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Cervantes Apartment
Has been reviewed by 75 people.
The average rating is 9.3334 out of 10.
2 people have said it is Satisfactory
21 people have said it is Very good
52 people have said it is Excellent
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Comments of people who have stayed here.

Name: Jon
From: Camberwell, London, UK
Date of visit: 22nd August 2015
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Great location and views, good character, clean, secure, and could get a decent through breeze on hot days.
Complaints about accomodation:Fridge wasn't cold enough.
Good bars and restaurants:Al-hambra obviously and general architecture. Hammam baths were fabulous, Sacromante cave museum was better than we expected. Didn't have a bad meal, but little wine bar tucked behind the hotel at the top of Calle Colcha was great. Kids loved the tourist stalls on Calderaria Nueva and round the side of the Cathedral.


Name: Hugh (cuna)
From: Eastbourne, England
Date of visit: 29th April 2015
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Wonderful location on the Plaza de Tristes


Name: Carolyn
From: Virginia, USA
Date of visit: 6th October 2014
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:the location was perfect
Complaints about accomodation:Directions for the washer
Good bars and restaurants:Al Hambra, of course


Name: Thomas
From: Newcastle upon Tyne UK
Date of visit: 15th April 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Great location and good facilities and nice size and comfortable beds
Complaints about accomodation:The fridge was so over iced it did not work. But we loved the apartment and it's location.
Good bars and restaurants:Bar diamontes in plaza nueva and calle navas


Name: Wladimir
From: Paris
Date of visit: 18th February 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Very beautiful old house, in an ideal place. The appartment is very useful, quite and fitted out tastefully.


Name: Berelowitch
From: Paris
Date of visit: 19th October 2013
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: apartment
Good things about accomodation:The view on, and even more, the visit of the Alhambra was a real enchantment. Paseo de los Tristes 63 is a fine old house, in total harmony with the Albaicin. I hope to stay longer in that same apartment in the future if and when.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints as such. This is a splendid house and we (my sons and I) enjoyed it very much. Let us say : shortcomings. We never could activate the wi-fi and neither did we succeed to operate the washing machine.
Good bars and restaurants:Taberna del Beso, Cuesta de las Arremangadas, 6 : very good food and wine ("Beso"), excellent service, hospitable and warm atmosphere.


Name: Keith
From: USA
Date of visit: 10th September 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Magnificent views. spacious comfortable apartment. Beautifully appointed.


Name: Scott
From: USA
Date of visit: 4th May 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Of course a visit to Grenada must include a stroll through the Sacromonte gypsy quarter BUT sadly these days I think much better/ high quality/ authentic flamenco ( flamenco puro ) can be seen for a lot less at Casa del Artes Flamenco located about a block from Plaza Nuevo. It is a small setting , simple decor---but great flamenco performed by excellent local and visiting artists -- and at 18 euros it is very reasonable ( no drinks or food ) -- 1 hr with no intermission of great artistry!
Complaints about accomodation:The folks who manage Cerventes and at least one other place I have rented through them are great/professional/responsive . I will definitely rent through them again... I chose Cervantes this time because I wanted 1) a larger place-- Cervantes an easily sleep 6 and possibly eight but two beds are small and more suitable for a child or young adult 2) a view of the Alhambra-- especially dramatic at night from living room and one bedroom and 3) a place close/easily walkable to BOTH the tiny streets and views of the Albaicin AND Plaza Nueva which is especially animated after 10PM...The only minor "issue" and it was not real significant is I believe one of the near by cafes keeps cases of beverages, etc. in the building and they enter the building throughout the day and early evening and they slam the entry door loudly. Not great during your siesta! Still all in all Cervantes was a great place and I would return ...


Name: Norman
From: Scotland UK PA65 6AY
Date of visit: 24th December 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Amazing position for the apartment. Bar in the square very handy for day time use. Wonderful panorama of the Alhambra from the living room and one of the bedrooms. Beautiful old building in a fascinating area. Dramatic setting which looks over to the illuminated Alhambra walls and towers at night.
Complaints about accomodation:The hot water takes a long time to arrive at the sinks ans showers. But fine when you understand that you have time to make a cup of tea whilst you are waiting for the shower to warm up. Otherwise loved out stay . Conchi was very helpful and informative on arrival. Thanks.
Good bars and restaurants:Too many good bars and restaurants to list. Almost all were generous with their measures and complimentary tapas. Flamenco session was a treat. Science Park well worth a visit for all ages. The Alhambra was the jewel in the crown. Well worth organising your tickets in advance!
Bad experiences in Granada:No bad experiences. However the Tourist bus was a let down for the cost.
Suggestions:It is a bit of a hike from the nearest taxi drop off point to the apartment if trundling luggage. Otherwise a lovely walk.


