7 Best Hotels in Granada with Swimming Pool: Expert Picks [2024]

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7 Best Hotels in Granada with Swimming Pool: Expert Picks [2024]

Are you looking for the best hotels in Granada with swimming pools?

You came to the right place!

I call Granada my second home, as I live in Southern Spain and travel to Granada extensive. I know first-hand what are the best places to stay in, and what should you consider when booking the best hotel in Granada.

Hotels with swimming pools in Granada are pretty limited, and those in good location even more!

In this article, I have hand-picked the best option for your trip to Granada, with the best reviews and in the best location.

Let’s check them out!

Top 3 Picks for hotels in Granada with swimming pool

Hotel Macià Granada Five Senses

Rooftop pool with city views
Prime location
Top Pick

Áurea Washington Irving

Travel Sustainable Level 3+
Saltwater pool
#2 pick

Catalonia Granada

Outdoor open-air bath and sauna
Pets allowed
#3 pick

7 Best Hotels in Granada with Swimming Pool

Here is the full list with details for each hotel

1. Áurea Washington Irving by Eurostars Hotel Company 

Aurea washington
Áurea Washington Irving by Eurostars Hotel Company – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Location, traveling sustainable, saltwater pool
8.9/10 (Check here)
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Hotel Áurea Washington Irving is very close to Alhambra, but that’s not all they have to offer.

The hotel is home to a library that features the first-edition books of the author Washington Irving, the inspiration behind the hotel.

You can walk from the hotel to the city center, but you’ll enjoy relaxing in the outdoor rooftop saltwater pool. 


Why I Love This Hotel:

I was spying on this hotel many times while walking by – it’s in the perfect location, remote on one hand in the middle of the forest, but a walking distance to Alhambra at the same time.

The hotel is in a beautiful historic building, and offers complete privacy and serenity, away from the tourist crowds.

Guest reviews: 

“Everything! Location perfect for Alhambra visits, Staff is fantastic- desk staff is friendly (special thanks to the great Maria!), efficient, helpful always, wait staff in restaurant same, rooms very comfortable, restaurant food was very good, breakfast food very good and plentiful too!”

“Excellent location, very close to Alhambra (don’t think there is a closer hotel), quiet, peaceful, short walk downhill into city centre.”

2. Boutique Hotel Luna Granada Centro 

Boutique Hotel Luna Granada Centro
Boutique Hotel Luna Granada Centro – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Breakfast selections, location, staff and service
9.1/10 (Check here)
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Boutique Hotel Luna Granada Centro  in Granada is home to a sparkling outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

What’s more, the hotel is also in a prime location, just 1.7 km from Granada Science Museum and less than 1 km from San Juan de Dios Museum.

They offer both American and halaal breakfast options and there’s a coffee house on site. 


Why I Love This Hotel:

This hotel is in what I would call ‘the city center’, away from the historic old town, but convenietly located on a main shopping street.

If you’re visiting with kids, they will love their child-friendly rooftop pool and I personally love the beautiful traditional Andalusian courtyard and light decor throughout.

Hotel reviews:

“The hotel was beautiful with contemporary decor . We loved the big spacious lounge and the selection of free tea , coffee and chocolate . The room was beautiful and the bed was huge!!! The staff spoke English and were really helpful. The central location was perfect and parking underneath the hotel.”

“Great location within easy walking distance of the main sites. Everybody was very helpful and really made the effort to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Very helpful in sorting out charging of our electric hire car which we were given, unexpectedly, by Hertz!”

3. Hotel Macià Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites 

Hotel Macià Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites
Hotel Macià Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Location, breakfast, staff
8.6/10 (Check here)
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Hotel Macià Granada Five Senses Rooms & Suites on Granada’s central Gran Via Avenue is perfect for a weekend getaway or even a week’s stay.

The outdoor swimming pool is a major attraction and it features views of the city centre.

The rooms are all equipped with free Wi-Fi and a free minibar, and if this isn’t enough, they also have a bar, drink and snack vending machines, and room service. 


Why I Love This Hotel:

If you’re arriving in Granada by car, this hotel is a great option as it offers parking within the premises, and for families option for bigger family rooms.

It’s only a 5 minute walk to Granada Cathedral and other historic locations, and thanks to location on Gran Via, you’re also close to shopping and restaurants.

Guest reviews: 

“Location was excellent and the staff parked our vehicle in their underground garage which reduced our stress level significantly.”

“Great location near the old part of the town. The hotel staff parked our hire car in the underground car park which was very helpful. Hotel offered a really good breakfast and the reception staff & housekeeping staff were all very helpful & friendly. I would recommend this hotel.”

4. Barceló Carmen Granada 

Barceló Carmen Granada
Barceló Carmen Granada – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Location, cleanliness, comfort
9.1/10 (Check here)
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Right at the center of Granada, you’ll find this beautiful Barceló Carmen Granada with its rooftop swimming pool and views of the Alhambra Palace.

For your dining needs, they have a restaurant and an open-air bar. Plus, all the rooms feature free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, and room service. 


Why I Love Barceló Carmen Granada: 

Barcelo Carmen has one of the most impressive swimming pools available. It may be a bit further from Albaicin, but it makes up for it with excellent facilies, even an electric car charging station.

