A late October trip to Granada was the fifth time I was staying in the city, and as per usual I stayed faithful to my favourite location by the river Darro, near Plaza St Ana.
I have stayed in one of their properties before, on my second visit to Granada, which was right on the Plaza St Ana. Unfortunately, the property next door was being renovated, which caused a lot of early morning noise, so I didn’t want to return there just yet.
The suites are in a historic building, right at the beginning of the Paseo, with direct access to bars, restaurants, and some of the best views of Alhambra.
While the suite was on the more expensive side, considering the season, it was certainly worth spending that little extra to get the space and the best location.
The check-in was super easy as you just received an entrance code, and a bonus point was the fact that there was a receptionist on duty every day, happy to help us with any issues we may have had in the apartment.
The apartment we had was on the ground floor, with one window facing the street and the rest facing the courtyard.
Let me show you around!
The Living Room & Kitchen
The apartment opens up into a very spacious living room with a gorgeous wooden table, a large dining table with luxurious comfy chairs, and a fully equipped kitchen, which I was happy to test.
Considering I was staying there with my two boys, the apartment was very spacious and they had plenty of space to explore and run about.
The main window offered plenty of natural light, unfortunately, it was also right at the street level so didn’t offer a lot of privacy. In the evenings there were street artists parked right in front of it, playing the same set every night.
From the living room, there was a long hallway leading up to the two bedrooms and the main small bathroom. All the furnishing and finishes were high quality, and the height of the ceiling made the place feel much more spacious.
The apartment certainly offered Alhambra views, unfortunately, you couldn’t really see it unless you were standing right next to the window.
As I said earlier, it didn’t offer much privacy, and if I had a chance I would have booked the apartments on the upper floors.
The photo below was taken through the gaps in the metal frame of the window.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom was all the way at the back of the apartment, and pretty dark as the only windows available were those facing the covered courtyard.
The bed was very comfy and it had plenty of storage space too, even a small TV opposite the bed. A simple but tastefully decorated room that offered a recluse from the noise coming from the main street.
The Second Bedroom
The second bedroom was much smaller, with just enough space next to the bed for a small night table, and a fitted wardrobe opposite the bed.
There was one en-suite bathroom in the main bedroom and one smaller one in the hallway, all really well-equipped with all linen and toiletries provided.
Booking Oro del Darro Suites
You can book the place online at booking.com and check the rooms available. They have a selection of one or two-bedroom apartments, all with glowing guest reviews.
Things to Consider Before Booking
Here are a few useful things you should consider before booking this place:
- the building is accessible by taxi (no uber)
- there is a short flight of stairs to the reception, and then an elevator is available (useful to know if you have a baby pram). We traveled with a pram and had no issues with the stairs.
- the building entrance is on a busy road with frequent buses, taxis, and pedestrian traffic, which translates into noise coming from the street through the windows.
- the street next to the river is pretty narrow and there is frequent traffic, so navigating the road down towards Plaza St Ana is a little annoying, as you have to stop on the side every time a taxi or small bus passes by
- cobblestone streets and pavements are pretty much a standard in Albaicin, so keep that in mind when selecting your footwear
- the apartment was very baby and child friendly, they also offered a free cot
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