The classical 19th-century exterior of Hospes Palacio de Los Patos belies the impeccable 21st-century interiors found in its adjoining wing (a marvellous glass-panelled contemporary construct), which makes for a winning combination just outside Granada’s Old Town. The hotel’s design-led rooms are mostly minimal and flawlessly monochrome, with modernist daybeds and mirrored surfaces, while the palace also houses prepossessing suites with decorative ceilings, mosaic floors and views of the city.
On the other side of the city from the magnificent Alhambra fortress, Hospes Palacio de Los Patos offers a well-placed opportunity to soak up Moorish history by day but get under the skin of present-day Granada by night. Spanish and Latin American talents perform on poetry nights; and served on the hotel’s garden terrace, the restaurant expertly marries fine dining, Andalucían cuisine and inventive tapas.
Couples and romantics
Families with older children
Things to do at the property:
Slip away to the spa and sauna
Taste wine-paired tapas
Relax in the Turkish baths
Discover contemporary Spanish poets
Things to do nearby:
Stroll through the beautiful Generalife Gardens
Explore the architectural wonders of the Alhambra
People-watch at Mirador de San Nicolas
Visit local calle de las teterías (tea houses)
Admire views of the city from medieval Albaicín
Go to the 11th-century Islamic El Banuelo bathhouse
Take a trip to the picturesque Los Infernos waterfalls
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.