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Granada Apartment Carmen Terrace 1

Rent vacation apartment in Granada Almanzora Alta Street Granada

Carmen Terrace 1 | Studio with terrace garden & panoramic views

Charming and bright studio apartment with a private garden and magnificent views over the Albaicín. The apartment is set within the grounds of a Casa Carmen - a type of house found only in Granada, which traditionally includes a garden and an orchard.

Uniquely, the alberca - or water reservoir - of the Casa Carmen is set within the apartment. Historically the alberca would have been used for the irrigation of the garden.

Other features include wood beamed ceilings and a huge glass wall which runs the length of the apartment - allowing in plenty of light and breathtaking, wide views over the Albaicín quarter.

The living-dining area has a comfortable sofa, dining table and a kitchen - which is well equipped for self-catering. Beyond is the bedroom with double bed and, separated by a curtain, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. There are no interior doors between living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

"Carmen Terrace 1" has its own designated garden and terrace furnished with table, chairs and parasol. With a fabulous location just below the Alhambra and within five minutes walk from Plaza Nueva, it is truly an oasis in the centre of the city. This romantic setting is ideal for relaxing in the sun and shady gardens, and enjoying the magnificent views of the city.

The apartment is situated in an annexe next to the original main building of the Carmen, where we also have five other holiday apartments available.

Equipment per room

Living room:

  • Chairs
  • Dining table
  • Sofa


  • Fridge
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Microwave

Bedroom 1:

  • Double bed
  • Wardrobe

Bathroom 1:

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Washbasin


  • Chairs
  • Deck chairs
  • Garden furniture
  • Parasol
  • Plants

Note: Washing machine in common area shared between other apartments.

Location of apartment Carmen Terrace 1

Location of apartment Alhambra

In the heart of old Granada and crowned by Granada´s famous Palace Fortress, the Alhambra hill - or al-Sabika Hill to give its proper name - rises up overlooking the whole of the city and the plains beyond. It is bordered to the north by the Darro River and Albaicín neighbourhood and to the west by the central Plaza Nueva. The Cathedral, main shopping district, and the Plaza Bib-Rambla are only a short walk away.

Cuesta Gomérez rises up the Alhambra hill from Plaza Nueva, and leads to the main access to the monument through the Puerta de las Granadas. The relatively short but steep climb is punctuated by souvenir shops, guitar-makers and artisans workshops.

To the south of the Darro River, on the lower part of the hill, there is a small network of occasionally steep and winding streets including many Casas Carmen. Unique to Granada, it is a traditional-style house with a pleasure garden and orchard - a country house in the middle of the city.


  • The Alhambra and Generalife, the famous Palace and Gardens
  • Views from Mirador Almanzor Alta towards the Centro, Albaicín and Sacromonte
  • Santa Ana Church - a renaissance church with moorish bell-tower just off Plaza Nueva
  • Modern-day Hammam, Arab Baths on Santa Ana street 
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Prices (EUR)

Conditions of apartment Carmen Terrace 1 (ref. 0295)

Minimum stay:

2 nights.

Reservation deposit:

You are required to pay 20% of the total apartment rental to complete your booking.

Balance payment:

The balance must be paid in cash upon arrival.
The other option is to pay the balance by bank transfer, at least 7 days prior to your arrival. Please request account details by email.

Check-in time:
14:00 - 22:00h. Early check-in is possible but subject to availability - please enquire. Supplement for late check-in from 22:00 to 01:00h: 10 EUR.

Daily rate: 20 EUR. Private parking garage with limited places. Located at 500 m from the apartment. Ask for availability before booking.

Additional services:
Internet: Free! Wireless internet.
Baby cot: 10 EUR /night. Please request on your booking form.

Additional information:
1. The water deposit, which you can see on the photos, is without water.
2. The apartment is on a pedestrian street, without vehicle access. Please advise if arriving by car and ask for driving instructions.
3. Due to its location at the hill of the Alhambra, it is NOT suitable for those with mobility problems. After climbing up Gomerez street, which is accessible by taxi, there is a series of steps and a path to get to the apartment in approx 2 min. Have a look at the map. The position of the marker is very precise. (Eventually click "satellite view" and zoom-in.)

Cancellation policy:
The 20% reservation deposit is completely non-refundable.

These apartment conditions are in addition to the general terms and conditions.

