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“Large characterfull rooms” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Casa Amarilla

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La Casa Amarilla
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Tarifa
Berkshire
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107 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Large characterfull rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Stayed for 1 night and found the location perfect for center of Town. Slightly fading but reasonable rates.Still plenty of restaurants depite off season.

Room Tip: Get wifi key when you arrive as reception sparley manned out of season
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kremmen1955
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sipoo, Finland
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35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

This place is good! If you come in winter, it may be a bit cool, otherwise perfect. We had the corner room above the check-in area and were happy, sweaters on! Outside the hotel, there are gazillions of restaurants, just waiting for you. Take the local dinner, consisting of a package of starters, main meal and dessert. Usually, it's a good bargain, and as the locals buy it, it must be good. And it is! We stayed for one night, coming from Gibraltar, leaving for Ayamonte. In later November, there were probably not many guests, but we were welcomed and offered other rooms too. In low season, especially if you like old cities, don't miss it. Also, look up the Tarifa web site with all the historics ...

Room Tip: Parking may be tricky, as you are in the old city of Tarifa, there is no overnight parking. Allow ex...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Miehinkisaari
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Jsut stopping for a night en route to Seville after taking the ferry from Tangier, this was a lovely town and a super place to stay. Unexpectedly large room at the front with balconies overlooking the street. Warm and welcoming even in the off season. Thanks to Barbara for making us feel at home.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Abilene, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at La Casa Amarilla for three days. The hotel worked perfectly for us! It was quiet, clean, and much nicer than many of the places we've stayed in Europe. The refrigerator and kitchen was a huge bonus because it allowed us to cook some of our meals. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the hotel is in walking distance to everything in Tarifa. We will certainly stay here again next time we're in Tarifa.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TexasTresemer
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2011

We spent three pleasant and enjoyable nights at Casa Amarilla.

Getting there, follow the signs to the harbour, then left into the old town, which is largely a one way system. When San Mateo church (which you can’t miss) looms in front of you, stop. La Casa Amarilla is on your right, the entrance is ten metres down a quiet alley. Parking is limited during working hours; we were fortunate to find an overnight space. Otherwise, follow the road round, and at the T-junction turn right. This takes you about the castillo to a hill, overlooking the harbour, where there is ample free parking.

Our stay was bookmarked by two serious rainstorms, but we had delightful weather in between. We had chosen a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment. Barbara, our host, sorted out minor electrical problems with northern Swiss efficiency and was informative, helpful and ironic throughout. I understand that some of the rooms are in mudejar style, but ours was minimalist, with pink walls and creaky, incompetent floorboarding. But SPACIOUS. And quiet. And comfortable. Did I say spacious?

There were cooking facilities with all usual pots, pans and utensils, except of course for a kettle - bring your own. A big yellow bathroom. An enormous bedroom. A living area where the sofa showed previous mistreatment by various surfer boys (and girls). But we threw a rug over it and could have been at home.

We spent little time in Tarifa during the day, using Casa Amarilla as a base to visit Gibraltar (has to be seen to be believed), and the lovely Vejer, Conil, Roman Baelo Claudia and the spectacular, deserted, local beaches. Besides, we were there out of season, and Tarifa was more or less closed.

Nonetheless, I could barely drag my partner away from Casa Amarilla. Had we not been heading to Granada next, she might still be there.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about La Casa Amarilla

Property: La Casa Amarilla
Address: Calle Sancho IV El Bravo 9, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Tarifa
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa Amarilla 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
La Casa Amarilla Tarifa

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