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As good as everyone said
The hotel was an absolute gem. The room was delightful - clean and beautifully furnished and the bathroom was well above average. The reception staff were the the most helpful and friendly we have ever met in Spain, and when we arrived they offered to ring the Alhambra for us to check when we would need to pick up our reserved tickets.
Place is quite difficult to find, tucked away in a little alley in the Arab quarter, but it is very quiet and only a short walk (uphill!) to the Alhambra. Breakfast buffet is very good but not included in the room rate. Only little niggles were that our bed was rather small, and in spite of the directions to the underground carpark we downloaded, it was not easy to find as the Burger King hardly jumps out at you. By the way, if you have smallish wheelie cases it is not far to the hotel and a pleasant walk. You can buy a parking voucher from the hotel which makes it cheaper.
Christmas in Granada
We stayed here this Christmas for 2 nights at the recommendation of Casa Morsica, which was full. This hotel has the nicest and most helpful staff of anywhere I have ever stayed. They got us reservations for the Alhambra, including an evening trip on Christmas Eve and booked us at an excellent restaurant on Christmas Eve, La Botanico, just about the only place open. Even before we stayed we had 7 or 8 lengthy emails discussing all the issues involved in a Christmas stay and what would be open or not. The location is ideal, as it is in a very quiet part of town and some rooms overlook the Alhambra. Everything is within easy walking distance and you are in the heart of the historic district without cars. A 2 minute walk away brings you to the square where bus service runs constantly to the Alhambra and other locations. Granada is not that large so everything else is an easy walk- the Alhambra is a hike! You are also in the Arab area which is full of great restaurants and some streets feel like Marakesh. Our room was huge but cozy, with an amazing bathroom. It is also a converted colonial home and the renovation was done by the architect of Casa Morsica. We only had breakfast there once, which did not seem worth the expense, especially as there are excellent cafes nearby. The parking is actually easy and we walked our wheeled suitcases to the underground lot on the return as it is only a couple of blocks away (downhill.) However, we never found the Burger King, which is suppossed to be a landmark and we missed our initial turn as a result- it is actually easier to get to the lot than the directions describe. Our only regret is that we didn't stay in
Granda and at this hotel longer but we will definitely return.
Wonderful boutique hotel near the Alhambra
The Casa de los Migueltes is more comfortable than the larger touristy hotels, and still maintains a wonderful local feel not unlike what you would find at a B&B. We stayed at the hotel in Feb 2005 and enjoyed it very much. Front desk reception service was excellent, room included breakfast of cold dishes that was above average. Most importantly - the hotel facilities are very elegant, while maintaining a local flavor absent from larger tourist hotels. We booked a standard room and stayed in room 12, which was very spacious with double windows that opened onto a beautiful interior courtyard. The all important beds were a dream, and very comfortable. The bathroom was also well appointed and one of the largest bathrooms I've seen in a standard room in Western Europe. Many English cable TV channels are available, and the hotel has a bodega where they serve evening drinks. There is also a common room on the ground floor which opens onto the interior courtyard that has Internet access and several couches for guests to lounge around. Noise at night was minimal since the hotel is set back from the Plaza Nueva by one block in an area that is basically restricted to pedestrians. Location wise, the hotel is not more than a stones throw from the Alhambra - it's a 2 minute walk to the shuttle stop where something similar to a airport shuttle bus takes you up to the Alhambra for $0.95 Euros per person (5 minute ride). If you're hungry, it's also a 2 minute walk to the popular Plaza Nueva, and less than 10 minutes to most good restaurants in the area. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay at this hotel and would recommend it to friends and family.
We stayed at this hotel for an extended weekend in the winter and the hotel was very cold. There are only fan type heaters in the rooms we saw. This did warm the air but is uncomforable to those with sinus problems and leaves the rest of the room/hotel very cold. The bed was freezing and we bought a hot water bottle for the next night.
The staff were nice but there was a mixup in our booking and they were not able to put this right. There is also a building project being carried out next door to the hotel and we would have liked to have been warned about this as it was disruptive.
I do hope that this hotel suceeds and I am sure it is very nice in the warmer months.
Very lovely and charming hotel!
We just came from Granada, Spain and we stayed at this Charming Hotel for 2 nights. This is a very lovely old style Spanish hotel. We loved it!!! We would like to stay at this hotel again... The location is very private, on a little coble stone street. This place has the perfect location for all the tours and also for shopping. The stuff is very friendly. They gave us great recommendations for lunch and dinner. They even arranged for us a great dinner at a beautiful restaurant overlooking at the Alhambra. Our room had the lovely view of the courtyard. We had a great time in this hotel, we will definitely recommend it to everybody.
