Granada Accommodation Feedback and Opinions

Palacio Apartments
Has been reviewed by 80 people.
The average rating is 9.475 out of 10.
3 people have said it is Satisfactory
15 people have said it is Very good
62 people have said it is Excellent
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Comments of people who have stayed here.

Name: Nancy
From: Canada
Date of visit: 20th May 2015
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Palacio Estudio 2C
Good things about accomodation:I was very happy with the accommodation and the location. And the helpful information provided on how to arrive in Granada by bus from Madrid was very appreciated.
Complaints about accomodation:None! My whole experience from booking to departing was positive.


Name: Massimo
From: Italy
Date of visit: 3rd November 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 5
Good things about accomodation:It's my second time this year in Arena apartments, and my third time with Granadainfo. This says it all! I do really recommend Arena apartments: very nice, confortable, great location, and for any need there is Manuel ready to help. Hope to go bck there soon! And of course also John and Sarah are there to help you.
Complaints about accomodation:No, it's perfect!
Good bars and restaurants:Photowalk! If you like photography and want to discover Granada in a different way, join Felipe for a walk, see here http://felipepassolas.wordpress.com/rutas If there are no walks scheduled during your stay, just get in touch with Felipe, he may arrange one!


Name: Matthew
From: Washington, DC, USA
Date of visit: 6th May 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The location, cleanliness, and feel of the apartment were perfect. This was our second year staying at Aren Apartments and we plan to keep coming back.
Complaints about accomodation:No -- I love these apartments!
Good bars and restaurants:We enjoyed las Ermitas.


Name: Massimo
From: Italy
Date of visit: 15th April 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 3
Good things about accomodation:Bib-Rambla is great, it's the heart of the town. The position of Arena apartments is great!
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints, it's a perfect accommodation, very comfortable, clean and has all necessary equipment. I do recommend it.
Good bars and restaurants:I recommend for dinner this place: Epiceria La Oliva, Rosario 9. It's a very small place, only ten seats, so you need to book well in advance. It's a great (food) experience. Consider that it will take 3 hours!


Name: Patrizia
From: Italy
Date of visit: 7th April 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 5
Good things about accomodation:central position, very clean and with all services in the room and place bib rambla is beautiful!!


Name: Matthew
From: USA
Date of visit: 3rd April 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 2
Good things about accomodation:Spacious, bright, couldn't ask for a better location. Nicely decorated, a great place to stay.
Complaints about accomodation:Towel racks would be useful.


Name: Arno
From: Madrid
Date of visit: 7th December 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:We really liked our accommodation. It was very clean, spacious, well equipped and well located in the heart of the city (without any noises) The appartment was very easy to find throught internet and in addition, the reception was very friendly. Very convenient for a family. We recommend this appartment.
Complaints about accomodation:We haven't any complaints.


Name: Belinda
From: New Zealand
Date of visit: 6th November 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The apartment is beautifully light and airy, facing onto the lovely Plaza Bib Rambla. It is in a great location with some excellent places to eat and drink nearby and easy walking distance to the Albaicin and the Alhambra. We loved it.
Complaints about accomodation:It would be good to be able to pay by credit card rather than by cash. Also, although I had been told in advance that I needed to pay the full cost of the accomodation in cash on arrival, I don't think I had been told that I also had to pay a bond of 100 Euros. It would have been a bit annoying to have to go and extract another wad of cash, although Jose was in fact very accomodating about this. Maybe I missed something in the information provided?
Good bars and restaurants:We thought the Ermita restaurant (close to the cathedral) was excellent - great food and very friendly helpful waiters.


Name: Suzanne
From: USA
Date of visit: 11th May 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 4


Name: Claire
From: Chicago, Illinois
Date of visit: 21st March 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Superb location in the center of the old city. Easy to find and the owners were very friendly and helpful.
Good bars and restaurants:Alhambra is a must as well as the cathedral and royal chapel. Tapas on Navas street and churros and chocolate right on Bib Rambla.
Bad experiences in Granada:Loved Granada. It's a beautiful classy city.


Name: Ben Addou Idrissi Kamal
From: Morocco
Date of visit: 26th December 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 4
Good things about accomodation:the situation,and Anna maria was very kind
Complaints about accomodation:the bed of parents was not good at all


Name: William Issel
From: Berkeley, CA, USA
Date of visit: 21st December 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Our hosts provided us with excellent, and friendly, service and proved willing to offer on the spot advice about a variety of matters.
Complaints about accomodation:We thoroughly enjoyed our apartment, with a view from the living room out over the Plaza Bib Rambla, an excellent Cafe literally next door, and easy walking distance to many of the wonderful attractions of Central Granada.
Good bars and restaurants:We recommend Cunino, around the corner for seafood, Chikito a ten minute walk for traditional local fare. Visit the Monastery of the Carthusians, a short bus ride away, for a stunning example of religious architecture from early modern Christian Spain.


