IDEAL LOCATION TO VISIT AREAS OF INTEREST (ALHAMBRA, SIERRA NEVADA & CITY CENTER
- english, spanish
I AM ENTHUSIASTIC AND FEEL HAPPY! I LOVE TRAVELING AND MEETING THE CUSTOMS OF OTHER PLACES. I HAVE VISITED LAPONIA IN FINLAND, ST PETERSBURG, MEXICO, NEW YORK, POLAND, ENGLAND, FRANCE, ITALY, NORWAY ... NOW I LOVE TO VISIT FINLAND AGAIN, BUT IN SUMMER TIME!. MY IDEAL IS: 'DO NOT LEAVE FOR TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY!'
Victoria purchased this House in 2008
Why Victoria chose Armilla
Excellent access to Sierra Nevada sky resort (20 km). Excellent access to Alhambra. It? big, full of light and new. It? in a safe and calm area, closed to city center and with very good access to all interesting areas. Metro stop just in front of accommodation to tourist area every 10 minutes till very late in night. If you are coming into GRANADA in bus or train you only need to take line 1 from bus or train station directly to accommodation. Car is not needed. If you are coming by car, parking area just at door will be available. Central heating and air-conditioning in every bedroom. Silence for a nice rest Quality beds At your check in we will provide you with maps, brochures and we will try to help you to organize your time in Granada
What makes this House unique
Space Very clean Safe and closed area Nicely equiped Full services (in front of BIGGEST mall in Spain and new HOSPITAL 24 hour service) Metro service every 10 minutes to city center and stop just in front of the house
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10
- Please let us know your Check in time at least 3 days before check in. Thank you
You won't find more generous and lovely hosts anywhere in the wor.d
Perfect location near transport and supermarket/shopping centre. Great apartment with everything we needed. Victoria was very informative and spoke excellent English. She gave us every assistance with requests and when my husband was taken ill she rang an ambulance and her husband accompanied us to hospital to interpret when we saw the doctor. She and her husband took it in turns to stay with us for the six hours we were in Emergency and then her husband drove us to the Autobus Station. It was like having our family looking after us. I cannot speak highly enough of their thoughtful and caring approach.
Dear Pat and Jim. Thank you very much for your kind words. It was our real pleasure and our duty!! With more persons like you, the world would be a better place to live... We wish you to see you again. All the best :)
Victoria was the best!
Before commenting on the place itself, let me just say that Victoria was the best host we've come across and nothing was too much of a hassle for her. Her English was perfect. We locked ourselves out (Victoria did warn us not to leave a set of keys stuck on the inside of front door because it means the other set won't be able to work from the outside but sadly we made the mistake anyway. She arranged to get us in without any fuss). We also couldn't find any supermarkets open on a Friday (random Fiesta) so she rang around for us to find the Carrefour was indeed open so we didn't have drive around aimlessly (Google maps opening hours were hit and miss and our Spanish is non existent).
The place itself is great, plenty big for our family of 4 with 2 small boys (although it's probably half the advertised 240sqm) with a nice courtyard. Very clean. I would have liked a dishwasher but there wasn't one advertised so no surprises. 5 minute walk to the large Nevada Shopping centre with all the big high street names. It's possible to walk to Lidl for food shopping but it would be a bit of a slog back with a few bags so a taxi or car is recommended for food shopping and Carrefour and other supermarkets are a 5 minute drive. They have also just opened the Metro to come to the Nevada shopping centre which takes you to town. We couldn't work out the whole buying a ticket part as it seems you need a ticket or card first somewhere else and then top it up at the tram stop. Or the ability to speak Spanish at a basic level. We didn't try too hard and just got back in the car so it may not be that difficult.
Finally a word on the Alhambra for any visitors to Granada. It's the most visited tourist attraction in Spain and extremely busy, and we were there at the end of September. You can't just show up and buy tickets (unless you queue from 4 am or something). Booking tickets online has to be done 2 months in advance so I hope you were a lot more organised than us. You can get tickets relatively close to your date by booking a tour but you do pay a lot more. So in a mild panic of missing out, we drove up there and walked up to an information desk around 4pm and asked what we could do. The lady there gave me a piece of paper with 'the new' ticket ordering website (not ticketmaster) and we booked tickets easily for the following day. (tickets.alhambra-patronato.es). Queueing the next day to collect the tickets is still a shambles so be patient and at least we got in
Thank you very much for your review! I really wish you all the best.