Name: Matt
From: Concord, MA
Date of visit: 6th December 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The location is fantastic - right below the Alhambra on the Paseo de los Tristes walking street. The building is traditional, built around a courtyard with columns. The apartment has high wood ceilings. We appreciated the good heating and double windows in the winter. There's also a decent kitchen, though we didn't use it during our short our two-night stay.
Complaints about accomodation:The interior of the apartment is spartan. There are a few ineresting prints on the wall in the living/dining area, but the interior was otherwise bare.
Good bars and restaurants:The Ruta del Azafran restaurant (just over a block away) rises above the typical tourist food with some creative choices. It's a bit more expensive than some, but worth it. We also loved the Marivi Cafe-Bar in the Albayzin, where we had breakfast on Saturday morning. We were the only non-Spaniards there.
Suggestions:I'm glad we found Granadainfo. It's well organized, and the staff were very helpful. They even provided special driving/parking directions for the apartment. (I should warn others that actually driving to and parking near the apartment is not for the faint of heart!)


Name: Marie
From: France
Date of visit: 26th October 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The flat was wonderfull and Granada a superb city, not only Alhambra!
Complaints about accomodation:The only complaint is insufficient electric lighting to read confortably when sitted at the living room table.
Good bars and restaurants:Diner at Mirador de Mirayma was very pleasant, both food and vue of alhambra.


Name: Elin
From: Norway
Date of visit: 3rd October 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was lovely. Perfect situated with walking distance to everything and stunning wiew to Alhambra. It was almost as we could feel the history of this 200 years old house. The welcome was friendly and nice. We got a lot of information and also some history of the apartment.
Complaints about accomodation:Complicated Coffimaker


Name: Roy
From: Oregon, USA
Date of visit: 17th September 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Complaints about accomodation:The hot water wasn't working at the Cervantes. They gave us the keys to another apartment nearby where we could have a shower and even put sheets and towels in the other apartment. So we had 2 big apartments for the price of one. This solved the problem.


Name: Geoffrey
From: Richmond, VA USA
Date of visit: 15th July 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Meeting Conchi was a high point of our stay in Granada! She was charming, intelligent, beautiful, extremely friendly and very helpful, not only with answering our questions, but also with offering really good advice about how to live in Granada. The apartment's central location to the historical sites in Granada was a great advantage. We especially enjoyed sitting in the balcony window late at night, watching the Alhambra lit up. Wandering around the Albaycin and discovering beautiful houses, narrow streets, churches, miradors, etc, was a lot of fun. Visiting the Alhambra was the high point in our trip, I think.
Complaints about accomodation:We really liked everything about this apartment. If I had to think of any one thing that might improve it, I'd say a telephone for making local calls would have been convenient.
Good bars and restaurants:Seeing the Alhambra as early as possible in the morning, so as to allow the greatest amount of time there, is really important. Exploring beyond the Mirador de San Nicolas is important, too! There are a lot of different neighborhood within the Albaycin, and I'm glad we found the ones beyond San Nicolas (such as the neighborhood around San Bartolome and the Mirador de San Cristobal, for example). The ice cream at Los Italianos should not be missed. Leche merengada should not be missed!


Name: Pedro
From: x
Date of visit: 25th April 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Location of the appartment and size of the appartment.
Complaints about accomodation:The appartment was cold and because the heating system was not customer friendly we could adjust it. To change we needed to make a telephone call which was inconvenient.


Name: andrew
From: uk
Date of visit: 15th April 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Excellent location with a view over the Plaza des Los Tristes and Alhambra.


Name: Steve
From: Southampton
Date of visit: 2nd April 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The view is superb, apartment is well equipped.
Complaints about accomodation:Shower curtains are rather flimsy.
Good bars and restaurants:The tapas bars around Bib Ramblas area are great. The Plaza Nueva bars/cafes seem a bit touristy in comparison


Name: Debra
From: New Hampshire, USA
Date of visit: 4th January 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:loved the apartment. the view of the Alhambra was fantastic.
Complaints about accomodation:a sharp knife for cutting vegetables and meats and a serrated knife for slicing bread would be nice.


