Carmen de la Alcubilla del Caracol is a remarkable villa hotel. High on the hill which rises to the Alhambra, it has stunning views across Granada to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Our room, which was one of the smaller ones in the villa, was comfortable—especially the bed. The public areas of the hotel and particularly the terraces are delightful, comfortable, and have spectacular views. The location is excellent with the Alhambra, city center, and Albayzin all within a 15 minute walk. In late March the air was perfumed with wistaria and verbena.
Among the best features of the Carmen is Manuel who manages the hotel and is unfailingly helpful and gracious. He is always ready to give recommendations to guests and to discuss the history, culture, and art of Granada. We found his restaurant suggestions to be excellent.
One important word of caution. This is not an ideal location for anyone who has difficulty climbing steep, rough streets and stairs. The hotel is on the side of the steep hill rising to the Alhambra. While it is close (150 meters) to the Hotel Alhambra Palace, which is relatively easily reached by bus or taxi, there is a steep uneven route between the two.
We would be very happy to return.More
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