This area has the best view of Granada. This place is like moving back in time and filling up with inspiration to create and live. The place fercilitys is basic but the views are amazing and breathtaking. Do not miss this area even if it is for 1 to 2 nights.
I spent a month traveling throughout Spain in October 2017 and without a doubt the best place I stayed in was my two nights at Cuevas el Abanico in Granada. The caves: - I booked one of the smaller caves and it was huge. It had a kitchen with a fridge, dishes, kettle, cooktop, etc, and there was a little bowl of tea and snacks on the table. A nice touch! - There was a small-ish, but big enough, bathroom with hot water and thick towels. - The cave had a sitting area with couches and the bedroom had a little closet space set into a niche in the cave wall. It was so quiet all the time. I had such restful nights! The hotel: - It's a small space but each cave has its own sitting area outside and you can go up the stairs to the top of the caves where there are clotheslines and wonderful views of the Sacromonte. - The front gate locks but the key works fine. - The staff are great. They're not around all night, so make sure you have what you need during the day. As an example, I needed to check out super early to go to the Alhambra when I knew no one would be at the front desk. I mentioned this in advance and so they let me leave my bags in the room and come back for them later in the afternoon, at no charge. The area: - I came to this hotel having read the reviews and expected a tough climb to get there - but it was even harder than I thought. A taxi dropped me off at a restaurant and I climbed multiple stairs and steep trails with my huge, heavy backpack. It was a real slog, and be prepared. But it's completely worth it, and I would do it again. - The Sacromote is a beautiful part of Granada. You can't see the Alhambra from the hotel itself, but if you round the corner you're treated to an incredible view of it. It's fun to be staying so high up in such a unique neighbourhood. But you WILL get lost. I loved staying here, don't get me wrong, however I was here alone and it was kind of creepy walking around at night because it's dark and quiet and there's hardly anyone else around. I made it a point to come back no later than 9:00 pm because it was deserted even then. There isn't much in the immediate area of the caves, but it's an easy walk to the Albayzin. It only takes about 20 minutes to walk from the caves to the Alhambra, and about the same distance to the downtown. In short, this is an unmissable, unforgettable place to stay. I loved my cave, and being in the Sacromonte. There would be more to do if you stayed in downtown Granada (and it would certainly be easier to get around!) but I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Just be prepared for the climbing! With all the amenities here you could stay very comfortably for weeks at a time. I wish I had more than two nights!…
Was very special time in granada, the caves was perfect clean snd the area is like a dream. Excelent, quite and the service was so nice . I recoment this place and this experiencie. If u travell to granada please be there
We had an adventure finding the hotel that spanned several hours and finally had to call to request a motorcycle escort. Therefore, when we arrive, we were hungry and impatient and didn't allow the propriotess to fully explain the amenities. This caused us to miss the location of the Internet password. However there was so much to see and do in the area that the loss of technology was not a problem. The hotel was comfy, the view was spectacular and the price was great.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom cave end August 2017 & really enjoyed it. Carol was very welcoming & gave us great instructions to drive there, especially as it's a restricted area. Parking is easy nearby, with a shortish walk up some cobbled steps to the caves. Buses & taxis seem plentiful nearby, although we found walking everywhere was fine. The cave itself was quirky, well equipped, clean, very comfortable & cool in the hot Granada August days. It is well placed for visiting Alhambra, about 20 minutes walk. Carol was very informative about sightseeing, restaurants, supermarkets etc. We found some great local restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Highly recommended.
Our stay here was idyllic. Rooms are comfortable in every way, the view from the neighborhood can't be beat. Def in top ten. Accessibility could be a problem for those with wheels; very steep inclines
This is a truly unique place to stay in Granada. Literally built into a cave, so it can get a little bit stuffy, but the surrounding neighborhood is the real star. Winding, hilly streets that feel like they haven't changed in hundreds of years, plus one of the best views of the Alhambra that you're going to find. An easy downhill walk to the charming and historic Albaicin neighborhood, but keep in mind there's a steep incline when you want to get back to your room. One more word of warning - if you're arriving by car, be prepared for some narrow maneuvering (think "Crazy Taxi") on your way there.
Cuevas was amazing! My wife and I loved it. Carol was very informative and calming. just a pleasure to work with. The setting is very romantic and exclusive as there are only five caves on the property. Just a fantastic experience.
At first, I was concerned about staying in a cave paranoid about the claustrophobic feeling, but since it had always been a dream of mine, I took a chance. It was one of the most incredible stays in Spain I´v ever had. This beautiful cave in Sacromonte is completely renovated, clean, cool, rustic, cozy. There is a terrace right outside the door to enjoy your morning coffee. The rooms come with a fridge and small kitchen. The hosts were kind, helpful, and welcoming. They texted and emailed me before our arrival to verify that we had the directions, or had any questions. They will also pick you up at the airport or bus station. There is most probably a fee for that service. There are complimentary snacks when you arrive to your cave like muffins, kiwis, tea, and coffee. The wifi is free, access from the terrace only. That´s fine with me since the views are marvelous! You also have access to a terrace on the second level with incredible views of the valley and the Alhambra. The San Nicolas look out is a 15 minute walk uphill, and the gypsy museum is 5 minutes away. To get to the downtown area, you can take a bus next to the cave, a 10 minute ride. I will definitely return to this magical little piece of heaven.…
The 'cave' hotel room / space was cool when we arrived on a hot (36 C) day mid-afternoon. The English-speaking receptionist was especially helpful, courteous, kind, informative and soothing after a difficult search for this hotel's location. My recommendation is to carefully and slowly follow the instructions given to you by the hotel to find this hotel. Also, look out for the direction signs to the hotel when you arrive nearby. Apart from this initial challenge, our two day stay in the 'cave' was peaceful, rewarding and just what was needed in the Granadian heat. The hotel / caves were in a great location if you like a 10+ minute walk to views, restaurants, attractions and shops.