The room, the swimming pool, good food. the communal area's not very inviting or comfortable, plastic bar table's and chairs at a 4 star hotel? Staff not particularly helpful, no children's play area, not much of a spa although I understood there was, nice hotel but not great for my child and I.
Great location with excellent facilities. The hotel has a lot of character and each room is unique.
Position of the hotel, terace, beautiful garden with S.pool
The location and setting was excellent. Very peaceful. Restaurant under staffed. The rooms comprising the old part of el cortijo was not of a 4* standard. The newer rooms certainly are. The restaurant had one cook and one waiter. Quality of food disappointing. I would recommend this hotel provided you stay in a superior room, these are located in the new part of the hotel. I would certainly not eat at the hotel.
Situation, Andalucian style, near lovely beach, good pool, good gardens, friendly reception. External windows need painting. More drawer space for clothes. Restaurant billing process requires attention.
swimming pool , grounds and room breakfast selection very poor and service was poor at breakfast
Relaxed environment. Internet in Room, Proximity to beach. Being upgraded to a junior suite Having to sign for pool towels
Quiet location.Low rise building. Beautiful setting in gardens. Well appointed room. Easy walk to beach, 4 minutes. Easy parking. Short drive to Zahara.
leaving we checked out after one night (had booked 6), not even close to being worth the money they charge
Its close proximity to the beach where there is ample free parking. Bavaria on the Costa de la Luz! Awful. Public areas & rooms dull, dark and depressing. Needs dragging into the 21st century. Dingy corridors & brkfst room in "dungeon" with motorway-cafe plastic tables, no cloths, cheap fabric chairs. Caters for German touring parties. We did not feel welcome as Brits. Were not given room bkd, complained & were transferred. Beware rooms 03 to 06 on ground floor. Doors open directly onto pool, terrace & cafeteria. Absolutely no privacy, not even net curtains. Breakfast a joke, 1 or 2 cereals & cold meats/cheese, diy toast/tea/coffee. After 1st mrng, used local cafe's for brkfst. More expensive than 4-star we stayed at previous 4 nights. Recptn staff ok, but thats all. Won't use again.
The staff were fantastic. Very helpful and when I needed extra assistance they were more than willing to help.
Sand in the bed
We had a room at the back side of the hotel, which was nice and quiet and has a fantastic view on the surroundings. Staff's language skills may be limited to Spanish but they are very helpfull and willing.Gave us great suggestions on where to have dinner. Minor remark, towels were clean but the fresh smell of being washed was gone.
Location, very close to the beach and free parking. Having dinner by the side of the pool. Spacious room and bathroom kept perfectly clean.
Beach, birdwatching, sight seeing, eating out, relaxing. No fridge in room
The price is OK, TVs are now nice big LCD, with digital air TV, arround 15 channels. Decoration is horrible, the room smells like my grandmas house. Breakfast is quite poor but for 50€ night that I paid it's just OK.
Hotel was very relaxing place to stay by the beach. Very convenient to restaurants and beach a short walk away from hotel. We would stay there again. Thanks. No fault of the hotel but it rained part of the days. It was nice to have a restaurant in the hotel so we did not have to go out to eat.
Location - close to the beach, Good pool.
The hotel was a very good place to stay. It was very clean , the staff were very friendly. We would recommend it to our friends.
Location, charm. Breakfast not great.
I love the small village feel of Trifia and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I love the feel of the hotel. It is one of my favorite ones in Spain. Nothing! I liked everything!
Air con Small bathroom
Although the room was attractively decorated and very centrally located we were woken up 3 times by what sounded like steel beer barrels being rolled over the cobbled streets. However the worst thing was that on the hour the church clock chimed and woke us up all night.
The location is good. We have stayed at other hostals in Tarifa and this was the best location The rooms are well furnished but are small and the hostal is near a church which has a church bell that chimes every 15 minutes including during the night
Staff is nice and water is only 1 euro. We need a parking lot more handy.
The Wi-Fi is not available throughout the entire Hotel as the reservation stated.
In city center so could walk to stores, owner very helpful, I had quiet room but others in another room were wakened by street noise need up front information about parking zones, so not get tickets or towed- we did not understand the procedures
Location The staff were terrible - smoking outside of our "non-smoking room" and then threatening to call the police because we complained about this.
This is a pleasant little hotel in a great location in the old part of town close to the ferry terminal. It is immaculately clean, the staff friendly (no english spoken). Bars and restaurants open late nearby good, if like us you arrive on a late ferry from Tangier. Noisy location and perhaps a bit expensive for what is a very basic hotel with not very comfortable bed. Take earplugs!
Beautiful room in the old town area of Tarifa. The room was very quiet, clean and tastefully decorated.
Located in the center of Tarifa. Very clean and complete rooms. Very friendly staff.
location of the hotel - very convenient, and close to bus stop quite noisy; the tiles in the rooms make the sounds from the corridors even loder...
Basic, clean, well run Outstanding repairs to curtain rails.