Name: RM
From: Ireland
Date of visit: 27th October 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Excellent location, very good value. Spacious and comfortable. Friendly and unobtrusive owner, with good English. Would use again anytime.


Name: KRISTINE AND ABDEL
From: ZIONSVILLE, INDIANA. USA
Date of visit: 7th June 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The owners are very nice and helpful. The location of the apartment is great and the views from the windows are wonderful. We walked to Alhambra, Mirador, restaurants,shops,bakeries,banks...you don't need a car to visit the city.
Complaints about accomodation:A minor improvement could be a better TV (only because I am a fan of World Cup Soccer)
Suggestions:We really enjoyed Granada, and the apartment really added to making it more unique.


Name: Monique
From: Holland
Date of visit: 3rd June 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Arena 4
Good things about accomodation:The pictures on the website don't do Arena 4 and 5 justice! The apts are in a sort of old mansion on the plaza Bib Rambla, high ceilings, mouldings, beautiful tiles on the floor, very clean, everything you need is present, very kind people and a fabulous vieuw (the plaza and you can see the snowy mountains). It was very good.
Complaints about accomodation:I would change the beds and sofa bed for a better quality ones Airco, but this is not easy to arrange.
Good bars and restaurants:Paprika, at the end of the street where all the Arab restaurants are, just before the Puerta. And all the Arab restaurants.


Name: Mary
From: USA
Date of visit: 19th May 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:very clean,our apartment directly facing the bio rambla plaza..beautiful view of the plaza and sierra nevada mountains,jose was very helpful..excellent location to historic sites
Complaints about accomodation:none-excellent place should be in rick steves
Good bars and restaurants:many restaurants offered a fixed price menu which included a desert..10to 11 euro which was very affordable


Name: Ulf
From: Suecía
Date of visit: 22nd April 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Complaints about accomodation:No, we realy like this apartment! And it´s fantastic that you have installeted an elevator!
Bad experiences in Granada:It´s the cost of parking a car, we paid 97 euros for 4 days parking.
Granadainfo comments:The parking we recommend in the arrival instructions with map explaining exactly how to get there would have cost you 36 euros for up to 6 nights. You can lead a horse to water.........


Name: Doug
From: Nottingham, England
Date of visit: 13th April 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Granada is interesting, beautiful and full of life. Take advantage of the tapas provided with your drinks as you’ll get an opportunity to try all sorts of Spanish dishes.
Complaints about accomodation:Accommodation was great, very central and the owners were friendly. A fantastic view of the square, comfortable rooms and plenty of space.
Good bars and restaurants:Great breakfast very close to the apartment. Come out the door and turn right, turn right at the corner and then cross the small street. You’ll see a small bar with tables outside on your right hand side (can’t remember the name). Very Spanish and very friendly. Great coffee, pure orange juice and the pan con tomate is superb.
Suggestions:The apartment is easy to get to on busses 3 and 33 from either the rail or coach station.


Name: Jasmine
From: Australia
Date of visit: 24th February 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 3
Good things about accomodation:We felt immediately at home in the apartment - it was a great place to come back to after exploring. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful and the location is terrific - restaurants, bakeries and lanes to wander.
Complaints about accomodation:About the only suggestion would be a larger table


Name: Lynn
From: UK
Date of visit: 31st January 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 2
Good things about accomodation:The studio was great. Really central, small but very cosy. It had underfloor heating which was great in cold February. I would definitely recommend it.


Name: Sandra
From: Boston, MA USA
Date of visit: 27th December 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Complaints about accomodation:The apartment was lovely, clean, comfortable and the location, in Plaza Bib-Rambla, was excellent. We enjoyed our balcony view of the plaza with the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background. Our only suggestion is to add an indoor drying rack for clothes (it rained most days and we could not hang them outside to dry).
Good bars and restaurants:We decided to walk around Sacromonte in the daytime before deciding to go back for flamenco in the evening. This was very helpful. Getting to know the Albaicin required several visits.
Bad experiences in Granada:We had no bad experiences. We did not find the tourist information office or kiosks as helpful as we did in other cities in Andalucia.
Granadainfo comments:There is a laundry room for the use of the guests with electric driers. For the ecologically minded there places to dry your clothes on the line in the sun.


Name: Jennifer
From: Prague
Date of visit: 25th December 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 3
Good things about accomodation:The location is perfect! Every interesting thing to see is within walking distance. The family that owns the apartments is helpful.


