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Beautiful 3 bedroom Albayzin apartment. Alhambra views. 5 mins to plaza nueva !

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Beautifully furnished 3 bedroom apartment. Sleeps 6. 5 min walk to Plaza Nueva.

A 3 bedroom executive apartment set on the first floor of beautifully restored 16th century carmen. The apartment is in a sought after and peaceful location in the oldest and most attractive district of Granada known as the Albaycin. It is in the very lowest part of the Albaycin and so is extremely convenient for the town centre. It is only 5 minutes walk to Plaza Nueva and just a few footsteps to charming local shops, tapas bars and restaurants. You can walk to the Alhambra palace in just 10 minutes. Buses and taxis also regularly leave Plaza Nueva for the nearby Alhambra Palace. The apartment itself has been lovingly restored in 2007 using traditional materials and styles popular in local architecture. Features include traditional slate and clay tiles, exposed wooded beams, stylish Nazari pine doors and shutters, and tasteful Moorish style furnishings throughout. Despite its traditional feel the apartment still boasts the best in modern amenities including air-conditioning and heating, flat screen digital TV, DVD, free wifi, fully equipped kitchen. (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, oven, kettle, crockery and utensils).

The apartment: The apartment is decorated and furnished to a very high standard throughout. The style is traditional in keeping with the architectural features of the building and Moorish influences. It is also very comfortable and has all the modern amenities. The whole property is very light and airy with high ceilings and exposed wooden beams in the bedrooms and bathroom. There are traditional wooden shutters throughout which block out the light completely for a very sound nights sleep or can be flung open on a sunny day. Thick walls and tiles serve to keep the apartment cool on a hot day but there is also reverse cycle air-conditioning for your comfort (which can heat as well as cool the apartment). There is an attractive shared internal courtyard in this restored 16th century carmen. Two of the three bedrooms have private balconies which face onto a quiet street, have stunning fiews of the Alhambra opposite, and are not overlooked. The third bedroom has double doors opening to give views of the central courtyard and sky above.

Travel in Granada: The best way to travel around Granada is on foot or by bus and taxi. The nearest taxi rank is in Plaza Nueva, 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Buses also leave from nearby Cathedral for the city, central bus station and airport. The nearest airport is Granada Jaen which is 30 minutes by taxi or 45 minutes by bus. A taxi to Plaza Nueva should cost 25 Euros. The reliable airport bus will take you from Granada airport to the Cathedral for 3 Euros. Malaga airport is 90 minutes by taxi. Driving is less convenient and there is little parking in the city centre except in multi-storey subterranean pay and display carparks. The Albaycin itself is largely inaccessible by car due to its narrow cobbled streets - it is a unesco world heritage site and tourist attraction built long before the car was invented! The nearest car parks (parking san jeronimo and parking severo ochoa) are just 5 minutes on foot and cost from 10 euros per day/ 42 euros per week. It is well worth the 5 minute walk from the car parks because it is the most central part of the old town and the only area from which you can reach all the attractions and amenities on foot. We can provide more details on these nearby car parks if you do decide to bring your car to granada. We will also provide a detailed map and directions to guide you from the Cathedral bus stop or Plaza Nueva to the apartment (5 minutes walk).

Local amenities and activities: The owners can recommend some lovely places to eat and drink or you can enjoy exploring on your own. Either way we are sure you will find some wonderful tapas and dining experiences in Granada. Granada is one of the few regions of Spain where free tapas is still served with your drinks. Seafood is a local speciality but a wide range of delicacies is available. The nearest supermarket to buy food is El Corte Ingles, about 10 minutes walk. There is also a wealth of stylish clothes and shoes stores in the city centre. There is a nearby ski resort with the stunning Sierra Nevada just 45 minute drive away, accessible by bus or taxi. You can ski on up to eight different pistes while enjoying views of the Mediterranean sea. On a clear day it is possible to see as far as the coast of North Africa. There are also 2 18 hole golf courses within 30 minutes drive (city of Granada and Santa Clara golf clubs). Other activities include walking, cycling and horse riding in the mountains.

