' drive from Granada Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar, Tour Desk, Room Service, Laundry, Ironing Service, Parking, Babysitting, Bicycle Rental.

Land sports

Cycling, Walking and Hiking

Out and about nearby

Alhambra Palace, UNESCO World Heritage site of Albaicí­n, Granada Cathedral, Royal Chapel, Cartuja Monastery.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room with garden view for 3 nights

From about

£960 low season

£1,280 high season

Holiday Code EXH1449

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada

Room descriptions

Hotel Alhambra Palace has 108 rooms and suites with individual air conditioning, direct dial telephone, free WiFi, minibar, LCD TV, security box.

Classic Room with Garden View
Classic Room with City View
Deluxe Superior Room
Junior Suite with City View
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room with garden view for 3 nights

From about

£960 low season

£1,280 high season

Holiday Code EXH1449

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Malaga, Seville or Granada. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet, Jet2 and TUI for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive from Granada airport and we recommend that you take a taxi from the airport to the hotel or ask us to book a private car transfer for you. Depending on your itinerary, onward travel may be by train or hire-car.

Additional information

Children: Interconnecting rooms available and highchairs provided in the restaurant. Children 6 and under are free with cots on request.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic room with garden view for 3 nights

From about

£960 low season

£1,280 high season

Holiday Code EXH1449

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Alhambra Palace, Granada

Highlights of Andalusia

With 800km of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from - facing the Atlantic are the long, sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz, extending south from the Portuguese border to Tarifa; covering the area between Malaga and Gibraltar is the famous Costa del Sol, known for its numerous beach resorts which range from the cheap and cheerful to exclusive luxury; to the south of Granada is the Costa Tropical, a stretch of coast with sandy coves and a pleasant microclimate; and to the east is the more rugged Costa de Almeria. A number of luxury resorts and hotels are located along each of these coastlines. Surrounding Granada is the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range where the Spanish mainland's highest peak can be found and home to white-washed mountain villages. In the far east of Andalusia is the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park, the largest protected area in Spain where you can find hiking trails, mountain villages and many wild animals. Further south is The Cabo de Gata Natural Park, a land and sea reserve near Almeria which is home to unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife. In the west of the region is the Doñana National Park, an extensive area in the delta of the Guadalquivir River which includes marshland and sand dunes and is a breeding ground of the endangered Iberian Lynx. Thanks to the region's great variety in landscapes, culture and cuisine, a luxury holiday to Andalusia is sure to be a delightful experience.

Cultural highlights of Andalusia

Many of the Andalusia's cultural highlights can be found in the three Moorish cities of Cordoba, Granada and Seville, all of which are home to a number of excellent luxury hotels. Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former centre of Muslim control during Andalusia's colonisation by the Islamic Empire. At the city's heart is the astounding Mezquita de Cordoba, a mediaeval mosque turned Catholic cathedral with endless Moorish arches, columns and glinting tiles of vibrant hues. Other highlights include the fascinating Jewish quarter and Roman ruins galore. Nearer the coast is Granada, where Islamic rule endured the longest and the magical Alhambra remains as a monument to this legacy. A 9th century palace fortress, it guards over the city from an elevated crag amongst vast, aromatic gardens. To the west, on the peaceful plains of River Guadalquivir, Seville quietly awaits discovery along with its three World Heritage Sites: the Alcazar palace, the gothic Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies. Other towns and cities of interest in Andalusia include Jerez de la Frontera, where you can visit the sherry bodegas which make the city famous and watch the dressage displays which are held at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art; Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe which is surrounded almost entirely by water; Ronda, a spectacular city which is split in half by a narrow gorge; Malaga, birthplace of Picasso and home to a Museum which displays a collection of his work; the small town of Baeza, where you can find stunning examples of Renaissance architecture; and Almeria, a coastal city which is dominated by the Alcazaba, the largest Moorish fortress in Spain. During your stay in Andalusia make sure to witness the seductive art of flamenco. Alluring, passionate and cathartic, it's easy to understand how this gypsy tradition has become one of the most familiar emblems of Spanish culture.

Festivals in Andalusia

There are a huge number of local festivals held in villages, towns and cities throughout Andalusia, many of which have a religious significance. 5 January: Three Kings parades, February: Shrove Tuesday Carnivals, February: Seville Tapas Fair, February to March: Jerez Flamenco Festival, March/April: Holy week celebrations, April to October: Seville Bullfighting season, April/May: Seville Spring Fair, April/May: Úbeda Classical Music Festival, Mid May: Jerez Horse Fair, June to July: Granada Music & Dance Festival, June - July: Cordoba Guitar Festival, August: Malaga Summer Fair, September: Ronda bullfighting festival, November: Granada Jazz Festival.

Gastronomy in Andalusia

Cuisine in Andalusia is diverse, varying throughout the region and combining Arabic flavours with more common Mediterranean ingredients such as seafood, olive oil and an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. As the birthplace of tapas, Andalusia is an excellent place to try the snacks which are often served free with drinks in Granada. Other Andalusian specialities include Serrano ham from the Sierra Nevada and sherry from Jerez de la Frontera, as well as dishes such as ‘Ajo blanco’ (a white gazpacho), ‘Espetos de sardina’ (roasted sardines), ‘Huevos a la flamenca’ (baked eggs with vegetables) and ‘Fritura de pescado’ (mixed fried fish).

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