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“Lovely hotel in centre of old town” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Misiana
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sancho IV El Bravo, 16 | La Calzada, 11380 Tarifa, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Tarifa
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel in centre of old town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was our first visit to Tarifa and we loved it. We stayed for two nights and were very impressed with the hotel. The location couldn't be better as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants and a 5 minute walk to the beach and port. Tarifa itself is a lovely town - very quirky and boho. We didn't use the hotel restaurant at all so can't comment on that, other than to say it looked lovely and appeared busy each night we were there. The reception staff were very helpful in giving us directions. The only problem we had was parking - we arrived on a Saturday at about lunchtime and the town was heaving with people and there was no available parking nearby. After doing a few laps of the town centre we found a car park around the corner from the hotel which was reasonably priced - 12 Euros for 24 hours. On the Sunday we went out for the day and when we returned at 5pm we were able to find a free parking space right outside the hotel. So just be warned that the town is very busy during the weekends. We found Tarifa beach too windy for us to sunbathe, so we drove 20 minutes to Algeciras and the beach there was perfect for a day in the sun and sheltered from the wind. Although the town was very busy during our stay we had absolutely no trouble sleeping and the room was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay again when visiting Tarifa.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Tomas C, Owner at Hotel Misiana, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Amy,
Thank you very much for your review from Misiana's staff.
And, overall, I thank you that our hotel and our city have given you the sensations and experiences that you transmit..
We look forward seeing you again.
Kind regards
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed one night on our way to Tangiers. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are comfortable, and nicely furnished. Although located in the middle of the town we had no problem with noise, although you would expect some staying in the historic center surrounded by restaurants. It is a nice, smaller hotel and walking distance to all the places to see in Tarifa. There are many nice cafes and small restaurants nearby and the staff at the hotel were knowledgeable in referring us to some. We very much enjoyed our walk around the town and down to the beaches and exploring some of the historic sites.

Staff was friendly and helpful. They referred us to a secure parking garage close by, where we left our car for two days while exploring Tangiers as well as Tarifa. The hotel is an easy walk to the port to catch the early ferry to go to Morocco. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here and would also recommend allowing enough time to enjoy this picturesque town.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Tomas C, Owner at Hotel Misiana, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your review.
We really appreciate that people like you, experimented travellers, take the trouble of writting such a complimentary comment.
We'll be happy having you again as a guest.
Kind regards
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Galway, Ireland
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I stayed here for one night on my way back from Morocco to Malaga. The room was bright, lovely, spacious and with a great bed. It is right in town and walking distance to great tapas bars and sights. The receptionist was very welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Tomas C, Owner at Hotel Misiana, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Thank you very much for such a review.
It is great to have guests like you.
It'll be great to see you again (but try to stay longer to enjoy our incredible town...)
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Not new to Tarifa, we stayed two nights in the Misiana Chic accomodation. It was located right on the main street which was a problem in itself, the cafe / bar downstairs didnt stop playing music until 0100hrs (AM) and people would be up and about early making too much noise to sleep properly. And I'm not a light sleeper. Add to that the constant chimming of the church bells, one DING! for each and every hour i.e. 12 DINGS for midnight, and you get a distinct lack of sleep.

Besides issues of noise. The room is pretty good. The bathroom and bedroom was tiny but considering the location I can accept that, just perhaps not the 70EUR a night price. The extra price might have been because there's a bed above the bathroom as a kind of loft for children. I tried to use the ladder provided but found it down right dangerous as it slips off its purchase. I wouldnt trust any child of any age, even an adult, to climb that up and down without a person spotting them.

Lastly, WIFI doesnt reach the room which I find is a reasonable expectation for that price and this part of the world.

