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The restaurant and bar staff was outstanding!
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.
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.
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
location and friendly staff Restaurant too expensive for the food served.
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.
Le restaurant de l'hotel était super (bel ambiance, bon, ..) Je le recommande.
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.
Room with view on sea ... only with binoculars
Eating fabulous food in comfortable dining room smokers allowed or not controlled in dining area
Helpful and friendly staff that even helped to cancel our remaining stay. The comfort and cleanliness of the room did not match our expectations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
location no double bed
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
Possibly my favorite Hotel in the World
Clean room with air conditioning. Good food, excellent breakfast buffet. Receptionist did not speak any English (but found a colleague who did)
We stayed two nights at Hotel Le Torre and enjoyed our stay immensely. The hotel is stylish, thoughtfully designed, has nice rooms and lovely grounds. We paid EC 65 per night in mid-September for a nice double with a great breakfast. We ate in the hotel restaurant both nights had two terrific meals. As in most Spanish hotel and restaurants, the staff were aloof and spoke little English -- exept for one Italian waitress who was both charming and fluent in four languages, including English. What a delight!
Location, Atmosphere, Breakfast, restaurant (when it was open!) That the restaurant seemed to close unexpectedly some evenings.
The room was nice and the view good The resteraunt was very poor with the meal served cold and raw despite our requests for it to be well done.
Cute, quiet hotel. Bed wasn't the best.
Very welcoming, the room clean and tidy with air conditioning that worked. The food in the restauant was excellent and the breakfast was the best value for money we had on our trip.
Hotel and rooms were nice and clean and the staff were all very friendly + the food was of a fairly good standard. The lounge and bar facility were very limited.
Location. We had a car and didn't have to worry about parking. Close to ferry to Tangier. Very basic. No light to read in bedroom. Nowhere to sit. Flies on breakfast buffet.
I couldnt fault this place in anyway,shape or form,the staff were unbelievably friendly,the food was great,the location excellent as were the rooms quite simply the best hotel I have stayed in Spain so far. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel at all.
how clean and quiet everything was and the staff very attentive and helpful
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!
Very nice, and relaxing environment, the green garden with the little pool combined with the arabish elements is like contrapoints to the natural seashore. Most of the building is made with handycraft elements, but it makes a unique appearance.
Lovely Garden setting very relaxing despite proximity to main road. Staff very friendly and close to the beach. Restaurant was also fantastic. Quite far away from tarifa town but very close to the best beach.
The staff was very helpful and the place was absolutely beautiful. The restaurant was excellent as well. I was sad that the restaurant was not open for lunch (only dinner), because I loved the food!!
territory design small rooms
Nice swimming pool, 130m to the beach and 3Km to Tarifa. Wireless internet has no reach to rooms
Staff, food in restaurant excellent, Tarifa is great Distance from town meant we had to catch taxis in and out if we wanted to visit at night without having to drive (taxis not plentiful and expensive), also hotel was across a very busy road from the beach so it isn't a beach-front location
noise from the road right in front, did not sleep well a single night
Friendly staff with good food, other than breakfast - see below. The bungalow rooms at the back of the hotel are well laid out. The best value hotel we have found near Tarifa. Breakfast options were rather limited. The hotle looks onto a busy main road so a room at the back is essential for peace and quiet.
I had a bungalow-style room facing a lovely garden ---nice setting, lovely roses, palms and orange trees, and pool close by. Very good secured parking. Wonderful to have refrigerator in room. Breakfast was typical of Spain, but it was marginal at best. Food was not presented in an inviting way -- just set out. The morning wait staff was not cheerful or friendly. Coffee was not readily available as in most self-serve situations -- one cup only. The dining area was dimly lit and the decorations of stuffed animals (bull head and deer head) and bull fights did not aid a pleasant ambience. Personally, I would have preferred breakfast on my little terrace.
Beach Pool was closed for the season ?? Nothing around except beach.
Price of the room was really good. Hotel is located close to the beach.
The staff were very helpful. It was ideally situated for our onward journey to Gibraltar.
3 stars is too much. The price is also excessive.
Location was perfect for our needs and the room we had in the garden was also perfect. As we were room only it allowed us to have breakfast outside everyday on our own private terrace. The pool area was also very good. Will use again. Restaurant staff were not very amenable and did not speak much if any English, but the food was acceptable.
We really enjoyed the great position of the hotel between Tarifa and Bolonia, the position of the room, the trees and the green area around the hotel, the fantastic and romantic view to the seaside, the swimming pool... The Dulce Nombre was like a small "Paradise" to us... The majority of the staff had been a little bit rude, inpolite and not smiling at all, but we didn't understand why. One of them was very nice by the way. Furthermore, there were some little small things about the cleaning of the hotel that hadn't been satisfactory: we found mould on the bread at breakfast, leaves in our room's floor when we arrived and there weren't big comfortable paper tissues on the tables at breakfast...
The location is great and the hotel itself is quite nice. The staff however were cold if not somewhat rude. The beds were not particularly comfortable either. Not a bad place for the price though and I spent most of my time at the beach, so it didn't matter that much in the end.
Stayed in Apartment 5 which was clean and tidy and quiet with a nice terrace and garden looking out towards the ocean. Reasonably clean but very basic, good location but you probably need a car. The owners have a very cute dog and also a cat so if you are not an animal lover be aware. Pool very relaxed and great temperature. It was annoying having to turn on the gas to have hot water - not sure if they have any gas leak detectors either but we slept with the door to kitchen closed.
Hotel location, landscape view and swimming pool. Hotel staff don't speak English. Although the hotel seemed empty we got a room on the back side, when we asked for a different room they claimed the hotel is full. The breakfast is very basic.
The hotel was extremely badly staffed. The room was dark, smelly and the floor although cleaned felt sticky
Nice room with view of the ocean, clean, the whole place had a family-run atmosphere.
ease of access and proximity to beach reception was marose and hard work
The pool area was very nice and the groubds were very nice. Rooms were comfortable. Perhaps this is common in Spain, but we were charged for our 'plates' with our meals.
The pool area was very nice, clean, calm and sheltered. The restaurants around the hotel were really good and there is a beachvolley area/bar very close which was a nice chill-out. The beach (around 5 min walk) is also very nice, especially if your Kite-surfing or wind-surfing. By the beach there was a lunch restaurant which served a really good buffet with plates big enough to share between two persons. The staff were sometimes really rude and didn't give you a welcoming feeling at all. They didn't speak english at all and did not provide any useful information about the area. It costs too much considering what you get and the rooms are standard, clean and quite large but the beds were not comfortable at all. No safetybox in the room. Breakfast is not included and one has to pay 5 euros for two toasts, coffee and a glass of juice. The hotel is a taxi ride away from Tarifa center and costs around 12 euros one way, so if you are heading for Tarifa it might be a good idea to reconsider another hotel. Though, if you are only interested in the beach close by or have a car, it's an ok hotel.
Excellent location in a wonderful town! Tarifa was my favorite town in all of Costa Del Sol. This is an adorable small hotel in the heart of all the bars and restaurants. A quick walk will find you at the beach too. I don't believe there was air conditioning but since the town is coastal this didn't seem to be a problem. There is no elevator so be prepared to tote your luggage up the stairs.
There is amazing surrounding around hotel like garden, bar etc. n/a
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
It definately was a chillout-great views across the beach to Africa.
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
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.
the setting and atmosphere
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.
Hotel staff were very friendly. Location of the hotel was perfect. We really enjoyed our stay there. Meals were excellent especially the breakfasts.
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).