Recounting my accommodations on my month long journey, I turn to the must-visit destination of Granada, home to the Alhambra. My rule with planning a trip — skimp on transportation, splurge on hotels.
In terms of finding a good prices for a hotel, Granada has plenty of choices close to the city center. Hotel Abades Recogidas was the cheapest per night of the four cities I stayed in Spain (about $60-$70 a night), while being the most centrally located.
Right outside the door is a major intersection where Rocongidas, Reyes Catolicos, Angel Ganivet and Acera Del Darro meet. All the major tapas bars and eateries I visited were within a 15-minute walk. A brisk 35-minute walk uphill and you get a glorious panoramic view of the Alhambra and Granada. The gate to the Alhambra is 15-minute walk uphill as well.
The Abades, which also runs rest stops around Spain, doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the interiors satisfied my need to stay in a modern-designed accommodation. My single room was perfectly fine for my needs. I’m not a person who complains about small rooms. I don’t need much to be comfortable.
To get to the hotel and out, I just took a taxi from the bus station, which is located on the outskirts of the city. The city is pretty compact which means the major transport hubs have to away from the city center.
It’s currently ranked 44 out of 124 on TripAdvisor. I’m giving it 5 stars.