We enjoyed our stay at Casa del Aljarife, primarily because of its wonderful location in the historic Albaicin of beautiful Granada, and the commodiousness of our spacious and comfortable room-with-a-view of the Alhambra. The bed was comfortable, the air conditioning worked (contrary to complaints by other reviewers herein) and the breakfast was excellent. I would give the place an "excellent," five star rating if it were not for the inconvenience of having to walk up and down stairs to get to the en suite bathroom.
It is amusing to read the radically conflicting comments by other reviewers about the host, Mr. Christian Most. I can well understand why these comments are so conflicting. Mr. Most is a most unusual man (pun intended). He quite clearly comes across as extremely hands-on and, indeed, somewhat controlling. For those not familiar with or at all sympathetic with north German/Prussian fastidiousness and orderliness, Mr. Most may be a bit much to take. It helps if -- like myself -- you have spent a good deal of time in Germany and speak the language (somewhat). I feel that the criticisms of Mr. Most as "abrupt" or "rude" arise at least in part from cultural differences. In our case, Mr. Most was extremely helpful to us in several critical ways: specifically, in (1) communicating thoroughly all we would need to know before our arrival; (2) meeting us in the central square of Granada when we arrived by car; (3) personally guiding us to the parking garage; (4) carrying our bags for us (against my protestations) all the way to the hotel; (5) providing all possible information helpful to our stay in Granada; and (6) scheduling our breakfast at our convenience. He was, to us, unfailingly friendly and polite, even if sometimes a bit "abrupt."
In view of these factors, I found it easy to overlook the rough edges of Mr. Most's Prussian personality (and even the fact I overheard him making fun of "the Americans" to some German guests at breakfast). Taking all this into account, I would happily stay at Casa del Aljarife again, and recommend it to anyone who is prepared for some German order and efficiency. And are those things all that bad, anyway?
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