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Casa Zaida
Has been reviewed by 59 people.
The average rating is 9.2542 out of 10.
4 people have said it is Satisfactory
14 people have said it is Very good
41 people have said it is Excellent
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Comments of people who have stayed here.

Name: Jenn
From: San Antonio, Texas
Date of visit: 13th October 2016
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:I loved the accommodation...even having to sleep in the kids bunk bed! The location is superb, with a spectacular view of the alhambra. It is a very charming place with a rustic feel. The surrounding neighborhood is beautiful and fun with restaurants and shops nearby.
Complaints about accomodation:No complaints. My only suggestion would be to supply handsoop in the bathrooms. Most people travel with shampoo and conditioner, but not handsoap. Is especially helpful when arriving late at night with no way to shop.
Good bars and restaurants:We went looking for food one evening, and being vegan has its challenges! A local man recommended Il Trillo, and it did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and informative, and the menu had an entire section for us to order from. We didn't have to make any adjustments. I highly recommend them!
Suggestions:Be prepared to walk! While the city is not very big, it still takes time to get places and my mom and aunt were not very capable. We managed to get around okay, but it was a struggle. Also, having a paper map of the city would be helpful...as well as a bus route map with timetables. I wasn't able to connect to the Internet while walking around the city which made it hard to navigate without a paper copy.


Name: Jon
From: Australia
Date of visit: 3rd October 2016
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The Alhambra was the highlight. But the Arabic baths were also a real treat--wonderfully relaxing!
Complaints about accomodation:The apartment is rustic but very appealing. The patio outside the kitchen and the rooftop deck are special features. It is well equipped and roomy enough for 6 or 7 people. New bathrooms and new beds made it quite comfortable. The only thing we noted was that the floors tended to be a little gritty with fine particles, so some rugs or mats would help remove that feeling from your feet.
Good bars and restaurants:Mirador de Morayma was outstanding for a special dinner. We also enjoyed dinner at El Balcon de San Nicolas and tapas at Los Diamantes.


Name: Konstantin
From: Germany
Date of visit: 26th September 2016
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:It was very much like a feeling of coming home to the house, it has a very comfortable setup and was perfect for our needs.
Complaints about accomodation:Some convenience could be added by providing things like sugar, vinegar, toilet paper, that is usually not fully consumed if bought in consumer size packages. This would allow to worry about less things while on vacation
Good bars and restaurants:hike up the valley along Sacromonte and find a path to walk back on the other side and end up on the Alhambra hill.


Name: Lidija
From: Germany
Date of visit: 1st April 2016
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The view is unforgetable The terace is big and sunny Sarah and John provide great service, if you have a question or a problem, they solve it fast. Many Thanks for that
Complaints about accomodation:It is important to know, that the flat has 3 floors/levels and a lot of stairs. I would't book this accommodation, if I knew it, because we travel with a small child (11 months) and it was a real challenge.


Name: Valentin
From: Germany
Date of visit: 5th October 2015
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The accomodation is great, a very very lovely house with beatiful interior. Two bathroms are perfect and the terraces are fantastic.
Complaints about accomodation:If you have young children, the open starcase could be a bit probematic (partially no hand rail etc).
Good bars and restaurants:The whole atmosphere of the city is great. I sure you will find it out by yourself :)


Name: Margo
From: Ottawa, Canada
Date of visit: 5th May 2015
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:There were four of us in the unit--two seniors and two teenagers. We had plenty of space in which to spread out. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean. The two patios were great, especially the upper one with it's view of the Alhambra. The location was very good. We walked to the downtown area, Plaza Nueva and beyond. We also explored Sacramonte and the Albaycin on foot. We took a taxi home a couple of nights from downtown and it cost under 5 euros.
Complaints about accomodation:We have no complaints about the accommodation. We blew a fuse (our fault!) and couldn't find the breaker panel, but a call to the rental agency was answered immediately and the problem was rectified. The only suggestion I can offer is that it would have been nice to have a hair dryer and a toaster in the apartment but perhaps those things get removed by tenants. This property and its location would not be good for people with mobility issues. There are three floors and an upper balcony and you are always running up and down the stairs.