More Details

Owner
Anita and Shaun Goff
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Anita and Shaun Goff

English/Australian couple with 2 small children. Love the Granada food and wine. Can give lots of recommendations! Have learnt some Spanish during our time in Granada. Granada is a great place to practice your language skills as people are very friendly.

Anita and Shaun Goff purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Anita and Shaun Goff chose Granada

We fell in love with our apartment when we first saw it! We loved its traditional charm and moorish features. The area is so peaceful and yet there are so many lovely taps bars, cares and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. Plus beautiful views. Our children have been visiting Granada since they were born so it is very special to us. It is a very family friendly place and also very authentic. We have furnished the apartment to our own high standards so that both ourselves and our guests can enjoy it as a home from home. We think that it is very comfortable and well equipped as well as beautifully decorated. We hope that everyone enjoys it as much as we have.

What makes this apartment unique

Just 5 minutes walk to town and 10 minutes walk to Alhambra palace. Lots of local amenities. Great air conditioning and fully fitted kitchen. 3 comfortable bedrooms with authentic antique furnishings. Fantastic area buzzing with life - cafes, tapas bars, flamenco, arts, souvenirs and a convenience store within a few hundred metres. Despite this it is a very peaceful apartment as it is set back in a small side street. Balconies aren't overlooked and have views of the Alhambra palace. There is also a cool inner courtyard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The stay has been amazing and the apartment perfect I will book again as I wish to come back to granada a few times this year on my own.
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Pedro in Centro

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Vintage moorish tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, wc, bidet and sink with marble topped washbasin. Exposed beams overhead and shuttered window.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , cot optional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 master double bed with Moroccan rosewood headboard, beautiful carved antique wardrobe and double shuttered doors leading onto private balcony with views of the beautiful Alhambra palace and generallife. Bedroom 2 spacious twin with twin beds (can be pushed together), bedside table, wooden sideboard and double shuttered doors leading onto private balcony with views of Alhambra. Bedroom 3 double with wooden bookshelf unit and double shuttered doors overlooking central courtyard of building.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Smoking not permitted inside the property although you may smoke outside on the private balconies or in the shared central courtyard of the building. Travel cot for baby available and kept under the 2nd bed in bedroom 2 twin room. Clothes airer and ironing board available and kept under the double bed in bedroom 3. Iron available and kept in the wardrobe of bedroom .

Reviews

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Beautiful 3 bedroom Albayzin apartment. Alhambra views. 5 mins to plaza nueva !
average rating of 4.090909 based on 69 reviews
London, UK
5

Beautiful, characterful apartment in historical part of Granada

  • 5 of 5

Staying in such a historical apartment was the icing on the cake to a wonderful trip to Granada. The city exceeded my expectations. The Albayzin is just beautiful - a maze of ancient alleyways, with Spanishness seeping out of every whitewashed wall.

The apartment is plenty big enough and is well situated right in the heart of the Albayzin but also a short walk from the main squares of Granada and within walking distance of the Alhambra too. There are vibrant shops, cafes and restaurants nearby, and picture postcard views of the Alhambra from nearby viewpoints (also from the bedroom window!).

The apartment is simply but beautifully furnished and adorned. The kitchen is tiny but equipped enough for basic meals. Due to the age of the building and building regulations and restrictions (this being a UNESCO world heritage area) there isn't proper air conditioning, but builders of the past centuries knew how to make buildings in the Albaycin as naturally cool as possible. Bring earplugs as it can be noisy - but when I was there the 'noise' was the neighbour playing Spanish guitar (a free concert!). The host, Anita, is super helpful with enquiries and suggestions of where to go.

Staying here is like stepping back in time (albeit with a shower, TV, DVD player and internet access!). So...don't stay here if you want 5* hotel standard mod cons. Do stay here if you want to experience staying in a World Heritage standard piece of history.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place but not easy to find it.

