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Apartments On Alhambra Hill, Granada - Media Luna Flat A



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
2 single bedroom apartments sleeping 4 and 3 max. 2 mins from Alhambra Garden

The property is located in a traditional Granadine residential neighbourhood at the foot of the Alhambra woods. The cobbled streets are traffic free and peaceful, but in five minutes you can walk down to Plaza Nueva, the historic central square of the city. From here you are within easy reach of the Albayzin...the old moorish quarter, or the cathedral and the main commercial area of the city. There are innumerable bars and restaurants close by ... we will be happy to recommend if you so wish. You couldn't be much nearer to the Alhambra. In a couple of minutes you are in the woods that lead up to the palace. If you want to visit the Alhambra, make sure you book entrance tickets in advance. We have lived in the property since renovating it in 1988, but in 2009 we created two apartments in part of the house. There are two patio areas for your use. Registered with the Andalusian Tourist Authority, Nº: VFT/GR/00219.

Details for holiday apartment Media Luna Flat A, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The larger of the two apartments. Perfect for a couple. There is a double sofa-bed in the living room, good for children, but not really suitable for 2 adults. Access off the patio.

Bedroom: double bed, chest of drawers, 2 bedside cabinets,individual lamps, and clothes stand.

Bathroom: Shower, W.C., washbasin, hair-drier

Kitchen: Freezer/Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, 4-hob vitro, Grill. Sink. Washing machine and foldable clothes horse. Iron and ironing board.

Livingroom: Dining table and chairs. Double sofa bed. Wardrobe. Electric heating in winter.

No air conditioning in this flat. It stays naturally cool in the hot summer.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Richard and Esperanza met in London in mid 70's. Esperanza studied art at the Royal College of Art; Richard played with both Joe Strummer and John Lydon in various bands of the time. They moved to Granada in 1988, having restored the ruin that they had found at the foot of the Alhambra. With their children leaving home, they decided to convert a section of the house in to two independent apartments. They still live in a seperate part of the house. Esperanza, an active artist with regular international exhibitions of her paintings and sculpture, has a ceramic studio off the patio. Some of her work is used in the decoration of the apartments. Richard is still involved in music: both playing and producing musical events. They are both more than happy to share their extensive local knowledge.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"This little apartment had everything we needed, was beautifully quiet and right on the doorstep of Alhambra. Richard and Esperanza were very welcoming hosts and shared local knowledge willingly. There's a chance to enjoy Esperanza's art as well." Naomi T. June 2011

"We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little apartment. It's in a great location, near both the Alhambra and Plaza Nueva but also nice and peaceful. The apartment is clean and tidy with lovely views from the balcony, an attractive outside patio area with lots of plants and lemon trees. Helpful tips on places to visit from Esperanza the host." Kate E. April, 2011

"Our Granada stay was made especially memorable by this great location, next to the path up to the Alhambra. Quiet, a great location, tidy and clean and everything we needed ( incl a nice music CD collection ) . Terrific and romantic view so we felt off the tourist track - very helpful hosts. It was easy to be here four the 4 nights we stayed." Phillip G. March '12
Jun 2010
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Toronto Canada

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Location! Location! Location! This was a lovely little apartment perfect for 2 people. There is a lots of hills & stairs to get to the apartment but that’s what Granada is all about. Very very close to the Alhambra and lots of great shopping just steps away. Richard is wonderful! He spends about ½ hour with you when you arrive to help to learn about the apartment, Alhambra tours and the town. He even called our tour company in Madrid to arrange a meeting place for us at the Alhambra entrance rather than us travelling downtown to meet the pickup bus. Very nice!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to help out! Glad you enjoyed your stay, and all the best...
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Great place to stay in Granada

