This hotel is amazing. An old convent converted into beautiful rooms that are immaculately clean and comfortable. But the best part are the balconies. Almost as big as the room itself, with brightly colored tiles, amazing views of the valley below and the cathedral and plenty of room for a table and chairs and two lounge chairs. Sitting out there on top of the world listening to the bells ring and watching the swallows was one of the most peaceful moments of our trip. We didn't want to leave.
Housed in a former convent, the El Convento Hotel boasts an unbeatable location in the old town of Arcos de la Frontera, in …More
We were greeted warmly by the hotel owner on arrival and given a welcome sherry while she processed the checking in paperwork, giving us time to explore the courtyard lobby, extensive library and computer room. We were upgraded to a superior room on the roof terrace, which had fabulous views.
Our room was full of character and a lovely size - exactly what we were hoping for. The bed was comfortable and it was quiet, so we had a wonderful sleep. Artisan toiletries were provided, adding another unique touch.
Breakfast was delicious; local treats and not just the usual buffet staples.
Other services available were tapas, a selection of local sherries, massage and yoga - unfortunately we were only there for a fleeting one night so did not experience these, but would hope to return and stay longer.
The walls are all adorned with artwork, making the hotel an interesting experience all round.
We had a nice stay at the old traditional farmhouse near Arcos de la Frontera.
Staff was very helpful and nice. The farmhouse was maintained very well. This is not a modern hotel with modern amenities, but rather historical farm house in middle of fields with nothing around where you can see the bright stars at night.
The hotel is located straight across from the Algeciras ferry port. Rooms were clean but keep windows closed at night to keep flying insects out. Tour companies are right next door where you can purchase a ferry tour ticket to Africa. I purchased a ferry tour from Tarifa to/back Tangiers for 50 euros. A free complimentary bus takes you from/back the Algeciras port parking lot to the Tarifa ferry port. A tour guide will take a walking tour of the market area. Lunch is included, except for drinks. At the end we took a bus tour of the city. A stop was made if you wanted to take a picture on a camel. In all, the tour started at 10 am at the Algeciras port parking lot and I returned to the hotel at 9:45 pm. Well worth it. All services are within walking distance of the hotel. The tourist office is right next door across the street.
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Offering easy access to the airport, Seville, Cadiz, the Circuito de Velocidad de Jerez race track, Ruta de los Pueblos …More
In a spectacular position high in the hills, this is the finest of all Andalusia’s ipueblos blancos/i (white villages). Its whitewashed labyrinthine old town climbs up and cascades back down the ridgeline. The main plaza is occupied by the town hall, two striking churches built on Arab fortresses, and an historic parador. One side of the square opens to a sweeping view over open countryside and a river gorge.
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