Hotel Granada Five Senses Review

exterior of the hotel granada five senses with trees in front
by Anisa // 0 Comments

When we were looking for accommodation in Grenada, we wanted something centrally located, clean, and stylish.  It’s not easy to find a hotel that has everything but is not too expensive.

The Hotel Granada Five Senses looked like a dream come true online and I was impressed that it was so affordable.  I was excited to stay there for our trip. 

Would it live up to our expectations in real life? I will explain why I think it’s one of the best places to stay in Granada.  Find out more in my review of the Hotel Granada Five Senses. 

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view of Granada city centre from the roof top of the Hotel Granada Five Senses
With its central location, you have lovely views from the rooftop of the Five Senses Hotel.

About the Hotel Granada Fives Senses

Built in 1989 and last renovated in 2016, the Granada Five Senses is a modern hotel with 66 Rooms and 10 Junior Suites.  You will see nods to the five senses and the city of Granada in the rooms and public spaces.

It is one of nine properties owned by Macià Hotels, a Spanish company run by José María Macià Álvarez, the grandson of the founder.  Their hotels in Andalusia (Granada, Seville, Cordoba, and Sanlúcar de Barrameda) are all conveniently located with state-of-the-art technology and excellent customer service.

Check price and availability for the hotel here.

exterior view of the Hotel Granada Five Senses from Gran Via
The entrance to the Granada Five Senses Hotel is just off Gran Via.

Hotel Granada Five Senses Location

The location of your hotel makes a big difference.  It can save you a lot of travel time and money if you can walk to attractions.  You can also easily come back to your hotel and rest during the day if needed.

The Hotel Granada Five Senses was in an ideal location for all the things we wanted to do in Granada.  It’s just off the main street (Gran Via) in the city centre.  We walked to the Cathedral, Royal Chapel, the Albaicín, countless restaurants, and more in just a few minutes.   The Alhambra is also within walking distance but since its a steep path so we opted to take the bus.

Furthermore, given the location of the Five Senses Hotel, you get an amazing view of the city centre from the rooftop.

sunset view from the rooftop of the five senses hotel
Look at the sunset we caught on the roof of the Five Senses.

Our Room at the Hotel Granada Five Senses

We booked a Comfort Room Double for our stay.  While I was tempted by the Deluxe Junior Suite with Hydro-Massage Bathtub (on its own private patio), with all the things to do in Granada, we weren’t planning to spend much time in our room, so I couldn’t justify the splurge.

After we checked in, we took the elevator up to our room on the second floor.  Each floor is dedicated to one of the five senses.  Our floor was sound.  The floor below us was “Smell” which had a designated area for smokers.  We could not detect any smoke in the parts of the hotel we visited.

It took us a while to realize that the artwork on the walls of the hotel was the Alhambra.  There was also a light art installation that was choreographed to the soft music that played.

art on the wall in the hallway of the Five Senses was reflection from Nasrid Palaces
After we visited the Alhambra, I recognized this reflection.

The first thing I noticed when I walked into our hotel room at the Five Senses was the huge mural.  At first I just thought it was a pretty garden scene, but then after our visit to the Alhambra I realized it was the Generalife gardens.

our double room at the five senses hotel in Granada
The Alhambra themed continued in our hotel room at the Granada Five Senses.

Our room had a double bed, desk, two chairs, flatscreen tv, and small refrigerator.  The closest had a small safe.  We didn’t have any coffee or tea making facilities, but with our Aeropress and the almost boiling water in the bathroom, we were set.

The bathroom was light and bright.  It had a walk-in shower with good water pressure and plenty of heat.  There was a good amount of counter space around the sink and a hair dryer attached to the wall.

bathroom in our room at the Granada Hotel Five Senses
Our bathroom was clean and a reasonable size.

It wasn’t the largest room, but we had enough space.  The room had everything we needed and we felt at home.  It was a comfortable space for us to relax at the end of a busy day.

Hotel Granada Five Senses Rooftop

It’s a nice bonus when the hotel you are staying at has a rooftop with a nice view.  On the sixth floor of the Five Senses hotel, you can find their rooftop.  It has unobstructed views over the city center, plenty of seats, and a small swimming pool.

white lounge chairs and umbrellas on the roof at the Hotel Five Senses in Granada
On a warm day, it would be hard to find a nicer spot to work on your tan in Granada.

When we visited in January, it was a bit chilly so the two times we went up to the roof there was no one else there.  We could have relaxed in one of the lounge chairs or at one of the tables, but we just walked around and enjoyed the scenery.

tables on the rooftop at the Hotel Five Senses
They also have several tables on the rooftop.

