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“Tricky location but worth the seclusion and novelty” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Verea Caves
Ranked #94 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Granada
New South Wales, Australia
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“Tricky location but worth the seclusion and novelty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

Arrived at the Granada train station, got a bus from there to the centre of town and then another smaller bus up the hill to the Sacromonte region. It was almost impossible to find where we were supposed to go, as there is no sign and for some reason the locals have no idea where it is - it was suggested to me that perhaps the owner didn't want locals knowing about his business but I'm not sure.

There is also no clear address given, so that didn't help. Finally stumbled upon some English speaking "locals" who called up the contact and organised a meeting point (he wouldn't allow the local to see where we were staying, which was odd). Despite his lateness and the two hours we spent wandering aimlessly...

The rest of the stay was fantastic. The cave itself is fairly well equipped, with a good bathroom, excellent kitchen facilities, and comfortable bed. Does get very cold in winter, as it's underground, and higher altitude than the rest of Granada (but there are some good heaters in the accommodation). No rubbish bins, which was unfortunate. And things like toilet paper won't be replaced as they might in other apartment style accommodations. The novelty was worthwhile, though.

The location, once you know where to go, is actually fairly good. It's an easy 15-20 minute walk downhill to the centre of Granada and a lot of great tapas bars. The uphill hike is a good workout, too, and there is also a little bus that can get you pretty close. Definitely not for the unfit, though.

Just down the path there is a gorgeous view of the Alhambra, which is gorgeous from sun-up to sun-down and all through the night. It is a fairly quiet area, especially in winter, and the roads/paths are cobbled, uneven and (after NYE) have a lot of broken glass so good shoes are a must.

Overall enjoyed the stay but it is fairly obvious that it isn't a very well thought through business operation, as the difficulty finding the place, not to mention the secrecy and lack of marking/signage anywhere, stained an otherwise enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2011

These caves are a cheap way to stay in Granada, however it might not be worth it. They are located up a set of cobblestone stairs that are difficult to negotiate with a roller bag. We arrived late after a delayed flight and the taxi driver didn't know where the caves were located. We had to call our contact to find out. The contact you have will have to be phoned because there is no office for this outfit.

The cave itself was a "3 bedroom," but really it was a long passageway with blankets strung up for privacy. Any light or noise from the others you can see/hear so it's essentially one large room. There are 3 bathrooms, 2 with showers. The showers have no stall, so you soak the entire room when you shower. The kitchen was tiny and basic, with a 2 burner stove, no oven, dorm refrigerator and clothes washer. There were no trash cans, although we did dig up some trash bags.

The cave was quiet and dark, just what you'd think. It was hard to wake up with no sunlight to guide you. The beds were comfy and had nice white sheets and comforters. They felt a little wet but it was hard to tell if they were wet or if it was just the extreme humidity in the cave.

The cave's location on a hillside makes it a tough go after a long day's walk, but it is an interesting neighborhood and there are some nice views. Flamenco bars line the streets nearby.

The cave had a strong dank smell and it made the kids and their grandma sniffle. All this would be okay, but after the second night we noticed that the white covering painted on the walls and ceiling was shedding on everything. We are adventurous travelers, but that was really the last straw. We booked for 3 nights and left after 2, something I've never done before.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

I stayed here over the christmas period and had a lovely stay. Its self catering so there is no hotel service but thats what we liked, we felt as though it was ours for our stay. The rooms had a very spanish feel and very comfortable and cosy. The shower was great, nice and hot and good pressure. I was surprised as the caves seem so old! The kitchen is small but had everything we needed to make a little tapas spread before we walked down into Granada City for a night out. A perfect location as you really feel you are in the real old part of Granada. There are also beautiful views of the Alhambra from right outside the door which was lovely to wake up to and see at night, as its all lit up of an evening. Definitely worth a visit! The roads are cobbled around there so be careful in heels and bring some slippers as the floor is marble/tile so gets a bit cold in the morning or after a shower. A really lovely find and a bargain too, would definitely go back again!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Verea Caves
Address: Vereda de Enmedio, 18010 Granada, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Granada > Albaicín , San Pedro
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Ranked #94 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Verea Caves are a selection of refreshingly unique and original self-catering holiday caves in Granada, Spain. Nestled in the UNESCO protected, Sacromonte area of Granada with stunning views of the Alhambra, they offer accommodation in 3 caves (max. 4 pax) and 1 cave for 10 people fully equipped with blankets, sheets, and towels, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, electric hob, kettle, etc. bathroom with WC, wash basin, shower, cable TV, heating with electric radiators. Very cozy & Very affordable. Recently renovated. ... more   less 

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