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Hotels in Sevilla and Granada? And how to get to Alhambra?


My fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon trip and will be two nights in Sevilla then off to Granada for a day/night. We're looking for accommodation recommendations in Sevilla and for the night in Granada. then we'll take the night train to Barcelona.

We also would love insight as to how you get to the Alhambra from whatever hotel we choose. We already have our Alhabra tickets for the day turn (yay!)

Thank you!

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Without an idea on what you your expectations and budget are for this accommodation I could only give you what suits me.
The only ways to get to the Alhambra are walk, taxi, bus from the Plaza Nueva or the new tourist train, which is a hop on hop off for ten or so stops and would not be the value if all you want is the Alhambra.

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Thanks! We'd be getting into Granada in the evening so it would be nice to go right from the airport to the hotel and have short walk to the Alhambra. That's our only big destination in Granada. What are your thoughts on Hotel Guadalupe?

For Sevilla hotels, is it possible to find something "nice" or "acceptable" for $150 US/night?

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We stayed at Hotel American in Granada and it is near the Alhambra ( a five minute walk at the most). The hotel is in a quiet location and has a courtyard. Breakfast is included. There are restaurants in the area or you can splurge and dine at the beautiful Parador near the hotel.

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In Seville, I stayed at the Hotel Amadeus. It's romantic, family-run, excellent location.

If you plan to be in Granada early enough, try to get tickets to see the Nasrid Palaces in the evening, too. It's well worth seeing it after dark!

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Hotel Anacapri in Granada. Close to the Alhambra. We took a bus though. The person at the desk is English speaking. There was a country wide strike while we were there (Fall of 2012) and couldn't go anywhere so spent an extra night. We liked it and it was very reasonable (under 100 Euros), close to great restaurants. We arrived and departed by Train and took a quick taxi ride to get there.

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Second the recommendation on hotel Amadeus in Seville. Let them know you are a RS supporter and you may obtain a discount. Terrific location, rooms and people. Great flamenco close by at the Red Door, ask for directions from hotel staff.

Why are you taking the night train to Barcelona? I have not done so, but have read comments advising flying to Barc in lieu of the night train.

Happy Honeymoon!

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Our big splurge hotel on a recent trip to Spain was the Alhambra Palace in Granada. And, honestly, compared to prices in other parts of Europe, it wasn't that bad. The views of the City stretched out below our window were wonderful. Plus, it's an easy walk down to the Plaza Nuevo and all the sights in town. It's also right next to the Alhambra so the walk is a breeze.

I also add a big "yes" to all those who recommend Amadeus in Seville. It's in the most interesting part of Seville, an easy walk to all the sights. Skip the expensive breakfast and walk down the block for churros and chocolate with the locals. We stayed in "the attic" which has a semi-private terrance and is a few steps from the rooftop tables. A great choice.

Don't forget to download Tripadvisor's Seville City Guide. It works off line once it's downloaded and is a great help.

Have a great trip.

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Guess what? I also stayed at the Hotel Amadeus last time I was in Sevilla (with Rick's Spain tour). This one also sounds charming and quiet, in the same neighborhood:, double 95-130 euros.

In Granada, red minibus # 30 stops in front of the cathedral, running up to the Alhambra every 10 - 15 minutes for about 1.20 per person.

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In Sevilla, look at the Dona Maria. It's located right next to the cathedral and has a rooftop deck/bar with great views.