It's very close to the beach and the old city centre. The rooms are nice and have what they need. There's free wi-fi in all the rooms. There was no hot water in my room, which was also very cold. And often there wasn't any hot water when I needed to take a shower.
Rooms' doors sre without handles and for this reason every time you close a door you make noise and disturb other guests.
nothing good that I can say. The hotel is a total run down. The door broken down when we were in the room, and the staff had to climb in from window to free us.
cheap and good location unfriendly staff and rickety room
The hotel was close to the beach and bus station. The room was very hot as there was no ac or fan. Also, there was a dirty mop in the bathroom, because the shower leaked everywhere, even into the sleeping area.
Having our own little appartment needed a good dusting!
Friendly staff, Location, Price It gets loud outside
Close to the ferry to Morrocco. Please do not stay here! The rooms were small, dark, musty and damp. We paid 50 euros per night and it should have been cheaper! The small bathroom was disgusting becasue every time we showered the floor would get wet because the shower curtain did not keep the water out. I wondered why there was a bucket and mop in the bathroom...I thought the maid left it, but it was there for us to mop up the puddles!
The garden was very nice. We got food poisoned by a bad chicken baguette in the snack bar.
I liked the location in front of the beach and the real "chill out" atmosphere. There is a national road immediately outside of the hotel and if the traffic is heavy, you may have some noise inside the room
really relaxed good position friendly staff and all in all good bloody fun. menu
It definately was a chillout-great views across the beach to Africa.
the setting and atmosphere
Good room, beautiful gardens, good food. A long way from town, but great kitesurf spot with a couple of bars and restaurants nearby
was using the hotel as a stopover on my way to morocco... served its purpose as a place to sleep. not central to tarifa -- requires a taxi ride to town.
Really relaxing and friendly staff It was quite far from Tarifa-off season, only way to get to Tarifa is by taxi
Room was excellent - very clean and modern, stylish design. Good size shower and washing facilities. Probably aimed at younger market than a 60 year old grandad cycling round Spain but there was a general air of relaxtion and calm. Not over impressed by the restaurant choices but Tarifa is easily accesible by car and that has a great choice of eating places.
There is amazing surrounding around hotel like garden, bar etc. n/a
Sitting on the balcony was lovely, there was no view as such but we were not overlooked and a little brook ran past the room. The 1/2 pension was extremely good value because the food was superb and there was a good selection. Nothing, some may say it's out in the middle of nowhere but it you are travelling by car then it's a perfect little stop off place to relax.
Wonderful facility, beautiful grounds, large rooms, large marble bathroom, very fine dining room, beautiful decor, free parking, great comfortable beds. No internet in the room
The rooms were very spacious and price was great. There was free parking. The hotel was very easy to get to. Location was farther from town then expected - about a 20 euro cab ride. Breakfast buffet was poor.
Eating fabulous food in comfortable dining room smokers allowed or not controlled in dining area
The restaurant and bar staff was outstanding!
Le restaurant de l'hotel était super (bel ambiance, bon, ..) Je le recommande.
The rooms were spacious and clean. New towels everyday. There was limited parking which was fine in the evening. However, one day there was no parking so had to double park. The reason for limited parking could possibly be explained by it being a Spanish holiday and there being a number of families have come out to the hotel for the restaurant.
The beautiful setting. I felt the restaurant was just OK. The prices were a bit high for the quality of the food. The food was not BAD, just a little more than I thought it was worth.
Clean, well situated for access to Tarifa, Gibralter, Cadiz... Meals were not inexpensive but they were good quality. Great value for money A minor concern was its location on a busy hwy at a curve in the road.
Room with view on sea ... only with binoculars
location and friendly staff Restaurant too expensive for the food served.
The atmosphere at the patio was nice at night, and they serve cocktails. The first night we had part of a group of friends looking for the nightlife in the area in the room next to ours. Since they left after midnight and came back before sunrise (and walls are so thin that you can hear even regular conversations, imagine 4 people loud laughters), sleeping that night was a no-no. Beware of afternoon receptionist's walking time indications; she seems to be a very fast walker.
Big rooms each with little patio.Indonesian style. Fair breakfast. Parking on the territory. Close to the beach (100 m).
Beautiful location, great included breakfast, beautiful hotel. Some inexperienced staff.
best located in the old city of tarifa. very cool bar in the hotel. free wi-fi. close to food and nightlife options. very noisy like other hotels located central in busy areas. good hotel if you want to party. if you want to relax and sleep, book another hotel.
very good location
Room was nice and clean, desighed and the view was greate. We enjoyed it. Aspecially we liked time for breakfast (kofe and sandwich), they served it from 9 till 12.
