I can confirm that we had a nightmare with parking too. We went to Granada in March and stayed at the The Barceló Granada Congress, which really was a nice hotel. But again, what a palava with no where to park. There was a charge for the car park on top of the hotel prices and the charge of 15€ was per day! Finding a spot was hassle though. We watched in awe as a taxi dropped off its 4 guests each with a suitcase...seconds from the hotel entrance. We thought, what a hassle free trip! After a long drive from Marbella up to Granada, anyone could do without having to drive around for ages looking for a space to leave the car safely. If youre coming from Marbella http://www.marbellataxis.com/
is who we have heard of and tested for next time. If you are coming from Nerja which is where we also sometimes stay on the Costa Del Sol, and Granada is only just over an hour http://www.nerjataxis.net/
is another reliable one. This time we did not get chance to do the Granada palace, Alhambra, but after all of our friends reviews this is now priority again for a great day out and special trip for our own anniversary. Regarding eating out, we tried searching for an indian after hearing great reviews but was dissapointed to find out that this one on the review was the size of a small cafe so we left to find something a little better. After a fscinating trip past the old part of Granda and the many Morroco food places and shops, we came accross Babel World Fusion. The food was very different and interesting. Lebaneze dishes were a new one for me. But there was more - South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Option, Indian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Spanish tapas and meals. My African chicken curry was tasty and served on a bed of hot slate, which was unique. Although this place was not amazing as some reviewers state, or fine dining for an anniversary, it was fascinating and a fun quest to find.
Glad we tried it.
Overall we had an enjoyable trip, great stay at the Barcelo hotel Spa.
Hope our little trip and experiences help somewhat.