Are there any hotels with swimming pools in Granada?

Posted by Sophie Russell-Ross in Accommodation, Albaicín, Alhambra, Blog, Granada City 19 Apr 2016

Granada is a fantastic city all year round but, if you are planning a trip for the summer months, come prepared for the heat! The best way to cool down after a day’s sight seeing is of course to take a dip in the pool. From hidden gems in the back streets of the Albayzín, to luxurious poolside lounging in the heart of the city, there are plenty of hotels in Granada offering you just that. Here are 6 options.

1.

Hotel Alixares

Situated opposite the main entrance to the Alhambra, Hotel Alixares is in a great location and offers fabulous panoramic views of the city and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

It boasts a seasonal pool on a spacious sun terrace which is a very welcome bonus for anyone visiting the Alhambra or sight seeing in the city on hot summer days. It’s a great pick for families with children.

The Alixares has two restaurants and a terrace area with spectacular views. There is also a bar and café, and a summer terrace with barbecue. This family friendly hotel offers comfortable, functional rooms, including family rooms, with air-conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV and there is free WiFi throughout. There is also a baby sitting service.

The city centre is a pleasant 15 minute walk downhill or you can take a taxi or use the regular bus services connecting the hotel to Granada city centre.  Hotel Alixares is easily accessible by car from the A-44 motorway, and private on-site parking is available (reservation is not possible) and costs €15.50 per day.

Paseo de la Sabica, 40, Granada, 18009 doubles from €58 room only OR family room from €90 room only | Family friendly 4 Star hotel with pool and stunning views.
Click here for other hotels nearby the Alhambra Palace. For more details on visiting the Alhambra click here.

 

Hotel Alixares, Granada

2. Hotel Carmen del Cobertizo

If you are looking for something with a completely different pace and a little more character take a look at Hotel Carmen del Cobertizo, a hidden gem in Granada’s Albayzín district.

Not far from Plaza Nueva and the Alhambra, this beautiful property, housed in Renaissance-style mansion, has maintained its Moorish façade and features an outdoor Arab bath, now a dipping pool, set in lush gardens and a traditional Andalucían courtyard.

Each of the five bedrooms, some with views of the Alhambra, have French doors opening onto the courtyard. They come with central heating, bathroom, hairdryer, toiletries and there is free WiFi throughout

The hotel serves a great breakfast, good value at €9, and there are complimentary teas, coffees and pastries available all day.  If you ask some of the super friendly staff at reception, Raul or Alejandro, they can arrange a guided tour of the Alhambra.

There is no parking available so if you are travelling by car you will need to find public parking nearby.

Cobertizo de Santa Inés, 6, Albayzin,Granada, 18010  | Doubles from €164 room only  | An oasis of charm and calm in fantastic location.

 

Carmen del Cobertizo, Granada

 

3. Sercotel Gran Luna de Granada

For a slightly less characterful experience, but with all the facilities you could want, is the modern Sercotel Gran Luna de Granada. Situated near the train station, it is 10 minutes on foot to the historic centre and only 20 minutes by car or cab from Granada airport.

Easy access plus onsite parking and an outdoor pool, make this a great option for families arriving by car. Being so close to the motorway also makes trips out of the city, to the beach or mountains, easy to manage. Family rooms are an option and pets are welcome too! They also offer baby sitting and child minding services.

The Sercotel offers stylish and spacious, air-conditioned rooms, each with minibar and satellite TV. All bathrooms come with a bath and shower and Suites have a comfortable seating area handy sofa bed. There is free Wifi throughout.

Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna de Granada’s spa includes sauna, hot tub, turkish bath, and massage services, available for an extra cost. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, paddle tennis court and a free gym.

Onsite parking available (reservation not needed) at a cost of €15.60 a day.

Plaza Manuel Cano, 2, Ronda District, 18004  Granada | Sercotel Gran Luna de Granada | Stylish modern 4 Star comfort with easy access by car

 

Sercotel Gran Luna de Granada

4. Hotel Saray Granada

Hotel Saray Granada is located next to the Congress and Exhibition Centre, 10 minutes on foot to the city centre, and is a great choice for business travellers year round. It’s a modern hotel and, while somewhat dated in parts, it makes this list because of its fantastic pool area, with terraces and gardens.

