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“2 star hotel at a 4 star service” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal Tarifa
Batalla del Salado 40, Tarifa, Spain   |  
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Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Tarifa
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“2 star hotel at a 4 star service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Perfect choice for anyone. Not fancy, but VERY, VERY clean! Place is really new. Had everything we wanted, but a hairdryer. Even had an English tv channel. Hotel staff speaks broken English, BUT very helpful. They beyond try to assist you. Don't be fooled by the word Hostal in the name, Definitely not a hostel! Parking and wifi were perfect.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Faro, Portugal
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Hostal Tarifa was really a good choice in Tarifa.
It is a new building, with nice rooms and the possibility of free parking on the street in front of the hotel.
On the other hand, this hotel is only a few minutes walk from the historic city center and a little more of the port.
For me it was the perfect choice for a ride to Tangier.
A place to return...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

As other reviewers have reported, good location, very clean, good room and bathroom, very good value.

If you are bringing a car to Tarifa staying in the walled town is not recommended. This hotel is only 5 minutes walk from there and we found parking easily.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ideal location just 2 minutes from the bus stop (Alsa) and 5 minutes from the Medina.

Hostal Tarifa is more of a hotel, all brand new fittings and spotlessly clean. very quiet during April.

For a short stay in Tarifa this was an ideal place. Breakfast was very good as well and included in the price.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This hotel only opened last year, its clean and shiny and new.
The rooms are a decent size, the heater/ aircon is great and the rooms are soundproofed (although you can still hear traffic going by- if you are a light sleeper, request a room on the side or the back of the hotel).
Well located, you can walk down to the beach in 10 minutes or walk to centre of town in 5.
Reception staff were super friendly and helpful.
Two negative things:
1) The bathroom doors are transparent, so you have no privacy which was not nice as we are a new couple. I don't want to see someone else on the toilet.
2) The breakfast is disappointing; it's a croissant and coffee or orange juice (no other choice) for 4 euros, so I would advise travellers to choose room only and go find breakfast at a café.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was booked in here by the organisers of a battle re-enactment in the town. When told that I was staying in a Hostal I was expecting something completely different to what it was shiny clean, ultra modern, comfy beds and lovely staff. Great place thanks.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

After arriving from Morocco it was a delight to find this sparkling clean place, great bathroom, beds, aircon. Everything works! Not far from the old city, bars, etc and close to the bus station, so pretty central. bright and modern and a far cry from thr raids of Morocco.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Batalla del Salado 40, Tarifa, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Tarifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 76
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