Finding a nice place to stay in Jaen, in the middle of the summer, has proved more of a challenge than I thought.
Out of the three cities I visited in the summer (together with Granada and Cordoba), Jaen had the least options when it comes to newer apartments with a good location.
If you’re facing a similar issue when planning your trip, then this place might go to the top of your list!
The new modern apartment is just around the corner from the Cathedral and the old town – the perfect location for exploring.
There are a handful of restaurants just around the corner, and a decent size DIA supermarket less than a 10-minute walk.
If you’re traveling from the bus or train station, you will have to take a taxi to get here. For those driving, the apartment – like most places in Jaen – doesn’t have any parking space, but you might find a public parking option nearby.
The Livingroom & Kitchen
The living space was super spacious and open, with a dining table tucked in the corner and a balcony overlooking the main road.
Luckily the owner invested in good quality windows, so you can’t actually hear any traffic noise from the main road.
The apartment was beautifully decorated in playful tones, and it felt like everything in there was brand new.
There was a big modern TV mounted to the wall, and the kitchen was tucked on the opposite side of the dining area. It was really well equipped, even a dishwasher was included, which was much appreciated as we did a lot of cooking in the apartment.
Even though the apartment building itself was pretty dated, this place was finished to a very high standard and beautifully decorated.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom had a good size double bed, with minimalist furniture – just a handful of shelves instead of night tables, and small wardrobes to store your clothes. These had plenty of space for clothes, even though we were staying there for 3 nights.
As we were traveling with a baby, the owner was even kind enough to get a brand new travel cot, even though it wasn’t supposed to be originally provided.
The real stunner was the bathroom – what I would describe as Scandinavian minimalist style, with grey and black tones, beautiful tiles, a walk-in shower, and the prettiest bathroom sink I’ve seen.
The Second Bedroom
The second bedroom had a similar setup, without the bathroom.
It was decorated in more neutral tones and had a little more storage space for clothes.
Both of the bedrooms had windows facing the small side streets leading up to the Cathedral.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a view, as they were pointing directly in the balconies and windows of the opposite building.
I also completely forgot to take photos of the main bathroom, which was done in a similar style as the master en-suite, although in a much smaller size.
The apartment also had a laundry room, which came in very handy.
Check In and Check Out
My husband communicated with the owner via whatsup and he spoke good English, which is always a delight when dealing with property owners in Spain.
We arrived a bit earlier due to mix up in our schedule, so had to wait for him to let us in, but otherwise had zero issues when staying in the flat.
La Villa de Jaen Apartment: The Verdict
If you’re looking for a modern spacious apartment in Jaen, my vote would go for this place.
BUT the only time I would not recommend booking this place is if you’re traveling with a baby – or need to use a pram. The apartment was on the second floor of an old building, with NO lift.