What a lovely hotel!
We've just arrived back from a long weekend in Granada staying at Casa de los Migueletes. The hotel was just charming. It's in a protected area in the medieval part of town, one street away from the "moat" to the Alhambra - off a tiny cobbled street only wide enough for two people to walk abrest. Our room was the standard type off the main courtyard - it was cosy and cool with plenty of character, but retaining some home comforts (Molton Brown toiletries! fluffy towels and pretty bedcovers). I loved the wooden bedstead. I can't imagine how they managed the conversion from shambolic wreck in such a narrow space but we saw the 'before' and 'during' photos in an album in the lounge area! The staff were very friendly and helpful - especially as shamefully we can't speak Spanish (in our defence we did try - we didn't resort to shouting in English as some of our compatriots do). The staff booked our trip to the Alhambra, reserved us tables for dinner, recommended bars and restaurants (which were lovely) and booked us a cab back to the airport. Our package included breakfast which was continental but tasty with lots of choice. I can't recommend the hotel enough - if you like small independent hotels with character, this one is for you! We'd go back to Granada just to stay there!
Brilliant, beautiful hotel!
We recently stayed 4 nights in casa de los migueletes, a beautifully restored hotel in a quiet location in the very centre of Granada. The staff, especially Ingunn, provided us with superb suggestions on places to eat, sights to see and organised reservations for a flamenco show and a visit to the nearby Hamman arabic baths at very short notice. A very enjoyable experience, and we will undoubtedly choose to stay in casa de los migueletes again when visiting Granada in future.
We are a group of 5 couples friends and stayed for 3 nights at this great place beginning May 2005. The rooms were very comfortable and quiet, very pleasant deco and bathrooms very good. This small hotel is in an old convent ideally located in the old city near the Alhambra. The personnel is extremely pleasant and was very helpful in organising our stay in Granada, including advance booking of our visit to the Alhambra, which is mandatory. Only difficulty: the hotel is located in a pedestrian quarter and cars have to be parked a bit far and you take a taxi ( which are easy to find, cheap and reimbursed by the hotel ). But anyway you don't need a car to visit the city from the hotel. We all had a wonderful stay at Los Migueletes.
A little disappointed
We spent one night at this hotel in July and were actually rather disappointed. It was the most expensive hotel we stayed in for our entire trip in Spain and it did not feel like a good value compared to the other places we stayed (even some of the hostels!). We stayed in Room 6 for only 1 night, which didn’t include breakfast at 110 EU. The location of the hotel is good, easy to reach the Alhambra, Cathedral and Albacin on foot (although I’d recommend the Alhambra bus in the Plaza Nuevo, a great recommendation from the hotel). One note is that the hotel is up a couple of little alleys off of a large central square, and our cab driver absolutely refused to drive up closer to the hotel than the church on the plaza. This resulted in us rolling our suitcase up a couple of blocks – not a problem for us but if you don’t have wheels on your luggage you might struggle a bit. The hotel itself is a beautiful property, very authentic and calming with a pretty courtyard and immaculate lounge and courtyard. The staff was very nice and gave us good recommendations for places to eat (and the aforementioned bus to the Alhambra, which was a lifesaver in the heat!). Our room was quite large and featured a real double bed. The bathroom was also spacious and everything was very clean. It had a good-sized tub with a European-style shower (causing my boyfriend to flood the bathroom every time he took a shower, he’s never gotten the hang of those). The towels were also very large and nice. The room was very quiet and we liked the fact it faced out on the courtyard. The décor was classical Spanish, with red tile floors and dark wood furnishings, ceilings, and closets. All of the hotel rooms are non-smoking, which in Spain is pretty rare and I really appreciated.
As to the disappointment: the bed was not very comfortable and the air conditioning barely worked; it just blew barely cool air at us and didn’t really cool the room down as much as we would have liked (it was very hot in Granada, close to 100 degrees F). The room itself was also really dark – even with all the lights turned on it was hard to get enough light to read by, even during the day and with the windows open.
All in all, based on the reviews on this site, their website photos, and price, I was expecting a place that would be very special and unique, and I just don’t think this hotel measured up. There was nothing horribly wrong, but it was comparable to many of the other places we stayed but over double the prices of hotels in other cities. If it had been a bit less expensive I could have overlooked the flaws, but at the rate we were charged I expected a lot more than I feel we received. I would look for a different hotel next time in Granada.