Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hotel Review: Hotel Casa 1800 Granada


Several weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit Granada and stay at the amazing Hotel Casa 1800 Granada. From its quaint little Andalusian patio to its gorgeous wooden decor, this hotel can't be missed if you're visiting this bohemian city.

During our time, we stayed in the junior suite which located on the main level of the hotel ground, but far away enough to feel pleasantly secluded away from the dining area and patio. Upon arrival to the room, we were delightfully greeted with champagne and a bowl of mixed fruit...so I was definitely a happy camper.



The room was perfect enough for two people with two sitting areas and a private patio to relax. One of the sitting areas was big enough to fit a pull out couch for an additional person and another with two chairs and a small table large enough to enjoy a drink or two. The balcony made it feel set apart from the rest of the hotel and seem like you were in your own little cottage in Granada!



The suite is decorated with a mix of modernity and antique wooden detailing which surprisingly meshed perfectly together. The headboard of the bed felt like royalty with its gorgeous golden borders and dramatic structure that added a victorian flair. The linen was soft and crisp, essential for those summer days in the south of Spain where it can get up to 40 degrees celsius/104 degrees fahrenheit!


The bathroom, although a bit snug for two people at once, was comfortable with modern showers and Molton Brown bath products which was such a treat! The room also came with a cozy robe, slippers for your comfort (apparently in Spain it’s unusual to go barefoot while indoors!), along with handy toiletries.


In the common area, the Andalusian patio has several tables with velvet elegant chairs which added to that victorian-moor theme of the hotel. During the precious Spanish merienda time from 4pm-7pm, the hotel offers complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks which include muffins, baked goods, yogurt, soft drinks, and water in the common room. They also have current newspapers and magazines if you’re in the mood for lounging around the hotel (very hard to do when you’re in such an enchanting city!).




The Positive: 
  • Friendly customer service: a 24 hr receptionist fulfilled our needs for some late night orange juice (to make mimosas, of course). 
  • World-class hotel: great location near Plaza Nueva. 
  • Afternoon tea hours: Hit the spot after a long morning of walking around. 
  • Private patio and sitting area: this made it possible to relax with family! 
The Negatives: 
  • No parking in the hotel vicinity: There are however parking arrangements in the nearby Cortes Ingles that made parking in the center of Granada seamless. 
  • Noise from kitchen: The early morning kitchen crew making breakfast could disrupt the lightest of sleepers although it did not disturb me.
Overall, the boutique hotel experience was superb and I loved being able to come back to a beautiful, relaxing place with friendly staff and exceptional service. Highly recommend!

Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
C/ BenalĂșa, 11, 18010 Granada

Have you stayed in boutique hotels? How do you think they compare with large chain hotels?

*Disclaimer: Although I was generously provided an upgrade and additional room service by Hotel Granada 1800, all opinions expressed on this post are strictly mine*




4 comments:

  1. What an adorable hotel! I think I've passed by it a few times while wandering the city. Now I know what it's like inside.

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