Granada Accommodation Feedback and Opinions

Boabdil House
Has been reviewed by 112 people.
The average rating is 9.1786 out of 10.
1 person has said it is Satisfactory
44 people have said it is Very good
67 people have said it is Excellent
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Comments of people who have stayed here.

Name: Heather
From: Surrey, UK
Date of visit: 1st September 2016
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We thought the apartment was gorgeous. It was so full of character and the view was wonderful. I was a bit worried when we arrived at night and had to walk up but the worries soon disappeared when we saw how quaint the apartment was. The advice we were given with regards to carparking etc was very good.
Complaints about accomodation:None at all.
Good bars and restaurants:The Alhambra Palace was amazing and well worth the cost of the ticket. The view of the sunset from the St Nicholas point was incredible.
Suggestions:Sensible footwear as the pavements are slippy and the walk to the apartment is steep.


Name: Erik
From: x
Date of visit: 29th April 2016
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Quiet. Great patio and view. Private. Been updated. Elizabeth was very nice who meet us. Sara was FANTASTIC!!!! Wish all travel coordinators were as on top of things as Sara! Sara's response time was incredibly fast and she anticipated problems we would have never considered. Take her advice!
Complaints about accomodation:Cute,efficient apt. Clean.
Good bars and restaurants:Bring good walking shoes! Go to restaurant going towards Sacromonte at top of hill for nice Tapas and great views of Alhambra at dusk. Los Diamonte, the original one, is an experience to watch!
Bad experiences in Granada:Drivers were aggressive,rude and confrontational. Granada was super congested this particular weekend.
Suggestions:Don't need a car. Alhambra lines were long and difficult. Book online or get there at 6am. If you take the short cut route, that goes up the back of the Alhambra, expect a long, exhausting climb.


Name: Linsey (CUNA)
From: x Scotland
Date of visit: 11th March 2016
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Loved the garden loved the house so much charactor , the area was great
Good bars and restaurants:Enjoyed the walks loved the city the cafe on corner was great. Could have done with a list of nearby shops etc
Granadainfo comments:To see the nearest shops Click here Click on shops.


Name: Che
From: Seattle, USA
Date of visit: 31st October 2015
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The house had a terrace with a view of the Alhambra that was wonderful. The accommodation were very attractive and the host exceptionally responsive.
Good bars and restaurants:The Jardines of Zoraya had an amazing flamenco show.
Suggestions:Let the host know how many beds you will be using because not all the beds were made up apparently based on host's assumption that two of us were going to share a bed.


Name: Lea
From: Francia
Date of visit: 28th October 2015
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:L'hébergement est basique mais très fonctionnel, il ne manque rien. La terrasse est très agréable. Le coté "petit cabanon" très attachant. On a beaucoup aimé et apprécié Grenade.


Name: Patricia Ann
From: Norway
Date of visit: 17th September 2015
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved Granada generally , and found the situation of the house ideal for exploring the Albaicin and the town.( we like walking ! ) We loved the view of the Alhambra from the terrace .worth walking to the mirador of St Nicholas in the evening
Complaints about accomodation:In the main bedroom,the electric socket by the chest of drawers is difficult to assess without pulling the chest further away.


Name: Sylvie
From: France
Date of visit: 3rd August 2015
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Complaints about accomodation:no, everything was very well, and the view on Alhambra...wonderfull!


Name: Sandra
From: United Kingdom
Date of visit: 8th November 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Accomadation location perfect. Flamenco at the palacio de Los olvidados excellent. Alhambra palace stunning even in the pouring rain. Really good hand made glass shop (reez) just up the road. Part of hand made in Granada.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints, everything as described.
Good bars and restaurants:Tapas bars good. Restaurants ok. You get what you pay for!!
Suggestions:Book Alhambra well in advance. Take good strong shoes and walk everywhere. Lots of interesting things to see.


Name: Linda
From: England
Date of visit: 12th September 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The accommodation was ideal for our needs. It is perfectly located in the Sacromonte/Albaycin area of the city. I felt very safe with the lockable gate on the outside of the property. The apartment was very secure, with the decorative iron bars on the windows and door. The apartment is well equipped. There is a good view from the garden of the Alhambra palace. The patio is much improved since last stay in 2011, and is really nice.
Complaints about accomodation:Very little negative to say. The DVD player broke down after the first day, however John the owner replaced it with a Blue Ray player the same day, which was superb.
Good bars and restaurants:The flamenco tablao Zambras Maria Canastera on the Sacromonte is brilliant. Jardin de la Zoraya at the top of the hill near the church and market place has very good food and puts on good flamenco. Pena Platera further down the Sacromonte is to be recommended, and is surprisingly inexpensive to get in - ask if you can make a reservation just for the music later in the evening. Albore flamenco club in town is also very good and worth a visit. You will notice Tarantos flamenco club next door to the house, which does a lively trade catering for Japanese tourists and it is probably best left to get on with this untroubled by anyone else.
Bad experiences in Granada:Granada is a very friendly city. We found the locals in Granada to be honest and did not have any problems with overcharging or anything else. Women in the alcaiceria and cathedral area trying to sell sprigs of herbs generally respond well to being politly informed 'Lo siento, soy alergico a rosmario'. Got overcharged for water(5euro for 500ml)in Malaga in kiosk at the top of the hill next to the castle. In fact, if you like Granada stay away from Malaga; it's not the same...


Name: Nadia (cuna)
From: Berkshire, UK
Date of visit: 3rd September 2014
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Lovely place with the most amazing views in a fantastic location within walking distance to main areas. Great to have wifi and air con (we needed it).
Complaints about accomodation:As others have commented be aware of the steps up to the property, if you have mobility issues then this definitely not the place for you.
Good bars and restaurants:Tea houses in the Moroccan area are well worth a visit. If you are going to the Alhambra book in advance but visit the gardens first thing in the cool of the morning.


Name: James
From: USA
Date of visit: 25th August 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Beautiful setting. Loved the patio with view of Alhambra. Nice cottage.


