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Hotel Medina Sidonia
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Medina-Sidonia
Northwich, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A well coated hotel”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is a lovely hotel in the wonderful village of Medina Sidonia, the reception is a great courtyard, rooms are well sized and have all the amenities. A nice small bar is also good. The only let down was breakfast a piece of toast and cup of coffee is not that good.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Aylsham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This Hotel is in a stunning historic building so we thought we'd try the restaurant situated in the hotel but we were so disappointed, very slow service, tasteless soup and all the meat main courses we had ordered which were lamb,chicken and the 2 pork dishes were so over cooked that they were really tough. Accompanied by only greasy chips and no vegetables so we asked to add a salad to our order and we were told they hadn't got any salad and this was at 10 pm and the restaurant only opens at 8.30 pm! The appetiser of goats cheese and tomato toasts which had sounded good was made up of large lumps of bread with slices of cheese and tomatoes on the top some of which were cold and others barely warm. We didn't bother with the desserts as we had spent enough on the food we had not enjoyed. The house red wine was ok as was the local beer and the mineral water but you can't go too wrong with those.all in all a very disappointing dining experience, we won't be returning.

Room Tip: We didn't stay in the hotel so cannot comment on the rooms, the reception area is very nice and...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Spain
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65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

What a great Hotel in a small village. They knew how to do it right. Parking closeby. Our room was bright and airy and large. WIFI in room. Lovely restaurant and bar area and easy walking distance to central square. Carnaval was on and the town was just humming - so lovely. Very Spanish in Medina and the people were very friendly. Breakfast was included and it was simple but substantial with good coffee. Huge bathroom with really nice decor and if you wanted you could open the window from the shower and look out over the rooftops.

Room Tip: We looked into many rooms and they were all nice and luxuriously fitted
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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200 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We visited Medina Sidonia by chance on our way from Jerez to Algeciras as we needed somewhere to eat. Having arrived we decided to stay the night to have time to explore this lovely town ( OK it is a City but not in any real sense). We checked out Trip Adviser and decided to look at the hotel. It is charming and the staff were very helpful. The rooms were both clean and comfortable and the price, at 44 Euros, excellent. It was perfect for a one night stay. The inclusive breakfast turned out to be toast but never mind.

One warning is parking. The hotel has free parking but it is not that close. You certainly do not want to lug heavy bags from it. Either drop them off before parking or use the reasonably priced street parking nearby. Getting to the hotel by car is also not easy so make sure you get your GPS right or use a map that has the one way system marked out.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wirral
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2012

We stayed at the hotel thanks to the generosity of our family to celebrate a special birthday. The hotel is in an exceptional setting above two great valleys of rural Spain. Our stay was in March and the weather blessed us. The hotel is exquisite with a hybrid Spanish/ Moorish feel to the decore. Great attention is given to the finish of the rooms and the terrace gardens. The local staff are lovely. Although their English was limited they more than made up for this with warm smiles. The owners are an English duo who have a solid local Spanish clientelle which adds to the feeling of being in a truly Spanish environment- this is not 'put on Spain' for English tourists, rather a haven for locals and travellers alike. The restaurant was beautiful at all times of the day but I have to say, lunch was gorgeous- huge- but gorgeous! And the 'day beds' on the terrace a touch of genius as the short walk to the room seemed a hazy possibility afterwards! The little kitchen in each room was well equipped and would allow travellers to be quite self sufficient if they were to take the 'self catering option. Something to consider though... the sky was full of birds of prey, including vultures!! Quite a sight when one wakes from a siesta!! Great for 'in the clouds' bird watching. My husband had to tear me away from the sound of cascading water features and laden lemon trees... but then, the area has so much to offer! I would definitely visit again.

Room Tip: Prepare to spend time here. It is a place to slow down and enjoy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sotogrande, Spain
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65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

So we stayed at this hotel on a spanish groupon equivalent. And it was ok but we never felt like we were especially wanted. Or maybe its just that the staff weren't that welcoming generally but we've certainly had a lot warmer in other spanish hotels.

Room itself was ok although shower fixing was weird only showering the water onto the wall so meaning you had to hold it. I'm picky but a good shower is one of my prerequisities so that, the basic breakfast (toast and coffee) and the twin room despite a double being asked for, just means this hotel was average for the money paid.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

I stayed here with my husband for one night in Sept, we have been to Medina-Sidonia many times & this time we decided to stay the night. The hotel is truly lovely & the room was quite large with a large bathroom. It is very spanish & spotlessly clean. Reception staff were very polite. The hotel is in a great location close to the main plaza. The food in the little pubs & restuarants along the plaza was very good. Would defintely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Medina Sidonia
Address: Plaza Llanete de Herederos s/n, 11170 Medina-Sidonia, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Medina-Sidonia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Medina-Sidonia
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Medina Sidonia 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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