Hotel Landazuri: Visit Granada, Spain with KIDS

Hotel Landazuri in Granada, Spain

Granada is a must visit if your adventures take you to Spain. Kids will enjoy the wonderful Alhambra.

Hotel Landazuri: Location, location, location

When it comes to real estate, whether you are buying, renting, or visiting, location is KING! Hotel Landazuri is in a wonderful spot for a hotel. Just up the hill from the front door, you enter the grounds of Alhambra. You can see it from the rooftop courtyard.

View of Alhambra, Hotel Landazuri, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Just down the hill from the hotel you will find shopping and restaurants. Also, at the bottom of the hill you can catch a bus to sight see. Don’t miss Alhambra at night. What a glorious sight!

Alhambra at night, Hotel Landazuri, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Hotel Landazuri: Very reasonable price

The price is right at this small hotel with really low rates.

hotel room with twin beds, www.theeducationaltourist.com

We had one room for four and then two single rooms. All were quaint and roomy. Loved the carved wooden doors.

carved-wood

Hotel Landazuri: Quaint European charm

The look of this hotel will have you so happy you chose it.

stairs

The tile in the entry and the door which leads off the entry to the owner’s home is really beautiful. The courtyard has flowers and charming plants. It wasn’t the perfect growing time of year when we were there butI can just imagine how pretty it would be if everything was in full bloom.

Kids in rooftop garden, Hotel Landazuri, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Hotel Landazuri: Amenities

There aren’t many amenities here. The hair dryer is shared amongst all the guests. Ask early if you need it before someone else gets it.

On weekdays you can have your laundry done. Talk to the owner to ask if this is available during your visit.

The attached cafe was so charming. We loved the tile and fresh squeeze orange juice. I love starting the day with hot tea and having everyone fed and caffeinated before heading out on a day’s adventure.

Fresh oranges for juice, www.theeducationaltourist.com

There is wifi, but I had to sit in the hallway to get it.

Hotel Landazuri: The negatives

Sadly we did not have the best experience overall.

The heat is controlled by management. We visited in March and it was quite cold. We asked about the heat and the owner grumbled that heat was expensive. We asked for more blankets but were told that she had ‘lived here for many years and it was plenty warm’.

One morning the heat for the water wasn’t turned on. So we were cold AND there was no hot water.

The worst though, was the mold. We noticed the windows were wet one morning when we opened the curtains to let the sun in and that is when I saw the black mold around the window seals. I went to the other windows in our room to look and found more. We let the owner know, but she was not concerned and seemed angry that I told her.

So, I would only recommend it ONLY if low price is your  hotel goal. I hope that these negative experiences were flukes and others are having a great experience. If you have news of that, please let me know.

The Educational Tourist in front of Alhambra at night, Hotel Landazuri, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Happy Travels,
Natalie, The Educational TouristThe Educational Tourist logo, Hotel Landazuri, www.theeducationaltourist.com

 

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14 Responses

  1. I guess life is a trade off. Nice that you had a good location and rooftop terrace, those were pluses. The price also sounded like it was right. If the weather had been nicer, perhaps you wouldn’t have noticed the cold, and had a better stay. Also, in dry, sunny weather, maybe no mold. Still, a fair review.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      That is so true. Give and take – I guess unless you were paying top dollar in which case I guess you can expect all of the above to be good!! đŸ™‚ It was a family business that had been through several generations and I hope they can get it smoothed out. Would be lovely to have it continue.

  2. Jen Morrow says:

    A darling place, but I would not book this accommodation based on your negatives. Black mold is so harmful to breathe. Even at the best price, it is not worth possible health concerns.

  3. onlybyland says:

    The Alhambra is a destination on my bucket list which I should be visiting this fall. I don’t think Hotel Landazuri could be in a better position to view it really unless it was actually in the grounds. The hotel looks pretty unique too, the kids must have loved exploring it! Cold water, cold weather and no service is pretty bad though, at least you saved some money.

  4. Penny says:

    Spain has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I’ve been on the look out for good places to visit and places to stay at. Sharing a hairdryer is a first but I’m assuming the warm climate means that you won’t need it either way.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It was a surprise because most places have dryers in every single room! Uncomfortable things often lead to the best stories. đŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by.

  5. neha says:

    A place to try for some adventure. I like the fact that the courtyard has flowers and plants. I could do introducing my kid to some. But the negatives for me out weight the positives here. I can’t imagine being so cold, with a lack of hot water supply

  6. I really like the layout of this hotel review. I always choose a hotel based on its location and it is great that this hotel is so pretty too! thanks for sharing!

  7. I am not sure I would want to stay in place where the owner was complaining about the heating being too expensive – after all guests pay for the services including the heating. How does he expect to get repeat business with an attitude like that?

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I know. I was thinking the same thing, but she seemed to be extremely stressed and unreasonable. Hopefully things have smoothed out and smooth out. The location was perfect and I understand the hotel had been in the family a while. Would be a shame to lose it.

  8. Riely says:

    It’s too bad there were many negatives to this stay. It isn’t unreasonable to ask for some more blankets if you are cold. I do like the courtyard, and I agree it would be beautiful full of flowers and plants blooming in April/May.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I know…isn’t it??? I hope it was a fluke and that things are looking up. The location was perfect and the rooms had charm.

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