Guest reviews: 

“Fabulous spot; short stroll from tourist old town. Great pool/ bar in the day – with untouchable views.”

“Beautiful hotel very clean and modernized, right downtown close to shops and many restaurants and bars. Great attentive staff. Great value.”

5. Catalonia Granada 

Catalonia Granada
Catalonia Granada – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Location, cleanliness, comfort
8.9/10 (Check here)
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You’ll find the Catalonia Granada hotel just a few meters from the AVE Train Station in Granada.

You can bring your pets along for your stay, and the staff will be happy to provide you with everything you’ll need to make the stay great for them, too, like water and food bowls.

The hotel is equipped with free Wi-Fi in all areas and a rooftop sun terrace to enjoy the glorious views of the city.  


Why I Love Catalonia Granada: 

This is a great budget hotel option that comes with rooftop swimming pool. It may not be the biggest one available, but the views certainly make up for it!

As a bonus, you can also bring your pet when you’re staying in this hotel!

Guest reviews: 

“Spacious room facing an interiour courtyard. The hotel is a few minutes walk away from the train station. The city center is also easily reached by foot or with frequent buses closeby. The room was clean and equipped with all necessery amenities. I liked the layout with a separate bathtoom/wardrobe area. Two doors to the corridors ensure quiet nights in the very comfortable bed.”

“The property was modern, clean and staff extremely helpful. Specially Joan Manuel at the reception did a great job with our check-in and check-out. Very well trained staff. Bathrooms and room was gorgeous”

6. Hotel Andalucía Center 

Hotel Andalucía Center
Hotel Andalucía Center – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Breakfast, cleanliness, parking
8.8/10 (Check here)
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Hotel Andalucía Center has access to plenty of great spots around the city, like Granada’s Science Park, the city center, the A-44 Motorway, Federico García Lorca Park, and Granada Congress and Exhibition Centre.

They serve delicious Mediterranean meals at the hotel’s restaurant and during the summer you can munch on a fresh barbecue dinner on the roof terrace. 


Why I Love Hotel Andalucía Center:

This budget hotel has a small outdoor swimming pool and a nice sun terrace, which is the perfect budget travel choice for summer months. It’s a bit off from the old town, so prepare to spend some time on transport. The hotel also offers parking and babysitting services.

Guest Reviews: 

“A really clean hotel. A great job ensuring toilets and rooms were kept spotless. Room were clean and serviced daily. The hotel has helpful staff and the breakfast is excellent.”

“Friendly staff, nice to have pool, and had all ammenities needed. Older hotel that was good value for money.”

7. Hotel Tent Granada 

Hotel Tent Granada
Hotel Tent Granada – image credit: booking.com
Best for:
Breakfast, helpful staff, location
8.4/10 (Check here)
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Hotel Tent Granada is right next to Fuente Nueva Park and the University of Granada, with the Albaicin district and Granada Cathedral just a minute or two away.

Plus, the train station is a mere 300 meters away.

The hotel is home to a well-equipped spa with a Turkish bath and fantastic saunas to get you relaxed. Moreover, you can enjoy a mouthwatering Mediterranean meal without leaving the hotel. 


Why guests love Hotel Tent Granada:

It’s not easy to find a good budget hotel in an excellent location, and this one certainly ticks that box!

Guest Reviews: 

“Spacious and comfortable room, good location, good breakfast. Friendly staff. Easy to travel to and from.”

“Easy check in, check out. Very good value for money. Very clean and good air conditioning.”

Tips For Booking Hotels in Granada with a Swimming Pool

When to Visit Granada

Granada is a great holiday destination with perfect weather all year long.

You can hit the shops and visit as many museums as you’d like in winter, and in summer, you can do outdoor yoga without burning out. However, there are just some months that stand out when it comes to the best time to visit Granada. 

Your best option would be to book your Granada hotel in May or June. Granada is exceptionally beautiful in this season when the flowers are in bloom, and the atmosphere is light.

You could also consider September and October when Autumn comes around. The temperatures stay just right during these months, which means it won’t be too cold or too hot out. 

Keep in mind that Granada is very popular, so you can expect a lot of people even in low season. I always recommend getting ticktets to popular places like Alhambra long in advance.

How to Get to Your Granada Hotel from Malaga Airport

You have a lot of options when it comes to transport between the airport and your hotel in Granada.

If the hotel doesn’t send a shuttle to collect you or arrange alternative transportation, you can look into any of the following options:

  • The train that runs from the station at Terminal T3
  • The bus line that runs from the station at the arrivals area
  • A taxi or private transfer that you can call at any time
  • A rental car that you can get from a company at the airport

I have outlined the detailed transport options from Malaga Airport to Granada in this post, and also have a detailed guide for travelling between Malaga and Granada.

Final Thoughts

I hope you found the prefect hotel in Granada with a gorgeous swimming pool in my article. I also hope you found lots of useful tips that will make your trip more enjoyable.

At the end of the post, you will find some of my favourite places in Granada so you can plan the perfect itinerary for your trip.

Thank you for reading!

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