Name: Hannah
From: USA but living in Germany
Date of visit: 1st January 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was beautiful.
Complaints about accomodation:There needs to be directions to the place, since someone unfamiliar with Granada can get very lost finding the place. The cleaner was very nice, but she had no idea how to give directions to the apartment and we were very lost and frustrated.
Good bars and restaurants:We really liked the La Fontana Wine bar near the apartment.
Granadainfo comments:We send arrival instructions with the confirmation, we send a reminder 3 days before arrival. We are available by phone to give excellent directions in English. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.


Name: Liz
From: Spain
Date of visit: 28th December 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:We liked our stay very much and would recommend the apartment.It has fantastic views to the Alhambra and is in a great location.
Complaints about accomodation:There is limited comfortable seating for the number of people the flat accommodates. The main seating is at the dining room table. That said, no one spends that much time in an apartment in central Granada. The bedroom at the front would make a great sitting room, but of course that would limit it to two bedrooms. The location of the apartment is excellent - as are the views. On practical matters, there are only 4 coffee mugs and no other coffee cups - more should be provided. A sharp knife would also be good. Wifi would have been good but we knew before we booked that it did not have it so absolutely no complaints but it has become more usual for apartments to have it.
Bad experiences in Granada:We had a problem with the hot water and heating day one which was attended to promptly by the owner.


Name: Santiago
From: Australia
Date of visit: 12th August 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was bright and airy and had spectacular views of the Alhambra. Conchi was a delight to deal with and made us feel very welcome. We would stay again. Thank you


Name: Julie
From: Australia
Date of visit: 15th June 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Views were fantastic. It was wonderful to watch fhe changes in the colours of the Alhambra walls through the various times of day.
Complaints about accomodation:Kitchen needed sharp knives, bread knife, tea towel, clean kitchen sponge, coffee filter machine.


Name: Julian
From: UK
Date of visit: 6th June 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:I love the apartment, because the traditional Ryad arrangement is very practical and also, for a short break, a very romantic and evocative experience. The simplicity and old-fashioned elegance of the fittings enhances this. Four our particular need (group of work colleagues) this worked well because there were two bathrooms and enough space for individual privacy.
Complaints about accomodation:Everything was great. One suggestion - a sharp kitchen chef's knife for slicing & cooking would be great. We were seriously challenged slicing up onion & aubergines and peppers! A CD player also would be good.
Good bars and restaurants:Casa Enrinco, Acera del darro (I think its the name)
Suggestions:Explore and enjoy!


Name: Len and Megan
From: Australia
Date of visit: 29th May 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Our accommodation had a perfect location with a view of the Alhambra to enjoy in different lights throughout the day. Layout and furnishing of the apartment was great for our group of 6 - the large dining table served as a focus for us to gather after a hard day of sightseeing. Everything was within walking distance of the apartment however when we were too exhausted the little buses that ran up the street were great. Conchi had the apartment spotless and she was helpful and friendly. We loved our stay in Granada.
Complaints about accomodation:In general I really missed sharp knives in all of the accommodation we rented in Spain. Even providing a steel so that we could sharpen any knife that was present would be useful. This is a minor issue though.
Good bars and restaurants:Walking around the Albaicin, having a drink at a restaurant just below Mirador de San Nicolas enjoying the view and the air of excitement in the plaza, 31 bus trip through the Albaicin, don't miss the Alhambra - particularly the gardens.


Name: Jon
From: Florence, Massachusetts, USA
Date of visit: 16th May 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was beautiful, the location excellent. Granada was beautiful.
Good bars and restaurants:Excellent small flamenco/jazz venue on Calle San Gregorio.


Name: Paul
From: Arlington, Virginia
Date of visit: 11th May 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment


Name: Bart Keijzer
From: Netherlands
Date of visit: 8th April 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Our accommodation "Cervantes" was good furnished and the service of the local contact person was perfect.


Name: KathrynmHenderson
From: USA
Date of visit: 28th December 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: apartment
Good things about accomodation:The view was wonderful!
Complaints about accomodation:Kitchen needs some mugs for hot drinks. The hot water is TOO hot. It could cause scalding injuries. It would be nice if you would make it a non smoking rental.


