Granada is about two hours by road from Malaga international airport in southeast Spain; lovegranada.com. Centrally situated in a historic part of town, Hotel Casa 1800 is a boutique hotel in a 17thcentury building with 25 rooms, some with terraces and views across the Alhambra, and a courtyard where breakfast is served. The staff are helpful and the rooms are elegant and traditional with large, comfortable beds; hotelcasa1800granada. com. Room Mate Hotel Leo may be relatively nofrills, but its 32 guestrooms are modern and brightly decorated. All have coffee facilities, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, and some come with balconies, which have good views. The hotel is centrally located and has a great roof terrace overlooking the city and the Alhambra; room-matehotels.com. For flamenco shows, try Pena La Plateria Social Club; laplateria.org.es.