That is a charming cave with a lush garden and terrace facing to Alhambra. The space is shared in three individual rooms, two are double and one is simple. The salón/kitchen is shared. The place is fresh in summer and cozy in winter, and for those sensitive to the cold, there is a chimeny and several electric heating.
The cave is placed on the heart of the genuine neighbourhood of Sacromonte, 5 minutes away from the most emblematic places for flamenco: La Venta El Gallo, El Carmen de la Cuevas, La Bulería, Escuela Flamenca Manolete y El Centro de Interpretación del Sacromonte. Also 15 minutes away from the neighbourhood Albaicin, where one can find all kind of shop, cafe-bar and restaurants, this is one of the best places for tapas in Granada. And, the cave it is 20 minutes away from the city center.
Easy to access from the center by taxi, bus number 35 , that one can take from the whole street Gran Via and Plaza Nueva. Walking it is 20 minutes from the center. If you come with car the access is restricted, cause this is a ancient neighbourhood, and it is protected.
The hause offer:
Garden and Terrace with chairs and tables
Two double rooms and one simple room
sheets, blankets and towels
Salon and equipped kitchen shared between guest
Toilet with accer from the garden
I set this up for my 3 daughters(ages 20-23) when the met each other in Granada. They stayed 3 nights absolutely loved the place. Raquel was awesome. She was very helpful and even drove them into town to go to the market. I know they highly recommended this place as a "must stay" while in Granada. Its in a very cool neighborhood and easy access to the town center. Very safe and awesome tapas, wine and Flamenco dancing just around the corner. They new going into it that wifi would be an issue so they got their social media and emails out of the way elsewhere. They loved Granada but did note its a little sparse on the connectivity side of things.
Very cosy and quirky cavehouse and Raquel is an amazing host. There are fresh bread, eggs, milk and juice provided, and fresh towels as well. The only slight inconvenience is the bathroom is located outside the cavehouse. We travelled as a small family, really enjoyed it and had a great stay there!
The location is a bit obscure though - you need to get to the La Venta El Gallo flamenco restaurant (all cab drivers know it) - from there its a short walk up the hill to the cavehouse. Can be difficult if you have a lot of luggage!
Very different from hostel , hotel experience .charming with a particular character .
Raquel was friendly n accommodating . N it's reasonable priced . I would recommend thus place for adventured minded people !
Raquel is a wonderfully wam and welcoming hostess. She lets you do your thing while making sure you have everything you need. Her cave is very large, very nice, and in a beautiful area of Granada.
*Keep in mind, i came here at the start of Nov, so some comments may not apply during the warmer seasons.*
I chose this experience because I thought it'd be cool to stay in a cave. But after walking 1&1/2 hrs from a previous location with my stuff, I realized how uncomfortable I'd be once I arrived. The directions needed to be clearer. And I wish I had a little translation book instead of my phone because there was no roaming signal anywhere on the grounds, not even the roof! So I couldn't even reach people to let them know I had arrived, which was frustrating. I had to make all contact with people in front of a bar up the road, where I could get a signal. Also, I was unprepared for the outhouse (& being from NY made it difficult for me to adjust, but you do what u gotta do!) The pictures are more or less accurate, but there's not as much as light as the pictures suggest. The bed was comfortable but it was cold in there. I was originally concerned about this, living in a cave on a mountain, but I relaxed when the ad said there's a chimney. But that chimney was inoperable & the radiator in my room didnt help. I laid my jeans out on a daybed in my room & I woke up finding them a little damp both mornings.
If you plan to stay here:
• make sure you have a translation book if your Spanish isn't good
• bring layers if its a cooler season
• have some extra snacks in your bag in case you arrive when restaurants are closed
• try to get clear directions
We had an amazing time in Raquel cave and the experience was lovely! Sacromonte is just a magic area and Rachel is a good host,
she provides kindly everything you need. I recommand also to take the very tasty breakfast it on the pleasant terrace!
Staying in the cave was a unique experience. The view from the roof top patio was magnificent. A few flamenco bars are very close by. Raquel was a great host and this cave is highly recommended.
You are in a beautiful and atypical district.
This location is amazing.
The site (Alhambra) is extraordinary.
The host is marvellous.
What Else !!!!
"A must" in Grenada
I'd say that Raquel's cave is a unique experience. I think the only thing is that those who really need to stay connected to the internet should strongly reconsider: there's no wifi(as stated in her description) and there's no mobile signal inside(it's a cave after all). Apart from that, the cave was nice, and Raquel was a welcoming and gracious host. The cave is clean and pretty big, though I only used the main bedroom and the living room, so I can't really vouch for the smaller bedrooms. Just outside the apartment there's a restaurant/flamenco bar if you want to watch flamenco; and slightly up there's a very nice spot from which you can see the Alhambra. I'd strongly recommend the cave willing to try something new and/or wanting to know how the locals in Sacramonte live.
Out stay at our sacromonte cave was realy pleasant.The cave was really easy to find and cave was really clean and natural material used in her cave made the stay cosy, Raquel was really helpfull and give us great advice on local gems. make sure you book yourself a adventure.