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Hotels in Granada, Cordoba, and Seville

We will be traveling to Spain for a wedding in Ronda mid- September and then traveling on to Granada, Cordoba, and Seville. We would appreciate any hotel recommendations for these cities. Also, any restaurant and tour suggestions.

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Hotel Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel in Ronda is nice.

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We tend to stay at moderately priced, small locally owned properties. In Granada, Hotel Anacapri, where our breakfasts were free by booking directly with them. In Córdoba, literally steps from the Mezquita, Hotel Mezquita. In Sevilla, right in the maze of streets in the old Jewish quarter, El Rey Moro. Go to their website, as atmospheric as can be, with amazing breakfast, included!

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Our RS tour group stayed at the Anacapri in Granada and I thought it was fine. Very well located near the main plaza and the cathedral. I remember good breakfasts too. If you go this fall, you won't run into a tour group, perhaps just as well. ;-)

The group stayed at the Amadeus in Seville, which was very comfortable and atmospheric, with a nice rooftop bar where some of us also had breakfast. I spent one more night there after the tour was over in a different room. The hotel has a musical theme, with instruments on display and each room named for a composer.

I tried for a room at the Mezquita Hotel in Cordoba and couldn't get one, so I stayed, on a friend's recommendation, at the NH Amistad nearby. It's a modern business-type hotel, lacking charm but very comfortable, and well located in the old Jewish quarter, an easy walk to the major sights.

I'd recommend any of the above. Can't help with Ronda.

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We stayed at Oro del Darro Suites. Great view of the Alhambra. Easy walking to downtown, the Alhambra and the Albayzin.

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Our last time in Sevilla, we stayed at hotel Amadeus, in Ronda it was hotel San Gabriel, in Cordoba it was hotel Albucasis, and in Granada it was the no frills hotel America right at the Alhambra complex. The Amadeus and San Gabriel were very nice, the Albucasis was fine but nothing thrilling, and while we liked the location of hotel America, it isn’t for everybody (e.g., no TV, a/c was turned off a few hours each day during the day).

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We were in Spain a few years ago. In Cordoba (possibly our favorite city in Spain) we stayed at which was brilliantly located and restful and the staff were kind and warm. We stayed here in Granada and on our Alhambra day we had lunch at the Parador Granada, which is gorgeous and located inside the Alhambra. At $350 a night we did not sleep there.
Most interesting thought. We took a train from Seville to Cadiz, a place we really enjoyed because it is right on the ocean AND settled by the Phoenicians about 1104 BC. Columbus sailed from there and Sir Francis Drake raided there. The next day we drove a rental car headed to Granada. It was a great ride. Made better because we made reservation in Antequera, a town of about 40,000, for the night at the for $41 a night. I was sort of aghast at what I had done ...until we arrived. The hotel was simple but very clean, the hotel had a restaurant and as soon as we looked into the kitchen when we arrived, we canceled our fancy dinner reservations to eat there. The people were amazing, the town was so interesting, the food was awesome, the parking was in a secure garage; it, like Cadiz, was just unexpectedly wonderful.

We all have different trips, just sharing some ideas that worked for us. Kathy