I would love to come back when it is warmer and go for a dip in the pool.  It’s not a big pool, but there is something special about being able to get in the water on the roof of a building.

pool on the roof of the Five Senses Hotel
I would have loved to get in this pool, but in January it was too cold.

Note: They do close the rooftop when it rains.

Hotel Granada Five Senses Lobby 

lobby at the five senses hotel
The lobby of the Five Senses is in line with the décor of the rest of the hotel.

The lobby was another bright and modern space with huge windows.  There are several seating areas with white and colorful furniture.  On the other side of the reception desk they have a small bar.

bar at the five senses
You can enjoy a drink at the bar at the Five Senses.

Hotel Granada Five Senses Spa

During your stay, you can get pampered at the on site spa.  They offer a wide range of treatments including massage, facials, hydrotherapy, body scrubs, hair removal, hair styling, and more.  It’s best to book an appointment in advance.

Hotel Granada Five Senses Gym

exercise equipment at the gym in the Five Senses
They have a few cardio machines at the gym in the hotel.

For those that want to get a workout in during their stay, there is a small gym just off the lobby.  They have a few machines including a stationary bike, treadmill, and elliptical machine along with some dumbbells.

dumbbells at the gym at the Five Senses
You can also do strength training in the gym at the Five Senses.

Food at the Hotel Granada Five Senses

There is a restaurant on level E of the hotel which serves a buffet breakfast each morning.  We didn’t purchase breakfast because we wanted to save room for as many tapas as possible, but they did offer us a discount on breakfast if we purchased them on the day that we arrived.

The hotel also offers room service from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.  The menu had lots of different pizzas along with chicken nuggets, chicken wings, fried cheese, fries, and garlic bread.

Other Amenities at the Hotel Granada Five Senses

In addition to all the features mention above there are a few more things you should know about the Five Senses Hotel in Granada:

  • They do have parking for guests but you need to let them know your car details in advance.
  • There is free wifi throughout the hotel, you can get the password from the front desk.
  • The hotel offers a laundry and dry cleaning service (for an additional charge).
  • Some rooms have air conditioning.

Learn more about the Hotel Granada Five Senses here.

green chairs in the lobby of the Granada five senses hotel
The Hotel Granada Five Sense has so much to offer.

Service at the Hotel Granada Five Senses

We did not experience any issues during our stay and the service we received was excellent.  The staff at the Hotel Granada Five Senses were friendly, helpful, and spoke English.

When we checked in, I asked for restaurant suggestions and the gentleman at the desk gave us a map and pointed out both areas and specific restaurants we should check out.  We weren’t able to go to all the options he gave us, but we did enjoy Bar Los Diamantes for lunch the next day.

After we checked out, the lady at the front desk called a taxi for us and offered to help us tell the driver where we needed to go if necessary.

Overall Review of the Hotel Granada Five Senses

We loved the modern vibe of the Hotel Granada Five Senses and how they used artwork depicting local places.  It felt like we were staying at a trendy hotel without the high price tag.

another perspective of our room at Hotel Granada Five Senses
We enjoyed our time at the Five Senses Hotel in Granada.

The location of the Hotel Granada Five Senses would be hard to beat.  We could have walked to everything we did (although we did take the bus to get a break from the hills and a taxi when we had all our luggage).  The views from the roof terrace are special because you are right in the center of everything.

Lastly, the staff at the Granada Five Senses were helpful and made us feel welcome.  Our stay definitely lived up to our high expectations.

Read more reviews of the Five Senses Hotel in Granada here.

lounge chairs on roof deck at Five Senses Hotel in Granada
The Five Senses rooftop is a huge bonus.

Is the Hotel Granada Five Senses Worth It?

The Granada Five Senses Hotel & Suites is excellent value for the money.  You get a stylish hotel room with lots of amenities in a very convenient location.  I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Have you been to the Hotel Granada Fives Senses? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

You can book your stay here.


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Expert Tips for Staying at the Hotel Granada Five Senses

  • Make sure to allow time to enjoy the rooftop.  Even if you are not going to swim, the views are lovely.  
  • During the warmer months, you will want to bring your swimsuit.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask the staff at the front desk for advice or recommendations.  They are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Last Updated on February 10, 2023

About the Author

Anisa is an experienced international traveler with extra pages in her passport and stamps from 41 different countries across 5 continents (and counting). She was born and raised in Texas. After a 13 year stint in NYC, she moved to England to live with her husband.