Hospes Palacio de los Patos
- Style Whims ancient and modern
- Setting Shopping streets of downtown Granada
A restored 19th-century palace in ancient Granada, Hospes Palacio de los Patos hotel showcases the grand architecture of the past against modern minimal design. Intricate carved ceilings share space in the hotel’s twin buildings with contemporary materials from sleek glass and metal to stone. An indoor pool and the Palacio's Bodyna spa are a serene retreat after exploring the winding Moorish and Spanish streets of Granada.
Need to know
- Rooms 42.
- Rates Double rooms from $167.75 (€123), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates exclude breakfast (€18).
- Facilities Spa with Turkish bath and sauna, DVD library, free WIFi throughout, valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, Korres toiletries.
- Poolside The spa has a small pool lined with grey marble tiles and a handful of cushioned white loungers – you can pull across the curtains if you want some poolside privacy.
- Check–out Midday. Later check-out can be arranged, subject to availability.
Children Under-sixes can stay free – cots are available. Extra beds for older children cost €50 a night (plus tax). Babysitting can be arranged for around €25 with two days’ notice.
- Also Some smoking rooms are available.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms The rooms in the older part of the hotel have more soul to them, and include eye-pleasing original features such as plasterwork ceilings, Doric columns, and ornate friezes. In particular, we loved Junior Suite 40 for its silver-grey domed ceiling and marble-clad bath tub. Number 20 has lovely garden views through its three arched windows, and 43’s black crocodile-print headboard is especially memorable.
- Packing tips A big floppy sunhat to stave of that relentless Andalucían sun while you’re walking around the town (Flamenco skirts and flowers in the hair optional).
- Also Those with an ear for Spanish and a heart for literature will love the Palacio’s regular cycle of poetry nights, when the hotel is visited by contemporary wordsmiths from Spain and Latin America to perform their work.
Food and drink at Hospes Palacio de los Patos
- Hotel restaurant Senzone restaurant serves delicate international dishes with a nod to Granada’s Andalucían culinary tradition. It’s the kind of cuisine that you’d expect to be made with the aid of a geometry set and displayed in a cabinet.
- Dress code Euro-chic – smart shirts and trousers for the men and splashes of Gucci for the girls.
- Top table Sit outside at one of the few tables in the narrow strip of patio between the glassy restaurant walls and the decorative, fountain-fitted pool.
- Last orders Lunch is on offer between 1pm and 3pm; dinner from 8.30pm until 11pm.
- Room service Light bites and drinks are available 24 hours a day.
- Hotel bar A wide array of cocktails is available from Senzone during opening hours.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details