Guest reviews:

Granada Apartment Carmen Terrace 1

22 guest reviews 4.4 / 5


Review for a stay in Nov 2015 - Anónimo, Granada ()

Es un apartamento unico por sus vistas y excelentemente equipado, pero el inconveniente mas notable que tiene es el frio que pasamos los dias que estuvimos alli. Aunque tuvimos encendidos durante todo el día el aire caliente y un calefactor que habia alli, no habia manera de calentar el apartamento, tanto es asi que preferíamos estar en la calle antes que en el apartamento...una pena.

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"Unas vistas preciosas"

Review for a stay in Jul 2015 - Miguel Antonio, Madrid ()

El apartamento estaba muy bien, con unas vistas maravillosas, jardin y aire acondicionado (muy valioso en esta epoca del año) El unico incomveniente que hay que subir un largo trecho por todo lo demaa genial y Matias (nuestro responsable de llaves, etc....) muy amable.

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"Vistas espectaculares del Albaicin"

Review for a stay in May 2015 - Josef, Madrid ()

Muy buena. Cuando llegamos el apartamento aun no estaba listo y tuvimos que esperar unos 20 min, pero Matías muy amablemente nos acomodo en la terraza y nos invitó a un refresco. Los únicos "peros" fueron el tiempo que tardaba en enfriarse la habitación con el aire acondicionado ubicado en el salón y las hormigas sobre la encimera de la cocina.

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"A basic apartment ideal for for two people who know each other well in a beautiful situation with great views."

Review for a stay in May 2014 - Rob , Langtoft (England)

Betti the rep was really helpful on arrival. The apartment was fine for us in terms of great location even if the climb might not suit some people. People booking would need to be close because there is no toilet door just a curtain. The kitchen had many ants in it which meant keeping all food stored securely. The wash basin sometimes discharged water into the shower along with all sorts of black bits and accompanied by a drain smell. If these things don't matter to you the proximity to The Alhambra and the panoramic view of the town is a great asset. Granada itself is a good place for a short break and holds loads of cultural interest.

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"Fantastic place "

Review for a stay in May 2014 - Annefloor, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

The place was very nicely decoratd; simple but with style. The view was fantastic, and location was perfect between the city center and the Alhambra (we walked al the way to Alhambra with our babytrolly - nice walk). It was good that we knew we had to climb a few stairs to the appartment so we left some lugaage in the car and the host helped us very nicely.
It can become quite hot in the appartment, so a timer for the airco would be an extra luxury:) but like this (it was 40 c plus) we also managed very well

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"Pas décus !"

Review for a stay in Mar 2014 - Anonymous, BRECHAMPS (FRANCE)

un accès un peu difficile pour une vue exceptionnelle.

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"Como siempre,... fantástico!"

Review for a stay in Feb 2014 - JOSÉ ANTONIO, Carboneras (Almería) (España)

Es la segunda vez que hemos estado en este apartamento y es fantástico: las vistas increíbles, la tranquilidad total, muy muy bien!. Betty, como siempre, puntual y muy atenta. Sólo un detalle: llovió y había una pequeña gotera en la habitación. !Cuidado!, porque el apartamento se merece que se cuide mucho.

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"We had a great stay at Granada in your apartment."

Review for a stay in Aug 2013 - Graça, Trofa (Portugal)

Carmen Terrace 1 is a superb apartment with great views to the Albaicin.

We had sent 3 great days in Granada in your apartment.
The only downside is the fact that does not have access to cars which complicates a little the transport of luggage.In order to compensate we recommend that people take little luggage.

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"Fabulous apartment"

Review for a stay in Jun 2013 - Norman, Melville (Australia)

Fabulous apartment with amazing views (provided you can handle steps). Manager ( Betti) was even more fabulous and was priceless. Always helpful and informative, making our stay especially memorable.

Large glass area could however be a problem in the height of summer, and the unit would benefit from more blinds and perhaps an air conditioner at the bedroom end.

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"A well situated apartment near the town centre with interesting and extensive views."

Review for a stay in Jun 2013 - Geoffrey, Legbourne, Louth (United Kingdom)

The apartment was exactly as described on the website and the photos gave a clear view of what to expect. It contained all that was needed and was very comfortable. There was easy access to the Albaicin and the Alhambra.

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"Vistas espectaculares en un lugar de privilegio en la ciudad más hermosa que conozco."

Review for a stay in May 2013 - Jordi, Riba-roja de Turia (Valencia) (España)

Espectacular, cómodo y funcional. Por ponerle un pero, en verano puede resultar muy caluroso (el pago por tener todo el frente acristalado). Estuvimos del 31/05 al 2/06 y el aire acondicionado resultó obligatorio.