Name: Jo-anne
From: Australia
Date of visit: 3rd June 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:This is a wonderful haven in a great area. Close walk to everything. 20 to 25 minute walk to Alhambra. 10 minutes to supermarket. The garden is a great quiet spot to spend time with a great view of Alhambra. Rustic but very comfortable.
Suggestions:Book in advance for Alhambra.


Name: Rachel
From: Chesterfield UK
Date of visit: 30th May 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Lovely and cool inside the house and a fabulous patio garden with amazing views!
Complaints about accomodation:No real complaints, but toilet rolls promised were missing.
Good bars and restaurants:Quality of bars and restaurants generally good and waiters helpful and friendly - but nothing outstanding. Alhambra out of this world - obviously! Segways fun way to get around.
Bad experiences in Granada:Hassle from gypsies near the cathedral was threatening.
Suggestions:Take a good pair of walking shoes. Bus service from Malaga efficient, purchase return tickets in advance as you cannot purchase on the bus.
Granadainfo comments:Maybe Elisabeth forgot to put the toilet rolls. In that case you can use the free fixed phone to call us and she would bring you some. Note that we only provide 2 rolls at the start.


Name: Olivier
From: France
Date of visit: 24th April 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil


Name: Brigitte
From: France
Date of visit: 2nd November 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We liked very much the Boabdil house (there is all you need inside),the nice small garden and the view to Alhambra, we enjoyed walking in Albaicin and Sacromonte, and along the river Daro.
Complaints about accomodation:The doors perhaps could be less noisy when closing.
Good bars and restaurants:After the Alhambra (Alcazaba, Palacios Nazaries, gardens of the Generalife) we enjoyed the Sacromonte (abbay, museo "cuevas" and flamenco), the Albaicin (mirador san Nicolas),the madraza, the museo memory of andalucia, the touristic bus to understand the town, the shopping in Caldereria nueva and viera, and everything in Granada !


Name: Srdja
From: Sarajevo
Date of visit: 26th October 2013
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The house has a spectacular view from front yard. John the host was helpful.
Complaints about accomodation:The double bed was not confortable.
Granadainfo comments:We checked the mattress in the double bed after this comment and found that it was slightly dipped in the centre so we bought a new mattress.


Name: Loukik
From: UK
Date of visit: 6th October 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Fab Location! Fab views of the Alhambra from the lovely garden! This place is just a 5 minute walk to El Albayzín. Its filled with character and super convenient! I would love to go back!
Good bars and restaurants:Book your Alhambra (Nasrid palace) entry tickets well in advance to pick the right spot and avoid disappointments. Remember to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking to do! You won't need a car inside the city. So, if you are renting one, I recommend to check other options.
Suggestions:If you end up driving into the city and want to park close to this property, follow instructions from John And Sarah carefully. You can't rely on GPS navigation systems as it will take you through a camera controlled restricted access area!


Name: Hussein
From: UK
Date of visit: 18th September 2013
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The information provided by both John and Sarah was very helpful.
Complaints about accomodation:The fact that you have to go up a hill to the apartment could be mentioned when it is being booked.


Name: Anne
From: UK
Date of visit: 27th August 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Absolutely fantastic accommodation made very atmospheric by the view the Alhambra and the piano music that could be heard from somewhere nearby.


Name: Martin
From: london but living in madrid
Date of visit: 1st July 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Loved the location - perfect for walking to the centre of Granada , to the albacin and to the viewing area of st Nicholas church . All of them were between 10 and 20 minutes away . The house and area was quiet . One could sit in the garden and really enjoy the view of the Alhambra .
Complaints about accomodation:Absolutely no complaints . Loved the house and the small garden with the view was fantastic with all of the main areas close by !
Good bars and restaurants:All of the restaurants like the mirador and another one close to st Nicholas church were very welcoming with excellent and well priced food and excellent wine and beer . The smaller bars above the house at the top the albacin ( plaza larga) were also welcoming although the food was not as good .
Bad experiences in Granada:No bad experiences at all . Very easy to book the house pick up the keys and find ones way around. Also very easy to book and pick up tickets for many activities such as visiting the Alhambra .
Suggestions:I would rate this accommodation very highly and make no suggestions . As It was just accommodation for one person the house felt roomy .. Perhaps if it was a quite large family it would be a little cramped .


Name: Liz
From: England
Date of visit: 26th May 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Really quiet at night and lovely views.


Name: Brit
From: Norway
Date of visit: 12th April 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:I'm very satisfied! This was my third time in Boabdil House.


Name: Kevin
From: Eire
Date of visit: 21st March 2013
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Magnificent vistas, suited me just fine.
Complaints about accomodation:very pleasent accommation. Tricky keys and only one set.
Granadainfo comments:The spare set of keys is hanging up to the right of the main door.


Name: Lars Erik
From: Norway
Date of visit: 16th February 2013
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Very nice neighbourhood. The house is ideally situated for walking all around Sacromonte & Albaycin + easy access to Alhambra and city centre.
Complaints about accomodation:Tables both outside and inside a bit shaky. These are just minor issues, mind you. We enjoyed our 4 day stay immensely. The Boabdil house is very cosy. So much more attractive accomodation than any hotel. We especially appreciated the little garden even though the weather was rather cold.
Good bars and restaurants:February must be the perfect time to visit the Alhambra if you want to avoid the heat and crowds.
Bad experiences in Granada:None whatsoever. Waiters, taxi drivers and shopkeepers were all equally polite, serviceminded and honest. Avoided the obvious tourist traps.
Suggestions:A few more pegs in the bathroom to hang towels would be OK when there are more than 2 guests.


Name: Alison
From: Scotland
Date of visit: 9th November 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The accommodation was lovely and quiet with a nice outlook, especially the view of the Alhambra.
Good bars and restaurants:Just head out and experience all that Granada has to offer, you won't be disappointed. Lots of lovely little bars with free tapas and friendly atmosphere, plenty of restaurants to choose from to.
Bad experiences in Granada:No none at all, we found people to be very pleasant and helpful
Suggestions:Don't bother hiring a car as you can walk everywhere and anyway the bus service is really good if you need transport.