Please note that ticket for metro and also the card are sold at metro stop (200 metres from the house). I will make sure to explain you at check in.
About supermarkets, there are 2 in a walking distance (300 metres: ALDI and Mercadona). You could go by foot or by car if you are going to buy much more food, because in fact there are free parking in both of them.
The house is having everything you need, it's a near to big shopping centers and it's a very quiet. We enjoy our stay! The Victoria was great!!! She is a wonderful person!!!
Thank you so much Radoslav!
You are a wonderful family. I hope to see you again. All the best!
Fantastic Apartment with Friendly and Helpful Host
We had a lovely stay for a week in Victoria's apartment - it's located in Armilla which is a suburb of Granada, with good transport links into the city (they were testing the trams but unfortunately they hadn't gone live, it will be even easier when they do). If you have a car there's plenty of parking near the apartment and it takes 5-10 mins to drive into Granada in pretty much a straight line, very easy to park (there are free places that Victoria told us about but the paid parking is only around 1 Euro an hour).
We couldn't have asked for a better host, Victoria was so helpful and communicating with us all the time, when we arrived she gave us a quick local tour and pointed out where the bus goes etc. Nearby there is an Aldi within walking distance and a Carrefour about 5 min drive away. Victoria drew out all the helpful info we needed on a dry-wipe map in the apartment (genius idea!) so we could work out where to park, get the bus and even some points of interest to see in Granada, this was so useful and kept referring back to the map all week!
Happy to recommend staying here to anyone, best host we've had the pleasure of dealing with in holiday rentals.
Thank you for your review!
Now METRO (train) IS ALIVE!! Its working from September 2017. It's stops is just 200 metres from the house
We had a wonderful stay. Victoria was prompt in responding to our emails. She gave us perfect directions for meeting her. She was a perfect host. Gave us lots of information about the house itself, the surroundings and places to visit in Granada. She always included information on the best ways to get around-bus, taxi, on foot, etc. We had a few questions during our stay and Victoria was always available via phone or whatsapp to talk. We loved the house. It is not in the center of Granada, but in a quiet suburb just outside (3 km) of the center. . Hop on a bus that comes every few minutes and you are in the center in 5 minutes. It was so easy! The house is large, light, well appointed and has everything you need to relax after a busy day in the city. We recommend staying here if you are going to Granada.
Thank you very much Charlotte. I'm very happy to read that you enjoy your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you! You are wonderfull guests. I really wish you all the best.
* Please note that Charlotte and her family move without car, but If you are coming by car I will explain you where to park freely at central city and the house has free area parking just at door.
Also, METRO SERVICE is working!! and the stop is just in front of the house.
I wish to have you as a guest!! I will do my best for you to have a wonderful time here... ;)
Located in luxury residential new construction safe and calm (ideal for rest), all of it from individual houses, which gives much scope for the streets and lots of light. Urbanization, in particular the house has views overlooking the Sierra Nevada.
The facilities available to the area are:
- Heated swimming pool (outdoor): 300 m
- Public Library: 700 m.
- Fitness and Sports Centre: 300 m.
- Health Centre (24 Hours!): 600 m.
- Pharmacies (3): from 500 m.
- Gas Stations (3): from 400 m.
- Supermarkets: Mercadona, Aldi, Lidl, Day and small shops: 300 m.
- Department stores: Carrefour to 700 m., Aki, Toys are us, etc)
- Restaurants and Amenities: 400 m. (Wok, Mc Donald, Pizza, etc)
- Bus Stops (3) frequently every 15 minutes: 200m.
- ideal access to the motorway (direction Sierra Nevada 30 km, 50 km Costa, Alpujarras 40 km): 300 m.
- City Centre: 2 km (Avenida Fernando de los Rios, who is straight)
- Green spaces: 100 m.
- Playground: 300 m.