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

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


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

Anita and Shaun Goff
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

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 Albaicín

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Albaicín in Granada

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Patio
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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 .


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Beautiful 3 bedroom Albayzin apartment. Alhambra views. 5 mins to plaza nueva !
average rating of 4.112903 based on 76 reviews

Great Location...plenty of room

  • 3 of 5

Once we found our way to the address and got quickly acclimated to the Albaycin area this turned out to be a perfect location in Granada. The views of Alhambra from various places within the neighborhood where superb! The accommodations are a little rustic but fairly comfortable for a two night stay. We ran into a few issues but the landlord addressed them after our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland, New Zealand

Great for a short stay

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is very well located once you get used to the layout of the streets. Travelling lightly is a plus as there is short walk up hill back to where cabs/bus do pick up and drop off. So leave big suitcases at home as you can’t wheel them easily. Close to the Alhambra and great restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Great location and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Granada. Apartment met all our needs. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific location, very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Granada. The location was very good to walk to everything. It was quiet, nice furnishings, and we appreciated the good communication with the owners. Spain was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albayzin Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We are an extended family of six (grandparents, parents, and two teenage grandsons) that hoped to find a suitable place in the Albayzin of Granada so that we could perhaps get a sense of what life might have been like there centuries ago - (the tight spaces, the narrow passageways, the amazing riot that is the labyrinth of streets that characterize the area. This property placed us in the center of it all.

Clean, well appointed, and perfectly situated, we could not have asked for more.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, authentic, great palace views and comfortable, clean apartment. Would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in a location that is less than ten minutes walk from the city but also in a very authentic setting then this is it. Beautiful views, great place literally around the corner for breakfast. Good, clean, spacious accommodation. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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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


Prices & Availability

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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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.