Name: Patrice
From: France
Date of visit: 26th October 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Le style du logement et son accès favorise l'imprégnation dans le quartier. La terrasse avec sa vue est vraiment agréable, même sous la pluie ! Les informations pour arriver au logement sont très claires (si vous parlez anglais...), les aspects logistiques de l'arrivée dans la maison sont pensés jusqu'au moindre détail, du sel aux draps de bain, de la bouteille d'huile d'olive à l'accueil personnalisé sur l'ordinateur ! Beaucoup d'informations utiles et pratiques concernant les différents commerces et activités de proximité, bref, avec l'ensemble des informations données, on profite du séjour sans contrainte.
Complaints about accomodation:Les plaques électriques sont un peu petites pour faire cuire dans deux plats en même temps. Nous savons que cela est rare mais quand il pleut, c'est bien d'avoir de quoi s'essuyer les pieds à l'entrée.
Good bars and restaurants:Le restaurant marocain juste en dessous de la maison est vraiment très bon... Et en plus ils parlent français !
Bad experiences in Granada:Aucun problème... Nous avons toujours trouvé une place pour la voiture dans la calle sacromonte, ce qui a évité le parking + taxi (voiture louée donc immatriculée Espagne, ce qui semble être un gage de sécurité d'après les guides touristiques)
Suggestions:Nous recommandons absolument cet endroit, séjour véritablement plaisant.


Name: Lara
From: London, England
Date of visit: 9th October 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The patio is amazing!
Good bars and restaurants:Bodega Castaneda - near the cathedral - for drinks and tapas is fabulous. The market in Plaza Larga is the best place to get fruit and veg.
Suggestions:The taxi from the train station to Boabdil costs 15 euros.


Name: Brit
From: Norway
Date of visit: 29th September 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We had a wonderful stay in Granada. You're terrace is a beautiful and peaceful place to have a rest from the sight seeing. I'll be back!
Good bars and restaurants:We went to the restaurants up in Albaycin. They were all nice. We ate a very good paella at the restaurant in the market place up at the top of Albaycin, but I don't remember the name.
Suggestions:Guests must remember to order tickets for Alhambra as early as possible. We did so nearly three months before we went from Norway. It would not have been possible to get tickets a month later.


Name: Erin
From: United States (Michigan)
Date of visit: 2nd July 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:I have stayed in Granada several times and this is my favorite accommodation by far. I love the spirit of the Albaicin area, the peace and beauty of the house itself, the garden to sit in and look at the Alhambra. Excellent!
Complaints about accomodation:I don't have any complaints at all!
Good bars and restaurants:I love the area up by the Mirador. I would often eat at Aben Humeya (which has an incredible view).
Bad experiences in Granada:No, I love Granada and will always return.
Suggestions:I would recommend Boabdil House to anyone. Don't hesitate - just book it! You won't be disappointed. I hope to stay here again when I am in Granada.


Name: Islanda
From: USA
Date of visit: 3rd June 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Beautiful house and fantastic views. Best part was unwinding on the beautiful patio with the Alhambra as our back drop.
Good bars and restaurants:Best surprise was finding the Flamenco show just down the street.


Name: Annette
From: Germany
Date of visit: 20th May 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:it is a very nice place to stay in granada, close to wonderful places in the albayzin but nevertheless calm and cosy, with a nice view from the terrace.


Name: Pat & Lucy
From: UK
Date of visit: 5th May 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the cottage, really cosy and good to return to at the end of day. View to the Alhambra wonderful and great umbrella. Kitchen well fitted out and bathroom excellent. Tostades integral (brown rolls) with tomato - delicious for breakfast. Your website was excellent and great to know you were at the end of the phone for any problems.
Complaints about accomodation:A bath mat would have been good and a couple of hooks on back of bathroom door. Nettles growing through the decking.
Good bars and restaurants:Bar Aixa in Plaza Larga was great for breakfasts and small market in square some mornings.Good flamenco at Les Jardines de Zoraya and tapas. The food looked good but we didn't have it. Evening views from Mirador St. Nicolas - terrace bar below the wall great for drinks (vino tinto de verrano, red wine, soda with slice of lemon) nuts and view. Enjoyed Plaza St Miguel Baja (spelling?)for tapas and food. Highlight was Hamman Baths. we went twice! And cafe on bridge at the end of road on bridge. Hachara (tiger nut milk shake) definitely worth a try! Delicious cup of tea in courtyard of American Hotel in Alhambra.


Name: Claudia
From: France
Date of visit: 2nd May 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Very nice garden with a very good view.


Name: Rick
From: Massachusetts, USA
Date of visit: 1st February 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the house and its location. While we stayed there in the winter so couldn't take advantage of the outdoor patio, we enjoyed being in the Albaicin area and walking down into the city. Wonderful view of the Alhambra. The house itself was cozy and had all of the essentials you would need.
Good bars and restaurants:El Huerto de Juan Ramos - spectacular view of the Alhambra. Food was excellent, though a bit pricey.


Name: Michael Yarnell
From: North Woodstock, NH, USA
Date of visit: 11th November 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Great location and apt.Location in center of albaisin and sacromonte areas made it a perfect place for the visit to Granada.
Good bars and restaurants:We are on a different schedule than most Spaniards in that we rise and go to sleep early. Many nightly events started around the time we were shutting down so we're not much help here.
Bad experiences in Granada:None. Wonderful experience everywhere. Realy felt sorry for the resident cat which was dumped. Hope someone adopts it.


