Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Granada, Andalucia, Spain
At a Glance
The Los Patos restaurant is popular with guests and locals alike, always a good sign
Hospes Palacio de los Patos' history is in the name, a former palace dating from the 19th century
The modern and historical enthusiast are both kept happy with a choice of modern loft style and old palace rooms
Following a day exploring Granada, relax in the hotel's complimentary spa facilities
Located in Granada's bustling commercial district the Hospes is perfectly placed for exploring all that the city has to offer
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Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year round destination. In general you can usually rely on pleasant or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days right through winter. The best time to visit Granada is in the Spring and Autumn when the temperature is just perfect with warm sunny days. During July and August it can be very hot and some days the temperature reaches 40°C. In August the locals head to the coast and much of the city closes.
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Located in Granada's bustling commercial district, Hospes Palacio de los Patos is a historic and luxurious boutique hotel just a short distance from the Alhambra, one of Spain's most compelling historical sites.
Combing a sugar magnate's 19th-Century palace with a connected futuristic glass counterpart, the Hospes Palacio de los Patos's two buildings provide easy access into Granada.
Located in the heart of the city’s bustling commercial district, the hotel has 42 rooms and suites. Those in the palace have been thoughtfully restored and offer frescoes, original mosaic floors, or high ceilings. The modern building, by contrast, has brand new, purpose built and light filled rooms. Either way, you'll be in Granada's most stylish quarters.
The in-house Bodyna Spa has a range of tempting treatments, as well as a sauna and Turkish bath. You can sample delicious Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine in the sparkling Los Patos Restaurant that ranks as one of the city's best and is very popular with locals.
Granada's most popular attraction is the Alhambra, which is a 20-minute walk from the hotel and well worth a day of exploration. The old town is typically Andaulcian with winding cobbled streets, while the nearby town of Ronda makes a fantastic day trip with its spectacular trio of bridges set over a deep gorge and artistic sensibilities.
The 42 rooms and suites are exquisitely decorated with glass, alabaster and hardwood or original mosaic flooring. Beautiful garden or city views, exclusive mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen add to the luxury of these rooms. Every room has high speed internet, a plasma screen satellite TV and DVD player.
Children are welcome at Hospes Palacio de los Patos. Babysitting services are available on request.
The Los Patos restaurant serves mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine focusing on fresh local produce. Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, soothing Bodnya spa, sauna and steam room.
Haile Brant (Staff)
Located just a 15-minute drive from the crown jewel of the city of Granada, the Alhambra, is the chic and stylish Hospes Palacio de los Patos. You are greeted in the entryway with a grand white marble staircase and a sweet vanilla amber smell. Although it is located in the city's main shopping area, there is a peaceful vibe perpetuated by the various fountains trickling, green plants growing everywhere and the soft whites and yellows used throughout the hotel. The restaurant has a perfect garden setting complete with market lighting and white lounge furniture, welcoming late night chats and recounts of adventures taken during the day. Needing to wind down after a busy day, definitely visit the heated pool or the Bodyna spa offered in the hotel. Whether you are coming to Granada for one day or five, Hospes is the ideal place to stay to get the perfect mix of culture and relaxation.
Tracy Stevens (Staff)
This is Granada's best hotel. Comprising a 19th century palace and a much less attractive new building, rooms here are spacious. In the palace, no two are alike. You'll find deluxe rooms on the 2nd floor with immensely high ceiling and junior suites on the third with charming dormer windows and style reminiscent of an artist's garret. As with the other Hospes properties, beds and pillows are super comfortable and staff are eager to help in any way they can.
Granada is full of charming Moorish-style hotels set around pretty courtyards in the Albaicin. But if you want something more la mode, head down busy Calle Recogidas to the Hospes Palacio de los Patos. Away from the tourists but still only 10 minutes from the Cathedral and 15 from Plaza Nueva, this stunning 19th-century mansion looks from the outside like a very grand private residence (which indeed it used to be). But step into the patio, and a dazzlingly contemporary glass-and-alabaster annex sets it off like the Louvre with its pyramid. Inside, it's the same bold mixture. The palacio's gracious marble staircase, trompe l'oeil ceilings, rose windows and tall wooden shutters (all beautifully restored) are the backdrop for some sharp 21st-century styling in the bedrooms (monochrome rugs, funky lighting, designer chaise-longues). In the modern wing, it's so cool, it's almost clinical. Linking it all together is a maze of bright white corridors, while the communal areas are split between the two parts. All in all, its a brave blend of elegant and edgy - and it works.
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Location & directions
Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Hospes Palacio de los Patos is situated in the central residential-commercial district of Granada. It's within 10 minutes' walk of the Cathedral; 15 minutes from the Albaicin district and Sacromonte, and 20 to 30 minutes' drive from the Alhambra.
How to get there
It is a 2-hour 50-minute British Airways flight to Malaga Airport. The hotel is a 1-hour 40-minute drive from the airport.
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