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"Lovely apartment"

Review for a stay in May 2013 - Judith, Hemel Hempstead (UK)

This was a really lovely apartment with a view to die for. However there are three things which need to improve to make this a 5 star apartment.
1. A warning on your website that it is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues
2. A better air conditioning unit and another one in the bedroom area. I could not recommend this apartment to anyone in the height of summer.
3. Improved outdoor lighting for the complete complex. the unlit steps were dangerous

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"Was für einen Ausblick!!"

Review for a stay in Apr 2013 - Guillaume, Wörthsee (Germany)

Der grosse Vorteil des Apartments ist definitiv die Terrasse mit Ausbllick auf dem Abalcin, wundershön!
Damit vergisst man fast das "spanische" Standard der Wohnung... Ein bisschen Schade, es könnte renoviert (bzw von einem Professionel renoviert) werden. Ein Paar unpraktische, schmutzige oder kapute Sachen.

Aber was für einen Ausblick.
Und Preis völlig OK für die Leitung.

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"Das Apartment hat eine wunderschöne Lage."

Review for a stay in Apr 2013 - Anonymous, Duisburg (Deutschland)

Der Ausblick ist traumhaft. Alles sehr schön ,bis auf die Information der Parkmöglichkeiten. Denn das hat uns die Ankunft inn Granada ziemlich vermißt. Es waere fair gewesen darauf hinzu weisen wie schwierig es ist eine solche zu finden.
Danke noch mal an Betty, die einen guten Job macht.

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"Traumhaft schön!"

Review for a stay in Apr 2013 - Birgit, Dortmund (Deutschland)

Dieses Apartment hat uns von seiner Lage und Ausstattung begeistert. Wir es würden jederzeit erneut buchen. Es entsprach genau der Beschreibung.

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"Tranquilidad, comodidad y magníficas vistas"

Review for a stay in Jan 2013 - JOSÉ ANTONIO, Carboneras (Almería) (España)

Hemos pasados un par de días maravillosos en este apartamento. Los atardeceres en el albaicín son espectaculares y distintos cada día. El apartamento es cómodo, limpio, tranquilo y muy acogedor. Aunque hacía frío en sistema de calefacción del apartamento era suficiente. El único problema es controlar el vaho que empañaba los cristales. Betty fué muy amable y simpática. Un saludo.

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"Es precioso"

Review for a stay in Dec 2012 - Celia, Almeria (España)

Estuvimos pasando el fin de año y pudimos cocinar y tomarnos las uvas frente a unas vistas espectaculares. Las cuestas para llegar al piso ayudan a bajar las tapillas y el alcohol

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"Esta casita es el PARAISO!!!"

Review for a stay in Nov 2012 - Cristina, Madrid (España)

Nos ha encantado, nos hemos sentido muy cómodos. Las vistas espectaculares, el apartamento precioso, la única pega es que hay que subir mucha cuesta y escaleras para acceder a él. Nosotros ibamos con un bebé y la cosa se complicaba. Pero sí es para parejas o niños mas mayores, con poco equipaje, el apartamento es la leche!!! Para quedarse en el y no hacer turisteo, no hace falta!

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Review for a stay in Oct 2012 - Marcel, La seyne sur mer (FRANCE)

juste fantastique. un peu dur d'accès mais ça se méritait. tripant, planant pour les amoureux de méditation historique et citadine. Un grand moment d'exception.10 m linéaire de baie vitrée du sol au plafond avec vue sur les toits du quartier ALBAICIN... on y poserait presque ses valises pour toujours. un moment exceptionnel...

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"Vistas increibles en un cómodo apartamento"

Review for a stay in Sep 2012 - Diego, Zaragoza (España)


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"Lovely modern appartment in old part of Granada, with the most stunning views."

Review for a stay in Sep 2012 - Anonymous, Calver, Hope Valley (England)

Overall very good.

Only points for improvement would be to sort the door so that this could easily be pulled to when going in and out, without having to continually use the lock, as the door of the appartment needed to be closed at all times, to prevent the cats (which were plentiful) from coming in and out. Also the canopy on the terrace, is sited in the wrong position for creating any afternoon or early evening shade, which is when it is really needed, making it impossible to utilise the terrace during our stay, as it was far too hot in the full sun.

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"It is a precious stay in that place !!!"

Review for a stay in Jul 2012 - Waraphon, Breda (The Netherlands)

I give 100% satisfied

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