Traditional Casa Cueva -or "Cave House" located in the Sacromonte district. These are traditional dwellings excavated from the soft rock of the hillside unique to the province of Granada.
It is located moments away from the Mirador of Mario Maya, which offers one of the best views in the city of the Alhambra, and adjoins the 14th century Nazrid defensive wall. Like all Casas Cueva, "Cueva II" maintains the same ambient temperature of 18-22°C throughout the year.
Sensitively restored in 2012, the house is decorated simply, using neutral colours and respectful of the fabric of the cave. Terracotta flooring gives the only touch of colour, and the furnishings and lighting, by contrast, are completely modern. It can accommodate up to four guests.
The entrance is through a doorway cut in to the rock, and gives on to a hall. To the right is the kitchen, well-equipped for self-catering. Through a large archway is the living area, which is furnished with a bench which converts to a double-bed, upholstered chairs, and a dining table and four chairs. There is also a flat-screen TV.
The bathroom is beyond the kitchen, and features a large bath which integrates perfectly with the walls of the cave. Contemporary lighting, a modern-style sink and a mirrored wall give a touch of luxury.
The bedroom is just off the entrance hall and features a double-bed, a desk and a large niche carved into the rock for the storage of clothes. Floor-level lighting under the bed gives an atmospheric feel to the room.
Heating: With 2 radiators - one in the bedroom and other in the living room -, and electric heating in the bathroom.
Sacromonte is a neighbourhood of the Albaicín district built on a steep hillside and is famous for its caves and resident gypsies. It is only 1.5 km from Plaza Nueva, yet has a totally different feel. Due to the nature of the geography, it is not suitable for those with mobility problems.
Sacromonte is the second hill on the opposite side of the valley formed by the Darro river from the Alhambra hill. The first, directly facing the Alhambra, is the Albaicín neighbourhood, and adjacent to the right, Sacromonte. It is only 1.5 km from Plaza Nueva in the city centre, but has a totally different feel. The nature of the geography makes it unsuitable for people with mobility problems, but it's highly recommended for travellers who are looking for an authentic Granada experience.
Sacromonte derives its name from the nearby Sacromonte Abbey, which was founded in 1600 on the hill of Valparaiso outside the old city.
By the 19th century, the area had become home to a substantial Gitano community, who built their houses in caves excavated from the soft rock of the hillside. Nowadays, some owners are converting this former modest housing into luxurious and cutting edge designer cave apartments. Natural chalk walls in combination with some contrasting furniture and lighting give a minimalistic and at the same time dramatic ambience (see "Sacromonte Cueva 1" video).
The caves which have been prepared for tourist rentals are next to more traditional ones, where the gypsy community organizes Flamenco shows in the traditional Zambra style, with the spectators sitting in a circle around the perfomers (see "Tarantos" video).
For stays over 1 month we recommend you send a reservation request. Simply click on the link in the help box.
You are required to pay 20% of the total apartment rental to complete your booking.
The balance must be paid in cash upon arrival.
14:00 - 24:00h. Early check-in is possible but subject to availability - please enquire.
The apartment is located on a pedestrian street with no vehicle access. If being dropped off by car or taxi, the street nearest to the Cave open to traffic is a 2-3 minute walk away. There is a bus stop 4-5 minutes walk away for lines 31 and 35, which connect the Albaicín and Sacromonte with the centre. The Albaicín neighbourhood can be reached in 5 minutes by foot and Plaza Nueva in 15-20 minutes.
Baby cot: free of charge (ask for availability).
Airport transfer: If you arrive by plane, you can request a pick-up service for 22 EUR.
The 20% reservation deposit is completely non-refundable.
These apartment conditions are in addition to the general terms and conditions.
Review for a stay in Apr 2013 - Anónimo, Oñati (España)
El apartamento estaba genial; sacromonte cae lejos, pero es muy autentico; fuimos con un bebe, y, aunque no es lo más recomendable por situación, estuvimos realmente agusto.
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