  • 5 of 5

On arrival Richard and Esperanza made us feel very welcome. Richard gave us an initial briefing on the main things we needed to know or would benefit from knowing for our stay - he was very informative and gave us some good tips (recommending a great little place to see some flamenco called Le Chien Andalou). The apartment was lovely and well equipped and kept cool during the day for respite from the heat. The little courtyard was very pleasant and has shade at certain times of day. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept on with a memory foam mattress! The apartment is very close to the city centre, everywhere was an easy walk including the Gate of Pomegranates for easy access to The Alhambra which is a stones throw away. There's no noisy traffic as it is only taxis and buses in that area and it's away from the street up some steep steps but otherwise accessible. It is a bit of a slog up the hill in the heat but it will keep you fit! Our hosts were very accommodating and allowed us to leave later than the normal check out time as we had flights later in the evening. This allowed us to have a relaxed last day of our holiday. We'd certainly recommend it as a good place to stay in Granada and would stay again if we came back to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. All the very best to you both.
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Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment in fantastic location - right below the Alhambra and easy walking to the rest of Granada's main sights. We had four very comfortable nights here, and Richard was a wonderful host, providing great information and recommendations for local (not tourist) attractions. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb stay !

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay in Granada. It's right at the lower access gate to Alhambra but on a side street, so very quiet and out of the crush. It is very comfortable with old world charmand Richard is a very hospitable host with very helpful advice for making the best of your stay.

We found everything as advertised. The compact kitchen was well equipped so if you want to do some cooking on your own it's very handy.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. All the very best to you both. R
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A small but attractive apartment with a great location for exploring the wonderful sites in Granada

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights in March/April 2016. It's a great base for exploring Granada.The Alhambra is very close, just up the hill and all the other places you want to see are easily accessible. Bus stops are close by in the square at the bottom of the hill which will take you to the Albacyn and other parts of the City if you don't feel like walking. The apartment itself is small but attractive. It is part of a traditional house and has some really lovely art works done by the owner but is not really a place to spend a lot of time rather more as a base in a really interesting part of the City. The house was clean and very well prepared for our stay. The bed was comfy. There is a small courtyard to sit out for breakfast and coffee.

The owners Richard and Esperanza are really lovely and welcoming. Richard spent time with us to make sure we knew where everything was in the apartment and also recommended good places to eat, to buy supplies and see wonderful flamenco which we found very helpful as for a short stay it meant we didn't need to spend any time orientating ourselves in the City.

We would say this is a great place to stay for a couple for a city break type holiday in Granada. I would recommend it to friends for this type of stay and certainly stay there in future should we visit Granada again .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable apartment in a great location in a beautiful city

  • 5 of 5

As advertised the location of this apartment could not be better. It is steps away from the main plaza with shops and restaurants. Everything you need to eat in or out and all the main tourist attractions are just a short walk away. We stayed for three weeks and had a wonderful time. Not only did we see the main attractions but found favourite walks which we did again and again. Also, we are runners, and with Richards help found three good runs. Hilly though! Or two of them were. Granada is a hilly place but there is a nice flat path by the Genil River which was popular with walkers and other runners. Overall it it a lovely city for a long stay with plenty to do.

The apartment is off the road leading uphill towards the Alhambra and to get to it you need to turn onto a narrow alley and then go up several flights of shallow steps. The description says it is not wheelchair accessible and I would go a bit further and say it is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. It is however in a quiet picturesque area with friendly local cats. A rare find so close to town and a nice contrast.

We picked the larger of the two apartments because with our longer stay we wanted the full kitchen and washing machine. The kitchen was well equipped with good utensils and cookware and we were very comfortable. Our visit was in February and there were some cold and rainy days but the apartment was always cozy, warm and welcoming to return to. Apartment A does not have a lot of natural light but it was well lit and when we were forced to stay in due to bad weather we enjoyed catching up on our reading. The bathroom is small but there was always plenty of hot water and good pressure in the shower. All in all the apartment was perfect for a holiday stay and the pictures do not really do the interior justice.