Excellent location in the old quarter of Tarifa. Numerous shops and outdoor cafes just outside the door. Great place to stay if you plan on taking the ferry to Tangier, as the port is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. This is by no means a luxury hotel, and there probably are none in Tarifa, but it is exactly what I expected for a modest cost. We drove and parked our car 2 blocks away in the port area, where parking is free if you can find it (unpainted curb). Not a single scratch after 2 days of it sitting there. Continental breakfast was included (toast, ham, cheese, coffee, etc) and while basic, was satisfactory. Bed was not very comfortable and the decorations spartan yet funky. We stayed in 403 which has a killer view of Africa on a clear day. There is no a/c in the room, and though you don't really need it, opening the windows subjects you to the street noise as others have mentioned. All in all worth the price due to its location but keep in mind that this is not a traditional hotel. It's more of a bar/lounge that happens to have rooms upstairs. Very funky atmosphere and not at all a problem for me.
The staff are so friendly and helpful. There was live music in the bar one night which added to our stay. The hotel is funky and big into music but in a tasteful way which fits with the old town of Tarifa. We stayed in the suite which had fantastic views of Africa, the port and the old city.
Great location. Genuine, friendly and helpful staff. Great bar. Lack of air-conditioning could be a problem in height of summer
Misiana was in a good location and good for getting around town. The street noise was loud and the curtains didn't block the light. There was no parking available, and staff couldn't tell us where to park. There was no one working the desk when we got there. We had to go to the bar to get someone to help.
decor, cool tunes getting too expensive for location and lack of facilities
Good location. No air conditioning, hotel was located over a bar/nightclub with loud music blaring all night.
Location Biggest disappointment was the water pressure. We stayed on a higher floor and the water pressure and water temperature constantly changed while taking a shower, which made it impossible to take a shower.
The hotel is situated by the beach and looks beautiful and the gardens are gorgeous . The facilities are poor and inadequate. the swimmimg pools were cold and not pleasant to swim despite the warm weather. You had to pay extra for the sauna . Everyday breakfast was a fly extravaganza , meat and cheese was left uncovered . I expressed my conern sevral times but was told this was normal in the continent. Staff were rude and didnt interact with guests ,their English was poor . When we were arrived and left there was no courtious pleasantries such as goodye or thankyou for staying. Both myself and daughter have returned with a virus
The standard for a 2 star was excellent, we particularly liked the use free of charge of the internet, free small book library, the buffet breakfast was very good for 2 star and the room was clean and included mini bar. The staff in the evening were awful. The room had no radio or TV I would definitely want some outside contact and if I use the hotel again would request one of the few rooms which offered TV. I would also have a sea view. You definitely need a car for this hotel.
Rooms were spacious and very clean. Hotel restaurant was very good. Included buffet breakfast was adequate. Hotel had both on-site parking and restaurant which were important since we were arriving later in the evening. Off season so not too many staff? Check-out could have been better...was automatically billed in us Dollars when all other hotels asked whether we wanted the charges in euros or dollars...so ended up paying about $30 extra since the euro rate declined daily (my cc does not have any fees).
Hotel staff were very friendly. Location of the hotel was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay there. Meals were excellent especially the breakfasts.
Very good placed hotel, cosy and easy going; just 2 minutes far away from the very nice beach of the town. Breakfast was served in outside and was pretty good in comparison with other spanish hotel breakfasts. Hotel staff was very kind. Room was clean and nice even if a bit small, but big enough if you enjoy the nearby seaside during the day. It's a bit complicated to find a place where to park the car, but it's not a problem of this hotel, it's a matter of the whole town. The further place I parked anyway was some 10 minutes away on foot from the hotel and it was anyway nice to walk the town a little bit.
very nice hotel, close to the see,super rooms ..i liked it a lot poor continental breakfast
The hotel site was breathtakingly beautiful. Breakfast buffet was wonderful. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. Staff spoke English very well. Staff was helpful with restaurant & other recommendations. We would definitely be return guests.
location no double bed
That you have your own bungalow with sea view, and the breakfast was great! Everthing is a little bit old, if they would repair and replace some things it could be a great hotel!
Possibly my favorite Hotel in the World
The laid back attitude of the place, combined with excellent facilities. A place to rest and meditate or to be active. Several of the appartments have a strong odor caused by the humid conditions, and I had to change appartment several times.
Liked that you could just step out of your room and be on the beach, also the views were amazing and felt chilled by then end of our stay, this is the third time we have stayed at Dos Mares The only thing that lets Dos Mares down is that there food & drinks are to expensive, reflecting that the other hotels on this stretch of beach are alot lower and far far better food!! Most of the time we went else were to eat and drink, which is a same as its such a lovely hotel
The hotel has an excellent layout and great location. Good breakfast, fair restaurant and nice bar. In total the hotal is a recommendable experience. 1) All bungalows and rooms should have a refridgerator, considering the prices. 2) Their pet policy should be revised. There are simply too many dogs! 3) Parking for guests was often obstructed by cars of day-visiting surfers. 4) My fear is that maintenance is slipping, and that the hotel slowly will degrade from the excellent condition it had three years ago, on our first visit.
When we did order food, it was very good. We were disturbed by the staff's lack of courtesy. We felt as if we were an "inconvenience" to the bar/restaurant staff, as well as when checking in. However, we did receive excellent and pleasant assistance when checking out.
Helpful and friendly staff that even helped to cancel our remaining stay. The comfort and cleanliness of the room did not match our expectations.