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Granada Apartment Sacromonte Cueva 2

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Sacromonte Cueva 2 | Cave house with modern design and comfort

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.

Max. People:
4
Min. stay (nights):
2
Size (m²):
55
Floor level:
Ground floor
Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Terrace:
n/a

Equipment

Living room:

  • Chairs
  • Dining table
  • Double sofa-bed

Kitchen:

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine

Bedroom 1:

  • Desk
  • Double bed

Bathroom 1:

  • Bath Tub
  • Toilet
  • Washbasin

Location of apartment Sacromonte Cueva 2

Location of apartment Sacromonte

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).

Highlights:

  • Cave houses
  • Flamenco shows
  • Muralla Ziri (defensive walls)
  • Sacromonte Abbey
  • Mirador of Mario Maya (lookout)
  • Views of Alhambra
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Prices

All prices in Euros. Per apartment.

Seasonal adjustments:

  • 29 Mar 2015 - 05 Apr 2015 (Semana Santa): + 15,00% supplement. Minimum stay: 4 nights

Conditions of apartment Sacromonte Cueva 2 (ref. 0322)

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.


Check-in time:
14:00 - 24:00h. Early check-in is possible but subject to availability - please enquire.

Location:
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.

Additional services:
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.

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 Sacromonte Cueva 2

10 guest reviews 4.7 / 5

"Casa-cueva"

Review for a stay in May 2014 - Cristina, Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (Barcelona)

Ventajas: muy bonito, limpio y acogedor y con unas vistas espectaculares de la ciudad por toda la zona.
Inconvenientes: si vas andando tienes que subir bastante para llegar (aunque hay autobuses muy frecuentes que paran cerca de la casa) y por las noches hace frío, aunque con el edredón y la estufita se está muy bien. Lo único malo: al ser cueva se nota mucho la humedad.

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"Un endroit inoubliable"

Review for a stay in Apr 2014 - Anonymous, Draveil (France)

Cet appartement/maison fait partie de la réussite de notre séjour à Grenade. Pour ceux qui veulent vivre une expérience inoubliable, c'est un endroit que nous recommanderons sans hésiter. Notre famille composée de deux enfants (10 et 13 ans) n'ont pas eu de mal à grimper Sacremonte, le quartier historique où se trouve cet appartement. L'endroit est idyllique car Alhambra est juste de l'autre côté de la vallée. Hormis ce point positif, je signale que vivre trois jours dans cette maison est quelque chose à raconter à ses proches. De plus, la maison a été entièrement rénovée avec goût mêlant tradition et design, le moderne et l'ancien. Le linge de maison est extrêmement propre, la literie est très confortable, la propriétaire très attentive au confort de ses locataires : elle nous a guidés par téléphone pour retrouver la personne chargée de nous accueillir (qui nous a en plus accompagnés jusqu'à un parking non payant mais sûr et nous a beaucoup aidés pour d'autres choses). Bref, un vrai régal ! Merci.

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"Authentic, vibrant environment. "

Review for a stay in Apr 2014 - Rachel, Ellisville (United States)

The apartment is in a lovely location with breathtaking views of Granada. Only a short (downhill) walk to the city center.
Would not recommend to elderly or disabled individuals because the (uphill) walk to the apartment is fairly steep.
The internet access was spotty; however, this inconvenience was far outweighed by the beautiful neighborhood and overall experience of Granada.

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"Fun place to stay"

Review for a stay in Mar 2014 - Anonymous, Didsbury (United Kingdom)

The cave is surprisingly spacious, well laid out and comfortable. Only stayed for 2 nights, if it had been summer would happily have stayed longer but in March it did get a little chilly at night. Quite a novel place to stay and somewhere really different. The facilities (kitchen, bed, tv etc) were an excellent standard. Bathroom lovely. Only advise, take slippers the stone floors are a bit chilly!

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"Aun mas bonito de lo que parece"

Review for a stay in Nov 2013 - Patricia, Melide ( A Coruña ) (España)

Me parecio aun mas bonito que en las fotos,con todo lo necesario para pasar unos días de relax sin casi ni salir del apartamento,vistas preciosas,el trato fantástico,todo perfecto.

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"An unusual and charming treat of a place"

Review for a stay in Sep 2013 - Anonymous, London (United Kingdom)

We loved this place. Having looked at several other options we simply couldn't resist the idea of staying in a cave.
It has quite a few interesting features in the lumpy walls - niches here and there, wonky old doors and shutters, all whitewashed so it feels like being inside an iced fruit cake. Its cave-ness means it stays cool in summer and warm in winter - a haven at siesta time!
The street is very quiet apart. from local kids and frequent bicycle tours, but due to the acoustics you can hear every word people speak outside. If you leave the shutters open at night be ready for intrigued people pressing against the mesh and peering in, it must look very alluring because it happens a lot.
The Sacromonte area is great, stunning views of the Alhambra and charming little lanes to get lost in. We walked to the Alhambra ticket office in just 20 minutes, but be ready for a steep climb down to the river and then another up the Cuesta del Rey Chico.

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"Un lieu magique, un raffinement exquis"

Review for a stay in Aug 2013 - Isabelle, Bruxelles (Belgique)

Ces grottes sont très agréables à vivre en été.
Le goût du design des propriétaires en font un lieu où il fait bon rester pendant les heures chaudes

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"Excellent"

Review for a stay in Jul 2013 - Robyn, Weaverville, CA (USA)

The apartment was really fun, I loved how it was furnished. Geraldo was so accomodating and really nice. It was super clean and had incredible views. When I had not written phone numbers down Ava was above and beyond to get numbers for me. All our needs were addressed and our visit was perfect. .

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"Stunning"

Review for a stay in Jul 2013 - Wendy , London (England)

We stayed here for 4 nights in July and I wish it had been longer! From the outside (yes, it really is a cave) you have no idea of the beautiful house that awaits you inside. There has been a lot of thought put into the design, and the furnishings and linens are of high quality. The cave is well located in Sacromonte so away from the crowds of the centre, with views of the Alhambra and close to local restaurants and shops; we even found a parking space close by! The temperature inside the cave is most welcome in the Summer heat, and the bath is to die for! I would thoroughly recommend staying here if you want a different experience within walking distance of central Granada.

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"Muy bien"

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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