Granada Accommodation Feedback and Opinions

Casa Naima
Has been reviewed by 39 people.
The average rating is 9.7948 out of 10.
4 people have said it is Very good
35 people have said it is Excellent
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Comments of people who have stayed here.

Name: Nick
From: UK
Date of visit: 25th June 2013
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The terrace was really good. Small but fantastic view
Good bars and restaurants:Flamenco Zoraya


Name: Graham
From: Scotland
Date of visit: 26th April 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The accommodation was clean, excellently situated, superb views of Alhambra and the agent showing us the property was lovely.
Complaints about accomodation:The shower in the toilet was a bit cramped and could be re-sited.
Good bars and restaurants:The Flamenco night was truly fantastic.


Name: Doug Kim
From: NYC
Date of visit: 14th February 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Apt
Good things about accomodation:The apt was fantastic, location, view and services provided.


Name: Paul & Carol
From: Melbourne, Australia
Date of visit: 26th October 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:With regard to the property itself, we found it very well equipped, nicely decorated, spacious and comfortable, and the views to the Alhambra (from either the Lounge/Dining Room or the Terraza) a particular joy. Its proximity to places of interest, including of course the Alhambra and restaurants, tourist information sources, etc., was a big plus. We also found the staff at the Alhambra ticket office on Calle Reyes Catolicos to be most gracious and helpful.
Complaints about accomodation:We found the arrangement of the bath/shower under the staircase to be most awkward and unsatisfactory.
Good bars and restaurants:We enjoyed 2 dinners and a lunch at La Cueva restaurant on Calle Reyes Catolicos during our short stay. It was within easy walking distance of the accommodation, and had an extensive menu to cater for a variety of tastes (whether a la carte or tapas) and friendly and attentive staff.


Name: Janice
From: Australia
Date of visit: 25th September 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The location is fabulous and we got a real thrill being able to see the grandeur of the Alhambra from the lounge room and the terrace and seeing the rooftop terrace from the Watchtower whenwe visited the Alhambra. The girls who welcomed us were very helpful and and friendly and provided good information.
Complaints about accomodation:For English speaking guests a simple guide for using the television would useful. Consideration could also be given to describing that the walk up to the house from Cafe Lisbou is quite steep and when arriving with luggage this walk is quite challenging.
Good bars and restaurants:The Sevilla bar and restaurant near the Cathedral was excellent.
Suggestions:Our best advice would be make your bookings for the Alhambra on the internet as far in advance as you can.


Name: Gayle
From: St. Louis,Missouri, USA
Date of visit: 21st September 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Loved the winding, narrow streets and everyone sitting outside eating at night. Wonderful atmosphere and always felt safe walking around at night.
Suggestions:Get tickets early for Alhambra. They sell out fast.


Name: Gary
From: Sydney Australia
Date of visit: 29th August 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Naima has limited english but we managed to get everything sorted. Wonderful to have a small selection of household items such as clothes detergent and such. Also received great service from Sarah at Granadainfo when I needed assistance to connect with Naima.
Complaints about accomodation:Just a note to say that if you have any mobility issues you may have difficulty getting to the house and moving around within. Cases have to be carried as the surface is not suitable for wheels. House is on three main levels and the must use rooftop patio is a real climb to negotiate, but worth the effort
Good bars and restaurants:Oh Granada and its free tapas with an alcoholic drink. Don't drink? Try cerveza sin. Non alcoholic beer. A great alternative. Some places are better than others and the seafood places are not happening on a Monday. I participated in two of the extended tours run by the Alhambra organisation one looking at the aspect of how water was manipulated the other on the architectural aspects of the site through the ages. Both very well run and the guides were excellent.The night viewings are also recommended.
Suggestions:The Cathedral is worth a visit and there are many other interesting buildings to see. Just wondering through the maze of streets with no care is also surprisingly relaxing.


Name: Helen
From: Australia
Date of visit: 22nd August 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation: Nadia was wonderful! A most gracious and helpful hostess. The apartment was well equipped and the extra cooking supplies appreciated. Wifi a big bonus. The view from three of the levels truly outstanding.
Complaints about accomodation:Noise from the park above apartment intrusive in the wee hours


Name: Ronnie
From: Cape Town South Africa
Date of visit: 1st July 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:As mentioned above, the accommodation was lovely, and my friend and I both thought that Granada was the highlight of our trip to Spain. It is a charming town, surrounded by mountains, and the Alhambra and its gardens lived up to our expectations absolutely.
Complaints about accomodation:We were very happy with the accommodation. It is a lovely apartment, and even though I had seen the photographs on the internet, it still came as a surprise when I went onto the patio to find such a perfect unbroken view of the Alhambra. The apartment is tastefully decorated and centrally located. We were happy and I certainly recommend it.
Good bars and restaurants:Apart from the Alhambra, Granada itself is lovely and we enjoyed just walking in the streets and upriver. There is also a stunning view from the Mirador...similar to the view from the apartment but a bit higher so you also see the mountains in the distance.
Suggestions:We found people friendly and helpful and the directions to the square were easy to follow. We were met on time by Nadia who, despite the language barriers, was very helpful.