Name: Martha
From: Sweden
Date of visit: 25th November 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was comfortable, well equipped and tasteful. It's location is excellent, central but peaceful.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints at all. One improvement would be some news channels in English on the TV
Good bars and restaurants:There are lots of good restaurants in the neighbourhood. Restaurant Sevilla, close to the cathedral is one example. The Arabic baths was a pleasant experience.


Name: Evangeline
From: Huntington Beach, CA
Date of visit: 21st October 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 5
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was very spacious and clean. The location is great and the apartment owners who live in the complex are very helpful and very nice! Thank You.
Good bars and restaurants:granadainfo.com is excellent to deal with. Thank you for all your help Sarah.


Name: marjorie
From: england
Date of visit: 20th September 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Arena 2
Good things about accomodation:the location of the apartment is superb. everthing in granada is within walking distance carthusian monestery and chapel royal particuarly interesting
Complaints about accomodation:need a kettle the bed was very creaky!
Suggestions:air port bus cheap and reliable take a phrase book and learn a bit of basic spanish as few people speak english wouldnt really bother with open top tour bus unless your pushed for time get a free map and explore on foot


Name: erik
From: Stockholm
Date of visit: 14th August 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Arena 5
Complaints about accomodation:The location was excellent! And Rafa, who received us was very helpful. It would have been nice with a television in the appartment.
Good bars and restaurants:I would recommnend visiting Alhambra at night, it was unforgettable. Also spending time in the Albaycin.


Name: Chafik
From: Boston USA
Date of visit: 29th July 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The appartment was very clean, nicely located, and Anna Maria was extremely helpful. It goes without saying that visiting Alhambra is a must.
Complaints about accomodation:No, no complaints, everything went very smoothly. It was very hot in Granada, and although not absolutely necessary, A/C would have been very nice.
Bad experiences in Granada:No, no problems at all, the web pages that were linked to in the confirmation e-mail had plenty of very useful information, including the parking directions and rates.


Name: Mariam
From: Australia
Date of visit: 14th July 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 4
Good things about accomodation:Well maintained apartment, neat and pleasant thank you. Friendly host who met us and explained everything on arrival. We really appreciated the flexibility of being able to check out a little later in the day - thank you as that makes a big difference when travelling to different places.
Good bars and restaurants:I cannot quite recall the name, but I think it was Arrayanes in the Albyzine area (if entering the Albyzine area through the main street, this restaurant is a turn to the left just before a church. They serve halaal food and good value for money. Tasty food, inexpensive and friendly staff.
Suggestions:There is a shuttle that runs from the airport to the centre of Granada. Costs 3 euros per person one way. The shuttle returning to the airport generally runs in the morning and on the hour from 2pm to about 8pm - best to check the actual timetable at the respective stops.
Granadainfo comments:The Arrayanes webpage is here http://www.granadainfo.com/arrayanes/index.htm


Name: Robyn
From: Sydney Australia
Date of visit: 13th July 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Lovely position in the plaza- close to restaurants, shopping,transport and sight seeing. Beautiful apartment with all the facilities you would need. Quiet at night even though we looked out onto the plaza. Shopping was great! Great website on internet (granadainfo.com) when we booked on line - was really helpful when we arrived.
Suggestions:Bus system made it very easy to get around and the Alhambra Bus was easy and regular. The Alhambra is a must -absolutely breath taking! We traveled from Granada to Madrid by coach - great trip and very comfortable.


Name: Amol
From: London
Date of visit: 19th June 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The shopping streets around the main cathedral in the morning and the Via de Colon at night are some of the best places to hang around.
Suggestions:Being vegetarian is quite difficult in the city. Best to take an apartment and cook yourself or to pick a good pizza place which you can keep going back to.
Granadainfo comments:There is a good vegetarian place about 200 metres from this apartment here.


Name: Sophia
From: UK
Date of visit: 19th June 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 3
Good things about accomodation:You were so helpful and friendly, we got many good tips on where to go. The apartment was a delight, clean and beautiful in a prime location.
Complaints about accomodation:I have no complaints at all. Everything was wonderful.
Bad experiences in Granada:No bad experiences, always felt safe, and never taken advantage of.


Name: Jamu
From: Vancouver, Canada
Date of visit: 5th June 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 2
Good things about accomodation:Being right in the square was really great. Being able to step out and have cafés, restaurants and shops right at our doorstep was fun.
Complaints about accomodation:Nope, everything was great! One minor suggestion is that it would be nice to have a kettle. There was a coffee maker, but it wasn't really suitable for making a cup of tea.
Suggestions:The owners of the building were very friendly and we felt welcome. Thanks a lot!


