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

Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

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Anita and Shaun Goff
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Albaicín, Spain

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Stove
  • 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 rentals available
  • 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 .


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Beautiful 3 bedroom Albayzin apartment. Alhambra views. 5 mins to plaza nueva !
average rating of 4.1041665 based on 62 reviews

Wonderful location and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We only wished we could have stayed longer. Terrific location with views of the Alhambra from the small balcony. Very comfortable for our family of four. Thanks for sharing your house with us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 4 of 5

Great place once you find your way to it . Its hidden away in a narrow lane off a lovely square.

Very central to all the sights .The apartment has been restored and had everything needed for a pleasant stay .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect location and accomodation for 6 of us to do a city break in Granada.

  • 5 of 5

It was a little tricky to find, through no fault of Anita's. We walked from a different direction and the tiny streets are like a labyrinth! However this was a small price to pay for the treasure we found and we actually enjoyed the challenge.....! Being so central in the old and beautiful part of the city was just extraordinary. We were able to walk easily to the Alhambra (stopping midway for breakfast) where we had a private guided tour. This is much to be recommended, it was our third visit to the palace and we were as thrilled as we were the first time with the extraordinary beauty.

The beds were comfy and the apartment so light and airy. There was no traffic noise as that area is all pedestrian only. We could see the Alhambra from two of the three bedrooms.

Thank you so much Anita and Shaun, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location Needs a New Cleaner

  • 2 of 5

Great location as close to Plaza Nueva. But we were surprised at the lack of cleanliness. Wet towels left in the washing machine were moldy. Coffee grounds left in the coffee machine were moldy. Very little toilet paper. Everything else just adequate. Also the entry door to the building squeaks horribly and so disrupts sleep through the day and night. Also the warped front door makes securing it quite difficult.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

A fully equipped holiday home in a location that provides quick access to all the major sites. Beautiful views from the balcony at night. Anita's directions were really clear and easy to follow, important when navigating these windy streets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment in interesting location - but hard to get your luggage there

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was nice for our family of 5 - love having a washing machine. The owner is quick to respond by email. It is in an interesting location for tourists, and you can walk to many places. We loved being able to walk everywhere from this apartment. BUT, it is a steep and fairly long walk either uphill or downhill from the apartment to haul your luggage over cobblestone stairs and cobblestone paths.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


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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.

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