Name: Nigel
From: UK
Date of visit: 14th May 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:I come here regularly it's my fav city on the planet. This appartment is in such a great location; right next to the Gypies Barro of scarmonte .Next to the amazing views over the Allambra. The appartment is very modern and so quiet and calm with a lush gdn. The agents are so helpful and I will using them again
Good bars and restaurants:Cafe pour Katos served amazing breakfast and the restraints at the view point by morose st Nicolas were amazing view particularly at night and a amazing lasngune


Name: Nigel
From: UK
Date of visit: 14th May 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:I come here regularly it's my fav city on the planet. This appartment is in such a great location; right next to the Gypies Barro of scarmonte .Next to the amazing views over the Allambra. The appartment is very modern and so quiet and calm with a lush gdn. The agents are so helpful and I will using them again
Good bars and restaurants:Cafe pour Katos served amazing breakfast and the restraints at the view point by morose st Nicolas were amazing view particularly at night and a amazing lasngune


Name: Caroline
From: The Netherlands
Date of visit: 3rd May 2014
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Quiet location of the accommodation. The big terrace is wonderful. (one of the benches has a small piece nail sticking up, just in the middle.) And the top terrace was great for the sunsets! The next door Bar El Pozo is recommendable (only lunch). Also the small shop uphill (Sacromonte) is worth to be mentioned (maybe a notice in the accommodation?). People are really very friendly. The Realejo area is very interesting, many bars too.
Complaints about accomodation:No wine glasses (if this can be regarded as a complaint ;-)
Good bars and restaurants:El Pozo, next door. Cheap (daily menu EUR 8,50) with basic food. Alacena de las Monjas, on Plaza de Padre Suarez. Excellent. Not cheap but very nice. The "calamares fritos" at the Bar Las Cuevas (opposite Iglesia de San Gregorio) are delicious. Try a pionono (available at nearly every pastelería), the local delicacy. The ones at Pastería El Sur are the best we had.
Suggestions:Try a pionono (available at nearly every pastelería), the local delicacy. Flamenco show in one of the zambras of Sacromonte. Museo de las cuevas, Sacromonte. Casa de los Tiros (museum and art gallery). Capilla Real, with the royal graves and impressive grill. The many bars in the Realejo.


Name: Rachel
From: London
Date of visit: 26th February 2014
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The house is great - in a quiet spot so you sleep well (people often forget to mention whether a place is noisy or not... this wasn't...) It was the beginning of Spring when we stayed, so still a bit cold - but the house was unexpectedly cosy and warm. The shower is really good, and it was great to have the choice of a bathroom and a shower room. The view from the top balcony is FABULOUS, all the equipment was fine for cooking etc. and there's plenty of space. It really was a superb stay (and I've stayed in a lot of places in Granada!) NB there's a great walk into the Sierra Nevada that not a lot of people seem to do. Best views of the mountain range - check out www.treksierranevada.com and download the map for Beas... Starts behind the Alhambra, at the cemetery. Birdwatchers will love it (spotted a Bernelli's and a Golden eagle)...
Complaints about accomodation:The house was really great! But I would change a couple of things if it were my house: - the ants in the kitchen... - it could do with a sofa in the living room, the armchairs aren't that comfy for reading etc.
Good bars and restaurants:Any tapas bar! Especially in San Miguel Bajo... Bar Aixa does great tapas too. It's all about the tapas.


Name: Rosemary
From: USA
Date of visit: 12th April 2013
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The balcony and rooftop terrace were the best.... Breakfasts on the balcony every day, and wine on the terrace at night will stay with me. The visage of the Alhambra at night, from the terrace, was awesome.
Good bars and restaurants:Night visit to the Alhambra was a highlight of the trip.


Name: David
From: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 11th August 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Beautiful, tastefully furnished 18th century house; lovely cool 'cave' bedroom; excellent views of the Alhambra from the rooftop - very romantic when lit up at night and with the sound of flamenco music coming from performances across the valley. Very friendly and helpful greeting from Conchi.
Good bars and restaurants:Really enjoyed the Moroccan teteria (tea-house) at the street corner just below the house - like stepping into a scene from the Arabian Nights.
Suggestions:Would advise potential visitors that as there is a steep staircase to the rooftop balcony with no banister, the house may not be suitable for those with young children.