The hotel is typical Andalucían in design, featuring numerous archways, fountains and mosaics. The modern, air-conditioned rooms are clean and functional and all offer a laptop safe, a minibar, free WiFi and flat-screen satellite TV. Ask for a room with a view of the Sierra Nevada.

The Saray’s à la carte restaurant serves typical Spanish alongside international dishes. You can also enjoy some poolside hospitality at the bar.

The hotel is just 150 m from the airport bus stop and public parking is available nearby, making it another relatively easy access hotel on this list. The Alhambra Palace and the Albayzín district are both less than 2 km away.

Profesor Tierno Galván, 4, Zaidín, 18006 Granada doubles from €75 room only | 4 Star hotel business hotel with a great pool and outside spaces
 

 

Hotel Saray Granada

5. Abades Nevada Palace

Abades Nevada Palace is a modern hotel and spa on a grand scale, offering 258 rooms, and is recommended here because it features two fabulous pools, indoor and out, for cooling down in the summer.

It is worth noting that it is located on the outskirts of the city, a 10-minute cab ride from the historic city centre and 30 minutes from the ski resort, and some may find the proximity to the A-395 Sierra Nevada motorway somewhat disturbing. If you do choose this hotel you might want to request a room that does not face in this direction, although to do so may deprive you of the spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada.

The upside of the location of course is that the hotel is easy to access if you are arriving by car and there is onsite parking for €10 a day. It is also very convenient if you are going to a concert or sporting event at the nearby Palacio de Deportes.

As you would expect from and ultra-modern 4 star hotel, all rooms are air-conditioned, with satellite TV and a minibar, safe, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. There is free Wifi throughout.

The Abades Nevada Palace Spa includes a gym, sauna, Turkish bath and hammam, and you can enjoy a relaxing massage (it is advisable to book in advance). There is also a bar and restaurant offering à la carte and a Menu del Día.

Calle de la Sultana, 3, Genil, 18008 Granada | doubles from €60 room only | Modern 4 Star Hotel and Spa on the outskirts
 

 

Abades Nevada Palace, Granada

6. Granada Five Senses Rooms and Suites

Situated on Gran Via, right in the heart of the city centre, stylish Granada Five Senses Rooms and Suites would be the perfect choice for a romantic city break or a girl’s weekend.

Part of the Macià Hotels Group, it offers a rooftop pool with views of the historic city centre and the Cathedral, only 200m away. The Alhambra Palace is 25 minutes on foot or a 10 minutes by bus and hotel staff can help you book your tickets.

The decor is fresh and modern with a local twist and all air-conditioned rooms and suites include WiFi, safe, and work area with a desk. Each private bathroom includes free toiletries and a hairdryer. All suites include a free minibar and coffee capsules, and some come with a hot tub. There is a free internet corner and TV lounge at Granada Five Senses. The property also offers a spa with beauticians and hairdressers.

You won’t beat this hotel on location and you’ll find a wide range of tapas bars, restaurants and night spots in the nearby Bib Rambla Square and Calle Elvira, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities.

Direct buses to Granada Airport also stop on Gran Via and the hotel offers parking, at €19 a day (reservation required), making it an easily accessed property, however you choose to travel.

Gran Vía, 25, Granada City Centre, 18001 Granada Doubles from €90 bed & breakfast | Stylish 3 Star boutique hotel with rooftop pool in the heart of the city
Also part of theMacià group offering a pool in Granada City Centre is 4 Star Hotel Maciá Real de La Alhambra

Other recommendations

If you are looking for self-catering apartments with pools Apartamentos Turísticos Alhambra and Apartamentos Montesclaros are located in the Albayzín with fabulous views of the Alhambra.

If you prefer to not be right in the city centre there is the Hotel Granada Palace, in Monachil 6km away, and Hotel Villa Sur located just 3.7km from the centre in Huétor Vega. From both of these locations you have access to the city as well as the motorway if you want to explore the countryside or take a trip down to the coast. And of course they have great outdoor pools.

Location map for Granada City hotels with pools.

Click on a location marker  to bring up the info box for each hotel. You can also drag the little yellow man from the top left corner onto the map to get a street view.

 

 

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Sophie is a freelance writer and founder of the GranadaSpain site. She spent seven years living La Alpujarra, the Southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and is still a regular visitor to the area. In her previous lives she worked in event production and marketing in Hong Kong and London. She also blogs about motherhood and the funny side of life at bibsey.co.uk .