Granada Accommodation Feedback and Opinions

Casa Federico Hotel
Has been reviewed by 36 people.
The average rating is 8.5 out of 10.
5 people have said it is Satisfactory
17 people have said it is Very good
14 people have said it is Excellent
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Comments of people who have stayed here.

Name: Roderich
From: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Date of visit: 2nd September 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab12 BASICA INTERIOR € (ducha/shower)
Good things about accomodation:Personnel at the hotel were very courteous and helpful!
Good bars and restaurants:Quite ok around the cathedral. Liked the street musicians performing.
Bad experiences in Granada:Finding a Tourist Information office while trying to wind our way by car through an unknown town. The actual hotel address should be included in the booking information, also, recommended parking locations would be helpful.
Granadainfo comments:We put the link to the arrival instructions in the confirmation email in a big box surrounded by asterisks. Even then not everyone sees it. We include exact instructions to the nearest car park with printable maps etc. Driving around Granada is a slow painful process which should be avoided if possible. Just get to your accommodation as soon as possible and then walk. The tourist info office in Granada hardly has any information.


Name: Vrinda
From: India
Date of visit: 24th August 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab11 BASICA EXTERIOR €€ (ducha/shower)
Good things about accomodation:Beautiful hotel! Very neat and well-kept. Great value for money.
Complaints about accomodation:The approach road to the hotel was very dingy. I was a little nervous about walking back to the hotel alone our first night. But it was alright after that.
Granadainfo comments:When you say dingy you probably mean that there is grafitti which gives the street a more run down appearance. This is a terrible problem in Granada no matter how fast it is painted over it comes back.


Name: Aisha
From: UK
Date of visit: 3rd July 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab7 BASICA EXTERIOR €€ (ducha/shower)
Good things about accomodation:good location when you get your bearings, all bus rides cost 1.20euros, recommend going to the albayzin.
Suggestions:a fridge in the room would be much appreciated to keep drinks cool.


Name: Jane
From: London, England
Date of visit: 16th June 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab14 SUPERIOR €€€€ (exterior - bañera/bath)
Good things about accomodation:Transport was good with bus stops clearly marked as to which buses stopped, especially the Alhambra bus. And, of course, it was easy to walk most places. However catching bus to train station on leaving, it was difficult to know when we had arrived at the right stop to get off (thank goodness for the lady who had a suitcase, prompting me to ask if we were there).
Complaints about accomodation:Lovely room but it was form over function as virtually no storage space other than a few hangers above the only shelf that held kettle, etc. Casa Federico has been beautifully and imaginatively renovated and staff were pleasant and helpful, but it was pretty impossible to unpack much.


Name: Geetha
From: London
Date of visit: 9th June 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab1 DOBLE €€€ (exterior - bañera/bath)
Good things about accomodation:Casa Federico is an excellent hotel and great value for money. The rooms are well decorated and are a pleasure to stay in.


Name: Iain Rutherford
From: Durham,England
Date of visit: 19th April 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: 15
Good things about accomodation:The refurbishment of the old building is tastefully done and successfully recreates the atmosphere of a Moorish interior. This of course explains those two drawbacks mentioned above.The hotel is perfectly located in a quiet street close to the city centre with a wide range of eating and shopping outlets to hand.Hotel has a good continental breakfast.
Complaints about accomodation:The lighting level in the bedroom was very low, making reading difficult. There was insufficient storage space for clothing etc. which could be a problem over a long stay.
Good bars and restaurants:El Alhambra!! and it is worth paying the higher prices to lunch on the terrace of the Pousada St. Francisco - quality food and so peaceful. In the city it is well worth seeking out Pie de Torre and forcing your way through the crush of the small tapas bar to dine in the restaurant in the rear. The boss is charming and the food a few notches up on the standard fare of the city.


Name: Susanne
From: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 17th April 2011
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Hab4 BASICA INTERIOR € (ducha/shower)
Complaints about accomodation:The location and service are fine, but there are some minor things can be improved: The air conditioning also not really comfortable when we sleep, too hot with the blanket but too cold without it... light is dull in the room.
Good bars and restaurants:If you go up to the Mirador de San Nicolas, there is a nice view of La Alhambra at the Juan Ranos Bar & Restaurant. I tasted the most wonderful Tiramisu there!
Suggestions:You must book the ticket to La Alhambra online in advance as early as possible.


Name: Mollie
From: Arizona
Date of visit: 5th August 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab4 BASICA € (interior - ducha/shower)
Good things about accomodation:If you like staying someplace different, a little quirky, someplace with some character and not simply a cookie cutter chain hotel, Casa Federico is a great place. The hotel is lovingly decorated and the room was very comfortable. The staff was lovely and very helpful with all my questions about how to get places on foot and what beach to go to for a day trip.
Complaints about accomodation:The seal on the shower in my room needed fixing, I swamped the bathroom every time (self cleaning bathroom?!) The mess of wires in and around the TV could be cleaned up but that's merely aesthetic. I liked the single 5' long body pillow but that's not very useful if there are two people, I would provide additional pillows.
Good bars and restaurants:Definitely go to Restaurant Oliver, just around the corner, really good seafood.
Bad experiences in Granada:None whatsoever other than the fact that I could never seem to find the panaderia/pasteleria around the corner with the yummy looking desserts open when I wanted it to be!