Name: Linda
From: Berkshire
Date of visit: 10th September 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The accommodation was perfect for us. It was in a safe place behind a metal locked gate with a couple of other properties. Lovely view of the Alhambra from the garden (can't get used to it not being on the skyline, now we're at home). It is in the heart of the Sacromonte and Albacin areas. Lots of restaurants withn walking distance.
Complaints about accomodation:Accomodation was absolutely superb. We have much praise, but only a couple of very small complaints. The decking in the garden was wonky. Also the mouse on the computer did not work so we were unable to use the computer.
Good bars and restaurants:We bought a Spanish cookery book and cooked a lot of our own food. The cooking facilities in the flat were good, however the restaurants we did go to were good, especially the Moroccan one in Peso de Harina. For us, the best easily accessible flamanco was at Zambra Maria de Canastera, about 1km up the Camino de Sacromonte - very touristy, but also a great effort is made to be authentic. The dancers are highly accomplished, and dance with real emotion. The guitarist, Antonio Chonico, is greatly renowned for his skill and lacks nothing in technique or emotional range. The food and flamenco at Jardines de Zoraya near the church was good, too. It goes without saying that you should visit the Alhambra palace. We were advised to purchse tickets before we got to Granada as they get booked up quicly.
Bad experiences in Granada:Sadly not impressed with the show at the flemenco club nearest the apartment, Los Tarantos. Some of the performers and bar staff appeared not to have much respect for tourists, even laughing at various members of the audience. A few of them seemed as though they could not be bothered to put on a good show even though I'm sure they had the ability. That said, even here there were two or three dancers and a guitarist who did put on a good show.
Granadainfo comments:We checked the mouse after this reservation and it was fine????


Name: Arash
From: Sweden
Date of visit: 3rd September 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The location is perfect! Everything were clean! The view of Alhambra from Sacromonte and friendly people at the area!
Complaints about accomodation:The computer does not work! During start up there is some beeps.
Granadainfo comments:You did not switch the screen on. Always phone us on the free phone in case anything does not work.


Name: Stephen
From: Bradford UK
Date of visit: 30th July 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Excellent location. Lovely cool temperature inside even during 40 degree heat outside.
Good bars and restaurants:Ladrillo off Salvador square - we had a wonderful 'Menu del Dia' mid afternoon, ecellent plate of fried fish (squid, octopus etc). A visit to the Alhambra is obviously a must.


Name: Julie
From: London
Date of visit: 23rd July 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The accomodation met all expectations - clean, comfortable, facilities all worked, excellent location, good value for money.
Complaints about accomodation:None - the cat was a bit annoying but we fed it and that kept it outside! Not really a problem though.
Good bars and restaurants:Los Italianos ice creams in the town centre


Name: Victorya (2 dormitorios)
From: Bristol, UK
Date of visit: 8th June 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the house and courtyard, we were thrilled by the Alhambra, and were fascinated by the caves in Sacromonte.
Complaints about accomodation:very minor: Wooden cooking utensils, especially a spoon, would keep the pans going longer. A mirror in the small bedroom, please!
Good bars and restaurants:The restaurant on Peso de Harina was lovely. The Alhambra, see above. The Zambra performance was worth the discomfort of the chairs
Suggestions:We had tickets for the Nazrid Palace on one day, and the Generallife the next. This was a good idea as there is so much to see. We returned on day three to 'do' the free bits. The Hotel American in the complex was lovely and did us a life reviving tea and cake, but it was Very Expensive.


Name: Susan
From: Sydney Australia
Date of visit: 30th May 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:It was great staying in Boabdil - a computer with internet access was a real bonus and after a five week trip, the washing machine was magic! The courtyard was the most lovely place to sit for lunch. I wish we had stayed longer.
Good bars and restaurants:The terrace at the Palace Hotel? near the Alahmbra was a great spot for a drink. The Moroccan restaurant near the apartment had great food and great staff.
Bad experiences in Granada:No probs at all. Granada was great.


Name: Tammy
From: Prince George, BC, Canada
Date of visit: 26th May 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the table in the garden. Such a nice place to sit in the morning and the evening!
Complaints about accomodation:If you leave the door open a cat tries to get into the house.
Suggestions:Would be helpful to give directions to the closest supermarket.
Granadainfo comments:The supermarkets are marked as an S on the maps provided in the house.


Name: Alan
From: Wales, UK
Date of visit: 6th May 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Boabdil House is in a perfect location for exploring the more interesting parts of the city and was also very quiet at night, hotels can be noisy.
Complaints about accomodation:No serious complaints, a colander would have been useful for the kitchen and we couldn't regulate the shower temperature, it was a little too cool.
Good bars and restaurants:Paprika vegetarian restaurant... OK but a little expensive.
Granadainfo comments:The house has a free phone so that you can call us and ask about things. On receiving this comment we investigated and found that there is a colander (in the cupboard) and the temperature knob on the right of the taps works perfectly ???????


Name: Simone
From: Lisbon, Portugal
Date of visit: 23rd April 2011
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the patio and the feeling of being at home in Boabdil house. It was a really nice experience!


Name: Thierry
From: France
Date of visit: 8th January 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The computer is a very good idea. Your explains for reach the apartment are excellents,and the mini buses are really frequent.Granada is a wonderful town!
Complaints about accomodation:A cat got into the house one day. The list of channels tv would be renewed
Suggestions:It was really a good stay!


Name: Rachel Wright
From: Birmingham
Date of visit: 27th December 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We thought it was an excellent base for a family...amazing views from outside the property and having visited the city before we can recommend this area as an ideal place to stay.
Complaints about accomodation:We would have liked an oven....not just a microwave oven.. it was a good sized kitchen and fantastic having a large toaster and a decent kettle!
Good bars and restaurants:Sadly we did not have any good meals in Granada, we travelled on to Seville and Cordoba which made up for it.......we were glad to have a place to cook for ourselves. We thought the city was beautiful but would self cater again.....
Suggestions:The network of buses were very good and we would advise not taking the car into the city as our navigation system took us up no entry roads and it was very congested!


Name: Brit
From: Norway
Date of visit: 10th October 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The terrace was absolutly the best part!
Complaints about accomodation:We had a nice stay, but you should provide the guests with two sets of keys. Four people don't always go out and in at the same time.
Granadainfo comments:We do provide 2 sets of keys. The other set is hanging up by the door.


Name: Agustin
From: Paris
Date of visit: 24th September 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Our stay was just wonderful. The Boabdil house was really nice place to stay, with fastastic views of Alhambra.
Complaints about accomodation:The overall was very good. Very recomendable !