Room Tip: If you stay on the street you're going to have a bad sleep (wear earplugs)
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tomas C, Owner at Hotel Misiana, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear Guest,
We are sorry about your experience.
You are not talking about Misiana but Casa Blanco which is our Chic Hotel (not Misiana, the one on which you have written your review).
The problem with the hotels right in the middle of the city is that they are a bit noisy than others. We could choose different windows, different construction, different style... but we would loose our soul, the essence of what Tarifa has and what we want to share with all of you.
Tarifa is noisy until 2:00 a.m. (max. 3;00 a.m.) because of the night life but just these months (mid June, July and August).
The church is located 150 meters from the hotel and they "ding", of course, but none has said anything about being bothering by them. Some of our guest even like getting onto the roof terrace to hear them.
We really feel sad by your review, because of your experience. Maybe next time, if you wish, with west wind instead of Levante, the "dings" will not bother you. And, of course, coming out of those months, be sure that you will enjoy your experience.
Please, note that we receive yoga groups and they repeat every year because of the sensations that they get: peaceful and relaxing time.
Kind regards
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was in Tarifa to learn Spanish and enjoy the beach and the Misiana was the perfect place for me to stay because it offers nice luxury in the absolute center of the action in Tarifa

Good points:
- Really nice and helpful personell who really cared about their guests
- Really comfortable and modern rooms - I really felt at home here (I usually have high standards)
- Rooms are really clean and the beds are really good
- Location could not be better - you only need to go out the door and are in the middle of the bars, restaurants etc. To the beach it is just a 7 min walk
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Potential bad points:
- The internet failed from time to time and was ok again after reception restarted the router which always took 3 min
- If you are very noise sensitive you could be annoyed from the noise from people in the street at night
- The Misiana is not a cheap hotel (unfortunately)

Room Tip: Best choice are the rooms to the street on the 3rd or 4th floor (301, 302, 401, 402) (that is if you...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Tomas C, Owner at Hotel Misiana, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Thank you so much.
We have solved the Internet problem and we keep on improving it.
Next time you come (we hope so), you'll have a perfect connection. I promise you.
About the price... if we could offer a better price, be sure we would do. But we rather doing things as the best we can even if it means an extra cost. Most of you enjoy the differentiation that we give.
Again, thank you very much for reviewing and helping us to keep improving.
Kind regards
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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here after seeing it from the outside on a previous visit to Tarifa. We stayed first floor (101), room was nice, towels lovely, nice ambiance. Couple of minor negatives, shower head a bit wobbly, bathroom a bit smelly and the shower sealant could do with a refresh. If I stayed again, would request a bit higher room to have less noise, our room close to stairs and lift. All that said, we enjoyed our 3 night stay and what a fantastic location!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tomas C, Owner at Hotel Misiana, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for your review.
As you say, the room 101 is the closest to the stairs and the only double room with shower instead of bathtub.
Also, as you say, the days with Levante wind, some times, there is a bit of smell that we take off by using an special product. Maybe the maintenance staff didn't realize about that but if you have that problem the next time you come (we'll be very happy!), please, let us know and we'll solve it in a minute.
Sorry about the inconveniences and be sure that your next stay will deserve a 10.
Very kind regards
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Stockholm, Sweden
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

5 pro's;
1. The staff are super sympathetic and know a great deal about the city. Don't hesitate to ask them about good places around. They will tell you their honest opinion.
2. Beds. Perfect beds. Not too soft and not too firm. The pillows come in two different sizes.
3. Location. Close to the beaches as well as to the great things that the city of Tarifa has to offer.
4. The interior design and the colors of gray and white scales that this hotel have, transmits a calmness that I love.
5. Good water pressure in the shower. Ladies (or gents with longer hair) here it's totally possible to wash your hair here.

3 small con's

1. No shower curtain.
2. Hard to find parking (but have patience because it will be ok.)
3. Internet of the hotel didn't work so well.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sancho IV El Bravo, 16 | La Calzada, 11380 Tarifa, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Tarifa
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Tarifa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Misiana 1*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A privileged space in the center of Tarifa: a 21st century Hotel with charm that peeks out in between two seas, with beaches bathed in sunlight; A special lodging that is surrounded by hundreds of interesting corners that are just waiting to be discovered. Let the aromas of Southern Spain envelope you in Hotel Misiana. ... more   less 
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