There are many affordable hotels
in Granada. If you are on a shoe-string budget, there are many basic
places of accommodation. In European standards the star ratings are
not equivalent to international ratings. Anything from 1 to 4 stars
treat with caution. Even the 4 star hotels are very basic. The
Albaycin district is a haven for backpackers and populated with
accommodation with none of the "home away from home" amenities.
Prepare to be disappointed.
However the rooms are clean with just about modern toilet facilities
- showers in the bath and bidets seem to be the norm.
The Hotel Los Angeles provides a
reasonable rate for a basic single or double room. Breakfast is an
add on but at 12 euros per person, it is best that you have
breakfast at one of the many side cafes in the city. The hotel is in
a quiet part of Granada at the foot of the Alhambra - approximately
5 minutes by car to the Palace. The huge pool and newly refurbished
spa (not cheap) is probably the best reason to check in to this
hotel. The hotel staff are friendly and the reception staff are
helpful - the gentleman at the check-in was even able to give the
address to the main mosque in Granada. He probably knew about it
because of the controversy that it has caused.
For those with a "sky's the limit" budgetary view, The Alhambra
Hotel is one of the few hotels whose international ratings could be
tested. As a 5 star hotel, well, let's say, its better than the 4