Name: Jamal
From: Riyadh
Date of visit: 29th May 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The appartment location is ideal for tourists.It is near to everything
Complaints about accomodation:I did not know beforehand that I have to pay cash on arrival.
Good bars and restaurants:I am strict on food I eat only Halal ,vegitarian or seafood.I did not see vegitarian resturants
Suggestions:We are experts on Granada, even if we don't know the answer we will find out. There are some halal restaurants within 600 metres of the apartment. for example Restaurante Arrayanes A big advantage of booking using granadainfo is our local knowledge. If you need something you must ask!


Name: Courtney
From: Connecticut, USA
Date of visit: 23rd May 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:See above. we loved the apartment and would definitely rent it again on our next stay in granada.
Complaints about accomodation:There are no improvments that could have been made. The owners were extremely helpful to us and offered us any assistance that they could. They offerred to hold our luggage even after checkout as a courtesy since someone had recently booked for the following day.
Good bars and restaurants:Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib Rambla is full of restaurants and bars. any that you pick you will be happy with. Make sure you make a trip to the Mirador de San Nicolas for sunset, the view will amaze you. Bring some food and drinks and have a wonderful evening.
Suggestions:Make sure you book your alhambra tickets in advance and do not miss your entrance time to the nasrid palaces they will not budge on the entrance time.


Name: stefania
From: italy
Date of visit: 22nd May 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Arena 2
Good things about accomodation:the apartment was very nice, clean and bright, quite silent and safe. the position in the city map was perfect, in the central plaza bib-rambla, easy to reach and well connected.
Good bars and restaurants:most of the restaurants and tapas bar are good and quite cheap. strongly recommended: Los diamantes, calle navas. Sacromonte, Alhambra and Albayzin: beautiful!!


Name: Eric
From: San Diego, California
Date of visit: 28th April 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: 3
Good things about accomodation:The Arena Apartment is a good location for visiting people. It is right there in the city square. Very convinient to everything you need. A nice place to stay in Granada.
Complaints about accomodation:I have no complaints in our stay. Jose was so nice and very helpful. He speaks English and that helps.
Good bars and restaurants:Restaurants, bars and other activities are right there in the square. You should try the Churros. And don't forget the Gelatos either.
Bad experiences in Granada:My stay in Granada is a pleasant one. We were treated fair and we didn't have any problem. I consider Granada to be a safe place compared to other places we had been in Europe.
Suggestions:I suggest to wear walking/hiking shoes if you're visiting Granada. Especially if you're going to Albaicin by foot to see a Flamenco show. Lots of hiking uphill.


Name: Alex
From: Australia
Date of visit: 19th October 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 3
Good things about accomodation:The flat was excellent, clean, tidy and well presented, exceptional location for exploring the centre of Granada. Divine atmosphere-lovely place to come home to after exploring...


Name: timothy
From: netherlands
Date of visit: 7th October 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Really enjoyed Granada, the location of the apartment made the stay very enjoyable. Sitting in the window looking out onto the Bib Rambla with a glass of wine was a delight!
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints, but a couple of suggestions. Improve the kitchen equipment (bowls, utensils, wine glasses, knives).


Name: Roy
From: Spain
Date of visit: 3rd October 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:The location was brilliant, the Apartment spotless and the "host", Jose really helpful, polite and amienable beyond his duties.We have already recommended it to our friends and they are going next year. A lovely touch was milk coffee etc provided in the Apartment.
Good bars and restaurants:The bar downstaurs next door, very friendly, food excellante lots of choice, atmosphere great.
Suggestions:This is a great place to stay to use as a base to visit nearby areas or just to stay in Granada, lovely place, lots to see and do.


Name: Vanessa
From: Australia
Date of visit: 27th September 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:We loved the position of the apartment. We could easily walk to the Alhambra.
Complaints about accomodation:We couldn't get the oven to work but otherwise the accommodation was excellent. No improvements necessary.
Suggestions:Maybe a visitors book in the apartment. As well as a folder with some suggested restaurants to eat at and supermarkets near by etc.


Name: Sabrina
From: Australia
Date of visit: 24th September 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Good things about accomodation:Very bright airy spacious apartment with balconies. Well located. Wonderful,friendly host owners. Highly recommended.
Good bars and restaurants:Great Tapas bars nearby. Close to shopping and restaurants.Walk to most places. Markets nearby handy for fresh fruit,ham,cheeses etc.


Name: Denise Todd
From: United States
Date of visit: 12th April 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: 2 bed apt
Good things about accomodation:It was quite chilly for the time of year and the under floor heat was great.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints, the owners lived there too and were ultra friendly and helpful, it was very safe.
Suggestions:If you hire a car get a small one, the parking places/garages are all really small. Book the Alhambra ahead on line, it's a must


Name: marialena
From: GREECE, ATHENS
Date of visit: 30th November 1999
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Arena 1
Complaints about accomodation:I did not know that I had to pay on arrival.


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