Name: Chris
From: Cambridge UK
Date of visit: 8th July 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab9 DOBLE €€ (exterior - bañera/bath)
Good things about accomodation:near to the centre was good and the rustic atmosphere plus the cleaning of the room
Complaints about accomodation:the room was a bit small and it would be nice to have a fridge


Name: Eleanor
From: UK
Date of visit: 17th May 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab3 BASICA € (exterior - ducha/shower)
Good things about accomodation:The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful
Good bars and restaurants:We have to follow a gluten-free diet and my mother cannot eat tomatoes.We found "el piano" absolutely invaluable. They even sent tomato-free dishes to the cafe they supply and recommended us to go to it for lunch.
Granadainfo comments:Click here for more info on El Piano


Name: James Allan
From: London
Date of visit: 26th October 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab9 - doble - ext - bañera - 101.70€pn
Good things about accomodation:Very central. Very helpful and friendly staff.
Complaints about accomodation:Storage space ( for clothing) could be improved.
Bad experiences in Granada:No. (Pity about the grafitti.)
Suggestions:A super short break from London and the south east. We will return!


Name: graham
From: England
Date of visit: 10th October 2009
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Hab12 - doble - int - ducha - 90.95€pn
Good things about accomodation:staff at casa federico very helpful
Complaints about accomodation:the stairway is very noisy at night when other guests come in. not sure how this could be improved as probably as a result of construction.


Name: francisco
From: Dallas Texas
Date of visit: 15th September 2009
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Hab9 - doble - ext - bañera - 101.70€pn
Good things about accomodation:We had to leave early due to a death in the family but walking down from the popular square across from Alhambra through the Albacin in the damp weather was fabulous.
Complaints about accomodation:The room was small and the floor needs refinishing. The staff was helpful and we liked the theme of room numbering based on writing from Garcia Lorca.


Name: Moira
From: Escocia - Scotland
Date of visit: 22nd August 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab7 - individs - ext - ducha - 90.95€pn
Good things about accomodation:Great location, friendly staff and room ideal. Would recommend Casa Federico to friends planning to visit Granada.


Name: Liz
From: Spain
Date of visit: 10th July 2009
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Hab1 doble - ext - bañera - 101.70 €pn
Complaints about accomodation:Lovely hotel, very friendly helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Loved Granada itself, very vibrant, fun and laid back, the people are very friendly
Good bars and restaurants:Sitting in the Bar/restaurant El Buerto de Juan Ramas with a glass of sangria overlooking the majestic Alhambra was just amazing, made my whole trip. the Navas area was fabulous for tapas and for people watching!
Bad experiences in Granada:Watch out for the gypsies, they try to push a piece of rosemary into your hand and then give you a palm reading (all the same!!) and then try and charge you 5euro, don't take the rosemary!!
Granadainfo comments:The mark Satisfactory is normally only given when there was a problem ????


Name: Claire
From: New York City/ USA
Date of visit: 8th May 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab9 - doble - ext - bañera - 101.70€pn
Suggestions:very charming hotel, great central location...I only wish the hotel sign would be bigger and clear to see as I passed twice in front of the hotel on my arrival day.


Name: Linn Merete
From: Oslo, Norway
Date of visit: 26th April 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab15 - extra doble - ext - bañera - 128.40€pn


Name: Ronald
From: England
Date of visit: 22nd April 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab14 - extra doble - ext - bañera - 117.70€pn
Good things about accomodation:The reception staff were excellent,very helpful and extremely friendly. please pass on our thanks to them.


Name: Gwen
From: US
Date of visit: 28th February 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab10 - individs - ext - ducha - 101.70pn
Good things about accomodation:Casa Federico was charming with the exposed beams and brick. Staff was very friendly.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints. It would be nice to be provided with a soap bar. We had to go buy one to wash our hands.


Name: Denis
From: Shrewsbury, UK
Date of visit: 28th December 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab9 - doble - ext - baera - 101.70pn
Good things about accomodation:Room very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Directions to hotel from car park very clear.


Name: Josh
From: Almeria/Canada
Date of visit: 22nd December 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab6 - doble - ext - ducha - 101.70pn
Good things about accomodation:Saw a great flamenco show close to the hotel in a nice little restaurant, the shopping was wonderful and there is more history to see than can be fit in a couple days.
Good bars and restaurants:Mirador de San Nicolas, Cathedral. Cafe au Lait had a great flamenco show and good food.
Bad experiences in Granada:If you're driving, the streets can be very confusing, had a tough time navigating the downtown core and leaving the town.
Suggestions:View from the terazza was great, unfortunate there are so many cranes in the viewline of the cathedral, mountains and alhambra.


