Close to beach but not convenient for town centre
Our main interest in Cadiz was the old part of the town which was some distance away. Although there is a good and reasonably priced bus service, using public transport was not as convenient as being located in the town itself, with access to all the facilities, historic sites and restaurants. A particular nuisance was the fact that restaurants generally didn't open until 8:00 - 8:30 pm, which meant hanging around after our sightseeing and excursions before we could eat and a late night bus journey back to the hotel. Although the beach was close by and the hotel has spa facilities, we didn't particularly want to use these. There is also a railway station within walking distance, which we used to get to Jerez town. However, the rail service on to Jerez airport was too infrequent to suit our flight arrival and departure times, and we therefore hired a car instead, which although we didn't need are car for what we had planned to do,was probably cheaper than using taxis or private transfer.