Name: Michelle
From: Australia
Date of visit: 6th June 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:We loved the central location. We loved the view and the interesting decor. We liked the reading material. The kitchen was well-equipped (salt, pepper, honey, washing powder etc).
Good bars and restaurants:We recommend the flamenco shows at the Chien Andalou on Calle Darro (no. 7) which was a 5 minute walk and inexpensive (6 euros). The atmosphere of the Albaicin (upper areas especially) was magnificent.
Bad experiences in Granada:We found everyone very honest and helpful.


Name: Lindsay
From: South Australia
Date of visit: 19th April 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:We loved our two week stay in your house. It is beautifully decorated and the provisions, such as soap, shampoo, clothes washing liquid, etc. was excellent.
Complaints about accomodation:The bed was rather hard and the pillow was very thin. An sun umbrella for the roof would be good.The CD player did not work.
Good bars and restaurants:We loved everything about Granada.


Name: Mattias
From: Italia, Venice
Date of visit: 12th February 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima


Name: Cathy Russo/Alberto Pinto
From: Berkeley, California USA
Date of visit: 23rd December 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The house was lovely. Clean and since it was cold, the heaters helped alot. There was some noise from the square above the house.
Good bars and restaurants:Lots of good tapas right around on the plaza nueva! Careful with the cafes,they tend to be more expensive.


Name: Randall
From: Kentucky
Date of visit: 13th November 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:We loved the apartment. It is in a great location and not only was it very comfortable, but the view of the Alhambra make it a magnificent place to stay. We hope to come back some day.
Good bars and restaurants:Of course you should tour the Alhambra. We also hike in the Sierra Nevada which we highly recommend. But just walking through the very historic streets fo Granada is something everyone should do. We also recommend going to the Museum of the Cave Homes.
Bad experiences in Granada:We had a great experience with everyone and everywhere we went in Granada.


Name: Tisha
From: UK
Date of visit: 4th October 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The accommodation was excellent and we really enjoyed Naima's House and would thoroughly recommend it. Nadia was very helpful and welcoming. Fabulous place.


Name: Chris
From: Australia
Date of visit: 27th September 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:We loved Naimas apartment and regretted having to leave after only two nights. Nadia, the lady who met us and showed us to the apartment was an absolute gem. GRACIAS NADIA!
Complaints about accomodation:Very close to perfect. Only the addition of a computer, connected to the internet, would make the place utterly perfect.
Good bars and restaurants:A walk around the Albaicyn district is a must. There are so many places serving good food, it's hard to recommend one in particular.
Bad experiences in Granada:No bad experiences at all. Granada felt relaxed and safe and the people very friendly.
Suggestions:If, like us, you hate crowds of tour bus tourists, consider a night visit to the Alhambra.


Name: William Spooner
From: California, United States
Date of visit: 19th September 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The apartment condition and amenities were outstanding! The Alhambra view is unmatched! Nadia was our contact person and was extemely personable and helpful.
Suggestions:Be sure you're in good shape to climb up the hills to the apartment! Once you get there, it's definitely worth it!!


Name: Geoff
From: Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Date of visit: 6th September 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Very central location with wonderful view of Alhambra from the roof terrace. All home comforts provided.


Name: Phil & Gilly
From: London
Date of visit: 10th August 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The house was very cosy and comfortable, with everything you needed, and a wonderful roof terrace with awesome views of the Alhambra. We also received a very warm welcome from Nadia who met us in Plaza Nueva and took us to the house. Made us feel very welcome and a wonderful start to the trip.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints
Good bars and restaurants:Bodega Castaneda is brilliant! Fantastic food and a great atmosphere.
Suggestions:The walk up to the house is slightly uneven, bring a rucksack rather than a wheeliecase.


Name: Jessica
From: Connecticut EEUU
Date of visit: 7th July 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The apartment exceeded our expectations. We were warmly welcomed by the owner and we found it to be comfortable (loved that air conditioning!) and a great location. I would not only highly recommend this apartment, we hope to stay there every time we come to Granada in the future.
Complaints about accomodation:It was wonderful! No complaints.