Finally we must thank Richard who was such a welcoming host. He spent considerable time with us when we arrived going over a map of the city and showing where the shops and attractions were. We didn't see him too much but every time we had a question he was available and could not have been more helpful. All in all, we would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment and hope to return ourselves sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope all goes well for you. R&E
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From the Owner

Having decided that we wanted to move from London to Granada we couldn't believe our luck when Esperanza's brother sent us a photo of a dilapidated ruin at the foot of the Alhambra. We had wanted to live in the centre of the city, but to have found a property in this perfect position was more than we could have hoped for. Perched on the side of the Alhambra hill with views to the front overlooking the city, and behind us a green swathe of the Alhambra woods we couldn't have asked for more. Just pedestrian cobbled streets in the neighbourhood, which suits us fine. Bird song for car horns is our preference, yet in 5 minutes you are in the centre of the city with the necessary shops bars and restaurants. We renovated the house and had space for a ceramic workshop for Esperanza.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Granada Federico Garcia Lorca at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gran Taverna, Cuesta Gomerez at 350 Metres Nearest Golf : Las Gabias at 14 Kilometres Nearest Train : Granada at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A.44 City Ring Road at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Los Diamantes at 350 Metres Nearest Ski : Sierra Nevada at 40 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salobreña at 70 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Nearest beach at Salobreña, a 45 min drive. Other good beaches on Granada coast at Calahonda (1h15), sea fishing at Carchuna (1h10), scuba diving La Herradura (1h20). Best night-life found at Almuñecar (1h15)

If you have time, we highly recommend a 2 hour drive to the unspoilt beaches within the Natural Park area of "Cabo de Gata" in Almeria. Take refreshments with you to these beaches as the protected coastline has neither bars, shops or hotels. Accommodation easily found in nearby San Jose.


Granada is NOT a car-friendly city! If you come by car we recommend using a car park for the duration of your stay, except for any trips to local beaches, mountains, villages etc. The carpark we recommend is close to the city ring road, and just a short taxi ride from the apartments. NOTE THAT THERE ARE NOW DIRECT FLIGHTS WITH B.A. FROM LONDON CITY AIRPORT TO GRANADA. Granada is nearest airport 25Km. Regular buses to centre or taxi (approx 25€). Malaga airport is 130Km. 1h 45min journey time.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Easter 2017
12 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you require further information please send us an email. The apartment will be reserved for you on receipt of an nonreturnable reserve payment of 50% of the total for the booking. The remaining 50% must be paid 2 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. We will send you a confirmation with detailed instructions on how to arrive at the apartments, and other information.

Changeover Day:
Change-over days are totally flexible.
Check-in time: after 14.00h Check-out: before 12.00 (midday)
If your transport arrives in Granada before 14.00h, let us know, and you could leave luggage with us prior to your occupation of the apartment.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted above (in Euros) are for 2 people per night. Minimum stay 3 nights. After six nights, there is a sliding scale, and we will be happy to quote a price for the number of days you wish to stay. For extra guests there is a charge of 15€ per extra person (half price children under 15) per night. Supplements apply at Easter. There are no additional costs to the prices quoted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The apartments really do combine two apparently opposite characteristics. We are right in the historic centre of the city with bars and restaurants 5 minutes walk down the hill, yet at the same time we are tucked away in a quiet (and safe) traffic-free area. Three minutes walk up the hill brings you to the Alhambra woods with its running water, bird song, and deliciously cool respite from Granada's summer heat. You have absolute privacy during your stay, but we are on hand to help out in any way that we can. We want you to enjoy your stay here!!!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • town


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Living room with sofa bed. - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofa bed in living room suitable for 2 children
  • Double bed in bedroom.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Both apartments have: Satellite T.V. and free wifi internet access. All bed linen (100% cotton) and towels are supplied. Permanent hot water. Crockery, Cooking utensils and glassware in kitchen. Baby's cot available on request. Heating. We have a selection of guide books (and novels). On arrival we will supply you with a local map, and point out necessary locations, eg supermarkets, monuments, recommended restaurants, nearby hamman, etc. Outside: There are two separate patio areas for your use, each with chairs and table. Perfect for breakfast, or for a relaxing glass of wine in the evening! The apartments are no smoking...not the patios.

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