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KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel

Calle Castelar 11, 11380 Tarifa Spain
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#3 of 21 hotels in Tarifa
Our ApartHotel is built on a 300 year old house building in the heart of Tarifa’s Old Town, at around 25m from San Mateo’s Church, in a very narrow Street for pedestrians only. The entrance leads you to a small andalusian typical patio, surrounded by the appartments on different levels and invaded by quietness. The “Little houses” are spread out on 3 floors and the access to the superior levels is by the original stairway. Due to the structure of the building every appatment has different shape and dimensions, and therefore different style. Some of them will guide you to the nice back garden. Others will take you to the small roof top terrace, where you can relax while sunbathing or read when the wind doesn’t allow to lay on the beach… The original ownwers tried to make of this “neighbourhood of tiny houses” a cozy relaxing place where guests could feel like home during their stay; at present this is our main mission… Wellcome to a real break…
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop terrace
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Smoking rooms available
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David M wrote a review Jul 2020
Gibraltar43 contributions28 helpful votes
Just spent 4 nights at the beautiful Koala Tarifa. My apartment was much bigger than I was expecting with a well equipped kitchen and large bathroom. The bed was super comfortable and it was lovely and peaceful at night even though it’s very close to the lively ‘old town‘. The roof terrace is also a cosy place to sit and read and I loved sitting out here in the evening with a few drinks as the sun went down Paz on reception was lovely and was always on hand to patiently answer my (never-ending 😊) questions. I will definitely return!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Rocio Gonzalez Diaz, Dueño at KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel
Responded 25 Jul 2020
Thank you very much David for taking your time to comment on your stay in Koala. You were a very kind customer always with a smile. We hope to see you soon in Koala!!
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Pauline R wrote a review Jul 2019
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Amazing stay. The Staff was just unbelievably kind and welcoming. I was just overwhelmed by such beauty and calm. Definitely a must-stay hotel ! Close to the harbor, the beach, restaurants.....Best place to stay in Tarifa
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from koalatarifa, Recepción y Reservas at KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel
Responded 7 Jul 2019
Dear Pauline, Many thanks for your kind words, we are so lucky to get nice guests like you and then everything is easy!! Looking forward to seeing you around again, take care! KOALA Tarifa
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mandyandian wrote a review Dec 2018
Burlington, Canada36 contributions18 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is awesome. Quick walk to Ferry (less than 5 min) beach and all restaurants. Hotel is beautiful and rooms are super cozy and decor is on point. Hotel also very reasonably priced. Will 100% stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from koalatarifa, Gerente at KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel
Responded 4 Dec 2018
Thank you very much for your words. We will very happy to see you again in Koala . Kind regards.
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mohamed_abdou79 wrote a review Nov 2018
Montreal, Canada5 contributions3 helpful votes
***Warning: potential bed bugs!*** Unfortunately our experience didn't match the good reviews we read here and elsewhere. A combination of weird bites(probably bed bugs), clogged bathtub sink , impolite and run and professional assistance manager and the absence of staff after 5:00 PM forced us to leave early. First of all the tub sinks get easily clogged, we had been told it's because of the sand we brought from the beach! But the real problem started when we informed the management we experienced constant bites during nights, one of us had clear red bite marks all over her body. And this happens around only when somebody lies in the bed! The manager forwarded us to the owner, who also owns another hotel. We had been asked to go meet the owner in her other property, but we met her assistance. Probably the most unprofessional person in hospitality industry in the western hemisphere. He was quite impolite and rude to us. Telling us that he have to reason o believe us and making hints we might be doing this to cut cost. After bullying us and hinting that the bites might be related to something that jumped to our clothes when we were in the wild or in another hotel! And then he offered us to change hotel and take a room in their other hotel or leave without getting refund. Of course after the insults it was impossible to stay at any o their hotels. So we had chosen to leave and not to take the risk of staying in another infested room
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay away, potentially bed bugs!
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2 Helpful votes
Yonglie C wrote a review Nov 2018
7 contributions6 helpful votes
This is not a real hotel: ran by English-Spanish couple----remotely. When we arrived hotel, door was closed, and nobody answers. The neighbor told me that I have call the couple, have them come to open the door. The man came 30 minute after I made a phone call. He opened the door for us---and that's it. We were our own, no staffs, nobody in this very hidden and hard-to-find building they claim "Four Star" hotel. This is actually an apartment, should be listed on Airbnb instead of Expedia or Travelocity website, it's very misleading. If I known real fact of this so called hotel, I wouldn't book it. The man told me he will bring me breakfast next morning at 8:30 AM, but I waited until 9:30 AM, he still didn't show up, so I called, the lady picked up, and was very upset because I was calling such "early morning". I told her this is not a breakfast, this is lunch. Fifteen minute later, the lady knocked my door, and call me "rude" to make such a phone call in "early morning". I apologized, told her that as an American, we don't see 9:30 AM as "early morning", she then left a plastic bag on the floor and left with obvious anger. It was totally an unpleasant experience. I would not recommend this "hotel" to anyone. It's sit in a very hidden and narrow alley that car can't go in. You have to walk at least 15 minute to a major street where you can stop a taxi. Find somewhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
4 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel
Which popular attractions are close to KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel?
Nearby attractions include Playa de Valdevaqueros (0.2 km), Aloha Tarifa (0.1 km), and Taco Way Tarifa (0.2 km).
Which room amenities are available at KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What are some restaurants close to KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Raizes, Un Lugar, and La Morena.
Is KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Tarifa.
Are there any historical sites close to KOALA Tarifa ApartHotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castillo de Guzman el Bueno (0.2 km) and Muralla urbana de Tarifa (0.1 km).