Name: H. van Rhijn
From: Netherlands
Date of visit: 5th June 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: naima
Good things about accomodation:great views, well equipped, well stocked kitchen; nice city to walk around


Name: Gerry Wood
From: England
Date of visit: 8th March 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Staying in the Albaicin and the view of the Alhambra from the terrace is what it's all about and it more than lived up to expecations.
Complaints about accomodation:Everything was fine in the apartment. We would have found it helpful to have some information about nearby food shops.
Good bars and restaurants:The Puerta del Carmen in Plaza del Carmen was excellent. A bit pricey but worth it for the quality of the food, the wine list and the atmosphere.
Bad experiences in Granada:No bad experiences, just disappointingly cool weather.
Suggestions:We couldn't find a corkscrew so we hope you found the one we left in the draw!
Granadainfo comments:We can see where the nearest shops are on this web page http://granadainfo.com/naima/essentialsp.htm


Name: nikki
From: London
Date of visit: 5th February 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Complaints about accomodation:We sayed in the house 5 years ago and loved it so we came back again. There was no corkscrew so that was a bit annoying and only one wine glasss. I would recomend it to anyone as the perfect place to stay and not too expensive.
Bad experiences in Granada:No nothing but lovely people


Name: Frank
From: New Mexico, USA
Date of visit: 9th January 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Everything was wonderful at Naima's house. The furnishings and provisions took care of all our needs.
Complaints about accomodation:There should have been some way of contacting Naima from the apartment. There was no phone and we don't have a mobile phone. So the only way we could have reached them was to walk to the Plaza Nueva and use a pay phone.
Good bars and restaurants:We liked the friendliness and food at the Antigua Bodega Castaneda. And wonderful seafood at Restaurant Cunini.


Name: Diana Geldenhuys
From: South Africa
Date of visit: 28th July 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:We enjoyed the personal attention Naima gave us when we arrived. She walked us to the house, gave us a map and oriented us, and also took time in explaining how the logistics worked. She also gave excellent advice on restaurants and transport.
Good bars and restaurants:The Botanica restaurant's food and service was good, and we enjoyed having a light meal in the hotel in Alhambra. Also, the Anatolya restaurant was quite good.
Granadainfo comments:There is more info about the BotanicoRestaurant here The restaurant in the hotel in the Alhambra is here


Name: Maureen
From: UK
Date of visit: 21st May 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Loved the attention to detail in the house, everything we needed was there. Views were fantastic.
Good bars and restaurants:La Higuera bar and restaurant in Plaza Fatima was a great night out. The Kebab and Schwarma places around Calle Elvira are delicious. The Banuela (arab baths) were amazing, heavenly.
Suggestions:Make sure you wear flat sandals in Granada!


Name: dick and gail
From: louisville, kentucky, usa
Date of visit: 24th February 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: apartment
Good things about accomodation:we visit the alhambra in the sun and rain. it never disappoints. cicerone provides an informed, amiable tour.
Complaints about accomodation:no complaints. it is a well-equipped apartment - everything you need for cooking and making coffee in the morning, and a wonderful small terrace with a splendid view; convenient location. the tiny shower, which required some agility, had plenty of hot water. the rain kept us from opening the windows and we wished there had been more sun so we could take full advantage of the place.
Good bars and restaurants:we liked cafe lisboa for coffee and pastries in the morning, the parador restaurant served a fine lunch; we enjoyed chikito for sunday dinner; restaurante campanario off bib rambla, and antiqua bodega castaneda both had good food and good service.


Name: orgelmann
From: germany
Date of visit: 2nd October 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:Naimas house ist wirklich ein ganz besonderer PlatzLob und noch einmal ein herzliches Danke an die Eihgentümer Naima und Arturo. In unglaublich netter und ungewöhnlich hilfsbereiter Art und Weise haben sie uns zur Seite gestanden, als sich herausstellte, daß das Portemonnaie mit allen wichtigen Papieren und der Reisekasse vermutlich schon in Malaga-Flughafen ggestoheln wurde. Die Hilfestellung ging weit über das normale Maß hinaus, zudem bis 2 Uhr nachts!!!!! Wirklich unbeschreiblich!!!!


Name: Jessica
From: London, UK
Date of visit: 11th August 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was lovely. It was a perfect base in Granada and we spent hours admiring the view. The airconditioning was very useful.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints at all
Good bars and restaurants:The Alhambra at night was well worth a visit. We also enjoyed our time in the Hammam Banos Arabes, and on the last day we hired a scooter and went up into the Sierra Nevada - we had amazing views, and the air was lovely and cool!
Bad experiences in Granada:Granada seemed bursting full of tourists (we were tourists too, of course) when we were there in August - so it might be better to go in the autumn or spring.


Name: kenny
From: uk
Date of visit: 26th February 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Naima
Good things about accomodation:the apartment was very well equipped for self catering. It was also clean, nicely decorated and in a good location for access to the arab quarter. it had a fantastic view of the Alhambra from the living room and roof terrace. The lady we dealt with to get keys to the apartment was punctual and very helpful. Highly recommended.
Good bars and restaurants:Arabic baths. Arab quarter in general.
Bad experiences in Granada:No, we had a lovely time in Granada, it is our favourite city in Spain.
Granadainfo comments:click here for Arabic baths info


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