Name: Kim
From: Scotland
Date of visit: 20th October 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab15 - extra doble - ext - baera - 128.40pn
Good things about accomodation:Jose at the hotel was great, so friendly and helpful
Complaints about accomodation:Fridge in the room would have been good (more important in summer too)Not necessarily a minibar just somewhere to keep water etc Also sun loungers/comfy chairs on the roof terrace!
Good bars and restaurants:Puerta del Carmen in plaza Carmen for upmarket tapas, great wines and good atmosphere. Huerta de Juan Ramos in Albaycin for great food and glorious views to Alhambra


Name: Sue Beardon
From: UK
Date of visit: 7th October 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab12 - doble - int - ducha - 90pn
Good things about accomodation:The hotel is beautifully decorated, very artistic and the roof terrace is a delight. We all loved it.


Name: Lewis
From: london
Date of visit: 28th September 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab14 - extra doble - ext - baera - 117.70pn
Good things about accomodation:The room was well designed and the bed very comfortable. The roof terrace was great and the location great. Near to vibrant squares, local cafe's and away from main tourist area
Complaints about accomodation:The room had very litle space for storage and the room felt cramped. In the current exchange rate for Uk pound to Euro, it was very expensive for what te room had to offer
Good bars and restaurants:Cafe/reataurant Oliver's was excellent


Name: stefano
From: Italy
Date of visit: 20th August 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab8 - doble - int - ducha - 90pn
Good things about accomodation:Loved the room! reception was good breakfast was disappointing!
Good bars and restaurants:Castellano\'s was good! best money-quality ratio Olivier was too expensive!
Bad experiences in Granada:luckily very happy wiyh our trip!
Suggestions:Book your visit to the Alhambra well in advance


Name: Daniel
From: Australia
Date of visit: 19th August 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab12 - doble - int - ducha - 90.95pn
Complaints about accomodation:Excellent service from the front desk. We paid a reduced rate on an interior room (i.e. no outside windows). At the standard rate I'd consider our interior room overpriced.
Good bars and restaurants:Tapas in Granada was sensational. Don't miss Bodegas Castaneda! Los Diamantes and Bar Reca on Plaza de la Trinidad. The Bar Oliver next to Cunini south-west of the Cathedral, was popular with good food and value.
Suggestions:Buy Alhambra tickets online (we did not) as apparently you can change your Nazrid Palace entry slot by refreshing the page when it displays your designated time. Get a 2:00pm afternoon ticket and maybe go and do the Generalife first as not sure that you can re-enter the main complex once you've already been in. Get an earlier Nazrid Palace visit (~3:00). Once in you can stay in there for as long as you like. Just sit down and contemplate the place. Don't come out until you are completely saturated with Nazrid. Then spend the rest of your visit watching sunset from the top of the Alcazaba. Muy Bueno.


Name: Claire
From: England
Date of visit: 30th July 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab12 - Hab8
Good things about accomodation:The hotel was perfect, we wanted a small hotel close to everything and that's what we got. It was not 5* luxury but we didn't pay for 5* luxury but what we did pay was more than fair for what we got. Would definitely go back and stay in the same hotel, but just for a few nights.
Good bars and restaurants:the hotel is close to lots of nice restaurants and bars, we never had a bad meal.
Bad experiences in Granada:Parking is a nightmare, I suggest if you find a car park, park there and walk to your hotel from there. Granada is small enough to do that easily.
Granadainfo comments:We have really good parking instructions. Maybe you didn't print them and bring them ????


Name: Martin
From: Glasgow
Date of visit: 5th July 2008
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Hab11 - doble - ext - ducha - 90,95pn
Complaints about accomodation:The hotel was pleasant enough but I thought it was expensive for what it was.
Good bars and restaurants:My favourite tapas bars are Cunini in Pescaderia and la Castañeda off Elvira.
Suggestions:Your directions to the car-park in Severo Ochoa were very clear, but then we found it difficult to find the hotel from there. As we didn't have much luggage we wanted to walk. I had not brought a map with me and it took a long time to find.
Granadainfo comments:

Thank you for your suggestion we have now made a walking map and included it with the arrival instructions. Click here to see it The car park is about 650 metres walking from the hotel so for people with not much luggage it would be easier to walk.

Here is a link to the Castañeda bar mentioned in the comments.



Name: Lee
From: London
Date of visit: 1st July 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Hab10 - individs - ext - ducha - 101.70�pn
Good things about accomodation:Great rooms and helpful staff.


Name: Angela
From: Spain
Date of visit: 27th June 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Hab6 - doble - ext - ducha - 101.70pn
Good things about accomodation:nice city, also nice shopping. Nice and friendly people esp. in restaurants etc.
Complaints about accomodation:room was on the small side. no real place to put luggage
Suggestions:We would have like to hire a bike but we didn't know where.
Granadainfo comments:There is a bike rental place about 400 metres from the Hotel. Just click on the cycle icon on this map


Name: Paul
From: UK
Date of visit: 30th November 1999
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: room 11
Good things about accomodation:We booked two rooms and were delighted with the quality of the accomodation, the helpfulness of the staff and its location - 1 minute walk to the cathedral and city centre activity
Complaints about accomodation:Room 11 I found the shower a bit small! Kept knocking my back on the tap mixer
Suggestions:Remember the night life doesnt kick off until 9/10pm


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