Name: Jenna (CUNA)
From: Kosovo
Date of visit: 8th April 2012
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Casa Zaida was a wonderful place to stay. Located in Albaicin, it was central and perfect for wandering, while at the same time slightly removed from the busy Granada center. We stayed for a week in the house, and traveled around the city with two small children. The walk up the hill of Albaicin, through small pedestrian streets over many stairs, was actually something we looked forward to every day. A beautiful place to stay. Oh - and Conchi is phenomenal! I would stay at C.Z. again, if only to have the opportunity to drink another glass of wine with her!
Complaints about accomodation:Please clearly note on the website that the location is not appropriate for babies. Cover gaps at base of stairs (leading to the top terrace) so that children won't fall through. Another few knives would be useful, as there was only one for use.


Name: Shamila
From: United Kingdom
Date of visit: 28th March 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:loved the views from both terraces and the space in the whole house Our housekeeper Conci was Brilliant !!!
Complaints about accomodation:Loved the house but the steps to the roof were very unstable .


Name: Sven
From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date of visit: 25th February 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Location is great; in the middle of Albaycin and close to Sacromonte. The Alhambra was a hightlight of course but also the possibility to go skiing in the Sierra Nevada is perfect, only 45 minutes away by bus.
Complaints about accomodation:We loved the place, and if any improvements can be made it would be a WIFI connection, and more comfortable chairs at the table.
Good bars and restaurants:On the Carrera del Darro is a nice bar called La Fontana which we liked, also because of the WIFI available. Lisboa on the corner of Plaza Nueva serves good coffee, and the hammam Al Andalus is a nice experience, but not cheap if you go for the full treatment. Horno Paquito was a nice surprise, very local place near Plaza Salvador, great tapas, great value for money. We loved the Berenjenas con miel.
Bad experiences in Granada:Sometimes it is confusing wether you get tapas with your drinks or not. In some cases you have to ask, in other places you get it even before you order.
Suggestions:We loved it, the weather was also pleasant which helps, so we could go out without coats during the day. Definately a place to go back to. Alhambra is a must, but the city of Granada itself was beyond expectations.


Name: Darragh
From: Cornwall, UK
Date of visit: 16th February 2012
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Fabulous view of alhambra from apartment. Kids loved quirky rooms. Great location to explore Granada by foot.


Name: Peter
From: New York
Date of visit: 19th November 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:It was beautiful,comfortable, and in a perfect location. Need to be able to handle hills and stairs. The view from the roof top terrrace was awe inspiring. Conchi was very heplful . Driving was an adventure and I'd either not take a car or park in center city and take a taxi to the apt (less than 5 Euro)
Complaints about accomodation:None


Name: Robert Boakes
From: Sydney, Australia
Date of visit: 12th September 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The house was cool and airy. The location in the Albayzin was excellent - for both walking around and catching buses. The weather was wonderful - sunny, hot (30+ in the days, but dry) but cool at night.
Complaints about accomodation:Some necessary items were not available when we arrived, but these were very promptly provided by the owner. Otherwise all was well and it was a delight to stay in the house for 2 weeks.


Name: ginette
From: The Netherlands
Date of visit: 4th September 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:We really liked our stay in the accommodation. Everything was there and the house is very cosy. The terraces were splendid! We loved it and we will come back. Our 'landlord' was very nice and helpful.
Complaints about accomodation:A curtain in front of the windows in the bedrooms. There was no curtain in the main bedroom at the first floor. I wake up then at 6.00 in the morning;-). Maybe also a bit more equipment, knifes etc in the kitchen
Good bars and restaurants:The flamenco pena in the Albacin (nearby the appartment) is very nice and the food also!! Good arroz!


Name: Phillip
From: UK
Date of visit: 24th July 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:loved Granada. Would definitely come again and stay longer but when the weather is a bit milder.
Complaints about accomodation:couple of broken drawer handles but that's about it. Wireless internet would be great!
Good bars and restaurants:Just wondering round the old town at night is great. Loads of great bars, music, food


Name: Ann
From: England
Date of visit: 23rd May 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Casa Zaida is a very charming property. The terraces are fantastic and there is a wonderful view of the Alhambra from the upper terrace. Conchi was extremely helpful on arrival. The location is great with easy transport by bus or on foot to Plaza Nuevo and to the Alhambra. Also near very good restaurants.
Bad experiences in Granada:Everyone in Granada was very helpful.
Suggestions:It is very advisable to book the Alhambra in advance on the internet.