Name: Matthew
From: USA, and Leiden Netherlands
Date of visit: 2nd September 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:I really enjoyed the house. It was comfortable, and had lots of character. The location was convenient, but also in a quiet place. There was lots of information available, and the staff was helpful.


Name: Viviana
From: Italy
Date of visit: 9th August 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Complaints about accomodation:We liked this characteristic apartment located in a historic area, and with a nice panoramic terrace. The equipment was also very good.


Name: Sandra
From: Virginia, USA
Date of visit: 19th July 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We walked to the little grocery store, restaurants and even to the Alhambra. We took the local buses into town. It was all very easy. The house had some wonderful things that we weren't expecting like a phone, free internet, a coffee press, enough to make your first cups of coffee, a little box of milk and even a clothes washer with soap pellets. I had brought soap to wash clothes by hand so I didn't use the machine but I sure used the clothes line. We didn't have any problem with mosquitos; maybe it was too hot (the end of July).
Complaints about accomodation:We have no complaints; we loved the Boabdil house. After staying in a hotel in Madrid, we really appreciated the quiteness of the little house and the wonderful patio and the location. The hardest part was getting one of the phones to work to let them know that we were ready to go to the house. We didn't realize that we would simply walk from the phone at the corner to our cute house.
Good bars and restaurants:Walking down the hill and then up the road "Cuesta de los Chinos" (or something like that)was a great way to see the Alhambra. It would have been even better if it hadn't been 100 degrees. The cork board in the house with restaurants and places to see was very helpful, as was their website you can access from the house.
Bad experiences in Granada:I didn't realize that the Spaniards are not that friendly. Comparing them to the people in Central and South America, they are very aloof and not that helpful. We had a problem with "pick pockets" in Madrid but no problem in Granada
Suggestions:We took all public transportation while in Spain. We took a bus to Costa del Sol one day and you can rent a lounge chair with a palm umbrella for 5 Euros for the day. The bus ride is only about an hour. There were a lot of African immigrants on the beach selling dresses, sunglasses, World Cup shirts, beer, water. I wished that I had left some of my shoping and bought more from them. I'm an ESL teacher and worry about the life of our world's immigrants. There were little restaurants on the beach (with bathrooms) too. I was worried about where we would change into our suits but no one is offended with a little flash of skin there. Our biggest problem was that our credit cards were frozen because we forgot to let the company know that we were traveling over seas. They phoned our cell phones which we had left at home since they don't work in Europe. Make sure you contact your Credit Card service with dates before you leave! There are lots of "cajas" for drawing out cash and we never felt unsafe around them.


Name: Tomasi
From: ITALY
Date of visit: 14th July 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:fantastic view from garden cosy and well-equipped house


Name: Maxine (COT + HIGH CHAIR)
From: San Francisco, CA, USA
Date of visit: 7th June 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Loved the view from the garden. Convenient locations as bus stop is just a few steps down the street. Very peaceful and quiet. Really appreciated having phone and internet. John and Sarah have done a fantastic job with the web-site, and it's great to be able to look almost anything about the area right on the home page of the computer. We were traveling with our two year old and John and Sarah provided a lovely little sleeping cot for her and a high chair.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints, sweet little cottage, really enjoyed the little garden/terrace. Keeping the place tidy would have been a bit easier with another sponge and replacement trash bags.
Good bars and restaurants:Mekes, the Moroccan restaurant right on Peso de Haro was exceptional, try the chicken cous cous and the hummus, some of the best we've had. They don't serve alcohol, so you'll have to do without if you go. Took a day trip to Guadix, very interesting if you are into caves.
Bad experiences in Granada:No bad experiences, most people very friendly.
Suggestions:We regret we did not get the Bono Turistico Card, would have been worth our while since we stayed a whole week. The science museum was really wonderful, and a great activity, we went on a day it was too rainy for wandering, but it would have been worthwhile any day.


Name: John and Sarah
From: Birmingham and Bracknell UK
Date of visit: 3rd May 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We are the owners so don't expect an impartial opinion. I love this place. We slept here for 4 nights to make sure evrything is working as it should and to have a trip down memory lane. I loved every single second. The internet is really fast. It is very quiet at night.


Name: Amy
From: California
Date of visit: 21st April 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The internet was very helful and the washing machine. The views were spectacular. You were both very helpful.
Complaints about accomodation:It was wonderful and thank you so much for all of your understanding during the volcanic ash truama. We were very exhausted, but loved our little home
Bad experiences in Granada:Yes we would not reccomend going to the tourist booh in Plaza Nueva. They charged us almost double for the arab baths and lots more for the Bono pass, but I was so tired that at that point i just paid.


Name: Jenny
From: UK
Date of visit: 9th April 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the house. Compact but plenty of room for the two of us. The view of the Alhambra was an added bonus and the terrace was lovely. By summer it must be stunning! The house is reallly well placed for everything we wanted to visit and we only used the bus on arrival as it was late at night. Walking round the Albacin was a delight as was the Sacromonte.
Complaints about accomodation:We decided not to cook during our short stay but had we wanted to we might have found the two little electric ring a bit frustrating. Otherwise the house was really well equipped.
Good bars and restaurants:Chumberra gardens in the Sacromonte has spectacular views over the Alhambra and no crowds. The cave houses there are fascinating too. Free tapas and a wonderful buzz at Bottega Castanada near Plaza Nueva.
Granadainfo comments:The two vitro-ceramic electric halogen rings are both suitable for a full sized frying pan or saucepan.


Name: Elena
From: USA
Date of visit: 4th April 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved it and we even extended our stay by one day, making our stay at our next destination a day shorter. Boabdil House is a real gem - a tiny but very comfortable and quiet place close to everything with a terrific view from the front yard. Most amazingly, the hosts preconsidered any need a traveler might have: everything is prepared in this house for all possible cooking and washing needs (including salt, oil, sugar, garbage bags, soap, washing machine detergent), Internet connection, simple but nice and sturdy furniture etc. etc. It was very comfortable staying there knowing that the hosts would take care of everything you might need.
Complaints about accomodation:Everything was just perfect.
Bad experiences in Granada:We parked our car in the garage recommended by the hosts and were hoping to get a weekly rate, but no attendant was on duty at the moment (it was about midnight) and we were not able to talk to anybody about this rate before we left, even though we waited for a while. When we came back, the garage management refused giving us this rate and wanted to charge us on a daily rate basis, which was much more expensive than we expected. We called the hosts and they were able to negotiate a price which was a split between a weekly and daily rate. When you park, make sure you negotiate your rate and get a correct parking ticket before you leave.


