Weekend at the 5* AC Palacio de Santa Paula in Granada

Last weekend we visited the beautiful city of Granada, which is just a 2-hour drive away from Marbella. This was my second time there, but since I didn’t have a blog back then when I first traveled there, I can’t link it to the beautiful photos I have of Alhambra, but I will post them soon, I promise. Anyway, we stayed at the luxurious five star AC Palacio de Santa Paula Hotel right in the centre of the city. It’s situated near the Albaicín and Sacro Monte areas, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, the historical Gardens of the Triumph, the Archeological museum, and, of course, the Alhambra.

As soon as you arrive, you feel the perks of a five star hotel - you can park right in the door of the hotel, your luggage will be taken inside and your car will be parked for you. All you have to do is sit back and relax. We stayed at a stunning room with a private balcony overlooking their gorgeous courtyard. Even though this 75-room hotel is modernised, they have managed to fuse old an new in a perfect way. You have all the comforts you need, but you still feel like you’re going back in time. And that is because this beautiful hotel, one of the best five star hotels in Granada, replaced the Santa Paula Convent and the Casa Morisca, dating back to the XVI and XII centuries.