If you’re visiting Granada, Spain you’re there to see the Alhambra, a Moorish palace and fortress that dates back to the 9th century.
At the foot of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, tucked in a quiet alleyway, is Hotel Casa 1800. Located in a historical seventeenth century home, every detail of the hotel is fitted with a royal elegance that made me feel as if I was staying in a palace while visiting one of Spain’s most famous palaces.
Hotel Casa 1800 in Granada, Spain
I stayed at Hotel Casa 1800 while visiting the south of Spain with my parents. Our deluxe Junior Suite had plenty of room for three and the hotel staff even provided an extra bed – far more comfortable than the typical hotel pullout couch bed.
The room was fitted with hardwood furniture decorated by hand. An elegant white couch and coffee table provided additional space to relax. Breezy white curtains covered black wood windows that face out onto a courtyard below.
My favorite feature of the room was the bed’s headboard, adorned with a golden finishing.
After so many cramped experiences in small, European showers, I also really appreciated being able to spread out in the bathroom’s spacious bath and shower. While it may seem odd to point this out, I promise if you come live in Spain as I have for the past seven months, you will learn not to take a roomy shower for granted.
After exploring the Alhambra in the morning, my parents and I made it back to Hotel Casa 1800 in time for the complimentary afternoon tea – and by afternoon tea they really mean tea, coffee, soda and a selection of fruit and pastries.
We enjoyed relaxing with our beverages and snacks at the tables on the indoor terrace, airy and flooded with light.
The hotel is within easy walking distance to many restaurants and cafes, including the Le Chien Andalou, which provides one of the most authentic (and budget friendly) flamenco shows in town. For eight Euros you get to see a two-hour show of the Spanish craft that combines singing, guitar and dance.
Note: I received a media rate at Hotel Casa 1800. All thoughts and opinions are my own.