Name: eeke
From: netherlands
Date of visit: 24th February 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The place of the apartment is excellent, specially with children it is good to have an extra sleepingroom. We had a lot of rain and even then we had a good stay. You can walk to all the special places.
Complaints about accomodation:we had a very pleasant stay in your apartment.


Name: Matthew
From: England
Date of visit: 29th January 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:the owners have really gone out of their way to provide everything needed for a comfortable stay. the view is amazing from the boabdil house. i would like to take my family back there within the next couple of months if it is not booked up.
Good bars and restaurants:granada is a beautiful city and the boabdil house is in a perfect spot. all the bars and restaurants we visited were very nice. the nasrid palace at the alhambra is superb. there are some great bodegas off the gran via de colon.
Bad experiences in Granada:"la bella y la bestia" bar charged us €4 for a large beer. it was the first place we tried. the next bar "the minotaur" charged €2.20 which was much more humane!
Granadainfo comments:Where I drink they only charge 1.50 for a tubo (pronounced 2 bo) 330cl Not many people drink pints unless you go to an Irish pub like Hannigans. Spanish beer is at least 4.5% alcohol so it is quite strong. It's best to drink cañas (250cl) because you will get the same sized tapa per drink.


Name: Gjertrud Eggen
From: Norway
Date of visit: 7th January 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The house is very charming and it is situated in a fabolous part of the city with a short walk to get downtown.
Complaints about accomodation:The sofa in the livingroom was not particularly comfortable. The knives in the kitchen were not very sharp.


Name: Coralie
From: California
Date of visit: 25th October 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Great accomodation, we loved the location and the beautiful patio with view on the Alhambra. The place was one of the highlight of the trip.
Complaints about accomodation:No complain, it was great. Maybe an extra roll of TP would have been nice!... the place was fabulous regardless.
Good bars and restaurants:We loved the arab baths; it was such a wonderful and unique experience. Recommend a Flamenco show of course, too.


Name: David
From: Australia
Date of visit: 17th October 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The house, very reasonably priced, in a gorgeous part of Granada, and within walking distance of the Alhambra, is a very comfortable 'home away from home, particularly welcome after a few weeks traveling and staying in hotels. It was lovely to have free access to a washing machine, internet and telephone, as well as a functional basic kitchen. The location of the house, in a normal residential area rather than in a block of other holiday apartments, close to local shops and restaurants, was also great. We were able to have a more realistic experience of living in Spain that way. The outdoor terrace, with wonderful views of the Alhambra was fantastic, providing a pleasant place to relax and unwind after a busy day of sight seeing, or to eat 'al fresco'.


Name: June Chapman
From: Australia
Date of visit: 24th September 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:House clean quiet comfortable and well supplied. Garden charming and private with view of Alhambra. Location ideal. Security very good. Comunication with owners using the free phone was excellent and they helped us with how to use mini buses plus they booked a local taxi for our retun journey to airport. The local market at the top of the hill in Plaza Larga very good for cheap excellent produce and the local supermarked very good also cheap. the fish from local shop in same area was fresh and delicious. The house is situated in beutifull Albiacin area and is close to ALhambra,and short walk to city centre or Plaza Nueva.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints at all.
Good bars and restaurants:We visited the Alhambra staying for about 4 and a half hours it is a visit worth saving time for. The many tapas bars in the area at the top of the hill were very good value and and had a pleasant welcomig atmosphere it was lovely to sit ouside in the evenings and enjoy tapas. The museo cuevas sacromonte gave us an insight into earlier life in Granada and was very interesting. Even the local mounted police encouraged us to hold their horses so that we could have our photos taken with them. The Internet shop near the Albiacin market was very good and also low priced.
Bad experiences in Granada:We found the small supermarket in the Plaza Nueva a little too exspencive but later found the supermarket in the Albiacin to be very reasonable.
Suggestions:ALLTHOUGH WE WERE NOT WORRIED BY ALL THE CATS IT COULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO WARN PEOPLE THAT THERE CAN BE CATS AROUND IN CASE THEY HAVE ALLERGIES TO THEM. But they did not bother us too much even though they stole my cake one day!!!!!!!


Name: andrew
From: uk
Date of visit: 15th September 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Granada and Boabdil House were all fantastic. I have told many friends already. Relaxing in the garden was fantastic.


Name: Rory
From: London
Date of visit: 15th August 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the house - very secure and quiet, with a great location, on the border of the Albaicin and Sacromonte and not too far from the centre of Granada. The garden was a delight. The efficient air-conditioning, satelite TV and internet access were all very welcome.
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Name: Deborah
From: Australia
Date of visit: 30th June 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The apartment was ideal. It felt safe, secure, had a fabulous view and was much closer to everything than we had expected. The free wifi was very helpful and everything we needed was in the apartment (although washing up liquid on arrival would have been helpful). We would certainly recommend Boabdil.
Complaints about accomodation:Everything was great. However some previous occupants had not really washed up that well and had put the plates away in the cupboard with some food scraps on so we had to wash them when we first arrived. Perhaps the people cleaning could check that things in the cupboard are clean for the next occupants.
Good bars and restaurants:We had an absolutely magical evening at Terraza les Tomasos (I think that's it)overlooking the Alhambra. A great restaurant and so close to the apartment. Also fabulous flamenco at the Pena Club (also only about 3 mins walk once you find it! And of course the Alhambra....what joy........


