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Terneuzen
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

breakfast was very nice, diner in garden also beautiful, wine were top quality price low, only quality beds can be better. the checkin was very good, parking was arranged well close to hotel in garage. staff friiendly

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Califa was a gem of a find and a wonderfully eccentric hotel on so many levels. Set in the very heart of this pretty hilltop village, with similarities with Cacares, they have mutual Moorish past. The restaurant was lovely with a number of different areas to eat in and the food was excellent. The Califa is an ideal hotel...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful hotel in the mountains. It is only for people ready to climb many stairs with their bags. Nice terraces with wonderful view for sunset drinks. A handy parking lot at a reasonable price. 10 euros / day.

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Paris, France
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Old hotels are noisy! Soundproofing didn't exist in the tenth century and parts of this hotel dates back more than one thousand years. The hotel consists of several different ancient dwellings some dating from the period of Moorish rule, which lasted from 711 until the town was captured by Saint Ferdinand of Castile in 1248. "Excuse me, Mister, can we...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is physically charming, well maintained, has great views and is well located by a beautiful plaza. It has a good service staff. It is not all that comfortable however. Getting from A to Z inside the hotel is like walking up, down and sideways in a maze. The room we had, a junior suite, was economical but the...

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Was lucky enough to stay at the Califa for the second time this September. It is a unique and charming place and excellent value for money. The location is just perfect in the stunning Plaza de Espana with all of the lovely bars and restaurants of Vejer on your doorstep. The rooms are simple yet stylish, individual and well equipped....

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London
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Within the charming El Califa Hotel in the Plaza de España in Vejer is a bar terrace to enjoy a sundowner with the best cocktail selection anyone could wish for. Gin and tonic lovers will delight that not just Fever Tree tonic is available, but also Fentiman's that was told to me by Mrs Gin herself, Geraldine Coates of gintime.com,...

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paris
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We really enjoyed the Califa hotel for the decoration and kindness of their staff. We felt very welcome and this hotel is extremely comfortable, in the heart of the pueblo. The restaurant is very good and well priced. Breakfast is generous. The staff gave great advice on places to go to, visits, beach, restaurants. I could not recommend this place...

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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the third time and have loved it every time. The rooms are quite basic but stylish, every member of staff is extremely friendly and the location is brilliant. However, it is the restaurant that is the real jewel, breakfasts are great and dinners are fantastic - chicken pastela is my all time favourite, but everything is delicious....

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

What an absolute gem of a hotel! The hotel is a maze of stairways and alcoves which is lovely to explore. The hotel manages the intimacy of a boutique hotel but enough space to feel you can't move around. The roof terrace has spectacular views and we thought the restaurant was fantastic. We booked the Africa suite which was just...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Casa del Califa is Vejer's No.1 hotel, which since its founding in 2001 has become a favourite place to stay in Andalucia for travellers and Spaniards alike. The Califa's origins date back to the 10th century, with the building sitting in the heart of Vejer in the palm filled Plaza de España. The historic hotel offers views across the marshes, forests, and hills of the Atlantic coast. The Califa offers a wide range of rooms, from simple doubles to luxurious suites, catering to guests of all tastes. The rooms are spread out among interwoven buildings linked by staircases and courtyards, with a characteristic Andalucian patio garden at its heart. The Califa is the ideal place from which to explore the Atlantic Costa de la Luz (the Coast of Light) & the 'Sierras' of Cádiz. The cultural and outdoor attractions are endless: walking, bike riding, trekking, birdwatching, painting, visiting Cape Trafalgar, seafaring Cádiz, long empty beaches, quiet palm-filled plazas, the sherry bodegas of Jerez, kitesurfing, horseback riding through pine forests, a day trip to Tangiers, sunset drinks on the hotel terrace, magical white towns...all this and more is a daily experience at La Casa del Califa. In our small and intimate hotel, you will find just the right balance of comfort and decor combined with wonderful views, tranquility, and of course excellent service. Convenient private covered parking is located just 80m. from the hotel. ... more   less 

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Address: Plaza Espana 16, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Vejer de la Frontera
Price Range: $95 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Casa del Califa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“worth to stay at least 2 days”
 of 5 bubbles FrankTerneuzen, 2 days ago | Read review
“Suites on lower floors are better but require narrow stair wells to access them. Suggest carry on luggage only and no large heavy cases.”
 of 5 bubbles bucolicboy, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“One without bullfighters or flamenco dancers”
 of 5 bubbles leslieP667, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are different but all have a nice decoration”
 of 5 bubbles jcl510, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one overlooking the Plaza if you like nightlife or at the rear if you want views across the plains.”
 of 5 bubbles Muttley2013, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
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