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Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel

Plaza Espana 16, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera Spain
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#2 of 5 hotels in Vejer de la Frontera
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La Casa del Califa is Vejer's No.1 hotel, which since its founding in 2001 has become a favourite place to stay in Andalucia for travellers and Spaniards alike. The Califa's origins date back to the 10th century, with the building sitting in the heart of Vejer in the palm filled Plaza de España. The historic hotel offers views across the marshes, forests, and hills of the Atlantic coast. The Califa offers a wide range of rooms, from simple doubles to luxurious suites, catering to guests of all tastes. The rooms are spread out among interwoven buildings linked by staircases and courtyards, with a characteristic Andalucian patio garden at its heart. The Califa is the ideal place from which to explore the Atlantic Costa de la Luz (the Coast of Light) & the 'Sierras' of Cádiz. The cultural and outdoor attractions are endless: walking, bike riding, trekking, birdwatching, painting, visiting Cape Trafalgar, seafaring Cádiz, long empty beaches, quiet palm-filled plazas, the sherry bodegas of Jerez, kitesurfing, horseback riding through pine forests, a day trip to Tangiers, sunset drinks on the hotel terrace, magical white towns...all this and more is a daily experience at La Casa del Califa. In our small and intimate hotel, you will find just the right balance of comfort and decor combined with wonderful views, tranquility, and of course excellent service. Convenient private covered parking is located just 80m. from the hotel.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
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Rooftop bar
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Bloxy71 wrote a review Oct 2020
Malaga, Spain48 contributions40 helpful votes
It’s a shame our trip here didn’t work out as having planned this as a surprise I was looking forward to the stay. The correspondence with the hotel had been very good and a junior suite with an Emir welcome pack had been pre booked. Due to the changing circumstances with COVID I brought the trip forward by a day and again the hotels booking staff were very helpful with my booking request. So all good up till this point, arrived and check in was swift and professional, we were then shown to our suite which was on the first floor above the reception and overlooking the main square and restaurants. My first thoughts about the room were a little disappointing after reading the good reviews on Trip advisor. To be fair it’s basic but does have everything required with a large comfortable bed and the hotel is by its own ranking a two star so I felt no need to complain at this stage. I was however unhappy with the “Emir”package that was a surprise for my wife, 43 euros for some rotten fruit, 1/2 bottle of cheap Cava ( 3 euros on line), very small bunch of flowers and some small sweet pastries wasn’t the treat I had hoped for, my wife didn’t even realise it was an extra I had arranged thinking it was a normal welcome package. We had been travelling by car so decided to get something to eat and then have an early evening as both were tired and had plans for the following day. This is when we realised that this hotel has some serious issues with noise. I appreciate this is an older hotel and many love the history and it’s quirky layout but hearing the people in reception talk as if they were in our room is not acceptable in any hotel. We could also hear customers talking outside the restaurants that our room over looked, but worst of all was the constant traffic noise that flowed steadily through the square, the phrase “Piccadilly Circus” springs to mind! Bear it in mind this was out of season and during COVID restrictions so this would be a quieter time of the year, the noise is just unbelievable, god only knows how people could possibly sleep in this particular room during the height of the summer season unless they are wearing industrial ear defenders. We thought we would just try and make it through the night but when at 1 o’clock after listening to a dog barking and after going down to reception to complain that other guests were still drinking and laughing on the terrace that backs on to this room we decided that we would vacate the following morning 2 days earlier than expected. This was all before the refuse lorry arrived at about 2am and proceeded to noisily collect the rubbish from the restaurants without any consideration for sleeping guests of this hotel. We were still awake at 6:30 after listening to the local Motobike stunt team scream past our window, cars driving over the loose man hole cover outside and a strange pumping sound from possibly the hotel water extraction system. At this point the local workers started to arrive at the coffee shop outside our window for a morning chit chat!! By 8:00 we were dressed waiting for our breakfast having already informed reception that we would be checking out. Breakfast was plentiful with a Morocco theme and we were served quickly and friendly by the staff so no complaints here. To her credit , Anna in reception was very apologetic and did offer a change to a new modern hotel that had just been built next door (plaza 18 ?) but the sparkle had been taken from our trip being replaced by exhaustion and we declined the offer. If I had been aware this other property was available on arrival then I would have gladly paid to upgrade as it’s far superior in appearances with far better noise insulation. On checking out Anna dealt with the situation with total professionalism and we were given a discount for the room and welcome pack, it was never about the money as we just want as most customers that book hotels is a good nights sleep. Casa Califa does have a certain charm in its layout and location in the centre of Verjer, all the staff I encountered seemed happy and friendly towards us but if it’s peace and quiet you are after then please do your homework before you book or you might like us leave feeling more tired than when you arrived.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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71banus wrote a review Sep 2020
andalucia3 contributions
This hotel is centrally located in the town square.We were given a lovely room with a patio overlooking the mountains and the rooftops .We were greeted warmly and checked in quickly by reception.Everything was comfortable and very clean .Although we explored the town we were drawn back to the hotel for its wonderful restaurant,Moroccan cuisine with Middle Eastern flavours ,it is really busy ,so better to book this .Lunch was at Corredero 55,a five minute stroll away and specialising in small plates mainly,also belonging to the Califa group.These guys really know their craft and we will be back soon,we are in the same business and it is such a treat to be looked after by them.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Alan B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Stayed at the califa casa Las Cuadras a town house of the califa Hotel in February 2020. The location was perfect for restaurants and bars of the town with only a short walk to the centre. The house was lovely, clean and had everything we needed with the rooms a good size. The staff at the califa showed us to the house and where to park and parking was never an issue for us. The staff kept in contact with us to ensure everything about the stay was perfect. Will definitely choose to stay in the town houses each time we visit the town.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Evethomas wrote a review Feb 2020
South Devon, United Kingdom24 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights here and wished it could have been longer. The hotel is quirky, very different from run of the mill chains. It is comfortable and clean and our bathroom was modern with nice toiletries. All the staff were welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was very good and we ate in the restaurant by choice each night as the food was very good and there was plenty of choice. It’s a good idea to book as it was very popular with locals especially at the weekend. My only very slight criticism is that all the restaurant areas were rather chilly. I realised after the first evening that I needed to wear some layers as there seemed to be minimal heating and the nights were cold. We were lucky that the weather was fabulous by day and even in January were able to take advantage of the lovely sunny patio areas which have great views. Do stay here - you will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
high speed aluminium wrote a review Feb 2020
Norfolk, Virginia138 contributions41 helpful votes
Amazing food and service here. The architecture and surrounding town was as amazing. It came highly recommended and it pleased us all. Ambience was pleasant and the open air rooftop lounge was perfect place for an aperitif. Thanks for a wonderful lunch and friendly service.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$93 - US$222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Plaza de Espana (0.03 km), Pasteleria Galvan (0.3 km), and Arco de La Villa (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Judería Taberna Restaurante, Sushi Time Vejer, and Restaurante La Vera Cruz.
Is Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Vejer de la Frontera.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.