Name: Julianne
From: New Zealand
Date of visit: 13th June 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We really appreciated the air conditioning. Location very good.
Complaints about accomodation:There was a washing machine but no laundry detergent and not enough toilet paper.
Suggestions:If you pre-book a Night Visit, for the Alhambra make sure to pick up the tickets before 7pm.
Granadainfo comments:If you ask on arrival we will give you a cupful of concentrated liquid detergent from the store. The cleaner is instructed to leave (additionally to what is in the holder) 1 spare roll for 2 people and 2 spare rolls if there are more people. For the majority of people this is enough for 2 days. For longer stays or for more prolific users you may have to buy some toilet paper from the supermarket.


Name: Sue Hudd
From: Bristol, UK
Date of visit: 25th May 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The accomodation was quaint and in such a prime location with fantastic views. It was so quiet and peaceful. Granada itself was such a superb city.
Complaints about accomodation:There was no top on the water cistern but apart from that a fabulous place, superbly equipped and located. We would definetley use you again.
Good bars and restaurants:Zoraya Restaurant for a flemanco evening. Superb bus service - although everything was accessible on foot.


Name: Mary
From: UK
Date of visit: 9th May 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil


Name: Stanislav
From: Haifa, Israel
Date of visit: 17th April 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The owners were very helpfull, especially with our lack of Spanish ;-)
Complaints about accomodation:Everything is perfect, maybe just to replace the DVD with another one, supporting DivX too. But it is not crucial.


Name: Claudia
From: New Mexico, USA
Date of visit: 29th March 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The place is charming and very comfortable. The location is perfect, close to small plazas, or the big boulivard but quiet and relaxing in the evening for good Spanish wine in your own patio over looking the Alhambra. We could not have been happier. Thank you Claudia
Complaints about accomodation:Only we wish we could live there year round


Name: Pablo
From: ALICANTE
Date of visit: 10th March 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:COMFORTABLE, CLEAN , VERY QUIET, GREAT VIEWS !!! EVERYBODY WAS SATISFIED AND WE WILL SPREAD THE WORD
Complaints about accomodation:EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT!!!
Good bars and restaurants:CAMBORIO DISCO WAS PERFECT FOR A DRINK IN THE EVENING AND SOME PARTY AT LATE NIGHT
Suggestions:KEEP ON !!!


Name: Birgitte Gottlieb
From: Denmark
Date of visit: 21st February 2009
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We were very pleased it is a wonderfull place and we would like to come back another time the surraundings are so nice and it was wonderfull to come back in the afternoons and sit in the sun
Complaints about accomodation:maybe it will be nice with one or two sunloungers.
Good bars and restaurants:All the small townshare up in Sacromonte are just wonderfull and they have nice food and wine


Name: Tony
From: Poland
Date of visit: 18th February 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:English estate aways say that the 3 most important things about a house are: position, position and position. This house has all three. Close to Alhambra and a fresh fish shop.
Complaints about accomodation:Shoot the owners of the 'smelly dog'. It certainly didn't affect our stay, but why not take it for a walk.
Good bars and restaurants:Didn't use restaurants, but fresh prawns, tuna and swordfish steaks on the BBQ with evening views of the Alhambra are superior. Great fish shop - and so friendly


Name: Kate
From: London, UK
Date of visit: 2nd February 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The kitchen was very well equipt and the beds were very cosy and comfortable. The views from the garden are lovely and the apartment itself is really well placed for getting around. We'd love to come back when the weather is nicer as we experienced quite a lot of rain - but it was snowing in the UK!
Good bars and restaurants:We loved some of the bars on Calle Elvira - Bodegas Castañeda was amazing, full of local people enjoying food and tapas, Bodega la Antigualla was the friendliest place and were we given amazing amounts of food, ham & cheese toasted rolls and chips with each drink! We visited Kasbah for Arabic tea and gorgeous crepes. Obviously the Alhambra was the highlight and we did have a morning of sunshine which brought the place to life, but I think our visit to Aljibe de San Miguel Arab Baths was a close second. We went at 4pm and had the whole place to ourselves, there are 7 pools of varying temperatures, candle lit, aromatherapy massages, mint tea, bliss.
Bad experiences in Granada:Our lack of Spanish sometimes made things a little difficult and some of the bus drivers weren't overly helpful, but that has only inspired me to make an affort and take Spanish classes!


Name: Marcia
From: Johnson City, TN 37604, USA
Date of visit: 27th December 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We appreciated your excellent website and the laminated sheets with specific instructions. We loved the location. All the guide books suggest visits to the Albayzin as second only to the Alhambra, but we were in it. We explored it all and loved all the exercise as much as the adventure of finding our way home among twisting streets. Thanks for sharing such a fun place.


Name: Treg
From: USA
Date of visit: 18th December 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We really loved Boabdil House. The location was perfect for our family. I was with my wife, my mother, and my three children, aged 15,21,and 26. I didn't realize we would be so close, within easy walking distance of everything we wanted to do. We had tea right in Peso Harina, walked to the Alhambra easily for our 10:30 appointment, an easy walk uphill to the Mirador at St Nicolas for the sunset, and a Gypsy Flamenco show right next door, (down on the street on Sacramonte). The owners are very thoughtful and extremely descriptive of all you need to know about the neighborhood, in their handouts and information on the web. They have good advice; pay close attention to what they say. The kitchen was really well set up, using the space very efficiently. There's a nice view of the Alhambra, day and night, from the terrace at the house. The rooms and beds are comfortable and it's quiet at night. Internet access was nice. Heating worked well in the winter. My 15 year old son says this was the best place we stayed of 8 hotels and apartments in Spain. We would definitely stay here again, when returning to Granada.
Good bars and restaurants:We got some really tastey kebabs, like gyro sandwiches, going down Chapiz street and taking a right on Paseo de Padre Manjon, a couple of blocks down on the right hand side. Going to the Mirador at San Nicolas for the sunset an action is a must! Really nice tea at the restaurant in Peso Harina. We enjoyed the heartfelt Gypsy Flamenco show at Las Tarantas, right next door on Sacramonte. Sat so close their dresses were brushing our legs and we had to move our feet not to get stamped on!
Bad experiences in Granada:No. No one took advantage of us. Teresa was helpful getting into the house and we felt the owners of Boabdil House were accessible and available for questions, and advice.
Suggestions:It would be nice to have little containers of shampoo in the house. When traveling on plane nowadays it's more difficult to carry these kinds of items. The owner was very helpful in making suggestions about the kind of place we might like to stay, concerned about my mother being able to make it up the hill and the steps. She got along fine and loved the house and stay! The bus system makes getting around Granada easy.