  • 2 of 5

This is a nice place, nice views, clean but not comfortable and hard to find. We read some reviews about problems with the AC. If someday they fixed both ACs one in the living room kitchen area that makes a loud noise and the other in one of the bedrooms that just blows warm air, that place will be nice to stay, although you will need it two more fans for other bedrooms and the map we had to find the place help a little but still was hard to find it. We called Inma to help us to find the place, left a message on the answering machine, not help. When we meet the Inma she just gave us the apartment's key just point it down the street and left. Did not show us the place and number. Nevertheless, this apartment is nice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Old Facade belies New Interior- spacious yet compact. Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Arrived late at night by taxi after cancelling rental car ( best move ever). Followed map down cobbled alley streets to address. Very clean, lots of space in an efficient layout. Our three boys loved to go peruse the tourist shops, supermarket close by is well stocked. Neighborhood cafe is lovely. Easy walk to Alhambra. Owners very responsive and solicitous; overall a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas
2

Hot

  • 2 of 5

Beautiful apartment in a great area

But when we arrived the bedroom air only worked as a fan not conditioned air

The living area air conditioner fan made a loud squeal. So it was too hot and unable to sleep

This should be fixed before the apartment is rented as it was very hot

Too bad because we really liked the apartment and the area

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We have ordered a new motor for the airconditioning unit and hope to be able fix the noise soon. It is also quieter if you select quiet mode rather than powerful mode.
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Whitefish, MT
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of four recently stayed in this apartment during our trip through Spain and Portugal. We had no trouble finding the apartment after being dropped off by the taxi, thanks to detailed instructions. After reading the guide book, I was a bit worried about the neighborhood, but we had no problems and loved being in this most fascinating part of town. It really has an old world feel. The Apartment has wonderful tile, lots of space, nice small balconies overlooking an interesting quiet street, and plenty of blankets and such as needed. We could not have asked for anything more. Lots of steps and hills in either direction. I would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional location and beautiful, characterful apartment

  • 4 of 5

Couldn't have been a better location, bang in the middle of the Albayzin. The amazing mirador St Nicholas is just a five minute walk away, the Plaza Nueva about 10 minutes away and the Alhambra and Generalife about a 25 minute walk away. The apartment itself was clean and cool. Only reservation would be the noise, the binmen come at about 1:00 in the morning to empty the bins at the top of the road and, being a communal building, the front gate is being opened and closed throughout the night. But overall, a fantastic and comfortable base right in the heart of the old quarter.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed our apartment and that you appreciated its fantastic central location.
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Granada Jaen
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Cafe 4 gatos
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Granada train station
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Oh La La
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Costa tropical
Car: not necessary

This 3 bedroom apartment with free wifi is set in the Historic Moorish area called the Albaicin. It is the oldest district of Granada and a UNESCO world heritage site and is made up of wonderful old buildings and narrow cobbled streets. It is set on a gentle hillside but our apartment is in the lowest part and so is much more convenient for the city centre and Alhambra than those higher up. It is just 5 minutes walk down a gentle slope to Plaza Nueva. The Alhambra Palace is set on the hillside opposite the Albaycin and is stunning, especially when lit up at night. There is a park near the apartment where you can sit and take in the views, or perhaps paint or take photographs of the Palace. The apartment is in a very peaceful side street which does not get much foot traffic and is too narrow to be bothered by passing cars. Despite this it is jut a couple of minutes by foot to the many local bars, cafes, Arabic bazaars and even venues hosting flamenco, jazz and local art.

Other Activities: Alhambra Palace, museums, art galleries, excellent shopping, local bazaars, tapas bars, restaurants, Flamenco, Jazz, Art galeries

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Pedro, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£158
for 2 nights
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£479
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are for up to 6 people staying in the property per week/night in Euros.
There is no additional charge for babies/toddlers up to the age of 2 sleeping in a cot.
The weekly rate is discounted. Deals available on longer let's.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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