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“Is The View Worth the Drive to it?” 3 of 5 stars
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El Convento Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Maldonado 2, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Is The View Worth the Drive to it?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

A nice clean, typical local Spanish hotel on the top of the hiil. Terrace rooms are a must for the view. Local restaurants close by.
Getting up there is not an easy task if you drive. Narrow, one-way Spanish streets are a hazard! Alternatively, leave your car in the town and taxi up.
Arcos is a bit over-rated to me. There are other better and more driver-friendly local towns to see.

Room Tip: Terrace rooms are a must for the view.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Danville, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

The rooms in this hotel were very nice, clean and comfortable - attractively decorated and uncluttered, but the view from your balcony or terrace is just awesome. You are situated right on the edge of a cliff that drops off hundreds of feet and the valley is spread out below just begging to be photographed. It is a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine on your terrace as you watch the sunset.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ft. Lauderdale
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

This was a great choice for us. A spotless end room with amazing views of the countryside below. Hotel El Convento also has a lot of character as a Spanish Inn. We would gladly stay here again. We paid 65 E for a double and thoroughly enjoyed Arcos. Be careful if you drive all the way up to the Hotel and Parador square, It is a VERY tight squeeze through one of the arches. VERY tight. Smaller car only.

Room Tip: Get a view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Pros:
Great balcony views--have breakfast there.
Friendly staff in spite of limited English.

Cons:
Aggressive wasp population -- not hotel's fault (several spots in town), but they should put up a few traps.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

This hotel is perched right on the cliff- there can't be too many places in this world with this kind of view. The rooms themselves are on the small side and have farily thin walls. This is pretty typical of hotels in Europe. There is nothing wrong with anything here, it's just that the construction top notch. That is why I rated it a 4 rather than a 5.

The staff is friendly and helpful, the breakfast is good, and the location and views are unbeatable.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Abilene, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

Located in Old Town of Arcos. This is a fun area with lots of small cafes & outdoor tables, yet just a short walk into New Town. Be sure & get a terrace room – the small patio & view is wonderful. We took a 3 day break here after driving around Spain for 2 weeks & found it to be very relaxing. The staff was great, rooms very comfortable & clean. Don’t even THINK of driving to hotel. Park in their sister hotel Hotel Los Olivos in New Town. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Get a terrace room - you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
120 hotel reviews
Reviews in 125 cities Reviews in 125 cities
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

For a 2-star hotel in Spain, we were very happy with the accommodations. We stayed in Room 11 which is named for a famous Spanish poet (which eludes me now - FYI, there is also a Rick Steves room). Our room was quiet with basic toiletries and a working air conditioner. The breakfast is minimal and there is no lift. However, I would stay here again just for the view.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Maldonado 2, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Arcos de la Frontera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Arcos de la Frontera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Convento Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
En el corazon del conjunto Historico-Artistico de Arcos, parte del convento de las monjas Mercedarias se ha transformado en el Hotel El Convento para que los visitantes puedan disfrutar en calma de la antigua belleza de este pueblo hecho monumento de claridad.Desde sus habitaciones o desde una amplia terraza se contemplan magnificas vistas sobre la Pena y la vega del rio Guadalete en un enclave tranquilo, entre iglesias y casas senoriales.Un placer para los sentidos es lo que encontraran los huespedes del Hotel El Convento.Tradicion, buen comer y unos alrededores naturales que tiene mucho que descubrir, siempre predominando la tranquilidad. Sus 13 habitaciones que disponen de TV, telefono, wi-fi gratuito, aire acondicionado y bano completo pero donde se ha querido mantener el estilo tradicional de este pueblo en todos los rincones y estancias que componen el edificio.Algunas de las habitaciones poseen un nombre distinto en homenaje a escritores, poetas o personajes del mundo de la cultura. Un trato cordial y atento contribuye a hacer inolvidable su estancia. ... more   less 
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