El Numero Ocho ticked all the boxes for us. Perfect location, eco-friendly, clean, and self-contained apartments in a social setting. We met some great people also staying at El Ocho and hit some local Albayzin bars with them. The rooftop terrace was the perfect place to unwind with a drink after a day of sightseeing while looking out at the ancient Alhambra. The apartments are naturally very cool. We didn't need any cooling and it was 30 degrees outside. We drove into Granada and parked at Severo Ocho carpark as instructed on the website. The taxi up to the drop off point in the Albayzin was only €7. There is a communal mini bar in the central Patio with an honesty box system allowing you to purchase cold water, beer, milk, juice and wine. You can use the laundry for €3 per load. This place is perfect for independent travellers on a budget. Our apartment had everything we needed including Fair Trade ground coffee, salt, corkscrew, scissors, a portable CD player/radio with cable for iPods/iPhones and even a universal adaptor. We highly recommend this this place for your visit to Granada.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Numero 8 is not a typical hotel. It is a traditional casa de vecinos separated into separate apartments located in the Ancient Moorish area of Granada, the Albayzin. It is also our home that we share with travelers. It is a very tranquil place to stay and we ask our guests to come with respect for the house and for the neighborhood which is all pedestrian and very quiet for being right in the center of the city of Granada. ... more less