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Canada del Alamo, 11140 Los Canos de Meca, Barbate Spain
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#4 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Los Canos de Meca
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4.9
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.9
GreenLeaders Gold level
Luxury Bed & Breakfast at the Costa de la Luz. Peaceful and ideal for two. Perfect for people who love the ocean, nature, privacy, style and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Great views on the pine forest, the Atlantic and the lighthouse of Cape Trafalgar. Charming, comfortable and peaceful. Beautiful large garden with pool and old trees. This former large finca is only 1500 meters from beautiful beaches. Nearby: Andalusian White Villages, golfing, horse riding, surfing and nice little restaurants. Not suitable for small children.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Rooftop terrace
Mosquito net
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Gemma G wrote a review Sep 2018
Community of Madrid, Spain7 contributions2 helpful votes
A perfect place to explore the area (best beaches in Spain), to enjoy the amazing gastronomy and to rest and rest. An amazing and intimate pool, lust (and scented) mediterranean garden, very nice host, good facilities, super clean room. Just two downs: having to open and close by yourself the fence door every time to get into or out the property and the non-fresh-squeeze-juice for breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from meerlustlasballenas, Geschäftsführer at Meerlust - Las Ballenas
Responded Sep 23, 2018
Dear Gemma, Thank you for your nice feedback, it was a pleasure having you here and we are happy you enjoyed your vacation. Next time please don't hesitate to ask for the fresh squeezed orange juice, we will be happy to make it for you ;-) Hasta la proxima, best regards from the Costa de la Luz.
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VixBS wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
This is a gorgeous part of Spain with incredible beaches and extraordinary places to eat. Staying at Meerlust is the icing on the cake. The Owners have created a mellow oasis - luxurious but completely relaxed. Spacious garden with beautiful pool, various areas to sit or rest in the scattered hammocks, plus outdoor shower and bath. The bedrooms are spacious & luxurious. Delicious breakfasts too. Bring strong mostiquito repellent (I hear this August was particularly bad in the whole area). Enjoy the beaches & restaurants of Zahora, El Palmar and many more. Vejer is a must as is a Mojito at Jaima bar close to Meerlust. Thank you - we will return soon.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from meerlustlasballenas, Geschäftsführer at Meerlust - Las Ballenas
Responded Sep 26, 2018
Dear Guests, thank you for your nice feedback, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you soon again.
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James B wrote a review Aug 2018
Brussels, Belgium33 contributions55 helpful votes
The perfect place to get away from it all. Meerlust is clearly a labour of love from a passionate and dedicated host and team. Colette, Bridget and Connie were fantastic hosts and made you feel at home and relaxed right away, it seems their ethos is to make sure guests feel free to treat this as their home for their stay. The decor and furnishings in the rooms are superb and there is an abundance of outside space and different sitting areas around the property from hammocks to sun loungers and tables and chairs. The pool is great with a perfect temperature you also have an outdoor bath and showers! Breakfasts are fantastic, great local eggs cooked to perfection by Connie along with meats, cheese, fruits and more. The guesthouse is a short drive from the local town so take this into consideration when planning dinner, what worked for us was to spend the afternoon at the beach and then go straight to drinks and dinner walking back to the guesthouse. The walk isn’t too far along a pedestrian short cut, not lit at night but there is a small torch in the room. The guesthouse dose provide a fridge and cutlery plates etc so you can have your own snacks and drinks. Another tip is to bring mosquito repellent as they can be quite aggressive in the area. Overall I would definitely stay again and would recommend Meerlust as a great place to chill out and enjoy the great local beaches which even in August were not so busy and were beautiful. Make sure to grab a sunset drink at Jaima bar next to the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 21, 2018
Thank you James for your nice comments. It was a pleasure having you here. And yes, we are struggling a bit with all the mosquitoes this August, but luckily it is not like that all the time. We wish you a nice rest of the summer and hope to see you soon again, Best regards, Colette and the Meerlust Team
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739georgl wrote a review Oct 2017
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We spent our honeymoon at Meerlust and it was a truly magnificent experience. The hosts (Colette and Hans) are simply wonderful, the staff are very helpful and professional, and the ambiance leaves nothing to be desired. It is simply the best possible place to unwind and relax in the extremely pleasant Andalusian climate. As this was our honeymoon, the staff went above-and-beyond for us on numerous occasions to make our Spanish wedding an absolutely unforgettable experience in the best possible way. We could not have asked for a more perfect experience.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 2, 2017
Dear Liz and Georg, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It was a great pleasure to be able to spoil you a bit at Meerlust during your honeymoon. Your wedding was truly magical and we are so grateful for having been part of it! It was definitely the highlight of the year! We are looking forward seeing you soon again. Best wishes from the Meerlust team!