Name: Ross
From: Spain
Date of visit: 9th May 2011
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Complaints about accomodation:There is some noise from people walking past the house at night and I was woken up a couple of times.
Good bars and restaurants:Nice craft shops, tapas bars and Moroccan stylie arts on Calle Elvira. The Alhambra, despite its reputation however, was pants. Again, taxis up are about 5 euros and we had to go up 3 times to even get tickets so it cost us 30 euros in total for cab fares - more than the entry fee!!! And when we got in we wished we hadnt bothered. Dull dull dull
Bad experiences in Granada:We werent overcharged but coming from more rural Spain I'd say the prices were about 3 times what we're used to, e.g. a standard beer and some tapas for about 3 euros compared to 1.10 for the same thing where we live (about an hour away)
Granadainfo comments:It is a short walk to the Alhambra using a short cut up the Cuesta de los Chinos but you have to be reasonably fit. It is much better to catch the 31 or 32 minibus than get a taxi. There is a bus stop about 200 metres away. It doesn't make sense to walk down to the taxi rank in Plaza Nueva.


Name: Matthieu
From: France
Date of visit: 18th April 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The accomodation was perfect. Well equipped, good location. Wonderful view from the upper terrace. Charming
Bad experiences in Granada:The impossibility to visit the Alhmbra (!). Tickets sold out


Name: Baron Rami
From: Israel
Date of visit: 28th March 2011
Rating: Satisfactory
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The location of the apartment is wonderful.
Complaints about accomodation:The entrance wood door as well as other wood furnitures in the house had been treated before we came and we did not like the smell.


Name: Roland
From: Connecticut, USA
Date of visit: 21st February 2011
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Location of the apartment was great. Apartment was lovely, comfortable. Best part of Granada was the Alhambra and was only a short walk from the apartment.
Good bars and restaurants:Recommend the Moroccan restaurant at the corner of Cuesta del Chapiz and Camino de Sacromonte


Name: Heather
From: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date of visit: 11th September 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Good supply of bedding.


Name: Francoise
From: Oxford, England
Date of visit: 5th September 2010
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Apart from the above, Casa Zaida with her 2 terraces is great and extremely well located. The house is simply furnished and uncluttered which is ideal for a holiday.I would certainly recommend it. We found Spanish people in Granada very friendly and welcoming ( taxi drivers, waiters,shop keepers, people in the street..)We had fun trying to communicate in our broken Spanish.We also felt very safe in the Albaicin even late at night. Perhaps, tourists could be told in advance the Bono system on the bus.( the 2 euro card).
Complaints about accomodation:One of the lamps was not working in one bedroom.
Good bars and restaurants:I recommend you take a bus to go to the Abbey in the Sacromonte. Superb views over Granada!
Bad experiences in Granada:On the whole, no bad experiences. Apart from one fishmonger who sold us prawns which were off. Luckily, the smell was so bad we noticed it immediately and got our money back. Otherwise, we could have spent the rest of our stay ill in bed or worse!
Suggestions:I believe you can see free flamenco at the week-end in the small bars further along the Sacromonte.


Name: Jennifer (CUNA-HEMINGWAY)
From: London, England
Date of visit: 23rd June 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The terraces in the apartment were very well used.
Complaints about accomodation:The hot water supply failed in the kitchen. A plumber came quickly but had to return the next day with a new part. It was all OK in the end.


Name: Carola Nielinger-Vakil
From: England
Date of visit: 10th April 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:Casa Zaida was absolutely fantastic and fulfilled all expectations. We had a fantastic view of the Alhambra from the roof terrace and stayed in the middle of the old moorish quarter.
Complaints about accomodation:We managed to take the bus instead of a taxi and it was actually very easy.
Good bars and restaurants:We really enjoyed breakfast in the 'cafe au lait' down by the river. We also highly recommend a visit to the Palacio de Dar-al Horra, only open Tuesday and Thursday morning. It is a fantastic but little known moorish palace with wonderful decorations and we were there all by ourselves.


Name: Julia
From: United States
Date of visit: 1st March 2010
Rating: Excellent
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida
Good things about accomodation:The flat is centrally located to local attractions and charmingly decorated--looked like something from a movie. We loved the terrace(s). All the beds were comfortable and the shower/baths functioned very well.
Complaints about accomodation:My only suggestion for improvement would be to make sure the flat is well equipped for daily living. There were no kitchen towels, no coffee maker, and an insufficient amount of toilet paper.
Good bars and restaurants:Everyone in Granada was very helpful, given our limited Spanish.


Name: Nick
From: Milwaukee,WI
Date of visit: 26th December 2009
Rating: Very good
Room or apartment: Casa Zaida


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