Name: Ian and Helen
From: UK
Date of visit: 19th October 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Beautiful little garden area with table and chairs to watch the sun go down from. Overall a magical city with loads to explore.
Good bars and restaurants:Despite our concerns about eating in a place so close to views of the Alhambra (thinking we might receive the full tourist treatment), Restaurante Azafran (Paseo del Padre Manjon no1 (paseo de los Tristes)), was a real treat. With a wide selection of imaginative meals, it was difficult to choose what to have. Really delicious, unusual salads and cous cous dishes and olive oil ice cream if you haven\'t eaten enough olives already! The whole meal only cost around 35 euros for 2, inc a few drinks, and it felt like a much more expensive treat than that - in the UK you would pay through the roof for similar meals.
Bad experiences in Granada:We were cautious after all the warnings about bag snatching etc in this area but we took the usual precautions and had no trouble.
Suggestions:We wished we'd taken a bumbag or similar to avoid carrying a handbag or stuffing things in our pockets. Obvious advice but take comfy shoes, all the paths around here are cobbly and hilly! The market in the San Nicolas area is great and cheap, if you decide to do some home cooking.


Name: Helmut
From: Germany
Date of visit: 4th October 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:We loved the area, the city centre, the food, and the overall ambience of Granada. A prefect location for a short trip.


Name: Helga & Malies
From: Germany
Date of visit: 15th September 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:Boabdil house is a really charming accomodation in Albaycin and we liked it very much.We have been there 3 times and we hope to come again. Sarah and John were very helpful, if something did not work,they took care about immediatelly.
Complaints about accomodation:We were only 2 persons in 2 bedrooms. For us was Boabdil house ideal.
Good bars and restaurants:We cannot recommend a special restaurant in Granada,except perhaps FresCo via Colon 28,which is a self service buffet restaurant,where you can get a large selection of really fresh salads.the main courses are pizza,pasta and so on, but those are not so amazing.You pay about 9 Euros for this,bread, one drink, dessert and coffee included. Our favourite bakery is panaderia Maria in calle de panaderos in Albaycin.In the same street we had our breakfeast at the bar Monica,white coffee tostada mantequila mermelada or tomate aceite,this is toasted bread roll with butter and jam or tomato and oil.costs 1€ each.
Suggestions:1 tip:for going by bus take a "tarjeta",the price is about 2 euros once , but you get 7 tickets for 5 euros instead of 1, 1 euros for one ticket,so if you stay in Granada for a longer time or you plan to come again like us you will save money.


Name: Iris Durney
From: New Zealand
Date of visit: 26th August 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: apartment
Good things about accomodation:We loved the courtyard and it provided us with great family times together. We also appreciated the childens book of Irvings Tales of the Alhambra from the library in the house, as a quick way to get the atmosphere and history of Granada. Please thank Elizabeth and her friend who met us late at night in the Peso de Harina to show us the way and thanks for the preparation of the cot and other things for the baby.
Complaints about accomodation:The internet could not be connected
Good bars and restaurants:We made multiple visits to the gelato bar in the Plaza Nueva.
Suggestions:Thank you for the tip to pre book the Alhambra tickets. We thought that saved a lot of waiting around for a large group with a baby. We also pre booked a shuttle taxi with a baby seat for our arrival at the airport. The plane was over an hour late and it was nearly 11pm when we arrived and it was great to have the taxi waiting.
Granadainfo comments:I have recently change the modem to an ovislink which keeps the conexion very well if the internet doe not work switch off all the power at the fuse box and turn it back on again (this will reset the modem) If anything does not work during your stay phone 958 20 88 92 on the phone in the house. The phone call is free.


Name: Andrew Pickering
From: Accrington, England
Date of visit: 4th August 2008
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: boabdil
Good things about accomodation:The accommodation was fantastic and superbly located with a stunning view of the Alhambra. An exceptionally clean house with very good facilities. The garden terrace at night added to the magical experience, as the sounds of the nearby flamenco clubs created the perfect auditory backdrop to the visual treat. The air conditioning was absolutely vital and made the warm nights more comfortable.
Good bars and restaurants:There were many welcoming cafes and bars that served excellent and reasonably priced food and drink. The staff in all the establishments we visited were very welcoming, especially to our three children (who said that I must mention La Fuente cafe/bar - The Fountain was a source of great fun and provided a 'cooling off' area for them). The Swimming Pool at the University was excellent; a short walk from the centre and a good way to keep cool during the day when temperatures were up to 40 degrees. The home of Tapas did not disappoint and there were numerous bars and cafes offering excellent fare.
Bad experiences in Granada:The worst experience was having to leave. A cliche perhaps, but the genuine feeling of all the family. Your heart will remain in Granada far longer than the duration of your stay.
Suggestions:It is important to have a basic grasp of Spanish before visiting. The locals were very friendly we found, but even more so when we attempted to converse in Spanish.


Name: Susanne
From: Germany
Date of visit: 15th March 2008
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boaddil
Good things about accomodation:Loved the house. Perfect for independent types who like privacy, peace and quiet in the middle of the Albaicin. Absolutely everything one needed.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints! But your warning about the ability to climb steps is VERY necessary.
Good bars and restaurants:El Ladrillo II, Calle Panaderos, 13 Albaicin, Granada Fastastic fish for reasonable prices
Suggestions:All in all one of the best holidays we\'ve been on!


Name: Frank Carr
From: England
Date of visit: 12th April 2007
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Boabdil
Good things about accomodation:This is to let you know we much enjoyed our stay in Boadil. It has a terrific location, great views, and is a nice place to stay. We had a good time walking round the city, and our legs have been strengthened as a result.
Bad experiences in Granada:The only problem we had was trying to get a taxi back to the airport when the city centre had been closed to traffic due to a festival!


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