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Vicki R wrote a review Aug 2017
ireland13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had such a lovely stay in Meerlust. The rooms were 5 star, with great attention to detail. The pool was clean and clear and the perfect break from the sea. Breakfast was very tasty and Colette and her husband and all staff were so friendly and helpful with anything and everything.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Responded Aug 19, 2017
Dear Vicki, Thank you for your nice feedback, it means a lot to us and we are happy you enjoyed your stay on our beautiful Coast of the Light/Costa de la Luz! - Colette
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gb222642 wrote a review Aug 2017
2 contributions9 helpful votes
Paradise near the Sea! Meerlust las Ballenas is a oasis of tranquility and beauty located at a pine trees forest at 10 minutes to the sea. The rooms, the whole guesthous, service and attention are above standard and make you feel pampered at a luxury home. Colette , Johannesburg and all the staff make any needs you have come true.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 3, 2017
Thank you GB for your nice feedback, we are happy to hear you and your partner enjoyed Meerlust so much and hope to welcome you soon again in our little corner of Paradise. Wishing you a nice summer and good luck for your projects!
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fabianf824 wrote a review Jun 2017
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What a peaceful hideway near the village of Los Caños de Meca in the middle of pinewood trees of the natural reserve nearby. You will hear nothing but the tweeting birds as Colette - the perfect host - serves a delicious breakfast (with an unbeatable orange marmalade). A beautiful garden with orange trees shows her strong ties to nature and sustainable tourism. Actually, I came to surf the waves of Los Caños and El Palmar but found much more than just a very nice place to stay: Pure harmony!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jun 7, 2017
Thank you dear Fabian for your very kind feedback! As a Surfer I wish I could offer you Hawaiian waves too... but sometimes they are almost like that, aren't they! Much Aloha and until soon again, C.
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travelpeoples wrote a review Oct 2016
Reading, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
It's about time we share with other people how wonderful this place is as we stayed for the second time this summer. Beautiful gardens, it's the perfect place for relaxation and this is truly a unique hidden oasis away from the crowds. Attention to detail for a carefree stay and our wonderful hosts made our experience complete. We have fallen in love with this place and intend to return!
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Responded Nov 8, 2016
Dear Travelpeoples, Thank you very much for your feedback. To us it is always important to be able to see if we could reach your expectations and we are very happy that you found your stay relaxing, carefree and fell in love with Meerlust and our beautiful coast. We will continue to keep this high standard up and are looking forward to seeing you soon again in our "hidden Oasis"! With sunny regards from the Coast of the Light (Costa de la Luz), C.
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blueccnut wrote a review Sep 2016
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Outstanding guest house in beautiful surroundings. Colette and Johannes are very attentive and interesting hosts who made our stay all the more enjoyable. The room we stayed in is very spacious and very well designed, we loved the very high specs of the amenities and effort to run a sustainable house. The garden makes Meerlust a wonderful retreat away from the busy beach spots of the coast. We definitely hope to go back to this oasis of tranquility.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 24, 2016
Dear Guests, thank you for your feedback, it was a pleasure meeting you here too and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from the Costa de la Luz, C.
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hollysage83 wrote a review Sep 2016
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Beautiful setting, peaceful gardens / pool and a delightful host. The breakfasts were a highlight - magnificent selection of homemade treats to set you up for the day. Highly recommend this charming little guesthouse!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 24, 2016
Dear Holly, thank you for your feedback and for recommending us. We hope to see you again soon, best regards from the beautiful Costa de la Luz, C.
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SpainAndaluciaCosta de la LuzBarbateLos Canos de Meca
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meerlust - Las Ballenas
Which popular attractions are close to Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Nearby attractions include Enigma Conil (0.5 miles), La Casa Inquieta (0.5 miles), and Feduchy (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taj Mahal Conil, Restaurante Blume, and Feduchy Conil.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Meerlust - Las Ballenas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Meerlust - Las Ballenas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.