Name: Cath (CUNA)
From: UK
Date of visit: 23rd October 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:We were really impressed with the apartment - it's beautiful and has one of the best views in Granada!
Good bars and restaurants:Definitely the Alhambra - book online in advance. Paprika restaurant (off Elvira, from Placa Nuevo) is excellent.
Bad experiences in Granada:No, we had a fabulous week.
Suggestions:None really - perhaps only that the photos on the website don't do the apartment justice.


Name: BON
From: London UK
Date of visit: 8th October 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Fantastic Location. The view of the Alhambra, the square, the surrounding streets were all wonderful. Apartment was spacious and comfortable in a beautiful traditional building.
Good bars and restaurants:Lots of lovely tapas. Great "Bodega" just off plaza santa ana with great tapas, fantastic cheese board and very good Rioja.
Suggestions:Book Alhambra early!


Name: Kristina
From: Washington, DC
Date of visit: 1st October 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The flat was wonderful - it was clean, well furnished and well maintained. And the location was perfect. We were very happy to stay there.


Name: Irene
From: London, England
Date of visit: 28th September 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Bad experiences in Granada:There was a nation-wide strike so the Alhambra was closed on our only full day in Granada. It would've been nice if we were told about it when we checked-into our apartment.


Name: Howard
From: Britain
Date of visit: 7th August 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:We liked its location and the views from the front rooms. The evening / nightime views of the Alhambra from the apartment were amazing.
Complaints about accomodation:It was very hot around 4pm even with the fan provided.
Good bars and restaurants:The Hacienda Plaza in the Plaza Nueva gave good service and food. Aso enjoyed the Tapas at the Chikito reasonable price and service. The Lorca and the Manuel de Falla museums were very interesting.
Bad experiences in Granada:Some of the begging was aggresive and unpleasant outside monuments and shops.


Name: Ingrid Versteeg
From: Holland
Date of visit: 28th May 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: apartment 1D
Good things about accomodation:The location is perfect and conchi was really helpfull! Excellent service.


Name: Robin
From: Argyll,Scotland
Date of visit: 2nd April 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:Superb cleaner, friendly, courteous, invited us to local event. Super location, right op Alhambra, lovely views, cafes below, quiet at night. Typically Spanish apartment.
Complaints about accomodation: One bedroom damp in corner probably due to the very heavy rain.


Name: James
From: England
Date of visit: 18th February 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The apartment is perfectly positioned with a fantastic view of the Alhambra
Suggestions:Conchi was extremely helpful (and speaks excellent English)


Name: Annette Lise
From: Denmark
Date of visit: 30th January 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The very best thuing about the appartment is the great view to Alhambra, in fact one could sit all day (and night) and just ejoyning the view :-). The appartment is very well located, near the city centre and a lot of restaurants, cafes and all rooms are well decorated and with plenty of space, incl. bathrooms and kitchen, and you really get the feeling of living in a palace when you enter through the gate, into the patio and goes up the old staircase.
Complaints about accomodation:The kitchen facilities could be better. The stove and the oven didn't work- to help this solve this problem the kitchen was provided with 2 gas camping gas burners, so we were able to do somme cooking.Some of the chairs are a little worn and could do with renewal.
Good bars and restaurants:We spend a whole day at the Science Museum, which is higly recommendable also a visit to the Sacromonte Cave Museum could be recommended. The teterias (tea-rooms)Boabdil (nearby) and Meknes (more crowded, near Plaza Nueva) is worth visiting. One of our best experiences was a visit to the Arab Bath near the church Santa Ana, very pleasant, relaxing and authentic, felt like being brought back to the moorish era.
Bad experiences in Granada:We didn't have any bad experiences at all. The town seems very peaceful and the people are very helpful and gentle
Granadainfo comments:The kitchen has been totally refitted in March 2010.


Name: DAVID
From: England
Date of visit: 27th October 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Cervantes Apartment
Good things about accomodation:The situation of the apartment was perfect. I don't think that this is advertised enough in your info. It is perfect for walking to all parts,from the science park to the Ahlhambra. Great cafes beneath the window all of which are really quiet. Very romantic views.
Complaints about accomodation:The cooker only had one ring which worked and the oven did not work.
Good bars and restaurants:Restaurants below were good,the kebab shop was excellent. Take the tourist bus to see how much there is to do. walk the back streets for atmosphere.Science museum, Cathedral, archaeological museum. Take the public buses out into the mountains.
Bad experiences in Granada:The only problems are dog mess and grafetti.
Suggestions:It is a lovely place to visit, the least hassle I have ever had on holiday.


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