Pros

  • Convenient, charming location in Granada's Albaicin Quarter
  • Renovated rooms with Andalusian details inside a 16th-century house
  • Minibus stop right outside hotel door (connection to city center in five minutes)
  • Small terrace with views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and pretty interior courtyard
  • Comfortable living room area with a fireplace for guest use
  • Free daily breakfast and free laundry service (for guests staying four nights or longer)
  • No charge for Wi-Fi
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Cons

  • Some rooms don't have exterior windows
  • No fitness center, restaurant, or swimming pool
  • Charge for garage parking (must be reserved in advance)
  • Spotty Wi-Fi coverage
  • Tube TVs in the rooms
  • Hilly walk to and from center of town
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Bottom Line

The Santa Isabel la Real is a charming and historic 10-room hotel that attracts mostly couples looking for an intimate boutique experience. The property is a renovated 16th-century house centered around a pretty indoor courtyard. It's located about a 15-minute, hilly walk from the center of town, but a minibus stops right outside the hotel door to connect guests to the town center. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are included with the price of a room, though Wi-Fi can be spotty. Parking is available but there's a fee and reservations must be made in advance. Rooms are decorated with Andalusian details and bathrooms are decently sized, though some rooms don't include exterior windows.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Santa Isabel la Real

Scene

Quiet and romantic boutique hotel built in the 16th century

The family-owned and -operated Santa Isabel la Real is built inside a renovated 16th-century Andalusian-style home. The overall feel is quaint and charming with loads of attention to detail like an interior courtyard with a water fountain, hand-painted floral tiles, and wooden staircases. The cozy living room has a working fireplace and red upholstered wooden chairs. Ample sunlight streams in from large windows covered in white draperies. A small terrace holds colorfully tiled tables and black wrought-iron chairs. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are visible in the distance.

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Location

A mostly residential neighborhood in the Albaicin Quarter of Granada

The hotel is located in a hilly and picturesque neighborhood about a 15-minute walk from the city center with a plethora of shops and restaurants. There are a few Spanish restaurants close by, but they don't open until after eight. The streets are narrow and parking is at a premium so the hotel offers a private garage for a fee with reservations. A minibus picks up passengers just outside the Santa Isabel la Real, arriving in the city center in just five minutes. Note that the hotel can be difficult to locate on winding streets and some streets are closed to private cars and monitored with cameras to keep them that way. It is best to contact the hotel directly for directions instead of depending on a GPS.

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Rooms

Andalusian style with minibars, tube TVs, and few exterior windows

There are 10 guest rooms in the Santa Isabel la Real and each is very clean and well-maintained while retaining much of its original charm (the building is a renovated 16th-century house). Some of the furnishings (like a white patio table) look a little out of place next to heavy wooden doors and ceilings with wood beams. Most rooms have tube TVs and some rooms don't have exterior-facing windows, though the ones that do look onto the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the distance. Bathrooms look modern and clean with full bathtubs and pretty gray and white tile.

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Features

Free daily breakfast, spotty Wi-Fi, laundry services -- and garage parking

Breakfast is served in a pretty room with small windows and table lamps to bring in more light. Fare is better than basic with pastries, eggs, fresh fruit, and strong coffee. Free Wi-Fi is another perk, but guests have complained it doesn't work well on the second floor. Garage parking is available for a fee and with advanced reservations. Business travelers won't find much in the way of business services and there isn't a fitness center or swimming pool. Those staying longer than four nights might appreciate free laundry services.

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Things You Should Know About Santa Isabel la Real

Also Known As

  • Santa Isabel la Real

Address

Calle Santa Isabel La Real 17 y 19, Granada 18010, Spain

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Santa Isabel la Real

Scene

Quiet and romantic boutique hotel built in the 16th century

The family-owned and -operated Santa Isabel la Real is built inside a renovated 16th-century Andalusian-style home. The overall feel is quaint and charming with loads of attention to detail like an interior courtyard with a water fountain, hand-painted floral tiles, and wooden staircases. The cozy living room has a working fireplace and red upholstered wooden chairs. Ample sunlight streams in from large windows covered in white draperies. A small terrace holds colorfully tiled tables and black wrought-iron chairs. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are visible in the distance.

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Location

A mostly residential neighborhood in the Albaicin Quarter of Granada

The hotel is located in a hilly and picturesque neighborhood about a 15-minute walk from the city center with a plethora of shops and restaurants. There are a few Spanish restaurants close by, but they don't open until after eight. The streets are narrow and parking is at a premium so the hotel offers a private garage for a fee with reservations. A minibus picks up passengers just outside the Santa Isabel la Real, arriving in the city center in just five minutes. Note that the hotel can be difficult to locate on winding streets and some streets are closed to private cars and monitored with cameras to keep them that way. It is best to contact the hotel directly for directions instead of depending on a GPS.

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Rooms

Andalusian style with minibars, tube TVs, and few exterior windows

There are 10 guest rooms in the Santa Isabel la Real and each is very clean and well-maintained while retaining much of its original charm (the building is a renovated 16th-century house). Some of the furnishings (like a white patio table) look a little out of place next to heavy wooden doors and ceilings with wood beams. Most rooms have tube TVs and some rooms don't have exterior-facing windows, though the ones that do look onto the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the distance. Bathrooms look modern and clean with full bathtubs and pretty gray and white tile.

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Features

Free daily breakfast, spotty Wi-Fi, laundry services -- and garage parking

Breakfast is served in a pretty room with small windows and table lamps to bring in more light. Fare is better than basic with pastries, eggs, fresh fruit, and strong coffee. Free Wi-Fi is another perk, but guests have complained it doesn't work well on the second floor. Garage parking is available for a fee and with advanced reservations. Business travelers won't find much in the way of business services and there isn't a fitness center or swimming pool. Those staying longer than four nights might appreciate free laundry services.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Swim-Up Bar

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