This is a cave house in the historic city center, within walking distance of the tapas bars and bars and close to all major attractions. The house has one bedroom with double bed 180x220cm, living room with sofa double bed, kitchen and bathroom well equipped
From the entrance to the caves there are magnificent views of the Alhambra. The bar area is steps within 5 minutes walk you reach the Paseo de los Tristes and 15 minutes you will reach Plaza Nueva (downtown). A few steps from the main house are the flamenco show caves (tarantos, Zoraya Gardens .. Camborio)
The neighborhood is located on a hill full of caves above the Rio Darro and opposite the Alhambra. The neighborhood is famous for flamenco, and cobblestone streets, white houses with balconies full of flowers are typical of Andalusia. This is the quintessential bohemian neighborhood, famous for its music, art and 2duende "flamenco art that represents each night in their" zambras ".
The Sacromonte is a hill with spectacular views of the Alhambra.
The festivities are held in the Sacromonte during the first decade of August
We recently spent a few nice days in Blanca's cave in Granada. The flat itself looked pretty much the same as seen on the pictures, small but nice and it really is a cave carved into the mountain. The cave is located in the Albaicín-area which is one of the touristic highlights and typical for Granada. The price you have to pay for living in this nice area, is that you need to walk a little bit uphill when you want to get back home, when you spend the day down in the city center. But we never felt to exhausted when we arrived and there is the option to go by bus, which drops you close to the flat. When we arrived, we met Blanca close to the cave, and even though she had to wait for a few minutes she was really friendly and welcoming! Since we stayed over in January, it was pretty cold outside -and as you might imagine- so was the cave, which is just natural. But there was a small heater in the bed area, so it was not that much of a problem. I would bet that this is the best way of housing during the hotter months of the year. ;)
Overall we were pretty satisfied with everything, but one thing: Since the air tends to become humid over time, the grout started to crumble from the ceiling. Nothing we've been worried about, since it is only the grout, but still a little annoying, because we wanted to leave the flat as clean as it was when we arrived.
All things considered we still really can recommend to spend a few days in Blanca's typical granadian cave!
La casita cueva es un lugar muy acogedor y bien situado en el sacromonte. Echamos en falta una estufa mas ya que solo cuenta con una en la parte del dormitorio y no habia mantas para el sofa. Hay que vigilar con el termo porque dura poquito el agua caliente. Igualmente repetiriamos la estancia en esta casa porque la relacion calidad precio es estupenda.
Tras ciertos problemas de acceso con el coche Blanca ha encontrado una solución estupenda de una forma rápida y eficaz. La cueva es cómoda, cálida, tranquila y cerca de las zonas visitar. Ha sido un fantástico fin de semana. Gracias Blanca!
La situación de la casa es muy buena, pero tiene mucha humedad y el techo se está descascarillando. Fue un poco decepcionante la verdad. Y con tanta humedad no creo que sea sano vivir allí.
Magnifica estancia y una muy amable anfitriona.
Very cute cave house. Be warned for those with dodgy joints that there is some stairs to get there. And for those that are seeking 5-star accomodation this is not your choice. But for the location and proce you cant go wrong!
The cave house is up and down cobblestone streets, and ends with a stair climb, so pack a small bag for the time you stay there. Also, the place needs repair. The washing machine door didn't close, the light switch plate fell off every time you turned on the light in the living room area, the light above the bed flickered all night even through it was turned off, the heater had a frayed cord that had been taped and didn't work. All those things could be fixed, and need it. Also, we didn't get a bar of soap and only 1/2 roll toilet paper. Otherwise, how often do you get to sleep in a cave house and be right down the street from the flamenco caves shows, or walk down the stairs to see a view of the Alhambra?
Blanca was so warm and friendly and was willing to help in any way that she could. The cave was in a beautiful area with nice neighbors and all of the amenities were good. My only complaint was the humidity and how it made the room damp, but other than that-- amazing!
Blanca is really lovely and wonderful and when/ if you meet her, you will see why so many airbnb users are charmed by her. she has a lovely and sincere energy. I also think she has a lot of great listings and this is perhaps not her best one, but the cave house I had wanted to stay in was already booked and I really wanted to cave experience. So here is a real review:
While I liked the experience because it was unique it is definitely NOT for everyone-- I would never recommend this for my parents or older people-- a taxi cannot take you to the front door, and the streets are paved with small stones so this is not for someone with a ton of luggage or with mobility problems.
I also can imagine this is brutally cold in the winter, going in October I had to use the heater and it worked perfectly for me, but it also wasn't freezing cold outside, just a little bit chilly
The thing about a cave house is, well, you are really in a cave and not in a place that just looks like one, so you will see occasional bugs and ants, the bathroom is large but there is no shower door or something like that, you need to bring your own toiletries, and as everyone has said, the plaster is constantly falling- i dont understand why, but i didnt even try to clean it up, i kept all drinks in bottles with the lid on. Two days was plenty for me to stay here and have a cave experience. Also, it is very well located, you are in a great place to explore sacramonte and albacyin and a short walk to plaza nueva, and the bus #35 has a convenient schedule and loop so i would walk down the hill and take the bus up it. There is also a cute bar where blanca will likely meet you that has a great staff and free wifi and amazing views of the alhambra--- i recommend this place but you really need to think of it as camping in a cave more than a hotel experience.
Living in a cave apartment! On the Sacramonte mountain! With Alhambra in front of you while walking down the hill! Incredible experience!
No wifi and paint on the wall falling down is not a good experience though.