When the travel agent failed accommodating us, with the help of Tripadvisor, I found this hotel. Reading about it made me think of a hippie community and that my family won’t enjoy it. However, I decided to take them here, just for the concept of beach bungalows and because we had to spend only 2 nights on the property.
Well, when I got there the only thing I could articulate was “how nice!”, “how pretty!”
This place is amazing! The owners found a great spot on the western beach of Tarifa, facing the Atlantic, and placed their horse stalls, the bungalows, the mini hotel, the restaurant, the lounges and the facilities on the cliff, giving it a layered aspect and perfect views over the Gibraltar Strait and the Moroccan coast. The entire design of the property is a mélange of Moroccan and Balinese art and architecture. The 40+ bungalows look all different and each one has its own charm.
I especially liked the fact that the floor to ceiling glass door all face the water, and that every little amenity is branded with the hotel’s logo – which makes it look more expensive than in reality. Than, the staff that is genuinely hospitable. We found that that hair dryer was burned (obviously due to the local humidity) and they immediately sent someone from engineering to fix it. Moreover, when we returned we found a little apologizing note from the engineer. Just like in a high end property and contrary to what I experienced with customer service in Spain.
The complimentary breakfast buffet is served in this beautiful restaurant which opens into a terrace, onto the beach, and has a beautiful laid-back atmosphere. It made us linger until 11am every morning. Initially it bothered me that internet is not available in the bungalows, but then I really enjoyed using it just for a limited time in the café, and that we were all force to congregate there, to socialize and to admire the beautiful views of the coast. I also loved the crowd – allot of young kite surfers, families with kids, beach lovers, romantics… and my family promised to go back in the summer for a long vacation.
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Hotel Tarifa